CERN and Einstein Tour

from £395pp

Based on 4 days

Suitable for Secondary Schools, International Schools

Overview

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!

Our Suggested Itinerary

  1. Day 1

    Morning flight to Geneva

    Afternoon
    Visit to the History of Science Museum

    Evening
    Optional treat: Fondue night!

  2. Day 2

    CERN DAY
    Official Guided Tour.
    Lunch at CERN restaurant.
    Visits to the Microcosm and Universe of Particles exhibitions.

    Evening
    Cruise of Lake Geneva

  3. Day 3

    EINSTEIN DAY
    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.

  4. Day 4

    Morning & Afternoon
    Visit to the United Nations and the International Red Cross and Red Crescent Museum.

    Evening
    Flight back home

School Trip Accommodation

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.


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 [email protected] to plan your ideal CERN trip.

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Guided tour of CERN

CERN and Einstein Tour

from £395pp

Based on 4 days

Testimonials about this trip:

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
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Clitheroe Royal Grammar June 2018
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Edgebarrow School November 2018
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 July 2018
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Queen Mary's Grammar School