Annecy & Pérouges
At 2 hrs away from Lyon, on the banks of a magnificent lake, stands Annecy city called the Venice of the Alps. Choose this private day tour from Lyon and don't miss this "must see" of the Rhone Alps region. Along this journey, discover one of the most beautiful natural sites in France, Annecy Old town & its beautiful alpine lake. En route, complete this tour program with a stop at Pérouges medieval town. A sightseeing day trip from Lyon full of beauty!
Visit of Perouges Medieval Town and Annecy Walking Tour:
At 8:00 am, your English speaking driver-guide picks you up at your hotel or appartment in Lyon city or close suburbs for a private day tour to Annecy & Perouges.
Begin this full day private excursion with 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 to the French Alps.
Around 11 am, with your private guide, 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.
Stroll through a labyrinth of quaint streets with medieval arcades, bridges, canals and flower-decked quays. On Tuesdays and Friday, enjoy the beautiful Annecy outdoor market with its local producers.
Lunch in an Annecy Restaurant serving typical Savoy cuisine:
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, not included.
Free time in Annecy Old Town & Cruise on Annecy Lake:
In early afternoon, have a 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 lyon private day trip to 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 tour in Annecy instead of Perouges and enjoy a cheese tasting in a fromagerie shop of the city center.
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!