Depart from your centrally located Geneva hotel in a comfortable, climate-controlled vehicle and relax during the 40-minute drive into the heart of France’s picturesque Haute-Savoie region. On arrival in Yvoire, marvel at the perfectly-preserved beauty of a village considered one of France’s most beautiful by Les Plus Beaux Villages de France.
Disembark and immediately set out to explore the resonant charm of the village; saunter down cobbled lanes thronged with stone buildings and flower-filled balconies and browse artisan boutiques for unique souvenirs. Delve into the rich history of the region at Yvoire Castle (Château d’Yvoire) and amble along the promenade flanking the shore of Lake Geneva on a serene stroll to Le Jardin des Cinq Sens (The Garden of Fiver Senses).
Revitalize at a quaint café and sip an aromatic coffee as you watch locals go about their daily business. Pleasure you palate with an array of French specialties at a local restaurant, or sip a robust red wine in an ambient bar. Please note that all food and drink must be purchased at your own expense.
At a pre-arranged time, head to the harbor and board a steamer boat destined for Geneva. Cruise the glittering surface of Lake Geneva and arrive back in Switzerland ready to be transported back to your hotel.