• Location: Geneva, Switzerland
  • Duration: 5 hours (approx.)
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Feast your eyes on the medieval monuments and colorful, half-timbered houses of Annecy on a half-day tour from Geneva. Admire the stunning Swiss countryside as you travel by air-conditioned coach to the French town considered by many to be the ‘Venice of the Alps’. Take a guided tour of the quaint cobbled streets of Annecy and delve into the town’s rich history as you visit interesting landmarks like Palais de l’Isle and Château Annecy. Take a stroll on the shores of Lake Annecy and then spend the remaing tour time exploring the Alpine gem at your own leisure.


  • Day or half-day tour to the Alpine town of Annecy from Geneva
  • Ride a coach across the Switzerland–France border
  • Explore Annecy Old Town’s colorful pedestrian lanes on a narrated walking tour
  • Snap photos of Palais de l'Isle, the town’s most iconic landmark
  • Browse exhibits in Château d’Annecy and stroll along the beautiful boat-filled lake
  • Choose a morning or afternoon tour

What You Can Expect

Annecy Half-Day Tour from Geneva

Enjoy views of the Palais de l'Isle in Annecy

Depart from a centrally located Geneva pickup point in an air-conditioned coach and embark on a scenic journey across the Switzerland-France border. Gaze at the snow-capped spires of the Alps as your guide sets the historical scene of Annecy, a medieval town shrouded in legend. 

As you approach, marvel at the emerald waterways that weave their way around the town hailed as the ‘Venice of the Alps’; appreciate the picturesque tableau of colorful houses decorated with flower-filled balconies and enjoy some leisurely free time to eat lunch in the town (own expense and on morning tour only). 

Revitalized, set out on a short orientation tour of the town, exploring the Old Town and its charming collection of monuments. Capture photographs beside the renowned Palais de l’Isle, a 12th-century island fortress, and absorb sweeping city vistas from its vertiginous vantage point.  

Venture to Château d’Annecy, a grand castle whose hilltop perch affords more impressive panoramas, and peruse the interesting exhibits housed in its museum. See models of Alpine chalets and informative panels on the history of Lake Annecy, and then explore the town independently for the remainder of your tour. 

After thoroughly exploring Annecy, reconvene with your guide and group and relax during the journey back to Geneva.

Customer Reviews

Melissa W

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2018

Beautiful town to visit. Very picturesque and enough time to explore it.

Gita D

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2018

A lovely half day spent in this quaint little town ! If you travel on a Sunday as I did you will enjoy the farmers markets selling the local produce and witness the hustle and bustle of the locals. The old prison / castle are the highlights but the winding streets lined with little coffee shops and boutiques are a treat !
A tour not to be missed.

Allison L

5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2018

Great tour. Unfortunately, it was a rainy weather day for us, but still had a great time! Would definitely recommend. Such a cute little city.


5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2017

Short trip to see a beautiful city, highly recommend.


5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2017

Half day tour was just nice and sufficient to tour ard the old town. Guide was friendly and resourceful. Highly recommend as you safe hussle via public transport if you are on your own.

Gayle B

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2017

We absolutely enjoyed every minute of this tour. What a beautiful location to visit. As well as the historical buildings and canals the lake is beautiful on a sunny day. We highly recommend this tour.


5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2017

Wonderful way to visit a beautiful village. We even had time to hire a 10 HP boat for 38 for 3/4hour. Amazing photos looking back onto the village. Great tour that ran like a swiss watch.

Henry A

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2017

the trip to Annecy was spectacular, starting with the drive through the beautiful countryside to the city which was quaint and lovely and easily walkable. We started with a hike up to the castle with a fabulous view of the red rooftops and then a walk down to the city center. We had the best ice cream on the planet. I highly recommend the rum raisin, and then crepes at a restaurant that had dozens of crepe creations. The guide was superb, a font of great information, including historical. All in all, this was a wonderful half day trip.


5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2017

Such a beautiful city -- this is a can't miss part of your trip to Switzerland. Guide was very helpful to understand this beautiful city. Just the right amount of tour time and free time.

Nasruddin H

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2017

Nice place to visit, with morning art market, lake and others

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