Annecy & The French Alps - Grillons

Annecy & The French Alps - Grillons

Annecy & The French Alps

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The French Alps are renowned for their stunning scenery, complete with beautiful mountains, rolling foothills and pristine lakes and rivers. Tucked away at the edge of the lake with a mountain backdrop, Annecy, the capital of Haute-Savoie, is renowned for its high quality of life. In an outstanding position downstream from the lake, it has retained its architectural and historic heritage, restored its old quarter, and developed its canals to which it owes its name of the “Venice of the Alps”.

 

Les Grillons Hotel * * *

The stylish Les Grillons Hotel in Talloires is situated on the forest’s edge 200 metres from the lake • En-suite bedrooms • Hairdryer • Television • Telep one • Safe • Restaurant • Bar • Free Wi-Fi • Garden terrace • Outdoor swimming pool • Lift. www.hotel-grillons.com

 

Day 1

Following the Channel crossing we travel to our overnight bed & breakfast accommodation.

Day 2

Continue the journey to our resort of Talloires near Annecy.

Day 3

Day at leisure at resort.

Day 4

We travel by coach to Annecy and take time to discover the beautiful old town with its cobbled streets, canal-side paths and wooden bridges we return by boat across Lake Annecy to Talloires and onto our hotel.

Day 5

Today’s excursion takes us via the high-class ski resort of Megeve to the popular resort of Chamonix, nestled beneath Europe’s highest mountain Mont Blanc. Chamonix has plenty of shops, restaurants and bars. The nearby cable car station whisks you to the top of the world, (fare not included), from where you can admire unbelievable views of the alpine scenery.

Day 6

We take a scenic tour today of the Haute-Savoie region, we begin at the ancient fishing village of Yvoire now ranked as one of the International Laureates of Floral Decorations, and is a member of the Association of the Most Beautiful Villages of France. We then make our way to the attractive Thonon les Bains above Lac Leman (Lake Geneva) which offers some splendid views of the lake and the port of Rives below. Finally we arrive at Evian on the edge of Lac Leman in the French Alps. Some years ago Evian won the award for the best resort in France in the World Travel Awards and is also, of course, famous for its spring water which is sold worldwide.

Day 7

Today we visit the famous Swiss city of Geneva, known as the 'smallest of big cities', its home to a remarkable lakeside promenade, old town and impressive cathedral.

Day 8

We depart our hotel and travel to our overnight bed and breakfast accommodation

Day 9

Continue to Calais and complete the journey home.

  • Executive coach travel

  • Door to door pick up

  • Short sea ferry / shuttle crossing

  • 2 overnights Bed & Breakfast accommodation

  • Porterage

  • 6 nights 4 course evening meal and buffet breakfast with homemade & local products

  • Special Savoyard menu and departure cake on last night

  • Tea, coffee and cake one afternoon

  • Welcome drink at resort hotel

  • Boat trip on Lake Annecy

Excursions as described in the itinerary

 

Entry fees not included unless otherwise stated

 

Departure Dates

20th May 8 nights £829

15th Sep 8 nights £919 Red Dragon

 

Single room supplement £227

 

For Door to Door terms & conditions please refer to page 101

 

Brochure error - Overnights are Bed & Breakfast, NOT Half Board

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Bracknell - Bagshot Road Opposite Glebewood Bus Stop
Bagshot Road - Before the Leisure Centre
Cardiff West Services Cardiff West Services Coach Park
Chieveley Services Chieveley Services (A34/M4) Newbury
Clackett Lane Services Clackett Lane Services, TN16 2ER (Anticlock)
Dyffryn Close, Llansamlet Travel Centre, Dyffryn Close, Llansamlet
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Edwards Depot LLANTRISANT Edwards Depot, Llantrisant, CF72 8QZ
Extra Services Cobham EB Extra Services Cobham Eastbound, M25 Jct 5-6
Hereford-Rose Tinted Rags Rose Tinted Rags - Hereford Bus Station
(May be a Taxi)
Leigh Delamare Eastbound Leigh Delamare Services Eastbound Before J17
Magor Services Magor Service Coach Park
Maidstone Services Maidstone Services, Junction 8 - M20
Monmouth Bus Station Monmouth Bus Station (Monnow Keep)
Neath - Railway Neath - Outside Railway Station
Reading Services Reading Services, Junction 11-12, RG30 3UQ
Ross Bus Station Ross Bus Station
Sarn SERVICES Sarn SERVICES - Coach Park
Stop 24 Svcs (M20 J11) Stop 24 (Westenhanger) Services (M20 J11)
Swindon Hilton Swindon Hilton - Outside the hotel, Junction 16

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