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Annecy Half-Day Tour from Geneva

Highlights
  • Day or half-day tour to the Alpine town of Annecy from Geneva
  • Ride a coach across the Switzerland–France border
  • Explore Annecy Old Town’s colorful pedestrian lanes on a narrated walking tour
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Annecy Half-Day Tour from Geneva
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Morning Tour
Half-Day tour of Annecy departing at 9am. Return to Geneva at 2pm. June to September Daily. October to May on weekends
From USD 60.34
Overview
Feast your eyes on the medieval monuments and colorful, half-timbered houses of Annecy on a half-day tour from Geneva. Admire the stunning Swiss countryside as you travel by air-conditioned coach to the French town considered by many to be the ‘Venice of the Alps’. Take a guided tour of the quaint cobbled streets of Annecy and delve into the town’s rich history as you visit interesting landmarks like Palais de l’Isle and Château Annecy. Take a stroll on the shores of Lake Annecy and then spend the remaing tour time exploring the Alpine gem at your own leisure.
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 (own expense and on morning tour only). 

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. 

After thoroughly exploring Annecy, reconvene with your guide and group and relax during the journey back to Geneva.
Reviews (69)
1 - 5 of 7 reviews
Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Very Lovely Village

Lovely and amazing old villages/town of France. Very Tourist-friendly, clean, and so relaxing. The lake with the mountains around is very amazing. Drinking fountains all around the area, the restaurants are quite expensive but really worth a try. Very highly recommended.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank cashwash
Reviewed 27 October 2018
Well priced half day 9am morning trip to France

We reserved our seats online two days prior. The meeting point is at the Geneva Bus Station - walk downhill towards the lake from the train station-easy 3-5 minute walk . If you arrive at the train station with time to spare - I would...More

Date of experience: October 2018
3  Thank SRIndy1996
Keytours_Geneva, Responsable relations publiques at KeyTours S.A., responded to this reviewResponded 13 January 2019

Good morning, we would like to thank you very much for your comment. We are glad you like Annecy which is a pretty french town. The market does have nice food to offer ;) We hope you had a safe travel back and we wish...More

Reviewed 30 September 2018 via mobile
Lovely trip to old French town

With little much to do in Geneva on a Saturday with the UN closed, this is a very good excursion not to be missed. However our tour guide, Gabriel, could be more effective if he had scripted his speech, it was obvious his off the...More

4  Thank Timothy S
Keytours_Geneva, Responsable relations publiques at KeyTours S.A., responded to this reviewResponded 13 January 2019

Good morning, We would like to thank you very much for your comment. We are glad you enjoy the town and we are sorry you were a little disapointed with the guide. We hope you enjoyed your holiday anyway and we wish you a nsafe...More

Reviewed 3 July 2018 via mobile
Good half day option from Geneva

This was a good way to spend a half a day when in Geneva. Our tour departed at 9am and returned by 1:45pm, which gave us about 3 hours in Annecy. This was the right amount of time to see the sights and sit down...More

Thank Sean E
Keytours_SA, Responsable relations publiques at KeyTours S.A., responded to this reviewResponded 5 July 2018

Good morning, We thank you very much for your comment. We are very glad that you liked your day trip to Annecy. It is a lovely french place. The duration seems enough for tourists. We hope that you had a nice holiday in Switzerland and...More

Reviewed 1 July 2018 via mobile
A good short trip

The start and end point is at the Geneva Bus Station which is only 3mins walk from the train station. There is a Key tour office near the bus station. With plenty of fellow tour companions milling, it's hard to miss. The bus ride is...More

Thank zacc353
Keytours_SA, Responsable relations publiques at KeyTours S.A., responded to this reviewResponded 5 July 2018

Good morning, We would like to thank you very much for your comment. We are very happy that you liked the tour to Annecy. We have tried longer trip before but Annecy is still quite small and half day seems to be the right duration....More

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