ANNECY & FRENCH ALPS

Resort - Annecy Sud (Seynod)

Overview

Nestling at the head of its lake, Annecy is an important tourist centre and a busy city. Its old town, dominated by the castle, is very photogenic with narrow winding cobbled streets lined with charming arcades. Alongside the sleepy river there are lovely sunny quays with numerous delightful cafés and flowers in profusion. In contrast to nearby Geneva, Annecy was staunchly Catholic during the Reformation and its late Renaissance cathedral is one of many historic buildings dating from those turbulent times. If you tire of exploring the historic buildings and the many shops and cafés, take a swim in the lovely waters of the lake or relax in the shady parks.

Prices from

£599 per person

Supplements may apply

Tour code: 852EC

Tour: ANNECY & FRENCH ALPS

Resort: Annecy Sud (Seynod)

Days: 8

Date Travelling: 31 August 2019

Travelling by: Coach

Hotel: Hotel Mercure Annecy Sud

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Itinerary

Day 1 - Outward Travel

Day 2 - Outward Travel

Day 3 - Chamonix

  • We travel along the shores of Lake Annecy and through spectacular Alpine scenery to the bustling town of Chamonix-Mont-Blanc.
  • The spectacular Mont Blanc Massif includes eleven peaks over 4000m in elevation, as well as several glaciers and mountain passes to Switzerland and Italy.
  • Following a long-running legal dispute, Chamonix is the only town allowed to use "Mont Blanc" in its official name.

Day 4 - Lac du Bourget Half Day

  • The largest natural lake in France, Lake Bourget is a haven of peace with welcoming beaches.
  • Our visit takes us to the main town of the lake, Aix-les-Bains, which has a wide promenade along the lake shore, lined with cafes.
  • Landmarks include the Roman ruin, Temple of Diana, in the town hall and the belle epoque Château de la Roche du Roi.

Day 5 - Day at Leisure

  • Today is left free to allow for relaxing in the hotel or exploring the local area.
  • Don't hesitate to enquire with the hotel reception regarding local attractions and travel options.

Day 6 - Geneva

  • The city of Geneva is situated on the shores of Lake Geneva (lac Leman in French) where the mighty Rhône leaves the lake.
  • Geneva is probably the world's most international city, home to many UN agencies as well as banks and businesses from all continents.
  • The elegant boulevards, graceful parks and lakeside promende offer the visitor a relaxed wander taking in the sights.

Day 7 - Return Travel

Day 8 - Return Travel

Clients are permitted to remain on the coach only when the driver is present. Excursion days may be altered to suit circumstances which arise or to take advantage of forecast changes in the weather, local events or drivers’ hours regulations. If it is important you visit somewhere on a specific day, please check in advance with your driver. The itinerary is designed to be a guide to the places encompassed by the tour, and the mention of certain towns or attractions does not necessarily imply that a stop will be made at the town or point of interest, unless specifically indicated in the itinerary or holiday brochure. All details contained in this itinerary were correct at the time of writing however changes may have occurred since printing. Every effort is made to rectify any errors as and when they come to our attention.

Hotel Mercure Annecy Sud

This excellent hotel is located on the edge of town with panoramic views of the surrounding mountains. A regular bus service to the centre operates daily. Facilities include an outdoor swimming pool and poolside restaurant for the summer season, the ‘Le 76’ restaurant and a cosy bar and lounge.

Contact Details


Tel No: 0033450520966

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