Welcome to Annecy


Lac d’Annecy, speckled with swans and rowing boats, is said to have the cleanest waters in Europe, and Annecy’s outdoorsy residents revel in all this nature. They row the lake, zip through town on rollerblades and bicycles, and, in winter, drive to nearby ski areas like La Clusaz. After a few lungfuls of mountain air, you might feel compelled to join them.


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$60.16 Tours & Sightseeing

Annecy Village Half-Day Tour from Geneva with Palais de l'Isle

Board an air-conditioned coach in central Geneva and relax on the 1-hour drive across the Switzerland–France border to Annecy. Admire the majestic Alps while learning about the area from your guide.You’ll immediately discover why this enchanting French mountain town is nicknamed the ‘Venice of the Alps.’ The crystal-clear River Thiou, a runoff of Lake Annecy, forms a series of small canals that run through Old Town. These picturesque waterways are framed by colorful houses and flowering balconies, with the Alps rising steeply in the distance.After some free time for lunch (morning tour only), follow your guide on a 30-minute walking tour of Annecy’s highlights. In Old Town, wander medieval pedestrian lanes lined with shops, markets, terraced cafés, restaurants and bars, and pause for photos in front of Palais de l’Isle, a 12th-century island fortress that once housed a prison; it's the perfect vantage point to capture Annecy’s charm. Visit hilltop Château d’Annecy, a castle where the Counts of Geneva once resided. Today it serves as a museum with exhibits showcasing regional artwork, 15th-century furniture, models of Alpine chalets and an observatory on the history of Lake Annecy.Enjoy 1.5 hours of free time after your tour. Explore by foot, rent a bike for a ride around the lake, or perhaps indulge in a typical Savoyard meal — melted cheese, charcuterie and potatoes are the stars of this soul-satisfying mountain cuisine. (Food and activities at your own expense.)Once you're done exploring, reconvene with your group for the drive back to Geneva.

$100.94 Cruises, Sailing & Water Tours

Geneva and Annecy Sightseeing Tour With Optional Lake Cruise

ItineraryThis is a typical itinerary for this productStop At: KeyTours S.A., GenevaMeet your guide and board the coachDuration: 15 minutesStop At: Lac d'Annecy, Annecy, Haute-Savoie, Auvergne-Rhone-AlpesPurest lake of EuropeDuration: 5 minutesStop At: Palais de l'Ile, Annecy, Haute-Savoie, Auvergne-Rhone-AlpesAdmire the old palais de l'isleDuration: 5 minutesStop At: Chateau d'Annecy, Annecy, Haute-Savoie, Auvergne-Rhone-AlpesEnjoy a stop at the castle and admire the view from there to AnnecyDuration: 2 minutesPass By: Maison Tavel, GenevaSee the Maison tavelPass By: Cathedrale de St-Pierre, GenevaAdmire the cathedralPass By: Lake Geneva, GenevaGeneva Lake is one of the beautifullerStop At: Palais des Nations, GenevaPhoto stop at the broken chair in front of the UNDuration: 2 minutesPass By: The Flower Clock, GenevaOur symoblic flower clockStop At: Place Bourg du Four, GenevaVisit the old town with mini train or walking in function of the seasonDuration: 40 minutesPass By: Jet d'Eau, GenevaEnjoy the view on the fontain

$99.28 Walking & Biking Tours

3 -Hour Electric Bicycle Tour of Annecy

Meet your local guide at the SNCF train station.  Immerse yourself in this town of charm with an electric bicycle transport of the future.   Follow your guide and cycle through the gardens.  Head up hill to  visit Annecy Castle and Basilique and enjoy views of Annecy. Pass through the beautiful countryside and forests and visit the conservatory and History Museum. Descend to the Old Town, Prison, Cathedral and visit some of the lovely cobbled streets and alleys near the river.  Complete your pelerinage   with a visit to the town hall, Notre Dame, gardens, river and admire the beautiful lake before return to meeting place.  An interesting visit of a beautiful town steeped in History.

