Half-Day Trip to Chamonix and Mont Blanc from Geneva
Tour description provided by Viator
Cross the Switzerland-France border and visit one of the most famous villages in the French Alps on this half-day trip from Geneva to Chamonix and Mont Blanc. Enjoy the scenic journey through the mountains and ride the cable car to Aiguille du Midi for breathtaking views of Mont Blanc and the surrounding Alps. Look for the famous Swiss peak of Matterhorn, and relax on a terrace that boasts outstanding alpine views.
Your half-day trip from Geneva begins with an unforgettable 90-minute drive across the Switzerland-France border and through the picturesque Arve Valley to Chamonix, situated at the foot of majestic Mont Blanc, the highest peak in both the Alps and Western Europe at 15,780 feet (4,800 meters).
You’ll continue to Aiguille du Midi, a rocky peak near Mont Blanc with year-round snow. On a two-stage cable car, you’ll reach the mountain’s summit in just 20 minutes. Then, prepare to be awed by the spectacular panoramic views of the Chamonix Valley and the French, Swiss and Italian Alps! On a clear day, you may even see Mattherhorn, the famous Swiss peak and icon of Switzerland – it’s even found on packages of delicious Toblerone chocolate.
There are many terraces and balconies at the Aiguille du Midi summit, where you can enjoy the alpine views and watch skiers zooming down toward the glacier. There's also a cafe, where you can have a hot chocolate or enjoy a light snack (own expense) before returning back to Geneva with your driver-chauffeur.
- Transport by air-conditioned coach
- Cable car ride to summit of Aiguille du Midi
- Local assistant
What isn't included
- Hotel pickup and drop-off
- Food and drinks, unless specified
- Gratuities (optional)