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


06 Jan, 2024

Absolutely amazing day from start to finish. I’ve forgotten the guides name but he was very helpful, friendly and chatty, we felt very confident under his leadership..


19 Dec, 2023

Per the description of the trip and itinerary (photos attached), we were expecting to visit the Mer de Glace and Aiguille du Midi. On arrival at Chamonix we were advised that the cable cars don’t operate this time of year and no access is available to either - at no point was this communicated before/after my booking. Tried to contact the company to arrange a partial refund but they were not interested, although they have now amended the description of the tour per my complaint. If you do this trip yourself with Flixbus it would cost no more than £30.


15 Dec, 2023

Although the weather wasn’t sunny, the cable cars were closed, our guide was very nice and we went up to mer de glace by train. Which was magical nonetheless. It was snowing and very cold. After returning to town Chamonix, the guide did a quick show of the main spots, food tips, and let us do and go wherever wanted. Indeed a very well, easy and enjoyable experience.


07 Dec, 2023

We had an amazing time on this trip to Chamonix but be aware this price is just for the transport and the train cost an additional £50 each. We went in December and the cable card was not in operation due to maintenance that happens for a few months of the year as well so be aware it might not be open and if it is will again cost extra. The mountain train was highly worth it though and the town of Chamonix is also very nice and much cheaper than Geneva.


06 Dec, 2023

Anthony was wonderful! So helpful and knowledgeable. And funny! Scenery was amazing!!! Bus was very comfortable too.

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£146 for a bus ride to Chamonix


Chamonix off season not worth the trip


Bucket list - a must do




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