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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.

From Milan: Bernina Train and St. Moritz Day Trip

2. From Milan: Bernina Train and St. Moritz Day Trip

Head out on an amazing excursion through the spectacular landscapes of Swiss Alps onboard the panoramic Bernina Red Train. On the highest railways across the Alps, the Bernina Red Train climbs up to glistening glaciers up to 2256 meters above sea level. Capture amazing photos of the incredible landscapes you pass. Hop onto a bus and head to the small border town of Tirano in Valtellina region. Then, after a 2.5–hour breathtaking train ride, reach the luxury resort of St. Moritz. Take the chance to stroll around the area, or explore the shops during your stop. 

Geneva: Open-Top Sightseeing Bus Tour

3. Geneva: Open-Top Sightseeing Bus Tour

Get to know the city of Geneva on an open-top bus tour. See the stunning Lake Geneva and the famous flower clock in Jardin Anglais park. Stop at the United Nations to snap some photos.  Board your bus and take a seat to enjoy a bus tour through Geneva. During your ride understand the city's international importance as you go to the buildings dedicated to organizations that work for the betterment of safety and equality in the world.  See the United Nations offices and make a photo stop to capture what makes Geneva the capital of peace. Afterward, head to the left bank and see Lake Geneva with its striking water fountain. Make your way to Jardin Anglais park and see the colorful flower clock.   Drive by Parc de La Grange with its gorgeous gardens and visit Parc des Eaux-Vives with its historic mansion before concluding your tour. 

From Vevey: 2-Hour Riviera Cruise

4. From Vevey: 2-Hour Riviera Cruise

Depart from the pier in Vevey on a historic paddle steamer. Sail along Lake Geneva towards the city of Montreux and see the famous Chillon Castle. The castle is the most visited historic monument in Switzerland. Enjoy the scenic beauty of the Swiss and French Alps as you cruise along the lake. Sail by the towns of Villeneuve, Le Bouveret, and St Gingolph. On the way back to Vevey, admire the views of the famous Lavaux vineyards on the shore.

Zurich: Black Forest, Titisee, and Rhine Falls Bus Day Trip

5. Zurich: Black Forest, Titisee, and Rhine Falls Bus Day Trip

Travel to Northern Switzerland and the Black Forest on this day trip in a climate-controlled bus from Zurich. Have some free time to explore the charming town of Titisee and capture pictures of the most powerful waterfall in Europe at Rhine Falls.  Enjoy pickup from an area next to the centrally-located Zurich HB train station. Board a spacious bus and relax while taking in views of the sparkling waters of Lake Schluchsee on the way to the town of Titisee.  Listen to a short introduction on how the locals get the popular cuckoo clocks to sing at the Drubba watch showroom. Spend some time exploring the town at your own pace where you can purchase a boat ride on the lake or buy a delicious slice of Black Forest cake which is made with cherry brandy. Hop back aboard the bus for a drive through impressive spruce forests and the town of Lenzkirch. Arrive at the Rhine Falls to admire this stunning waterfall that is 150-meters wide. Have some free time where you can purchase a boat cruise before returning to the Zurich HB train station.

Zurich: eTukTuk City Tour

6. Zurich: eTukTuk City Tour

Discover Zurich's highlights on this city round trip with a TukTuk. Listen to the commentary about the sights, the locals and life in the city. Start at the main station and enjoy a journey through the unique city of Zurich. Pass the Swiss National Museum, drive through Zurich's university district where Albert Einstein studied and eventually reach the stunning old town. Let your driver take you past the Kunsthaus with its incredible collection of the artworks of Augusto Giacometti before reaching the Seefeld Quartier with the opera and the Sechseläutenplatz. Explore the business and shopping district and dive into the nightlife of Zurich in the vibrant district 5.

