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Lake Annecy and the Alps by Rail

On this suggested itinerary from GRJ independent, travel through Paris to the crystal clear waters of Lake Annecy and board the Mont Blanc Express to the Swiss town of Vevey. Waterfalls, fields of flowers, vineyards, and snow-capped mountains; this superb holiday is a delight for the senses all year round.

Things to do
  • Gorges du Fier
  • Lake Annecy
  • Mont Blanc Express
  • Annecy
  • Palais de l'Isle
  • Vevey
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Mont Blanc Express Sample itinerary

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Day 1 Eurostar

UK to Annecy

Your Alpine adventure begins as you depart London St Pancras on the Eurostar to Paris where you'll connect for the journey to Annecy. On arrival, perhaps begin with a stroll through the delightful Medieval centre with its pretty canals, cobbled bridges and winding streets.

Day 2 Annecy

Exploring Lake Annecy

Today you could visit Annecy's restored castle and museum, or perhaps take a cruise on the crystal clear waters of Lake Annecy. You'll be spoilt with stunning vistas in every direction as the lake, one of the cleanest in the world, rests at the foot of the Alps, surrounded by snow-capped mountains.

Day 3 Annecy

Historic Annecy

Take some time today to explore the city, its lovely historic buildings, gardens and fountains. Maybe visit the 17th Century Palais de I'lsle, a former prison, which resembles a small château and is connected to Annecy by a bridge.

Day 4 Mont Blanc Express
Mont Blanc Express

Annecy to Vevey aboard the Mont Blanc Express

Today your journey takes you from Annecy to Lake Geneva aboard the iconic Mont Blanc Express. This narrow-gauge railway was built over 100 years ago as a tourist attraction, designed to make the most of the region's mountain scenery. Enjoy sensational views of waterfalls, flower-filled meadows, pretty villages, dark-green forest, and vineyards en route to the peaceful market town of Vevey.

Day 5 Eurostar

Vevey to UK

Today you'll take the high speed TGV to Paris where you'll connect with the Eurostar to London St Pancras.

Please note

The itinerary above is just a suggestion and you are free to make adjustments to suit your exact requirements. Please call 01904 734 358 to speak to one of our Tailor-Made Holiday Specialists about tailoring your holiday with GRJ independent.

What’s included
What's Included
  • Standard Class rail travel throughout
  • 4-star Annecy hotel x 3 nights (B&B)
  • 4-star Vevey hotel x 1 night (B&B)
  • Single room supplement applies. Please call for details.

This tour may be suitable for reduced mobility passengers, please call for further information.

James.S Starkie
Laura Strawinski
James.E Eaton
Mont Blanc Express

Lake Annecy and the Alps by Rail


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