Geneva to Chamonix Day Trip with Open-Top Bus Tour and Lunch

Day Trips & Excursions in The Jura Mountains

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Absorb the vivid beauty of Mont Blanc and the French Alps on a day trip to Chamonix from Geneva by open-top bus. Enjoy unobstructed views through the retractable glass roof and arrive before the crowds to independently explore the Alpine resort town on foot, plus enjoy audio commentary in 8 languages.This package includes entrance tickets to the Aiguille du Midi and the Montenvers railway to the Mer de Glace glacier plus 3-course lunch at a top Chamonix restaurant.This once in a lifetime trip to Mont Blanc, the highest mountain in the Alps at 4,810 meters, is in on everyone’s wish list.With our panoramic sightseeing bus you’ll have a superior view of the beautiful scenery. Our open-top bus has a state of the art sliding full glass canopy, which can be open on sunny days and closed in case of poor weather.
Aiguille Du Midi Cable Car At 3842 m the Aiguille du Midi in Chamonix offers a 360 degree viewpoint over the French, Swiss and Italian Alps and is the highest point accessible by cable-car in Europe. At the summit, there area number of viewing terraces, a cafeteria and a souvenir shop - Remember to bring warm clothes, sun cream and a camera.**Please note: there is unplanned maintenance work on the Aiguille du Midi Cable car, the cable car will now remain closed until December 2018, the day trip will follow an amended itinerary. Instead you will be taken to see Mont-Blanc from the opposite side of the valley via the Brevent cable car, which takes you up to an impressive 2,225 meters with unbeatable views out across to Mont Blanc and the valley’s mountain range.**Montenvers - Mer de Glace The Montenvers rack railway starts from Chamonix and within 20 minutes reaches the bottom of
the Mer de Glace (1,913 m), France’s largest
glacier (7km long, 200 m thick). The Mer De Glace translates as the ‘Sea of Ice’ and is one of the most stunning views in the Alps. Visitors can also descend in to the Ice cave that is sculpted in to the glacier.Chamonix town Centre At the foot of Mont Blanc (4808m), the highest mountain in western Europe, Chamonix’s alpine town atmosphere and spectacular scenery attract people from all over the globe. This picturesque year- round village offers a great range of attractions, shops, bars and restaurants. Chamonix will leave a lasting impression. • Collection from the Gare Routiere, in Geneva at 8:15. • Travel to the Chamonix Valley. • Full audio tour and commentary in 8 language on journey to Chamonix. • Take the Aiguille du Midi Cable Car. (Or Brevent in case of closures) • Ride the Montenvers Railway for Mer du Glace Glacier. • Free time in Chamonix. • Lunch in Chamonix  • Travel Back to Geneva at 18.00 with a pick up from the Planards car park.

What’s included

  • Lunch at a top Chamonix Restaurant.
  • Return transport by open-top bus with retractable glass roof.
  • Audio commentary in 6 languages.
  • All taxes, fees and handling charges.
  • Round trip travel.
  • Lunch
  • Bottled water
  • Entry/Admission - Montenvers - Mer de Glace train
  • Entry/Admission - Aiguille du Midi

What’s not included

  • Hotel pickup and drop-off.
  • Gratuities
  • Drinks at lunch.