Swiss Alps Geography

from £585pp

Based on 5 days

Suitable for Secondary Schools


The Swiss Alps Geography tour will inspire and motivate each one of your students.  The scenery is truly spectacular and will keep your students captivated throughout their stay. 

There is a wide choice of geographical excursions here; your students will be able to further their understanding of the physical environment, including rivers, lakes, and glaciated landscapes; there are also opportunities for Industrial Studies, including the impact of globalisation and tourism in Switzerland.

We can also include some more general but unmissable visits, such as the Saillon Thermal Baths or the Bex Salt Mines.

Our Suggested Itinerary

  1. Day 1

    Arrive and settle into accommodation.

    Take a ride on the Berneuse Cable Car with spectacular views of the Alps.

  2. Day 2

    Discover the history of the salt mining industry with a visit to the Bex Salt Mines.

    Learn about water management and river processes at either the St Léonard Underground Lake or the Lac d’Emosson Water Dam, depending on the season.

    Spend the afternoon relaxed in one of the four thermal pools, sauna and steam rooms at the Saillon Thermal Baths.

  3. Day 3

    Day in Chamonix.

    Admire the biggest glaciers in Europe and the highest peaks in France, Italy and Switzerland from the Aiguille du Midi!

    Visit to the Mer de Glace, the second largest glacier in the Alps.

  4. Day 4

    Explore the history of the mountaintop village of Zermatt, and discover how mass tourism has affected the inhabitants.

    Take the gondola to Furi, a mountain shaped by glaciers that have long since retreated.

  5. Day 5

    Discover two of Switzerland’s most famous industries and delicious delicacies: cheese and chocolate! Visit the Cailler Chocolate Factory and Gruyère Cheese Factory.

    Spend some time in the beautiful village of Gruyères before heading home.

School Trip Accommodation


We use safe and secure accommodation especially suited to schools. Our accommodation for this tour is usually 3* hotel standard, and based in the charming village of Leysin. All accommodation we use is audited, and our auditing regime is verified by independent experts.

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Swiss Alps Geography

from £585pp

Based on 5 days

Is this itinerary not quite what you had in mind? Get in touch and we'll tailor the itinerary to your school's needs.