Chamonix and Mont Blanc Day Trip from Geneva

Duration: 10 hours
Destination: Switzerland, Geneva, Geneva
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  • 10 hours
  • Geneva
  • E-Voucher
  • Lowest Price
  • Cancellable

Overview

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.

Itinerary
This is a typical itinerary for this product

Stop At: Geneva, Geneva

Board our bus to Chamonix Mont Blanc, the bus will have the name of the tour

Duration: 15 minutes

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! ( queue can be expected for the step into the void/glass box)

Duration: 2 hours

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

Take a photo of the most famous Alpinistes

Duration: 5 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.

If you feel brave and if it's open ( not guarateed), you can go down the small gondola and the 500 steps to visit the Ice Caves

Duration: 2 hours

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

Explore the stunning alpine scenery of Chamonix in the French 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

Inclusions
  • Air-conditioned vehicle
  • Cable car ride to summit of Aiguille du Midi (if option selected)
  • Train ride to Montenvers (if option selected)
  • Lunch (if option selected)
  • Skip the line tickets
  • Guide if more than 10 people or driver guide for small groups
  • Entry/Admission - Aiguille du Midi
  • Entry/Admission - Montenvers - Mer de Glace Train

Exclusions
  • 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.
  • Stroller accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Infant seats available
  • Most travelers can participate
  • Please note that if you take 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.
  • 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
  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
Departure Point

Geneva Bus Station, 1201 Geneva, Switzerland


Departure Time

08:30 AM


Return Details

Returns to original departure point

Voucher info

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

Duration

10 hours

For a full refund, cancel at least 3 days in advance of the start date of the experience.

User's Reviews

Rachelle_B

04 Aug, 2022

A great tour and the complete tour is a must. The cable car up to mont blanc is must and this is from someone who absolutely has a fear of heights and does not enjoy these things. Do it. The train ride is spectacular. Our tour guide Neil was a joy!

jez1971

06 Sep, 2022

We travelled from Annecy on a day trip to Chamonix. When we arrived found some city centre parking which was the first 30 mins free then 60 cents per half hour which added up during the day. Most shops didn't open until 10 am "McDonalds included". Having researched what to do for the day we decided to take the cable car to Mont Blanc, we decided to go to the local tourist office which was easy to find. This was a good idea as once we had spoken to the staff who were very helpful we were advised the most cost effective pass was the family day multi pass which would take us to the top of Mont Blanc as well as the Mer de Glace Train. This cost approx 230 euro's for a family of 4. Mont Blanc was excellent - amazing views. After lunch we went on the train to the glacier. The last train was at 17.00 hrs so we caught the 15:20 train, it takes around 25 mins to ascend. Great views, when we got to the top you have to catch another cable car to the Glacier, we were surprised to see a rope denying access. After a few minutes we saw a sgn saying last cable car at 15:30! We could not go down to the glacier, a major disappointment. This had not been highlighted anywhere. There were still people arriving experiencing the same issues. If we had know this we would have caught an earlier train.

Rakesh_S

17 Aug, 2022

mountain trip is fabulous Train trip is useless unless you plan to go to caves. There is nothing at top except a restaurant.

Christy_W

14 Aug, 2022

We had a great time on this tour! It is jam packed, no real free time to wander Chaminoux but a worthwhile way to see the spectacular Mont Blanc and explore the ice cave (if you do the train add on, which is cool!). Niels was our guide and was excellent!

Chef K

25 Aug, 2022

I booked a day trip with Orbitz for a Tour and when we arrived to the office and meeting point where told the tour canceled and not told a reason and told we had to go thru orbitz for the refund. I contacted orbitz and told they get back with me when they spoke to the tour. Well 8 months later and several calls Orbitz was told due to policy No Refunds? I can understand if I canceled last minute but They canceled last minute, ruined my day and refuse to refund the money. Do not use this company-check put the reviews - many people had bad experiences.

User's Picture Gallery

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On top of the world!

My daughter enjoying the fresh air!

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At the summit of Aiguille du Midi

Beautiful view!

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Mt. Blanc, above the clouds, from the Aiguille du Midi. Very much worth the trip.

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Chamonix Mont-Blanc

View thru an ice tunnel on top of the mountain

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Enjoying our time at the top

My husband and I getting a pic with the world at our feet

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View from the top

Literally breathtaking views!

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View from the top

View from the top

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Planpraz, Chamonix, The Alps, France

Planpraz, Chamonix, The Alps, France

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Alps in December

From Train stationat Montenvers.

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View from Mont Blanc Terrace

Thick snow and thin air.

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On the peak of Mont Blanc. Spectacular view!

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Entrance to the glacier

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