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

Meet your guide at the Geneva Bus Station and board the bus

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

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.

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)
  • Lunch (if option selected)
  • Skip the line tickets
  • Guide if more than 10 people or driver guide for small groups
  • Entry/Admission - Montenvers - Mer de Glace Train
  • Entry/Admission - Aiguille du Midi

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
  • 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

8:30 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

512rhysw

22 Oct, 2021

Dishonest. Disingenuous. At best, they haven’t kept their adverts updated, at worst straight up false advertising. Please please confirm in WRITING from the tour operator which parts of the trip are available before you pay for them. This was our experience of paying for the full trip, only to find out on the day that two key aspects of the tip were not available…they also happened to be the ones we were the most excited about. Firstly- The amazing picture they are using to advertise this trip (probable the reason you are reading this review and considering going) you know, the one where you get an amazing photo in the glass box at the top of Mt Blanc.. is not available due to ‘unexpected maintenance’ to the cable car to the Augille de midi. Upon close inspection, this info is buried in the information section of the advert and says that ‘another cable car with similar views will be available’ Spoiler alert…the views are absolutely not similar, there is no snow at the half way point. Yes the views are very nice but nothing compared to those at the top. Also the ‘alternative’ cable car is the one you have to take ANYWAY to get to the half way mark to THEN take the final cable car to get to the top. Has the tour operator still allowed you to pay full price knowing the main event is not available? Yes. Are they still using those amazing photos to advertise the whole trip? Yes. Now this really annoys me…are they STILL allowing people to book the full trip at the full price…yes. Unbelievable. Was a refund offered for this closure? No. Because of this closure, you can only go half way up and miss out on the full experience. It also means the fist cable car is running less frequently so we only got to spend 50 mins up there, not the two hours promised in the advert. Secondly- Upon getting on the coach. We were notified that the three course lunch pre paid for as part of the trip, was also not available. They said they would refund us 30CHF (£23.77) per person for this on the same day, but it may take a couple of days to hit out bank accounts. Firstly, and this is what I mean by them being dishonest. They are refunding you a lesser amount for that part of the trip that you have paid for. See calculation below from current adverts- Trip plus Cable KTG 102 - £308.82 Trip, Cable car + lunch. KTG 103 - £372.52 Difference- £64.50 (32.25/ person) or 40.70CHF!! This is a shortfall of £16.96. It’s not a lot of money, but I think it goes a long way to showing you at attitude of the company. Secondly. It has been four days now and this refund is still nowhere to be seen. In full this trip would 100% be worth doing, it’s worth mentioning Niels (the guide) is a super nice bloke and very good / knowledgeable guide. We are simply, and hopefully understandably, annoyed that we put full price for a trip where only 50% of the PAID FOR activities were available. In our view the best activities too! Not only was it sold to us, with the tour operator knowing those activities were unavailable, but they continue to sell the trip to people with this knowledge and then short change them on the refund. Poor work.

Cristina_L

18 Oct, 2021

We paíd to go to Aiguille du Midi, but when we arrived to the bus, they said us, that we can’t go there this day, for maintenance! without prior notice, they did not warn us that the activity had been suspended. We came from another country to go exclusively to Montblanc. If they had noticed, we would have changed the date of the trip. We had a great disappointment, IT WAS MY GIFT TO CELEBRATE MY 70 YEARS, OF MY FAMILY !!

Waad_S

09 Sep, 2021

We paid for this trip to have guid and lunch included then we are surprised they canceled that when we arrived The amount we paid it’s so much expensive for only transport to the chamonix nothing else even the ticket was given to us for the train and Cable car its cheaper in chamonix and no big line you can take it from anywhere there It’s much better you rent a car enjoy your day comeback any time you want

CITCAT40

28 Aug, 2021

This trip was worth every franc! Whilst on a break in Geneva, I booked this tour and thoroughly enjoyed it. Don't bother choosing the lunch option as there are so many eateries in Chamonix. The tour was well organised, the guide was excellent (charming, knowledgeable and patient) and the group was great. The weather was on our side too so this gets full marks!

Melanie_A

27 Aug, 2021

After reading mixed reviews I was worried this would be a bad experience. It wasn’t. It was amazing. The bus ride was comfortable and along the way Niels told us interesting facts about Geneva and Chamonix. Once we arrived we were given clear instructions and were taken care of and knew where to go all day. We did all the extras and I’m so glad we did. Such an unforgettable day!

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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