Chamonix, Annecy & Lake Geneva

Our hotel in the French Alps is close to the beautiful town of Chamonix. From here we can discover the Alpine beauty of France and Switzerland. Read on to find out more!

Mark says...
“A traditional, chalet style hotel with a genuine Alpine feel in an ideal location for visiting the valley. The free transport card is a great bonus and is really easy to use.”
Day 1 Arrival
Today we will arrive at our hotel with time to settle in prior to dinner this evening.

Day 2 Chamonix 14km/9 mile round trip
Today we visit Chamonix. This chic mountain resort is fabulous, and there are several opportunities for sightseeing including a cable car up the Aiguille du Midi for amazing views of Mont Blanc, or the more leisurely glacier railway. This famous rack and pinion railway will transport us to the Montenvers site, nearly 2,000 metres above sea level. The imposing panorama of the Mer de Glace glacier provides us with the most beautiful photo opportunity!

Day 3 Montreux, Lake Geneva & Chillon Castle 187km/116 mile round trip
Today we will drive to the Swiss town of Montreux, made famous by its yearly jazz festival and its former famous resident, Freddie Mercury. Overlooking Lake Geneva, this chic resort is ours to discover this morning before we board an elegant paddle steamer for a short lake trip to Chillon Castle, an unmissable ancient fort neatly positioned between the lakeshore and the mountains.

Day 4 Annecy 188km/117 mile round trip
This morning, we will make our way to Annecy. Fortresses, churches, ancient bridges, medieval arches, cobblestone streets, quaint canals, pretty shops and restaurants all converge to create a dreamy, romantic little town often called ‘the Venice of the Alps’. We can take a 1 hour circular cruise of Lake Annecy and admire the panoramic views of the tiny lakeside villages nestled beneath the towering Alpine mountains.

Day 5 Les Houches Drivers Day Off
Today we relax in our village resort of Les Houches and make use of the Resort Card that allows free bus/train travel in the valley.

Day 6 Departure
We make our way home today.

Hotel du Bois

Les Houches, near Chamonix
AAA+ No Single Supplement for Double Rooms
This charming 3 star alpine style hotel is located in the centre of the small but beautiful resort of Les Houches, 7km from the internationally acclaimed resort of Chamonix. Each of the 43 bedrooms is comfortably decorated and equipped with TV and hairdryer. The restaurant serves traditional French dishes as well as Savoy specialities, prepared with fresh local produce, and there is a terrace on which groups can relax during the warmer months. There is an indoor swimming pool, sauna, and outdoor swimming pool (June to September only) available for guests’ use. Coach parking is on-site and is free of charge.

Hotel du Bois

Les Houches, Chamonix
5 Nights Half Board
April – October 2018
Twin from £369pp to £445pp
No Double for Sole Use Supplement (max 5, incl. driver)

• Return short sea crossing
• Porterage
• Welcome tea/coffee on arrival
• Choice of menu
• Tea/coffee after dinner
• Pass allowing free train & bus travel within the valley
(local scheme subject to continuation)
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Prices starting from...

£369 for 6 days

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Features of this tour

  • Pass allowing free train & bus travel within the valley (local scheme subject to continuation)