School Science Trip to Geneva

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Visit CERN on your science school trip to Geneva, to explore the world’s largest particle physics laboratory!

Switzerland is a fantastic destination for a science school trip. A morning spent touring CERN will leave your students inspired and with a thirst to learn more about the fascinating world of particle physics.The History of Science Museum is another fantastic activity for science groups, where your students will gain a fascinating insight into the city’s scientific past.

Other highly recommended visits include the International Red Cross and Red Crescent Museum, as well as a boat trip on Lake Geneva, which is a great way to enjoy the fabulous scenery that this exciting destination has to offer.

School Science Trip to Geneva



3 days, 2 nights

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Suggested Itinerary

Day 1


Flight to Geneva


Check in to accommodation Free time to explore Geneva


Evening meal
Day 2


Tour of CERN


Tour of the Palais des Nations - the UN's home in Geneva


Evening meal
Day 3


Free time for shopping and sightseeing


Flight back to UK
  • 2 nights' bed and breakfast accommodation
  • Comprehensive travel and medical insurance
  • Detailed information pack
  • Free staff place ratio 1:10
  • Itinerary planning service
  • Public transport pass for duration of stay
  • Return air travel inclusive of tax
  • VAT


A Level
  • Atomic structure
  • Bonding, structure and energetics
  • Quantum and nuclear physics
  • Particle theory
  • Genetics and evolution
  • Electrical circuits
  • Supports learning in STEM
  • Atoms, elements and compounds
  • Structure, bonding and the properties of matter
  • Earth and atmospheric science
  • History of science
  • Inheritance, variation and evolution
  • Electricity and circuits
  • Supports learning in STEM
Key Stage 3
  • Atoms, elements and compounds
  • Earth and the atmosphere
  • Physics in outer space
  • Genetics and evolution
  • Electricity and electromagnetism
  • Supports learning in STEM
  • Living things and their habitats
  • Light and shadow
  • Understanding sound
  • Animals: skeletons and systems
  • Evolution and inheritance
  • Earth and space


Youth Hostel Geneva

The Geneva Youth Hostel is located in the heart of the Pâquis area. It is an ideal setting, close to the main train station, Lake Geneva, the parks, the UNO and the Red Cross Museum.Students are accommodated in multi-bedded rooms, some of which are en-suite. There are rooms available for use with TV and games. A 'Geneva Transport Card' for public transport is included in the price for each guest, this card can be used on all public transport in Geneva (bus, trams, trains and boats) for the duration of your stay.

Educational Activities


CERN, the European Organization for Nuclear Research, is one of the world’s largest and most respected centres for scientific research.

History of Science Museum

The History of Science Museum is a must-see on a science school trip to Geneva!

International Red Cross and Red Crescent Museum

Three internationally acclaimed architects from different cultural backgrounds combined their talents to design the exhibition organized around three different themes:

Patek Philippe Museum

Patek Phillippe is a Geneva-based firm of master watchmakers that was founded in the city in 1839.

United Nations

The United Nations Office at Geneva (UNOG) has more than 1,600 staff, andis the biggest United Nations duty station outside

Cultural Activities

Boat Cruise on Lake Geneva

The Lake of Geneva, nestled amidst the Alps is a true inland sea making possible a wide range of cruises:

Jet d'eau (water foutain)

Originally a simple security valve at the Coulouvrenière hydraulic factory this water fountain has, over the years, grown to be

Supporting you every step of the way

Creating your perfect trip

Your quote will be put together by an experienced Tour Adviser who’ll be an expert in the subject area and will know the destination really well too. They’ll work with you to create a trip to suit your group’s needs and meet your learning objectives.

Launching your trip to parents and students

The next step is to get your trip approved and then get students signed up to it. Our ‘Trip Launch Pack’ will help you with this step. This is full of resources (all free to download) designed to make your life easier at this crucial point in the trip planning process.

After you’ve booked

Once you’ve booked, your dedicated Itinerary Coordinator will start work on the finer details. They’ll make sure your itinerary makes the most of your time and they’ll take on most of the admin tasks for your trip (freeing you up to do what you do best – teach).

Support while you’re away

From lost property to properly lost, we’ll always be on the end of the phone while you’re out on the trip. You’ll get a final info pack before you go, as well as access to all your trip documents via the Vamoos app.

After your trip
We’ll ask you for feedback, so we can improve our service. Let’s start planning your next trip too, so parents have plenty of time to pay (and so it’s less stressful for you). And don’t forget to head to our resources hub to continue the learning back in the classroom.

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A fantastic trip that we now run annually, the organisation is seamless and Halsbury Travel are there at every step of the way for support.

The John Warner School

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