Chamonix And Mont Blanc Day Trip From Geneva

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  • Duration: 10 Hrs
  • Language:
    English
  • Departure Time :
    08:30 AM
  • Return Details :
    Returns to original departure point
  • Cancellation Policy :
    This activity is non-refundable Tours booked using discount coupon codes will be non refundable.

Overview

Cross the Switzerland-France border with an informative guide and marvel at the majesty of the European Alps on this Chamonix and Mont Blanc highest mountain in Europe day trip from Geneva. You'll drive through the Arve Valley to the pretty Alpine town of Chamonix. Ride the cable car to the Aiguille du Midi peak and enjoy breathtaking views over the French, Swiss and Italian Alps. Take the scenic cog railway to Montenvers and see the spectacular Mer de Glace, widely considered the most famous glacier in France.

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Board our bus to Chamonix Mont Blanc, the bus will have the name of the tour
If option selected - Ride up the cable car and discover a spectacular panoramic view of the Chamonix Valley and the French, Swiss and Italian Alps at 3842m ! On a clear day, you may even see the Mattherhorn, the famous Swiss peak and icon of Switzerland its even found on packages of delicious Toblerone chocolate. If its open, you can try the unique adventure: "Step into the Void" BREATHTAKING! ( queue can be expected for the step into the void/glass box)
Take a photo of the most famous Alpinistes
If option selected - Discover the well known Ice Sea, take the mountain train until the Montenvers station and enjoy the panorama.If you feel brave and if it's open ( not guarateed), you can go down the small gondola and the 500 steps to visit the Ice Caves
Explore the stunning alpine scenery of Chamonix in the French Alps. Chamonix is a picturesque town and the most famous mountain resort in France; from everywhere in the city if you look at the sky you will see It The roof of Europe The Majestic Mont-Blanc. Enjoy the bus ride to the third natural mountain spot most visited in the world.

Itinerary:


Board our bus to Chamonix Mont Blanc, the bus will have the name of the tour
If option selected - Ride up the cable car and discover a spectacular panoramic view of the Chamonix Valley and the French, Swiss and Italian Alps at 3842m ! On a clear day, you may even see the Mattherhorn, the famous Swiss peak and icon of Switzerland – it’s even found on packages of delicious Toblerone chocolate. If it’s open, you can try the unique adventure: "Step into the Void" BREATHTAKING! ( queue can be expected for the step into the void/glass box)
Take a photo of the most famous Alpinistes
If option selected - Discover the well known Ice Sea, take the mountain train until the Montenvers station and enjoy the panorama. If you feel brave and if it's open ( not guarateed), you can go down the small gondola and the 500 steps to visit the Ice Caves
Explore the stunning alpine scenery of Chamonix in the French Alps. Chamonix is a picturesque town and the most famous mountain resort in France; from everywhere in the city if you look at the sky …you will see It – The roof of Europe – The Majestic Mont-Blanc. Enjoy the bus ride to the third natural mountain spot most visited in the world.

Inclusions

  • Cable car ride to summit of Aiguille du Midi (if option selected)
  • Guide if more than 10 people or driver guide for small groups
  • Train ride to Montenvers (if option selected, caves included but the opening is NOT guaranteed)
  • Air-conditioned vehicle
  • Skip the line tickets

Exclusions

  • Food and beverage

Additional Info

Infants and small children can ride in a pram or stroller

Public transportation options are available nearby

Specialized infant seats are available

Suitable for all physical fitness levels

Not recommended for children aged 2 and under

Vegetarian option is available, please advise at time of booking if required

Please dress appropriately for a day in the mountains; even if it is warm and sunny in Geneva, it can be cold and wet in Chamonix or at the top of the Aiguille du Midi and on the Mer de Glace

The operation of the Aiguille du Midi cable car and Mer de Glace train are both subject to local weather conditions on the day, we cannot found out before we arrive in Chamonix, it's a risk to take

Please note there is unplanned maintenance on the Aiguille du midi cable car at the moment, an alternative cable car will be offered with a similar view

If one of the activity closes, there will be alternative offers, or partial refunds, but the transports won't be refunded in any case

Please note that the official currency of France is the EURO. Swiss francs are unlikely to be accepted in Chamonix

A current valid passport is required on the day of travel, as you will be travelling from Geneva (Switzerland) to Chamonix (France)

Please note: guide will be present with you on the bus and the village. You will have free time in the cable car or train and the guide will meet you after.

