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$87.07 Private & Custom Tours

Independent Yvoire Tour and Lake Geneva Cruise with Private Transport from Geneva

After pickup from your central Geneva hotel, your private driver takes you on a 40-minute drive northeast across the Switzerland border and into France’s Haute-Savoie region. Venture to the tip of the Leman peninsula, where you’ll find the medieval city of Yvoire perched on Lake Geneva with the Alps as the backdrop. You’ll immediately see why it's on the list for Les Plus Beaux Villages de France, a sort of Michelin Guide of the best preserved French villages, when you're dropped off near the pedestrian city center. For two hours explore on your own, sauntering down the narrow lanes full of old stone buildings with flower-covered balconies. See what French artisans have on offer as you pop into shops and boutiques, or get a dose of history at Yvoire Castle (Château d'Yvoire), where you’ll learn of the city’s strategic military importance in the Middle Ages. Nature lovers can stroll along the Lake Geneva shoreline or soak up the greenery of Le Jardin des Cinq Sens (The Garden of Five Senses).Pause at one of the many cafes to people-watch over an espresso, or find your perfect restaurant to indulge in a typical Savoyard meal — melted cheese, charcuterie and potatoes are the stars of this soul-satisfying mountain cuisine. At the end of the afternoon, head to the harbor to board a steamer boat with your provided ticket. Soak up the scenery from a different perspective as you cruise along Lake Geneva back to Switzerland. At Geneva harbor, you'll be transported back your hotel.

$79.44 Cruises, Sailing & Water Tours

Self-Guided Tour of Yvoire and Steamer Boat Cruise from Geneva

Board your comfortable vehicle at 2:15pm at the Geneva bus station, and take a drive along Lake Geneva to reach the fortified village of Yvoire. Built in 1036, Yvoire’s castle is the target of all photography lovers. 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 Rhone and to Italy. Today, the majestic shape of the castle is still standing as a sentinel on Lake Geneva.Spend some free time of approximately 1.5 hours here in Yvoire to explore the atmosphere of this unique place. Perhaps you'll want enjoy the restaurants and have a bite to eat (at own expense). There's a typical fish dish called 'Filet de Perche' which you can enjoy in front of the magnificent lake.Classified among the most beautiful villages of France, the medieval city of Yvoire, an authentic fisherman's village, is situated right by the Leman Lake. It is abundant with flowers and lively with its many artists and craftsmen. Be sure to check out the garden “Des Cinq Sens” and its labyrinth of greenery. For a 700-year-old place, the village has miraculously preserved invaluable testimonies of past: castle, ramparts, doors and ditch.After your time in Yvoire, you'll return to Geneva aboard an old steamer boat - the “Belle Epoque”, to enjoy a 2-hour cruise allowing you to see the banks and scenery of the lake from the water. Your return to GenevaYour tour will conclude around 7pm at The English Garden in the center of Geneva.

$170.07 Day Trips & Excursions

Chamonix - Yvoire from Geneva

Spend the morning in the french Alps resort of Chamonix, a picturesque alpine town dominated by the Alps mountains and glaciers risingmajestically upwards to Mont-Blanc, the highest mountain of Europe. Enjoy the famous village of Chamonix with its little streets full of charm and admire theAlps.Options possible:Cable car: ride up the cable car and discover a spectacular panoramic view of the Chamonix Valleyand the French, Swiss and Italian Alps! On a clear day, you may even see Mattherhorn, the famousSwiss 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 tocontrol their vertigo and experience 1035 meters of space under their feet!In the afternoon, ride back to geneva and head to the fortified village of Yvoire, which is from the middle age.Authentice with its remparts and gates, they 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 itstypical 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'sauthentic village, is situated right by the Leman Lake. It is outstandingly flowery and livened up byartists 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 BeautifulVillages of France”.To come back to Geneva, board an old steamer boat “Belle Epoque” cruise, an original journey toenjoy the banks of the lake from the water, you can choose different timings for the return. You can choose to take the boat at 4.45pm and to be back in Genva around 6.30pm or If you prefer to stay longer you have the possibility to take the boat at 8.35pm and arrive at 22.10pm in Geneva.

$96.75 Cultural & Theme Tours

Yvoire Medieval village & Boat Cruise

On this self-guided tour, discover the city medieval of Yvoire, its charming flowery alleys, its fantastic view over the Lake and its major Jardin des 5 sens. By strolling in the streets of this small village full of charm you will find numerous shops of local products and as well numerous restaurants where we taste fillets of perch of the Lake. The garden of 5 senses promises you a surprising sensory walk to the discovery of the vegetable world! More than 1500 varieties of plants wait for you there as well as a labyrinth of the senses. To end your day, be allowed charm by the atmosphere of the lakeside before embarking for a cruise by boat while returning in Geneva. Classified among the most beautiful villages of France, the medieval city of Yvoire, an authentic fisherman's village, is situated right by the Leman Lake. It is abundant with flowers and lively with its many artists and craftsmen. Be sure to check out the garden “Des Cinq Sens” and its labyrinth of greenery. For a 700-year-old place, the village has miraculously preserved invaluable testimonies of past: castle, ramparts, doors and ditch. 14:15 Departure from Geneva bus Station  15:15 Free Time in Yvoire - Visit of the Garden of 5 sens (if option selected) 16:45 or 20:30 Boat cruise to Geneva  19:20 or 22:10 Arrival in Geneva