Independent Chamonix and Mont Blanc Tour from Geneva

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Independent Chamonix and Mont Blanc Tour from Geneva
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On this half-day or full-day independent tour from Geneva, cross the Switzerland-France border and visit one of the most famous villages in the French Alps, Chamonix, at the foot of towering Mont Blanc: highest mountain of Europe.

Enjoy a scenic coach drive through the Arve Valley to the picturesque Alpine village of Chamonix, where you’re free to explore at your leisure.

Ride up the cable car and discover a spectacular panoramic view of the Chamonix Valley and the French, Swiss and Italian Alps at 3842m !

Board the charming red cog railway up to Montenvers, you’ll enjoy fabulous views of Mer de Glace. This magnificent glacier is 4 miles (7km) long and averages just under a mile wide.

Take a break and enjoy a lunch in the center of Chamonix 3 meals

A local host will be in the village the whole day but you can spend and make your own plannind as you wish
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In Brief

Location:
Geneva, Switzerland
Country:
Switzerland
Duration:
6 to 10 hours
Operates:
June - October
Daily

November - May
Saturday and Sunday
Highlights:
Day trip (destination A to B)
Enjoy fantastic aerial views
Comprehensive tour by bus/coach
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Itinerary
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Stop At: Geneva Bus Station, 1201 Geneva, Switzerland

Board your bus for a scenic 90 minutes drive on the white highway

Duration: 10 minutes

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

Enjoy an incredible cable car ride to the Aiguille du midi or the Brévent

Duration: 2 hours

Stop At: Brevent Cable Car, 29 R Henriette d'Angeville, 74400, Chamonix France

If you buy a multipass, you have access to the brévent cable car to have another point of view on the Mont Blanc

Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: A CONTRE TEMPS, à, 311 Avenue Cachat le Géant, 74400 Chamonix-Mont-Blanc, France

Enjoy a typical savoy meal with french cheese and mountain specialities

Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Chamonix, Chamonix, Haute-Savoie, Auvergne-Rhone-Alpes

Discover the alpine village, the highest mountain of Europe. It's the world famous village for sports and outdoor activities such as skiing, snowboarding, climbing, paragliding, speedflying and alpinism.

Duration: 2 hours

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

Ride the cogwheel mountain train to the largest glacier of France: Mer de Glace

Duration: 2 hours

Inclusions

  • Air-conditioned vehicle
  • Local host in Chamonix village
  • Aiguille du Midi cable car ride (if option selected)
  • Mer de Glace train ride (if option selected)
  • 3-course Lunch (only if option with lunch selected)
  • Skip the line ticket
  • Magnificient views on the Alps mountains
  • Visit the charming village of the Chamonix Mont Blanc village
  • Entry/Admission - Aiguille du Midi
  • Entry/Admission - Brevent Cable Car
  • Entry/Admission - A CONTRE TEMPS

Exclusions

  • Guide

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 child aged 2 and under
  • Please note that this tour will not be accompanied by a guide, only a local assistant im the village
  • 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
  • A current valid passport is required on the day of travel, as you will be traveling from Geneva (Switzerland) to Chamonix (France)
  • If an activity is close for maintenance or weather conditions, you will be ofered alternatives but no refund
  • Stroller accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Most travelers can participate
  • 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

