See the below "question". It makes more sense if I just add my whole itinerary to the question, then people can pipe in with fun stuff not to miss, etc. I'm going in early December.
Zurich (2 days)
Bern (Maybe Murten) (2 days)
Interlaken (2 or 3 days) /// day trips to... (Lauterbrunnen, Murren, Gimmelwald or Grindelwald) and to the Peaks (Obviously)
Lausanne and/or Montreux (1 or 2 days) /// (Chateau De Chillon)
Chamoinix (2 days)
Lucern/Luzern (2 days)
QUESTION: The scenic trains are not running while I'm there, so I'm trying to take some of the same routes myself. I read in Ricks book that the best part of the Glacier Express is between Brig and Dissentis, but I was planning on Lucern from Chamoinix....SOOO should I stay on the Glacier Express train route and go up to Chur OR switch to the William Tell Express (if that is even possible) and continue to Lucern/Luzern? Also, I am getting the swiss rail pass for this itinerary.
From Lucern to:
Appenzell (2 days)
Stein am Rhein (1 day)
*I know Chamonix is out of the way but I've wanted to go there for a very....long....time - so no talking me out of it.