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Annecy 2-Hour Segway Tour

1. Annecy 2-Hour Segway Tour

Meet your guide at Mobilboard. Start with an introduction to riding the Segway, and a presentation of the safety rules. Begin the experience by strolling along the clear waters of Annecy Lake.Feel intrigued by the various gardens bordering the lake. Hear the story of Annecy, take pictures on your Segway, and ask questions about the city. Continue your trip by admiring the magnificent Imperial Palace, which has welcomed personalities such as Edith Piaf, Charlie Chaplin or Churchill. Carry on your getaway in the medieval Old Town and discover its canals, tiny streets and churches. Finish the experience by getting of the beaten track along the Thiou river. 

Lyon: Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Ticket & Fourvière Self-Guided Tour

2. Lyon: Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Ticket & Fourvière Self-Guided Tour

Explore all of Lyon's major landmarks in just one day with two fascinating activities. Ride aboard a hop-on hop-off bus with 12 stops all around the old historic district. Make the most of your stop at Fourvière Sacred Hill with a smartphone app tour of the area and its ruins. Board the green line city bus for a customizable experience. Marvel at the sights of Old Lyon with stops at Place Bellecour, Terreaux, the murs peints, Palais de Justice, Vieux-Lyon, Perrache, Musée des Confluences, Berges du Rhône, Théâtres Gallo-Romains, Fourvière, and Parc des Hauteurs. Listen along to the onboard audio guide for unique insights into the buildings you pass and hop off wherever you wish to. Don't forget to get off the bus at Fourvière for a magical stroll through history with your included self-paced tour. Download the app and begin your journey on the Esplanade de Fourvières. Gaze at the Basilica of Notre-Dame de Fourvière, majestically placed on top of the hill. Visit the Gallo-Roman Museum for a look at ancient objects from Lyon's Roman times and walk around the open-air theater. Take in all the staples of the Sacred Hill, such as the ruins, viaduct, park, and even a 19th-century cloister. End your audio tour at Place des Minimes, a historic square where Christian martyrs were beheaded during Roman times.

Lyon: City Tram Ticket and Old Town Self-Guided Walking Tour

3. Lyon: City Tram Ticket and Old Town Self-Guided Walking Tour

Explore the unmissable attractions of Lyon with a two-in-one experience that'll bring you to every corner of the city's most popular districts. Hop on a cute tram for an overview of the hilly Croix-Rousse neighborhood and take a self-paced excursion to the Old Town with a fascinating audio guide. Get aboard the city tram of Lyon to learn the history behind the Croix-Rousse area, formerly known for its silk-weaving industry, with the aid of an onboard audio guide. Come across the National Opera, the Gallo-Roman Amphitheater, and some vibrant street art. Stroll along the cobblestone streets and Renaissance homes of Old Lyon as you follow the GPS-based instructions from the downloadable phone app. Set your own pace to explore each little detail of this UNESCO World Heritage Site. Begin your walk at the Saint-Jean Cathedral and discover the secret passages that link the area's quaint courtyards. Learn hidden secrets about the district and wander without the fear of getting lost. The integrated localization feature in the app will make sure you always find your way around.

Aosta: Private Walking Tour with Food and Wine Tastings

4. Aosta: Private Walking Tour with Food and Wine Tastings

Aosta is an ancient city with a complex and charming history; Take the chance to discover it with a qualified guide who will show you the artistic excellence and landmarks, pointing out the most secret corners of the city, as well as the amazing Mont Blanc.   The walk begins from Porta Pretoria, the main gate of the Roman center, before heading towards the stupefying facade of the Roman Theater. See the amazing cryptoporticus, an underground gallery framing the two original twin temples of the holy terrace. Next, pass by the classic landmarks the Sant'Orso collegiate church and the Aosta Cathedral with its two characteristic clock towers.   The tour will end with a tasting of typical products including a selection of cured meat, two kinds of Fontina cheese, Toma from Gressoney, and two glasses of local wine.

