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Independent Chamonix and Mont Blanc Tour from Geneva

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  • Location: Geneva, Switzerland
  • Duration: 6 or 10 hours (approx.)
  • Tour code: 2510KT01
On this half-day or full-day independent tour from Geneva, cross the Switzerland-France border and visit one of the most famous villages in the French Alps, Chamonix, at the foot of towering Mont Blanc. Enjoy a scenic coach drive through the Arve Valley to the picturesque Alpine village of Chamonix, where you’re free to explore at your leisure. Full-day tour-goers can ride the Aiguille du Midi aerial cable car to the spectacular mountain summit, or add a train ride up to the dazzling Mer de Glace glacier.


  • Day trip (destination A to B)
  • Enjoy fantastic aerial views
  • Comprehensive tour by bus/coach
After boarding an air-conditioned coach in Geneva in the morning, relax on an unforgettable 1.5-hour drive across the Switzerland-France border and through the picturesque Arve Valley to Chamonix. This stunning Alpine village is situated at the foot of majestic Mont Blanc, the highest peak in Europe at 15,780 feet (4,800 meters).

Choose from three tour options below. Each include round-trip coach transport, with a local assistant on board to answer any questions you have. On arrival in Chamonix, you are free to explore as you wish until you need to meet your coach at the agreed departure time later in the day.

Transport Only (6 hours)
For those crunched for time (or scared of heights), this half-day option is ideal. When you arrive in Chamonix, you'll have the rest of the morning to explore independently. Enjoy picturesque mountain views around every corner as you discover the town’s many delights, such as Parc Loisir, Musée Alpin, Lac Gaillands and Atelier Les Racines. Cozy up at a typical French bistro or chic Alpine chalet to indulge in the satisfying Savoyard specialty: fondue.

Board the coach in the afternoon for the ride back to Geneva.

Aerial Cable Car (6 hours)
This option includes a ticket for the famous Aiguille du Midi cable car. Ride up to 12,605 feet (3,842 meters) to a landing of permanent snow and ice, where you’ll be treated to jaw-dropping panoramas of Mont Blanc and the surrounding French, Swiss and Italian Alps. On a clear day, you may even see the Matterhorn; an icon of Switzerland. Sip hot chocolate or enjoy a meal at one of the highest restaurants in the world, overlooking the snow-capped peaks.

Re-board the coach in the late afternoon for the drive back to Geneva.

Aerial Cable Car and Glacier Train (10 hours)
Enjoy an action-packed day in the Alps with this independent full-day option — the complete experience! Explore the beautiful town of Chamonix then head for the Aiguille du Midi cable car and admire the incredible views from the ride. Before or after this, depending on your schedule, hop on the Montenvers railway and ride up to Mer de Glace. Descend by gondola onto the glacier, where you can walk through ice caves that are carved out into the heart of the ice.

Re-board the coach in the evening for the drive back to Geneva.

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Departure Dates:
Departure Point:
Gare Routiere Bus Station in Geneva
Departure Time:
6 or 10 hours
Return Details:
Returns to original departure point

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Trip Only
Code: TOUR0830

Round-trip coach transport from Geneva, with free time in Chamonix. Trip lasts 6 hours.

USD $68.34
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Trip with Cable Car

Round-trip coach transport from Geneva, including Aiguille du Midi cable car ride. Trip lasts 6 hours.

USD $166.83
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Trip with Cable Car and Train

Round-trip coach transport from Geneva, including Aiguille du Midi cable car ride and Mer de Glace train ride. Trip lasts 10 hours.

USD $167.84
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Independent Chamonix and Mont Blanc Tour from Geneva

Independent Chamonix and Mont Blanc Tour from Geneva

  • Transport by air-conditioned coach
  • Local assistant
  • Aiguille du Midi cable car ride (if option selected)
  • Mer de Glace train ride (if option selected)
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Food and drinks, unless specified
  • Gratuities (optional)
Additional Information:
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not recommended for child aged 2 and under
  • Please note that this tour will not be accompanied by a guide, only a local assistant on the coach.
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Please dress appropriately for a day in the mountains; even if it is warm and sunny in Geneva, it can be cold and wet in Chamonix or at the top of the Aiguille du Midi and on the Mer de Glace
  • The operation of the Aiguille du Midi cable car and Mer de Glace train are both subject to local weather conditions on the day
  • A current valid passport is required on the day of travel, as you will be traveling from Geneva (Switzerland) to Chamonix (France)
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Traveler Reviews

Reviewed by: Kathryn S, October 2015

We are so glad that we read and listened to all of the positive reviews. MOST INCREDIBLE VIEWS IN THE WORLD. This trip is a MUST if you are in Geneva. It was the highlight of our long weekend in Switzerland and France. The tour was well run and worth the money. I have traveled a lot in Europe, and Chamonix quickly became my favorite village town. The people are friendly, food is delicious and the views are out of this world. Don't miss out on this tour of a lifetime.

Reviewed by: caroline.bradley, October 2015

We had a really lovely time on this trip and are really glad we did it. The tour guides were really nice and very helpful. Chamonix is a beautiful village and well worth the visit.

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Tour code: 2510KT01