Chamonix and Mont Blanc

April 28, 2016
Chamonix and Mont Blanc

Following a drop-off at the base of the Aiguille du Midi — a rocky peak near Mont Blanc with year-round snow — take the 20-minute cable car journey to the summit with your guide.

Enjoy free time at the top to explore the terraces, and take in panoramic views over the Chamonix Valley and the peaks beyond. On a clear day, you may even see the Matterhorn, the Swiss mountain made famous on packages of Toblerone chocolate. There's also a café, where you can have a hot chocolate or enjoy a light snack (own expense).

Chamonix with Aiguille du Midi Cable Car

Take the cable car to the summit of the Aiguille du Midi with your guide and enjoy free time at the top to soak up the views. Afterward, meet your guide at a pre-arranged time and travel back down into the heart of Chamonix town center.

Browse the shops at your leisure, perhaps enjoy a refreshing drink on a sun-drenched terrace in town (own expense) and admire the many chocolate-box chalets and boutiques you find.

Chamonix with Cable Car and Mer de Glace

Hop aboard the cable car and travel to the summit of the Aiguille du Midi with your guide. Take in the panoramic mountain views during your free time at the peak, then return to resort level for lunch in a local café or restaurant at your leisure (own expense).

Meet your guide at the train station then board one of the charming red carriages of the scenic cog railway. Take the steep, picturesque journey up the mountainside to Montenvers and the Mer de Glace glacier, and listen as your knowledgeable guide points out the soaring summits of Les Drus, Les Grandes Jorasses and Les Grands Charmoz. Visit the ice caves and museums, then return via the cog railway to Chamonix and enjoy a little free time for shopping at your leisure (time permitting).

Full-Day Guided Tour with Lunch

Travel up by cable car to the summit of the Aiguille du Midi with your guide and enjoy free time at the summit to admire the views over the peaks beyond. Afterward, meet your guide at a pre-arranged time and head to a local restaurant in the village for a 3-course lunch.

After lunch, hop aboard the cog-wheel train and ascend the mountainside to Montenvers and the Mer de Glace glacier. Take in beautiful views over the mighty glacier, and explore the ice caves and museums at your leisure. Take the cog railway back down the mountainside to Chamonix and, if time allows, browse the shops and boutiques at your leisure.

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