The host was great. he gave us tips on the way to the mountain on how to navigate around the area. Overall, the event was great as we had a great time visiting the mountain and the bus was punctual.
• Submitted 12 Aug 2019
I highly recommend this tour; Mont Blanc was absolutely gorgeous and the photos I have are all frame worthy! The bus ride there was just over an hour from Geneva and the tour guide informed us of a variety of things during the ride, which was nice. His sense of humor was engaging too! The only thing was that we were under the impression our tour was only 6 hours long (we did the cable car only) so we thought we’d get back at 2ish. However, regardless of what you book you are there for the full time so the bus didn’t leave Chamonix until 5. That being said, the town of Chamonix is absolutely beautiful and quaint! We had 3 hours to tool around and did so without any problem! So many cute stores, cafes, picture opportunities! The rest of the people on the tour opted to do the train to the glacier so if you don’t want to have to kill extra time I would just recommend doing the train too! No one opted for lunch so I can’t speak on that one. Anyway, all in all this was an excellent tour with magnificent views. We loved the fact that it was independent. The guide got us started and gave us a suggested itinerary and we just went with it. Recommend!
• Submitted 25 Jul 2019
A trip to Chamonix is a brilliant way to get a taste of the majestic Alps. This tour is the perfect way to get there and presents a number of options following your arrival. The on-board guide was knowledgeable and helpful but the real value of this tour is the location itself. Naturally, given the landscape, the weather can play a big role in just what is possible following arrival but Chamonix offers so much: shops, many beautiful restaurants, hikes and of course the advertised gondola ride and/or train ride. Not knowing what the weather would be like, I waited until arriving in Chamonix to decide which activities to do. It's very easy to buy the tickets in the town itself. Luck was on our side this day and the weather was phenomenal, so I opted to travel up the gondola to the Brevent and take a walk across the snowy landscape. The area was a hive of activity, with hikers, rock climbers and the majestic parasails; truly a sight to behold. I feel the independence of this trip is its best selling point - especially if you're happy to look after yourself and don't need a guide to lead you around. Chamonix is compact, with a new surprise around every corner, so do yourselves a favour and book a return trip to this beautiful town.
• Submitted 09 Jul 2018
Everything went smoothly and the views from the top of the cable car are amazing! Bit short of oxygen at the top of the elevator though. The glacier was spectacular too, after an awful lot of stairs. Well worth the trip.
• Submitted 04 Mar 2018
great day trip! lots of time for site seeing and getting a feel for the area
• Submitted 13 Nov 2017
wonderful
• Submitted 27 Oct 2017
This is a great tour. Neil was informative and shared lots of ideas and wisdom in visiting Geneva. Chamonix and Mont Blanc were spectacular. I'm sorry we only planned a half-day visit. Take the whole day tour and go clear to the top of the mountain.
• Submitted 30 Aug 2017
You can't visit Geneva without going to Chamonix and Mont Blanc. Awesome excursion. Very well organized.
• Submitted 15 Aug 2017
Neil was awesome and the tour was awesome. Reccommend doing the full day as the half day doesn't include much and doesn't allow you to really experience everything there is to see. Ice cave was incredible, definitely worth the 400 stairs.
• Submitted 22 Jul 2017
The trip to Chamonix from Geneva was enough to enjoy the beautiful countryside. But arriving in Chamonix and spending some time viewing the Mont Blanc massif is something to behold. It was a beautiful day,..... perfect for walking around, shopping for souvenirs and enjoying lunch in one of the local restaurants in clear view of the snow capped mountains...it was great!! The people are friendly and very accommodating...if you have extra days to spare, Chamonix will be a great choice. This was another day trip with Viator that worked out so well....thanks!!
• Submitted 29 Jun 2017
This is an awesome tour. Our guide was Neal, very informative and gave useful info in a fun way. We bought the sky card from him once in the place for 84CHF and that gave us access to the Cable car and the Aiguille du Midi, the Mer de Glace train, and other attractions. The town itself is beautiful with lots of places to eat and things to do. This was a perfect opportunity to see the French Alps and some of its glaciers. Be aware that although the excursion is advertised to take around 6-6.5 hrs, it really departs at 8:30am and returns 10hrs later at the Gare Routiere in Geneva. If you have a free day there, do it... 100 recommended.
• Submitted 25 Jun 2017
