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  1. Switzerland
  2. Canton Geneva
  3. Geneva
  4. Lake Geneva

From Geneva: Yvoire Castle & Lake Geneva Cruise

Product ID: 86159
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Yvoire is a medieval city built in the early 14th century. Located on the French shore of Lake Geneva, between Geneva and Evian.
About this activity
Duration 5 hours
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Experience

Highlights
  • Explore a village from the middle age
  • Cruise on an old steamer boat
  • Get a view of lake Leman
Full description
Board a comfortable vehicle, drive along Geneva lake to reach the fortified village of Yvoire. It is authentic, with its ramparts and gates that were used to defend the town. Built in 1036, Yvoire’s castle is the target of all photography-lovers of Yvoire. When under construction in the 14th century, the military dungeon was used to watch the navigation and control the road that linked Geneva to the high valley of the Rhône and to Italy. Today, the majestic shape of the castle is still standing as a sentinel on Lake Geneva.

Spend some free time and enjoy the atmosphere of this unique place. Enjoy the restaurants with its typical fish dish called “filet de perche” in front of the magnificent Lake. Classified among the most beautiful villages of France, the medieval city of Yvoire, fishermen's authentic village, is situated right by the Leman Lake. It is outstandingly flowery and livened up by artists and craftsmen, is one of the inescapable sites of Chablais. You will be enchanted with the Garden “des Cinq Sens” and its labyrinth of greenery. 700-years-old, the village has miraculously preserved invaluable testimonies of past: castle, ramparts, doors and ditch. It is a member of a prestigious Association of the “Most Beautiful Villages of France”.

You will have a map and you can wonder yourself in this beautiful village. To come back to Geneva, board an old steamer boat “Belle Epoque” cruise, an original journey to enjoy the banks of the lake from the water.
Includes
  • Bus ride
  • Cruise
What’s Not Included
  • Food and drinks
  • Guide

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Meeting point

Geneva bus station

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Important information
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Please note that this is a self-guided tour.

Please bring your passport.
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Product ID: 86159