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Geneva

This international city is home to the United Nations, the International Red Cross and other major organizations, making Geneva a symbol of diplomacy and peace. Some of these institutions can be visited, depending on your interests, which will be invaluable for students of politics or sociology.

One of the biggest draws for youth groups is CERN - The European Centre for Nuclear Research (Centre Européen des Recherches Nucléaires ), which is proving increasingly popular with science teachers and students alike. The centre is keen to work closely with educational groups and welcomes visitors. They also offer teacher programmes and the opportunities for students to be involved in their work.

Whilst CERN is a fantastic trip for science students, the countless museums, galleries and other attractions of Geneva itself will be sure to captivate students of any discipline and with use of the public transport system, it’s such an easy destination to explore.

Sample Itinerary

Day 1

Fly to Geneva with transfers in the UK. Boat cruise on arrival to see the city.

Day 2

Morning visit to CERN, afternoon guided tour of the United Nations Palais des Nations.

Day 3

Visit to Chamonix and Mont Blanc which can be accessed by mountain railway.

Day 4

Fly home.

Longer tours by coach also available.

Visits And Excursions

Each group will have its own special interests and curricular needs. That’s why every visit can be completely tailored around you. You’ll find some suggestions below, but you can always call us to discuss more options.

Rondo Recommends:

A - Art & Architecture | C - Culture | G - Geography | H - History | L - Leisure | P - Performing Arts | Sc - Science, Tech & Engineering | G - General Tourist Attraction

C E R N

C E R N

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The world famous physics research centre welcome your students for a pre-planned visit. There is nothing that will inspire your students more than seeing science in action at the leading research facility on the planet.

United Nations

United Nations

A C H G

The guides will show you around this magnificent building and talk about the current activities of the United Nations and the history of the Palais des Nations (the former HQ of the League of Nations).

Jet D’eau

Jet D’eau

G G

See this fantastic 140 metre high water jet right in the middle of Geneva’s harbour.

Musee D'art et D'Histoire - (Click for more information)

Art and Architecture Culture History General Tourist Attraction

With a wide ranging collection from the ancient world to modern paintings, this is one of Switzerland’s most important museums.

Bodmer Foundation Libaray and Museum - (Click for more information)

Culture History General Tourist Attraction

Dedicated to the creations of the human mind, this unique museum is home to a variety of permanent exhibitions including original editions of Shakespeare, Egyptian Books of the Dead and many more first editions, ancient documents and manuscripts.

Conservatory and Botanical Garden - (Click for more information)

Leisure Activity Science, Technology and Engineering General Tourist Attraction

Geneva’s first botanical garden is spread over 28 hectares. With the world’s largest herbarium, this is a must visit for biologists or artists looking for beautiful subject matter in tranquil surroundings.

Chamonix Mont Blanc - (Click for more information)

Geography General Tourist Attraction

Although an historic ski-resort in its own right, Chamonix is best known for its access to Mont Blanc. You can visit the Mer de Glace by mountain railway. A cable car will take you to the Aiguille du Midi - the highest point you can reach without becoming a mountaineer. The journey there is pretty spectacular too!

Annecy - (Click for more information)

Culture History Leisure Activity

This bustling town by its own lake is both picturesque and informative about the history of Savoy. Spend time relaxing on or by the lake with the magnificent mountain backdrop across the water.

Aix les Bains - (Click for more information)

The centre of the spa town has many elegant buildings, with many relating to Aix’s Roman history, such as the Campanus Arch and the temple of Diana. The spa itself and the classic Casino are also well worth a visit for their décor and architecture. Then, go down to the lakeside and discover a lively leisure area with an aquatic centre, lake cruises, boating, fishing and lots of outdoor cafés.

Ibis Budget hotel is very modern and in a great location, just 15 minutes’ walk from the airport and opposite the Balexert Shopping Centre. Rooms generally consist of a large bed plus a bunk bed, so 2 per room and en suite.

Côté Lac Evian - (Click for more information)

This superb hostel offers you the best of both worlds. The location above Evian is magnificent, with views across Lake Geneva to Switzerland. At the same time you have easy access to CERN and Geneva in about 45 minutes. All rooms are en suite and the teaching and rehearsal spaces inside and outside are second to none.

Portes de Genève 3* - (Click for more information)

This hotel is only ten minutes from CERN and within easy reach of Geneva. It is ideal for shorter stays to visit CERN and offers typical Savoyard chalet style accommodation for a longer stay. There are comfortable en suite rooms, a good buffet breakfast and evening meals that reflect local cuisine.