Independent Mont Blanc and Chamonix Half-Day Trip from Geneva

Duration: 8 to 10 hours
Destination: Switzerland, Geneva, Geneva

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  • 8 to 10 hours
  • Geneva
  • E-Voucher
  • Lowest Price
  • Cancellable


Early morning trip because you have a flight or not an early riser?

Don't want to be stick with a group? Take this independant tour to Chamonix Mont Blanc.

Take advantage of the multiple departure time to manage you timetable.

Experience the roof of Europe on this half day trip to Chamonix and Mont Blanc in the French Alps tour from Chamonix Mont Blanc. You will depart to the mountain at 8h15, 10h30am or 12h30pm at the Geneva bus stop. As you you make your way up, you will see the beauty and serenity that have made the Alps so captivating.

Once you arrive at the village of Chamonix, you will be greeted by a local host. You will then have the opportunity to spend some free time in the picturesque village, take a breath of fresh air and stroll on the little streets full of charm.

You also have the possibility to choose this trip with the cable car option or mountain cogwheel train.

This is a typical itinerary for this product

Stop At: KeyTours S.A., Francois Bonivard, Geneva 1211 Switzerland

Exchange your ticket at Keytours Office just in front the Bus station - You will receive some details on your trips, also a map and the tickets for the activities (if option selected)

Duration: 15 minutes

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

If Option Selected - Cable car Aiguille du Midi : 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

Duration: 2 hours

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

If option Selected - You will also have the opportunity to 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. It offers several visits including the crystal gallery or the Glaciorium, a new space entirely dedicated to the glaciers from their birth, to present and to the future. Depending on the period, it is also possible to visit the ice caves carved into the Glacier.

Duration: 2 hours

Stop At: Mont Blanc, Chamonix France

Enjoy a free time for souvenir shopping in the village before getting back on the bus at 5 pm. If you take both options, you will have a late return from Chamonix at 6:30pm and be back in Geneva at approximately 7:45pm.

Duration: 2 hours

  • Air-conditioned vehicle
  • Cable car to Aiguille du midi or Brévent - If option selected
  • Mountain train to Mer de Glace - If option selected
  • Skip the line ticket
  • Incredible views on the Alps mountain
  • Sightseeing in the alpine village of Chamonix Mont Blanc
  • Local host
  • Entry/Admission - KeyTours S.A.
  • Entry/Admission - Aiguille du Midi
  • Entry/Admission - Montenvers - Mer de Glace Train
  • Guaranteed to skip the lines

  • Food and drinks
  • Guide
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • A current valid passport is required on the day of travel
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Not recommended for child under 3 years for the cable car
  • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
  • A current valid passport is required on the day of travel
  • Not recommended for pregnant women for the cable car
  • Stroller accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Infant seats available
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 40 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

10:30 AM

Return Details

Returns to original departure point

Voucher info

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


8 to 10 hours

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

User's Reviews

April W

14 Aug, 2019

This was a great trip and Neil was a really helpful guide. The bus drivers were also very friendly too. I loved the cable car experience and have never seen a view like it.

Zsófia G

25 Oct, 2018

The village is wonderful and a mountains are breathtaking. The cable cars were fun, too. The half day (10:30am-18:00pm!) trip was perfect, I am happy we participated in this tour.


02 Mar, 2020

Unfortunately the weather did not cooperate for the cable car to Mont Blanc so we were taken to Brevent to ride the cable cars to view the glacier from there. The problem was that the local guide barely explained the situation and then gave vague instructions for getting up the mountain to another cable car, how to get to the train and a different meeting place to leave. We never saw her again all day. If you knew the area the places she pointed to on the map would be clear but we actually got lost. This is an independent tour, which is fine, but clearer information is needed up front about where to meet, going to the tour office (not the bus station), and better explanation of itinerary changes. That being said, the views were spectacular!

James G

10 Sep, 2019

Paid for this tour in advance. Turned out to be a bad weather day for Mont Blanc. Windy, light snow and poor visibility. Decided to pay an extra 20 Swiss Francs for the mountain train after arriving at the tour office. Unlike the cable car up to the summit, the train was cancelled because of the weather. No refund.

Daniel C

12 Feb, 2018

The trip up to Aiguille du Midi was not quite as we expected. You're crammed into the cable cars like sardines the same, if not worse, as being on the London underground. Not comfortable. You can't relax and enjoy the views. And if you're not keen on confined spaces you won't like it - you simply have no space to move. But the views at the top are - of course - fantastic. Having read the previous reviews we were looking forward to meeting the local host Neil. That was a bit disappointing too. He was both patronising, impatient and quite rude. I'd be amazed if any of the overseas visitors could follow anything he was saying - he didn't seem to take their needs into consideration. We're just glad we didn't book the guided tour as more than 10 minutes of being spoken to like that would have tipped me over the edge. One tip: the last train ride back is at 4.30, so make sure you leave time for that. I'd recommend leaving about 2 hours for the cable car trip.

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