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From Geneva: Yvoire Castle & Lake Geneva Cruise

3.4 / 5

10 reviews

Activity provider: KeyTours SA
Other experience

From Geneva: Yvoire Castle & Lake Geneva Cruise

Activity provider: KeyTours SA

From US$ 102.45 per person

Yvoire is a medieval city built in the early 14th century. Located on the French shore of Lake Geneva, between Geneva and Evian.

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Duration 5 hours
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  • 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.
  • Bus ride
  • Cruise
  • Food and drinks
  • Guide

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Meeting point

Geneva bus station

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  • Please note that this is a self-guided tour.
  • Please bring your passport.
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3.4 /5

based on 10 reviews

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The title is misleading. There is no entrance and minimal view of the castle. They drop you off in an “medieval village” with a bunch of stores and a garden that’s entrance is not included. Then you at least get first class on the 2 hr boat ride home.

November 20, 2022

August 24, 2022

Всё было закрыто, потерянное время. Только кораблик положительный, поэтому 2 звезды, так бы дал 0.

August 17, 2022


Product ID: 86159