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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

Itinerary

Day One

Journey by super-fast Eurostar train to Lyon, gateway to the Alps, and make the scenic transfer to Annecy.

Day Two

Our included guided tour introduces the lake and the town that graces its northernmost tip. A picture-postcard-perfect scene, Lake Annecy boasts sparkling waters, across which several steamers and pleasure craft ply their colourful courses, overlooked by the high peaks of the French Alps. Prosperous Annecy is a beguiling place, with the Old Town's quaint, flower-decked houses huddled beneath the ancient chateau, Shops and restaurants abound, and there are several museums and a cathedral to explore.

Day Three

Today's included excursion, perhaps the highlight of the holiday, journeys to famous Alpine resort Chamonix, in the shadow of towering Mont Blanc. We include a Mont Blanc Multipass, giving you unlimited access on all participating and operating cable cars and trains. Upon arrival in Chamonix, perhaps make a journey on the historic Montenvers rack railway to the edge of the vast Mer de Glace (Sea of Ice) above the town, or take the even more vertiginous ride on the Aiguille du Midi cable car to an eye-popping altitude of 3,842 metres - the closest you can get to the summit of Mont Blanc without climbing it!

Day Four

Rest and relax in the hotel and its surroundings, or more likely join today's wonderful optional excursion to the shores of Lake Geneva, calling at the improbably pretty village of Yvoire, famed as a 'village fleurie', and taking in Evian-les-Bains, a famous 'watering hole' in more ways than one, since the resort is not only celebrated for its health-giving treatments, but of course known the world over for its bottled spring water.

Day Five

The final optional excursion is to the celebrated spa town of Aix-les-Bains, including a walking tour around its elegant centre. Ornate formal gardens surround the imposing Belle Epoque buildings, while the Old Town, a rabbit warren of narrow streets, is a delight, and the Musee Faure houses some important Impressionist paintings. A mile or so from the town centre lies beautiful Lac du Bourget, another 'lakes and mountains' idyll.

Day Six

A last day is free simply to enjoy the beauty of your surroundings, perhaps taking to the water on a steamer, or if you are feeling more energetic, heading out on the lakeshore promenade on foot or by hired bicycle. The shops and restaurants of Annecy might tempt you to return, or perhaps you'll venture further afield.

Day Seven

Bid "au revoir" to your hosts, and transfer to Lyon railway station for the return Eurostar journey to the UK, after a wonderful Alpine holiday.

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.

Lake Annecy, Chamonix & Mont Blanc reviews verified by reevooReevoo

Lake Annecy, Chamonix & Mont BlancScores 8.4 out of 10 based on 5 reviews
(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