Experience the appeal of the European Alps on a full-day trip to Courmayeur and Mont Blanc, the highest mountain in Europe, from Milan. With your guide, travel to Courmayeur, a picturesque Alpine town, and ascend to the Helbronner peak (3466 mt) in the amazing Monte Bianco Skyway cable car. Capture sweeping views of the Italian, Swiss, and French Alps on camera, visit the marvelous exhibit of Crystals and the Botanical garden at Le Pavillon.
After leaving Milan early in the morning on an air-conditioned coach, you will reach the Alpine town of Courmayeur.
You can ride up the Monte Bianco Skyway cable car to discover spectacular panoramic views of the Valle d’Aosta and the French, Swiss and Italian Alps. On a clear day, you may even see Matterhorn, considered to be the icon of Switzerland and shared with Italy.
The first stop on the way up is at Mont-Frety Pavillion. Here you can visit the “Botanic Garden Saussurea”, one of the highest in Europe which offers a rich variety of incredible, rare, and beautiful alpine plants from worldwide mountain areas. You can also enjoy a typical lunch (not included) at the restaurant Bellevue, the local dishes retrace the Aosta Valley tradition with polenta and meat but international cuisine is also available. Whilst up at the pavilion, you visit the Cave Mont Blanc and the experimental high altitude winery.
In the afternoon, you will take the last leg of the skyway to reach the Helbronner peak. Here you can enjoy free time at the top to soak up the views, and from its height of 3,466 meters, the terraces of the Helbronner peak offer a 360° view of all the Italian, Swiss, and French Alps. After you are full of fresh alpine air and loaded with pictures, you can regroup with your guide and travel back down into the heart of the Courmayeur town center. Once arrived there, you can browse the shops at your leisure, enjoy a refreshing drink on a sun-drenched terrace (own expense), or admire the many chocolate-box chalets and boutiques you find.
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Our Pick-up service takes place in the center of Milan. The bus takes approximately one hour to Pick up all of the passengers, subject to traffic conditions and the number of passengers booked for that particular tour.
For this reason, pick-up times are shown as an interval “Starting from 6:00” means that we will pick up you at your hotel at 6:00 or later in order to be in time for the beginning of the tour.
This is a particular trip, therefore it is not suitable for: pregnant women; people with back problems; people with claustrophobia; people with heart conditions.
Times subjected to organization and/or traffic issues. In any case, you will be kept informed of any changes.
Excellent guide and drivers. The views are breathtaking
Couldn’t have asked more! Perfect weather and organisation