IN THE RHONE-ALPES
delicacies between river & lake
BETWEEN LYON & ANNECY
5 DAYS / 4 NIGHTS
This sweet getaway between the Saône and Lake Annecy is an invitation to relaxation and gastronomy. Immerse yourself in Lyonnaise cuisine and discover the birthplace of the great wines of Beaujolais and the Rhône Valley, stroll along the lakes of Aix-les-Bains and Annecy, and taste delicious Savoyard cheeses…
WHAT TO EXPECT ?
2 nights in a 4* hotel in Lyon with breakfast
Commented boat tour on the Saône River (1h)
Guided tour of Lyon’s local gastronomy with tastings (3h)
Commented boat ride on Lake Aix-les-Bains (1h)
2 nights in a 4* hotel in Annecy with breakfast
Guided tour of Annecy and cheese tasting (3h)
Cruise on Lake Annecy and discovery of the Doussard nature reserve (1h30)
Dinners in typical restaurants
Guide for your visits
Transfers or driver at disposal half/full days (car or bus)
Or any other specific request.
WHAT IS FLEXIBLE ?
Absolutely everything !
100% of the program above is flexible, from the hotel category to the various services mentioned.
Your getaway begins in Lyon, the capital of French gastronomy. We recommend exploring the peaceful Presqu’île and its neighborhoods, where you can admire statues, fountains, and the architectural beauty of the central square, Bellecour. Then head up to the Place des Terreaux, bordered by the magnificent Bartholdi fountain, which is stunning day or night.
In the evening, enjoy a gentle, guided cruise along the Saône River, exploring the Renaissance district and Old Lyon. Guided boat tour on the Saône River (1h)
Night in a 4* hotel in Lyon.
After your light breakfast at the hotel, get ready for a morning full of indulgence that will nourish both your spirit and your taste buds! Accompanied by a gastronomic guide, stroll through the narrow streets of Lyon and meet the local artisans, tasting their best offerings such as pralines, cheeses, craft beers and wines, and much more. Guided tour of Lyon’s local gastronomy and tastings (3h)
Option: Guided bike ride through the famous Parc de la Tête d’Or (2h)
Night in a 4* hotel in Lyon.
After breakfast, head to Annecy, known as the Venice of the Alps!
On your way, stop in the beautiful town of Aix-les-Bains, a thermal resort located on the shores of Lake Bourget.
Discover the largest natural glacial lake in France and let yourself be carried away by the exploration of the wild coast of the lake and its magnificent landscapes, between the lake and mountain ranges. Commented boat ride on Lake Aix-les-Bains (1h)
Arrival in Annecy! Nestled in the mountains and bordered by one of the most beautiful French lakes, this charming little town invites you on a journey back in time with its extraordinary medieval architecture. For your first day, we recommend relaxing in the most beautiful green setting in the city, the Gardens of Europe.
Overnight in a 4* hotel in Annecy.
Enjoy your delicious breakfast at the hotel and then set off to explore the old town of Annecy with a local guide to discover its incredible history through the centuries and taste its best cheeses from local artisans. Guided tour of Annecy and tasting of 4 flagship cheeses from the region (3h).
Option: Private sylvotherapy session in the forest.
In the afternoon, we planned a tour of Lake Annecy to the famous Doussard nature reserve. Relax during this magnificent walk in a breathtaking setting: wild fauna and flora and impressive mountain ranges. Cruise on Lake Annecy and discovery of the Doussard nature reserve (1h30)
Night in a 4* hotel in Annecy.
After your breakfast, enjoy the city and its surroundings a little more and then leave for your return journey. You can also extend your stay on request!
Option: Early morning paragliding flight over Lake Annecy
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