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The Rhône-Alpes in depth

11 days from CAD10,185pp

What is tailor made? 100% custom | Exceptional experiences | Hand-picked guides | Lodging with character | Designed to your schedule, budget & interests

Itinerary highlights

  • Experience the gastronomic hub of Lyon

  • Discover Burgundy and Beaujolais wine regions

  • Visit the serene Lac d'Annecy

  • Hike the French Alps

  • Walk inside an ancient glacier

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  • Geneva
  • Lyon
  • Annecy
  • Chamonix

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Day 1 Lyon

Geneva , Lyon

Upon arrival at Geneva Airport, collect your bags and with your private driver go to the train station to catch your train to Lyon. Take the rest of the day to relax in Lyon.

Day 2 Lyon

Lyon

This morning, your private guide meets you at your hotel to bring you on a food walking tour of Old Lyon and head to Les Halles food market. Later this afternoon, visit a working silk workshop that has been passed down the same family generationally. Afterward, you explore the imposing Notre Dame de Fourvière Basilica.

Day 3 Lyon

Lyon

This morning you try your hand at cooking French specialty dishes with your private chef. After indulging in the delicious lunch you cooked, relax on your afternoon at leisure..

Day 4 Lyon

Lyon

Today you embark on a full-day exploration of the Burgundy wine region with your private guide to learn about the Grand Crus wine designation and taste wines typical to the area.

Day 5 Lyon

Lyon

This morning, depart to Pèrouges, a medieval village that’s been designated one of France's most beautiful villages, before exploring the Beaujolais wine region with your private guide.

Day 6 Annecy

Lyon , Annecy

This morning your private driver brings you to the train station for your onward train to Annecy. Take the afternoon to familiarize yourself with the town at your leisure.

Day 7 Annecy

Annecy

Your private guide meets you for a walking tour of Annecy, where you get a feel for the town and its history and see its best known sites. Afterward, taste local cheeses from a celebrated cheese monger. This evening, board your private boat for a sunset cruise around Lac d'Annecy while enjoying an apéritif.

Day 8 Chamonix

Annecy , Chamonix

Together with your private driver you transfer to alpine region of Chamonix. Walk around the small village this afternoon while taking in the views.

Day 9 Chamonix

Chamonix

This morning, your private hiking guide picks you up and together you embark on an intermediate hike up the Alpage de Chailloux trail, which climbs 1,282 m (6,000 ft). Your efforts will be rewarded with a hand-packed picnic lunch as well as sweeping alpine vistas.

Day 10 Chamonix

Chamonix

This morning your private guide brings you up to the Aiguille du Midi. Learn about the history of alpine adventuring while enjoying up-close views of Mont Blanc, Europe’s tallest mountain. Afterward take the cog train to the Mer de Glace, an ancient glacier whose ice cave is open to the public.

Day 11 Return home

Chamonix

This morning, bid adieu to the Rhône-Alpes as your private driver brings you back to Geneva for your journey home.

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