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Annecy Half-Day Tour from Geneva

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Geneva, Switzerland
Annecy Half-Day Tour from Geneva

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Safety measures
icon5 hours  (Approx.)
Mobile ticket
iconOffered in: English and 1 more
Good for avoiding crowds

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 remaining tour time exploring the Alpine gem at your own leisure.
  • Explore Annecy Old Town’s colorful pedestrian lanes on a narrated walking tour
  • Snap photos of Palais de l'Isle, the town’s most iconic landmark
  • Browse exhibits in Château d’Annecy and stroll along the beautiful boat-filled lake
  • Peruse the markets of Le Thiou

Additional Details

Half-Day tour of Annecy departing at 9am. Return to Geneva at 2pm. June to September Daily. October to May on weekends
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Air-conditioned vehicle
Bus ride
Walking tour in the old town
Guide for more than 10 people or driver guide for small groups
Free time for shopping
Food and drinks
Entrance fees (Chateau d'Annecy: 12 euros)
Optional activities such as bike rental

Departure Point

1201 Geneva, Switzerland

Place Dorcière 1201 Geneva

Departure Time

9:00 AM

Return Details

Returns to original departure point
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.
Itinerary
Stop At:  
KeyTours S.A.
Meet your guide in our office
Duration: 10 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Lake Annecy
Nicknamed the "Venice of the Alps", Annecy offers a harmonious and romantic atmosphere. Surrounded by mountains, the city offers amazing views of the purest lake of Europe.
Duration: 1 hour 
Admission Ticket Free
Pass By:  
Palais de l'Ile
Enjoy the landscape of French countryside during your drive in a comfortable bus. Discover the picturesque and enchanting framework of the city on a walking guided tour for an hour. Take this opportunity to snap some pictures of the iconic Palais de l’Isle, a 12thcentury castle that's a symbol of the town, and the dominating castle of Annecy, once the residence of the Bishop of Geneva.
Stop At:  
Chateau d'Annecy
Later, enjoy 2 hours of free time, walk along the lake a long side local jogging, walking, or roller-blading in the fresh mountain air. Stroll in the lovely little streets with its endless flower-filled balconies, houses, antique markets and handcraft shops. There is one more reason why this town is known around the world. The shopping is simply marvelous.
Duration: 20 hours 
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Le Thiou
Annecy has one of the highest quality markets on Sundays offering various goods: Clothes, Chocolate, cheese, local products and much more. Rich in cultural activities, including museums, castles and exhibitions, Annecy is labeled "Art and History" town, which is so dear to the hearts of the inhabitants.
Duration: 1 hour 
Admission Ticket Free
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not 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
  • Stroller accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Infant seats available
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 50 travelers
  • OPERATED BY Keytours (Switzerland)
You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.
  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.

Learn more about cancellations.

The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
Q:
What is the policy on face masks and attendee health during Annecy Half-Day Tour from Geneva?
A:The policy on face masks and attendee health is:

  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
See all safety measures taken by Annecy Half-Day Tour from Geneva.
Q:
What is the policy on sanitization during Annecy Half-Day Tour from Geneva?
A:The policies on sanitization are:

  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
See all safety measures taken by Annecy Half-Day Tour from Geneva.
Q:
What is the social distancing policy during Annecy Half-Day Tour from Geneva?
A:The policy on social distancing is:

  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
See all safety measures taken by Annecy Half-Day Tour from Geneva.
Q:
What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Annecy Half-Day Tour from Geneva?
A:The policies on staff health & safety are:

  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
See all safety measures taken by Annecy Half-Day Tour from Geneva.

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Traveler Tips


  • "The short half day trip from Geneva is worth the money as you can imagine how was life in medieval ages." See review
  • "The city is very nice and worth a visit, specially in a good sunny day." See review

Reviews

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112 Reviews

Reviews by Viator travelers

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star-5
Beautiful & historic Annecy
Matthew_M
, Oct 2021
Annecy is a very beautiful place. It's quite a compact & historical little town which makes it very easy to get round and the weather was great which made it even better. Would have been good to have had a few more hours there, but a good trip nonetheless if you're pressed for time. Gabriel was a very polite and professional tour guide who answered all of our questions
star-5
Beautiful little village
Venita_S
, Sep 2021
Beautiful little village z we had a great time in Annecy.. the weather was great and village is beautiful..
icon Response from Host , Oct 2021
Hello, We are delighted to read that you enjoyed your tour in Annecy. We hope to have the pleasure to see you again soon. Regards, The Keytours Team
star-3
Annecy is really beautiful
Deaglan_O
, Sep 2021
Very short trip. Might be better off going independently. Commentary on bus is simply overwhelming and a huge turn-off despite being lovely guide. Annecy is simply gorgeous, I think much nicer than Geneva and , therefore, recommend going yourself and skipping this tour. .. essentially it's just transport with loud commentary and only 2h30 to spend in Annecy. Such shame it didn't stop in lovely places along the way.
star-5
Would do it again.
Happytraveler
, Sep 2021
Charming village. The guide was informative and pleasant. Of course a little more time would have been nice. Very enjoyable day.
icon Response from Host , Sep 2021
Hello! Thank you for booking with us and leaving such a nice comment. Wouldn't we all stay there for hours and hours on end if we could? We're glad you had such an enjoyable day and hope to see again soon. Regards, The Keytours Team
star-5
Great day In Beautiful and Charming Annecy!
Dana_w
, Jul 2021
Excellent half day trip to Annecy. What a charming little village just an hours drive from Geneva. Lots of great little shios on the Wyaer with some wonderful French goodies. Driver, Neil was great, friendly and informative, loved him
icon Response from Host , Jul 2021
Hello! The whole Keytours team thanks you for this very good feedback that you have taken care to share. We are delighted to read that you enjoyed your half day trip to Annecy. We take pride in providing our customers with the best possible service. We hope to have the pleasure to see you again soon. Regards, The Keytours Team
star-5
Beautiful Annecy
NormaAdriana_D
, Jun 2021
Gabriel was an excellent guide! His knowledge of the area is impressive. We enjoyed our tour of Annecy. We only wish we had spent more time in the area. This day trip is well worth your time while in Geneva.
icon Response from Host , Jun 2021
Good morning, Thank you very much for your review! We are glad you enjoy the tour, we will pass the message to Gabriel. ENjoy the rest of your holiday!
star-5
Excellent Customer Service
Helen_O
, Jul 2020
Amazing service excellent driver and trip was good I would recommend this company for tours they are efficient and reliable.
icon Response from Host , Jul 2020
Good morning, We would like to thank you very much for your review. We are glad you enjoyed the trip and your day, especially in this post covid circumstances. We wish you a nice holiday and maybe see you another time.
star-5
Annecy - A must see!
Jennifer
, Mar 2020
Maria did a great job with sharing information about Geneva- switzerland and annecy. Was very helpful answering any questions. Would recommend it !
icon Response from Host , Mar 2020
Good Afternoon, Thank you for your comment. We are so glad to read this review. The opinion of our clients is very important to us, and that what's make us became better every day. We hope see you again same day. Have a nice day
star-4
Like being Belle in Beauty and the Beast
JayG
, Feb 2020
The trip was perfectly timed, the guide was fun and engaging and the town was as lovely as portrayed. An added bonus was a spectacular day and a local market!
star-4
Good—-
Flyer35944200825
, Nov 2019
The trio was good even though it is little expensive.Our guide Mr.Gabriel was very good; He was explaining each and every details through our the trip.

Product code: 2510KT371

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