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  • From Geneva: Guided Day Trip to Chamonix and Mont-Blanc

    1. From Geneva: Guided Day Trip to Chamonix and Mont-Blanc

    Visit the site of the first Winter Olympics! In Chamonix you’ll experience majestic scenery on a drive through the Arve Valley and from the 12,605-foot viewing platform on Europe’s highest mountain. This full-day tour begins in Geneva with a drive across the French border through the glacier-fed Arve Valley. At Chamonix you’ll marvel at the splendid backdrop of the massive peaks of the Aiguilles Rouges. You’ll take the cable car up to Aiguille du Midi, which was the world’s highest cable car ride when it was launched in 1955. Enjoy breathtaking panoramas of this Alpine wonderland, with views into France, Switzerland, and Italy. Lunch will be at your leisure. You will also have the chance to ride the astonishing Montenvers rack railway to the Mer de Glace glacier. The journey on this electric train covers 3 miles of beautiful mountainous scenery before arriving at the longest glacier i...

    Guide was amazing! So many in our group not paying attention or listening to her meeting times or locations. She did a great job trying to babysit those that needed it.

  • Lyon: 2-Hour Electric Bike Tour with a Local Guide

    2. Lyon: 2-Hour Electric Bike Tour with a Local Guide

    This tour will allow you to discover the city in just 2-hours. See the highlights of Lyon, such as the Saône River, the Banks of Rhône, Bellecour Square, the Park of the Golden Head (Parc de la tête d'or) and many other surprising places. Join your small group and guide near the Palais de Justice in central Lyon to begin your morning or afternoon tour. Get outfitted with an electric bike — equipped for comfortable, effortless riding, letting you pedal, cruise or a combination of both — and set off through the UNESCO World Heritage-listed city. Steeped in centuries of history and considered the culinary capital of France, Lyon's vibrant mix of monuments, museums, squares, restaurants, bars, shops and markets are a delight to explore — especially by bike. Your exact route may vary depending on the day, but your experienced guide will know all the nooks and crannies where Lyon's true magic...

    Brilliant experience and a great way to see Lyon and get your bearings. Our guide was fantastic and gave us lots of local info and recommendations. She tailored the tour to suit our interests and we enjoyed two hours seeing various sites. Definitely recommend to anyone visiting Lyon.

  • Lyon: 2-Hour Guided City Tour by Electric Tuk Tuk

    3. Lyon: 2-Hour Guided City Tour by Electric Tuk Tuk

    Discover Lyon in a convenient, fast and fun way on a 2-hour electric tuk tuk tour. The silent and eco-friendly vehicle will allow you to enjoy a peaceful ride through the city. Ride in comfort, whatever the weather may be, thanks to side panels that offer protection in case of rain and heated seats for colder days. Explore the heart of Lyon and take in the top attractions of the city center and the beauty of the Old Town. Ride up Croix Rousse Hill and head deep inside the old Canuts neighborhood. Continue to the top of Fourvière Hill for amazing views of Lyon and the surrounding area.

  • Lyon: 3-Hour Guided E-Bike Tour with a Tasting Break

    4. Lyon: 3-Hour Guided E-Bike Tour with a Tasting Break

    Enjoy a culinary tasting break in the heart of the Old Town! On this 3-hour program you’ll take in the highlights of Lyon by e-bike. See the Saône River, ride along the Banks of Rhône and to Bellecour Square, and continue through the Old Town (Vieux Lyon) to the park of the Golden Head and to many other surprising places! Join the small group and your guide near the Palais de Justice in central Lyon to begin your morning or afternoon tour. You’ll be outfitted with an electric bike that’s equipped for comfortable, effortless riding, letting you pedal, cruise, or a combination of both. Set off through the UNESCO World Heritage–listed city. Steeped in centuries of history and considered the culinary capital of France, Lyon's vibrant mix of monuments, museums, squares, restaurants, bars, shops, and markets are a delight to explore. The exact route may vary depending on the day, but your e...

    An amazing way to see Lyon, our guide explained the history, significant events and stories, and took us through a beautiful garden park outside the main city area. The tasting at the end was the icing on the cake where we got to try some special flavored wine, and various cuts of meat and bread. A great way to start the day, and definitely inspiring to return for a longer stay one day!

  • Chamonix: Tandem Paragliding Flight

    5. Chamonix: Tandem Paragliding Flight

    Meet the pilot in Chamonix at the paragliding school to begin your tandem flight adventure. The pilot will prepare the equipment and ensure everything is in order. You’ll be provided with a helmet and a harness, which is the harness in which you will be seated during the flight. Next is a briefing about what is expected of you during take-off and the flight. After ensuring you are properly equipped, staff will take you to the cable car, and with your pilot you'll continue up to the take-off site. Then, all you have to do is enjoy your flight. Take in spectacular alpine views as you fly over Le Brevent, Chamonix, and maybe even a glacier.

