Geneva and Annecy Sightseeing Tour With Optional Lake Cruise

Cruises, Sailing & Water Tours in Geneva

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Discover the charm of Geneva and Annecy on this combination sightseeing tour. Start with a 2-hour tour of Geneva to see top attractions like the UN headquarters, the Flower Clock and Geneva Old Town. Travel by coach, tram and foot with an expert guide, followed by an optional 1-hour Lake Geneva cruise. In the afternoon, cross the border into France to explore the enchanting Alpine town of Annecy, whose medieval Old Town is a sight to be seen. Throughout the day, enjoy informative commentary from a knowledgeable guide.
Board a luxury coach at the Gare Routière station in Geneva, and begin a 2-hour city sightseeing tour, narrated by a local guide. See Geneva's major attractions, including the UN headquarters, the impressive Jet d'Eau (Geneva Water Fountain) and the Flower Clock (L’horloge fleurie) at the corner of the lovely English Garden (Jardin Anglais).After cruising through the city by coach, hop on a tram and meander through narrow streets and alleyways to Geneva’s out-of-the-way areas, learning about the city's rich history along the way. Then hop off for a walking tour through Old Town, home to some of the city’s most historic landmarks including the Barbier-Mueller Museum, Cathédrale St-Pierre, Maison Tavel and Place du Bourg-de-Four.If you choose the upgrade option, a 1-hour Lake Geneva cruise is up next. Sit back, relax and enjoy views of Geneva's UN building and Bellerive Castle, framed by the beautiful snowcapped Alps, and listen to commentary about the sights you pass. Have free time for lunch before boarding the coach in the afternoon for the 1-hour drive to Annecy. After crossing the Switzerland–France border, arrive in the gorgeous Alpine town, once home to the Counts of Geneva and today nicknamed the ‘Venice of the Alps.’ Follow your guide on a walk through medieval Old Town, and admire the picturesque canals framed by colorful houses against the backdrop of the Alps. Pause for photos in front of Palais de l’Isle, a 12th-century island fortress that once housed a prison. This is the perfect vantage point to capture Annecy’s charm. Visit the museum exhibits inside Château d’Annecy, take a stroll or bike ride along Lake Annecy, or perhaps indulge in a typical Savoyard meal (own expense).Then board the coach in the late afternoon for the drive back to Geneva.

What’s included

  • Professional guide
  • Air-conditioned vehicle
  • Geneva tramway ride
  • Lake Geneva cruise (if option selected)

What’s not included

  • Gratuities
  • Food and drinks
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off


  • Comprehensive tour of the city
  • Travel by boat and see the sights from the water
  • Perfect introduction for first-time visitors