Day trip

Chamonix: Full-Day Cable Car and Train Tour from Geneva

Activity provider: Swisstours Transport

Chamonix: Full-Day Cable Car and Train Tour from Geneva

Activity provider: Swisstours Transport

From US$ 211.16 per person

Discover Chamonix Village, a typical alpine village at the foot of the Mont Blanc! Enjoy a ride by cable car to the summit and in the afternoon board a mountain train to the Ice Sea.

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Duration 10 hours
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Host or greeter
English
Wheelchair accessible

Experience

Highlights
  • Enjoy a cable car ride to the Alps
  • Ride the cogwheel mountain train to the glacier
  • Discover the French mountain village
  • Relax with the views of the French, Italian and Swiss Alps
Full description
Board a bus from Geneva to Chamonix-Mont-Blanc, and in 90 minutes, arrive at this Alpine village to discover the beauty of the mountains. In the morning, ride up the cable car to the summit. At more than 3842 meters, be impressed by the Majestic Mont-Blanc and all the peaks around you. If you are feeling adventurous, take a breathtaking step into the void. Three glass walls, the glass floor, and glass ceiling panels give you a unique experience enhanced by 1000 meters of free air directly under your feet, in total safety! Look around and admire the highest peaks in Western Europe, and view the Bossons Glacier, with the greatest descent in Europe, from a dramatic perspective.  Snap some incredible landscapes from one of the numerous panoramic terraces, or warm your hands around a coffee from the shop. Head back to the village, and take a freetime to put your sensations back together before you take the Mountain train Montenvers to discover the Ice Sea. This is the largest glacier of France, featured in Mary Shelley's Frankenstein. If it's open ( not garanteed) Take the steps down to visit the Ice Caves. Enjoy the museum and the view from the panoramic terrace, before you head back.
Includes
  • Who you’ll be with
    • Host or greeter: English

  • Transport
    • Transport by cable car, bus / coach, train

  • Food & drink
    • Not included: food & drink

  • Equipment
    • Map

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  • Pregnant women

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Meeting point

Supplier's office, 8 rue François Bonivard 101 Genève

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Important information

What to bring

  • Passport
  • Comfortable clothes

Know before you go

  • Tour will take place every day regardless of weather conditions
  • Functionality of the cable car and train cannot be guaranteed
  • If any activities are not operating you will be offered an alternative option or a partial refund. Transport will not be refunded in such cases
  • A visit to the caves is not guaranteed even if the train is open; a partial refund will not be granted if the caves are closed
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.5 /5

based on 100 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    4.3/5
  • Transportation
    4.6/5
  • Value for money
    4/5
  • Safety
    4.7/5

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Such an enjoyable day with breathtaking views! We were able to complete all activities including the glass box and we got to see the ice caves. It seems like it will be a long day but it's very much worth it! Additionally, Chris was a very helpful guide who always ensured the instructions were clear and the day ran smoothly.

December 24, 2022

The day is short for so much. We have to run to see everything. In Chamonix you don't have any time, as soon as you arrive you leave straight away on the cable car. Already in Aiguile du Midi to go to the glass cube the queue is huge, between 1h and 2h). After the descent, we barely have time for lunch and we rush to the typical train, which takes us to the ice caves. To go down and up 420 and still see the caves at least we need 1 hour. Then queue to catch the train back to Chamonix, all this until 6:30 pm. If we miss the bus that connects Geneva-Chamonix-Geneva, either we are left alone in Chamonix or we have to hire an Uber to get to Geneva.

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December 29, 2022

Guide was really good and helpful. We couldn’t go to the top of the mountain as the 2nd cable car was out of use due to technical difficulties however our guide gave us alternative options which were good. Chamonix was incredible, the views were to die for. We are going back again.

October 3, 2022

Product ID: 53701