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Lake Annecy, Chamonix & Mont Blanc

7 days from £569*
Departing: June - October 2017
* Price shown: 14 October 2017 from London Luton - LTN
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Unparalleled mountain majesty

Discover the captivating scenery of the French Alps, breathtaking Mont Blanc, and the sun-blessed sophistication of lakeside Annecy. Visit charming Aix-les-Bains on an optional excursion, and ride the Mont Blanc Tramway across the stunning landscape of the Haute Savoie, on this wonderful, and wonderful-value, break.

Tour Highlights And Inclusions

  • Explore beautiful Lake Annecy on an included tour
  • Travel on the Mont Blanc Tramway - France's highest tram line
  • A visit to the Alpine resort of Chamonix
  • The chance to discover Lake Geneva, Evian and Yvoire
  • Six nights' bed and breakfast accommodation at the three-star Ibis Styles Annecy Gare Centre (upgrade hotel available for a supplement)
  • Return flights from the UK to Geneva
  • Comfortable, air-conditioned coach travel throughout
  • Fully escorted by a friendly, experienced Tour Manager

Single rooms are available for a supplement

Itinerary

Day One

Fly to Geneva and transfer to your hotel, where you'll be met by your Tour Manager.

Day Two

This morning's included tour will reveal the history and landmarks of Annecy, its lakeside setting enhanced by the majestic Alpine peaks towering on its horizon. The River Thiou winds through its heart, and flowers cascade down from the terraces of quayside restaurants.

Afterwards you're free to shop and explore. Visit the Observatoire des Lacs in the Chateau, the Museum of Alpine Miniatures and the Conservatoire d'Art et d'Histoire, or board one of the steamers that ply Lake Annecy for a cruise on this most picturesque of Europe's lakes.

Day Three

The highlight of our holiday for many, today's included excursion takes us from Le Fayet to Nid d'Aigle aboard the Mont Blanc Tramway. Relax as you glide through the spectacular mountain landscape before we head to Chamonix. Here you'll be free to relax, explore, board the historic Montenvers rack railway (payable locally), which makes its way through the pine forests to the edge of the vast Mer de Glace (Sea of Ice) that sweeps down the valley above the town, or even ride the Aiguille du Midi cable-car (payable locally), which rises to a jaw-dropping altitude of 3,842 metres at the top station on Mont Blanc, before we return to our hotel.

Day Four

The first of our optional excursions takes us to Lake Geneva. We'll stop in lovely Yvoire, home of the marvellous Jardin des Cinq Sens (Garden for the Five Senses), before heading to Evian-les-Bains. Now known around the world for its bottled spring water, the springs at Evian were first popularised in the early 19th Century, and rose to become one of the most exclusive summer resorts in the region - attracting Proust, the Lumiere Brothers and many more to its villas and elegant hotels.

Day Five

Our second optional excursion is to the spa town of Aix-les-Bains. After a guided walk around Aix's elegant centre, you'll have time to visit the spa pump rooms, and take the waters, or admire the stunning views from the shores of nearby Lac du Bourget.

Day Six

Spend your final full day in France relaxing or exploring as you see fit. Our Tour Manager will be happy to suggest things to see and places to go.

Day Seven

Transfer back to the airport for check-in and your flight home.
Departure Airport Date Price From
Bristol
Bristol 24 June 2017 £799
Bristol
Bristol 02 September 2017 £719
Bristol
Bristol 16 September 2017 £719
Bristol
Bristol 23 September 2017 £709
Bristol
Bristol 07 October 2017 £629
Bristol
Bristol 14 October 2017 £599
Edinburgh
Edinburgh 24 June 2017 £859
Edinburgh
Edinburgh 23 September 2017 £739
Edinburgh
Edinburgh 07 October 2017 £659
London Gatwick
London Gatwick 24 June 2017 £749
London Gatwick
London Gatwick 02 September 2017 £719
London Gatwick
London Gatwick 16 September 2017 £719
London Gatwick
London Gatwick 23 September 2017 £709
London Gatwick
London Gatwick 07 October 2017 £629
London Gatwick
London Gatwick 14 October 2017 £599
London Heathrow
London Heathrow 02 September 2017 £729
London Heathrow
London Heathrow 16 September 2017 £729
London Heathrow
London Heathrow 14 October 2017 £609
London Luton
London Luton 24 June 2017 £709
London Luton
London Luton 02 September 2017 £789
London Luton
London Luton 16 September 2017 £709
London Luton
London Luton 23 September 2017 £699
London Luton
London Luton 07 October 2017 £619
London Luton
London Luton 14 October 2017 £569
Manchester
Manchester 24 June 2017 £749
Manchester
Manchester 02 September 2017 £744
Manchester
Manchester 16 September 2017 £719
Manchester
Manchester 23 September 2017 £709
Manchester
Manchester 07 October 2017 £629
Manchester
Manchester 14 October 2017 £599

Aparthotel Adagio Annecy Centre ★★★★

Located in the heart of the city, this bright, modern and stylish aparthotel is a 10-minute walk from the lakeshore and the old town.

Ibis Style Annecy Centre Gare ★★★

The Ibis Hotel is located within 10 minutes walk of Annecy old town.

Further Information

Rail travel packages

This holiday is also available by rail, travelling directly from London to Lyon by Eurostar, then onward from Lyon to Annecy by local rail services. The transfer time from Annecy train station to the hotels is approximately 10 minutes.

Hotel transfer times

The transfer time from Geneva airport to your hotel is approximately 50 minutes.

Combining hotel transfers

We sometimes need to combine transfers to and from your hotel. We always try to keep any wait to a minimum, but you may be asked to wait at the airport for up to an hour, while other incoming flights arrive, before the transfer to your hotel. Similarly, we may need to transfer you back to the airport up to three hours before your flight home departs.

Special requirements

If you have notified us of any special requirements, please check that they have been noted and acknowledged. This is especially important with any dietary needs you may have.

Disabled access

The majority of our tours involve a certain amount of walking, including a short walk from the coach stop to the town, attraction or venue you're visiting. If you are bringing a wheelchair, please let us know at the time of booking so that appropriate arrangements can be made.

Itinerary changes

Occasionally, for operational reasons, we may have to change the order of the excursions on your holiday. The final day-by-day itinerary will be confirmed on your Final Travel Documents, which you will receive approximately three weeks prior to your departure.

Changes to your hotels

Should circumstances require, we reserve the right to accommodate you in alternative hotels, of a similar standard, nearby. Full details of your hotels will be sent with your Final Travel Documents.