Annecy & Pérouges
At the foot of the French Alps, on the north banks of a magnificent lake, lies the picturesque town of Annecy also called the Venice of Savoy. Make the most of your stay in Lyon & discover along this full day private tour, one of the best sightseeing attractions in France.
Perouges Medieval Town Annecy Old Town stroll
At 8:00 am, your English speaking driver-guide picks you up at your hotel in Lyon or close suburbs and drive you to Annecy also called the Venise of the Alps.
En route, stop in Perouges medieval town, a unique listed village which makes you travel back to the Medieval times! Discover ancient houses from the 13th and 16th century, the beautiful main Square surrounded by wood facade houses and its eternal liberty tree. If you feel, enjoy a hot coffee with the local speciality called "galette" cake before following the journey.
At 11 am, visit Annecy Old town traversed by numerous canals and discover among the many sites, the imposing 12th century Palais de L’Isle located in the middle of the Thiou river.
Lunch in a typical Savoy local restaurant
Delight yourself in a local small restaurant having some Savoy region specialities: tartiflette, raclette, Cheese fondue, etc. Our guide will be happy to translate and explain all the different courses for you! Menus start from € 20 during the week (Special of the day) and € 25 on weekends. Lunch is not included.
Free time & Cruise on Annecy Lake
In early afternoon, enjoy some free time to buy some souvenirs or decide to explore more sights of Annecy like the castle /museum which offers a fantastic view over the town. Enjoy the special atmosphere of the many market stalls, souvenir shops, cafés & restaurants.
Finally, culminate this beautiful day in the Alps with an one hour boat cruise on Annecy majestic Lake (included in the tour).
From the heart of this exceptional landscape, discover lovely bordering towns with castles and admire the surrounding snow-topped Alpine peaks and the lake glittering blue water.
Option: Spend the full day in Annecy and instead of Perouges, enjoy a cheese tasting in a local fromagerie.
Meeting Point / Location For Tour Departure
If you stay in an appartment or an house in Lyon city or close suburbs, to ease pick up for your private guide, please be waiting outside in the street at your accommodation address - 10 min before tour departure time. Thank you!
Our Lyon Private Tours operated to Beaujolais, Cotes du Rhone, Burgundy, Macon wine regions and Perouges, Annecy cities allow you to make the most of your travels immersing yourself into the destination with absolute flexibility. With a knowledgeable English speaking guide native from Lyon region, visit the best sights at your pace, taste & interact with local wine-makers and artisan producers. You have specific requests or would like to do multiple private wine tours from Lyon, France? Please email us, we will be pleased to tailor your touring itinerary for you!