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School Trips to Switzerland

School trips to Switzerland are trips that journey into the very heart of Europe and are ideal for scientists and geographers!

Most groups who choose to visit Switzerland base themselves in the cosmopolitan city of Geneva or in the pretty alpine resort village of Leysin, in the Swiss Alps

Why visit Switzerland?

Groundbreaking science

Switzerland, and Geneva, in particular, is a very popular destination for science school trips. That’s because it offers school groups the incredible opportunity to visit the world’s largest particle physics laboratory at CERN.

Here, your students will learn how scientists are using impressive technology like the Large Hadron Collider to answer some of the key questions about our universe.

If you want to take your students on a science school trip that both excites them and helps them to understand the key role that science plays in our understanding of the world around us, then this is the trip for you!

In addition to visiting CERN, there are a number of other fascinating science-based visits that your school group can enjoy in and around Geneva, including the International Red Cross and Red Crescent Museum and the History of Science Museum.  

Epic Alpine landscapes

Switzerland is the most alpine country in Europe, with the Alps making up around two-thirds of the country’s surface area. The Alps have also played a hugely important role in the history and culture of Switzerland.

A geography school trip to Switzerland offers your group the opportunity to study an Alpine landscape that is home to towering mountains, such as the Matterhorn, and impressive glaciers, like the Langgletscher. Your students will also have the opportunity to learn more about river processes and even study the impact of alpine tourism on the area.

The crossroads of Germanic and Romance cultures

Switzerland is where Germanic and Romance cultures meet and this is reflected in the fact that it has four distinct language and cultural regions – German, French, Italian and Romansh.

Despite these very clearly distinct cultural and linguistic differences, the Swiss still have a strong national identity, that is based on a shared history and shared values. And so a school trip to Switzerland is also a wonderful lesson in citizenship and the importance of tolerance and cultural understanding for your students.

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Take a look at our range of Switzerland school trips below, and then get in touch with one of our tour advisors to discuss your requirements.

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School trips to CERN

Your school trip to CERN will be an incredible, inspirational experience for your young scientists!

CERN is most famous for being the home of the Large Hadron Collider and is, perhaps the best example for students of how science can tell us more about the world around us. Your students will return home excited by the possibilities that science holds for them!

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Geneva

School trips to Geneva

A school trip to Geneva is an exciting opportunity for your students to visit a city that is an important global financial centre and home to many international organisations!

Geneva school trips are most popular among science groups who want to visit CERN, the largest particle physics laboratory in the world, as well as the International Red Cross and Red Crescent Museum.

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Swiss Alps

School trips to Swiss Alps

A school trip to the Swiss Alps will allow you to explore alpine Europe and all its fascinating geography, spectacular landscapes and vibrant cultures!

Swiss Alps school trips are most popular among geography groups who are interested in deepening their understanding of glaciated landscapes and fluvial landforms. This is also a great destination in which to learn more about climate change.  

A school geography school trip to Switzerland offers your group the opportunity to study an Alpine landscape, home to towering mountains, such as the Matterhorn, and impressive glaciers like the Langgletscher.

Scientists should head to Geneva, where the standout educational visits are, of course, the European Laboratory for Particle Physics at CERN and, for social scientists, the United Nations. Spend a morning touring CERN, where some of the world’s most respected scientists are currently researching what the world is made of and how it works – is there any more exciting prospect for young scientists? While in Geneva, make sure you don’t miss a tour of the Palais des Nations, the home of the United Nations Office at Geneva.

Why choose Halsbury?

Here are just a few reasons why teachers choose Halsbury for educational school trips that inspire.

  • School trips designed by teachers for teachers

    Founded by teachers in 1986, we understand the pressures on you as Group Leader and are here to make the process of running your school trip as easy as possible.

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  • School trips tailored to your curriculum

    We'll design your trip around your specific learning objectives and curriculum, to ensure your school trip is a truly educational experience.

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  • Health & safety prioritised

    As a proud Assured Member of the School Travel Forum, the health and safety of your group is always our priority.

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  • Support every step of the way

    We'll be with you every step of the way, from your very first enquiry until the moment you return home, including 24-hour support while you’re on your school trip.

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  • Financially secure school trips

    We're ABTA bonded and all our air tours are ATOL protected, so you can be sure that your school trip is financially secure.

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  • Rewarding loyalty scheme

    You'll earn loyalty points from your very first school trip with Halsbury. These can be used towards a discount on your school trip or a free gift for your school.

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The Halsbury Difference

School trips by teachers for teachers

School trips designed by teachers for teachers

Founded by teachers in 1986 and with several former teachers in our team, we understand the pressures on you as Group Leader and work hard to relieve them.

Tailor-made school trips

Trips tailored to your curriculum and learning objectives

We’ll design your trip around your specific learning objectives and curriculum, to ensure it meets your particular requirements.

Loyalty scheme

Rewarding loyalty scheme

Earn loyalty points from your very first trip which can be used towards a trip discount or free gift for your school.