Chamonix Self-guided Sightseeing Tour from Geneva | La Vacanza Travel

Chamonix Self-guided Sightseeing Tour from Geneva

Duration: 10 hours
Destination: Switzerland, Genève, Geneva

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  • 10 hours
  • Geneva
  • E-Voucher
  • Lowest Price
  • Not-Cancellable


Chamonix, one of the most famous mountain villages at the foot of the remarkable and majestic Mont-Blanc, the highest peak of Europe (4807 m./15.771 ft).

Spend the day on this independent tour.

With your pre-ordered lift and train tickets, you will avoid the long queues thanks to our reserved gondola. Ride up the cable car and discover a spectacular panoramic view of the Chamonix Valley and the French, Swiss and Italian Alps at 3842m !

Enjoy some free time to stroll around the mountain village.

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. Surrounded by the impressive summits of Les Drus, Les Grandes Jorasses and Les Grands Charmoz, The Montenvers site is a natural living witness of climate change of our era.

This is a typical itinerary for this product

Stop At: SwissTours, Rue François-Bonivard 8, 1201 Genève, Switzerland

Receive the instruction for your day

Duration: 10 minutes

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

In the morning, ride the Aiguille du Midi cable car, the highest in Europe, climb more than 2700m and enjoy the unique journey between the ground and the sky with year-round snow! 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. For lunch, enjoy the fine french cuisine. Our restaurant is situated in the center of the village, on the way you will discover the mountain architecture of the Alps.

Duration: 2 hours

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

Free time to enjoy your lunch

Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Mer de glace, Unnamed Road,74400, 74400 Chamonix-Mont-Blanc, France

In the afternoon, board the little red cogwheel train to Glacier Mer de Glace. It takes about twenty minutes to climb the 1,000 meters up to the Montenvers-Mer de Glace attraction. The track climbs the mountainside running through the forest, tunnels cut through the rock and over viaducts. You enter the realm of the high mountains, and round the last bend you'll feel the magic: you've arrived at your destination at the foot of the famous Mer de Glace glacier, at an altitude of 1,913m.

Duration: 2 hours

Stop At: Mont Blanc, Chamonix France

Discover the famous village of Chamonix Mont Blanc: In 1924 Chamonix hosted the first Winter Olympic Games. Skiing was introduced in Chamonix at the end of the 19th century by Dr Payot. Nowadays, Chamonix is the most famous mountain village and Mont Blanc the highest mount of Europe.

Duration: 2 hours

  • Air-conditioned vehicle
  • Cable car of Aiguille du midi or Brévent ( if option selected)
  • Mountrain Train to the glacier ( if option selected)
  • Self guided/ independent tour
  • Guaranteed to skip the lines
  • Entry/Admission - Mer de glace
  • Entry/Admission - Aiguille du Midi

  • Lunch
  • Guide
  • Not recommended for child under 3
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • A current valid passport is required on the day of travel
  • Stroller accessible
  • Subject to favorable weather conditions.
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Most travelers can participate
  • If an activity is close for maintenance or weather conditions, you will be offered alternatives but no refund
  • The operation of the Aiguille du Midi cable car and Mer de Glace train are both subject to local weather conditions on the day, we cannot know befor we leave if activities will be open
  • 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.
  • A current valid passport is required on the day of travel
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 50 travelers
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
Departure Point

Place Dorcière, Pl. Dorcière, 1201 Genève, 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.


10 hours

User's Reviews


23 Nov, 2023

Extremely nice guides and we liked having free time. The attractions being separate was confusing from the initial descriptions on the website. We still had a wonderful day thanks mostly to the two fun guides .


13 Nov, 2023

Average tour nothing great . Due to bad weather many things were closed so just charging 100$ USD for transfer from Geneva to Chamonix and back seemed pricy . Had to pay additional 30$ for the cable car. The chamonix town is small and pretty average . Most of the shops were closed to nothing much to do. Overall very average tour and over priced.


10 Nov, 2023

The journey to Chamonix was breathtaking and the tour operator was very nice and informative. The bus ride was pleasant and return. it was my 50th birthday celebrations and we were very happy


08 Nov, 2023

There were many reasons why I was disappointed in this trip. 1) it was never made clear that Chamonix is in off season right now. Normally that wouldn’t bother me. But apparently that means that some businesses are closed completely and others are only open limited hours. For example, it would have been really helpful to know that there is only one restaurant open at all and it is only open for lunch from noon to 2 then the kitchen is closed until 7pm for dinner. That would have been important information for anyone wanting to have lunch in the village. 2) I arrived late because I injured myself on the way to the tour pickup spot. There were two employees that I interacted with. One of them was very kind and did everything within his power and authority to make me comfortable while I dealt with a painful and frustrating situation. The other employee was curt and very unsympathetic. When I asked if I could get a refund, it was a flat out “no.” Why, then, does the app have a button to request a refund? When I asked if there was going to be a lot of walking she very flippantly said “it’s a village. You walk around as much as you like.” But the village was practically vacant. I had hoped to spend time relaxing somewhere with a view so I could rest my back and maybe have a nice meal. If I had known that wasn’t going to be possible I would not have even gone. So basically this was just an $80 bus ride. Totally not worth it. Don’t go to Chamonix off season. Save your money and spend time in Geneva.


04 Oct, 2023

We booked the Self Guided tour of Chamonix because, according to Trip Advisor, it included both the cable car and glacier train but didn’t tie us down to a tour group. This was confirmed when we got our e-tickets. Once we were on the coach, Chris the guide advised us that it was transport only and didn’t include any other tickets. When I pointed out what was written on my e-ticket, he more or less rolled his eyes and said “Oh Tripadvisor!”. We had to pay to upgrade. I’m glad we did because the trip on the cable car and the glass cube were amazing. However I’m really angry at being misled in this way. I can’t imagine what our day would’ve been like had we not been able to afford the upgrade. Also Tripadvisor or the tour company also mis-sold the glacier train tickets knowing that it had already stopped running for the season.

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Chamonix off season not worth the trip


Bucket list - a must do




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