Visit Chamonix on a day trip from Geneva and see one of the most famous mountain villages at the foot of the remarkable and majestic Mont-Blanc, the highest peak of Europe.
What to Expect
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, 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 Mattherhorn, the famous Swiss peak and icon of Switzerland – it’s even found on packages of delicious Toblerone chocolate.
Thanks to your early departure, you can be the first one on the peak to enjoy The unique adventure: "Step into the Void"! Breathtaking! A technological prowess with more than a thousand meters of emptyness beneath your feet inside this glass box. For lunch, enjoy the fine french cuisine. The 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 metres 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.
- Train to the glacier
- Cable car ride
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