During your stay in Geneva, make the quick journey across the Switzerland border to visit Yvoire, considered one of the most beautiful villages in France. After private car transport from Geneva, spend two hours exploring the charming medieval French town of Yvoire at your leisure. Wander its flower-dotted cobblestone lanes, check out the 14th-century castle, discover artisan craft shops, and soak up the Alpine setting from the shores of Lake Geneva. Your trip ends with a scenic steamboat cruise back to Geneva.Description
After pickup from your central Geneva hotel, your private driver takes you on a 40-minute drive northeast across the Switzerland border and into France’s Haute-Savoie region. Venture to the tip of the Leman peninsula, where you’ll find the medieval city of Yvoire perched on Lake Geneva with the Alps as the backdrop.
You’ll immediately see why it's on the list for Les Plus Beaux Villages de France,
a sort of Michelin Guide of the best preserved French villages, when you're dropped off near the pedestrian city center. For two hours explore on your own, sauntering down the narrow lanes full of old stone buildings with flower-covered balconies. See what French artisans have on offer as you pop into shops and boutiques, or get a dose of history at Yvoire Castle (Château d'Yvoire), where you’ll learn of the city’s strategic military importance in the Middle Ages. Nature lovers can stroll along the Lake Geneva shoreline or soak up the greenery of Le Jardin des Cinq Sens (The Garden of Five Senses).
Pause at one of the many cafes to people-watch over an espresso, or find your perfect restaurant to indulge in a typical Savoyard meal — melted cheese, charcuterie and potatoes are the stars of this soul-satisfying mountain cuisine.
At the end of the afternoon, head to the harbor to board a steamer boat with your provided ticket. Soak up the scenery from a different perspective as you cruise along Lake Geneva back to Switzerland. At Geneva harbor, you'll be transported back your hotel.Highlights
- Comprehensive tour of the city
- Great overview and orientation of the city
- Perfect introduction for first-time visitors
: Geneva, SwitzerlandDuration
: 5 hours Voucher Redembtion
: You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.