Private Tour: Mont Blanc &Chamonix From Geneva Including Modern & Creative Lunch

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Key Details

  • Mobile Voucher Accepted
  • Hotel pickup Available
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 10 Hrs
  • Language:
    English
  • Departure Time :
    7:30 AM
  • Departure Details :
    Traveler pickup is offered
    Airports
    Geneva Airport, Route de l'Aeroport 21, Le Grand Saconnex, Geneva 1215 Switzerland
  • Return Details :
    Returns to original departure point
  • Cancellation Policy :
    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience. Tours booked using discount coupon codes will be non refundable.

Overview

Take a breathtaking journey through the French Alps on this private day trip from Geneva to Mont Blanc, the highest mountain in Europe, and Chamonix, the most famous resort in France. Travel across the Switzerland-France border and ride a cable car to the summit of Aiguille du Midi for an incredible Alpine panorama the views will take your breath away. Savor a gourmet meal with wine Monden & Creative Cuisine restaurant in Chamonix, at the base of towering Mont Blanc, and then take a scenic ride on the famous Montenvers Railway.

Highlights

  • Day trip (destination A to B)
  • Informative, friendly and professional guide
  • Enjoy fantastic aerial views
  • Vegetarian meal option available
  • Lunch included
  • Private guide for a more personalized experience

Know More about this tour

After early morning pickup from your Geneva hotel in a private vehicle, your day trip starts with a scenic 1.5-hour drive across the Switzerland-France border and through the beautiful Arve Valley to Chamonix, located at the base of magnificent Mont Blanc, the tallest peak in Western Europe at 15,780 feet (4,800 meters). You'll arrive early to beat the crowds.

Transfer to a cable car and ride to the summit of Aiguille du Midi, a mountain in the Mont Blanc massif, on the world's highest vertical-ascent cable car, taking you from 3,395 feet to 12,605 feet (1,035 meters to 3,842 meters) in 20 minutes. Reach the top of the staggeringly beautiful Alpine peak and be amazed by panoramic views of the Chamonix Valley and the French, Swiss and Italian Alps. On a clear day, you may even see Matterhorn, the iconic Swiss peak.

Cozy up on a terrace or balcony at the Aiguille du Midi summit to admire the scenery and watch skiers zooming down toward the glacier. There's also a cafe, where you can have a hot chocolate or enjoy a light snack (own expense).

Take the cable car back down the mountain to the gorgeous Alpine town of Chamonix, where you'll enjoy a gourmet lunch at Albert Premier Restaurant, a 2-star Michelin restaurant. Indulge in a luxurious spread of French gastronomy (see Itinerary for sample menu) crafted to perfection by the esteemed chef.
After lunch, board the Montenvers Railway for a scenic train ride through the mountains to Montenvers. Enjoy fantastic views of the Mer de Glace, a massive glacier surrounded by the towering summits of Les Drus, Les Grandes Jorasses and Les Grands Charmoz.
You'll be taken back to your Geneva hotel to conclude your private Mont Blanc and Chamonix day trip.

Itinerary:

Sample Menu
Plates (choice of two):
• Beef heart tomato tart with balsamic sorbet and fish roe
• Salted cod with purple artichoke stew
• VealCheese course:
• Selection of fresh and aged cheeseDessert:
• Selection of pastries, fruit, sorbet and chocolateDrinks:
• Two glasses of wine

Inclusions

Hotel pickup and drop-off

Private driver

Transport by private vehicle

Cable car ride (not available from November 4 to December 20)

Gourmet 3-course lunch with wine

Montenvers Railway train ride

Entry/Admission - Montenvers - Mer de Glace Train

Entry/Admission - Aiguille du Midi

Exclusions

Gratuities

Additional Info

Confirmation will be received at time of booking, unless booked within 2 days of travel. In this case confirmation will be received within 48 hours, subject to availability

A current valid passport is required on the day of travel

Not recommended for children aged 2 and under

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

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 traveling from Geneva (Switzerland) to Chamonix (France)

This tour/activity will have a maximum of 1 travelers

Traveler Reviews

  • 03-Oct-2017

    We had a great tour guide named Yolanda, who was able to give us great experiences even though the weather wasn't cooperating

  • 08-Jul-2016

    While the weather did not cooperate (and we couldn and #39;t see anything from Mont Blanc), Patricia and our driver made everything worth it! A+! The restaurant was wonderful, the driving and access without the hassle of coordinating tickets was terrific! Still hopeful to do it again and see the view!