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Geneva Science School Trips & Tours
This compact metropolis offers fascinating visits that will open your pupils’ minds to the immense possibilities of science. CERN offers innumerable learning opportunities for your pupils, however there are also fantastic visits in the surrounding area which explore key study themes, including evolution, theoretical physics, particle matter and the history of science. What’s more, we’ll create an itinerary to suit your group’s specific learning requirements to ensure that you get the most from your time in this intriguing city.
There’s nothing like seeing physics in action to spark pupil’s interest in science. The world’s largest particle physics research laboratory will do just that, taking your pupils on a journey into science.
Our sample itinerary provides you with an idea of the visits you can cover during your trip. We can tailor-make an itinerary to support your specific learning outcomes.
|1||Daytime flight & transfer to accommodation||Visit to Palais des Nations||Free time|
|2||Full day tour of CERN||Free time|
|3||International Red Cross Museum||Transfer to airport for return flight to Ireland|
|Morning||Daytime flight & transfer to accommodation|
|Afternoon||Visit to Palais des Nations|
|Morning||Full day tour of CERN|
|Morning||International Red Cross Museum|
|Afternoon||Transfer to airport for return flight to Ireland|
On-tour support includes...
- Services of a See Off Representative at your departure airport
Additional on-tour support available...
- Pre-booked meals at great group prices
The History of Science Museum
Housing a collection of scientific instruments, this museum allows pupils to put today’s science into perspective and better understand the evolution of certain disciplines and techniques such as astronomy, microscopy, gnomonic (the development of sundials and similar instruments), electricity and meteorology.
The Museum of Natural History
This museum offers a fascinating insight into natural history and ecology. The display of life-size models highlights the great diversity of the world’s mammal, bird, reptile and insect population, as well as an overview of the history of Earth and the human race and geology of the Geneva region.
A unique opportunity to see the United Nations at work, here your pupils will learn about the United Nations Office in Geneva through guided tours, presentations and observing working sessions in action.
Visit the historic city of Bern and wander along the cobbled streets of the medieval old town and admire the Zeitglockenturm – the ornate astronomical clock. The Einstein Museum in the city is dedicated to his life and work as he discovered the Relativity Theory while living in Bern.
International Red Cross Museum
The exhibition offers an exciting and adventurous insight into contemporary humanitarian action.
ICT Discovery Centre
Showcasing the evolution of ICT through the ages, ICT Discovery takes you on a journey through the connected world. Audio-visual guides, via Samsung Galaxy tablets, are issued to pupils during your visit to enrich the ICT Discovery experience.
CERN Guided Tours
Group guided tours of CERN follow a variety of themes (depending on the day/availability) and comprise an introduction followed by a film and visits to experimental areas. All tours are guided by staff members involved with CERN. The duration of a tour is approximately 3 hours.
Groups can extend their visit to permanent exhibitions which will be explored without an escort guide:
Universe of Particles - a fascinating look at a famous international particle physics laboratory which explore science from the Big Bang to the present day.
Microcosm - pupils will explore the world of CERN and discover technologies used by scientists.
- A quiz or disco at your hotel (most hotels can provide a room for groups to use in the evenings)
We offer flights from a variety of departure airports and we’ll work with you to plan your route at the best value possible.
Giving you full support throughout
Before your tour
- Your own dedicated NST contact
- Bespoke tour itineraries
- Unrivalled local knowledge & expertise
- Curriculum linked visit programmes
- Great value for money - no hidden costs
- Free group leader inspection visits
- Risk assessment guidance
- Safety assured, transport, accommodation and visits
Whilst you're away
- Free educational resources
- Group-friendly accommodation
- Exceptional standards of coaching
- On-tour support from our reps on the ground
- Support & assistance from our specialists guides throughout your tour
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- Extensive group travel insurance
On your return
- Priority rebooking services
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