Annecy Half-Day Trip from Geneva

Annecy Half-Day Trip from Geneva

From $76.03 per person

Explore Annecy, the Venice of the Alps, which features an old town area with colorful pedestrian streets and lively markets. In addition to the picturesque center, admire stunning mountain landscapes on this half-day guided excursion from Geneva.

About this activity

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Duration 4.5 hours
Starting time 9:00 AM
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English, French

Experience

Highlights
  • Discover Annecy, one of the most picturesque towns in France
  • See the major sights on a guided orientation walk
  • Explore the old town and its markets on your own
Full description
Annecy, located just 45-minutes from Geneva, is a town that has been awarded France’s prestigious Art and History designation. When you arrive in Annecy you’ll have a guided orientation walk and then plenty of free time to explore Annecy on your own. Please note that if you select the afternoon tour, then this will be self-guided.  As you walk through the streets of this charming town on the River Thiou you’ll come across numerous food and flea markets and historic monuments and landmarks. Browse the shops and stop to try a traditional dish at one of the many restaurants or cafés.
Includes
  • Bus ride
  • Walking tour in Annecy
  • Guide (ONLY for morning tours - if you select the afternoon tour, this will be self-guided)
  • Food and beverages
  • Personal expenses

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Meeting point

Geneva Bus Station (Place Dorcière)

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Important information

What to bring

  • Passport

Not allowed

  • Pets
  • Smoking in the vehicle

Know before you go

  • Note that the guide will be with you during the orientation walk in Annecy, but not during your free time.
  • Guided tour with a professional guide
  • Please make sure to have your passport with you during the tour
  • Note that that the guided tour only takes place in the morning; the afternoon tours are self-guided
  •  On the morning tour, you will have 1 and a half hours of free time; the afternoon tour with the audio guide will allow guests 2 hours of free time
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.5 / 5

based on 162 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    4.1/5
  • Transportation
    4.4/5
  • Value for money
    4.1/5
  • Safety
    4.7/5
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It’s only a half day visit and that was just enough time to walk the historic old town, visit inside the castle (history of transportation and tourism on the lake, free classical concert by a very good trio of violin, cello, and piano, and view of Annecy city below). Tour guide gave a good overview of on the area on the 45 min drive to town with brief walk about to the castle entrance. There was also a flea market throughout the town on this Saturday. Annecy is called the little Venice of the Alps because of the lake and canals. Another very nice European ABC triplet sampling of “Another Bloody (Canal, Church, Castle)”. Well worth a couple hours of your time with Key Tours.

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September 2, 2019

Great experience as a single traveler. Bus ride to Annecy from Geneva was about 45 minutes, tour guide was informative. We had about 2.5 hours of free time in Annecy. Some of the other reviews commented on not all the restaurants being open and while this is somewhat true, there were definitely many places to get food if you wanted. Overall I found this tour to be a great value for the price and would recommend it!

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July 10, 2019

Charming lakeside town.

We enjoyed our visit to Annecy but it was very crowded with tourists. Weekends are a bit tough to see the town as it was. A half day tour isn’t really enough time to enjoy the area. A full day would be better in order to allow time to visit the museums, maybe take a lake cruise and enjoy a meal.

June 3, 2019

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