Take a day trip to Chamonix and Annecy, and discover the beauty of the mountain towns in the summer months. After a visit to Chamonix to see the towering Mont Blanc massif, you’ll spend an afternoon in the lakeside town of Annecy. If you want to see more of the mountains, then upgrade to include a round-trip ride on the Aiguille du Midi cable car in Chamonix. You'll be rewarded with 360-degree views of the Swiss, French, and Italian Alps.
Summer day trip to Chamonix and Annecy from Geneva
Visit Chamonix in the morning, and explore its pedestrianised center
Spend an afternoon in the quaint lake town of Annecy
Upgrade to ride high into the mountains by cable car
Visit Step into the Void, and soak up the alpine panoramas
Enjoy a hassle-free day out with prebooked transport
Bus ride to Chamonix and Annecy
Driver Guide for Chamonix
Audio guide to Annecy in the afternoon
cable car (if option selected)
Food and Drinks
Hotel Pick-up and Drop Off
Meeting And Pickup
Geneva Bus Station
1201 Geneva, Switzerland
Place Dorcière 1201 Geneva
This activity ends back at the meeting point.
What To Expect
Head to the Geneva bus station at Place Dorcière to board your bus at 8:30am, and relax on the journey to Chamonix.
Set on the side of Mont Blanc, Chamonix is a ski resort that retains its charms long after the snow has melted. While it’s busy in the winter, the resort remains vibrant through the summer months with excellent restaurants and a pedestrianised center with cobbled streets that beg to be explored.
Enjoy free time in Chamonix to explore on your own, or upgrade to include a ride on the Aiguille du Midi cable car. The ride lends itself to sweeping views of the French, Italian, and Swiss Alps, and you can even see the Matterhorn on clear days. If it’s open, visit the Step into the Void attraction, and peer down from a jittering height of 12,605 feet (3,842 meters).
In the afternoon, return to your bus for the journey to Annecy, the much-loved lakeside town that’s often called the “Venice of the Alps.” Listen to audio commentary as you travel, then make the most of some free time to explore the lake and Annecy Old Town. Perhaps visit Château d’Annecy, or browse the museums, markets, and artisan shops. Entrance fees are at your own expense.
Visit the most popular french ski resort of France. In the morning, drive directly to Chamonix: a picturesque alpine town dominated by the Alps mountains and glaciers rising majestically upwards to Mont-Blanc, the highest mountain of Europe. A 90-minute drive by bus through the picturesque Arve Valley takes you from Geneva to Chamonix. Enjoy the famous village of Chamonix with its little streets full of charm and admire the Alps.
With Chamonix being renowned as the world capital of alpinism, freeride skiing, ice climbing and ultra-trail running, this busy little town is a popular place for day trippers. A good place for shopping, designer brand,fashionable mountain brand or trendy surf wear settled in Chamonix. Lots of boutiques are selling local product as cheese, meats or fresh savoie honey
2 hours • Admission Ticket Free
Aiguille du Midi
Ride with the famous cable car if option selected . Cable car: ride up the cable car and discover a spectacular panoramic view of the Chamonix Valley and the French, Swiss and Italian Alps! On a clear day, you may even see Mattherhorn, the famous Swiss peak and icon of Switzerland – it’s even found on packages of delicious Toblerone chocolate.
If it’s open, you can try the unique adventure: "Step into the Void" BREATHTAKING!
2 hours • Admission Ticket Not Included
Confirmation will be received at time of booking
Passport in necessary
Child under 3 are not allowed to ride the cable car
Not wheelchair accessible
Near public transportation
Infant seats available
You will return to Geneva before going to Annecy
Most travelers can participate
cable car not recommanded for pregnant problem or travelers with heart problem
This tour/activity will have a maximum of 48 travelers
You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.
For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
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These tours would be great done...
Bryan, Jul 2017
These tours would be great done separately but together there is not enough time at each. Main issue was having to go back to Geneva after visiting Chamonix, waiting on another bus, and then traveling from Geneva to Annecy. Ate up a lot of time just traveling. Would have been much better if they transported you directly from Chamonix to Annecy. Annecy is beautiful and highly recommended.