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

4.3 / 5

64 reviews

Activity provider: Swisstours Transport

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

Activity provider: Swisstours Transport
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Discover Chamonix Village, a typical alpine village at the foot of the Mont Blanc! Enjoy a ride by cable car to the summit and in the afternoon board a mountain train to the Ice Sea.

About this activity

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Covid-19 precautions
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Duration 10 hours
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English
Wheelchair accessible

Experience

Highlights
  • Enjoy a cable car ride to the Alps
  • Ride the cogwheel mountain train to the glacier
  • Discover the French mountain village
  • Relax with the views of the French, Italian and Swiss Alps
Full description
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.
Includes
  • Transportation
  • Cable car
  • Train to the glacier
  • Bottled water
  • Maps and explanation of the city
  • Lunch
  • Guide
Not suitable for
  • Pregnant women
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask

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Meeting point

Supplier's office, 8 rue François Bonivard 101 Genève

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Important information

What to bring

  • Passport
  • Comfortable clothes

Know before you go

  • Tour will take place every day regardless of weather conditions
  • Functionality of the cable car and train cannot be guaranteed
  • If any activities are not operating you will be offered an alternative option or a partial refund. Transport will not be refunded in such cases
  • A visit to the caves is not guaranteed even if the train is open; a partial refund will not be granted if the caves are closed
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.3 /5

based on 64 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    4.2/5
  • Transportation
    4.5/5
  • Value for money
    3.9/5
  • Safety
    4.7/5

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Great tour - the site doesn’t really give it justice. On a clear day Chamonix and Mont Blanc were stunning. Make sure you check the weather forecast before booking the tour! Nils our guide was passionate about Switzerland, friendly, answered all questions and was very clear about meeting times etc. he speaks multiple languages too. It’s a big day. I would recommend this tour if your not familiar with getting to and from Chamonix on your own or how to navigate the other transport options while there (eg cable car and train)

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June 27, 2022

Smooth and air conditioned coach bus ride from Geneva was pleasant (~1.25 hours). Our guide pointed out landmarks and reviewed relevant historical facts. You should definitely book both the cable car and train ride to get the most out of your experience. Both are amazing! People in the group were a bit confused about the guide situation, but essentially the guide helps you get to the cable car and train on time and you go as a group but once you get in you walk around and explore on your own.

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June 20, 2022

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.

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June 7, 2022

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