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  • From Geneva: Chamonix-Mont-Blanc Excursion

    1. From Geneva: Chamonix-Mont-Blanc Excursion

    Travel through the picturesque Arve Valley from Geneva to Chamonix, explore the famous village of Chamonix, and marvel at the alpine views. The resort experienced its first growth spurt in the Victorian era, hosted the first Winter Olympics in 1924 and has emerged as the capital of all-mountain skiing. The steep-sided valley, with its glaciers and rocky spires, is where snow-sports and mountaineering meet. The busy town is a popular destination for day trippers. Find shopping designer brands and fashionable mountain brands in the many boutiques. Sample local products such as cheese, meats and fresh honey.

  • from Geneva: Chamonix Mont-Blanc Private Guided Tour

    2. 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 admi...

  • from Geneva: Chamonix Gold Tour

    3. from Geneva: Chamonix Gold Tour

    Visit the site of the first Winter Olympics! In Chamonix you’ll experience majestic scenery on a drive through the Arve Valley and from the 12,605-foot viewing platform on Europe’s highest mountain.  This full-day tour begins in Geneva with a drive across the French border through the glacier-fed Arve Valley. At Chamonix you’ll marvel at the splendid backdrop of the massive peaks of the Aiguilles Rouges. You’ll take the cable car up to Aiguille du Midi, which was the world’s highest cable car ride when it was launched in 1955. Enjoy breathtaking panoramas of this Alpine wonderland, with views into France, Switzerland, and Italy. Lunch will be at your leisure. You will also have the chance to ride the astonishing Montenvers rack railway to the Mer de Glace glacier. The journey on this electric train covers 3 miles of beautiful mountainous scenery before arriving at the longest glacier i...

    the trip is just as described nothing more nothing less. it does not give you enough time for what could be done in Chamonix , the guides are good. the GetYourGuide recommend lunch place is a total flop. Chamomix and you both deserve more time and a group tour is not able to do justice to it.

  • From Geneva: Private Chamonix-Mont-Blanc Day Trip

    4. From Geneva: Private Chamonix-Mont-Blanc Day Trip

    On this private day trip, admire the world-famous mountain resort of Chamonix-Mont-Blanc, its towering peaks, glaciers, and picturesque alpine town. This is a once-in-a-lifetime trip to Mont Blanc, the highest mountain in the Alps. During your full-day tour, you will ride the Aiguille Du Midi cable car to enjoy a 360 degree viewpoint over the French, Swiss and Italian Alps. This is the highest point accessible by cable car in Europe. At the summit, there are a number of viewing terraces, a cafeteria and a souvenir shop. Then you will ride the Montenvers railway from Chamonix to Mer de Glace, France’s largest glacier. Visitors can descend into the ice cave that is sculpted into the glacier. Consider that this ticket does not include any ticket fairs with the cable car or the railway. At the foot of Mont Blanc, you will visit Chamonix town center to soak up the atmosphere of this alpine ...

  • 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 Sw...

  • Independent Chamonix-Mont Blanc Sightseeing Tour from Geneva

    6. Independent Chamonix-Mont Blanc Sightseeing Tour from Geneva

    A 75 minutes drive by motor-coach through the picturesque Arve Valley takes you from Geneva to Chamonix, one of the most famous mountain villages at the foot of the remarkable and majestic Mont-Blanc, the highest peak of Europe (4807 m./15.771 ft). The Chamonix Mont Blanc valley and neighbouring mountains are a wonderful natural resource. Discover the protected plant and animal life (Aiguilles Rouges Nature Reserve), and the amazing glaciers (Mer de Glace, Glacier des Bossons, glacier d'Argentière). From higher up, experience some of the world´s most stunning alpine views for real (Aiguille du Midi, Tramway du Mont Blanc or Grands Montets). 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 moutain village and Mont Blanc the highest mount of Europe. In the morning, ri...

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What people are saying about Mer de Glace

Overall rating

4.0 / 5

based on 42 reviews

the VIEWS were worth every penny

Our tourist guide was really funny at times but also kind of really grouchy. The lunch food was not the best.. now on to the positives: transportation was on time and smooth! Train ride and cable car was awesome! truly one of my favorite experiences in France. I highly suggest this.

Absolutley breathtaking, and even though the ice caves are quite a walk up and down make the effort walk slowly stop and rest along the way it is certainly worth the effort mother nature at her finest

I had really great time on Chamonix

Had a great experience with Chamonix Mont Blanc ,We gone cafe on top of mountain in cafe , Thats was really great time in my life

Out of this world experience

Excellent tour guide (Yolanda) and an amazing well organised day out. 100% recommended.

Just what expected

The guide was very helpful, direct and knowledgeable