Geneva & CERN
Set in idyllic surroundings alongside Lake Geneva and the Alps, Geneva has become one of the most popular European cities to visit in the recent years, thanks to the stunning science facilities at CERN. Geneva also boasts an array of other Science, Technology and Geography-related visits and so will provide your group with an unforgettable educational experience that really will bring your classroom teaching to life.
CERN, the European Organisation for Nuclear Research
United Nations Office at Palais des Nations
The History of Science Museum
Stunning location on Lake Geneva
Subject Specific Visits
CERN, European Organization for Nuclear Research
The European Organisation for Nuclear Research, is one of the world's largest and most respected centres for scientific research. A number of educational programmes, guided tours and summer schools are available to help learn more about CERN, particle physics and our place in the universe. Note: School groups must book their visit directly with CERN.
Other Top Visits
Learn about the United Nations and the history of the Palais des Nations. Tours may include The Human Rights and Alliance of Civilizations Room, the Salle des Pas Perdus, the Assembly Hall and the Council Chamber.
Originally designed as a pressure valve for a nearby hydraulic plant, this is now the star attraction of Geneva harbour, jetting 500 litres of water per second 140 metres into the air at 200km per hour. Guided tours are available.
Mont Selève Cable Car
Just a short journey out of the city, take the cable-car to the top of the Salève mountain. You’ll be rewarded with magnificent views of Geneva, Lake Geneva, the Alps and Mont Blanc massif.
Red Cross Museum
Tours are available providing a look at the history of humanitarian action. Discover major challenges in the world; defending human dignity, reducing natural risks. Workshops are also offered.
Morning departure from UK for flight to Geneva. Transfer to your accommodation and check in. Afternoon visit to the History of Science Museum. A bit of free time before evening meal.
Breakfast, and then journey to CERN. Morning and afternoon sessions at CERN (your own reservation arrangements). Return to accommodation. Evening meal and free time at leisure in the city.
Breakfast and check out of your accommodation. Enjoy a morning guided tour of the United Nations or boat cruise on the Lake. Return journey to airport and flight home.
Where to Stay
The Geneva Youth Hostel enjoys a quiet central location, and is the principle accommodation used for student groups in Geneva. The hostel offers comfortable dorm-style accommodation for groups, with multi bedded rooms for students and singles and twins for leaders, subject to availability. Some rooms have private bathrooms while others have shared facilities.
The Meininger Hotel Genève Centre Charmilles offers comfortable, contemporary accommodation in central Geneva with easy access to and from the airport, CERN, the lake and other attractions of the city. There are a total of 362 beds in the 104 rooms with a mix of single, double and multi-bed rooms available.
Ibis budget Geneve Aeroport
The Ibis budget Geneve Aeroport is situated just a 20-minute walk or short journey from the airport and with easy access to CERN and the city centre. The hotel is conveniently located directly opposite the Balexert shopping and commercial centre with its shops, restaurants, cinema and bowling.