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

WILAIPORN P

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2016

we had a great time

Mekenna H

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2016

This was amazing! The tour guide was great - so helpful and friendly. And of course the Alps were breathtaking. I would highly recommend this tour to anyone.

Susan H

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2016

What a wonderful excursion this was! A must see for everyone. The beauty of this trip is beyond what you expect. Our guide Neil was very knowledgeable and helpful with everything. My husband and I both agree that this trip was so worth it. We are very glad we took the time to do this. Great job Key Tours!

jaigalliott .

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2016

I read all of the bad reviews about the Chamonix tour and was a bit worried, but actually had a wonderful trip. Neil, the guide, was very helpful at every step. His humour was perhaps a little politically incorrect, but I found it funny. His dry humour could be taken as condescending, but you have to go in with an open mind and understand the British. The tour itself was wonderful. In the morning, the main cable car was closed due to high winds, so Neil made some quick changes and had us doing the train and glacier in the morning, instead. By afternoon, the cable car was still closed and covered in clouds, so Neil directed us to an alternative cable car. Not as high, which is a bit disappointing, but it was still a wonderful experience and nobody can control the weather! We made the best of the day's mixed weather.

ADITYA S

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2016

Wow! The tour was fantastic. The scenery view with the ropeway and cogwheel train ride were ecstatic. If in Geneva, one must take this tour for sure.

Nuno R

5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2016

Highly recommend! the tour is great, the place is absolutely outstanding, don't miss the train to the glaciar and a hot chocolate on the top of the mountain!

Deena

5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2016

The tour was wonderful! Beautiful location and a knowledgeable tour guide. The only issue was with the trip back to Geneva - we ended up on a different bus with another group, which was late and quite crowded. However, the day was great!

Asish H

5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2016

Was in Geneva for the weekend and so glad I took this tour. Wouldn't hesitate if the weather is good - easily one of the best days of my life. The Aix du Midi and Mer de Glace was plain fabulous.

D-J

5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2016

I had a great time - stunning views of Mont Blanc, the Alps and Chamonix from above, and I really enjoyed seeing the Mer de Glace, Ice Caves and Montenvers too. The tour guide Nigel was friendly and approachable, and the trip went very smoothly. Since all transport was included and timings were organised in advance, this meant that we didn't have to worry about the logistics and we could just focus on the sights and natural beauty!

Kimmo P

5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2016

The trip to Aiguille du Midi is absolutely a must, especially if you are lucky with the weather and the sky is clear. The views are breathtaking, as is the lack of oxygen! The trip to Mer de Glace is nice even though the attraction itself is not necessarily that amazing. Pretty views though. Chamonix as town doesn't offer too much, but is a good stop-over for lunch.

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