Needle-sharp peaks soaring above flower-filled meadows. Storybook villages, forested foothills, pure blue lakes and welcoming rifugi. A pleasing mélange of rustic and chic. And majestic Mont Blanc, towering above it all. Join us to experience mountain life from two perspectives: français and italiano. Doubly sublime.
1 Meander in glamorous Megève, tucked in the Mont Blanc foothills | Once a simple farming village, Megève now brims with luxury boutiques and is a delight to explore on foot | Journey up a mountain trail for a hike that offers lovely views of the town from above | Savor a lunch of regional specialties, including homemade cheeses, at a high-mountain farm.
2-3 Hop aboard a historic cog wheel train from St-Gervais | Jaw-dropping vistas of majestic Mont Blanc steal the show | At Aiguille du Midi, amble to the Signal de Forbes viewpoint and gaze down over the Alps' second-largest glacier, the Mer de Glace (the Sea of Ice) | After a balcony hike along a stunning ridge trail to Montenvers, relax over a traditional mountain lunch | Take in spectacular views of Mont Blanc while hiking to the famed mountaineering town of Chamonix | Learn about the area's fascinating history from a local alpinist after a dinner of hearty highland fare.
4-6 Let's go to Italy, or shall we say, andiamo in Italia! | Walk with expert haute montagne guides across the Glacier du Géant and enjoy a picnic lunch at 11,000 feet | Discover the Italian mountain town of Courmayeur and enjoy a festive feast of regional specialties | Sip a delicious cappuccino before exploring the gorgeous Val Ferret on the Italian side of Monte Bianco | Follow a portion of the Tour du Mont Blanc trail | Marvel at peaks that seem to stretch forever above the valley and beautiful river below.