Great tour! Worth every cent. The cable car was the first on our agenda. When the guide saw that the cable car was not working, he quickly changed course and asked us to go on ice train. After we did the train and returned, the cable car was operational again. We went on it and completed the whole tour. Good job!
• Submitted 21 Jun 2017
Impresionante! muy recomendado por las vistas y la experiencia de estar tan alto.
• Submitted 08 Jun 2017
It was such an amazing experience! The view was breathtaking. If you only have limited days in Geneva, this 1-day trip to Chamonix and Mont Blanc is highly recommended. Our tour guide, Neil was really nice, friendly and informative. He gave detail explanation about the trip and also some great tips on other places as well.
• Submitted 27 May 2017
Highly recommended!!!!
• Submitted 23 Apr 2017
I would 100 recommend this tour, my partner and myself throughly enjoyed it. The whole experience is worth every penny, the views of the french alps and the Mer De Glacé are priceless. You meet at the bus station for 8:15am, make sure you have your passport because if the border police stop the bus and ask to see passports and you don't have yours the tour guide will send you back to Geneva, it's not that their being mean they physically do not have any control over it. Anyway, the tour guide goes through every bit of information in regards to the tour on the journey to Chamonix, if you have booked a half day tour and wish you went for the full day then fear not, you can upgrade there and then with the tour guide. When you arrive at Chamonix the tour guide will take you to the cable car check in area and see you on your way. You travel up to the first peak, the north Peak as it's called and there you'll find breathtaking views of Mont Blanc, there are toilets and a souvenir store. There is another peak you can access called the Central Peak which is higher than the North Peak, there you'll find even more breathtaking views of the alps and the opportunity to enter into a glass box over looking the alps. You'll be 3842m high above the ground, stood in nothing but a glass box looking straight down at the mountains. PLEASE do this even if you are scared of heights, you will regret it if you don't. Such an amazing experience. Once you've finished with the mountains you can descend back to ground level and explore the town of Chamonix, again this is a must, plenty of cool and quirky bars, restaurants and shops. The sun was shining when we were there and we sat outside the Moo bar with a cold alcoholic beverage looking up at the alps. : If you have opted for the full day tour, in the afternoon you catch the red train up to Mer de Glacé, it drops you off at the station and you catch a cable car down into the mountains and then you're faced with 450 steps down to the ice caves, remember if you walk down you have to walk back but it's not too bad because you have sections where you can stop off to catch your breath. The ice caves are amazing and again a must see, their worth the 900 steps. This tour is a MUST, it's one of the best things I have done to date and I've travelled and experienced plenty of breathtaking views. Pictures do not do the beautiful views justice.
• Submitted 01 Mar 2017
a very good day
• Submitted 12 Feb 2017
This was a fantastic tour. Do the full package, it definitely is worth it.
• Submitted 24 Jan 2017
Awesome!
• Submitted 27 Nov 2016
Don't forget your passport on this one! Amazing, breathtaking, words don't do it justice, tour. I loved it being highly independent, the tour guide dropped us off at the cable car base of Mont Blanc and told us exactly where and when to meet and the rest was up to us. Taking the cable car up was amazing and just spending hours up on Mont Blanc was surreal. Please dress appropritely, I was dressed for Geneva weather, and it slipped my mind that I was going about 12,000 Ft up on a mountain covered in snow. The best tour I took from Geneva, hands down. Also Chamonix is quiant and just beautiful at every turn. A MUST SEE.
• Submitted 09 Nov 2016
This tour was amazing!
• Submitted 07 Nov 2016
Amazing tour. Wonderfully guided by Neel with his funny way of explanation. Ride to the top of Mont Blanc was a life time experience.
• Submitted 17 Oct 2016
Amazing and well organized tour! Mont Blanc is beautiful and Charmonix is a nice place! I strongly recommend!
• Submitted 25 Sep 2016
My husband rates this as his favorite part of our trip. He went to the top of mountain on the cable car. I stayed down below and walked around this charming town. We did not have a guided tour however the man in charge on bus did do some informative talk about the surroundings. The views were amazing!!
• Submitted 02 Aug 2016

In Brief

Location:
Geneva, Switzerland
Country:
Switzerland
Duration:
6 to 10 hours
Operates:
June - October
Daily

November - May
Saturday and Sunday
Highlights:
Day trip (destination A to B)
Enjoy fantastic aerial views
Comprehensive tour by bus/coach