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Geneva: Gruyères Gold Tour with Train Ride & Tastings

1. Geneva: Gruyères Gold Tour with Train Ride & Tastings

Admire breathtaking landscapes of Gruyères. At the top of the hill, breathe pure mountain air and hear cowbells in the pasture. Enjoy authentic Alpine cheese making and suddenly become expert in (Swiss) cheese fondue by preparing it yourself. The chocolat factory visit starts around 10:45 AM and ends at 12:00 PM. After the visit you will go to a traditional restaurant from about 12:20 to 2pm where you will taste different kinds of local cheeses, dried meat and sausage, and enjoy the fondue dish and a small local dessert. Then you will have free time in Gruyères village from about 2:15 PM to 3:00 PM and then we will take you to the Golden Pass train in Montbovon at 3:28 PM. Relax in a comfortable ride aboard the famous Golden Express train overlooking magnificent views over Lake Leman.

Chamonix: Full-Day Cable Car and Train Tour from Geneva

2. Chamonix: Full-Day Cable Car and Train Tour from Geneva

Board a bus from Geneva to Chamonix-Mont-Blanc, and in 90 minutes, arrive at this Alpine village to discover the beauty of the mountains. In the morning, ride up the cable car to the summit. At more than 3842 meters, be impressed by the Majestic Mont-Blanc and all the peaks around you. If you are feeling adventurous, take a breathtaking step into the void. Three glass walls, the glass floor, and glass ceiling panels give you a unique experience enhanced by 1000 meters of free air directly under your feet, in total safety! Look around and admire the highest peaks in Western Europe, and view the Bossons Glacier, with the greatest descent in Europe, from a dramatic perspective.  Snap some incredible landscapes from one of the numerous panoramic terraces, or warm your hands around a coffee from the shop. Head back to the village, and take a freetime to put your sensations back together before you take the Mountain train Montenvers to discover the Ice Sea. This is the largest glacier of France, featured in Mary Shelley's Frankenstein. If it's open ( not garanteed) Take the steps down to visit the Ice Caves. Enjoy the museum and the view from the panoramic terrace, before you head back.

From Geneva: Jungfrau and Interlaken Day Trip

3. From Geneva: Jungfrau and Interlaken Day Trip

Depart from Geneva and begin your day trip to the Swiss Alps. At Interlaken, board the train from Lauterbrunnen that will bring you up to Europe’s highest station at Jungfraujoch. At an altitude of 3,454 meters (11,332 feet), enjoy spectacular views over the highest glacier on the continent.   When at the top, wander into the heart of the glacier as you walk through the ice tunnel and explore the “Alpine Sensation” - a 250-meter (820-foot) tunnel. Step onto a moving walkway that will transport you through an exhibition about the history of Jungfrau and the development of tourism in the Alps.   Venture out onto the Sphinx observation platform, that offers one of the best views of the surrounding mountain range. Spy some of the most famous peaks of Switzerland, such as Eiger and Mönch.   Once you are back at the feet of the mountains, enjoy some free time in Interlaken. Then board the bus that will take you back to your starting point, while marveling at the beautiful scenery along the way.

from Geneva: Chamonix Mont-Blanc Private Guided Tour

4. from Geneva: Chamonix Mont-Blanc Private Guided Tour

After an early morning pick-up from your Geneva hotel by private vehicle, your day trip starts with a scenic 1.5-hour drive across the Swiss-French border and through the beautiful Arve Valley to Chamonix, located at the base of magnificent Mont Blanc, the tallest peak in Western Europe at 15,780 feet (4,800 meters). You'll arrive early to beat the crowds.  Transfer to a cable car and ride to the summit of Aiguille du Midi, a mountain in the Mont Blanc massif, on the world's highest vertical-ascent cable car, taking you from 3,395 feet to 12,605 feet (1,035 meters to 3,842 meters) in 20 minutes. Reach the top of the staggeringly beautiful Alpine peak and be amazed by panoramic views of the Chamonix Valley and the French, Swiss and Italian Alps. On a clear day, you may even see the Matterhorn, the iconic Swiss peak. Get cozy on a terrace or balcony at the Aiguille du Midi summit to admire the scenery 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. Take the cable car back down the mountain to the gorgeous Alpine town of Chamonix, where you'll enjoy a lunch in a nice restaurant (if option selected). After lunch, board the Montenvers Railway for a scenic train ride (optional) through the mountains to Montenvers. Enjoy fantastic views of the Mer de Glace, a massive glacier surrounded by the towering summits of Les Drus, Les Grandes Jorasses and Les Grands Charmoz. Afterwards you'll be taken back to your Geneva hotel to conclude your private Mont Blanc and Chamonix day trip. The day trip will follow an amended itinerary. Instead of Aiguille du Midi, you will be taken to Plan de L'Aiguille (Middle stop of Aiguille du Midi) and the cable car of Brevant, which takes you up to an impressive 2,525 meters with unbeatable views out across to Mont Blanc and the valley’s mountain range.

