Chamonix and Mont Blanc Day Trip from Geneva

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Chamonix and Mont Blanc Day Trip from Geneva
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Cross the Switzerland-France border with an informative guide and marvel at the majesty of the European Alps on this Chamonix and Mont Blanc highest mountain in Europe day trip from Geneva. You'll drive through the Arve Valley to the pretty Alpine town of Chamonix. Ride the cable car to the Aiguille du Midi peak and enjoy breathtaking views over the French, Swiss and Italian Alps. Take the scenic cog railway to Montenvers and see the spectacular Mer de Glace, widely considered the most famous glacier in France.
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In Brief

Location:
Geneva, Switzerland
Country:
Switzerland
Duration:
10 hours
Operates:
Daily
Highlights:
Day trip (destination A to B)
Informative, friendly and professional guide
Enjoy fantastic aerial views
Vegetarian meal option available
Lunch included
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Itinerary
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Stop At: KeyTours S.A., Francois Bonivard, Geneva 1211 Switzerland

Meet your guide & Board the bus

Duration: 15 minutes

Stop At: Mont Blanc, Chamonix France

Explore the stunning alpine scenery of Chamonix, in the French Alps. During a 90 minutes’ drive, get impress with an amazing view on the white motorway, a valley surrounding by The Alps.

Chamonix is a picturesque town and the most famous mountain resort in France; from everywhere in the city if you look at the sky …you will see It – The roof of Europe – The Majestic Mont-Blanc. Enjoy the bus ride to the third natural mountain spot most visited in the world.


Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Statue of Balmat and Saussure, 37 Place Balmat, 74400 Chamonix-Mont-Blanc, France

Snap the famous Alpinistes

Duration: 5 minutes

Stop At: STATUE OF MICHEL GABRIEL PACCARD, 42 Avenue Michel Croz, 74400 Chamonix-Mont-Blanc, France

Do not miss it

Duration: 2 minutes

Stop At: Montenvers - Mer de Glace Train, 35 Place de la Mer de Glace Mont Blanc, 74400, Chamonix France

If option selected - Discover the well known Ice Sea, take the mountain train until the Montenvers station and enjoy the panorama.

Go down to visit the Ice Caves or the Glaciorium

Duration: 3 hours

Stop At: 100 Place de l Aiguille du Midi Mont Blanc, 74400, Chamonix France

If option selected - Ride up the cable car and discover a spectacular panoramic view of the Chamonix Valley and the French, Swiss and Italian Alps at 3842m ! On a clear day, you may even see the Mattherhorn, the famous Swiss peak and icon of Switzerland – it’s even found on packages of delicious Toblerone chocolate. If it’s open, you can try the unique adventure: "Step into the Void" BREATHTAKING!

Duration: 2 hours

Inclusions

  • Air-conditioned vehicle
  • Cable car ride to summit of Aiguille du Midi (if option selected)
  • Train ride to Montenvers (if option selected)
  • Enjoy a typic savoy lunch in a french restaurant (if option selected)
  • Skip the line tickets
  • Admire beautiful views on the Alps
  • Discover the famous mountain village of Chamonix Mont Blanc
  • Professional guide
  • Entry/Admission - Montenvers - Mer de Glace Train
  • Entry/Admission - Aiguille du Midi

Exclusions

  • Food and drinks, unless specified

Departure Time

8:30 AM

Departure Point

Geneva Bus Station, 1201 Geneva, Switzerland

Returns To

Returns to original departure point

Additional Information

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • A current valid passport is required on the day of travel
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Not recommended for children aged 2 and under
  • Vegetarian option is available, please advise at time of booking if required
  • Please dress appropriately for a day in the mountains; even if it is warm and sunny in Geneva, it can be cold and wet in Chamonix or at the top of the Aiguille du Midi and on the Mer de Glace
  • The operation of the Aiguille du Midi cable car and Mer de Glace train are both subject to local weather conditions on the day
  • Please note there is unplanned maintenance on the Aiguille du midi cable car at the moment, an alternative cable car will be offered with a similar view
  • If one of the activity closes, there will be alternative offers, or partial refunds, but the transports won't be refunded in any case
  • Please note that the official currency of France is the EURO. Swiss francs are unlikely to be accepted in Chamonix
  • A current valid passport is required on the day of travel, as you will be travelling from Geneva (Switzerland) to Chamonix (France)
  • Please note: guide will be present with you on the bus and the village. You will have free time in the cable car or train and the guide will meet you after.
  • Due to renovations the train is closed during two weeks from 2nd to 20th of October 2018 ; the cable car is closed from November 2 to December 16 2018
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 50 travelers

Booking Information

You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.

Cancellation Terms

This trip is fully refundable up to 96 hours prior to the commencement of your trip.

Booking Terms and Conditions

When you book this trip, you need to read and accept the terms and conditions for booking our day trips in excursions.

