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40 students and 5 staff

Science school trips to Geneva

Science school trips to Geneva

With a focus on physics and chemistry, our suggested itinerary below will introduce your science students to nuclear research with a visit to CERN in Geneva, home to the European hub of nuclear research. The world’s largest particle physics research laboratory, where physicists and engineers are probing the fundamental structure of the universe, your group will learn about the major contributions that the 8000 scientists and engineers in the CERN community have made to the understanding of our universe. Across, on the other side of Lake Geneva, the hydroelectric power generator at The Emosson Dam, with its stunning views, will offer students the opportunity to learn about renewable energy and electricity. The Bex Salt Mines is another great opportunity to study chemistry. A labyrinth of passages and tunnels, students will visit the museum and mine, which today yields over 30,000 tons of salt each year.

Suggested Itinerary


  • day

    Theme: Particle physics

    • Arrive in Geneva
    • CERN*
  • day

    Theme: Renewable energy

    • Emosson Dam
    • Bex Salt Mines
    • Return to airport for flight home

NB: Schools have to book CERN themselves.


Price from: £349

Price details

  • TOUR PRICE (low season) - £349 (high season Feb HT) -£399 - based on 35 students + 3 teachers / LON flights excl APD / Excursions as per itinerary (pls note that schools have to book the CERN themselves.)


Price includes:

  • Return international flights
  • Return airport transfers by coach in Switzerland
  • 1 nights' accommodation in Geneva Youth Hostel.
  • Breakfast
  • Dinner daily
  • Standard Insurance
  • Entrance to the Emosson Dam
  • Entrance to the Bex Salt Mines


KEY TOPIC: Particle physics

Particle Physics

        • Cernparticle physics CERN


Renewable Energy

        • Emosson Damrenewable energy emosson dam

KEY TOPIC: Materials from Earth

Materials from earth

        • Bex Salt minesearth materials bex mine

Curriculum Links



Geneva Accommodation - Geneva Youth Hostel

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.

Subject Specific Excursions


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.

Emosson Dam

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.

Quick Tip: If you have an excursion in mind which you don't see listed, please get in touch so we can do our best to arrange it for you!

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