Annecy Half-Day Tour from Geneva

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Annecy Half-Day Tour from Geneva
from £54.85
Dubbed the ‘Venice of the Alps,’ the French town of Annecy is a feast for the eyes (and all the other senses, really). Board a coach in Geneva for an easy 1-hour drive to this romantic village at the base of the snowcapped Alps. Follow your guide on a brief introduction of charming Annecy Old Town to visit iconic Palais de l'Isle, Château d’Annecy and glittering Lake Annecy, the third-largest lake in France. Afterward, you'll have 1.5 hours to spend as you please in this storybook Alpine town. Choose from a morning day tour or afternoon half-day tour.
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In Brief

Geneva, Switzerland
5 hours
Weekend all year
Daily from June to September
Comprehensive tour of the city
Great overview and orientation of the city
Perfect introduction for first-time visitors
Fully narrated tour
Important InfoInfo
This is a typical itinerary for this product

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

Meet your guide in our office

Duration: 10 minutes

Stop At: Lac d'Annecy, 2 Clos du Verger Les Teppes Vertes Chapeiry, 74000, Annecy France

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.

Duration: 1 hour

Pass By: Palais de l'Ile, 3 Passage de l'Ile, 74000, Annecy France

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

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.

Stop At: Chateau d'Annecy, Place du chateau, 74000, Annecy France

Later, enjoy 2 hours of free time, walk along the lake a long side local 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. There is one more reason why this town is known around the world. The shopping is simply marvelous.

Duration: 20 hours

Stop At: Le Thiou, Annecy France

Annecy has one of the highest quality markets on Sundays offering various goods: Clothes, Chocolate, cheese, local products and much more. Rich in cultural activities, including museums, castles and exhibitions, Annecy is labeled "Art and History" town, which is so dear to the hearts of the inhabitants.

Duration: 1 hour


  • Air-conditioned vehicle


  • Gratuities
  • Food and drinks
  • Entrance fees (Chateau d'Annecy: 12 euros)
  • Optional activities such as bike rental
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off

Departure Time

9:00 AM

Departure Point

Geneva Bus Station, 1201 Geneva, Switzerland

Returns To

Returns to original departure point

Additional Information

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • A current valid passport is required on the day of travel
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Confirmation for this product will be received at time of booking
  • Tour is operated in English and French unless otherwise specified
  • A current valid passport is required on the day of travel
  • Important: in July and August for the 2:15pm option, there is not guide but audio guide
  • 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

Booking Information

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

Cancellation Terms

This trip is fully refundable up to 96 hours prior to the commencement of your trip.

Booking Terms and Conditions

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Scoring an average traveller rating of 5 out of 5 based on the last 24 recent reviews

This adorable little town is one of the highlights of our whole European trip, definitely worth making time for!
• Submitted 27 Sep 2019
Loved the town! Tour guide was great. Well worth the money. We were on a tour of Switzerland, but were looking for a way to see Annecy. This worked out perfect.y for us.
• Submitted 16 Sep 2019
This was so good and Gabriel was a legend and made the day !! The town was amazing and the Christmas markets and the regular market just added to the great day!!
• Submitted 25 Dec 2018
I loves this tour so much. A beautiful little village filled with activity and life. Great pictures and very fun morning.
• Submitted 31 Jul 2018
This is a great tour since it is only 4 hours which is all you really need. Annecy (pronounced ansie) is a beautiful small town with restaurants, shops, sweets, etc. The lake and mountains are truly picturesque. Tour guide is warm and friendly.
• Submitted 10 Jul 2018
Beautiful town to visit. Very picturesque and enough time to explore it.
• Submitted 10 Apr 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.
• Submitted 08 Apr 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.
• Submitted 21 Mar 2018
Short trip to see a beautiful city, highly recommend.
• Submitted 11 Dec 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.
• Submitted 29 Oct 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.
• Submitted 26 Oct 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.
• Submitted 05 Oct 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.
• Submitted 06 Sep 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.
• Submitted 05 Sep 2017
Nice place to visit, with morning art market, lake and others
• Submitted 19 Aug 2017
Excellent tour!
• Submitted 27 Jun 2017
The tour to Annecy was great however the Key Tours office was basic. No washroom on site and no map of Annecy was provided. As well unclear directions to find bus start. This is a real problem for newcomers to Geneva.
• Submitted 21 Jun 2017
We boarded the coach which was very comfortable and the Guide Maria gave us some interesting information about Switzerland and France. When we got to Annecy she took us on a guided tour and then left us to have lunch and look around. Annecy is a beautiful place and I would recommend the tour.
• Submitted 22 May 2017
• Submitted 06 May 2017
Must see Annency Wonderful 1/2 day tour and wished that it had been a full day. Romantic town with small canals and a lovely lake. Lots of alleyways to explore with great shops. Our tour guide Yolanda was excellent and considerate of every ones needs.
• Submitted 13 Apr 2017
This tour was amazing!
• Submitted 29 Dec 2016
LOVED this trip. Absolutely incredibly. It has made me want to go back to Annecy and stay even longer next time.
• Submitted 29 Aug 2016
Worth the price.
• Submitted 19 Jun 2016
Good timing, comfortable bus, a lot of interesting information from the guide.
• Submitted 20 Jun 2016

In Brief

Geneva, Switzerland
5 hours
Weekend all year
Daily from June to September
Comprehensive tour of the city
Great overview and orientation of the city
Perfect introduction for first-time visitors
Fully narrated tour