CERN: Smashing the Atom

from £277pp

Based on 3 days

Suitable for Secondary Schools


This is a truly inspiring and potentially life-changing trip for any aspiring scientist!  Learn about fundamental research and see deep inside the world's largest particle physics laboratory - excellent and official half-day tours of the centre follow a variety of themes (depending on the day) including ‘Detecting Particles', ‘Discovering Antimatter' or ‘The Accelerators of the Future'.

You can add further to your school trip with a guided tour of Seujet Dam, to learn all about hydroelectric power.  You’ll also discover this fascinating dam’s many benefits for water quality, wildlife conservation and flood prevention! 

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

If you’d prefer a shorter stay in Geneva, or if you’d like to add some cultural activities, head to ‘School Trips to Geneva’ to take a look at our other popular itineraries.

Our Suggested Itinerary

  1. Day 1

    Flight 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 Garden, an oasis of tranquillity and a wonderful escape from the city.

  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 ‘Microcosm’ and ‘Universe of Particles’ exhibitions.

    Afterwards, enjoy Geneva’s stylish waterfront district and see the iconic Jet d’Eau.

  3. Day 3

    Spend the day in Geneva, starting with a guided tour of Seujet Dam – a hydroelectric dam right in the city centre.

    Then enjoy some free time in Geneva’s picturesque Old Quarter, followed by a visit to the Natural History Museum.

    Flight back to the UK.

School Trip Accommodation


There is a wide choice of accommodation available in Geneva for a school trip to CERN, some specifically recommended by CERN. Most schools travelling with us choose our partner - Geneva Hostel - but there are other options available such as the Ibis.

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Guided tour of CERN

CERN: Smashing the Atom

from £277pp

Based on 3 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.