School trips to Geneva & CERN
As one of Europe's most globally-influential cities, Geneva in Switzerland is home to a broad spectrum of fascinating organisations, likely to inspire your students future career pathways, whether that be working in politics, business or exploring the field of science.
A must visit when on a school trip to Geneva, science and engineering students will be awe-struck, as buried 175m beneath the city's surface, leading to the neighbouring municipality of Meyrin, is CERN's Large Hadron Collider; a 27km ring that could unlock the secrets of our universe.
In central Geneva, budding artists can gain inspiration from over 3,000 artworks by Swiss and international artists at the Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art. If your group is focusing on international studies or politics, why not visit the European headquarters of the UN, or see where the Red Cross began and how it has become the global force it is today.
Located next to Europe’s largest Alpine lake; the awe-inspiring Lake Geneva, school trips to Geneva and CERN promise to encapsulate the hearts and minds of all students who visit this achingly beautiful area of Switzerland.
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Below is a sample of Excursions Equity can organise for your trip to Geneva - for subject specific excursions have a look at the
recommended educational trips for Geneva
Founded in 1954, CERN is the world's largest particle physics research laboratory and home to a community of 8000 scientists and engineers, representing over 100 different nationalities. Through fundamental research into particle physics, CERN has made a major contribution to the understanding of our universe.
This excursion can only be booked by the Party Leader directly with CERN.
Visit this impressive water dam surrounded by stunning views. Lac d'Emosson is a reservoir in the canton of Valais, Switzerland. It is located in the municipalities of Salvan and Finhaut. The closest major city in Switzerland is Martigny. The lake has a surface area of 3.27 km² and an elevation of 1,930m. The maximum depth is 161m. The purpose of the dam is hydroelectric power generation.
Bex Salt Mines
The Bex Salt mines are a vast maze of passages, shafts, stairs and gigantic caverns. Their total length spreads to almost 50 km, leading underground to the villages of Villars, Chesières and Arveyes.
Lake Geneva Cruise
Take a cruise along one of the most picturesque lakes in the world. Sail out from the harbour, cruising past the UN European Headquarters, the Jet d’Eau fountain and take in the unparalleled views of Mont Blanc and the Swiss Alps in the distance.
evian® Bottling Plant Guided Tour
One of Switzerland's most popular exports, discover the production secrets that go into creating a bottle of evian® water. Learn about where the natural mineral water comes from and how the evian® brand has developed over the years.
Maison Cailler Swiss Chocolate Factory
Things Switzerland is famous for: fondue, Rolex watches, Swiss army knives, reliable trains and oh yes, of course, chocolate! Take your students to the Maison Cailler Swiss Chocolate Factory, where the chocolate is made to a high standard and produced with fresh milk from the local area.
Patek Philippe Watchmaking Museum
The Patek Philippe Museum is considered to be one of the world’s leading watchmaking factories. Admire the extraordinary collection of luxury clocks and watches on display, discover how they are made and why Switzerland, especially the Geneva region is so well known for their high-quality watchmaking skills.
History of Science Museum Geneva
Overlooking the beautiful La Perle du Lac public park and Lake Geneva, you will find the History of Science Museum, which showcases a large collection of rare, scientific instruments used between the 17th and 19th centuries.
Natural History Museum Geneva
The Natural History Museum covers a wide range of topics – from taxidermied animals, to the solar system, evolution, dinosaurs and fossils found in the Lake Geneva region.
La Maison du Gruyère Cheese Factory
The smell of cheese often wafts through the streets of Geneva, as locals and tourists enjoy tucking into a cheese fondue throughout the year. Switzerland is famed for its high quality production of cheese, in particular Gruyère, which is the prominent ingredient in a Swiss-made fondue. La Maison du Gruyère guides you through the history and traditions of cheese making, with the option to sample some freshly made Gruyère cheese.
Conservatory and Botanical Gardens of Geneva
The Botanical Gardens of Geneva are a relaxing place to spend a few hours and recharge some batteries. Home to over 16,000 different species of plants, trees and shrubs, whilst overlooking Lake Geneva, this is one of the most beautiful areas of the city.
Favarger Chocolate Factory Guided Tour
Take a guided tour around the Favarger Chocolate Factory on the outskirts of Geneva. Learn about the production of Swiss chocolate and most importantly, sample a variety of mouthwatering chocolates and visit the chocolate shop at the end of your visit.
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Geneva Youth Hostel
- Close to Lake Geneva and restaurants
- Common room available
Positioned in a quiet area, this hostel has great facilities for schools including a picnic area and common living room with TV.
Location: Lake Geneva is only 250 yards away. The Gautier Bus Stop (tram line 1) is a 4-minute walk away and Geneva Airport can be reached within 15 minutes by car. The hostel is also close to Parc Mon Repos (a large public park area).
Facilities: Facilities include a common living room with a TV, on-site restaurant, a shared-use kitchen, a conference room and garden area.
Accommodation: Geneva Hostel offers multi-bed rooms ranging from 4 bed, 6 bed, 8 bed, 10 bed, or 12 bed bunks with a variation of en-suite and shared bathroom facilities.
Meals: A buffet breakfast is included and evening meals can be arranged at the hotel's Swiss restaurant.
Quick Tip: This is just a small sample of possible accommodations available. Please contact us for more information.
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Recommended Educational Trips to Geneva
Equity can recommend Geneva for the following subjects- click on the boxes for more information about subject specific itineraries and excursions.