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Annecy: City Highlights Self-Guided Scavenger Hunt & Tour

1. Annecy: City Highlights Self-Guided Scavenger Hunt & Tour

Experience the beauty of the historical town of Annecy on a self-guided tour. Solve riddles and find clues in a treasure hunt game on your phone while visiting famous attractions like the Pont des Amours, Jardins de l'Europe, Hôtel de Ville, and Église Saint-François de Sales. You will receive a link for the mobile app and login credentials after booking. Log in to the app and start your adventure with the map as your guide. Soak in the vibrant atmosphere while listening to stories of this historical town. During the tour, choose to pause the app at any time to take a break or spend some more time to see the sights. Take time to see the famous Annecy Cathedral, Le Palais de I'Île, Église Notre Dame de Liesse, Old Town Hall, and more. Learn facts about the history and culture city of Annecy throughout the tour. Explore the city at your own pace while playing a fun treasure hunt game with your team.

Annecy Private Guided Tour from Geneva

2. Annecy Private Guided Tour from Geneva

On this private tour, you will ride aboard a comfortable car/mini-van through the French countryside and enjoy a guided walking tour through Annecy. Nicknamed the "Venice of the Alps", Annecy offers harmonious and romantic landscapes. Surrounded by mountains, the city offers amazing views of the purest lake of Europe. Discover the picturesque and enchanting framework of the city on a walking guided tour for an hour. Take this opportunity to snap some pictures of the iconic Palais de l’Isle, a 12th-century monument that's the symbol of the town, and the dominating castle of Annecy, once the residence of the Bishop of Geneva. Take a walk along the lake and watch locals jogging, walking, or roller-blading in the fresh mountain air. Stroll through the lovely little streets with endless flower-filled balconies, houses, antique markets and handcraft shops. There is one more reason why this town is known around the world. The shopping is simply marvelous. Annecy has one of the highest quality markets on Sundays offering various goods: clothes, chocolate, cheese, local products and much more.

Annecy: City Introduction Self-Guided Phone tour

3. Annecy: City Introduction Self-Guided Phone tour

Ideal for your first visit! Choose where to focus on!Do you want to learn interesting information about 10 of the most important attractions in the city, discover hidden locations, read incredible legends (not an audio tour) and walk a magical and relaxing route? Do you want an accessible, easy and interactive way to explore Annecy? This self-guided mobile walking tour might be perfect for you. Grab the opportunity to explore Annecy in at least 10 locations that every person would like to have in their memory. There is no schedule, you can attend the tour any day you want, any time you wish, you can do it in snippets, taking a break for food, shopping or anything else you can think of, you can even close the app and continue another day, the tour will be there waiting for you. The most important thing? It's a completely private activity, as the app offers you the uniqueness and privacy of your mobile phone. Additionally, you'll learn about stories and urban legends associated with the city or monuments you visit. The trails you follow are unique, and will not bore you, but will in themselves direct you to explore other "treasures" such as small scenic paths or enchanting but unknown squares. Enjoy the tour in your language. The integration with google maps will make sure that you will never get lost! You can join with friends, alone, with your family, or with your partners and learn about the city as you wander around. Start your tour at the Pont des Amours in an incredible setting. Visit Statue de Claude Louis Berthollet in this beautiful park and lose yourself in Les Jardins de l'Europe a unique place for rest and peace. Photograph the Place de l'Hôtel de ville which is one of the symbols of Annecy and admire the Église Saint-Maurice-et-Saint-François-de-Sales with its minimal architecture. Then Le Palais de I'Île will put you in a fairytale setting. Église Notre Dame de Liesse will continue your beautiful journey into the heart of the city. Photograph the much-photographed Cathédrale Saint-Pierre that will be there to add to your collection, while Pont Morens, the ultimate fairytale setting, in a unique location will be the icing on the cake of this unique tour.

Lake Annecy Day Trip from Geneva

4. Lake Annecy Day Trip from Geneva

This day trip to Annecy lets your discover this wonderful icon French town at your leisure. Colorful buildings perched next to waterways house endless restaurants, bistros, and boutique shops. A steep walk to the top of the Old Town reveals the impressive Chateau D’Annecy. The Wonderful Lake that surrounds the town is one of the most pristine in Europe. Boat tours around the Alpine lake are highly recommended to finish off the day. Annecy Old Town  Nick-named the ‘Venice of the Alps,’ Annecy’s old town is beautifully restored and a joy to stroll through. Colorful buildings perched next to waterways house endless restaurants, bistros, and cafés with outdoor seating and incredible views. Much of the old town of Annecy has only very narrow streets and alleys that are open to pedestrians only.    Lake Annecy  A major attraction of Annecy is its beautiful location on the banks of Lac d’Annecy. Boat excursions are popular on Lake Annecy and range from lunch cruises to short round-trip cruises. It is also possible to rent boats from the park behind the Hotel de Ville – powerboats and pedal boats (pedalos) can be rented by the half-hour. Swimming is allowed in this crystal clean- lake and the alpine views are simply stunning.  Chateau d’Annecy  The Château d’Annecy (Annecy Castle) was the home of the Counts of Geneva. In the 16th century the castle entrance was fortified with a parapet walkway. The oldest part of the castle is the Tour de la Reine which was built in the 13th century. From the 17th century to the 1940s it was a barracks and today it houses a museum with exhibitions of Art and History of the area.   

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What people are saying about Annecy

Fun activity to get to know Annecy. Would recommend if you want to combine history with a bit of competition. We did it in about 1,5 hours, without taking a break. Not sure if this would be an activity to keep you occupied for a whole morning/afternoon.

World City Trail helped us explore the city of Annecy in around 1,5 hours, with a dog, without needing to go in any shops or attractions. The app gives you information about the places your visiting, as well as some small puzzles that you get to solve.

A very fun and original treasure hunt, accessible even in teams of 2 and easy to use with your laptop. We loved it. And of course we recommend.

Explore places in an all new way!!! This App is easy to use.

I would do the same tour again! Highly enjoyed it...