Discover Annecy, an unmissable trip for any Alpine holiday. You will explore one of the most beautiful cities in France also known as the “the Venice of the Alps”.
We will meet up in the center of Geneva before leaving on the bus in the direction of Annecy, a medieval city located in the French Alps.
After a journey of less than an hour, we arrive at our destination. Then we are ready to begin our guided walking tour along the city’s alleys and canals which earned it the nickname “the Venice of the Alps”.
During this charming walk, you will learn about the history of Annecy and how the region played an important role in the counter-reformation. The city was chosen by the Catholic Church as a base of operations to try to prevent the ideas of John Calvin spreading from Geneva where they had become popular.
During the 45-minute guided tour, we will see the city’s main monuments, such as Annecy castle and the Palais de l'Isle (Palace of the Island). This fortified house, situated between two canals, has been used since the middle ages as a court, a prison, and an aristocrat’s house, but is now home to a museum.
You will have two hours of free time to explore Annecy at your own leisure and enjoy the enchanted bridges and narrow streets. As you stroll under the flower-filled balconies and past the artisan boutiques or relax with a coffee on the pretty canal side, you will feel the special magic of this fairy-tale city.
We finish the tour returning to the central bus station in Geneva.
During the trip, we will cross the border into France. Please bring your passport or a valid national identification document (photocopies are not accepted). If you are a non-EU citizen, you will need to necessary visa to visit France.
|Adults||Children from 4 to 12 years||Children under 4 years|
Children from 4 to 12 yearsUS$ 29.40
Children under 4 yearsUS$ 15.30
4 hours 30 minutes.
The tour is exclusively in English.
English speaking professional guide.
Transport in air conditioned vehicle.
When to book?
Book as soon as possible to guarantee availability, especially during public holidays and festivities.
If there are still places available, you can book until the previous day (local time in Geneva).
Once your booking has been confirmed, you will receive an email containing your booking voucher. Please print it out or download on your smartphone/tablet to show on the day of the activity.
Frequently asked questions
Q - How to book?
A - To reserve the activity, choose the date and complete the form on this page. You will receive your confirmation immediately.
No (not suitable for people with reduced mobility).
Gare Routiere bus station, Geneva