School Science Trips to Switzerland
A long-standing legacy of scientific endeavour
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 trip 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. Experience everything from watchmaking and astronomical apparatus to scenic boat cruises and alluring Alpine tradition, all set against a spectacular mountain backdrop.
Please note that schools must organise their visit to CERN directly. Unfortunately we cannot organise the visit on your behalf.
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Our Recommended Itinerary
Here’s what your trip could look like
Flight to Switzerland
Conservatoire et Jardin Botanique
Evening meal and Fun Files quiz
CERN *Groups must arrange this directly themselves
History of Science Museum
Evening meal and Fun Files activity
Visit the United Nations Visitor Centre, Geneva
International Red Cross & Red Crescent Museum
Based on 3 day, 2 night flight tour for 36 passengers (+4 free places) travelling October 2023. Subject to availability.
- Return flights to Switzerland
- Return airport transfers in resort
- Half board accommodation
- Travel insurance
- Free staff place ration 1:10
- 24/7 support
- Vamoos travel app & info pack
- Tailor-made itinerary
- Dedicated Tour Manager
- Hoodies and Polo Shirts
Popular places to stay in Switzerland
- Family-run hotel located in the heart of Geneva
- A short walk from the Cornavin train station and the shores of Lake Geneva
- Chalet-style decor
- Buffet breakfast
- Private bathrooms
- Computer available at reception
- Vending machine
- Walk to Lake Geneva (just 5 minutes away)
- Enjoy a meal at one of the nearby restaurants
- Hop on the train to explore more of Switzerland
Your journey doesn’t have to end here! See what else we can offer to help you get the most out of your tour. From dedicated Tour Managers to Party Leader Launch Packs, we’ll go above and beyond to support you and your students.
What our customers say
Mr Ross McIntyre
Excellent experience from the minute we were picked up to the minute we returned.
Beath High School
Many of our school trips are now run with Rayburn due to the fact that we are delighted with their service.
Bedford Modern School
FAQs about this tour
Find the answers to some of our most frequently asked questions.
Do you provide risk assessments for the visits you offer?
You can download our Generic Risk Management Handbook which will help you complete your risk assessment for your school or Local Authority. The aim of the handbook is to provide all tour leaders with supportive suggestions to help raise awareness to risk, suggest control measures to help mitigate the risk and manage risk pro-actively. For further assistance, please speak to a member of our team who will be happy to help.
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.
Are seatbelts provided on foreign coaches?
This depends on the country where you are visiting and their local laws. However, we will always endeavour to use coach companies who use coaches fitted with seatbelts.
What do I need to do to ensure safe travel for my group?
Information is available from your Local Authority on what is expected from party leaders on a trip. In addition, we are happy to assist you in ensuring that you have all of the necessary information to successfully assess risks and ensure a safe trip for you and your group. Further advice and information can be found on the OEAP National Guidance website.
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