Cruze a fronteira da Suíça com a França com um guia informativo e maravilhe-se com a majestade dos Alpes Europeus nesta viagem diurna de Chamonix e Mont Blanc, a montanha mais alta da Europa, saindo de Genebra. Você percorrerá o Vale Arve até a bela cidade nos Alpes de Chamonix. Faça um passeio de bondinho até o pico de Aiguille du Midi e desfrute de vistas deslumbrantes dos alpes franceses, suíços e italianos. Pegue a panorâmica ferrovia para Montenvers e veja a espetacular Mer de Glace, considerada uma das geleiras mais famosas da França.
We were left there at the bottom of a mountain with a map and barely directions to how to get to the train, the cave and the glacier.We were not told that the glacier, and the cave closed at 3 pm. We were not able to go down to the glacier or the cave because of this.We missed two of the things we paid for. Why pay for a tour when you have to figure out everything yourself.
This was something we had never seen before. The day started by taking the cable car up and then standing slack-jawed for an extended period of time. We then went on the train ride to the glacier and ice caves which also left us amazed (not having seen anything like this in our lives). The walk up (a bit tiring) was well-worth it for the sight of the caves.
What a great trip!! Departure point was easy to find and we left on time. Our guide Maria was very informative and quite friendly. En route, we were given good direction on where to go and when to meet for our return. If you are looking for a heavily guided tour, this isn’t for you. Besides the ride there and ride back, we were fully on our own. However, Maria let us know she’d be at certain spots at certain times if needed. That was a nice insurance policy if we got turned around or just plain lost. But we managed to do just fine on our own. I can’t even begin to describe the beauty of Mont Blanc!! You will not be disappointed with it. Make sure to purchase the cable car (can’t go up the mountain without it!). We did not purchase the lunch (seemed a bit steep for such a small meal) and we did purchase the train. But a couple of tips: In the summer, the glacier is a path of dirt and rocks. No snow of course so if you’re expecting a traditional glacier, you won’t get it. The ice cave you are also taking the train for is 450 steps down and then 450 steps back up. We saw quite fit people coming up looking like they were about to die. So we skipped the cave. The train is great for breathtaking views but the glacier-less glacier and staircase of death was a bit of a snooze fest. Departure back to Geneva was on time. All in all, we had about 6-7 hours on our own. Plenty of time to do everything. I would definitely recommend this tour (no way you’d figure transport and locations of those events on your own if you’re a tourist) and would pay again to have all of the plans arranged for me!
We purchased just the transportation to Chamonix on line and purchased the excursion to Mont Blac and the glaciers on the bus because we had read you may not want to to go up the mountain if the weather was not clear. Turns out we had a gorgeous day. It was much cheaper. Both were well worth the money and we saved by doing it this way.