School Geography Trip to Swiss Alps
If you’re looking for a geography school trip that will help your students better understand plate tectonics, glaciers, ecosystems and biodiversity or river landscapes, then the Swiss Alps could be the perfect destination for you!
Your school geography trip to the Swiss Alps will see your students explore a glacier, learn more about river processes and see some of the most famous peaks in the Alps, including the Matterhorn. For GCSE students there is the opportunity to complete a field activity related to rivers or glaciers, while A Level students will find the Swiss Alps a good fit for their case studies.
The Swiss Alps, although making up just 14% of the total area of the mountain range, is home to 48 of the 82 ‘four-thousanders’ (peaks above 4,000m). This, plus the fact that Switzerland is the most alpine country in Europe (65% of its territory is in the Alps) makes it an incredible destination for young geographers.
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Cross the border into France for visit to Chamonix
Visit the ice caves and the Mer de Glace
- 3 nights' half-board accommodation
- Airport taxes and passenger duty at current rates
- Airport transfers in resort
- ATOL protected return flights from the UK
- Comprehensive travel and medical insurance
- Detailed information pack
- Excursion to Langgletscher glacier and the Fafleralp, includes private coach and experienced guide
- Free staff place ratio 1:10
- Itinerary planning service
- Vamoos travel app - giving you access to all your trip documents on your phone or tablet
- VAT at current rates to tour operators
- Visit to Les Diablerets and Grand Eau River
- Visit to thermal baths in Lavey le Bain includes return transfers and entry
The Berneuse is the mountain that stands over Leysin, in the Bernese Alps. Take the cable car to its summit (2,045m)… Read more
This tributary of the Rhône flows from Les Diablerets and offers the opportunity to delve deeper into river processes. … Read more
Langgletscher and Fafleralp
The Langgletscher is part of a UNESCO World Heritage Site and boasts a nature trail designed to educate visitors on the… Read more
An absolute 'must' when visiting Switzerland is tasting some of its famous chocolate! At the Maison Cailler,… Read more
Restaurant La Fromagerie
You can’t come all the way to Switzerland without trying some of its famous alpine cheeses! Housed in a 17th cen… Read more
Thermal Baths at Saillon
Relax in the thermal baths at Saillon! Let the current carry you along the Thermal River, heal your aches and pains by… Read more
Tourism Study - Les Diablerets
Les Diablerets is an area popular with tourists, particularly those interested in adventure sports. Thanks to the… Read more
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This modern 3* hotel in Leysin offers a great base from which to explore the Swiss Alps.
Guest rooms sleep 1-5 people, with some offering panoramic mountain views. All boast a private bathroom and satellite TV, as well as free WiFi access.
There's a lovely café which offers incredible views across the Dents-du-Midi mountains and an outside terrace where you can relax and take in your surroundings.
The traditional restaurant has a terrace and panoramic views of the Dents du Midi mountain range. The restaurant offers French, Swiss and international cuisine. Breakfast offers a selection of breads, meats and cheeses, cereals, yoghurts and cooked eggs.
There is great size bar with a billiard table, a cinema and several conference rooms that can be dedicated to your group.
Eirias High School, September 2019We were delighted with the way the trip was organized beforehand and the support which was available once we had left school. An excellent initiation to the Halsbury experience!
Gail Biggins - Tour Adviser
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