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  • Location: Geneva, Switzerland
  • Duration:  6 or 10 hours
On this half-day or full-day tour from Geneva, cross the Switzerland-France border and visit one of the most famous villages in the French Alps, Chamonix, at the foot of towering Mont Blanc. Enjoy a scenic coach drive through the Arve Valley to the picturesque Alpine village of Chamonix, where you’re free to explore at your leisure. Full-day tour-goers can ride the Aiguille du Midi aerial cable car to the spectacular mountain summit, or add a train ride up to the dazzling Mer de Glace glacier.

Highlights

  • Chamonix and Mont Blanc tour from Geneva
  • Enjoy a scenic coach ride through the Arve Valley to the foot of Mont Blanc
  • Explore the beautiful Alpine village of Chamonix independently
  • Ride the Aiguille du Midi cable car for incredible views over the Swiss, French and Italian Alps (if option selected)
  • Combine your cable car ride with a train journey to Mer de Glace glacier (if option selected)

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What You Can Expect

Independent Chamonix and Mont Blanc Tour from Geneva

Enjoy sights of the gorgeous French Alps

After boarding an air-conditioned coach in Geneva in the morning, relax on an unforgettable 1.5-hour drive across the Switzerland-France border and through the picturesque Arve Valley to Chamonix. This stunning Alpine village is situated at the foot of majestic Mont Blanc, the highest peak in Europe at 15,780 feet (4,800 meters).

Choose from three tour options below. Each include round-trip coach transport, with a local assistant on board to answer any questions you have.

Transport Only (6 hours)
For those crunched for time (or scared of heights), this half-day option is ideal. When you arrive in Chamonix, you'll have the rest of the morning to explore independently. Enjoy picturesque mountain views around every corner as you discover the town’s many delights, such as Parc Loisir, Musée Alpin, Lac Gaillands and Atelier Les Racines. Cozy up at a typical French bistro or chic Alpine chalet to indulge in the satisfying Savoyard specialty: fondue.

Board the coach in the afternoon for the ride back to Geneva.

Aerial Cable Car (6 hours)
This option includes a ticket for the famous Aiguille du Midi cable car. Ride up to 12,605 feet (3,842 meters) to a landing of permanent snow and ice, where you’ll be treated to jaw-dropping panoramas of Mont Blanc and the surrounding French, Swiss and Italian Alps. On a clear day, you may even see Mattherhorn peak, an icon of Switzerland. Sip hot chocolate or enjoy a meal at one of the highest restaurants in the world, overlooking the snow-capped peaks.

Re-board the coach in the late afternoon for the drive back to Geneva.

Aerial Cable Car and Glacier Train (10 hours)
Enjoy an action-packed day in the Alps with this full-day tour option — the complete experience! Before or after your Aiguille du Midi cable car ride, hop on the Montenvers railway and ride up to Mer de Glace. Descend by gondola onto the glacier, where you can walk through ice caves that are carved out into the heart of the ice.

Re-board the coach in the evening for the drive back to Geneva.

Customer Reviews

Joydeep Das
United Kingdom

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2014

One of the best guided tours i have taken, right from the experience of visiting Chamonix to Mt. Blanc and the Tour guide (Neel) giving us so many insights and details it was overall value for money experience. must do tour when in GENEVA.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2014

Enjoyed the trip leisurely by ourselves without the tour guide. Stunning scenery and beautiful alpine town.

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