Geneva Highlights Self-Guided Scavenger Hunt and City Tour

7. Geneva Highlights Self-Guided Scavenger Hunt and City Tour

Test your detective skills and learn interesting facts about Geneva on this self-guided scavenger hunt and walking tour. Go at your own pace as you discover sights such as Notre Dame, St. Pierre Cathedral, Musée d’Art et d’Histoire, and more. After your purchase, simply login into the mobile app to begin in your hunt (instructions received via email after booking). Starting at Notre Dame, you'll need to use your logic, imagination, and observation skills to solve your first riddle. As you continue to explore, you'll visit 10 of Geneva's biggest attractions and each of these stops holds a puzzle for you to solve. You can pause your game at any time and continue later, so you can enjoy a coffee break or visit a museum along the way. Start your tour from the Basilica of Notre-Dame, in the center of Geneva! Visit the Brunswick Monument with its unique architecture and explore the National Monument with its wonderful symbolism. Take a photo of St Peter's Cathedral and let yourself get lost in the exhibits of the Museum of Art and History. Learn about the history of a symbol of Swiss history, Franz Liszt. Even the famous Wall of the Reformers will fill the memory of your mobile phone. Admire Place de Neuve with its imposing statue. Geneva's Opera House will enchant you with its excellent acoustics, while Victoria Hall will be the icing on the cake of this unique tour.

From Zurich: Private Trip to Liechtenstein and Heidiland

8. From Zurich: Private Trip to Liechtenstein and Heidiland

Escape from reality for the day and immerse yourself in the fairytale-like landscapes of Liechtenstein and Heidiland. After getting picked up from your hotel in Zurich, sit back and relax as you travel to the medieval Rapperswil Castle, where you can admire 600 rose varieties in Rapperswil Rose Garden. Later, proceed to Vaduz in Liechtenstein, where you can witness the magnificent Vaduz Castle, as well as the Cathedral of St. Florin, Government House, and the City Hall. At the Vaduz Tourism Office, get the change to stamp your passport with a Liechtenstein stamp for CHF 3.00. Next, you may choose to visit Gutenberg Castle, located in the town of Balzers, where you can admire panoramic views of the town below. Afterward, continue to Swiss Heidiland, which gets its name from Johanna Spyri’s world-famous Heidi story. Spend some time admiring the picturesque village. Follow the Heidi Path to discover all of the locations described in Spyri's book and even pay a visit to the authentic Heidi house. At the end of the day, get dropped off back at your hotel in Zurich.

The Total Swiss Experience: Lucerne Boat & Walking Tour

9. The Total Swiss Experience: Lucerne Boat & Walking Tour

Lucerne offers wonderful photographic images wherever you look. During this private tour with a professional travel photographer you will: take in its picturesque lake set against an impressive mountain backdrop and among architectural gems and centuries-old sights such as the most-photographed subject in Switzerland, the Chapel Bridge. Explore the charm of Lucerne’s old bridges, towers and streets. Photograph the spectacular panorama of the city from the water. Stroll along the beautiful old town and enjoy the most exquisite vistas of the Swiss Alps. Just the perfect Swiss Adventure. The stunning landscape makes Lucerne a charming place to visit all year long. During this tour you will also take a 1-hour boat ride around Lake Lucerne.

Lausanne: Photogenic City Tour

10. Lausanne: Photogenic City Tour

Join your guide on a city walk to experience the city from an insider’s point of view. Throughout this tour you will also have the chance to take stunning pictures of the town as you travel. Your walk will take you from the cathedral to the Sauvabelin Tower. While using your camera to capture the beauty of Lausanne, you will come across local spots and hidden gems that a typical tourist tour won’t show you. Discover an alternative side of Lausanne, full of history and unique beauty. Throughout this experience you will enjoy the city at a suitable time to enjoy the best light possible for pictures. A tour highlight will be as you take in the beauty of the town from the Sauvabelin Tower.

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based on 4 reviews

I absolutely enjoyed the trip - we took both the cable car and mountain train options. The guide, Caroline, was very friendly and we had a smooth 1-hour bus ride to Chamonix from Geneva. Aguille-du-Midi was certainly the shining star of the trip. The views were breathtaking and worth the money and effort! The ride up Mer de Glace was good too, sadly there isn't much of the glacier left but the area is serene and good for winding down and some quiet time. The village of Chamonix also has some cute cafes and shops. Overall, a great experience.

Had a very special day. You get the chance to see the mont blanc very well and the beautiful glacier!! Please note that the entrance ticket is not included in the €113 day trip. The full pack is definitely recommended, because the highlights of the trip are the view after the cable car and the train journey to the glacier. The Glassbox is not really worth waiting an hour for it. If there is no row, do it, otherwise no need.

Our guide gave us lots of inside information about restaurants, shopping & getting around, in addition to the history, culture, etc - he was great!!

Chamonix was beautiful, and the ride up the mountain gave incredible views!

Great trip, amazing views on the train couldn’t recommend highly enough