Chamonix And Mont Blanc Day Trip From Geneva

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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 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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Highlights

  • Day trip (destination A to B)
  • Informative, friendly and professional guide
  • Enjoy fantastic aerial views
  • Vegetarian meal option available
  • Lunch included
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Book your tour to include the services of an expert guide to enjoy your trip to the full, then hop aboard your air-conditioned coach in central Geneva and enjoy an unforgettable 90-minute drive through the picturesque Arve Valley to Chamonix. Situated at the foot of majestic Mont Blanc — the highest peak in both the Alps and Western Europe at 15,780 feet (4,800 meters) — Chamonix is widely considered France’s most iconic Alpine town. For your Chamonix and Mont Blanc day trip, choose from the tour options below.
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Inclusions for Chamonix And Mont Blanc Day Trip From Geneva

  • Transport by air-conditioned coach
  • Cable car ride to summit of Aiguille du Midi (not available from November 2 to December 18) (if option selected)
  • Train ride to Montenvers (if option selected)
  • 3-course lunch (if option selected)
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Exclusions for Chamonix And Mont Blanc Day Trip From Geneva

  • Hotel pickup and drop off
  • Food and drinks, unless specified
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Itinerary:

Chamonix Guided Tour
Chamonix is a picturesque alpine town dominated by the Alps mountains and glaciers rising majestically upwards to Mont-Blanc, the highest mountain of Europe. A 90-minute drive by bus through the picturesque Arve Valley takes you from Geneva to Chamonix. Enjoy the famous village of Chamonix with its little streets full of charm and admire the Alps. Chamonix Mont Blanc has been at the sharp end of Alpine adventure since 1760, when a Genevois scientist offered a prize for the first ascent of the highest Alp. It had its first growth spurt in the Victorian era, hosted the first Winter Olympics in 1924 and has re-emerged on the freeride wave as the capital of all-mountain skiing. This steep-sided valley, draped with tumbling glaciers beneath a crown of rocky spires, is where snowsports and mountaineering meet. With Chamonix being renowned as the world capital of alpinism, freeride skiing, ice climbing and ultra-trail running, this busy little town is a popular place for day trippers. Lots of boutiques sell local product such as cheese, meats, or fresh savoie honey.

Chamonix with Aiguille du Midi Cable Car
Ride up the cable car and discover a spectacular panoramic view of the Chamonix Valley and the French, Swiss and Italian Alps. On a clear day, you may even see Mattherhorn, the famous Swiss peak and icon of Switzerland – it’s even found on packages of delicious Toblerone chocolate.
Enjoy free time at the top to soak up the views on the different terraces. If it’s open, you can try the "Step into the Void" adventure, a glass room built around a metal frame. Three glass walls, floor and ceiling panels, allow visitors to experience 1035 meters of space under their feet. Afterward, meet your guide at a pre-arranged time and travel back down into the heart of Chamonix town center. Browse the shops at your leisure, perhaps enjoy a refreshing drink on a sun-drenched terrace in town (own expense) and admire the many chocolate-box chalets and boutiques you find.

Chamonix with Cable Car and Mer de Glace
Hop aboard the cable car and travel to the summit of the Aiguille du Midi with your guide. Discover a spectacular panoramic view of the Chamonix Valley and the French, Swiss, and Italian Alps. In the afternoon, board the charming red cog railway up to Montenvers, where you’ll enjoy fabulous views of Mer de Glace. This magnificent glacier is 4 miles (7km) long and averages just under a mile wide. Surrounded by the impressive summits of Les Drus, Les Grandes Jorasses, and Les Grands Charmoz, The Montenvers site is a natural living witness of climate change of our era. It offers several visits including the crystal gallery or the Glaciorium, a new space entirely dedicated to the glaciers from their birth, to present, and to the future. Depending on the period, it is also possible to visit the ice caves carved into the Glacier.

Full-Day Guided Tour with Lunch
Travel up by cable car to the summit of the Aiguille du Midi with your guide and enjoy free time at the summit to admire the views over the peaks beyond. Afterward, meet your guide at a pre-arranged time and head to a local restaurant in the village for a 3-course lunch. After lunch, hop aboard the cog-wheel train and ascend the mountainside to Montenvers and the Mer de Glace glacier. Take in beautiful views over the mighty glacier, and explore the ice caves and museums at your leisure. Take the cog railway back down the mountainside to Chamonix and, if time allows, browse the shops and boutiques at your leisure. When it’s time to leave the soaring Alpine peaks of Chamonix behind, travel back to central Geneva where your tour will come to an end.

