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Lake Annecy (Lac d'Annecy) Tours

Surrounded by the dramatic heights of Massif des Bauges Natural Park and well-known for its vivid turquoise hue, Lake Annecy adds to a serene landscape, flanked by the grassy multi-centennial Jardins de l’Europe on one side and Annecy's idyllic Old Town area on the other. Often described as a living Savoyard postcard (some even go as far as dubbing it the "Venice of the Alps" for its quaint canals), Annecy and its lake appeal to leisure travelers and adventure-seeking watersport enthusiasts alike, with the pristine beaches and ample opportunities for swimming, speed boating, sailing and water-skiing.

Most visitors visit Lake Annecy on half-day tours from nearby Geneva to delve into the city’s rich history and wander its colorful canal-side streets. Travelers can also opt for a full-day tour of both Geneva and Annecy and hop on a scenic cruise.

Insider’s Tip: Active travelers should consider cycling the 25-mile (40-km) route around Lake Annecy, which offers sprawling views of the famed aqua-colored body of water.

Practical Info

Lake Annecy is located in the Auvergne-Rhône- Alpes region in eastern France, just a few minutes from the Swiss border. It extends from its eponymous city all the way to Verthier. While it is possible to get to Lake Annecy from a dozen different villages, the best viewpoint is from Annecy. From Lyon, drive along A43 and A41; from Geneva, opt for the A41. A large underground car park is located near Annecy’s waterfront on Quai Eustache Chappuis. Regular train service also runs to Annecy from Lyon, Chambéry and Geneva.

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Annecy Half-Day Tour from Geneva, Geneva, null

Annecy Half-Day Tour from Geneva

4.5 star rating: Recommended 60 Reviews

Dubbed the ‘Venice of the Alps,’ the French town of Annecy is a feast for the eyes (and all the other senses, really). Board a coach in Geneva for an easy ...  Read more

Location: Geneva, Switzerland
Duration: 5 hours (approx.)

From USD $59.67
Geneva and Annecy Tour With Optional Lake Geneva Cruise, Geneva, Bus & Minivan Tours

Geneva and Annecy Tour With Optional Lake Geneva Cruise

4.5 star rating: Recommended 50 Reviews

Discover the charm of Geneva and Annecy on this combination sightseeing tour. Start with a 2-hour tour of Geneva to see top attractions like the UN ...  Read more

Location: Geneva, Switzerland
Duration: 9 hours (approx.)

From USD $100.83

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