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From Geneva: Annecy Half-Day Trip

From Geneva: Annecy Half-Day Trip

Annecy, located just 45-minutes from Geneva, is a town that has been awarded France’s prestigious Art and History designation. When you arrive in Annecy you’ll have a guided orientation walk and then plenty of free time to explore Annecy on your own. Please note that if you select the afternoon tour, then this will be self-guided.  As you walk through the streets of this charming town on the River Thiou you’ll come across numerous food and flea markets and historic monuments and landmarks. Browse the shops and stop to try a traditional dish at one of the many restaurants or cafés.

Annecy: City Highlights Self-Guided Scavenger Hunt & Tour

Annecy: City Highlights Self-Guided Scavenger Hunt & Tour

Get to know Annecy at your own pace on this interactive scavenger hunt walking tour played on your phone. Decipher riddles, interact with the most important attractions of the city, and unlock interesting facts and legends. An ideal outdoor activity for first time visitors, couples, groups, families, and children. Can be used as a great team-building activity. You will receive a link for the mobile app and login credentials after booking. Log in to the app and start your adventure with the map as your guide. Soak in the vibrant atmosphere while listening to stories of this historical town. At each stop, learn about the attraction and solve a location-based riddle that can only be solved if you reach the specific location. Use logic, imagination, observation, and team spirit to unlock the correct code and reveal the next destination of the city sightseeing game. During the tour, choose to pause the app at any time to take a break or spend some more time to see the sights. Take time to see the famous Annecy Cathedral, Le Palais de I'Île, Église Notre Dame de Liesse, Old Town Hall, and more. Learn facts about the history and culture city of Annecy throughout the tour. Explore the city at your own pace while playing a fun treasure hunt game with your team.

Geneva City Tour and Annecy Visit

Geneva City Tour and Annecy Visit

On this 7-hour combined program, you’ll head to Annecy, located just 45 minutes away by bus. Annecy is often referred to as the Venice of the Alps and draws visitors to its romantic landscapes. You’ll have a half-hour orientation to the old town and its colorful pedestrian streets. The town, crossed by the River Thiou, offers a picturesque and enchanting scene, and numerous food markets and flea markets enliven the streets. Rich in cultural activities, including museums and castles to visit, Annecy has received the coveted Art and History designation. After spending some free time in Annecy, get to know Geneva on a 2-hour guided tour that takes you to the city’s international district that’s home to the world’s peacemaking organizations, and to the city center as well. Enjoy a mini-train tramway tour and a guided walk through the historic old town area.

Annecy: 1-Hour Segway Discovery Tour

Annecy: 1-Hour Segway Discovery Tour

Discover the pleasure of riding a Segway on a 1-hour tour of Annecy. Benefit from a 10 to 15-minute training session on how to operate the self-balancing vehicle before you set off. Journey alongside the clear waters of Annecy Lake and be seduced by the various gardens bordering the water. Marvel at the picturesque Jardins de l'Europe (Gardens of Europe) and La Pâquier. Get a stunning view of the Parc Charles-Bosson, adorned with beautiful trees and more. Listen as your guide tells the story of Annecy and lets you take photos of the amazing landscape. Feel free to ask any questions about the city and surrounding area. End by admiring the magnificent Belle Epoque façade of the Imperial Palace hotel, where notable personalities such as Edith Piaf, Charlie Chaplin and Winston Churchill have all been welcomed.

Annecy: Escape game outdoor - the shadow of the sword

Annecy: Escape game outdoor - the shadow of the sword

Discover Annecy at your own pace with our Outdoor Escape Game. In autonomy, follow the course, solve the riddles, take secret passages! The adventure plunges you into Annecy's past, between the 13th and the 19th century. This city game is inspired by the mechanisms of treasure hunts and escape games and uses the sensors of your smartphones for always more interaction and surprises. Enigmas, challenges, reflection, observation ... Discover historical figures and unusual details. Observe the main monuments of the city, you may find the key to certain puzzles! "1298 You learn that a sword with evil powers has been offered to the Count of Geneva. This dangerous blade could well destroy the city if it fell into bad hands. You will have to investigate, over the centuries to manage to find where it is today. »» Discover 6 centuries of history by playing. The adventure begins Quai de la Tournette/Quai Bayreuth in Annecy. NO NEED TO DOWNLOAD THE GETYOURGUIDE APPLICATION we will send you the access link by e-mail and sms automatically, just after your purchase. After purchase, you will receive a link by email and text message to launch the game on your smartphones. Don't forget to check your spam folder. Click on the link and start your adventure whenever you like, guided by the map. During the adventure, you can take a break at any time and resume later. Only the time of the puzzles is timed. Indices are available if you are blocked. Take the time to see Annecy Castle, the Cathedral, the Ile Palace, the old town hall, etc. Explore the city at your own pace while playing. All team members can connect simultaneously to the game with their own phones. To play : - smartphones loaded with data package - A team (1 to 4 players) - about 2 hours - The adventure begins on the Quai de la Tournette/Quai Bayreuth in Annecy