Please note that if you take the Aiguille du Midi and Mer de Glace options, you will be provided with a multipass. Multipass which gives access to all the facilities of the Mont Blanc company. If you use this Multipass for a single activity, it will be considered by the Compagnie du Mont-Blanc as used and cannot be refunded if the other activities are closed. The Mont Blanc company offers alternative activities but does not authorize refunds of the multipass.

The train ticket includes the ice caves but the opening is never garanteed and depends on the day , we cannot know before if it will be open. If the train is open and not the cave, there is no refund

Traveler Reviews

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  • 24-Aug-2023

    Opting for the all-inclusive tour turned out to be the most regrettable decision throughout my month-long solo expedition across Europe and North Africa. Anticipating an exciting experience, I arrived at the specified pick-up point on the Tripadvisor app a substantial 20 minutes ahead of schedule, only to find myself bewildered by the lack of clarity regarding the bus's appearance and location within the bustling station. Acting swiftly, I messaged and called the provided contact number before the designated pick-up time, making earnest efforts to avoid any mishap. However I was curtly informed that I had missed the bus, with any prospects of a refund callously dismissed, despite my proactive attempts at prior communication. The suggestion to visit the Key Tours office added insult to injury, demanding an extra $55 for assistance, accompanied by an unwarranted display of hostility from the woman in charge. Presenting my case at their office, I meticulously retraced the steps I had meticulously followed, adhering to their instructions and making diligent attempts to seek guidance. I even emphasized my situation as a young, independent, female traveler, only to be met with a condescending counter from the lady in charge, suggesting that other lone travelers had managed to be punctual. As a last resort, I contacted Viatour, hoping for a glimmer of refund possibility, only to have my hopes dashed again, as Viatour disclosed that they had already been cautioned against offering me a refund by Keytours. This incident has laid bare the company's severe lack of integrity. Having traversed foreign territories for an entire month, I can confidently declare that this company's service ranks as the most dismal I've encountered. Amid a journey marked by adventure and exploration, this disheartening ordeal serves as a stark reminder to exercise caution and thorough research when selecting tour operators.

  • 23-Aug-2023

    Wonderful trip. Scenic ride up to Chamonix and even though we couldn't see the ice caves (too hot = too wet to visit), it was well worth the trip. We had clear skies so the view was stunning from the top. The highlight was of course our guide David who kept us all entertained and comfortable through out. Thank you David! Highly recommend this day trip, but maybe wait to book the extras until you understand how the weather will impact them.

  • 23-Aug-2023

    If you want to add something extra to your trip along the way never give your credit card details to this company. They have over charged me and tried to take money out of my card regularly. I have raised disputes with my bank and they have refunded and charged again after a month (possibly thinking that I have forgotten). So, I'm raising another dispute with the bank now. Scammers everywhere these days, Switzerland is no exception!

  • 22-Aug-2023

    It is all about the top The bus ride, the guide, were excellent. The gondola ride, the views from the top were fantastic. The second half of the trip, the train ride to the glacier caves, was a total waste of time and money. The caves were closed, the train, terribly crowded and nothing to see when you get to the top. You should offer a refund or credit for that half of the trip.

