Geneva: Chamonix - Mont-Blanc
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|Tour name||Geneva: Chamonix - Mont-Blanc|
|Opening||Daily throughout the year except the 25th December and 1st January|
|Description||At only 90 minutes away from Geneva! Take a coach and go directly to Chamonix. Enjoy the Chamonix little streets full of charm and admire the Mont Blanc, the highest peak in Europe. Admire all the beautiful mountains that surround you! Cham' is a destination popular the world over. In the streets of this high-mountain town you'll hear languages from every corner of the globe. But the people who come to this 'summit meeting' share the same way of thinking, the same love for mountaineering, its legends and its ethics.
When you're out shopping in the town centre, wherever you are look up and you'll see 'it' there… 4,810 metres (15,781 ft) of rock, snow, ice and dreams of things to come
|Duration of circuit||5h30 or 10h|
|Departure||Departure 8:00am Airport area or hotel
Departure 8:30am Geneva Bus Terminal (Place Dorcière)
|Return point||Return at 2:15 pm or 6:30 pm Geneva Bus Terminal (Place Dorcière)|
|Guided tours||With professional tour guide|
|Important||You will cross the French-Swiss border, passport mandatory|
|Children information||It is not allowed for children under 2 years old to ascend the cable car to the Aiguille du Midi
Children from 0 to 3 years, free of charge (Aiguille du Midi Cable-car not recommanded)
Children from 4 to 12 years old, child's fare
|Included||Transportation by bus, French and English speaking guide|
|Excluded||Lunch, Cable car to the Aiguille du Midi, Train to Mer de Glace|
|Complementary information||AIGUILLE DU MIDI
This rocky 3842 m./12,604 ft. peak close to the Mont Blanc is reached in 20 minutes by a two-stage cablecar. The summit offers unique panoramic views of the Chamonix Valley and major peaks of the French, Swiss and Italian Alps.
The fantastic universe of the high mountains !
The most famous cable-car in the world will take you, after a dizzying aerial voyage, as far as the Aiguille du Midi (3842 metres). This high-mountain site, equipped for your comfort and safety, offers you a unique 360° panorama, taking in the majestic Mont-Blanc as well as the whole of its massif.
Perhaps you will be lucky enough to see mountaineers linked by ropes trying to conquer one of these prestigious summits.
The Aiguille du Midi comprises 4 sites :
The Piton Nord on which you arrive : arrival and departure station, cafeteria, souvenir shop, terrace for looking at Chamonix from above.
The Piton Central with the Mont-Blanc gallery, the lift and the terrace at the summit (3842 metres). (Access to the lift is not included in the price of the return ticket)
The Mont-Blanc terrace, the finest view of Mont-Blanc. Not to be missed !
In winter, access to the Vallée Blanche is via the ice tunnel, Vallée Blanche exit.
In summer, access to Helbronner Italy (Mont-Blanc panoramic cable-car), is via the Rebuffat footbridge.
MER DE GLACE
A confortable electric rack-railway conveys passengers from Chamonix to Nontenvers ( 1913m / 6276 ft) a vantage point wih fine views of the Mer de Glace. This magnificent glacier is 7 km/ 4 miles long and averages 1200m / 3/4-mile in width.
The Montenvers train - La Mer de Glace (Ice Sea)
This charming little red train has been ferrying travellers up to the Montenvers site and the world famous Mer de Glace glacier since 1908.
Surrounded by prestigious summits, les Drus (3754 m), les Grandes Jorasses (4205 m) and les Grands Charmoz (3842 m), the Montenvers site offers numerous exhibitions to enable everyone to know more about the life of the largest French glacier (7 km long !) and about nature in the Alps.
Discovering the site
A panorama and access to the Mer de Glace.
A grotto cut in the heart of the ice.
The crystals gallery cut in the rock.
The Musée de la Faune Alpine.
The theme trails, to learn about nature.
|Organisation by||Keytours S.A.
8 rue Francois Bonivard
1211 Genève 1
Tél. +41 (22) 731 41 40 - Fax +41 (22) 732 27 07
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