Cruseilles: Horseback Riding in the Countryside

Cruseilles: Horseback Riding in the Countryside

Make your way to the activity provider's stables and get ready to explore the Savoyard countryside on horseback. Start with a welcome and meet your horse. The activity provider will help you get on your horse and give you some instructions. Make your way through the trails of the Savoyard hinterland on horseback. Listen to your guide who will tell you different stories and legends about the beautiful Savoyard region. Depending on the ride, discover the old quail baths, the Mandallaz Nature Reserve, medieval scenery, the plateaux of the Geneva Basin, and mountain pastures. Along the way, admire the flora and fauna throughout the breathtaking landscapes. Return to the stables and, if you wish, brush your horse and feed them some treats.

Annecy: 1.5-Hour Segway Tour

Annecy: 1.5-Hour Segway Tour

Experience the charm and beauty of the alpine town of Annecy from a different perspective on a 1.5-hour guided tour by Segway. Get a short training session on the easy-to-use personal transporters to ensure you feel confident before you set off. Make your way down to the crystal clear waters of Lake Annecy, surrounded by the mountains of the Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes. Be seduced by the various gardens bordering the lake, and hear the story of the town as you take souvenir pictures of the scenic landscapes and historic buildings. Admire the magnificent hotel of the Imperial Palace where Charlie Chaplin, Winston Churchill and the singer Edith Piaf were all guests. Enter the medieval Old Town and discover its amazing network of canals and tiny streets. End at the Thiou River which, at just 3.5 kilometers long, is one of the smallest rivers in France.

Annecy 2-Hour Segway Tour

Annecy 2-Hour Segway Tour

Meet your guide at Mobilboard. Start with an introduction to riding the Segway, and a presentation of the safety rules. Begin the experience by strolling along the clear waters of Annecy Lake.Feel intrigued by the various gardens bordering the lake. Hear the story of Annecy, take pictures on your Segway, and ask questions about the city. Continue your trip by admiring the magnificent Imperial Palace, which has welcomed personalities such as Edith Piaf, Charlie Chaplin or Churchill. Carry on your getaway in the medieval Old Town and discover its canals, tiny streets and churches. Finish the experience by getting of the beaten track along the Thiou river. 

Annecy-le-Vieux, France: Electric and Muscle Bike Rentals

Annecy-le-Vieux, France: Electric and Muscle Bike Rentals

Experience the beauty of Lake Annecy in a unique way with our electric and muscle bike rentals. Whether you prefer leisurely rides or adventurous trails, our bikes offer the perfect mode of transportation to explore the picturesque surroundings. Conveniently located at our Outside base in Annecy-le-Vieux, between Albigny and Petit Port, you can easily collect your bikes at the Rivage Hôtel & Spa. From there, embark on a journey along the shores of Lake Annecy, discovering hidden gems and scenic viewpoints along the way. Our electric bikes provide effortless pedaling, allowing you to cover more ground with ease, while our muscle bikes offer a more traditional cycling experience for those seeking a workout. With options to suit every preference, you can tailor your biking adventure to your liking.

Lyon: City Highlights Segway Tour

Lyon: City Highlights Segway Tour

Discover the streets of Lyon in a fun way on this guided Segway tour. Feel confident while you drive with the included safety briefing and tutorial session before the tour. Uncover the charm of the Old Town and be refreshed on a ride through Tête d'Or Park. Meet your guide at a centrally-located point in the Old Town (Vieux-Lyon) and learn how to drive a Segway before heading off on your riding adventure. Cross thorugh the red Bellecour Square, the city's main square. Zip along at high speeds on the banks of the slow-flowing Rhône river. Take in sweeping views of Lyon as your hair blows in the wind. Admire views of the old Hospital (Grand Hôtel-Dieu), the Basilica Notre Dame de Fourvière, and Croix-Rousse. After a few moments arrive in Tête d'Or Park's verdant oasis. Visit the botanical garden, see a part of the zoo, and go for a stroll along the lake before ending the tour with a stop in Terreaux Square to see its 19th century Fontaine Bartholdi fountain.

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What people are saying about Annecy

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4.5
(447 reviews)

The segway is a perfect way to visit a city and gain some perspective. The guide was very friendly with good comments; too bad the comments were in French and English, which took up a little time during the entire visit.

Gabriel the guide on the Geneva tour was amazing!! He knew so much history and was a very informative and friendly guide! Had a great time on the boat tour as well

The guide should have a microphone and the tourists should have earpieces. Otherwise, when the tourist is not next to the guide, he cannot hear him well

It could have been longer but overall it was an awesome trip, definitely worth the money!!!

We had a very pleasant time. Very nice place and very welcoming staff. A big thank-you!