$150.90 Day Trips & Excursions

Summer Chamonix and Annecy Day Trip from Geneva

In the morning, drive directly to Chamonix: a picturesque alpine town dominated by the Alps mountains and glaciers rising majestically upwards to Mont-Blanc, the highest mountain of Europe. A 90-minute drive by bus through the picturesque Arve Valley takes you from Geneva to Chamonix. Enjoy the famous village of Chamonix with its little streets full of charm and admire the Alps.Chamonix Mont Blanc has been at the sharp end of Alpine adventure since 1760, when a Genevois scientist offered a prize for the first ascent of the highest Alp. It had its first growth spurt in the Victorian era, hosted the first Winter Olympics in 1924 and has re-emerged on the freeride wave as the capital of all-mountain skiing. This steep-sided valley, draped with tumbling glaciers beneath a crown of rocky spires, is where snowsports and mountaineering meet.With Chamonix being renowned as the world capital of alpinism, freeride skiing, ice climbing and ultra-trail running, this busy little town is a popular place for day trippers. A good place for shopping, designer brand,fashionable mountain brand or trendy surf wear  settled in Chamonix. Lots of boutiques are selling local product as cheese, meats or fresh savoie honey.Options possible: Cable car: ride up the cable car and discover a spectacular panoramic view of the Chamonix Valley and the French, Swiss and Italian Alps! On a clear day, you may even see Mattherhorn, the famous Swiss peak and icon of Switzerland – it’s even found on packages of delicious Toblerone chocolate.If it’s open, you can try the unique adventure: "Step into the Void" BREATHTAKING!A glass room built around a metal frame. Three glass walls, floor and ceiling panels, allow visitors to control their vertigo and experience 1035 meters of space under their feet!In the afternoon, come back to Geneva and spend a self-guided afternoon in Annecy, called the "Venice of the Alps". On the bus, you will have an audioguide and you will spend free time in this charming city.The town offers harmonious and romantic landscapes. Surrounded by mountains, the picturesque old town is located on the banks of the Thiou River and Lake Annecy, one of the largest and arguably most spectacular natural lakes in France.The old town and its colorful and flowered pedestrian streets, crossed by the river draw a picturesque and enchanting framework. The castle “Château d’Annecy” guards over the old town. Although Annecy has several museums and interesting churches, the lovely old town with its endless flower-filled balconies houses antique markets and handcrafts shops. Rich in cultural activities, from museums, castles and exhibitions, Annecy is rated the label "Art and History" so dear to the hearts of the inhabitants. 

$138.23 Private & Custom Tours

Full-Day Pérouges and Annecy Tour from Lyon

ItineraryThis is a typical itinerary for this productStop At: Cite medievale de Perouges, Perouges, Ain, Auvergne-Rhone-AlpesAn unusual itinerary to discover the treasures of the lyonnaise region. Amazing sceneries, history and local specialities will make this day a unique experience 100% made in France!From the plain of La Dombes, famous for its 1000 lakes to the bottom of the French Alpes, this tour will show you to the wonders of two most beautiful medieval cities in the region. Morning will be devoted to the discovery of Pérouges, village out of time listed as one of the Most Beautiful Villages of France. You will be able to taste the local speciality : the galette, in this unique medieval atmosphere Then you will take the road again to arrive in Annecy for lunch. The perfect opportunity to taste the local cuisine. Rich and delicious mountain cheese-based dishes. During the afternoon you will be able to discover the city on your own, walking around in the beautiful cobblestone streets. Cruise, cheese factory tour…you will have several options, don’t hesitate to ask your driver-guide for advice!Duration: 1 hourStop At: Lac d'Annecy, Annecy, Haute-Savoie, Auvergne-Rhone-AlpesAn unusual itinerary to discover the treasures of the lyonnaise region. Amazing sceneries, history and local specialities will make this day a unique experience 100% made in France!From the plain of La Dombes, famous for its 1000 lakes to the bottom of the French Alpes, this tour will show you to the wonders of two most beautiful medieval cities in the region. Morning will be devoted to the discovery of Pérouges, village out of time listed as one of the Most Beautiful Villages of France. You will be able to taste the local speciality : the galette, in this unique medieval atmosphere Then you will take the road again to arrive in Annecy for lunch. The perfect opportunity to taste the local cuisine. Rich and delicious mountain cheese-based dishes. During the afternoon you will be able to discover the city on your own, walking around in the beautiful cobblestone streets. Cruise, cheese factory tour…you will have several options, don’t hesitate to ask your driver-guide for advice!Duration: 4 hours

$59.90 Tours & Sightseeing

Annecy Segway Tour - 2h

Meet your guide at central Annecy at 9:45am. You will start at 10:00am with an introduction to riding the Segway gyropod and a presentation of the safety rules for 10-15 minutes. Begin the experience by cruising along the clear waters of Annecy Lake. Your guide will introduce you to the intuitive riding of the Segway gyropod. Let yourself be seduced by the various gardens bordering the lake. Continue your trip by admiring the magnificent Imperial Palace, which has welcomed personalities such as Edith Piaf, Charlie Chaplin, and Winston Churchill. Carry on with your getaway in the medieval Old Town and discover its canals, tiny streets, and churches. Finish the experience by getting off the beaten tracks along the Thiou river. Follow your guide in this calm way; it's nature in town!The tour covers 10km (6,21 miles) and finishes at 12:00pm back at Mobiliboard.