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Experience more with so much included

  • Take the iconic Montenvers cog railway to the 7 km long, Mer de Glace, Europe’s longest glacier - ticket fee included
  • Guided walking tour of medieval Annecy – the ‘Venice of Savoie’, plus enjoy a cruise of Europe’s purest lake
  • Experience Europe’s highest cable car to the astonishing Aiguille du Midi, the jagged peak opposite Mont Blanc with utterly spectacular views of France, Italy and Switzerland - cable car fee included
  • Visit the superbly preserved castle, Chateau de Chillon, with entrance fees included and relax in lakeside Montreux 
  • Guided walk of Aosta’s remarkable Roman legacy and experience the Mont Blanc Tunnel under the Alps to Italy
  • Visit ‘belle époque’ Evian, famous for its waters and medieval Yvoire nestling on Lake Geneva
  • Option to join complimentary walk
  • Services of our experienced tour manager
  • Return travel from a selection of regional airports or by Eurostar and TGV (French high speed train), and transfers to and from your hotel included
  • Seven nights in four-star accommodation, including all local taxes, with breakfast and two dinners in your selected hotel plus two dinners at quality, local restaurants

Selected departures from May to October 2019

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At a Glance
7 nights in 4-star accommodation
Return flights & transfers
Return Eurostar, TGV & transfers
Programme of daily tours & visits
Daily breakfast & 4 dinners
Expert tour manager
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Overview

Every day a different ambience, from alpine France to sophisticated Switzerland and historic Italy. The raw beauty of Mont Blanc with its immense glaciers, serene Lake Geneva and medieval Annecy are inspirational.  Rising in a great wall of granite and schist between France, Switzerland and Italy, the glorious, awe inspiring beauty of the Alps attracted Europe’s first “tourists” almost three centuries ago.

Chamonix nestles amongst the sweet scented pine forests at the foot of mighty Mont Blanc, Europe’s highest peak. From here you will discover a perfectly blended, unrivalled variety of landscapes, historic towns, stunning ice blue lakes and twisting mountain roads with amazing views of some of the world’s most spectacular scenery. You will be awestruck by the sheer scale of immense glaciers. Drive through the Mont Blanc tunnel to stunning Aosta boasting some of northern Italy’s finest Roman remains. Stroll around photogenic Annecy, famed for its lovely medieval castle and picturesque canals. Lake Geneva’s shoreline is studded with elegant “Belle Epoque” towns like Evian, haunt of the rich and famous and source of the eponymous water, and Yvoire, the quintessential medieval lakeside village. The finale of this excellent tour takes us over the mountains from Chamonix to Lake Geneva’s stunning Swiss Riviera, scaling seemingly impossible mountain roads with extraordinary panoramic views, to gorgeous Montreux. Not forgetting the wonderful medieval castle of Chateau Chillon, immortalized by Byron and resplendent on its lakeside outcrop just crying out to be explored.

Chamonix retains a delightful alpine atmosphere, full of tiny bistro’s offering the wholesome regional specialities that have fueled the hardy locals for centuries. Visitors here are guests in a natural theatre, with countless simple pleasures to savour. Take a walk or cable car for outstanding views as the sun slowly sinks. As the light fades with shadows climbing the mountainside you are treated to one of nature’s most beautiful spectacles. The gradual tinting of the peaks in the wonderful rose coloured hue of the sunset is a magical natural light show to behold. 

Your Itinerary

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Price Includes

The price of this holiday is based on two people sharing a twin room. Single rooms are subject to availability at the relevant supplement. The price includes return flights and transfers, seven nights’ accommodation with breakfast and two dinners in your hotel plus two in local restaurants. All tours as mentioned, all local accommodation taxes and airport taxes and the services of Riviera Travel tour manager.

Included excursions are guided tours of Annecy and Aosta, rail ticket fee for the Montenvers cog railway, entrance fee to the Chateau de Chillon, visits to Montreux, Evian and Yvoire, cable car fee for the journey to the Aiguille du Midi.

Complimentary Guided Walk

An increasing number of you want to stretch your legs whilst away so you may want to join a complimentary walk today. It’s not arduous, though it is best to have walking shoes or good trainers.
Our walk starts in Chamonix and we choose a route to suit our group and the weather. We will walk through the forest and across rivers, giving you a chance to immerse yourself in the area’s beautiful alpine scenery. There are stunning mountain views along the route and our local walking guide will tell us all we need to know about the area, its history and the flora and fauna. We will then return to Chamonix. Our walk can take up to four hours.

It’s a leisurely walk but places are strictly limited and must be pre-booked. This is not bookable online so please contact our reservations department for more information or to book.

Please note: This walk usually takes place on day 2 (afternoon), although this will be confirmed by your tour manager in resort.

Personalise Your Holiday

red helicopter over the Alps
 

Helicopter flight over the Alps - from £149 per person

Soar like an eagle in the only vehicle capable of affording you the stunning birds eye vista of the Mont Blanc Massif - a state of the art helicopter. This, one the most world famous mountain ranges, containing Europe's highest peak, is magnificent enough when seen from the ground, but from the air it truly is one of the most awe-inspiring displays of Mother Nature's treasures which you will ever behold. Such an abundance of peaks, mountains and granite aiguilles punching their way sharply through the glistening snow. More varied that any other group in the Alps, this flight is sure to delight any who dare to take to the skies. Rides last 20 minutes. More information is available upon request.

Please call us on 01283 742 300 to pre-book this experience.

Useful Information

Transfer Times

All transfer times listed here are approximate, and dependent on traffic. If you have a question regarding transfer times please don't hesitate to contact us

Arrival airport or train station First hotel location Transfer time Final hotel location Departure airport or train station Transfer time
Geneva Airport Chamonix 1 hr 30 Chamonix Geneva Airport 1 hr 30 mins
Annecy Station Annecy Station

Fact File

  • Currency: Euro
  • Deposit: £100 per person
  • Flight time:  Approx. 1 hr 30 mins
  • Language: French
  • Time zone: GMT+1
  • Country: France

Mobility

We want to ensure you make the correct choice before you book your holiday with us. If you have any concerns regarding the suitabilty of the holiday due to reduced mobility we would encourage you to call us to discuss these concerns. General information on mobility in connection with our tours can be found here.

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