Rouen: Castles and Abbeys Private Full-Day Tour

5. Rouen: Castles and Abbeys Private Full-Day Tour

Embark on a day tour of Rouen and its surrounding sites to discover the medieval past of Normandy, the so-called land of North Men, home of William the Conqueror and Richard the Lion Heart. Historic abbeys and medieval castles will open their doors to you on this trip. After pickup, you'll head first to Rouen's historical center. During the ride, there will be digital resources provided so you can get some content about the places visited throughout the day. For the first stop, enjoy an extensive visit to Notre Dame Cathedral, then stop at Rue du Gros Horloge to see the Gros Horloge, the first clock of France, built in 1389. Having ancestors who fought in the crusades, the history of Richard the Lion Heart and his Chateau Gaillard is the next focus of the tour. See his story come to life during a visit to the Chateau Gaillard overlooking the River Seine. After having lunch below Chateau Gaillard (costs not included), continue the trip to Jumièges Abbey, the first Abbey of Normandy, destroyed by the Vikings in 845 A.D. In Jumièges Abbey, see the marks of destructions led by the Vikings. Normandy wouldn’t be Normandy without the Vikings and their heir, William the Conqueror. You’ll get to explore two significant abbeys that William built and see where he married Mathilda of Flanders, the woman he loved so much. Next on the itinerary is the Abbey of Saint-Georges, Boscherville, the most preserved abbey in Normandy. Before heading back to Rouen to conclude the tour, admire the walls of the church of the abbey that still have the original paintings and sculptures from the 11th century.

Lyon: Private Walking Tour with Licensed Guide

6. Lyon: Private Walking Tour with Licensed Guide

Explore the heart of the city of Lyon with a private walking tour through its most renowned neighborhood, Old Lyon. Find out fascinating facts about the city from a local professional guide. During your tour, discover a maze of surprising courtyards and passageways with Gothic staircases and Italian galleries. Walk along cobblestone alleys, and admire the district's Renaissance facades. Learn about the significance of Lyon Cathedral and get taken to the city's most interesting landmarks. When you finish, you'll have received an introduction to the city that's great for first-time visitors.

Geneva & Annecy Private City Tour and Optional Cruise

7. Geneva & Annecy Private City Tour and Optional Cruise

On this private tour, you will ride in a comfortable vehicle through the French countryside and enjoy a guided walking tour through Annecy. Nicknamed the "Venice of the Alps", Annecy offers harmonious and romantic landscapes. Surrounded by mountains, the city offers amazing views of the purest lake of Europe. 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 12th-century monument that is a symbol of the town, and the dominating castle of Annecy. Stroll in the lovely little streets with endless flower-filled balconies, houses, antique markets and handcraft shops. Annecy has one of the highest quality markets on Sundays offering unique producers and sellers of clothes, chocolate, cheese, products and much more. In the afternoon return to the starting point. Visit Geneva, go for a ride on a mini-train, and walk around the cobbled streets of the Old Town. Take a step back in time through Saint Peter’s cathedral, Place Bourg-de-four, the original market place, the arsenal and the town hall. Lose yourself in the grandeur and beauty of this once influential town. Discover for yourself, Geneva’s most famous attractions, including the iconic Flower Clock, symbol of the city's watchmakers and love for nature, and the impressive fountain, Jet d’Eau. Please note that the mini train is not operating in January, February, in heavy rain and during special demonstrations. In this case, the old town will be a walking tour. If option selected, enjoy a 1 hour cruise on Geneva Lake. Admire the wealth of the most beautiful lake in Europe from an inclusive perspective.

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A really fun couple of hours. A very friendly guide with good English who provided a potted history of Annecy and the area we rode through. Would definitely go again.

Efficient and fast initiation, reliable equipment, very nice circuit, just see the possibility of giving a little more explanation. A great time, thank you again.

Great ride in Annecy, very easy to handle the Segway. The information was interesting even if there was not much (which is a bit of a shame.)

All perfect. In a few hours we saw a lot. Margarita the guide of 10. Native Spanish.

Very good experience, very friendly and professional guides.