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$ 116.34 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.

About this activity

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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
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask

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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 347 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    4.3/5
  • Transportation
    4.7/5
  • Value for money
    4/5
  • Safety
    4.6/5

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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

Best thing I’ve ever seen in my life. I bought the full package which is the best thing to do You get a coach to the alps from Geneva city centre. It takes about 1.5 hours. You then spend from about 10am till 5pm in a town called chamonix. You go up to the mountain for a few hours which is covered in snow and has crazy views. Then you can get the train to a glacier which takes about 30 mins. We also did Luge ride. 100% recommended, worth the money

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November 9, 2022

This activity was an amazing experience! The bus that took us to Chamonix was good and the guide was very supportive and fun! It was very positive to have a guide that spoke english, who literally guided us throught the visit. I had a very good time during this activity, and I really recommend it!

October 31, 2022

Product ID: 8223