The team of Professor Sir Tejinder Virdee FRS

A visit to see the experiments at the Large Hadron Collider, CERN including the Compact Muon Solenoid whilst they are down for maintenance.

The tour includes visits to the Science History Museum on the banks of Lake Geneva and scientific sites in the Old City.

Visit itinerary and overview:

Thursday 27 June

Attendees organise own transport to Geneva. Friends have a block booking for accommodation in Ferney-Voltaire, a small town in France conveniently located for CERN, Geneva airport and the centre of Geneva. Ferney-Voltaire is the accommodation centre following the positive feedback from Friends previous CERN trips.

Friends look after room allocations, attendees then pay their hotel bills direct at the end of the stay. As a guide, single rooms are from 79€ per person per night, double/twins up to 115€ per night.

19.30 Welcome drinks in the hotel 
20.00 Dinner for the group, Ferney-Voltaire 

Friday 28 June

From 7.30 breakfast (11€ per person per day, to be paid direct at end of stay)
8.20 Private coach transport to CERN
9.00 Overall presentation of CERN, the LHC and visit laboratories and experiments above ground 
12.45 Lunch in the CERN canteen (to be paid direct on day)
14.00 Tour of the CMS experiment including underground facilities and the CMS device itself
16.30 Private coach transport back to hotel
Evening - Dinner for the group, fine-dining restaurant in the Hotel de France, Ferney-Voltaire

Saturday 29 June 

From 8.00 breakfast
10.00 Private coach transport to Geneva
10.30 Guided tour of Museum of History of Science
Lunch – Near the Botanical Gardens, location TBC (to be paid direct on day)
Afternoon - Guided walking tour featuring the history of scientific discovery in the Old City of Geneva 
Evening - Closing Dinner in Geneva, location TBC

Sunday 30 June

From 8.00 breakfast 
This is the end of the formal activities however there is an exclusive guided tour available at the Chateau de Voltaire in Ferney-Voltaire for the morning.