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From Geneva: Guided Day Trip to Chamonix and Mont-Blanc

1. From Geneva: Guided Day Trip to Chamonix and Mont-Blanc

Visit the site of the first Winter Olympics. In Chamonix, experience majestic scenery on a drive through the Arve Valley and from the 12,605-foot viewing platform on Europe’s highest mountain. This day tour begins in Geneva with a drive across the French border through the glacier-fed Arve Valley. At Chamonix, marvel at the splendid backdrop of the massive peaks of the Aiguilles Rouges. You’ll take the cable car up to Aiguille du Midi, which was the world’s highest cable car ride when it was launched in 1955. Enjoy breathtaking panoramas of this Alpine wonderland, with views into France, Switzerland, and Italy. Lunch will be at your leisure. You will also have the chance to ride the astonishing Montenvers rack railway to the Mer de Glace glacier. The journey on this electric train covers 3 miles of beautiful mountainous scenery before arriving at the longest glacier in France. Spend the day as you please. Wander by foot to discover the town’s many delights, such as Parc Loisir, Musée Alpin, Lac Gaillands or Atelier Les Racines. Chamonix is the world capital for outdoor activities: mountaineering, alpinism, hiking, climbing, mountain biking, paragliding, trail running, and skiing.

Full-Day Trip to Riviera Col du Pillon & Glacier 3000

2. Full-Day Trip to Riviera Col du Pillon & Glacier 3000

Discover the picturesque area of Les Diablerets (little devils) in the heart of the Alps Vaudoises at Col du Pillon. Made up of chalets, this village has an amazingly preserved heritage. Don't miss the majestic 3000–meter high glacier. Dominate the snowy peaks and take on the Peak Walk, the world's first suspension bridge connecting two peaks. At 108 meters long, discover more than 24 peaks over 4000 meters on the walkway. Take advantage of the fun park where sleds are waiting for you. In summer, try a descent in the Alpine Coaster, Europe's highest tracked toboggan run.  If you prefer to stay in the village of Diablerets, take a stroll along the river and explore the beautiful landscape. Around 3:00 PM, head back to the bus to return to Montreux, and enjoy some free time to explore this artistic city before returning to Geneva.

From Geneva: Annecy Half-Day Trip

3. From Geneva: Annecy Half-Day Trip

Annecy, located just 45-minutes from Geneva, is a town that has been awarded France’s prestigious Art and History designation. When you arrive in Annecy you’ll have a guided orientation walk and then plenty of free time to explore Annecy on your own. Please note that if you select the afternoon tour, then this will be self-guided.  As you walk through the streets of this charming town on the River Thiou you’ll come across numerous food and flea markets and historic monuments and landmarks. Browse the shops and stop to try a traditional dish at one of the many restaurants or cafés.

Gruyère Day Trip - Cheese & Chocolate Factory Tour

4. Gruyère Day Trip - Cheese & Chocolate Factory Tour

Chocolate Factory - Maison de Cailler Dive into the wonderful world of Cailler chocolate with your every sense. Your eyes discover mysterious ancient Aztec cocoa rituals. Your ears hear fascinating accounts of the first ever chocolate recipe in Switzerland. Your hands feel roasted cocoa beans and your nose wants to follow the aroma of freshly made chocolate. After the tour you will be left alone in the tasting room to try as much chocolate as you like. Gruyère Old Town At the foot of the Pre-Alps, you will be enchanted by the charm and picturesque architecture of the medieval town of Gruyère’s. The town has given its name to the area and to its delicious cheese. Come and explore a little town that’s been unaffected by the passage of time. Visit the impressive medieval castle and delight in the town’s wonderful gastronomy.  La Maison du Gruyère Cheese Factory Snuggling near the mountain pastures at the foot of Gruyère’s Castle, La Maison du Gruyère invites you to discover Le Gruyère AOP. The Maison du Gruyère takes you into the heart of the senses with an exhibition on fragrances and tastes. You will discover the secrets of cheese-making according to ancestral tradition. Panoramic Stop on Wine Terrace Lavaux is internationally famous as a terraced wine- growing region on the shores of Lake Geneva. Part of the Lavaux (bas-Lavaux) has been recognised since 2007 as a world heritage site by UNESCO. Stop here for some truly mesmerizing panoramic views.

