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Lake Geneva (Lac Léman) Tours

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Lake Geneva (Lac Léman)
Lake Geneva (Lac Léman) is Switzerland's largest body of water, though most of its southern shore lies within France. A crescent of blue hemmed in by the snowy peaks of the French and Swiss Alps, the lake is a year-round hotspot for outdoor activities, with a northern shore covered in picturesque villages, terraced vineyards, and medieval castles.

The Basics
The western extremity of the lake is dominated by the city of Geneva, while the towns of Lausanne and Montreux lie on the northern and eastern shores, respectively. Day trips from these Swiss hot spots make it easy to explore lakeside landmarks such as the medieval bastion of Chillon Castle (Château de Chillon). Visitors can soak up the scenery on a Lake Geneva cruise, ride the GoldenPass Panoramic train into the Swiss Alps, take a Geneva sightseeing tour, or hop over the French border to explore Annecy, Chamonix, or Mont Blanc.

Things to Know Before You Go
  • Lake Geneva is located in French-speaking Switzerland.
  • Many boat tours and trains are wheelchair accessible, but it's best to check with operators in advance.

How to Get There
Lake Geneva is located at the southwestern tip of Switzerland, with its southern shore lying in French territory. Paddle steamers and speedboats traverse the length and breadth of Lake Geneva, stopping at lakeside towns, while commuter trains travel the length of the Swiss shore and connect Geneva and Lausanne with other cities around Switzerland. Guided tours leave from Geneva to explore lakeside towns and attractions. The main international airport is in Geneva.

When to Get There
Lake Geneva is one of Switzerland's top vacation destinations—especially during summer and Christmas. While summer visitors come to vacation in the Swiss Riviera, hike in the Alps, and enjoy boat cruises and water sports on the lake, winter travelers can hit the ski slopes or visit the famous Montreux Christmas Market.

The Villages of Lake Geneva
Geneva and Lausanne make strategic bases for exploring the lake, but the real highlight of Lake Geneva is the atmospheric lakeside villages. Visit Chillon Castle in Montreux, enjoy wine tasting in the Lavaux vineyards, attend the weekly market in Vevey, or journey up to the mountaintop town of Gruyeres, famous for its cheese.
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30 Tours and Activities to Experience Lake Geneva (Lac Léman)

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Geneva City Tour

Geneva City Tour

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Get acquainted with the spectacular sights of Geneva on this introductory sightseeing tour. Cruise the city in an air-conditioned coach and listen to captivating commentary from your knowledgeable guide as you see top city attractions. Marvel at the distinctive beauty of Jet d’Eau; gaze at the shimmering surface of Lake Geneva; and disembark for a leisurely walking tour around Geneva’s charming Old Town. Climb aboard the city’s quaint mini-train to discover landmarks like St Pierre Cathedral and the Palace of Nations.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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US$61.96
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US$61.96
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Day Trip to Gruyères including Golden Panoramic Express Train

Day Trip to Gruyères including Golden Panoramic Express Train

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Delve into the rich traditions and picturesque landscapes of Switzerland during a full-day train and coach trip from Geneva. Climb aboard a luxury coach and travel to the quaint village of Broc to sample divine chocolate made in a traditional factory. Head into the hills and visit the beautiful mountaintop town of Gruyeres to savor the rich flavor of renowned Gruyere cheese in a local dairy.
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  • 10 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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US$288.38
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US$288.38
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Day Trip to Montreux, Chaplin's World Museum and Chillon Castle

Day Trip to Montreux, Chaplin's World Museum and Chillon Castle

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Take a steamboat cruise and see the Swiss cities of Lavaux and Montreux on this day trip from Geneva. Travel through the Swiss countryside, and visit Chaplin's World, a site dedicated to Charlie Chaplin. Visit the Lavaux UNESCO-listed vineyards and take a guided tour of the opulent chambers of Château de Chillon, and cruise along Lake Geneva on an old steamer boat. Top off the day with time to explore Montreux before heading back to Geneva.
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  • 10 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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US$274.87
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US$274.87
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Day Trip to Gruyères Medieval Village & Chocolate Factory from Geneva

Day Trip to Gruyères Medieval Village & Chocolate Factory from Geneva

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Combine a passion for chocolate and cheese on a full-day epicurean excursion from Geneva to Gruyères. With a gastronomic guide, travel through the Swiss countryside to the village of Gruyères to visit a chocolate factory and a cheese-making facility. Uncover the secrets behind their production during guided tours. Enjoy the convenience of round-trip transportation from Geneva on this excursion sure to pleasure your palate.
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  • 10 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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US$199.39
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US$199.39
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Geneva Fondue Tour in a eTukTuk

Geneva Fondue Tour in a eTukTuk

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Sightsee for 1hr 30 min the beautiful streets of the old town, admire the Lake Geneva, the Jet d´eau or the district of Carouge while dipping a piece of bread in a Fondue Maison made with 100% Gruyère cheese and savouring an excellent glass of wine from the region. You can't miss this new culinary experience of the city, aboard an electric Tuk Tuk.
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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US$167.85
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US$167.85
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Annecy, the Venice of the Alps private tour

