Geneva: Atoms, Cheese & Chocolate

from £432pp

Based on 4 days

Suitable for Secondary Schools


Geneva is known by physicists the world over for its ground-breaking and respected scientific centre, CERN, but that’s not it’s famous for.  It’s an international hub where many global organisations are based and, of course, it has some great Swiss food as well!

Many schools love to visit the striking European headquarters of the United Nations, which offers tours to discover the UN's global and historical significance.  You can reflect on the impacts of 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!

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

If you’re looking for more Physics visits in Geneva, 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, enjoy a pleasant mini-cruise on the spectacular Lake Geneva.

  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.

    In the evening, enjoy a traditional Swiss fondue to the tune of a live folk band!

  3. Day 3

    Day trip to Gruyères
    Today you will visit the picturesque village of Gruyères and discover some of Switzerland’s culinary traditions!

    In the morning, board your coach to make your way to Maison du Gruyère, where you will discover the secrets behind the production of this world-renowned cheese.


    Enjoy a guided tour of Electrobroc, an operating electric power station, during which you will discover the path of electricity from production to consumption and learn all about different types of energy.

    Then, enjoy some free time exploring the beautiful Cité de Gruyères and enjoy the fresh mountain air.

    Top off your day with a visit to Maison Cailler, a traditional chocolate factory, and sample some delicious Swiss chocolate!

  4. Day 4

    In the morning, see international democracy in action with a guided tour of the UN Palace of Nations.


    Visit the Red Cross and Red Crescent Museum for a unique opportunity to study the history of the world’s largest humanitarian network.

    Before your journey home, spend some free time in Geneva’s picturesque Old Quarter and buy some souvenirs.

    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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Geneva: Atoms, Cheese & Chocolate

from £432pp

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.