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Lake Annecy, Chamonix & Mont Blanc



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 use your Mont Blanc Multipass to ride across the stunning landscape of the Haute Savoie, on this wonderful, and wonderful-value, holiday to France.

French Alps Holiday Highlights

  • Explore beautiful Lake Annecy on an included tour
  • A Mont Blanc Multipass ticket for use on the Chamonix Valley trains and cable cars
  • A visit to the Alpine resort of Chamonix
  • The chance to discover Lake Geneva, Evian and Yvoire

What does the price include?

  • Six nights' bed and breakfast accommodation at the three-star Ibis Styles Annecy Gare Centre (upgrade hotel available for a supplement)
  • A tour of Annecy
  • A Mont Blanc Multipass
  • 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

French Alps Holiday Itinerary

Day One: Fly from the UK to Switzerland

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

Day Two: Included tour of Annecy

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: Included Chamonix and Mont Blanc tour

The highlight of our holiday for many, today's included excursion takes us to Chamonix. Here you'll be free to relax, explore, or perhaps use your included Mont Blanc Multipass (which gives you unlimited access on all participating and operating cable cars and trains) to board the historic Montenvers rack railway, 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, which rises to a jaw-dropping altitude of 3,842 metres at the top station for Mont Blanc (the closest you can get to the summit without climbing), before we return to our hotel.

Day Four: Optional day trip to Lake Geneva

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: Optional Aix-les-Bains tour

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: Day at leisure

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: Fly back to the UK

Transfer back to the airport to check-in for your flight home.

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. Behind the hotel, a pedestrianised walkway runs alongside one of the waterways that flow into Lake Annecy - ideal for a stroll into town and down to the lake shore.

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.

Mont Blanc Multipass

The operating dates of the individual cable cars, trams and trains included in your Mont Blanc Multipass can vary. Your Tour Manager will be on hand in Chamonix to advise you accordingly.

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.

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*Low deposit of £79 per person applies to new bookings made between 1st and 31st October 2017 (inclusive) only. This offer only applies to selected flight-inclusive holidays. This offer is subject to availability and may be withdrawn at any time.

Lake Annecy, Chamonix & Mont Blanc reviews verified by reevooReevoo

Lake Annecy, Chamonix & Mont BlancScores 8.4 out of 10 based on 31 reviews
(8 out of 10)


Cornwall Couple
a great holiday would of been even better if one of the excursions hadn't been cancelled . Tour Manager was excellent!!
Confirmed traveller: 20 October 2017
Published on: 12 November 2017
(10 out of 10)


great holiday wonderfull place John an excellent guide
Confirmed traveller: 20 October 2017
Published on: 06 November 2017
(7 out of 10)


East Grinstead Couple
The Hotel was not up to expectation, in a rundown area, and a long walk to the town.
Confirmed traveller: 29 September 2017
Published on: 15 October 2017
(10 out of 10)


Clevedon Couple
Great location on lake with fine scenery, walks and opportunity for boat trips. Charming old town, within easy walking distance of accommodation. The Aparthotel was excellent, with good selection of food for the buffet breakfast. Trips well organised by Guide.
Everything went very smoothly.
Confirmed traveller: 22 September 2017
Published on: 19 October 2017
(8 out of 10)


Annecy is lovely place and the hotel was only a short walk from the old town.
Included excursions were excellent but pity about the weather on the Chamonix trip!
A good value holiday in a stunning location. Yes, I recommend it.
Confirmed traveller: 22 September 2017
Published on: 16 October 2017
(10 out of 10)


Dover Couple
An excellent holiday, all helped by our tour manager John.
Would recommend to others.
Many Thanks
Confirmed traveller: 22 September 2017
Published on: 15 October 2017
(9 out of 10)


Felixstowe Couple
On the whole it was very good .We where fortunate with the weather and the trips where most enjoyable. The breakfasts arrangement where excellent.
Confirmed traveller: 08 September 2017
Published on: 18 September 2017