Annecy, the Venice of the Alps private tour

Explore the alpine town of Annecy during this 6-hour private tour from Geneva. Make your way to the “Venice of the Alps” and discover the romantic charm of this French city. Take a 1-hour guided tour and see landmarks including the Palais d’Isle and learn about the city's rich history. Then enjoy some free time to explore the quaint streets, local markets, and take in the fresh, mountain air.
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  • 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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US$57.78
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US$57.78
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Geneva international districts and lake geneva shores

Geneva international districts and lake geneva shores

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Visit the international district, home to more than 200 international organisations. It will make you understand the international dimension of Geneva by leading you to the meeting of the buildings of the UN and the International Organizations which work for the good of humanity and peace in the world. Drive along the lake geneva shore on the right and the left bank. See our famous flower clock and the famous jet d'eau, water fountain emblem of Geneva. Discover Geneva's beautiful parks, well known as a green city, it host public parks incluing a famous rose garden situated in Parc La Grange
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  • 1 hour 15 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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US$28.16
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US$28.16

Chocolate hunting in Geneva: Follow the taste!

Chocolate hunting in Geneva: Follow the taste!

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Geneva is known for its chocolate, and on this guided small-group tour chocolate lovers can get to know the city and its finest chocolates. With a guide to lead you to the best artisan chocolate shops, you can indulge in chocolate without worrying about navigating the foreign city. A small-group environment (maximum of 8 guests) ensures an intimate experience.
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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US$105.89
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US$105.89

The Highlights Tour in a TaxiBike: Geneva

The Highlights Tour in a TaxiBike: Geneva

This tour is an introduction to the city of Geneva, if you are passing through the city or do not have much time, come with us on board of a TaxiBike and visit the most emblematic places of the city, as well as its history. Don´t miss out!!!
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  • 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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US$41.60
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US$41.60
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Geneva Parks and UN Segway Tour

Geneva Parks and UN Segway Tour

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Gain insight into Geneva’s culture and history on a 2.5-hour small-group Segway tour of lakeside quays, public parks and botanical gardens. You’ll see the headquarters of the United Nations and other major international organizations while you cruise around the city aboard your personal transporter. View the Brunswick Monument, the Pâquis Jetty, the Palais Wilson and Barton Villa, among other significant landmarks. Numbers are limited to 12 people to ensure personalized attention from your professional guide.
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  • 2 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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US$156.58
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US$156.58

Geneva Watch Tour in a eTukTuk.

Geneva Watch Tour in a eTukTuk.

If you're a watch lover, you can't miss this 1hr 30 min tour aboard an Etuktuk, where we'll take you to the heart of luxury watchmaking, discover the city's most important boutiques and the history of how the art of making watches emerged in Geneva. Don´t miss out!
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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US$128.42
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US$128.42
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Walking Tour of Geneva Old Town

Walking Tour of Geneva Old Town

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One of the world’s busiest centers of diplomacy, the United Nations building in Geneva (UNOG) is housed in the Palais des Nations, a site that resonates with history. See it with a guide to get a glimpse into the workings of the United Nations, then explore Geneva on a walking tour. You’ll find the best viewpoints over Lake Geneva, and see city highlights such as the English Garden, Geneva Cathedral, and the Jet d’Eau without getting lost.
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  • 2 to 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$72.53
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Day Trip to Montreux and Château de Chillon from Geneva

Day Trip to Montreux and Château de Chillon from Geneva

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Experience the charm of Montreux on a full-day tour from Geneva. Soak up views of the Swiss countryside as you travel toward the city cradled by the Alps and Lake Geneva. Discover Corsier-sur-Vevey, the village around Chaplin’s World, a site dedicated to the artist Charlie Chaplin; see the magnificent medieval castle of Château de Chillon; and enjoy ample time to explore the sights of Montreux before making the return trip to Geneva.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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US$201.64
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US$201.64
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Explore Geneva in Style with an E-Bike

Explore Geneva in Style with an E-Bike

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Hop on an e-bike and save your energy for sightseeing in Geneva. Helping you cycle around the city with ease, the electric bike is the perfect mode of transport for quick access to Geneva’s landmarks including the Jet d’Eau, United Nations building, Cathedrale de St-Pierre, and more. Cycle in a group of no more than six people for easy interaction with your guide, and learn about the city as you pedal.
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  • 2 to 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$121.08
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US$121.08

1 Hour Private Walk of Geneva

1 Hour Private Walk of Geneva

See Geneva through the eyes of a local on a private walking tour of the historic city. First-time visitors can use this tour as a way to get acquainted with the city and learn about the region’s history, while also getting to know a local. Plus, with a guide to lead the way you don’t have to worry about navigation or researching which sites to visit.
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  • 1 hour
  • Free Cancellation
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US$138.00
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US$138.00
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Winter Riviera , Montreux, Château de Chillon, and Chaplin's World from Geneva

