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Mont Blanc and Mer de Glace from Geneva

Live and breathe the majesty of the great outdoors in one of the most dramatic landscapes on Earth: the awesome Alps. This tour takes you first to the foot of Mont Blanc, which looms ominously in all its breathtaking splendour, and then to discover the unforgettable Mer de Glace. If you are looking for an excuse to escape the city and lose yourself in the contemplation of nature, this is your chance. Leave Geneva far behind you with a relaxing drive across the border that separates Switzerland and France. Glide through the picturesque Valley of Arve and wind up in Chamonix, at the foot of Mont Blanc. Here you can admire the highest peak in the Alps and, for that matter, in all of Western Europe. Its hulking 4,800 metres are sure to leave a lasting impression. Head back down to Chamonix for a hearty lunch. Then, once you have quenched your appetite, hop onto the charming red train cars of the scenic rack railway that trundles along to Montenvers. This rickety but sturdy railway was been transporting passengers through the mountains since 1908. Once in Montenvers, enjoy the best vantage point over the Mer de Glace. This splendorous glacier is an incredible seven kilometres long and averages about a kilometre in width. Around it are the summits of Les Drus, Les Grandes Jorasses and Les Grands Charmoz. This is the perfect place to contemplate and learn all about the glacier and the Alps. Live and breathe the majesty of the great outdoors in one of the most dramatic landscapes on Earth: the awesome Alps. This tour takes you first to the foot of Mont Blanc, which looms ominously in all its breathtaking splendour, and then to discover the unforgettable Mer de Glace. If you are looking for an excuse to escape the city and lose yourself in the contemplation of nature, this is your chan Meeting/pick-up point: Bus Terminal (Place Dorcière). Duration: Nine to 10 hours. Start/opening time: The tour operates daily all the year (except 25/12 and 01/01) and departs at 8.30am. Languages: French and English (min 8 pax).