Christmas in a French Chateau

From £1,879
Duration 6 Days
Departures from Dec 2020 - Dec 2020
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From £1,879
Duration 6 Days
Departures from Dec 2020 - Dec 2020
Tour Overview

There are few better places to spend the festive season than the Savoie region of France. Enjoy a Christmas that involves historic sightseeing, French cuisine, picturesque markets and mountain lakes.

  • Festive
  • Leisurely Touring
  • Half Board
  • All Highlights Included

Your Holiday Includes

  • Just You Tour Manager as your host & Specialist Local Guide 
  • ​Flight from Heathrow with Swiss international Airlines
  • 5 nights half board in a 3-star hotel
  • 11 included meals: 5 breakfasts, 1 festive Christmas Day lunch with wine, 5 dinners, including a welcome drink
  • Other transportation & porterage

Included Holiday Highlights

  • ​Break the ice with your fellow travellers over a welcome drink in the cellars of your hotel, a 15th century chateau
  • Visit the historic city of Lyon
  • Explore the Christmas markets of Chambery
  • Discover the beauty of Lake Annecy


Days 1 & 2 Lyon

Our first stop will be the city of Lyon, where we'll learn all about its history on a guided tour. Its highlights include the magnificent Cathédrale Saint-Jean-Baptiste, which took more than three centuries to build, and the ancient Roman Theatre from Lyon's era as the city of Lugdunum. You're free to enjoy lunch if you wish during free time this afternoon.
We'll gather together as a group this evening for dinner back at the hotel. 

Meals included: B,D

Day 3 Christmas Eve, Chambery

Chambery's historic centre is enchanting, with high-walled alleyways, spacious plazas and a grand château in the heart of the city. Today you'll get to explore some of its festive markets, the perfect activity for Christmas Eve. Browse for a last-minute gift and maybe enjoy some delicious snacks, although make sure you save room for a festive dinner this evening.

Meals included: B,D

Day 4 Christmas Day, Challes-les-Eaux

Today is Christmas Day and it's all about you – so take your time in the morning to enjoy a leisurely breakfast. Food will be at the heart of the day's celebrations, so we're going to have a big festive lunch together, before a free afternoon and a light dinner that we'll enjoy together this evening. If you're lucky, you can gaze out of the windows at a white Christmas.

Meals included: B,L,D

Day 5 Boxing Day, Lake Annecy

The drive up to Lake Annecy is a spectacular one, winding up into the mountains before following the edge of the river. We'll stop in the town of Annecy, where you're free to go where your mood takes you. We recommend strolling around the quaint Christmas markets or taking a tour of the historic Palais de l'Île, a medieval structure that's been the home of both prisoners and nobles.
In the evening, we'll gather for a final dinner in our enchanting hotel.

Meals included: B,D

Day 6 Challes-les-Eaux - UK

Enjoy one final breakfast in the hotel before we transfer you to the airport for your flight back to the UK.


Meals included: B

Additional Information

​​ROOM UPGRADE Suite rooms ​are available at a supplement for the duration of your stay. Please speak to a Holiday Advisor for details.​​


Chateau des Comtes de Challes

Your hotel is a 15th-century château set amid around five acres of grounds in quiet Challes-les-Eaux. Facilities include a restaurant, bar, coffee house, spa services and free Wi-Fi. Guest rooms feature classic décor and come with private facilities, TV and hairdryer.

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