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).
Approx. 9.5 hours
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.
The tour ends at the starting point
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:
Salade Cham' (salad, eggs, cheese) /or Soup of the day /or Salade du Jardinier (mixed salad) /or Dartois (Puff pastry with cheese and walnuts)
Salmon with potatoes /or Chicken with cream sauce and pasta /or Vegetable lasagna (Special Vegetarian Dish) /or Chef's special of the day
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.
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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