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30 Years

Science and Technology

We offer school science trips to Europe that will stimulate the curiosity of your students and give them a greater insight into the wide world of science.

We arrange science and technology tours to the following destinations:

Switzerland

CERN and Geneva

Cern*

CERN, the European Organization for Nuclear Research, is one of the world’s largest and most respected centres for scientific research.

At the centre of the CERN visitor experience, the Globe is where visitors begin their voyage of discovery, in the permanent exhibition “Universe of particles“.

A visit to CERN lasts approximately half a day and includes:

  • Introductory presentation
  • A film
  • A visit to one of the experiments or an accelerator

Due to the high volume of visitors to CERN we recommend that you book your guided tour at least 4-6 months in advance. Tours are free of charge and can be booked Monday to Saturday.

CERN guided tours for student groups must be booked directly by the school.

Suggested visits for your trip to Geneva:

More information on our school trips to Switzerland.

France

Paris

Cité des Sciences et de l’Industrie

The Cité des Sciences et de l’Industrie is one of the largest science and technology museums in the world. Exhibitions are organised around the major themes of science, technology and industry.

Cité des Sciences et de l’Industrie*

Programmes include:

  • Exhibitions
  • Interactive activities, demonstrations and workshops
  • Giant screen cinema – IMAX and 3D
  • Planetarium
  • Theatre shows
  • The Argonaute Submarine

Palais de la Découverte

At the Palais de la Découverte six themes are presented in an entertaining and educational way:

Palais de la Découverte*

  • Astronomy/astrophysics
  • Chemistry
  • Geosciences
  • Physics
  • Mathematics
  • Earth sciences

You will find permanent and visiting exhibitions, guided tours, workshops and conferences with on-the-spot experiments and where you can ask questions of the scientists.

Toulouse

Also know as Aerospace Valley, Toulouse is home to a cluster of aerospace engineering companies and research centres.  Home to the Airbus, it also hosts several museums for those interested in aerospace and aviation.

Aerospace and technology tours in Toulouse:

For more information on tours to Toulouse, please get in touch.

Poitiers

Futuroscope

Futuroscope is one of the largest and most popular educational theme parks in Europe. Situated in the Poitou-Charentes to the west of France Futuroscope offers an amazing experience of discovery.

Over 30 park attractions include:

  • Films in giant format
  • Thrill-filled rides
  • 3D rides with 4D effects
  • Games
  • Live shows
  • Open air activities
  • Gigantic sculptures

We can arrange for your school group to be accommodated on-site at Futuroscope, just a few minutes’ walk from the park. Meals can be taken either at the park or at the hotel.

The Opal Coast

The close proximity of the Opal Coast makes it a perfect destination for a school technology trip to France.

We offer a huge variety of technology visits to the Opal Coast region including:

Boulangerie*

  • Traditional boulangerie with tasting
  • Chocolate factory with tasting
  • Nausicaa Sea Life Centre 
  • Arc International glass factory
  • Sweet factory

Germany

Munich

Munich offers numerous opportunities for science and technology visits and is home to the Deutsches Museum, one of the largest science and technology museums in the world.

Suggested visits:

More information on our school trips to Munich and Germany.

Spain

Barcelona

The city of Barcelona offers your students the opportunity to learn about science and technology as well as experience the culture of Spain all at the same time.

Gaudi architecture in Barcelona*

Suggested visits for your science and technology tour to Spain:

Valencia – South East Spain

Experience the cutting edge world of arts and sciences at the futuristic complex of Ciudad de las Artes y las Ciencias, one of Europe’s most impressive centres dedicated to cultural and scientific exhibitions.  The combination of the old and new in this magnificent city creates a beautiful and welcoming thriving cultural experience.

Suggested visits for Valencia:

More information on our school trips to Barcelona and Spain.

We can arrange a complete package for your trip including the itinerary, accommodation, transport, tours and visits. Please get in touch with us today.


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