Guided Tour of CERN

from £225pp

Based on 2 days

Suitable for Secondary Schools, International Schools


We are CERN experts and this is our most popular school trip.

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 to CERN by exploring the Microcosm exhibition or the exhibition in the Globe of Science and Innovation.
For a quotation and detailed itinerary, or just if you have any questions about visiting CERN, contact us today.

Our Suggested Itinerary

2 days from £225
3 days from £275

  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

    Spend the day at CERN (Conseil Européen pour la Recherche Nucléaire).

    Your visit will include the official guided tour.

    Have lunch and network with CERN scientists at the CERN restaurant, followed by visits to the Microcosm and Universe of Particles exhibitions.

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

  3. Day 3

    Spend the morning in Geneva, some of our favourite visits include a guided tour of the UN Palace of Nations, and visits to the Red Cross Museum and Natural History Museum.


    Take a guided tour of the Plasma Center in Lausanne, for an introduction to plasmas, fusion and related experimental devices.

    Flight back to the UK. 

Geneva Hostel


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.

Testimonials about this trip:

Ana was wonderful, helpful and able to accommodate late changes and requests. We couldn’t ask for a better travel consultant.
Tudor Grange Academy January 2020
The trip was a smooth as could possibly be.
Marling 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
As always Diverse were fantastic in the level of service provided and were so helpful and friendly!  The trip was so easy to organise and ran so smoothly thanks to all the information provided.
Colchester High School for Girls

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CERN exhibition dome

Guided Tour of CERN

from £225pp

Based on 2 days

Our three day itineraries tend to be the most popular, but travelling over two days can be cheaper.  Let us know which you'd prefer.
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.