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Annecy Half-Day Tour from Geneva

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    What to Expect
    Depart from a centrally located Geneva pickup point in an air-conditioned coach and embark on a scenic journey across the Switzerland-France border. Gaze at the snow-capped spires of the Alps as your guide sets the historical scene of Annecy, a medieval town shrouded in legend. 

    As you approach, marvel at the emerald waterways that weave their way around the town hailed as the "Venice of the Alps;" appreciate the picturesque tableau of colorful houses decorated with flower-filled balconies and enjoy some leisurely free time to eat lunch in the town. 

    Revitalized, set out on a short orientation tour of the town, exploring the Old Town and its charming collection of monuments. Capture photographs beside the renowned Palais de l’Isle, a 12th-century island fortress, and absorb sweeping city vistas from its vertiginous vantage point.  

    Venture to Château d’Annecy, a grand castle whose hilltop perch affords more impressive panoramas, and peruse the interesting exhibits housed in its museum. See models of Alpine chalets and informative panels on the history of Lake Annecy, and then explore the town independently for the remainder of your tour perhaps strolling down Le Thiou.

    After thoroughly exploring Annecy, reconvene with your guide and group and relax during the journey back to Geneva.
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    Important Information
    Departure Point
    Geneva Bus Station, 1201 Geneva, Switzerland
    Departure Time
    9:00 AM
    Duration
    5h
    Return Details
    Returns to original departure point
    Inclusions
    • Air-conditioned vehicle
    Exclusions
    • Gratuities
    • Food and drinks
    • Entrance fees (Chateau d'Annecy: 12 euros)
    • Optional activities such as bike rental
    • Hotel pickup and drop-off
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    Additional Info
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • A current valid passport is required on the day of travel
    • Wheelchair accessible
    • Confirmation for this product will be received at time of booking
    • Tour is operated in English and French unless otherwise specified
    • A current valid passport is required on the day of travel
    • Important: in July and August for the 2:15pm option, there is not guide but audio guide
    • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
    • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 50 travelers
    Cancellation Policy
    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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    +2
    I’m from The Bahamas. I thoroughly enjoyed my 1/2 day trip to Annecy. Our tour guide, Gabriel was very entertaining. He knew the history of Annecy and was able to answer questions. He’s fluent in English, Spanish and of course French and was able to converse with the group.
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    Response from Keytours_Geneva, Front Office Manager at Annecy Half-Day Tour from Geneva
    Responded 2 weeks ago
    Hello, thank you for your happy feedback ! Gabriel will be delighted to read your comment. He is very happy to introduce visitors from all over the world to the excursions. We hope to see you again and have a safe trip home! Best regards.
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    Took a half day tour to Annecy with Key Tours from Geneva on Sunday. It didn't take long to get there, about 40 minutes I think and the drive is scenic. Annecy is set on a beautiful lake surrounded by the Alps, a canal runs through the old town which is well preserved with
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    Response from Keytours_Geneva, Manager at Annecy Half-Day Tour from Geneva
    Responded 4 weeks ago
    Good morning and thank you for your review. It is a pleasure to hear that you enjoyed the visit to Annecy on Sunday with the market. Sunday is a perfect day to enjoy a day around the Alps. Gabriel tries to do his job by giving information about the tour. He is passionate about his work and that's why he talks a lot. But as you say you do not have to stay with him once on site which also allows you to be free enough during free time. Do not forget your passport is in France! Lol thanks for the reminder! We hope to see you again!
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    Annecy is a quaint town to visit. However, do not take this tour if your guide is Gabriel. The comments he gave on the bus ride were senseless and hardly informative. You are better of reading about the place and doing it on your own. roundtrip busfare from Geneva is about $20.
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    Response from Keytours_Geneva, Public Relations Manager at Annecy Half-Day Tour from Geneva
    Responded 28 Sep. 2019
    Good morning, We are sorry to read that you were disapointed with our tour. We do offer guided tours or independant with audioguides because we understand the guide has a personality that maybe not everybody likes. However, we also have good reviews on him so I guess it depends on the person, he still went to the guide school so his speech is professional and he knows what he is talking about. Moreover, the guided walking tour is only 45 minutes and then you have 2 hours of free time to enjoy the city so we are very sorry to read your review just because you didn't like the guide. About the public bus, it's actually 20.- CHF one way and the bus is not direct so it takes about 1h40 instead of 45 minutes with us and it doesn not run on weekends. We wish you a nice holiday.
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    +2
    This trip was amazing. I booked it from Geneva on a Sunday morning because a lot of Geneva is closed on sundays. It was a fantastic idea not only because Annecy was beautiful but because they had a farmer's market going on (just keep in mind they use Euros in France not Swiss
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    Response from Keytours_Geneva, Front Office Manager at Annecy Half-Day Tour from Geneva
    Responded 23 Sep. 2019
    Good Afternoon, Thank you for your message. Is with the costumers opinions that we can grow and became better. Hope see you again in Geneva. Have a nice day.
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    +3
    Took this tour to Annecy on a Sunday because everything in Geneva is closed. It was a great little getaway. Leave at 9am, back by 2pm. The city is very picturesque— though one canal does not a Venice make 😜. It’s market day on Sunday so the streets are packed. Bought some
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    Response from Keytours_Geneva, Guest Relations Manager at Annecy Half-Day Tour from Geneva
    Responded 9 Sep. 2019
    Good morning! Thank you very much for your review. We will pass your message to Gabriel, we ar glad you enjoy your morning in Annecy, seeing cafes, market and canals! It's one of the highlights around Geneva, We wish you a very nice holiday! Best regards
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