School Science Trips to
Switzerland

School Science Trips to
Switzerland

Combine the rural beauty of the Swiss Alps with the science and technology of the world’s biggest physics laboratory, CERN.

From the Higgs Boson to the Large Hadron Collider, the focus of your scientific adventure will be at CERN laboratory – and with good reason. Home to some of the world’s most powerful particle accelerators, CERN will introduce you to the largest and most scientific instruments used to understand the structure of the universe, as well as their ground-breaking experiments. Awesome, right?

Amongst the classic images of chocolate, cheese and clogs lies a long standing legacy of scientific endeavour, all in Switzerland’s picturesque, mountainous landscape. From the electrifying experiments at the History of Science Museum to the heritage of watchmaking at the Horology Museum, you’ll experience the scientific heart of this beautiful country.

Please note that schools must organise their visit to CERN directly. Unfortunately we cannot organise the visit on your behalf.

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Why Rayburn?

  • Completely tailor-made experience to match your requirements
  • Team of experts with over 50 years’ experience
  • Dedicated Tour Couriers for even more support and guidance on tour
  • Designed to meet the aims of the National Curriculum

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Safety and Financial Security

At Rayburn Tours we’re proud of our continual commitment to safety. We monitor the safety of all aspects of our trips so that you can focus on having a memorable experience for all the right reasons.

When you choose Rayburn Tours you can be rest assured that your school trip is in safe and secure hands thanks to our years of experience and all the right policies and accreditations behind us.

 

Learn more about our Safety and Financial Security policies
  • ABTA Bonding and ATOL Licensing
  • Safety Management System Policy
  • Risk Management Handbook
  • Crisis Management System
  • School Travel Forum Membership
  • Learning Outside the Classroom Quality Badge
  • Specialist School Travel Insurance Policies

Frequently Asked Questions

  • What are you responsible for?

    The DfE’s guidance for safe travel highlights the need for all those involved with the organisation and running of a tour to work together as a team. This is our aim at Rayburn Tours, to work together with our party leaders to ensure our groups' safety and peace of mind.

  • What should be included in my risk assessment?

    Start by identifying the potential hazards before deciding on the appropriate precautions to minimize the potential risk for your group. Once identified, record your findings and implement the precautions. Specific requirements are available from your Local Authority.
  • Are all of your coaches audited?

    UK coaches: Yes, all of our UK coach companies are audited by our in-house team. Copies of which can be made available to you.

    Foreign coaches: It is important to remember that each country is governed by their own standards and laws and these may differ from UK law. We request that an audit is completed by the foreign coach company which includes confirmation of the following: they will comply with all national, local and other laws, rules and codes of practice, and that all services contracted shall be performed with all due skill, care and diligence The vehicle is fully insured for the duration of the tour.

  • Can I talk to Rayburn Tours whilst out on tour?

    Yes, a 24-hour emergency phone number will be provided in your final documents pack and one of our experienced members of staff will be happy to help with any problems you have whilst out on tour.

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