Annecy Lake and Mountains

  • 2-hour guided tour of Old Annecy
  • 1-hour commented cruise on Lake Annecy
  • Lunch in the old town
  • Travel to the Aravis Mountains
  • Guided tour of Le Grand-Bornand village and its heritage centre
  • Visit to a cheese dairy and a Savoie farmhouse cheese tasting session
  • Dinner in a restaurant serving Savoyard specialities
  • Overnight stay in Annecy or in the Aravis Mountains

Your guide will then take you on a detailed tour of the old town of Annecy, with its enchanting alleyways, historic bridges and impressive arcades. You will get the chance to discover the town’s 2 iconic landmarks – the Castle-Museum towering over the town, and the Palais de l’Ile (or “Old Prisons”), standing in the middle of the Thiou, the river that winds its way through Annecy.

Then you will embark for an hour-long commented cruise across the lake. This round trip, which sets sail from Annecy, is a wonderful opportunity to discover the lake’s majestic setting and to catch a glimpse of the authentic villages and exquisite dwellings dotted around the waterfront.

Once back on dry land, it’s time for lunch.

After lunch, you will travel to the Aravis Mountains, at some 30 km from Annecy. A luscious green valley where traditional villages nestle peacefully, surrounded by awe-inspiring ranges of mountains.

A stop-off is planned in Le Grand Bornand to discover the village and its heritage centre: a historic farm decorated as in days gone by. The journey continues to a present-day working farm. After visiting the farm (and participating in a few activities), indulge in the mouth-watering homemade cheese tasting session! If our schedule permits, you will have some free time for a short stroll before enjoying a scrumptious dinner of Savoyard specialities in a traditional chalet-restaurant.

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