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

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

    Visit the site of the first Winter Olympics! In Chamonix you’ll experience majestic scenery on a drive through the Arve Valley and from the 12,605-foot viewing platform on Europe’s highest mountain. This full-day tour begins in Geneva with a drive across the French border through the glacier-fed Arve Valley. At Chamonix you’ll 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 i...

    Guide was amazing! So many in our group not paying attention or listening to her meeting times or locations. She did a great job trying to babysit those that needed it.

  • Full-Day Trip to Riviera Col du Pillon & Glacier 3000

    2. Full-Day Trip to Riviera Col du Pillon & Glacier 3000

    Discover the picturesque area of Les Diablerets (little devils) in the heart of the Alps Vaudoises at Col du Pillon. Made up of chalets, this village has an amazingly preserved heritage. Don't miss the majestic 3000–meter high glacier. Dominate the snowy peaks and take on the Peak Walk, the world's first suspension bridge connecting two peaks. At 108 meters long, discover more than 24 peaks over 4000 meters on the walkway. Take advantage of the fun park where sleds are waiting for you. In summer, try a descent in the Alpine Coaster, Europe's highest tracked toboggan run.  If you prefer to stay in the village of Diablerets, take a stroll along the river and explore the beautiful landscape. Around 3:00 PM, head back to the bus to return to Montreux, and enjoy some free time to explore this artistic city before returning to Geneva.

    The trip to the Glacier 3000 was without a doubt a unique experience, from the moment we got on the bus to the moment our trip ended. Thomas, our tour guy was very friendly, patient and very informative, it was great to have him as our guide. We went on August 6th and thank God it was sunny and beautiful, but the bridge still felt cold and windy so wear warm clothes. The roller coaster is a must especially if you have you g children. I would highly recommend it.

  • From Geneva: Swiss Riviera Private Tour

    3. From Geneva: Swiss Riviera Private Tour

    Embark on a guided tour along Lake Geneva, with stops at several beautiful locations. Start with pickup from Geneva and travel along the shores of the lake through the Vaud countryside. Enjoy a photo stop at the Olympic Museum of Lausanne, which is the symbol of the city.  Continue towards the town of Corsier sur-Vevey. Enjoy some free time to explore this charming village where Charlie Chaplin lived for several years. You have the option of visiting Chaplin's World Museum to learn more about his life and see a collection of memorabilia. Then, enjoy a ride through the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Lavaux, known for its beautiful terraced vineyards.  In the afternoon, visit the town of Montreaux, a glamorous resort popular with international travelers. You can also visit Chillon Castle, a medieval fortress is located on a beautiful small island near the town. After exploring Montreaux, ...

  • From Geneva: Day Trip to Lausanne & Cruise to Montreux

    4. From Geneva: Day Trip to Lausanne & Cruise to Montreux

    Board a comfortable bus from Geneva for an hour drive to Lausanne. Take advantage of the morning to stroll in the pretty streets, visit the famous cathedral or walk around the port. You may also explore the world of sports in the Olympic Museum and relive great moments of competition, feel the pulse of the champions and discover the creative flair of the place. This is only optional! At 2:15 PM embark for a cruise on the Léman Lake to Montreux. Discover the idyllic landscapes of this little piece of heaven. Pass a UNESCO world heritage site called Lavaux. Admire the vineyards on terraces and see Vevey with the statue of Charlie Chaplin on the shore and the famous Nestlé headquarters. Get off the boat at Montreux, and enjoy some free time in this beautiful city before coming back to Geneva by bus. Feel the good vibes of this well-known tourist resort. Because of the exceptionally mild c...

  • Gruyère Day Trip - Cheese & Chocolate Factory Tour

    5. Gruyère Day Trip - Cheese & Chocolate Factory Tour

    Chocolate Factory - Maison de Cailler Dive into the wonderful world of Cailler chocolate with your every sense. Your eyes discover mysterious ancient Aztec cocoa rituals. Your ears hear fascinating accounts of the first ever chocolate recipe in Switzerland. Your hands feel roasted cocoa beans and your nose wants to follow the aroma of freshly made chocolate. After the tour you will be left alone in the tasting room to try as much chocolate as you like. Gruyère Old Town At the foot of the Pre-Alps, you will be enchanted by the charm and picturesque architecture of the medieval town of Gruyère’s. The town has given its name to the area and to its delicious cheese. Come and explore a little town that’s been unaffected by the passage of time. Visit the impressive medieval castle and delight in the town’s wonderful gastronomy.  La Maison du Gruyère Cheese Factory Snuggling near the mount...

    was a really nice day, beautiful sights and the factory tours where really fun. deffinatly worth a go for chocolate and cheese fans

  • Annecy Private Guided Tour from Geneva

    6. Annecy Private Guided Tour from Geneva

    On this private tour, you will ride aboard a comfortable car/mini-van through the French countryside and enjoy a guided walking tour through Annecy. Nicknamed the "Venice of the Alps", Annecy offers harmonious and romantic landscapes. Surrounded by mountains, the city offers amazing views of the purest lake of Europe. Discover the picturesque and enchanting framework of the city on a walking guided tour for an hour. Take this opportunity to snap some pictures of the iconic Palais de l’Isle, a 12th-century monument that's the symbol of the town, and the dominating castle of Annecy, once the residence of the Bishop of Geneva. Take a walk along the lake and watch locals jogging, walking, or roller-blading in the fresh mountain air. Stroll through the lovely little streets with endless flower-filled balconies, houses, antique markets and handcraft shops. There is one more reason why this t...

