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The wonders of the French Alps by train

This Annecy & Chamonix tour has been especially created to present the highlights of the area, from picturesque Evian-les-Bains, to the mountain town of Chamonix. 

  • Annecy
  • Cruise on Lake Annecy
  • Excursion to Evian-les-Bains
  • Excursion to the medieval town of Yvoire
  • Excursion to the Alpine resort of Chamonix
  • Stunning views of The Alps
What’s Included
  • Standard Class Rail
  • 3* Hotel Accommodation
    Breakfast Every Day
    Selected Evening Meals
  • Optional Bag Concierge

Annecy & Chamonix 2017Tour Details

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Day 1 Annecy

London to Annecy

Meet at our St Pancras Departure Office and take the Eurostar service to Paris, then travel by TGV to Annecy where you check in to the Ibis Centre Annecy for a five night stay. Enjoy dinner with your group in a local restaurant this evening.

  • Dinner
Day 2 Annecy


This morning enjoy a cruise on the crystal clear waters of Lake Annecy. Set at the foot of the Alps, the beautiful lake is surrounded by an incredible backdrop of mountain panoramas, which you can admire from the boat. Following the cruise, the rest of the day is free for you to explore Annecy.

  • Breakfast
Day 3 Lake Geneva
Lake Geneva


Today, travel by coach to Evian-les-Bains. The town, set on the shores of Lake Geneva, and known for its eponymous spring water is a delight to wander around, with its shady promenade by the water's edge. Continue on to Yvoire, an enchanting medieval town further round the lake where you can enjoy a stroll through the Old Town, with its narrow lanes or visit the gardens of the historic castle.

  • Breakfast
Day 4 Annecy


Today is free to explore Annecy, an Alpine town nestled on the northernmost tip of Lac d'Annecy, and known for its cobbled streets, winding canals and pastel-shaded houses.

  • Breakfast
Day 5 Chamonix


Today, travel to Chamonix via the Col des Aravis, from where you can admire the fantastic vistas over the snow-capped Alps. Chamonix rests at the foot of Mont Blanc.

  • Breakfast, Dinner
Day 6 Eurostar

Homeward bound

Today you leave Annecy by TGV for Paris, to join the Eurostar to St Pancras International in London.

  • Breakfast
Please note

Please note

Please note that while every departure of this tour will feature the same excursions, the order may differ from that shown above.

Departure Times

Provisional departure and return times, where available, can be found together with dates and prices by clicking on the 'Prices & Availability' button. We will write to you around 10 weeks before your departure date with the precise meeting times for your tour group.

What’s included
What's Included
  • Fully escorted by a UK Tour Manager from start to finish 
  • Exclusive meeting point at our St Pancras Departure Office 
  • All rail and coach travel throughout your tour 
  • 5 nights' hotel accommodation with breakfast each day 
  • 2 dinners 
  • Annecy including a fabulous lake cruise 
  • Excursions to Evian-les-Bains, Yvoire and Alpine Chamonix
Not Included
  • Cancellation and travel insurance: from £22.50 per person
  • Single supplement in a double/twin bedded room for sole use is £200 (Apr), £250 (All other departures) per tour
Kathryn Cambridge
Lori Mcclaren
Annecy & Chamonix

The wonders of the French Alps by train


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