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Mont Blanc, Lake Geneva and Annecy

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Experience more with so much included

  • Happy by day two or we'll bring you home with a full refund
  • 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
  • Seven nights in four-star accommodation, including all local taxes, with breakfast and three dinners (two for 2022) at quality, local restaurants

The Signature Tour option includes all of the above as well as:

  • Dine at one of the highest restaurants in Europe at the very peak of Aiguille du Midi, a post-lunch hot drink will set you up for an afternoon of alpine adventure
  • Take your senses on a journey of discovery amidst the fragrant and colourful gardens of medieval Yvoire
  • Step into the ancient cellars of Château De Chillon for a private tasting of unique wines, made with grapes from the chateau’s vineyards
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At a Glance
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7 nights in 4-star accommodation
Return flights & transfers
Return Eurostar, TGV & transfers
Programme of daily tours & visits
Daily breakfast & 3 dinners
Expert tour manager
Checked Luggage
 

 

Offers available on this holiday

 

Book either two new holidays or a second holiday between 1 April and 31 July 2022 and save 20% on your second holiday if it is a river, yacht or ocean cruise departing in 2022. Savings will be applied to your final balance post-booking. Find out more

 

 

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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

Mont Blanc, Lake Geneva & Annecy

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
  • Daily breakfast and three dinners in local restaurants (for 2022, price includes two dinners)
  • All tours as mentioned
  • All local accommodation taxes and airport taxes
  • 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.

Classic Tours Information

Along with your experienced and knowledgeable tour manager and local experts, you’ll discover so much on our award-winning Classic tours, offering the best value for money way for you to explore the world.

Our tour managers have been rated as the best in the business for their knowledge and experience and will go above and beyond to ensure every aspect of your holiday runs smoothly – so all you need to worry about is your packing.

Signature Tours Information

Take in the breathtaking views of snow-capped peaks as you dine at one of Europe’s highest restaurants, sample a selection of unique wines at an enhanced private tasting in the atmospheric cellars of Château De Chillon and discover a horticultural treasure trove of plants and flowers in the delightful gardens of medieval Yvoire.

Chattaeu de Chillon Wine
 

What's extra on this tour?

This Signature Tour includes everything from the Classic Tour as well as the following:

  • Dine at one of the highest restaurants in Europe at the very peak of Aiguille du Midi, a post-lunch hot drink will set you up for an afternoon of alpine adventure
  • Take your senses on a journey of discovery amidst the fragrant and colourful gardens of medieval Yvoire
  • Step into the ancient cellars of Château De Chillon for a private tasting of unique wines, made with grapes from the chateau’s vineyards. View dates & prices

What makes Signature Tours different?

Signature Tours give you the option to experience more and are available on over 40 of our European and Worldwide itineraries. Enjoy the more exclusive atmosphere of travelling in a small group of 25 or fewer guests, with up to three enhanced experiences included to help make your holiday truly exceptional. Find out more

Small Groups Information

On a range of tours we are delighted to offer the option to travel in a small group of up to 25 people.
You’ll enjoy the same sociable atmosphere of a typical Riviera Travel holiday - but with a smaller number of travellers and a touch more exclusivity.

Available across our range of UK, European and select Worldwide tours; just look out for the icon on holiday pages.

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.

Holiday Style Information

You can choose to take this holiday as a Classic Tour or a Small Group Tour.

 
Our Classic Tour holidays offer an immersive tour experience at excellent value, you'll always get to the heart of your destination on carefully planned visits and expertly guided tours. And of course, we'll always adhere to local health and safety guidelines and social distancing for as long as necessary.
 
Our Small Group Tour holidays are limited to 25 people or fewer so you can enjoy the same great Riviera experience, but with a smaller number of travellers. 
 

To see all available departures, please click View Dates & Prices

Useful Information

Fact File

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

Visa Information

UK Citizens do not require a visa to enter France however must have a valid passport. For the most up-to-date passport and visa information visit www.gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice/france/entry-requirements

We are unable to accept responsibility if you are unable to travel because you have not complied with any passport/entry/immigration requirements.

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.

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

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