From Geneva: Swiss Riviera Tour

5. From Geneva: Swiss Riviera Tour

This tour will give you the chance to enjoy the beauty of the Swiss Riviera at Lake Geneva (or Leman, as it is also known), while giving you the option to tailor the trip to your needs and interests.  Starting from Geneva, you will board a comfortable coach and drive through the Vaud countryside, passing Lausanne and stopping at Lavaux, a UNESCO World Heritage Site known for its exquisite wine production. During the spring and summer months, you will also have the chance to visit a vineyard there, where local wine will be served.  Leaving Lavaux, the next stop will be Vevey. Take an overall tour of the city, the Nestlé headquarters, the covered market, and have some free time for lunch. This is also where you will have the option to discover Chapin’s World — a site dedicated to Charlie Chaplin, the artist and man. Go on an extraordinary adventure across time and through the magical world of cinema. Prepare to be moved by one of the most surprising artists of the 20th century through the sets of his greatest films at a Hollywood-style studio. If you decide to add the option of a lake cruise to your tour, after your time in Vevey, you will be boarding an old steamer boat and embark on a journey that will lead you right to the Castle of Chillon. Located on the bank of Lake Geneva, the castle is one of the most visited historic places in Switzerland dating back to the 11th-century.  If you decided on the option that includes the castle, you will have a guided tour through the building, and in case you did not choose the cruise option, you will be taken to the castle directly by bus.  Afterwards, your last stop will be in Montreux, a glamorous tourist resort. Feel the atmosphere of all the great artists who have visited this place such as Aretha Franklin, Ella Fitzgerald, BB King, and Ray Charles. Wander through the streets full of fancy shops and landmarks of the famous jazz festival.

From Geneva: Jungfrau and Interlaken Day Trip

6. From Geneva: Jungfrau and Interlaken Day Trip

Depart from Geneva and begin your day trip to the Swiss Alps. At Interlaken, board the train from Lauterbrunnen that will bring you up to Europe’s highest station at Jungfraujoch. At an altitude of 3,454 meters (11,332 feet), enjoy spectacular views over the highest glacier on the continent.   When at the top, wander into the heart of the glacier as you walk through the ice tunnel and explore the “Alpine Sensation” - a 250-meter (820-foot) tunnel. Step onto a moving walkway that will transport you through an exhibition about the history of Jungfrau and the development of tourism in the Alps.   Venture out onto the Sphinx observation platform, that offers one of the best views of the surrounding mountain range. Spy some of the most famous peaks of Switzerland, such as Eiger and Mönch.   Once you are back at the feet of the mountains, enjoy some free time in Interlaken. Then board the bus that will take you back to your starting point, while marveling at the beautiful scenery along the way.

Geneva: United Nations Lake and Old Town E-Bike Tour

7. Geneva: United Nations Lake and Old Town E-Bike Tour

After meeting your guide, get accustomed to your E-Bike. Visit the Nations Square and head up hill with ease on your E-Bike to see the Japanese Bell, United Nations Museum and Red Cross Museum. Continue to the House of Swiss People and wizz downhill through the botanical gardens and Zoo. Head through the tunnel to the United Nations Lake and World Trade Organisation. Take a little tour of the Science Museum. Cruise around the lake to the island of Jean Jacques Rousseau. Visit the Sujet Dam and head on to the Reformation Wall. Enjoy these beautiful gardens of Geneva life and continue to the St Peter's Cathedral, Jet D'eau and English Gardens.

