Welcome to Chamonix

Chamonix has a long history as a winter-sports hub. Rediscovered as a tourist destination by Brits William Windham and Richard Pococke in 1741, Chamonix hosted the first ever Winter Olympics in 1924.

For all the desolate beauty of the mountains, downtown Chamonix hums with life. Streets are lined with Michelin-starred restaurants, sports gear stores and some of the French Alps' fanciest hotels. And if you do the nightlife justice, it'll exhaust you as much as the mountains.

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$101.23 Day Trips & Excursions

Geneva to Chamonix and Mont Blanc Day Trip Including Lunch

ItineraryThis is a typical itinerary for this productStop At: KeyTours S.A., GenevaMeet your guide & Board the bus Duration: 15 minutesStop At: Aiguille du Midi, Chamonix, Haute-Savoie, Auvergne-Rhone-AlpesIf option selected - Enjoy a cable car ride to the submits where an amayzing view from the top of europe is waitingDuration: 2 hoursStop At: Mont Blanc, Chamonix, Haute-Savoie, Auvergne-Rhone-AlpesEnjoy a free time in the charming streets of Chamonix Mont-BlancDuration: 2 hoursStop At: Montenvers - Mer de Glace train, Chamonix, Haute-Savoie, Auvergne-Rhone-AlpesIf option selected - Discover the well known Ice Sea, take the mountain train until the Montenvers station and enjoy the panorama.Go down to visit the Ice Caves or the GlacioriumDuration: 3 hours

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Geneva to Chamonix and Mont Blanc Full-Day Independent Tour

ItineraryThis is a typical itinerary for this productStop At: KeyTours S.A., GenevaMeet the Guide - and board the coachDuration: 15 minutesStop At: Aiguille du Midi, Chamonix, Haute-Savoie, Auvergne-Rhone-AlpesIf the option selected - once in Chamonix board the cable car to the Aiguille du Midi and enjoy this amayzing experienceDuration: 2 hoursStop At: Mont Blanc, Chamonix, Haute-Savoie, Auvergne-Rhone-AlpesAt the foot of the Mont Blanc stroll into the charming streets of Chamonix VillageDuration: 2 hoursStop At: Montenvers - Mer de Glace train, Chamonix, Haute-Savoie, Auvergne-Rhone-AlpesIf option selected - Board the Cogwheel to the Ice Sea and discover the largest glacier of France! In function of the season you will may have the chance to discover the Ice Caves and enter in the heart of the GlacierDuration: 2 hoursStop At: Le Musee Alpin, Chamonix, Haute-Savoie, Auvergne-Rhone-AlpesIf you have a free time during your day you can visit the Alpine Village and discover the lifestyle of the localsDuration: 1 hour

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Geneva to Chamonix French Alps Full-Day Trip by Open-Top Bus

Your day trip to Chamonix departs from the Hotel Warwick in central Geneva. After boarding the open-top bus — with a retractable glass roof in case of chilly weather conditions — sit back and enjoy unobstructed views of the gorgeous Swiss and French Alps as you travel through the Arve Valley. On your 90-minute drive, enjoy an informative overview of Geneva, Chamonix, and the surrounding Alps region from your audio headset, with commentary available in eight languages. Cross the Swiss border into France and arrive in Chamonix, surrounded by majestic mountains and glaciers. This picturesque Alpine town is nestled at the foot of imposing Mont Blanc, the largest peak in Europe. Thanks to your morning departure, arrive in Chamonix before the busy crowds arrive. Plus, if you have upgraded to enjoy the all-inclusive experience, your pre-ordered lift and train tickets allow you to avoid the long queues. After your guide drops you off in front of the Aiguille du Midi cable car, you're free to spend the rest of the day at your leisure. Wander by foot to discover the town’s many delights, such as Parc Loisir, Musée Alpin, Lac Gaillands or Atelier Les Racines. With your all-inclusive upgrade, take the Aiguille du Midi cable car up to 12,605 feet (3,842 meters) to a landing of permanent snow and ice for stunning panoramas of Mont Blanc and the surrounding French, Swiss and Italian Alps. At the summit, experience 'Step into the Void,' an enclosed glass platform that lets you hover weightlessly above the snow-covered valley.  Then, if you have opted for the lunch you will head back in to town and escorted to our fabulous restaurant where you will receive a two course lunch.  After your lunch, take the Montenvers railway to the Mer de Glace, descend by gondola onto the glacier and explore the ice caves that are carved out into the heart of the ice. In the late afternoon board the open-top bus and enjoy more commentary on your scenic ride back to Geneva, this time via the north side of the valley.

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Geneva or Chamonix Hotel to Geneva Airport Departure Transfer

With this private transfer service, your professional and friendly driver will pick you up at your Geneva city hotel or your Chamonix hotel and take you on the approximate 20-minute drive from the city to the Geneva airport or the 90-minute drive across the French-Swiss border from Chamonix. When making a booking, you must provide your flight details and your hotel accommodation details.Price is per person, based on 8 adults per car/vehicle.

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Chamonix and Mont Blanc Tour from Geneva with Cable Car Option

On this day trip, discover the incredible, dramatic and world famous mountain resort of Chamonix-Mont-Blanc. Towering peaks, majestic glaciers, and the picturesque alpine town of  Chamonix. Discover the dramatic mountain resort with convenient door to door pick up from your address/hotel in Geneva. Journey time is approximately 1 hour and 15 mins to Chamonix Mont-Blanc. Free refreshments are provided along with air conditioning, you will travel in a spacious executive vehicle and enjoy fascinating and original audio commentary in 6 languages. Skip the queues and ride the spectacular Aiguille du Midi cable car upwards to 3842 meters for breathtaking views of Mont Blanc and the surrounding Alps. Explore the viewing platforms and take in the panoramic views across the alps. On return to Chamonix have a three course lunch at a fantastic Savoyard restaurant in the heart of Chamonix (if All Inclusive package is selected.)  The next stop is at the Montenvers Railway where you will take the cog train up to the incredible Mer du Glace, France's largest glacier. When arriving at the Sea of Ice you and have the opportunity to take a cable car down to explore the underground ice caves where visitors can see the amazing ice sculptures caver into the heart of the galcier.   Free time will follow, to discover the charming historic town of Chamonix - cobbled streets lined with wonderful bars, ice cream parlors, bistros and boutique shops. Enjoy your time whilst admiring the stunning panorama and towering peaks of this valley. Journey back to Geneva, to be dropped off at your hotel.

$205.52 Day Trips & Excursions

Chamonix Sightseeing Tour from Geneva

In 1924 Chamonix hosted the first Winter Olympic Games. Skiing was introduced in Chamonix at the end of the 19th century by Dr Payot. Nowadays, Chamonix is the most famous mountain village and Mont Blanc the highest mount of Europe. In the morning, ride the Aiguille du Midi cable car, the highest in Europe, climb more than 2700m and enjoy the unique journey between the ground and the sky with year-round snow! On a clear day, you may even see the Mattherhorn, the famous Swiss peak and icon of Switzerland – it’s even found on packages of delicious Toblerone chocolate. For lunch, enjoy the fine french cuisine. Our restaurant is situated in the center of the village, on the way you will discover the mountain architecture of the Alps. In the afternoon, board the little red cogwheel train to Glacier Mer de Glace. It takes about twenty minutes to climb the 1,000 meters up to the Montenvers-Mer de Glace attraction. The track climbs the mountainside running through the forest, tunnels cut through the rock and over viaducts. You enter the realm of the high mountains, and round the last bend you'll feel the magic: you've arrived at your destination at the foot of the famous Mer de Glace glacier, at an altitude of 1,913m.