Day trips & excursions

Chamonix Mont Blanc gold tour with cable car and train to Mer de Glace

Availability: Everyday
Duration: 10 hours
Language: English , French
Mobile voucher accepted
Do this because
  • Visit the picturesque mountain resort of Chamonix
  • See the majestic Mont-Blanc
  • Ride a cable car to the Aiguille du midi
  • Travel to Mer de Glace on a red cog train
What to expect

Explore the stunning alpine scenery of Chamonix, in the French Alps. During a 90 minutes’ drive, be impressed with an amazing view on the white motorway, a valley surrounding by The Alps. Chamonix is a picturesque town and home to the most famous mountain resort in France; from everywhere in the city if you look at the sky …you will see It – The roof of Europe – The Majestic Mont-Blanc.

Enjoy a bus ride to the third natural mountain spot most visited in the world. Take a breath of fresh air and stroll on the little streets full of charm. Chamonix hosted the first Winter Olympics in 1924 and has re-emerged as the capital of all mountain skiing. This busy little town is a popular place for day trippers, you will find lots of boutiques selling local produce such as cheese, meats as well as fresh Savoie honey and also famous brands of mountain clothes, equipment. Chamonix Mont Blanc has been at the sharp end of Alpine adventure since 1760, when a Genevois scientist offered a prize for the first ascent of the highest Alp.

On your day trip you have the opportunity to do various activities selecting the following options: - Cable car Aiguille du Midi or Brévent : Ride up the cable car and discover a spectacular panoramic view of the Chamonix Valley and the French, Swiss and Italian Alps at 3842m ! 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.

If it’s open, you can try the unique adventure: "Step into the Void" BREATHTAKING! A glass room built around a metal frame. Three glass walls, floor and ceiling panels, allow visitors to control their vertigo and experience 1035 meters of space under their feet! Enjoy free time at the top and snap unforgettable pictures of the amazing landscape.

Take a break and enjoy a lunch in the center of Chamonix, including a choice of salads and soups as a buffet. As main course you can choose between chicken, fish or veggie and the chef will surprise you with the dessert of the day.

Mer de Glace (mountain train to the largest glacier of France): Board the charming red cog railway up to Montenvers, you’ll enjoy fabulous views of Mer de Glace. This magnificent glacier is 4 miles (7km) 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 climate change of our era. You get free time on the top, you guide will be waiting in the station. It offers several visits including the crystal gallery or the Glaciorium, a new space entirely dedicated to the glaciers from their birth, to present and to the future. Depending on the period, it is also possible to visit the ice caves carved into the Glacier.

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What's included
  • Bus ride
  • Guide
  • Cable car
  • Mountain train to the ‘’Mer de Glace’’
  • Lunch
What's not included
  • Gratuities (optional)
Reduced price
  • Children aged (4-12): reduced
  • Infants aged (0-3): reduced

Place Dorcière, 1201 Genève, Switzerland

Meeting point:

Meet your tour at the Geneva Bus Station, next to the Key Tours sign.

What to remember
  • Important information: You must bring a current valid passport, as you will cross the Franco-Swiss border. Visa whenever applicable
  • Note that copies of your passport (Visa whenever applicable) are not accepted
  • Please arrive 15 minutes prior to the scheduled departure time at the meeting point
  • Children under 3 years of age are not allowed in the cable car
  • Tour operates under any weather conditions, but supplier cannot guarantee the functionality of the cable car and the train
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  • Tour operates daily at 8.30am
  • Please arrive at the meeting point at least 15 minutes prior to tours departure
  • Tours are not available on 25 December and 1 January
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Keytours SA
Booking fee
Good news! No extra fees are applied to this booking.
Cancellation policy
Receive a 100 % refund if you cancel up to 2 days before the activity begins.

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