The Venice of the Alps - Annecy in France a Day Trip from Geneva


  • Cross to Swiss border to the Venice of the Alps - Annecy in France a day trip from Geneva.
  • AlpExcursion invites all the nature and culture lovers to take part in this fantastic tour.
  • Upon arrival, you will meet the professional guide who will take you on a historical journey through the best parts of Annecy in France.
  • Admire Lake Annecy - the third largest lake in France.
  • Following the guided tour, an enjoyable boat trip over Lake Annecy is so worthy or a tasty French meal.

Full description

Annecy is gently located in the south-eastern part of France, right in the middle of the French Alps and at the edge of the lake named after it.

Also, Annecy boasts of its beauty that resemblance to Venice in Italy.


On a distance of fifty minutes from Geneva in Switzerland, your private discovery to the neighbouring country of France will start in a luxurious car under the lead of AlpExcursion.


Meet the local professional guide to start strolling at the Vieille Ville, or the Old Town, while witnessing the running Thiou river through the colourful Italianate buildings.

Annecy's flourishing old town is crisscrossed by bridges, three canals, colourful houses and cobblestone streets.


Get acquainted with historical facts about the town until your way will lead you to Palais de l'Île. The most recognizable facade in Annecy is characterized by its design in the shape of a ship. The former prison is dating back to the 12th-century, represents a history museum nowadays and sits on the middle of the river Thiou splitting it into two canals.


From there, you will continue by turning up the stairs to Chateau d'Annecy – a re-established castle, dominating the town as a historical memorial.

Thanks to its elevated position, the visitors are gifted stunning views of the terracotta roofs of Annecy’s old town.


Descending through the narrow medieval streets to reach St. Peter’s Cathedral, from the 16th-century.


The lovely Jardins de l'Europe - open-air gardens of Europe on the shore of Lake Annecy is worth visiting.


On a sunny day, the light illuminates the sublime clear water, ideal for a calm boat ride.


Lake Annecy offers numerous boat activities, and one must try at least an hour of a boat trip to have a different perspective of this French beauty. Enjoying the natural scenery in the background combined with the tiny villages dotted on the shores of the lake.


The spectacular day trip will end full of happy memories by having a comfortable private transfer back with to the starting point in Geneva.



All transfers by private vehicle

Hotel pick-up & drop off


Boat tickets


Boat trip in Annecy

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  • 6 hours
  • Driver-guide / guide
  • Pick-up / Drop-off included
  • Free WiFi onboard
  • Free cancellation up to 48 hours
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