Annecy is known as the “Venice of the Alps”. On this guided tour you will explore this beautiful French city and then enjoy a fabulous panoramic tour of Geneva. This is a brilliant way to discover the beautiful region.
We will meet up in the center of Geneva before taking the bus to Annecy in the French Alps.
We will start our guided walking tour of the city which was governed by the House of Savoy before it ruled the Kingdom of Italy. Annecy is famous for its canals, which earned it the nickname the ‘Venice of the Alps'.
Strolling through the medieval streets we will discover the long history of what was an important hub for the counter-reformation. When John Calvin started to extend his influence from nearby Geneva, Annecy became a vital bastion from where the Catholic church tried to combat it.
The 45-minute tour takes us to the most symbolic locations in the city, such the Château d'Annecy castle and the Island Palace. This unusual citadel is situated between two canals and served as a prison during the Renaissance and the second World War.
When we have finished the tour, you will have 2 hours of free time to stroll around the historic quarter of this fairy-tale city and have a delicious lunch in one of its many restaurants (food not included).
After the relaxing break, we will return to Switzerland for a panoramic tour around Geneva. From inside the comfortable, air-conditioned bus, you will have perfect views of the city’s main attractions. You will see the headquarters of the United Nations, the pretty flower clock and the Jet d'Eau, the huge water fountain in Lake Geneva which has become a symbol for the city.
To put the finishing touch to the day, we will take a delightful ride on the mini tourist train that runs through the historic quarter of Geneva.
The tourist train does not operate during the months of January and February. The rest of the year may be canceled for reasons beyond the control of the tour’s organizers. In the case that the train is canceled, the tour of the old town will be done on foot.
It is possible that you will be asked to show ID documentation when crossing the border between Switzerland and France. Please bring a valid passport.
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Annecy and Geneva Tour
Children from 4 to 12 yearsUS$ 50.50
Children under 4 yearsUS$ 15.50
The tour is exclusively in English.
Professional English speaking guide.
Transport in airconditioned vehicle.
Guided walking tour of Annecy.
Panoramic bus tour of Geneva.
Tourist train ride through the old town of Geneva.
Entry to the monuments.
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).
Geneva Bus Station (Gare Routière)