Scoring an average traveller rating of 5 out of 5 based on the last 24 recent reviews

For our first trip to Geneva we wanted to see Chamonix, Montenvers with a tour rather than plan the logistics ourselves. Despite a light rain, the Tour was excellent, the views were amazing and our guide Neil was very entertaining with lots of insight into what to do in Geneva after the tour ended. If the weather is good, and the Mer de Glace glacier is open to visit, Montenvers is a must. The Aiguille de Midi (summit of Chamonix) is an incredible experience regardless of the weather.
• Submitted 06 Nov 2019
Great day. Well organised and host Neil, provided great information about the destination and what we could do there. Tour ran like clockwork. Well worth the cost.
• Submitted 02 Oct 2019
This trip was excellent. The cable car, the train to the ice cave and the village of Chamonix was well worth the drive from Geneva. The weather was perfect and we saw amazing views from the top of Mont Blanc.
• Submitted 27 Sep 2019
My wife and I did this tour on Thursday, Sept. 19, 2019. Bus was on time and comfortable, bus driver was nice and safe driver. Tour guide Neil was nice and informative, gave us all the information we needed to have a good time, including the options for side trips. Weather was great, Chamonix is a quaint little Alpine village, but great fun to visit. Only thing we did not like was being crowded into the first cable car that takes you half way up the mountain, but there is noting the tour guides could do about it. It was well worth it for the view of the French Alps, above the clouds! Another happy and successful tour from Viator.com! Dr. David A. Williams, Phoenix, Arizona
• Submitted 24 Sep 2019
This activity can not be put into words to express the beauty of the mountains covered in ice. The Chamonix glass box is an activity that will provide memories for a lifetime. Such a pleasant experience for pictures to be taken. The only negative was that our tour guide "Maria" was not very clear at all about the pick up point and as a result many people arrived over 30 minutes late to the departure point which was irritating having to wait for others in order to leave.
• Submitted 02 Sep 2019
Well run tour - we just did cable car up the mountain and then spent remainder of the day in Chamonix which was a real highlight. Very enjoyable day out.
• Submitted 19 Aug 2019
Unfortunately we didn't get to ride the train to the glacier. The train was not running because of a derailment earlier in the week. Tour guide Niel was very knowledgeable and friendly
• Submitted 16 Aug 2019
The day started out rather cloudy however the sky cleared and Mont Blanc was at its best! The train was out of service so we went on a ski lift cable car instead? Beautiful views!
• Submitted 15 Aug 2019
Awesome group tour... Beautiful, very scenic place.... Many thanks to the tour guide- Mr. Neil. Highly recommend....
• Submitted 29 Jul 2019
Chamonix is a charming village and a wonderful place to experience the Alps. Going up Mont Blanc is breathtaking! We also went down to the ice cave. Would highly recommend!
• Submitted 25 Jul 2019
This tour was amazing with a very knowledgeable tour guide and great scheduling of the events! The views were incredible!
• Submitted 15 Jul 2019
Well worth the time if you are in Geneva. The scenery is breathtaking and the gondola and train rides are fun and picturesque. One of the best parts of the experience is the hands off treatment from the tour (Key Tours). In a very positive way--the trip is essentially transport with some commentary along the way. You are given clear instructions for accessing the various sites and left alone. Very nice!
• Submitted 03 Jul 2019
Excellent tour guide (sorry don’t recall his name) he spoke 4 languages, was quite impressive. We went up to Mont Blanc first and that was outstanding! Note to anyone going on this tour - it is extremely cold and windy - dress warmly and wear proper shoes! The town of Chamonix was cute, they had shops mostly for those who ski, hike etc. restaurants and some souvenir shops. It was a pleasant trip.
• Submitted 03 Jul 2019
This tour is worth the price. If you visit Geneva for few days and you have a one day free. Pls take this tour, you will surely have a exciting and enjoyable time there. I recommend you should do both option going up to the Mt Blanc (by cable car to Aiguille Du Midi peak) and going down to the ice cave (by train to Montenvers and cable car, then 450 steps down to Ice cave). It was a little bit tired and hectic but definitely worthy), should not take the lunch in the tour, there are plenty restaurants and options for your time in the town.
• Submitted 03 Jul 2019
Chamomile and the mountains were breath taking. The tour guide Neil was informative and funny. It was a great day.
• Submitted 30 Jan 2019
I had an Amazing time, all was well organised and explained. I would recommend this to my friends and family thanks....
• Submitted 07 Jan 2019
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.
• Submitted 01 Jan 2019
Great tour! Nigel was informative and very helpful. Provided everyone with info on deals and ways to save money.
• Submitted 31 Dec 2018
The best experience ever! Highly recommend this. Thinking of going back this year as we are off to Europe again.
• Submitted 16 Oct 2018
Great
• Submitted 09 Aug 2018
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!
• Submitted 18 Jul 2018
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.
• Submitted 09 Jul 2018
Good pace, well planned out. It caters very well for travelers who want different options within the same tour. We selected the one with lunch provided. Managed to cover all our selected sights at a good pace.
• Submitted 12 May 2018
Amazing tour - the view from Mont Blanc is totally breaktaking. The cable car is very steep though and not for the faint hearted. Chamonix is a lovely place with plenty nice restaurants to eat in. Great, well organised tour.
• Submitted 06 May 2018

In Brief

Location:
Geneva, Switzerland
Country:
Switzerland
Duration:
10 hours
Operates:
Daily
Highlights:
Day trip (destination A to B)
Informative, friendly and professional guide
Enjoy fantastic aerial views
Vegetarian meal option available
Lunch included