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Mountain goat relaxing, Chamonix

The Rhône-Alpes in depth

11 days from $8,195pp

Mountain goat relaxing, Chamonix
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Tour 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.

Price includes:

  • In-destination transfers
  • Activities and excursions as detailed
  • All accommodations
  • 24-hour support while you travel
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Itinerary idea in detail

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  • 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.

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

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

  • 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.

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

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

  • 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. Afterwards, taste local cheeses from a celebrated cheesemonger. This evening, board your private boat for a sunset cruise around Lac d'Annecy while enjoying an apéritif.

  • You transfer with your private driver to the Alpine region of Chamonix. Walk around the small village this afternoon while taking in the views.

  • 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 and sweeping alpine vistas.

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

  • 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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While the itinerary price reflects the suggested accommodations, Audley trips are 100% tailor-made, and a specialist can help you select the option best suited to your tastes and budget.

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