School Geography Trips to Switzerland
A land of snow-capped mountains and luscious, green pastures
School Geography Trips to Switzerland, home to snow-capped mountains overlooking lost valleys and chiselled glaciers neighbouring luscious, green pastures, Switzerland is the very definition of rural beauty. Underneath its layer of scenic panoramas lies a country rich in geographical phenomena, where an expanse of cascading waterfalls, open plains and pristine lakes capture your inner explorer.
You’ll have the chance to develop your understanding of the physical environment with river and glaciated landscapes, as well as human geography. Just let the fold mountains unfold before you and witness some of nature’s greatest creations at work.
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Our Recommended Itinerary
Here’s what your trip could look like
Coach to Switzerland
Arrive and check in
Berneuse Cable Car and take the renewable Energy Trail at the summit.
Visit Maison Cailler (Nestle) and Maison du Gruyere
Aiguille du Midi
Mer de Glace
Visit Fafleralp and Lang Glacier
Lavey les Bains
Morning in Leysin
Based on 7 day, 4 night coach tour for 43 passengers (+4 free places) travelling October 2023. Subject to availability.
- Coaching for the duration of your tour
- Full board accommodation
- Travel insurance
- Free staff place ratio 1:10
- 24/7 support
- Vamoos travel app & info pack
- Tailor-made itinerary
- Motorway tolls and taxes
- Award-winning study resources
- Berneuse Cable Car
- Maison Cailler (Nestle)
- La Maison du Gruyere
- Aiguille du Midi
- Mer de Glace
- Les Bains de Lavey
- Lang Glacier
- Field Study Tutor
- Dedicatied Tour Manager
- Hoodies and Polo Shirts
Excursions in Switzerland
Excursions on a School Geography Trip to Switzerland
Popular places to stay in Switzerland
- Located in the heart of Leysin
- Indoor swimming pool
- Cinema room
- Customer Feedback: "A beautiful location and a good quality hotel!"
- Indoor swimming pool
- Sauna and gym
- Cinema room
- Games room with table tennis
- Go for a swim in the indoor pool
- Relax in the sauna and gym
- Watch a film in the cinema room
- Challenge your group to a game of table tennis
- Enjoy a meal in the restaurant
- 4-star hotel
- Swimming pool located 100 metres from the hotel
- Outdoor terrace
- Swimming pool located 100 metres from the hotel at the Swimming Pool Sports Centre
- Outdoor terrace
- Panoramic restaurant and bar
- Enjoy the indoor pool and sports activities at the Swimming Pool Sports Centre located 100 metres away
- Enjoy the Swiss views on the outdoor terrace
- Tuck into a delicious meal at the panoramic restaurant
KS3 and KS4 (or equivalent)
- Changing Places
- Climate Change
- Cold Environments
- Ecosystems & Biodiversity
- Geographical Skills
- Glacial Systems & Landscapes
- Global Governance
- Globalisation & Global Systems
- Natural Hazards
- Plate Tectonics
- Resource Management
- River Systems & Landscapes
- Rocks, Weathering & Soil
- Water Cycle
- Weather & Climate
Cross Curricular Trips to Switzerland!
Why not cover two school subjects in one trip? Switzerland is the perfect destination for a cross curricular trip and you could combine both Geography and Science. Combining two distinct subjects can enrich the trip, improve affordability, and ultimately engage two sets of students in both subjects.
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Because choice is what makes life interesting
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What our customers say
Mrs Helen Banks, Scalby School
A highlight was seeing students faces when they realised that they were looking at a glacier (it doesn’t look like ice from the top) and their expressions when they walked inside it!
Mr Ross McIntyre
An excellent tour experience from the minute we were picked up to the minute we returned!
Beath High School
Mr R Harnden
Another fantastic and unforgettable trip and an experience which will live long in the memories of all involved for all the right reasons.
Mrs Rebecca Youens
A tour packed full of adventures!
Balfron High School
FAQs about this tour
Find the answers to some of our most frequently asked questions.
If we wanted to open this up as a cross-curricular trip, which subjects would you rceommend?
Switzerland is also a great base for students studying Science and Business studies. With the United Nations in Geneva for Business, and Cern for Science you have to great stops to combine your tours educational focus!
Does a school geography trip to Switzerland work well for younger students?
Absolutely! Due to the wide variety of visits, it allows for a less intense Geographical itinerary when compared to Iceland for example. It also has the added bonus of boat trips, cheese and chocolate factories! Perfect for younger students!
When is the best time to visit Switzerland?
We recommend travelling in Spring or Summer for your group to get the most out of their time exploring Switzerland…
What is the main focus of a geography trip to Switzerland?
The main focus of a school geography tour to Switzerland is Glaciation. Couple this with gaining a deeper understanding of the physical environment with river and glaciated landscapes, as well as human geography, and your group are set for a unique adventure!
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