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from Geneva: Chamonix Mont-Blanc Private Guided Tour

1. from Geneva: Chamonix Mont-Blanc Private Guided Tour

After an early morning pick-up from your Geneva hotel by private vehicle, your day trip starts with a scenic 1.5-hour drive across the Swiss-French border and through the beautiful Arve Valley to Chamonix, located at the base of magnificent Mont Blanc, the tallest peak in Western Europe at 15,780 feet (4,800 meters). You'll arrive early to beat the crowds.  Transfer to a cable car and ride to the summit of Aiguille du Midi, a mountain in the Mont Blanc massif, on the world's highest vertical-ascent cable car, taking you from 3,395 feet to 12,605 feet (1,035 meters to 3,842 meters) in 20 minutes. Reach the top of the staggeringly beautiful Alpine peak and be amazed by panoramic views of the Chamonix Valley and the French, Swiss and Italian Alps. On a clear day, you may even see the Matterhorn, the iconic Swiss peak. Get cozy on a terrace or balcony at the Aiguille du Midi summit to admire the scenery and watch skiers zooming down toward the glacier. There's also a cafe, where you can have a hot chocolate or enjoy a light snack. Take the cable car back down the mountain to the gorgeous Alpine town of Chamonix, where you'll enjoy a lunch in a nice restaurant (if option selected). After lunch, board the Montenvers Railway for a scenic train ride (optional) through the mountains to Montenvers. Enjoy fantastic views of the Mer de Glace, a massive glacier surrounded by the towering summits of Les Drus, Les Grandes Jorasses and Les Grands Charmoz. Afterwards you'll be taken back to your Geneva hotel to conclude your private Mont Blanc and Chamonix day trip. The day trip will follow an amended itinerary. Instead of Aiguille du Midi, you will be taken to Plan de L'Aiguille (Middle stop of Aiguille du Midi) and the cable car of Brevant, which takes you up to an impressive 2,525 meters with unbeatable views out across to Mont Blanc and the valley’s mountain range.

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Private Trip From Geneva to Chamonix & Montreux

2. Private Trip From Geneva to Chamonix & Montreux

Begin the delightful journey from your hotel, then sit back, relax and enjoy the impressive views of Swiss countryside as you cross the border to France through the Arve Valley along the River Arve. Enjoy the spectacular scenery as you arrive at the remarkable Chamonix-Mont-Blanc – a well-known ski and holiday resort, where the first Winter Olympics was held in 1924. In Chamonix you will have leisure time for exploring the town on your own, gazing at the neighboring mountains and glaciers lifting up to Mont Blanc. If you wish, you can take the highest cable car in Europe – Aiguille du Midi, and reach the kingdom of eternal snow, which will unravel a crystalline view over Mont Blanc cradled by the French, Swiss and Italian Alps. After returning back to Chamonix and having lunch at one of the local cafes, proceed with the journey to Montreux, which is firmly squeezed between Lake Geneva (Lac Leman), the vineyards of Lavaux and the Alps in the French-speaking region of Switzerland. Besides gazing at the panoramic views of Lake Leman, you can also find souvenir shops, boutique stores and traditional restaurants selling local food. One of the sights is the 3 meter Memorial of the worldwide popular singer and frontman of the rock band Queen - Freddie Mercury. The main landmark of Montreux, however, is the medieval Castle Chillon - built in the 11th century, located right on the rocky island of the Lake.  Your private transfer will then return you back to your hotel in Geneva.