    약 2000미터 높이에서의 비행은 정말 최고였습니다. 다소 처음에는 예약관련하여 문제가 생겨 비행을 할수 없게될까봐 너무 조마조마했지만 결국 비행시간을 맞춰주셔서 다행히 비행할수있었습니다. 같이 비행하는 파일럿 요한은 시크했지만 전문가의 포스가 넘쳤고 30분간의 행복한 비행을 했습니다. 최고였어요~~ 꼭 샤모니에 온다면 도전해보세요

  • Lyon: 1.5-Hour E-Bike Tour

    6. Lyon: 1.5-Hour E-Bike Tour

    At the meeting point first take part in a 15 minute e-bike training session and briefing to ensure you are safe and comfortable during the tour. Then its time to head out into Lyon alongside your guide who will begin to tell you about the history and culture of the city. Enjoy the ride along the Rhône river bank until the Parc Tête d'or. Your guide will tell you the story of this beautiful park, known as the green lung of this district. Experience what nature has to offer such as the greenhouse full of exotic plants, some animals inside the zoo (including giraffes) and the lake, all of which you can view from your electric bike.  On the tour you will next pass through the Presqu'île to see the Opera and the City Hall as well as the Place des Terreaux. On the way back, continue your discoveries with the charming Old City of Lyon, classified as world heritage by UNESCO. The tour will end...

    Excellent tour,excellent way to explore the city The tour guide was very informative and friendly

  • Golden Stones Beaujolais Wine Tasting Trip from Lyon

    7. Golden Stones Beaujolais Wine Tasting Trip from Lyon

    Escape to Lyon’s famous wine country on a half-day tour to Southern Beaujolais and enjoy the wonders of this region, in a small group. Famous for its Beaujolais Nouveau, the region offers also unique and charming little golden stone villages. Leaving from Lyon, your passionate driver and guide will take you through the hills of this wonderful region, which is often compared to Tuscany. Start the day with an introduction to wine-tasting in a beautiful and scenic setting, where you will be told all about the notion of 'Terroir'. Then, enjoy a stroll in the charming golden stones medieval village of Oingt and learn more about the history of Beaujolais. Continue in a family winery to discover more wines and learn all about the secret of French wine-making while having the traditional 'machon', the silk workers breakfast. This tour is the perfect opportunity to learn all about the Beaujola...

    This was an excellent tour which we would highly recommend. The guide spoke perfect English and gave us detailed information throughout the tour. Also a very comfortable journey to the Beaujolais area.

  • Beaujolais: Half-Day Wine Tour

    8. Beaujolais: Half-Day Wine Tour

    Begin this half-day devoted to wine and the vintages of Beaujolais by an introduction to wine-making with a tour at the beautiful Château de Pizay to discover the culture of wine-making. Increase your knowledge of wine and understand the general notion of “terroir” in order to fully comprehend the treasures of this wine-making heritage.

    Get the chance to obtain your first amateur wine expert diploma! End the visit at the wine shop which presents all the estate’s wines. You will be able to taste twelve wines from the estate, both reds, and whites.

    Take the wine route and continue the itinerary through the vineyards. Admire the variety of landscapes that constitute the treasures of this region. Your guide will explain to you why this region produces so many famous wines.

    Then, go and meet a wine-maker who will present his estate and wine production. Another opportu...

  • Lyon: 2-Hour Highlights E-Bike Tour

    9. Lyon: 2-Hour Highlights E-Bike Tour

    Discover Lyon, a city known for its variety of landscapes, in particular the confluence between the Saône and the Rhône. The tour will begin by the South of the city, in the district of La Confluence. After a 15 minute training session you will ride from the extension of the Presqu'île to its modern district, passing by buildings from the city's industrial history. You will learn all about this neighborhood. Then following the Saône river bank you will see the Old City classified as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO. After a few minutes, you will be in front of the Croix-Rousse hill, famous for the silk industry and its beautifully colored architecture. Your local guide will tell you more about that time when the Canuts, or silk workers, lived and worked there. You will go back towards the agency along the Rhône river bank. Effortlessly cross Lyon with your electronic bike. This means of...

    We took the two hour tour and saw just about all we needed to see of Lyon. There were only four of us on the tour as we took it on an overcast day. This was good as it meant it remained cool. I was not sure about the lectric bikes at first as I had never ridden one, but by the end of the tour we were all converts. The make the ride so much easier. We covered all the banks of the rivers. Started around the pool area of the Rhone, down to "The Conjucture", the meeting of the rivers. Then up and over the Saome, past the original town area for Lyon until we crossed it again up near the tunnel that takes you under the hill on the middle peninsular to the Rhone again. We crossed back to the side we started riding down to the pool area again then back to the office on the other side. All up around 2.5 hours. We saw a lot and it would have been nice to do it a little slower so photos could be taken. But it was well worth it. I would recommend it as a tour most could do.

  • Annecy Private Guided Tour from Geneva

    10. 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 t...

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What people are saying about Rhone-Alpes

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An amazing way to see Lyon, our guide explained the history, significant events and stories, and took us through a beautiful garden park outside the main city area. The tasting at the end was the icing on the cake where we got to try some special flavored wine, and various cuts of meat and bread. A great way to start the day, and definitely inspiring to return for a longer stay one day!

Brilliant experience and a great way to see Lyon and get your bearings. Our guide was fantastic and gave us lots of local info and recommendations. She tailored the tour to suit our interests and we enjoyed two hours seeing various sites. Definitely recommend to anyone visiting Lyon.

Guide was amazing! So many in our group not paying attention or listening to her meeting times or locations. She did a great job trying to babysit those that needed it.

Easy Booking.com, very good Description for directions. Lots of informations, best to start a city tour, food at the end of the trip was fantastic, thumbs up!

A well planned trip, the timing for every activity was perfect. The guide was really nice and helpful.