Annecy Half-Day Independent Tour from Geneva

Duration: 5 hours
Destination: Switzerland, Genève, Geneva

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  • 5 hours
  • Geneva
  • E-Voucher
  • Lowest Price
  • Cancellable


Less than an hour drive from Geneva, you will arrive in the charming town of Annecy, also known as "The Venice of the Alps".

Discover Annecy at your own pace and leisure. Its castles, the old town, and of course the lake will make your day unforgettable.

Annecy sits on the shores of a glacial lake, considered one of the cleanest in Europe. Rising from Lake Annecy’s crystalline waters are massifs and rocky peaks that are reflected on its glassy surface. The Thiou river, an outflow of the lake, runs through La Vieille Ville (Old Town) in translucent, sea-green canals. Visitors walk along their flowering banks, exploring private passages and secret spaces.

Take a stroll on the shores of Lake Annecy and then spend the remaining tour time exploring the Alpine gem at your own leisure.

You may spend 3 hours to explore this lovely hermitage before departing back to Geneva for 7 pm.

This is a typical itinerary for this product

Stop At: KeyTours S.A., Francois Bonivard, Geneva 1211 Switzerland

Join you tour and meet the guide before boarding the bus which bring you to Annecy.

Nicknamed the "Venice of the Alps", Annecy offers a harmonious and romantic atmosphere. Surrounded by mountains, the city offers amazing views of the purest lake of Europe.

Enjoy the landscape of French countryside during your drive in a comfortable bus.

Duration: 10 minutes

Stop At: 74000 Annecy, France

Once arrived in Annecy, enjoy a guided city tour. Discover the old town. 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 12thcentury castle that's a symbol of the town, and the dominating castle of Annecy, once the residence of the Bishop of Geneva.

Duration: 40 minutes

Stop At: Old Town of Annecy, 74000 Annecy, France

Enjoy 2h of free time to stroll the lovely little street of the old town

Duration: 2 hours

Stop At: Lake Annecy, 74000, Annecy France

During your free time stroll around the purest Lake of Europe and admire the fantastic views on the Mountains

Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: Palais de l'Ile, 3 Passage de l'Ile, 74000, Annecy France

Snap this unique monument!

Duration: 2 minutes

Pass By: Lake Geneva, Geneva Switzerland

Enjoy the view on Geneva Lake on your way back

  • Air-conditioned vehicle
  • Audio Guide during the bus trip
  • Free time in Annecy
  • Capture the canals of the Venice of the Alps
  • Feel the history with Palais de l'ile, prison from the 12th century
  • Entry/Admission - Annecy, France
  • Entry/Admission - Old Town of Annecy

  • Food and drinks
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • A current valid passport is required on the day of travel
  • Refunds will not be issued if tour/activity is missed due to late or non-arrival of cruise ship
  • A current valid passport is required on the day of travel
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 50 travelers
  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
Departure Point

Place Dorcière, 1201 Genève, Switzerland

Departure Time

2:15 PM

Return Details

Returns to original departure point

Voucher info

You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.


5 hours

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

User's Reviews

Yolanda M

16 Jul, 2019

This is an independent tour so you are free to explore the town at your leisure. Annecy is a quaint city with lots of charm and plenty to see.


18 Jul, 2017

Driver was very nice and informative. Annecy was great. Loved it and want to go back


15 Nov, 2019

Annecy trip was disappointing. Annecy is very touristy and crowded with the main attractions being able to be covered in no time at all. If you are after a pretty and busy lunch spot then this is for you. We didn't try any lake activities but they did look enticing. The tour company itself isn't great - they did not send a return bus but instead sent a very small mini van to collect well after pick up time. Very squashed return trip.

lisa personal acc

18 Jun, 2016

The staff seemed surprised I was there despite having pre booked- 4 people on bus. Departed 9.30am arr 10.30am, bus modern, clean and driver nice. Return time option confusion by staff,1.30pm or 6pm, pass majority rules. One too short other too long. Get bus from bus station not this company!!

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