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See Chamonix-Mont Blanc in a Day

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Key facts

Where: Geneva , Switzerland Duration: Approx. 9.5 hours

Highlights

  • A chance to ride the steepest cable car in the world
  • A magical day in the snow-topped Alps

Overview

Take this wonderful day trip from Geneva to view the stunning Alpine scenery of the vast Mont Blanc mountain range.

As you pass through the delightful Arve Valley, keep your camera ready to capture breathtaking panoramas of the towering snow-capped peaks.

Stop at the famous winter resort of Chamonix-Mont Blanc, site of the first Winter Olympics in 1924.

Here you have the choice of some optional extras (payable direct). You could take the cable-car to the top of Aiguille de Midi (3842m), the steepest vertical ascent cable car in the world. Or take the small cable car to the Mer de Glace Glacier and see the ice grotto.

And if the mountain air makes you hungry there’s an option of lunch at an excellent restaurant (payable direct).

Itinerary

There is no hotel pick-up for your See Chamonix-Mont Blanc in a Day tour.

You will travel in your comfortable motor coach through the lovely Arve Valley from Geneva to the town of Chamonix-Mont Blanc, crossing the Swiss-French border on the way. Groups of eight or more will have a bilingual guide. Smaller groups can enjoy an audio-commentary.

The Alpine scenery is breathtaking at any time of year, flower-filled pastures of summer, copper and gold leaves in autumn and snowy white in winter.

Chamonix-Mont Blanc (Chamonix for short) is the famous ski and holiday resort at the foot of towering Mont Blanc. The first Winter Olympics were held here in 1924. Mont Blanc (White Mountain) rises to 4,810 m (15,781 ft) and is the highest peak in the Alps and Western Europe.

At Chamonix you have a number of options, not included in the price of your tour, which are well worth doing.

Three-course lunch at an excellent restaurant:
Starter:
Salade Cham' (salad, eggs, cheese) /or Soup of the day /or Salade du Jardinier (mixed salad) /or Dartois (Puff pastry with cheese and walnuts)

Main Dish:
Salmon with potatoes /or Chicken with cream sauce and pasta /or Vegetable lasagna (Special Vegetarian Dish) /or Chef's special of the day

Dessert:
Caramel pudding /or Ice-cream /or Apple pie OR Menu Savoyard Speciality from Chamonix: Tartiflette (potatoes with cheese, cream and bacon (pork)) served with a green salad and the dessert of the day

Cable Car to Aiguille du Midi:
Aiguille du Midi (3,842m) is a dramatic pointed peak well above the permanent snow-line. Its name means “needle of midday”. Built in 1955, the cable car to the summit is the highest vertical ascent cable car in the world. It travels from Chamonix (035m) to the top of the Aiguille du Midi (3,842m) – an altitude gain of over 2,800 m – in 20 minutes. The summit has a panoramic viewing platform, cafe and gift shop.

Mer de Glace Cable Car:
A small cable-car allows visitors to descend from the train station at Montenvers onto the Mer de Glace glacier where they can enter a man-made ice grotto. A collection of ice sculptures and caves are inside under the glacier. In the winter the Grotto is replaced by a small ice museum.

In late afternoon you will board your coach to return to Geneva. The drop-off point is 1815h (6:15pm): Bus Terminal, Place Dorcière.

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Reviews

every thing was extremely well planned and manged by the tour company ant the tour guide was amazing his name is Neil.... hazem m h elagha

I was there on a cold but a very bright and sunny winter day! The view was fabulous. Although there were not many people on the tour that day, the experience was definitely out... Mridul Saboo

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Activity Schedule

When does it run?

Daily

Duration

Approx. 9.5 hours

Start time

Start time: 0830h (08:30am)
Duration: Approx. 9.5 hours

Meeting point

The tour starts from Bus Terminal (Place Dorcière).
Please report at the meeting point 15 minutes before the start time. This is mandatory to allow time for pre-departure briefing.

Ending point

The tour ends at the starting point

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Inclusions

  • Transportation by an air-conditioned coach
  • Bilingual (French and English) guide for group of 8 or more passengers Audio Commentary for smaller group of less than 8 passengers

Exclusions

  • Hotel pick-up and drop-off
  • Cable Car to Aiguille du Midi, (3842m): (Adult approx 59 CHF, Child approx 30 CHF)
  • Cable Car to Mer de Glace, Adult approx 40 CHF, Child approx 29 CHF
  • Three-course lunch: Adult approx 34 CHF, Child approx 17 CHF

Do/Dont's

Bring warm clothes

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Please note

You will be crossing the Franco-Swiss border so you must bring your passport, with the appropriate visa (if required)
Please call the activity operator at least 24 hours prior to start of the tour for reconfirming departure details

Children under 2 years old are not allowed on the cable car to the Aiguille du Midi

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Additional info

  • The confirmation voucher includes the local activity operator’s contact details and local telephone numbers at the destination. They will happily answer any logistical questions you may have
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