Day trip

From Geneva: Guided Day Trip to Chamonix and Mont-Blanc

Activity provider: KeyTours SA

From Geneva: Guided Day Trip to Chamonix and Mont-Blanc

Activity provider: KeyTours SA

From US$ 113.39 per person

Take a day tour from Geneva to visit the mountain resort of Chamonix, at the foot of Mont Blanc. See the highest mountain peak in Europe and ride the cable car to Aiguille du Midi for panoramic views.

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Duration 9 - 10 hours
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Live tour guide
English

Experience

Highlights
  • Visit the exclusive resort of Chamonix
  • Ascend Europe's highest mountain by cable car to Aiguille du Midi (if option booked)
  • Ride the Montenvers rack railway to the Mer de Glace glacier (if option booked)
Full description

Visit the site of the first Winter Olympics. In Chamonix, experience majestic scenery on a drive through the Arve Valley and from the 12,605-foot viewing platform on Europe’s highest mountain. This day tour begins in Geneva with a drive across the French border through the glacier-fed Arve Valley. At Chamonix, marvel at the splendid backdrop of the massive peaks of the Aiguilles Rouges. You’ll take the cable car up to Aiguille du Midi, which was the world’s highest cable car ride when it was launched in 1955. Enjoy breathtaking panoramas of this Alpine wonderland, with views into France, Switzerland, and Italy. Lunch will be at your leisure. You will also have the chance to ride the astonishing Montenvers rack railway to the Mer de Glace glacier. The journey on this electric train covers 3 miles of beautiful mountainous scenery before arriving at the longest glacier in France. Spend the day as you please. Wander by foot to discover the town’s many delights, such as Parc Loisir, Musée Alpin, Lac Gaillands or Atelier Les Racines.

Chamonix is the world capital for outdoor activities: mountaineering, alpinism, hiking, climbing, mountain biking, paragliding, trail running, and skiing.

Includes
  • Transport by bus
  • French-speaking and English-speaking guide
  • Cable car ride to the Aiguille du Midi (if option is selected)
  • Montenvers train to Mer de Glace (if option is selected)
  • Lunch
  • Drinks
Not suitable for
  • Children under 3 years

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Participants

Date

Meeting point

Meet your driver/guide at Place Dorcière at the Geneva Bus Station.

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Important information

What to bring

  • Passport

Know before you go

  • You will be crossing the Franco-Swiss border: Please remember to bring your passport
  • Tours operate daily throughout the year, except 25 December and 1 January
  • Children under 3 years are not allowed to ascend the cable car to Aiguille du Midi
  • This tour is subject to mountain weather conditions, activities can close during the day and there is no refund possible. Alternatives will be offered in the event of this happening
  • If you choose the Aiguille du Midi and Mer de Glace options, you will be provided with a multipass. Multipass which gives access to all the facilities of the Mont Blanc company
  • If you use this Multipass for a single activity, it will be considered by the Compagnie du Mont-Blanc as used and cannot be refunded if the other activities are closed. The Mont Blanc company offers alternative activities but does not authorize refunds of the multipass
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.4 /5

based on 380 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    4.4/5
  • Transportation
    4.7/5
  • Value for money
    4/5
  • Safety
    4.6/5

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This is definitely a good trip that's well worth doing. The Swiss Tours were not very organised when we arrived at Chamonix and the group was divided with many individuals not knowing what to do/where to go. We were somehow running late so the second leg of the day (the train to Mer de Glace) wasn't very nice. We arrived at the last minute and did not have the time to walk down and back up in time for the last train, so this was a trip wasted. Unless you choose to do this first, don't bother paying for it in the high season as you are unlikely to make it fully. No toilets in the bus in hight season, so bear that in mind. Nevertheless, we had an amazing experience and I would recommend it.

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January 5, 2023

It was a wonderful experience, especially getting to where the Glacier is located, unfortunately due to climate change the glacier is melting, it is very beautiful to see the landscapes of the Swiss and French Alps, a fabulous experience, I would like to return one day if I were possible

December 14, 2022

My dad and I did this tour and it was amazing! The guide was so great, super interesting and knowledgeable. He even took the time to tell us a few stories and answer all our questions. Everything went super smoothly and it was absolutely beautiful. We paid for both the cable car and the mountain train, I highly recommend doing both and visiting the ice glacier as well. Although the tour can seem quite expensive in comparison to others, it is well worth the money.

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November 11, 2022

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