So finally I have visa and transport arrangements in place but still some doubts are left regarding how to make the most of time available to us. Details are as below :-
Following are fixed
1- Arrival at Geneva CFF on 04/10/2017 – 1215 Hrs (from Paris Gare de lyon)
2- Staying in Nottwil, Lucerne on 04,05 & 06 night
3- Leaving from Lausanne on 07/10/2017 – 1823 hrs (for Paris)
Plan for sightseeing is as following (needs suggestions and fine tuning):-
Take a 4 day continuous swiss travel pass for all the travels
1- 04/10/2017 - Arrive at Lucerne from Geneva Via IC, put luggage in Lucerne station locker (or in Notwill AirBNB if check-in before 1700 Hrs is allowed ) and visit Mt. Pilatus. Return in evening to Nottwil.
2- 05/10/2017 – Leave as early as possible for Mt. Titlis and return by 1400 or 1500 Hrs. Then move to Zurich and if possible visit Rhine falls (Not the full tour upto what is covered by swiss pass). Evening in city walking and returning as late as possible to Nottwil.
3- 06/10/2017 – Leave as early as possible for Klien Matterhorn. Return by 1600Hrs to Lucerne and walking tour of Lucerne and if possible lake lucerne. Then return to Nottwil.
4- 07/10/2017 – Leave by 1000 Hrs to Lusanne. Deposit luggage in Baggage boxes and leave for Geneva through lake Geneva (whatever stretch possible). Visit Geneva then return for onward journey for Paris.
Alternatively if possible visiting Zurich on 04/10/2017 and visiting Titlis and Pilatus on same day If possible.
My doubts/ queries :-
1- Leaving all the scenic trains (GP line or Bernia express) am I missing significant part of Switzerland on my trip?
2- If alternate plan is possible can I take GP line to go from Montreux to Lucerne as it takes more time and I would be having luggage and there would be two interchanges. Or should I take the first stretch of GP line from Montreux to Zweisimmen. And IC to Lucerne or Zurich from thereon to save time
3- How late (night) can I reach Nottwil from Lucerne safely? What is the best way to reach Nottwil from Lucerne
4- How early can I reach Titlis and Matterhorn from Lucerne?
5- Is there some opening time and slots for Titlis and Matterhorn (Glacier paradise)?
6- Whether buying ticket online in advance for Titlis and Matterhorn is recommended or buying through counter.
7- If buying ticket online would that be cheaper and would that fix the date of visit? I wish to have flexibility to interchange 04/10 and 05/10 plans if required.
8- Suggestions about last day are requested as I have no idea what is the best thing to visit in Geneva or areas near Lausanne.
9- I intend to buy Swiss travel pass online and take print, would it be better to buy from Geneva CFF (as that gives map along with pass but would require time in the process) which is better.
10- Any other suggestion for modification of plan or anything that i should cover as per given travel plan.
Thanks & sorry for lengthy post.