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From Geneva: Yvoire Castle & Lake Geneva Cruise

1. From Geneva: Yvoire Castle & Lake Geneva Cruise

Board a comfortable vehicle, drive along Geneva lake to reach the fortified village of Yvoire. It is authentic, with its ramparts and gates that were used to defend the town. Built in 1036, Yvoire’s castle is the target of all photography-lovers of Yvoire. When under construction in the 14th century, the military dungeon was used to watch the navigation and control the road that linked Geneva to the high valley of the Rhône and to Italy. Today, the majestic shape of the castle is still standing as a sentinel on Lake Geneva. Spend some free time and enjoy the atmosphere of this unique place. Enjoy the restaurants with its typical fish dish called “filet de perche” in front of the magnificent Lake. Classified among the most beautiful villages of France, the medieval city of Yvoire, fishermen's authentic village, is situated right by the Leman Lake. It is outstandingly flowery and livened up by artists and craftsmen, is one of the inescapable sites of Chablais. You will be enchanted with the Garden “des Cinq Sens” and its labyrinth of greenery. 700-years-old, the village has miraculously preserved invaluable testimonies of past: castle, ramparts, doors and ditch. It is a member of a prestigious Association of the “Most Beautiful Villages of France”. You will have a map and you can wonder yourself in this beautiful village. To come back to Geneva, board an old steamer boat “Belle Epoque” cruise, an original journey to enjoy the banks of the lake from the water.

From Geneva: Day Trip to Chamonix & Geneva City Tour

2. From Geneva: Day Trip to Chamonix & Geneva City Tour

Combine 2-days in one and enjoy the little time that you have to spend in Geneva to explore its most beautiful landscapes. Only 90 minutes away from Geneva, take a coach and go directly to Chamonix. Enjoy the little streets of Chamonix full of charm and admire Mont Blanc, the highest peak in Europe. Admire all of the beautiful mountains that surround you. Afterwards, go back to Geneva and do the city tour of Geneva that will bring you to visit the international part through the center of the world’s peacemaking organizations, followed by a tour of the main tourist attractions of the city such as Jet d'eau (Fountain) and the wonderful Flower Clock. Moreover, get a taste of Genevan history with the mini train Tramway Tour and dig even deeper into the Old Town with your guide on a walking tour.

Aosta: Private Walking Tour with Food and Wine Tastings

3. Aosta: Private Walking Tour with Food and Wine Tastings

Aosta is an ancient city with a complex and charming history; Take the chance to discover it with a qualified guide who will show you the artistic excellence and landmarks, pointing out the most secret corners of the city, as well as the amazing Mont Blanc.   The walk begins from Porta Pretoria, the main gate of the Roman center, before heading towards the stupefying facade of the Roman Theater. See the amazing cryptoporticus, an underground gallery framing the two original twin temples of the holy terrace. Next, pass by the classic landmarks the Sant'Orso collegiate church and the Aosta Cathedral with its two characteristic clock towers.   The tour will end with a tasting of typical products including a selection of cured meat, two kinds of Fontina cheese, Toma from Gressoney, and two glasses of local wine.

Chamonix Mont-Blanc and Annecy Sightseeing Trip

4. Chamonix Mont-Blanc and Annecy Sightseeing Trip

Combine 2 days in one, and enjoy the little time you have to spend in Geneva to explore its most beautiful landscapes. Only 90 minutes away from Geneva, take a coach and go directly to Chamonix. Enjoy its little streets full of charm, and admire Mont Blanc, the highest peak in Europe. You will take delight in seeing all the beautiful mountains that surround you. After that, go back to Geneva on a bus through the French countryside, and get a walking guided tour of 45 minutes in Annecy. Called the "Venice of the Alps", the town offers harmonious and romantic landscapes. See the famous markets of Annecy with your guide, and spend some free time in the picturesque small streets with endless flower-filled balconies.

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What people are saying about Haute-Savoie

This tour was perfect! Our first stop in Chamonix was to go the cable cars to visit Aiguille du Midi mountain top, at 3,842-metre, in Mont Blanc. The views are mesmerizing! There's a gift shop and restaurant overlooking ‘heaven.’ Back down with the cable cars, the small town of Chamonix and all the unique shops and restaurants are welcoming, and the local people are very friendly and fluent in English. Buying souvenirs and keepsakes was easy as there were plenty to choose from. Our tour guide, ‘Roger’ (we couldn't pronounce his Latvia name, so he said we could call him Roger), shared all the history, little secrets, and great tips to make this experience memorable. 5/5 for this trip. Well organized, and thank you so much to Swiss Tours!

Eventhough the tour detail is not so clear...but the arrangement on site is amazingly smooth! We had a great experience today...thank you! Will recommend this to our friends!

Excellent .... we met lausanne ... vevey and montreaux ... with a personalized guide .... called Zsolt ... very attentive ... he chose the best places and very professional

The village is beautiful but does not need more than a few hours to enjoy. Boat ride back to Geneva was refreshing.

Very nice village. Relax. Lots of opportunities to chill, eat and drink.