Geneva: Particles & Plasma

from £332pp

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'.

Combine this with a guided tour of the Swiss Plasma Center in Lausanne, where you’ll discover their research into the properties and applications of plasmas, and learn all about fusion!  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, 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

    Spend the morning in Lausanne, with a guided tour of the Plasma Center, for an introduction to plasma, fusion and current research into its potential applications!

    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: Particles & Plasma

from £332pp

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.