Tour code: 2510KT01
Explore the mountainous majesty of Chamonix, a picturesque village nestled at the foot of the magnificent Mont Blanc, on a half- or full-day tour from Geneva. Cross the border between Switzerland and France in a luxury vehicle and admire quaint Alpine villages as you travel. Explore the beautiful village of Chamonix independently and ascend to the summit of the Aiguille du Midi in a cable car if you opt for the full-day option. Choose to include a train ride up to the renowned Mer de Glace glacier when booking your tour.   

Highlights

  • Independent 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 on your own
  • 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

Depart from a centrally located pickup point in Geneva and admire the sublime Swiss countryside as you cross the Switzerland-France border in a comfortable, air-conditioned minivan. Weave your way through the gorgeous Arve Valley and gaze at the sky-piercing summit of Mont Blanc as you approach the village of Chamonix. Feel your excitement heighten as you disembark and begin your exploration of the 15,780-foot (4,800-meter) peak. 

Select from the three tour options listed in the Itinerary to determine the duration, schedule and price of your tour. Each tour includes a local on board guide-assistant and round-trip transportation from Geneva. Vehicles depart at a pre-arranged time at the end of your tour.  

Itinerary

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 the Matterhorn; 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 independent full-day option — the complete experience! Explore the beautiful town of Chamonix then head for the Aiguille du Midi cable car and admire the incredible views from the ride. Before or after this, depending on your schedule, 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

Bhushan V

5 star rating: Highly Recommended May 2016

I highway recommend this tour

John S

5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2016

Amazing day would well recommend it to do

Kathryn S

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2015

We are so glad that we read and listened to all of the positive reviews. MOST INCREDIBLE VIEWS IN THE WORLD. This trip is a MUST if you are in Geneva. It was the highlight of our long weekend in Switzerland and France. The tour was well run and worth the money. I have traveled a lot in Europe, and Chamonix quickly became my favorite village town. The people are friendly, food is delicious and the views are out of this world. Don't miss out on this tour of a lifetime.

caroline.bradley

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2015

We had a really lovely time on this trip and are really glad we did it. The tour guides were really nice and very helpful. Chamonix is a beautiful village and well worth the visit.

Dave H

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2015

the guide was very knowledgeable

Kerry K

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2015

Fantastic trip!! Tour guide was excellent. Went all the way to the top of Mont Blanc and walked out on the glass bridge!

Louise L

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2015

The tour was great.

GLORY N

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2015

This tour was excellent, I pre-book a half day Independent tour to village of Chamonix and decided to upgrade to full day and the Aiguille du Midi aerial cable car ride to the spectacular mountain summit, and a train ride up to the Mer de Glace glacier.Going up to the top and see the magnificent view up there is just one of a lifetime experience. The day was a little rush because it was very busy up there in the summit, i only had time to ride the train to the mer de glace after and no time to go to the cave before we had to get back to the meeting point for the bus back to Geneva. Our tour guide was good and tried to make sure everyone was accounted for but some people did not make sure to be on time for the bus pick up back and we had to wait and the guide tried to find them before bus had no choice and leave without a couple of people. Fully recommend this tour, it's well organized.

Robert L

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2015

Our guide, Neil, was excellent. Chamonix wasn't bad, either.

JUDITH B

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2015

An excellent tour! Enjoyable, informative and Neil was an awesome guide. Worth every Aussie dollar!

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