Winter Riviera , Montreux, Château de Chillon, and Chaplin's World from Geneva

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Explore the highlights of Montreux, Chillon, and Lavaux on this day trip from Geneva. Learn about the life of artist Charlie Chaplin with a visit to Chaplin's World, before traveling past the sprawling vineyards of the UNESCO-listed Lavaux region by coach. Take a guided tour of Château de Chillon, an opulent lakeside castle hailed as one of Switzerland’s most iconic attractions, and then top off the day wandering the charming streets of Montreux.
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  • 8 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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US$201.64
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Best of Geneva in 60 minutes - Discover the city with a Local

Best of Geneva in 60 minutes - Discover the city with a Local

This Experience is offered by a private local. You only have an hour to fall in love with Geneva? Challenge accepted! Discover Geneva during a short but sweet excursion, in which you will learn the most interesting facts about the city, the local lifestyle and the modern transformation of the city. We will meet at Carrousel Wetzel and will go on our stroll from there :-) Discover what the everyday life of a local looks like and learn where the city gets its characteristic ambience from, by seeing it through the eyes of a local. Walking through the city, you will discover exactly what makes Geneva special! This is also your chance to get insider tips about the best cafes, restaurants and bars to visit during your time here, and learn how to make the most out of your visit. This is the perfect experience for someone visiting the city for the first time, or someone that wants to rediscover it!
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  • 1 hour
  • Free Cancellation
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US$55.20
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US$55.20

Small-Group Geneva Segway Tour

Small-Group Geneva Segway Tour

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Discover Geneva’s main attractions by Segway and cruise around the city the eco-friendly way, by personal transporter. Follow a professional guide along the banks of Lake Geneva for splendid water views and pause to gaze at Château de Penthes (Penthes Castle). Motor past Cathédrale de St-Pierre (St Pierre Cathedral), the Reformation Wall and the Brunswick Monument along the cobbled streets of Old Town. Numbers are limited to 12 people for a small-group experience during this 3.5-hour Segway tour of Geneva.
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  • 3 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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US$224.17
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US$224.17

Painting Master Class by the Geneva Lake

Painting Master Class by the Geneva Lake

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Your will create the most authentic souvenir of Geneva. An unique painting featuring the Jet d'eau made by yourself !!
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$115.55
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US$115.55

Chamonix Mont Blanc Trip from Geneva with optional extras (shared excursion)

Chamonix Mont Blanc Trip from Geneva with optional extras (shared excursion)

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Visit Chamonix in a way that suits you best with this customizable day trip from Geneva. Opt for a transfer-only option to reach the pretty French mountain town with minimum fuss direct from your hotel or select the full package option to also include tickets to the Aiguille du Midi cable car and Montenvers railway. Otherwise, splurge on the all-inclusive day trip that teams transport and tickets with lunch at one of Chamonix’s acclaimed restaurants.
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  • 10 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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US$88.99
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US$88.99
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Geneva hop on hop off 48 hours including boat cruise

Geneva hop on hop off 48 hours including boat cruise

Discover Geneva through 4 circuits with this 48h pass! Combine Open bus, small trains and boats to visit Geneva and discover its different faces. Experience a mini train ride in the Old town to explore the town hall, old arsenal and cathedral St pierre. Admire the beauty of Geneva lake on a 0 emission solar boat. Visit the international discrict with Geneva's famous organisations such as United nations, red cross. WHO, WIPO.... Snap a picture of the famous fountain on the panoramic bus and enjoy the symbol of watch making: the flower clock. You can catch the tours either from Place du Rhône or Rotonde du Mont blanc. All lines leaves every 45 minutes.
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  • 35 minutes to 1 hour 15 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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US$43.91
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US$43.91

Geneva City Private tour

Geneva City Private tour

Maximise your time in Geneva with this short tour of the city with a private guide. In just a couple of hours, you’ll ride a mini train, visit the neighborhood around the United Nations building, hear the history behind the Cathedrale de St. Pierre, and find landmarks such as the Flower Clock without losing your way. And with your own personal guide, you’ll have freedom to focus on the areas of history and culture that interest you most.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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US$842.28
Price varies by group size
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US$842.28
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Annecy and Geneva private sightseeing tour

Annecy and Geneva private sightseeing tour

Start with the French countryside : 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. Enjoy the views, walk along the lake and watch locals jogging, walking, or roller-blading in the fresh mountain air. Stroll in the lovely little streets with its endless flower-filled balconies, houses, antique markets and handcraft shops. In the afternoon, Visit Geneva on a bus and on a walking tour around the cobbled streets of the Old Town. You will be taking a step back in time with Saint Peter’s cathedral, Place Bourg-de-four, original market place, the arsenal and the town hall; lose yourself in the grandeur and beauty of this culturally influential town. This sightseeing tour makes you discover 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.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$60.83
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US$60.83
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Annecy Half-Day Independent Tour from Geneva

Annecy Half-Day Independent Tour from Geneva

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Explore the French Alpine town of Annecy on a half-day, independent tour from Geneva by coach, with hours on your own to walk along the edge of Lake Annecy, visit the town’s traditional cafes, or get views of the mountains from the historic Château d’Annecy. This half-day tour includes round-trip transport from the Geneva bus station.
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  • 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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US$77.73
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US$77.73
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