Day trip

From Geneva: Guided Day Trip to Chamonix and Mont-Blanc

Activity provider: KeyTours SA
Day trip

From Geneva: Guided Day Trip to Chamonix and Mont-Blanc

Activity provider: KeyTours SA

From US$ 113.04 per person

Take a day tour from Geneva to visit the mountain resort of Chamonix, at the foot of Mont Blanc. See the highest mountain peak in Europe and ride the cable car to Aiguille du Midi for panoramic views.

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Duration 9 - 10 hours
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  • Visit the exclusive resort of Chamonix
  • Ascend Europe's highest mountain by cable car to Aiguille du Midi (if option booked)
  • Ride the Montenvers rack railway to the Mer de Glace glacier (if option booked)
Full description

Visit the site of the first Winter Olympics. In Chamonix, experience majestic scenery on a drive through the Arve Valley and from the 12,605-foot viewing platform on Europe’s highest mountain. This day tour begins in Geneva with a drive across the French border through the glacier-fed Arve Valley. At Chamonix, marvel at the splendid backdrop of the massive peaks of the Aiguilles Rouges. You’ll take the cable car up to Aiguille du Midi, which was the world’s highest cable car ride when it was launched in 1955. Enjoy breathtaking panoramas of this Alpine wonderland, with views into France, Switzerland, and Italy. Lunch will be at your leisure. You will also have the chance to ride the astonishing Montenvers rack railway to the Mer de Glace glacier. The journey on this electric train covers 3 miles of beautiful mountainous scenery before arriving at the longest glacier in France. Spend the day as you please. Wander by foot to discover the town’s many delights, such as Parc Loisir, Musée Alpin, Lac Gaillands or Atelier Les Racines.

Chamonix is the world capital for outdoor activities: mountaineering, alpinism, hiking, climbing, mountain biking, paragliding, trail running, and skiing.

  • Transport by bus
  • French-speaking and English-speaking guide
  • Cable car ride to the Aiguille du Midi (if option is selected)
  • Montenvers train to Mer de Glace (if option is selected)
  • Lunch
  • Drinks
Not suitable for
  • Children under 3 years

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Meeting point

Meet your driver/guide at Place Dorcière at the Geneva Bus Station.

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Important information

What to bring

  • Passport

Know before you go

  • You will be crossing the Franco-Swiss border: Please remember to bring your passport
  • Tours operate daily throughout the year, except 25 December and 1 January
  • Children under 3 years are not allowed to ascend the cable car to Aiguille du Midi
  • This tour is subject to mountain weather conditions, activities can close during the day and there is no refund possible. Alternatives will be offered in the event of this happening
  • If you choose 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
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.4 /5

based on 400 reviews

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This tour is definitely worth it! The views are breathtaking and the aiguille du midi and mer de glace options were really beautiful as well. We had roger as our guide and he kept us laughing the whole way there and back. We went in February so temperatures weren’t too bad but it’s best to bring gloves, a hat, and thicker pants to keep warm. No boots needed for this time. I did the whole tour in sneakers and so did a lot of other travelers.

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February 18, 2023

The bus trip was quick and the cable car to Aguille de Midi and the train to Mer de Glace was wonderful! The excursions and views were one of a kind - highly recommend. The tour guide could have been more descriptive in the overall day and times to ensure all understand properly.

February 5, 2023

Fantastic experience, well organised and every member of staff I encountered at the tourist office were lovely. The coach ride was over before you knew it there & back with beautiful scenery Our tour guide (Chris) was fantastic - he explained everything really well and answered any questions without hesitation Chamonix is absolutely stunning! We were pre-warned about the 3 suspension bridges that cause the cable car to knock and swing on the way up & down to the first view point. Once at the top the views are absolutely phenomenal - out of this world! Pictures do not do it justice One thing I would note is it was absolutely freezing! Of course no fault of the provider but just a heads up you should layer up & wear a decent coat and gloves!! The price for the trip is very fair and you have the security of the guide should anything not go to plan (as opposed to navigating this trip alone!) Very highly recommend, special thanks again to Chris for being so great :)

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January 24, 2023

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