Geneva is home to the world's biggest and most respected scientific centre, CERN, which offers guided tours and visits to two fascinating exhibitions. This is a truly outstanding visit for Science students and gives them an insight into the complex research methods used by the scientists and the history of this hugely important research centre.
CERN is not the only physics reference Switzerland has - Albert Einstein spent his formative years here. A day trip to Bern is a very enjoyable experience, and includes visits to the Einstein House and Einstein Museum.
As a final touch, some schools choose to visit the striking European headquarters of the United Nations, which offers tours to discover the UN's global historical significance. You can reflect on the impacts of world humanitarian organisations at the International Red Cross and Red Crescent Museum. You can also visit Swiss food manufacturers and have fun sampling the local flavours!
Morning flight to Geneva
Visit to the History of Science Museum
Optional treat: Fondue night!
Official Guided Tour.
Lunch at CERN restaurant
Visits to the Microcosm and Universe of Particles exhibitions.
Cruise of Lake Geneva
Spend the day exploring Switzerland's spectacular capital! Discover the Old Town of the Swiss capital, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, with an optional guided tour.
Visit the Einstein House - once the apartment of Albert Einstein, it was here that he wrote the Annus Mirabilis papers and developed the special theory of relativity in the first decade of the 20th century!
Enjoy a guided tour of the Einstein Museum. The tour is especially designed for secondary school physics students.
Morning & Afternoon
Visit to the United Nations and the International Red Cross and Red Crescent Museum.
Flight back home
Is this sample itinerary not quite what you want? We arrange lots of different CERN and Einstein tours - get in touch on 0121 271 0121 or ask@DiverseSchoolTravel.co.uk to plan your ideal CERN trip.
CERN and Einstein Tour
There is a wide choice of accommodation available in Geneva, some specifically recommended by CERN. Most schools travelling with us choose the Geneva Youth Hostel, but there are hotel options and other hostels available.