French & Italian Alps Family Walking & Hiking Tour - Older Teens & 20s
Geneva to Mont Blanc & Chamonix
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Needle-sharp peaks soaring above flower-filled meadows. Bustling storybook villages, forested foothills, imposing glaciers and welcoming rifugi. A pleasing mélange of rustic and chic. And majestic Mont Blanc, towering above it all. Bring your family and join us to experience mountain life from two perspectives: français and italiano. Doubly sublime.
- Stroll through the streets and among the boutiques of Chamonix and glamorous Megève, tucked in the Mont Blanc foothills
- Hike with expert haute montagne guides on a glacier and take in alpine views of Aiguille du Midi and the Mer de Glace
- Journey to the Italian side of Mont Blanc and say buongiorno to Monte Bianco, above beautiful Val Ferret
- Savor glorious views during high-altitude randonnées (hikes) from forested valleys to dazzling meadows thick with wildflowers
Day 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.
Days 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.
Days 4-6 Let's go to Italy, or shall we say, andiamo in Italia! | Walk with expert high mountain guides across the Dente del Gigante (Giant's Tooth) and enjoy a picnic lunch at 11,000 feet | Discover the Italian mountain town of Courmayeur and enjoy a festive meal 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.
The earlier you book, the more choice you'll have and the lower your price. And you can always change your mind — you won't be charged to transfer to a different trip before your final payment is due. View cancellation policy.
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2019 Private Trip Pricing
- 10 or more guests Guests: from $4,799 pp dbl occ
- 8-9 Guests: from $5,499 pp dbl occ
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