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Lake Annecy, Chamonix & Mont Blanc

7 days from £659*
Departing: September 2017 - October 2018
* Price shown: 12 May 2018 from -
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France's most stunning scenery

Immerse yourself in the beauty of the French Alps and the sophistication of Lake Annecy, on this perfect seven-day tour. See imposing Mont Blanc and use your included Mont Blanc Multipass to ride across Haute Savoie's verdant alpine landscape. Relax in peaceful Annecy and visit lakeside Aix-les-Bains on an optional tour.

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 (upgrades available)
  • A Tour of Annecy
  • A Mont Blanc Multipass
  • Return Eurostar travel from London to Lyon and onward train travel to Annecy
  • 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: Rail travel to France

Board the Eurostar at London's St Pancras International and depart for Lyon, where you'll change to France's highly efficient national rail network to enjoy a scenic onward journey to Annecy.

Day Two: Included tour of Annecy

This morning enjoy your first included tour, taking in the history, sights and sounds of beautiful Annecy, with its crystalline lake and stunning Alpine mountain backdrop.

Later in the day, discover the shops and cafes at your own pace, visit the town's Chateau - complete with museum - and explore the Museum of Alpine Miniatures or the Conservatoire d'Art et d'Histoire. Alternatively, get your camera ready and take to the water on one of the steamboats that ply routes on the lake, for astounding views of the town and its surrounds.

Day Three: Included Chamonix and Mont Blanc tour

Admire the views as you head through the Alpine landscape to Chamonix.

There, you'll have time to explore. Perhaps use your Mont Blanc Multipass (which gives you unlimited access on all participating and operating cable cars and trains) to ride the historic Montenvers railway which carves its way through alpine forest to the edge of Mer de Glace - an enormous glacier. Alternatively, board the Aiguille de Midi cable-car, which steadily rises towards the top station for Mont Blanc and a height of 3842 metres (and the closest to the summit as you can get without climbing).

Day Four: Optional day trip to Lake Geneva

Join an optional excursion to the banks of Lake Geneva, home of the maze-like Jardin des Cinq Sens (Garden for the Five Senses), and Evian-les-Bains - known the world over for its crystal clear alpine spring water. Alternatively, choose to remain in Annecy, relax by the lake and explore the town.

Day Five: Optional Aix-les-Bains tour

This morning there's the opportunity to visit the manicured thermal spa-town of Aix-les-Bains, on the second of our optional excursions. Enjoy a guided tour of the town's elegant centre and be sure to make time to admire the views from the shores of nearby Lac du Bourget - maybe even take a dip.

Day Six: Day at leisure

Your final day is to be one of relaxation. Choose to spend time by the lake's calm shores, people-watch in any of the town's numerous cafes, or take to the water to see the surrounds from a different perspective.

Day Seven: Train back to the UK

Enjoy a last breakfast in your hotel, before taking a short transfer to the train station to begin your journey home via the Channel Tunnel.

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

Air travel package

This holiday is also available by air to Geneva. The transfer time from Geneva airport to the hotels is approximately 50 minutes.

Mont Blanc Multipass

Some of the cable cars, trams and trains included in your Multipass may be closed at certain times of the year. Your Tour Manager will be on hand in Chamonix to direct you accordingly.

Hotel transfer times

The transfer time from Annecy train station to your hotel is approximately 10 minutes.

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.

Foreign Office travel advice

Visit www.gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice to find out the latest Foreign And Commonwealth Office travel advice for your holiday destination, as well as information about passports and visas.

Lake Annecy, Chamonix & Mont Blanc reviews verified by reevooReevoo

Lake Annecy, Chamonix & Mont BlancScores 8.4 out of 10 based on 7 reviews
(8 out of 10)

ALAN

Couple
Annecy is beautiful but my wife and I, naturally, expected to travel together but we were issued with Eurostar seats separated by 14 seats. This was not acceptable to us so we had to request new tickets with seats next to each other. Subsequently we learned, from other members of this tour, that the original carriage was only half full which makes it even more difficult for us to understand why our original seats were so far apart.
Confirmed traveller: 23 June 2017
Published on: 25 July 2017
(5 out of 10)

PAULINE

Friends
As stated in my previous emails the hotel accommodation was note at a standard that I would have expected.
Confirmed traveller: 09 June 2017
Published on: 29 June 2017
(10 out of 10)

DAVID

Birmingham Couple
The holiday was great. Annecy is beautiful and quiet, the sort of place where you have no feeling of threat or insecurity when walking at night.
Our tour manager's love of the area was obvious and infectious. We have had several holidays with Newmarket and the tour managers have all been superb and John was all that we have come to expect.
Confirmed traveller: 09 June 2017
Published on: 24 June 2017
(10 out of 10)

Robert

BEDFORD Couple
Absolutely brilliant. Main reason for this opinion was the superb courier John could not be faulted!!!! Trip to Montreal Blanc was out of this world. Annecy was as we expected, beautiful. Mind you the glorious weather did help
Confirmed traveller: 19 May 2017
Published on: 26 June 2017