Tour code: 2510KT001
Discover the allure of the European Alps on a full-day trip to Chamonix and Mont Blanc from Geneva. With a 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 4 different tour options to suit your preferences
  • Ride 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

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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 your preferences. Choose to include a guide for more historical insight on 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 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 TourFollowing 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 CarTake 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 GlaceHop 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 LunchTravel 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

Giuseppe C

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2016

I took that full day with the Aiguille du Midi cable car. It was money well spent. Loved the excursion and Neil was a great your guide.

Kevin C

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2016

We had a wonderful tour, the weather was extra warm that day so the sky was a beautiful colour and the paragliders were wonderful to see flying over the snow tipped mountains. Our tour guide was excellent and very willing to give us any information we needed. We found the experience fantastic in every aspect.

Kevin C

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2016

We had a wonderful tour, the weather was extra warm that day so the sky was a beautiful colour and the paragliders were wonderful to see flying over the snow tipped mountains. Our tour guide was excellent and very willing to give us any information we needed. We found the experience fantastic in every aspect.

Kristina C

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2016

Such a wonderful tour, well worth the day trip from Geneva!

Xiao Yan D

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2016

This tour was amazing!

Amit T

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2016

Excellent tour and really worth the money spent.

Emily S

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2016

Absolute highlight of my trip, a total must see! Breathtaking

Prasanth C

5 star rating: Highly Recommended May 2016

It was an amazing experience especially conversation from the tour guide Neil.
Mont Blanc - Comments are not even sufficient to praise the beauty of it.

RYSZARD T K

5 star rating: Highly Recommended May 2016

We had the full works, the return coach trip to Chamonix, the return gondola trip up Aiguille du Midi, the lunch and the return train ride to Montenvers to view the bottom of the Mer de Glace glacier. Overall our experience of the whole package was positive but as a result of our experience we would have taken up different options within the package if we were to go again.

By far our favourite part of the package was the trip up Aiguille du Midi. We found that the views of Mont Blanc were so stunning that we would have stayed up there for a couple of hours at least. In fact, because it was suggested that we catch the 11:45 gondola down we only had 45 minutes to admire the views and explore all of the different facilities offered at the top. The main reason for this limitation was that we had booked lunch at the Gustavia hotel. The three course lunch, with soft drink, served at the Gustavia was in fact very good but had we known we would have foregone it and stayed for a lot longer at the top of Aiguille du Midi.

In fact we found while driving to Chamonix that there was a coach leaving at 14:00. So for us the ideal trip would have been to arrive at Chamonix at 10:00, catch the gondola up to Aiguille du Midi at 10:30 and staying at the top for just over two hours, returning on the 2pm coach back to Geneva.
This means we would also have missed Montenvers trip. However apart from some very stunning mountain views at Montenvers there was very little to see there. Unfortunately the Mer de Glace glacier visible there was just stones and rocks at this time of year. So we could well have missed this trip.

Finally the trip was organised by Keytours and they provided an excellent guide named Neil. He was somewhat laconic at the start but proved to be very informative and organised the trip really well.

Amy S

5 star rating: Highly Recommended May 2016

Fantastic trip to Mont Blanc and Mere de Glace. We were lucky enough to have great weather (only the ice cave was inaccesible to us!). It really is a self-guided tour, but this works out great as you are free to do what you want when you want (as long as you and #39;re back on time!)

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