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  • Location:Geneva, Switzerland
  • Duration:9 hours 30 minutes (approx.)

Chamonix and Mont Blanc Day Trip from Geneva

Discover the mountainous allure of the European Alps on a full-day trip to Chamonix and Mont Blanc from Geneva. With a knowledgeable guide, travel through the splendor of the Swiss countryside to Chamonix, a picturesque Alpine town, and ascend to the Aiguille de Midi peak in a modern cable car. Capture sweeping vistas of the French, Italian and Swiss Alps on camera and the take a scenic railway ride to Montenvers, home to Mer de Glace, the most famous glacier in France. Opt to include a 3-course lunch in Chamonix to enjoy an appetizing addition to the tour. 

Highlights

  • Full-day trip to Chamonix and Mont Blanc in France from Geneva, led by a professional guide
  • Take a 90-minute drive through the Arve Valley to Chamonix
  • Choose from four different tour options to suit your preferences
  • Take the cable car to the summit of the Aiguille du Midi (not available from November 4 to December 20 and only if option selected)
  • Marvel at spectacular views of the Swiss, French and Italian Alps, including Mont Blanc and the Matterhorn
  • Hop aboard the cog railway to Montenvers and enjoy a 3-course lunch in Chamonix (if option selected)
  • Tour includes round-trip travel from Geneva

Why Our Insiders Chose This Tour

Make the most of your time in Chamonix and Mont Blanc with a professional guide who shows the way. You'll travel around Chamonix with ease and gain special insight into the region.

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What You Can Expect

Chamonix and Mont Blanc Day Trip from Geneva

Take the cog train from Montenvers during your trip to Chamonix

Select from a variety of options and customize your tour according to the activites you wish to participate in. Choose to include an expert guide in order to delve into the geology and history of the region, and then climb aboard a comfortable coach in central Geneva to begin your journey. Admire stunning scenery as you drive to the Alpine village of Chamonix and marvel at the village’s majestic location at the foot of Mont Blanc on arrival. 

Select an option from the four tours listed in the Itinerary section to determine the schedule and price of your day in Charmonix and Mont Blanc. 

Itinerary

Chamonix Guided Tour
Following a drop-off at the base of the Aiguille du Midi — a rocky peak near Mont Blanc with year-round snow — take the 20-minute cable car journey to the summit with your guide.

Enjoy free time at the top to explore the terraces, and take in panoramic views over the Chamonix Valley and the peaks beyond. On a clear day, you may even see the Matterhorn, the Swiss mountain made famous on packages of Toblerone chocolate. There's also a café, where you can have a hot chocolate or enjoy a light snack (own expense).

Chamonix with Aiguille du Midi Cable Car
Take the cable car to the summit of the Aiguille du Midi with your guide and enjoy free time at the top to soak up the views. 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. Take in the panoramic mountain views during your free time at the peak, then return to resort level for lunch in a local café or restaurant at your leisure (own expense).

Meet your guide at the train station then board one of the charming red carriages of the scenic cog railway. Take the steep, picturesque journey up the mountainside to Montenvers and the Mer de Glace glacier, and listen as your knowledgeable guide points out the soaring summits of Les Drus, Les Grandes Jorasses and Les Grands Charmoz. Visit the ice caves and museums, then return via the cog railway to Chamonix and enjoy a little free time for shopping at your leisure (time permitting).

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.

Customer Reviews

Abbey N

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2016

This was one of the highlights of my European winter trip! Reaching the summit of Mont Blanc was the best experience! The glacier walk was also well worth the 450 steps! However, because of the high altitude take your time you will be puffed out!

umere

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2016

Wonderful trip.

Janet V

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2016

Fabulous, Neil was a good tour guide, would have liked a bit more information though

ALI M A

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2016

Excellent trip unforgettable. The tour guide was excellent, knowledgeable, and cooperative.

dod

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2016

Fantastic views and snow

SOLOMON T

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2015

Never leave Geneva without visiting Chamonix, the best experience ever!

K J H

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2015

An awesome day which we thouroughly enjoyed from beginning to end. The coach was comfortable and clean and our tour guide was very knowledgable and witty. On arrival in Chamonix we were given our ski passes which enabled us easy access onto the cable cars and the train up to the glacier. Crystal clear blue skies allowed us to witness the most breathtaking views. The lunch was also delicious. Overall a highly recommended and well organised day trip. We shall definitely be returning.

Gordon T

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2015

Great Trip!! Lovely location our guide Neil provided just the right amount of assistance for my preference. If you want someone to hold your hand all day this is not for you.

Lynn R

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2015

This is an excellent sight-seeing day trip from Geneva! One gets to travel to France and see the French Alps. The village is charming and quaint and the cable car ride to the top of Mont Blanc is invigorating and breathtaking. There is a glass box at the top that allows you to step out and on a clear day, the pictures are phenonmenal! Our guide took us for a hike and we did the cable car to the top of the mountain. I would highly recommend it as a day trip out of Geneva.

Joan Lopez A

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2015

It was more than I expected. The views are spectacular.
I highly recommend it to every one.

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