Science tour to Geneva by air: 3 days, 2 nights

Science tour to Geneva by air: 3 days, 2 nights

With the European nuclear physics laboratory at CERN as the central highlight of your tour, this is sure to be a once in a lifetime, inspiring experience for your students.

Suggested itinerary

  • Day one
  • Fly from UK to Geneva
  • Transfer to accommodation
  • Day two
  • Visit CERN Centre
  • Explore Lake Annecy area on foot
  • See Jet d'Eau de Genève - River cruise
  • Day three
  • Transfer to airport
  • Fly back to the UK

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Science tour to Geneva by air: 3 days, 2 nights

  • CERN

    Subject range: Science, Cultural

    What you’ll experience:

    The European Organization for Nuclear Research known as CERN is a European research organization that operates the largest particle physics laboratory in the world. Established in 1954, the organization is based in the northwest suburbs of Geneva on the Franco–Swiss border and has 21 European member states. Israel is the first (and currently only) non-European country granted full membership.

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    This must be booked directly by the school prior to confirmation of your tour. Please note that this is an extremely popular trip and dates book up many months in advance. Find out more on the CERN website.

  • Lake Annecy

    Subject range: Science

    What you’ll experience:

    This area is internationally renowned for its beautiful harmonious landscape and for the fantastic pure quality of the water in the lake. The clear water (the purest in Europe due to the efforts made to protect it for over 50 years) flows from the lake into the canals running through the Annecy's historic centre, the Old Town.

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    More information can be found on the Lake Annecy website.

  • Lake Geneva boat ride

    Subject range: Cultural

    What you’ll experience:

    For a unique perspective on the city, take a one or two hour boat cruise around the lake. It is the largest lake in Switzerland and one of the largest freshwater lakes in Europe. It is located in far Western Switzerland and is shared with the French département Haute Savoie.

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    Seeing sights like the Jet d'Eau de Geneve. The magnificent water jet is 140 metres high, with 500 litres of water passing through it per second at a speed of 200 km per hour!

Science tour to Geneva by air: 3 days, 2 nights

Learning areas:

KS3/4 Paying attention to objectivity and concern for accuracy, precision, repeatability and reproducibility; KS3 learning about a simple (Dalton) atomic model, KS4 a simple model of the atom consisting of the nucleus and electrons; the use of models, as in the particle model of matter Atomic structure.


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How about enthusing your young scientists by watching the wonderful Particle Fever DVD which gives a fascinating insight to the world of CERN: Particle Fever follows the inside story of six brilliant scientists seeking to unravel the mysteries of the universe, documenting the successes and setbacks in the planet’s most significant and inspiring scientific breakthrough. Watch a clip here.  

Science tour to Geneva by air: 3 days, 2 nights

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    Geneva Youth Hostel

    Our rating: PLUS

    Location: Geneva

    Capacity: 336

    A 10 minute walk from the town centre and 5 minutes from Lake Geneva. This is the best youth accommodation in Geneva for school groups!

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