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Yvoire & Evian Private Day Trip from Geneva

3. Yvoire & Evian Private Day Trip from Geneva

Yvoire Medieval Village Yvoire is a medieval village built in the early 14th century. Located on the French shore of Lake Geneva, between Geneva and Evian, the village of Yvoire is nicknamed the “gem of the lake”. Visiting Yvoire is like stepping back in time. Wonderful floral displays and excellent ‘olde’ restaurants make this a top day trip for tourists. Chateau d'Yvoire and Saint Pancras Church See the stunning Chateau and church whilst exploring this fortified village. The Chateau dates back to the 14th century, nestled on the harbour its turrets dominate the Yvoire skyline. The stunning Saint Pancras Church is hard to miss in this quaint village, the sparkling metallic dome catches the sun and its gold leaf weather vain draws the eye, easily found when wandering the cobbled streets littered with local artisans of all sorts.  The Garden of the Five Senses... A maze of vegetation inspired by the walled gardens of the Middle Ages and classified a “Remarkable Garden” by the Ministry of Culture. Visitors are invited to discover the universe of color, taste, scent, texture and sound which changes with the hours and the seasons. Antique roses, fruit trees, medicinal and aromatic plants, aviaries and fountains make an enchanting stroll during which time seems to stand still. Evian Evian is a beautiful town which first became known to visitors with the discovery of its famous mineral water and natural springs. The town boasts incredible views of the Alps with the lakes crystal clear waters providing a stunning backdrop. The walk along the lakeside is particularly nice with views across to Switzerland on one side and some fabulous buildings including the Palais Lumiere, the famous Casino and Theatre on the other.

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Geneva: Private Chamonix Mont Blanc Day Tour

4. Geneva: Private Chamonix Mont Blanc Day Tour

Explore the stunning alpine scenery of Chamonix in the French Alps. Throughout a 1.5-hour drive, be impressed with amazing views over the motorway as you travel through a valley surrounded by the Alps. Chamonix is a picturesque town, and the most famous mountain resort in France. Mon-Blanc towers above this town, and if you look to the sky from anywhere in the city you are bound to see it. From Chamonix, enjoy a bus ride to the third-most-visited mountain location in the world. You can book just transportation, or choose to include the multi-pass which works both for the cable car and the mountain train on the day: Cable car Aiguille du Midi Ride up the cable car and discover spectacular panoramic views of the Chamonix Valley and the French, Swiss, and Italian Alps at 3,842 meters. On a clear day, you may even see the Mattherhorn, the famous Swiss peak and icon of Switzerland. Mer de Glace Mountain Train Board the charming red cog railway up to Montenvers to enjoy fabulous views of Mer de Glace. This magnificent glacier is 7 kilometers long, and averages just under a mile wide. Surrounded by the impressive summits of Les Drus, Les Grandes Jorasses and Les Grands Charmoz, the Montenvers site is a natural living witness of the climate change of this era.

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From Torino: Mont Blanc Private Full-Day Trip

5. From Torino: Mont Blanc Private Full-Day Trip

Ride up the Monte Bianco Skyway cable car to discover spectacular panoramic views of the Valle d’Aosta and the French, Swiss and Italian Alps. Make your first stop at Mont-Frety Pavillion, where you can visit the Saussurea Alpine Botanical Garden, one of the highest in Europe which offers a rich variety of incredible, rare, and beautiful alpine plants from worldwide mountain areas. Get the opportunity to enjoy a typical lunch (not included) at the restaurant Bellevue, the local dishes retrace the Aosta Valley tradition with polenta and meat. In the afternoon, take the last leg of the skyway to reach the Helbronner peak. Enjoy free time at the top to soak up the views, and from its height of 3,466 meters, the terraces of the Helbronner peak offer a 360° view of all the Italian, Swiss, and French Alps.

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Geneva: Private City Center Tour

6. Geneva: Private City Center Tour

Take a walking tour of Geneva's highlights with a local guide. See the Old Town, Lake Geneva, St. Pierre Cathedral, and more. Stroll the streets of Geneva amid the spectacular backdrop of Mont Blanc. Visit the highlights and learn a bit about the city from your guide. Go from the shores of Lake Geneva to the sights of the Old Town. Take a picture at the Jet d'eau, visit the Old Town, and walk through the Cemetery of Kings, where you can visit the grave of John Calvin.

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