Annecy & the Beautiful Alps

Suggested Itinerary

Day 1 – Annecy

Scheduled flight to France from your preferred airport – transfer with our guide in our private executive coach to the 3* Best Western Hotel International in Annecy – dinner in the hotel.

Day 2 – Annecy, Gorges du Fier & Château de Montrottier

Guided walking tour of Annecy introduces us to this charming town lying at the northern tip of Lake Annecy surrounded by snow-capped mountains with a network of canals crisscrossing its centre – short trip to the magnificent Gorges du Fier, one of the greatest natural phenomena in the Alps – guided tour of the Château de Montrottier.

Day 3 – Chamonix-Mont Blanc

Full day excursion to the Alpine resort of Chamonix-Mont Blanc with time at leisure to explore the boutiques or to take the cable car up into the mountains for a stunning view of Mont Blanc and the famous Mer de Glace glacier.

Day 4 – Aix-Les-Bains & Abbaye de Hautecombe

Travel to Lake Bourget, France’s largest lake, and the spa town of Aix-Les-Bains, featuring the ruins of the original baths first enjoyed by the Romans and also the chance to visit the small museum of Musée Faure, housing works by Degas, Renoir and other impressionists – visit the Abbaye de Hautecombe amongst the wine growing slopes of Lake Bourget.

Day 5 – Chambery

Guided tour of Chambery, the former capital of the counts and dukes of Savoy during the 14th century, taking in its château and historic centre – optional farewell dinner cruise on Lake Annecy.

Day 6 – Geneva

Guided tour of Geneva taking in sights such as the water fountain, the Flower Clock and Saint Peter’s Cathedral – transfer to the airport for our scheduled flight home.

Tour Features

Full programme of included excursions

Welcome dinner

Professional local guide in France

Scheduled flights to France

Executive coach in France


Charming town of Annecy

Magnificent Gorges du Fier

Château de Montrottier

Alpine resort of Chamonix-Mont Blanc

Aix-Les-Bains on Lake Bourget

Abbaye de Hautecombe

Chambery, capital of the counts and dukes of Savoy

Guided tour of Geneva


Five nights at the 3* Best Western Hotel International at Annecy, a few minutes’ walk from the old town and Lake Annecy. Facilities include a restaurant, bar and a steam room and all rooms are en suite. On the first night dinner is included and the next nights are on bed and breakfast basis.

Tailor-make this tour

Your tailor made tour

Here are some more suggested places of interest you might like to include:

  • Medieval village of Yvoire - with its superb, flower decked old world buildings and quaint streets
  • Thonon Les Bains & Evian Les Bains- chic spa towns on the banks of Lake Geneva
  • Lake Bourget & the spa town of Aix-Les-Bains - France’s largest lake features the ruins of the original baths first enjoyed by the Romans


Tour Reviews

Reviews for Annecy & the Beautiful Alps

Date of tour: September 2012

Just a note to thank you on behalf of my group for organising a faultless holiday for us in Annecy. Everything went exactly according to plan: the hotel was comfortable and attractive, Emmanuelle was an intelligent and good humoured guide, and the excursions and the drivers that accompanied them were helpful and flexible. So, thank you very much, Louise, and we hope to ask you to arrange another trip for us at some time in the future.

BG, Worthing

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Tailor make your group tour

Remember this itinerary is just our suggestion. Tailor make this tour exclusively for your group to suit your members’ budget or preferences. You could:

  • stay at a 4* hotel
  • with more dinners included
  • for more (or fewer) days
  • include different excursions – see ‘Tailor-make this tour’ tab for suggestions
  • bring a specialist lecturer
  • include all entrance fees & gratuities

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020 7064 4970
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