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Lake Geneva (Lac Léman)
Lake Geneva (Lac Léman)

Lake Geneva (Lac Léman)

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The Basics

The western extremity of the lake is dominated by the city of Geneva, while the towns of Lausanne and Montreux lie on the northern and eastern shores, respectively. Day trips from these Swiss hot spots make it easy to explore lakeside landmarks such as the medieval bastion of Chillon Castle (Château de Chillon). Visitors can soak up the scenery on a Lake Geneva cruise, ride the GoldenPass Panoramic train into the Swiss Alps, take a Geneva sightseeing tour, or hop over the French border to explore Annecy, Chamonix, or Mont Blanc.

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Geneva and Annecy Tour With Optional Lake Geneva Cruise
Geneva and Annecy Tour With Optional Lake Geneva Cruise
star-4.5
$121.09 per adult
Traveler Favorite
Day tour Annecy and Geneva
The trip began and ended on time. Gabriel did the Annecy tour as well as Geneva city tour . He is a wealth of knowledge as well giving time on your own in Annecy after a short tour. Fabulous weather and day I highly recommend this tour
Debra_S, Sep 2021

Recent reviews from experiences in Geneva

star-5
All day tour was great!
Karla_B, Sep 2021
Geneva and Annecy Tour With Optional Lake Geneva Cruise
A great tour! Gabriel was amazing with all his knowledge about Annecy and Geneva. Really enjoyed learning so much. Tip: bring Euros for Annecy or credit card. I was also asked to show my COVID vaccine card when I ordered at a restaurant in Annecy.
star-5
Good Trip
Shailendra S, Nov 2019
Geneva and Annecy Tour With Optional Lake Geneva Cruise
Well organised and followed as described. We started in Annecy as the first part. The Geneva Tour was actually a separate tour which was done after our Annecy tour. Enough time was spent in Annecy. Always plan ahead with the weather :)
star-5
Good value
shestillwonders, Oct 2019
Geneva and Annecy Tour With Optional Lake Geneva Cruise
The trip covered everything announced, with announcements in 3 languages (provided consecutively by one guide). Good value for your money.
star-4
Very pretty town
James F, Aug 2019
Geneva and Annecy Tour With Optional Lake Geneva Cruise
Annecy is a very pretty old town and well worth the visit. The day we were there there was an interesting street market for local produce. The afternoon tour of Geneva and the lake cruise made for a long day, but we enjoyed it very much. Guide very talkative.
star-5
Lovely and Enjoyable
BeTrueAlways, Jul 2019
Geneva and Annecy Tour With Optional Lake Geneva Cruise
Lovely breathtaking views of Annecy and the lake. Gabriel our guide was a charming host and very helpful! Loved meeting new people and making friends. The boat ride was a wonderful end to my first full day in Geneva!
star-5
Geneva
Wohlfarth11, Jun 2019
Geneva and Annecy Tour With Optional Lake Geneva Cruise
Excellent adventures around Geneva. The boat tour was fantastic, highly recommended. Mini Train ride around the old town was an added bonus.
star-5
The day went very smooth and was...
jasonthornton89, Aug 2017
Geneva and Annecy Tour With Optional Lake Geneva Cruise
The day went very smooth and was definitely worth doing if you have one day in Geneva. We had the same guide for the entire day which was quite comforting. Annecy was beautiful and well worth seeing. The bus tour and tramway tours were a great way to see the main points of the city with some welcome stops to take photos. The lake cruise with a free drink was a perfect compliment to the day. Good value for money!
star-5
Our guide Herman and driver Shamira...
Patrine B, Sep 2017
Geneva and Annecy Tour With Optional Lake Geneva Cruise
Our guide Herman and driver Shamira were both fantastic. They made the day very enjoyable. Thank you.
star-4
Hector was a great guide. He was...
Ronald S, Aug 2017
Geneva and Annecy Tour With Optional Lake Geneva Cruise
Hector was a great guide. He was very knowledgeable and helpful. Annecy is a beautiful city. I am not sure the tour bus drive by near the UN is necessary maybe spend more time in the city center with the boat ride at the beginning of the Geneva tour instead of the end.
star-5
One of my favorite places. I loved...
Aryooper, May 2018
Geneva and Annecy Tour With Optional Lake Geneva Cruise
One of my favorite places. I loved walking around Annecy. And Geneva remains one of my favorite cities in Switzerland.
star-5
I really enjoyed this tour. Annecy...
Maureen B, Oct 2017
Geneva and Annecy Tour With Optional Lake Geneva Cruise
I really enjoyed this tour. Annecy is amazing. Definitely take the Cruise as well. We met some lovely people and our tour guide was knowledgeable and friendly. I never felt rushed or like I didn't have enough time to see all I wanted to see. Thank you so much!
star-4
The Annecy tour was great. For the...
ALMIRA CLARISA S, Oct 2017
Geneva and Annecy Tour With Optional Lake Geneva Cruise
The Annecy tour was great. For the Geneva city tour, I wish we were given time to get down to take photos too instead of just riding on the bus.

Things to Know Before You Go

  • Lake Geneva is located in French-speaking Switzerland.

  • Many boat tours and trains are wheelchair accessible, but it's best to check with operators in advance.

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How to Get There

Lake Geneva is located at the southwestern tip of Switzerland, with its southern shore lying in French territory. Paddle steamers and speedboats traverse the length and breadth of Lake Geneva, stopping at lakeside towns, while commuter trains travel the length of the Swiss shore and connect Geneva and Lausanne with other cities around Switzerland. Guided tours leave from Geneva to explore lakeside towns and attractions. The main international airport is in Geneva.

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When to Get There

Lake Geneva is one of Switzerland's top vacation destinations—especially during summer and Christmas. While summer visitors come to vacation in the Swiss Riviera, hike in the Alps, and enjoy boat cruises and water sports on the lake, winter travelers can hit the ski slopes or visit the famous Montreux Christmas Market.

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The Villages of Lake Geneva

Geneva and Lausanne make strategic bases for exploring the lake, but the real highlight of Lake Geneva is the atmospheric lakeside villages. Visit Chillon Castle in Montreux, enjoy wine tasting in the Lavaux vineyards, attend the weekly market in Vevey, or journey up to the mountaintop town of Gruyeres, famous for its cheese.

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