WE are a group of 6 friends (between 46 & 55) travelling to France for the World Rugby Cup in September. We will be visiting the Cinque Terra and then plan to travel by train into Switzerland and then onto Lyon. We are on a fairly tight schedule and have 2 options in mind:
1. Travel from Cinque Terra by train and head for Lucerne. Stay in Lucerne for 2 nights and then catch the boat from Lucerne to Fluelen and then connect with a train to Andermatt - catch the Glacier Express to Brig - spend two nights in Brig (do a day trip to Zermatt ) - then catch a train to Lausanne (stay one night) and then to Lyon.
2. Travel from Cinque Terra by train to Andermatt. Catch the Glacier Expresss to Brig - spend two nights in Brig (do a day trip to Zermatt) - then catch a train to Lausanne (spending three nights) and then on to Lyon.
We are prepared to do fit as much in as possible but would we see as much scenic attractions and get the "real" feel of Switzerland if we did option 2 (ie miss going to Lucerne) or is Lucerne a "MUST DO"