Hi i am planning a 3 week trip to Europe. Because there is so much to see, I want to use the sleeper trains as much as possible to save time! (money is less of a concern) Also, I have rheumatoid arthritis, and too long in the train sitting is difficult for me. (lying down is OK though) I am planning to see Paris, Munich, Rudesheime for the rhine (Germany), Lucerne and Engelberg (switzerland), Milan/Verona/Venice/Florence.
I can't figure out the order to get to these places! Paris/Munich and italy are connected by night trains but Rudesheime and Switzerland aren't... Switzerland only has night trains to Amsterdam or other places. I want to maximize night trains and minimize day trains! I need to start in Paris. I would prefer to end in Venice, or wherever with cheapest flights back to Canada but it is not a must. Any ideas?
(it is not a must that i stay in rudesheime. any convenient place along the rhine is fine.) Also, would it be better to stay at a place like Rudesheime and do a round tour on a boat at the rhine or would it be better to go one way and stay at Koblenz or Bonn?
Thanks in advance!!!!