From Geneva: Yvoire Castle & Lake Geneva Cruise

3.7 / 5

7 reviews

From Geneva: Yvoire Castle & Lake Geneva Cruise

From $96.50 per person

Yvoire is a medieval city built in the early 14th century. Located on the French shore of Lake Geneva, between Geneva and Evian.

About this activity

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Duration 5 hours
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English
Small group
Limited to 10 participants

Experience

Highlights
  • Explore a village from the middle age
  • Cruise on an old steamer boat
  • Get a view of lake Leman
Full description
Board a comfortable vehicle, drive along Geneva lake to reach the fortified village of Yvoire. It is authentic, with its ramparts and gates that were used to defend the town. Built in 1036, Yvoire’s castle is the target of all photography-lovers of Yvoire. When under construction in the 14th century, the military dungeon was used to watch the navigation and control the road that linked Geneva to the high valley of the Rhône and to Italy. Today, the majestic shape of the castle is still standing as a sentinel on Lake Geneva. Spend some free time and enjoy the atmosphere of this unique place. Enjoy the restaurants with its typical fish dish called “filet de perche” in front of the magnificent Lake. Classified among the most beautiful villages of France, the medieval city of Yvoire, fishermen's authentic village, is situated right by the Leman Lake. It is outstandingly flowery and livened up by artists and craftsmen, is one of the inescapable sites of Chablais. You will be enchanted with the Garden “des Cinq Sens” and its labyrinth of greenery. 700-years-old, the village has miraculously preserved invaluable testimonies of past: castle, ramparts, doors and ditch. It is a member of a prestigious Association of the “Most Beautiful Villages of France”. You will have a map and you can wonder yourself in this beautiful village. To come back to Geneva, board an old steamer boat “Belle Epoque” cruise, an original journey to enjoy the banks of the lake from the water.
Includes
  • Bus ride
  • Cruise
  • Food and drinks
  • Guide
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
Traveler requirements
  • Customers are required to bring and wear masks

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  • Please note that this is a self-guided tour.
  • Please bring your passport.
Customer reviews

Overall rating

3.7 / 5

based on 7 reviews

Review summary

  • Value for money
    3.3/5
  • Service
    3/5
  • Organization
    2.7/5
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Very nice village. Relax. Lots of opportunities to chill, eat and drink.

July 24, 2020

The village is beautiful but does not need more than a few hours to enjoy. Boat ride back to Geneva was refreshing.

July 29, 2019

comfortable

July 23, 2018

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