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Excursion to Chamonix and Mer de Glace Glacier
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Spend a day exploring the alpine beauty of Chamonix and its surroundings. Catch a cable car to the top of a nearby peak, "Aiguille du Midi", and gaze across a mountain range straddling France, Switzerland, and Italy. Hop aboard the red mountain train to reach France's largest glacier and explore an ice grotto carved into the icy surface.
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From $192.88 each  Adults (12 & older) *
From $125.22 each  Children (4 to 11) *
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From $233.27 each  Adults (12 & older) *
From $145.42 each  Children (4 to 11) *
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Cross over from Switzerland to France as you head to Chamonix, nestled in a leafy valley at the foot of Europe's highest peak, the Mont Blanc. Let yourself be dazzled by the snow-capped mountains, soaring peaks, and thick fir trees as your tour climbs higher to reach the picturesque village.

From Chamonix, take the cable car to the top of "Aiguille du Midi", a peak soaring 3842 metres (12,600 feet) into the crisp mountain air. Enjoy spectacular views over a mountain range characterized by pinnacles, needles, enclosed valleys, and long glaciers. Choose the lunch option, and savour a hearty three-course meal in the heart of Chamonix. Or, use the time to explore the village at your own pace. End your day by taking the Montenvers train to "Mer de Glace", a breathtaking glacier stretching for 7 kilometres.

Inclusions :
  • Guided tour to Chamonix, Aiguille du Midi peak, and Mer de Glace glacier
  • Roundtrip transportation
  • Cable car ride to Aiguille du Midi
  • Train ride to Mer de Glace
  • Lunch option only: Three-course lunch
  • Commentary available in French and English

9 1/2 hours


Departure time and location:
8:30 AM, at the Geneva bus station

Return time and location:
6:05 PM; same as departure location

You must bring a valid passport, with necessary visas as applicable, as this tour crosses the French–Swiss border. The opening dates of the ice caves depend on weather conditions; typically, they are open between mid-December and mid-September. The Montenvers railway closes for maintenance for one month a year; typically it is closed mid-November to mid-December, but this may vary. In the event of any of the attractions being unavailable due to closures, you will be offered an alternative activity. Commentary is available in French and English only. This tour is not recommended for children under the age of 2.

Redemption instructions

After booking your activities or services—3 easy steps
1. Print
your voucher; locate the voucher in your travel confirmation e-mail or in the My Trips/My Itineraries link on the site.
2. Take all vouchers with you.
3. Follow the instructions on your voucher; you must exchange one voucher per person.

How to exchange your voucher(s)
Please bring your voucher(s) to the redemption location listed on your printed voucher(s) on the day of your tour.
Terms and conditions

Cancellations and Changes: This Activity can be changed or cancelled without penalty at any time prior to two days before the scheduled start of your trip. The scheduled start of your trip is defined as your hotel check-in date, your departure date of the originating flight, or the date of the Activity if the Activity was booked without a flight or a hotel.