Geneva is an idyllic school trip destination for secondary students, as it’s compact, well organised and brimming with history, science and culture. This city is positioned on the edge of Lake Geneva and is filled with parks, promenades and wonderful mountain views. Also known as the “city of peace”, Geneva has a prominent place in world events thanks to its central and versatile location; more than 20 international organisations have their headquarters here including the United Nations and the Red Cross.
Booking school trips to Geneva creates a perfect opportunity for budding scientists in your class. Your science school students will marvel at CERN where the Internet was born 20 years ago, and where 10,000 physicists try to unlock the secrets of the universe and the Big Bang. The History of Science Museum is the only one of its kind in Switzerland, including collections composed of numerous old scientific instruments (microscopes, barometers, sundials, astrolabes, etc.), and books and documents bequeathed by the families of Geneva’s scientists and scholars.
Geneva makes for one of the best Switzerland school trips, and is the ideal destination for a trip that’s packed with educational value. A fantastic way to see all of Geneva’s sights is onboard a Cruise on one of Europe’s most beautiful lakes. Here, your secondary school students can discover the major attractions of Lake Geneva; the stone of Niton, the Water Fountain, the Black Harbour, the Diodati house, the UN building, the castle of Bellerive, the Mermaid, and many more interesting sites.
Cable Car rides in the mountains and a Fondue meal establish the Swiss connection that will leave your students enthralled with this stunning cosmopolitan city.
School trips to Geneva highlights...
Booking a school trip to Geneva allows your students to both learn and unwind in an idyllic setting. Some of our favourite trip highlights include:
The Palais des Nations
The Palais des Nations, or The Palace of Nations, is the home of the United Nations (UN). Students may be able to take a tour of the headquarters and learn all about how the UN works to maintain world peace, and foster international relations and development.
The Lake Geneva Boat Cruise
Set out to sea and enjoy the amazing views of Lake Geneva and the Rhône. Your students can look out for the city's landmarks while standing on the cruise viewing platforms.
Cathedrale Saint-Pierre and Geneva Old Town
Built in the 19th century, St Peter’s Cathedral is located in the city’s Old Town. It was previously a Roman Catholic cathedral which converted into a Reformed Protestant Church of Geneva during the Reformation.
The European Organisation for Nuclear Research, or CERN, is one of the biggest centres for scientific research in the world. It’s home to the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) and other complex scientific instruments. CERN is a one of the first things on many teachers’ lists when they’re on school
Mont Saleve Cable Car Rides
What better way to see the sights of Geneva than up in a cable car 1,100 metres above ground. Your students can take a ride up to the top of Mont Saleve and take in views of the city from a unique vantage point.
The Geneva Observatory
At this astronomical observatory, your students will learn all about how researchers discover exoplanets and more. It’s an excellent activity for those especially interested in space.
"Geneva can be an expensive place to stay so make the most of the free public transport for tourists which covers train, tram, bus and public transport boats. Also, take your water bottle with you as there are free drinking water fountains dotted around to save you money."