Trip Plus Train
Chamonix is a picturesque alpine town dominated by the Alps mountains and glaciers rising majestically upwards to Mont-Blanc, the highest mountain of Europe. A 90-minute drive by bus through the picturesque Arve Valley takes you from Geneva to Chamonix. Enjoy the famous village of Chamonix with its little streets full of charm and admire the Alps.

Board the charming red cog railway up to Montenvers, where you’ll enjoy fabulous views of Mer de Glace. This magnificent glacier is four miles (7km) long and averages just under a mile wide. Surrounded by the impressive summits of Les Drus, Les Grandes Jorasses, and Les Grands Charmoz, the Montenvers site is a natural living witness of climate change of this era. Visit the crystal gallery or the Glaciorium, a new space entirely dedicated to the glaciers. Depending on the period, it is also possible to visit the ice caves carved into the Glacier.

Trip, Cable Car, and Lunch
Chamonix is a picturesque alpine town dominated by the Alps mountains and glaciers rising majestically upwards to Mont-Blanc, the highest mountain of Europe. A 90-minute drive by bus through the picturesque Arve Valley takes you from Geneva to Chamonix. Enjoy the famous village of Chamonix with its little streets full of charm and admire the Alps.

Ride up the cable car and discover a spectacular panoramic view of the Chamonix Valley and the French, Swiss, and Italian Alps. On a clear day, you may even see Mattherhorn, the famous Swiss peak and icon of Switzerland – it’s even found on packages of delicious Toblerone chocolate. Enjoy free time at the top to soak up the views on the different terraces. If it’s open, you can try the "Step into the Void" adventure, a glass room built around a metal frame. Three glass walls, floor and ceiling panels, allow visitors to experience 1035 meters of space under their feet.

Afterward, meet your guide at a pre-arranged time and travel back down into the heart of Chamonix town center. Browse the shops at your leisure, perhaps enjoy a refreshing drink on a sun-drenched terrace in town (own expense) and admire the many chocolate-box chalets and boutiques you find.

Then enjoy a meal at a typical mountain restaurant in the village, including a buffet of salads and soups; a main course of chicken, fish or vegetarian; and dessert. Spend your afternoon wandering the streets of Chamonix.
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Additional Info

Confirmation will be received at time of booking

Not recommended for children aged 2 and under

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

Not wheelchair accessible

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

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: due to renovations the train is closed until December 16, 2016 Tour options that include the train are not available until this date.

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Cancellation Policy
  • If you cancel within 3 calendar days (72 hours) of the scheduled departure time, the cancellation charge will be 100% of the undiscounted tour price.
  • If you cancel between 4 to 7 Calendar days before scheduled tour departure,the cancellation charge will be 50% of the undiscounted tour price.
  • If you cancel at least 8 calendar days in advance of the scheduled departure time, there is no cancellation fee. You will receive Full Refund for the paid amount.
  • Please note that in case of No show, the cancellation charge will be 100% of the listed tour fare.
  • Please note tours booked using discount coupon codes will be non refundable.
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  • We had a wonderful day the guide Neil and driver were excellent. We were so fortunate that the day was perfect and we were able to get to the top and see all that was possible. It is an experience we will never forget. Thank you.

    Jim

  • Perfectly organized, the guide was friendly always taking care the tour, Chamonix is lovely city, the view from the top unbeatable

  • This tour was amazing!

  • We loved this tour !! Neil was our guide and he was quite entertaining and gave helpful tips on what to do in Geneva. The scenery was spectacular and the views from the top I will never forget. It's very chilly once you come off the cable car it was minus 2 degrees in September wear an appropriate jacket. Definitely recommend this tour, one of the best things we did during our stay.

  • This was amazing, highly recommend.

  • The views of the Alps Mont Blanc were incredible. But DO NOT book a Key Tours trip! The guide did not have enough maps for the group. Then after he had explained the maps en route, he just handed out maps upon arrival. He then abandoned us, the map was incorrect about the departure location of the bus. I called Key Tours in Geneva, and was told I would have to run to catch the returning bus from another location. I'm 66 years old and ran to make the bus back to Geneva...not a pleasant experience!!!

  • The ascent to Aiguille du Midi is just breakthtaking. The day we were there, there was a light cloud cover, and when the gondola broke through the clouds, it was one of the more take-your-breath-away sights we've ever seen. If you are doing the Mer de Glace/full day tour, be sure to be rested...the day requires quite a bit of walking between points...but it was one of those days we'll never forget. Really enjoyed this!

  • Amazing day, great value

  • The trip was really good. Chamonix is magical...so pretty.

  • A MUST DO !!! whenever you are close to Chamonix. Just one thing to take care before booking the trip is that you should check about the weather prediction to enjoy the tour maximum of your tour.

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