Gruyères, Cheese and Chocolate: Private Guided Tour

8. Gruyères, Cheese and Chocolate: Private Guided Tour

Meet your guide in the morning in the lobby of your hotel and begin your journey to the Swiss countryside. In this full-day tour, you will have the opportunity to experience a culinary adventure, as well as falling into the temptation of one of the best chocolates in the world. You will also taste the Swiss national cheese and wine: the most famous of Swiss delicacies.  Start with a chocolate tour at the Cailler factory, where you will understand the history of chocolate and how it is made. Enjoy an unlimited chocolate tasting at the end of the visit. At noon, you will reach the top of the Moléson mountain and have a tasting in a typical Swiss chalet, a friendly hand-making cheese factory. There you will try the famous Gruyères cheese and the “Vacherin Fribourgeois”, two cheeses mixed for the typical dish, Swiss fondue. In the afternoon, spend some free time strolling around the streets of the medieval village of Gruyères. Located on a hill, you can admire breathtaking landscapes. Breathe pure mountain air and hear cowbells in the pasture lands which surround the small village. Board the bus again to reach the famous city of Montreux or relax in a comfortable ride aboard the famous Golden Express train overlooking the magnificent Alps and enjoy the views over Leman lake (if option selected). Your last stop will be in the world heritage site of Lavaux, where you will appreciate a glass of Swiss wine while contemplating the stunning views. This vineyard’s region is a UNESCO classified area. When your tour finishes, your local guide will take you back to Geneva.

From Geneva: Schilthorn Day Trip and Bond World 007 Ticket

9. From Geneva: Schilthorn Day Trip and Bond World 007 Ticket

Start your day in Geneva and take a bus ride to the Bernese Oberland. Explore the heart of the Swiss Alps where the most famous peaks, such as Jungfrau, Mönch, and Eiger are located.   Follow in the footsteps of James Bond and board a cable car up to Schilthorn. Visit the interactive exhibition Bond World 007 and re-live the legendary scenes of the movie “At His Majesty's Secret Service”.   Then, get an adrenaline rush on the Skyline Walk, which overlooks a vertical wall. Take in the panoramic views, walk beside 200 cliffs on the footbridge and look down to the landscape under your feet.   Take a break at the rotating restaurant, Piz Gloria. Admire a 360-view from your table or the outdoor viewing platform.   When you come back down from the mountain, enjoy some free time in Interlaken. After exploring the village, you will return to the original meeting point in Geneva.

Private Trip From Geneva to Glacier 3000

10. Private Trip From Geneva to Glacier 3000

Due to its beneficial positioning, Geneva is the best place for exploring the surrounding snowy mountains. This tour offers you a fascinating excursion from Geneva to the remarkable Swiss summits. Your friendly driver-guide will meet you at your hotel or any preferable location for you in Geneva, and you will begin the trip. Passing by Lake Geneva, you arrive at the first point – Les Diablerets or the little devils, a charming village surrounded by mountains. From here the cable car Glacier 3000 will transfer you to the top of Les Diablerets in just 20 minutes. You will have a great view from 10.000 feet up of Matterhorn, Eiger and Mont Blanc, as their peaks shine brightly in the distance. Immerse yourself in the untouched surreal world of white that will make you feel as if you are standing “on top of the world”, where anything seems possible. You will have an opportunity of dining at one of the panoramic restaurants that offer a stunning view. Coming down from Les Diablerets, you have the option of visiting the town of Jazz Festivals - Montreux, situated on the banks of Lake Geneva. You will finish the day by returning to the starting point in Geneva full of bright memories.

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Overall rating

4.3 / 5

based on 577 reviews

Even though it was big group ( almost 70 people), Chris, the tour guide managed to do a good job. Comfortable transfer and clear instructions. A bit more of information about the places visited would have made the tour even better.

Amazing trip! Tour guide, Gabriel was super nice and very informative! City was quite lovely and I had plenty of time to explore!

Really enjoyed this experience. We fit so much into one day. It was worth it.

Babis our driver very professional good driver.. very helpful and abligong.

Bekim was wonderful and tour was just perfect. Thanks so much!!