Geneva: Private Chamonix Mont Blanc Day Tour

5. Geneva: Private Chamonix Mont Blanc Day Tour

Explore the stunning alpine scenery of Chamonix in the French Alps. Throughout a 1.5-hour drive, be impressed with amazing views over the motorway as you travel through a valley surrounded by the Alps. Chamonix is a picturesque town, and the most famous mountain resort in France. Mon-Blanc towers above this town, and if you look to the sky from anywhere in the city you are bound to see it. From Chamonix, enjoy a bus ride to the third-most-visited mountain location in the world. You can book just transportation, or choose to include the multi-pass which works both for the cable car and the mountain train on the day: Cable car Aiguille du Midi Ride up the cable car and discover spectacular panoramic views of the Chamonix Valley and the French, Swiss, and Italian Alps at 3,842 meters. On a clear day, you may even see the Mattherhorn, the famous Swiss peak and icon of Switzerland. Mer de Glace Mountain Train Board the charming red cog railway up to Montenvers to enjoy fabulous views of Mer de Glace. This magnificent glacier is 7 kilometers long, and averages just under a mile wide. Surrounded by the impressive summits of Les Drus, Les Grandes Jorasses and Les Grands Charmoz, the Montenvers site is a natural living witness of the climate change of this era.

Geneva & Annecy Private City Tour and Optional Cruise

6. Geneva & Annecy Private City Tour and Optional Cruise

On this private tour, you will ride in a comfortable vehicle through the French countryside and enjoy a guided walking tour through Annecy. Nicknamed the "Venice of the Alps", Annecy offers harmonious and romantic landscapes. Surrounded by mountains, the city offers amazing views of the purest lake of Europe. Discover the picturesque and enchanting framework of the city on a walking guided tour for an hour. Take this opportunity to snap some pictures of the iconic Palais de l’Isle, a 12th-century monument that is a symbol of the town, and the dominating castle of Annecy. Stroll in the lovely little streets with endless flower-filled balconies, houses, antique markets and handcraft shops. Annecy has one of the highest quality markets on Sundays offering unique producers and sellers of clothes, chocolate, cheese, products and much more. In the afternoon return to the starting point. Visit Geneva, go for a ride on a mini-train, and walk around the cobbled streets of the Old Town. Take a step back in time through Saint Peter’s cathedral, Place Bourg-de-four, the original market place, the arsenal and the town hall. Lose yourself in the grandeur and beauty of this once influential town. Discover for yourself, Geneva’s most famous attractions, including the iconic Flower Clock, symbol of the city's watchmakers and love for nature, and the impressive fountain, Jet d’Eau. Please note that the mini train is not operating in January, February, in heavy rain and during special demonstrations. In this case, the old town will be a walking tour. If option selected, enjoy a 1 hour cruise on Geneva Lake. Admire the wealth of the most beautiful lake in Europe from an inclusive perspective.

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Overall rating

3.2 / 5

based on 37 reviews

Beautiful day out and worth the money for the time spent in this area. Scenery was stunning. Bus trip about 45min from Lake Geneva, two sets of cable cars to get you up to top of Mont Blanc, we then took the small train up the hill to then make the trip down into the ice caves, which again was worth the 500-odd steps down, as it is beautiful, and you can see the history, and the development of the glacier as it moves. I would watch if you are not fit, as the return walk is a bit tiring. Back down on the train and wandered around the shops and had some lunch, to then take the return trip back to Geneva.

This tour was beautiful be sure not to miss it. Cheese and chocolate factories a bit boring but both stores were fun and tastings were delicious! Taste the fondue with the potatoes yummm! And the chocolates we’ll double yum, white chocolate and milk chocolate with hazelnuts just perfect. Trip up the mountain was breathtaking for the view and the small town was picturesque. Train ride was just ok but views were spectacular!

What a magnificent day - I did the cable car and the mountain train and ice caves. Mont Blanc was a mind-blowing experience for a South African (who has rarely seen snow!) I could happily have spent much more time there, both on the first level and at the top, although the mountain train, glacier, and ice caves were also very interesting. Chris was a great host/guide.

Great tour. Unfortunately the was no visibility from the top of Auguille du Midi except a few brief moment with a slight break on the cloud cover (obviously the tour company has no control over the weather). The afternoon trip to Mer de Glacé was clearer. Nevertheless, it was well worth going. We had a great day. Our guide (Chris) was great.

Amazing experience and a great tour guide. Couldn't recommend it more.