  • 18-Aug-2023

    Caroline, our guide, met our bus at the Gare Routiere bus station in Geneva for our 8:30am departure for Chamonix. She gave us some basic info on the ride and distributed pass cards that were used (often) for the tram ride up to Aiguille du Midi and for the Montenvers train ride. She led us to the tram station and went up with us to the top. My wife and I went our own way afterwards rather than going with the group to the Montenvers train after lunch. The bus then met the group near the Montenvers train station at 5pm, then at the south bus station in Chamonix at 5:15pm, for the ride back to Geneva, arriving after 6pm. Caroline provided clear information in a friendly fashion. We enjoyed the Aiguille du Midi excursion, though we both felt the effects of the altitude. We didn't have time to take the elevator to the very top due to a 60 minute wait. Mt. Blanc was enshrouded in clouds but we could see everything else. It was an experience of a lifetime. We did not take the gondola down from Montenvers nor the many steps to the Mer du Glace - it just didn't seem worth it. The train ride was picturesque, though. And we enjoyed having a beer in Chamonix and walking around town before catching the bus back to Geneva. We waited until a few days before our trip before paying to see what the weather forecast looked like. I recommend this excursion with KeyTours.

  • 16-Aug-2023

    The sights are amazing and worth visiting. However, the trip was badly organized. There was literally no time to see Chamonix and no time to have neither lunch nor a cup of coffee all day long. We were just going from sight to sight in a fast mode unable to take our time to enjoy the views. The tour should let the group free time to explore or even have a glance of Chamonix. Otherwise rename the tour as only Mont Blanc cable car and mountain train. If you choose to follow this tour definitely have something to eat packed.

  • 14-Aug-2023

    Disappointing organisation, long queues, lots of time wasted and not speedy service. We were told by our guide we could come down the mountain early but the cable car staff refused.

  • 14-Aug-2023

    An expensive but amazing trip with spectacular scenery. We did both of the optional extras - The Aiguille du Midi cable car and the Mer du Glace train. It did mean that we didn’t have much time to explore Chamonix itself, which was a shame. If you only want to do one of the options, I’d suggest the Aiguille du Midi. The view from the top is spectacular. It is however 3800 metres up, and many in our tour felt light-headed at that altitude. You just need to take things a little slower. The cog railway to the Mer du Glace also has great scenery. Once you arrive, you take a short cable car ride down to the glacier, but as the glacier itself has retreated since the cable car was built, (global warming) it is now another 600 steps down (and back up) on to the ice and the ice caves. They are building a new cable car and visitor centre, ready I believe in 2025. As a last suggestion, given the weather can be very changeable, perhaps don’t pre-book either of the optional extras. You can book them on the day, from the tour guide, while you are on the coach to Chamonix. While we had clear skies, apparently the day before there was heavy cloud, meaning no real view from the top of the Aiguille du Midi. It would have been a shame to book it and not have the views. In short, a great day trip, which I’d recommend to anyone.

  • 12-Aug-2023

    This was a very pricey experience and I thought long and hard on whether to part with £200 for a day out. However, I’m so glad I did, the day was magical and one of the best experiences of my life. The bus was waiting at the bus station, we left early and it was a very easy trip to Chamonix. Our guide was great and he explained everything to us and had our tickets which would get us on all the excursions. The trip up Mont Blanc is crazy good. You go up in 2 trips, the first stop has amazing views of the glacier and the mountains, the stop at the top of the mountain smacks you in the chops, you are looking over the Alps and I don’t have the words to tell you how amazing it was. The top of Mont Blanc is like a base, it is so well planned and there are plenty of spaces to sit and stare. When you come down (which can take sometime) you are then taken on a train to Mer de Glace, the largest glacier in France. Again you take a gondola over to the. Glacier then walk down a very long way to the ice caves. These are stunning and the only annoying thing is that people will get in the way of your photos - it’s very busy. Also remember, it’s an ice cave so it’s cold and wet so best to have a waterproof or jacket. The walk back up is pretty tough but you definitely get your exercise for the day. And the bus is waiting for you when you get off the train back at Chamonix. Top tip, on the train on the way back, sit facing backwards to the direction of travel, if you don’t you will feel like you’re going to slide off the seat all the way back down. If you’re looking at the prices and wondering if your should do this, just do it. They take care of everything and you come away with great photos and amazing memories.

  • 05-Aug-2023

    The breathtaking views of the Alps as well as the views from the mountain train were incredible. Roger, our tour guide, was enthusiastic, knowledgeable, and organized. A must see for anyone spending a few days in a Geneva!

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