  • From Geneva: Day Trip to Chamonix & Geneva City Tour

    7. From Geneva: Day Trip to Chamonix & Geneva City Tour

    Combine 2-days in one and enjoy the little time that you have to spend in Geneva to explore its most beautiful landscapes. Only 90 minutes away from Geneva, take a coach and go directly to Chamonix. Enjoy the little streets of Chamonix full of charm and admire Mont Blanc, the highest peak in Europe. Admire all of the beautiful mountains that surround you. Afterwards, go back to Geneva and do the city tour of Geneva that will bring you to visit the international part through the center of the world’s peacemaking organizations, followed by a tour of the main tourist attractions of the city such as Jet d'eau (Fountain) and the wonderful Flower Clock. Moreover, get a taste of Genevan history with the mini train Tramway Tour and dig even deeper into the Old Town with your guide on a walking tour.

  • Geneva and Annecy: Combined Day Trip with Boat Cruise

    8. Geneva and Annecy: Combined Day Trip with Boat Cruise

    Explore exciting Geneva and beautiful Lake Annecy in a day. This 2-part trip allows you to see the famous alpine Lake Annecy, and to discover the best of Geneva’s tourist attractions. You can take the morning to enjoy the world-famous town of Annecy, enjoying the historic chateau and castle, colorful buildings, and cobbled walkways. With canals weaving through the Old Town, it is obvious why Annecy was nicknamed "the Venice of the Alps". With its streets littered with local artisanal ice-cream and crafts roaming the alleys, it is enjoyable for everyone. You can also walk up to the chateau, or take a tour of the famous Palais de l'Ile. With the Alps as the back-drop, the world-famous Lake Annecy is simply breathtaking. Complete with a glorious promenade lining the banks, you will be free to take in the incredible panoramic views. Pedal boats and swimming are both allowed in this crystal-...

  • Gruyères, Cheese and Chocolate: Private Guided Tour

    9. Gruyères, Cheese and Chocolate: Private Guided Tour

    Meet your guide in the morning in the lobby of your hotel and begin your journey to the Swiss countryside. In this full-day tour, you will have the opportunity to experience a culinary adventure, as well as falling into the temptation of one of the best chocolates in the world. You will also taste the Swiss national cheese and wine: the most famous of Swiss delicacies.  Start with a chocolate tour at the Cailler factory, where you will understand the history of chocolate and how it is made. Enjoy an unlimited chocolate tasting at the end of the visit. At noon, you will reach the top of the Moléson mountain and have a tasting in a typical Swiss chalet, a friendly hand-making cheese factory. There you will try the famous Gruyères cheese and the “Vacherin Fribourgeois”, two cheeses mixed for the typical dish, Swiss fondue. In the afternoon, spend some free time strolling around the street...

  • From Geneva: Chamonix Full-Day Ski Trip

    10. From Geneva: Chamonix Full-Day Ski Trip

    Enjoy the slopes with enviable views on the Mont Blanc! As well as offering a hugely diverse and amazing range of skiing and boarding, on and off piste, Chamonix is a fabulous destination. The valley floor is low and the ski areas, of which there are 6 separate ones in the Valley, start at approx 2000 meters with lifts reaching over 3000 meters. From stunning glacial peaks, to gentle rolling slopes, each ski area has something different to offer all levels. There are 3 dedicated beginner slopes, Le Tour has the largest beginner's area, perfect for first timers. There is a vast array of intermediate levels, challenging and difficult runs throughout the whole valley. And for the advanced, slopes on the Grand Montets is the favorite to many locals, due to the sheer steepness and difficulty.

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Overall rating

4.3 / 5

based on 577 reviews

It was truly an amazing and magnificent tour to the beautiful village of Chamonix and the Mont Blanc. After a smooth pick up and ride by Sky Tours from Geneva at 08.30 in the morning we arrived approximately 1 hr later at Chamonix. The tour was lead by Kim and Marie who were the hosts. I forgot the name of the driver but he was an excellent driver who brought us smoothly to Chamonix and back to Geneva. The view from Aiguille du Midi at the Mont Blanc and the Swiss, French and Italian Alps was stunning and breathtaking due to the clear and beautiful weather conditions. In the afternoon we went up Montenvers with the famous red train. At the top we had a stunning view of Mer de Glace. I want to end with a big hail to the hosts Kim and Marie and the driver. They made the trip worthwhile and fun. We recommend the 2 hosts Kim and Marie of Sky Tours to everyone who want to visit Chamonix and the Mont Blanc. A job well done!

The Glacier 3000 is a great experience to do at least once in a lifetime. The view is breathtaking. In addition to the bridge there are the chairlifts and the tallest roller coaster. We had unforgettable moments.

Guide was amazing! So many in our group not paying attention or listening to her meeting times or locations. She did a great job trying to babysit those that needed it.

A well planned trip, the timing for every activity was perfect. The guide was really nice and helpful.

Very organized trip with amazing and spectacular scenes