Discover CERN and Einstein's Bern

from £415pp

Based on 4 days

Suitable for Secondary Schools, International Schools


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.

That’s not all Switzerland is famous for in the world of Physics - 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.

For a quotation and detailed itinerary, or if you have any questions about visiting CERN, contact us today.

We offer a wide range of Physics trips in Geneva - head to ‘School Trips to Geneva’ to take a look at our other popular itineraries.  There are also plenty of cultural and rewarding activities that we can build into your itinerary.

Our Suggested Itinerary

  1. Day 1

    Fly to Geneva and transfer by train to your accommodation.

    Visit the History of Science Museum to see an intriguing collection of scientific instruments from the 17th to the 19th century.

    Then spend some time in the beautiful Botanical Gardens, an oasis of tranquillity and a wonderful escape from the city.

    To top off your first day, enjoy a traditional Swiss fondue to the tune of a live folk band!

  2. Day 2

    You’ll spend today at CERN (Conseil Européen pour la Recherche Nucléaire)!

    Your visit will include the official guided tour and the chance to network with scientists over lunch in the CERN restaurant.  You’ll also have the opportunity to visit the Science Gateway with the exhibitions ‘Discover CERN', 'Our Universe' and ‘Quantum World’.

    Finish your day with a relaxing and well-deserved mini-cruise on the beautiful Lake Geneva.


  3. Day 3

    Spend the day exploring Switzerland's spectacular capital, Bern!

    Discover the Old Town, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, with a guided tour.

    After lunch, 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!

    Then visit the Einstein Museum, where you will discover the biography of the genius Einstein and his ground-breaking discoveries.

    Optional extra: enjoy a delicious evening meal at a restaurant in Bern’s famous Bear Park!

  4. Day 4

    Visit the Museum of Natural History and discover frogs, toads and indigenous birds, Lucy and the dinosaurs… and much more!

    Afterwards, explore Geneva’s picturesque Old Quarter and buy some souvenirs before your journey home.

    Flight back to the UK.

School Trip Accommodation


There is a wide choice of accommodation available in Geneva, some specifically recommended by CERN. Most schools travelling with us choose the Geneva Hostel, but there are hotel options and other hostels available.

Testimonials about this trip:

This is now my 4th trip with Diverse Travel and I will continue to use you as your service is exemplary.  Thank you.
Clitheroe Royal Grammar
Fantastic trip, all concerned had a brilliant time - thank you for such smooth organisation.  Having a detailed itinerary made it easy to keep a track of everything whilst on the trip.  The hostel understood very clearly our requirements for student safety.
Bradley Stoke Community School
Just keep doing what you're doing!
Edgebarrow School
Diverse School Travel have been a fantastic company to work with to arrange an international trip.  The travel consultant (Leanne) was really helpful, organised, friendly and easy to talk to and made the organisation of the trip really easy.  I would recommend Diverse School Travel to others and would definitely use them again!
Hull University Physics Society
Great service, nothing too much trouble and Leanne was brilliant. I have already told colleagues about you!
Queen Mary's Grammar School
Diverse will always be my first choice when looking at future trips because I just don't think anyone can match up to your service.
Arden Academy

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Discover CERN and Einstein's Bern

from £415pp

Based on 4 days

We organise lots of different CERN tours - if you'd like to make changes to our suggested itinerary, just Request a Quote and let us know your changes.