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Annecy & Chamonix

(Tour code: 17AIS)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. 


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Tour Highlights
  • Annecy
  • Cruise on Lake Annecy
  • Excursion to Evian-les-Bains
  • Excursion to the medieval town of Yvoire
  • Excursion to the Alpine resort of Chamonix
  • Lake Annecy Cruise
What’s Included (Full details)
  • Standard Class Rail
  • 3* Hotel Accommodation
    Breakfast Every Day
    Selected Evening Meals
  • Optional Bag Concierge

Itinerary & Map

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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.

Day 1

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


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
Lake Geneva
Day 3


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


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


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

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


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