Science in Europe

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                      Science in Europe
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                      Science in Europe
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                      Science in Europe

The Concept

This 15-day tour begins in London, a blend of science and history. From here students travel onto Paris then to Geneva, the home of CERN before arriving home.

This tour will inspire science students to discover a number of different directions through experiencing applied sciences, and exploring various scientific aspects in workshops in different countries. This itinerary is a guide only; there are many experiences teachers may have researched which can be combined into an itinerary similar to this.

Secondary school students will increase their knowledge of how different science fields intertwine, experience science in workshops and understand international cooperation in science.

Itinerary Day By Day

DAY 1 AUSTRALIA - LONDON

Check in for the flight to London

DAY 2 LONDON (D)

Arrive in London and meet your tour escort on arrival, who will escort you to your hotel. Take a private coach tour of central London including Big Ben, Trafalgar Square, Tower Bridge and Buckingham Palace with your guide before returning to your hostel for dinner.

DAY 3 LONDON (BD)

After breakfast at your hostel, visit the Science Museum of London and the Museum of Natural History. This will take you up until mid-afternoon, after which time the remainder of the day is at leisure at your teachers discretion.

DAY 4 LONDON (BD)

After breakfast, visit the London Zoo for a self-guided visit and a short workshop. Make your way to the Alexander Fleming Laboratory Museum, allowing at least 90 minutes for this experience. After lunch, this afternoon visit the Royale Institute and take part in their educational program, and the Faraday Museum to learn about the role the institute has played in shaping the modern world. Return to your hostel in time for dinner.

DAY 5 LONDON (BD)

After breakfast board your coach for your day trip to Cambridge including a tour of the Science Park (including workshop), visit Trinity College and a coach tour of Cambridge before returning to London around 5pm.

DAY 6 LONDON (BD)

After breakfast visit the Royal Observatory and straddle the Greenwich Meridian Line before travelling down the River Thames to the Thames Barrier and learn the story behind its creation. This afternoon visit the Tower of London before enjoying some leisure time at your teachers discretion.

DAY 7 LONDON – PARIS (BD)

This morning your group will transfer to the station to catch the Eurostar to Paris (the trip is approximately 3 hours, plus the1 hour time change). On arrival, transfer to your accommodation in Paris by private coach. The remainder of the day is at leisure at your teachers’ discretion.

DAY 8 PARIS (BL)

Following your breakfast at your accommodation, you will enjoy a day of sightseeing in Paris including the Eiffel Tower, Champs Elysees and the Louvre Museum. Enjoy some leisure time later this afternoon at your accommodation.

DAY 9 PARIS (BLD)

Today, spend today at the ‘Citi des Sciences et de L’industrie’, Europe’s largest science museum. Highlights include the Planetarium, submarine and IMAX theatre, as well as the amazing façade made of glass – the first ever structured glass walls to be constructed without framing. Return to your accommodation this afternoon for some leisure time before dinner.

DAY 10 PARIS – GENEVA (BLD)

Check out after breakfast and catch the train to Geneva this morning. After checking into your accommodation, visit the ICT Discovery Centre (allow 2 hours) before returning to your accommodation for dinner.

DAY 11 GENEVA (BD)

After breakfast at your accommodation, visit the UN Palais de Nations for your guided tour this morning. After lunch, visit the Geneva Observatory for your guided tour, one of the world’s most famous observatories specialising in detecting comets and exoplanets. Return to your hotel for dinner.

DAY 12 GENEVA (BLD)

After breakfast, your private coach will take you to CERN where you will spend a full day, including a 3 hour guided tour. Workshops are available (Subject to availability) if you are interested in these workshop options, please contact GET for more info. Return to your accommodation for dinner.

DAY 13 GENEVA - AUSTRALIA

After breakfast, enjoy a morning of leisure after a busy few days before your private coach transfer to the airport for a mid- afternoon flight.

DAY 14/15 ARRIVE AUSTRALIA

Arrive Australia (subject to airline schedules).

Inclusions
  • Return international economy airfares including pre-paid taxes and charges
  • Train sector fare London – Paris (Eurostar Standard ticket)
  • Train sector fare Paris – Geneva (2nd class)
  • English speaking tour escort from arrival in London until departure in Geneva
  • London:
  • 5 nights’ accommodation at our preferred London Hostel with breakfast & dinner
  • 5 packed lunches and 5 dinners in London
  • Half day coach a panoramic city sights tour of London starting at Heathrow airport and ending at their accommodation
  • Full day coach for excursion to Cambridge
  • Coach transfer London Hostel – St Pancras train station
  • Public transport cards for 3 days
  • Entrance and reservation: Science Museum London, Museum of Natural History London, London Zoo, Alexander Fleming Laboratory Museum, Faraday Museum, Royal Observatory Greenwich, Tower of London
  • Workshop at London Zoo
  • Educational program at the Royal Institute
  • Tour and workshop of the Science Park at Cambridge College
  • Visit to Trinity College
  • Tour of Cambridge
  • Behind the scenes tour of the Thames Barrier
  • Boat cruise Greenwich – Thames Barrier – Tower of London
  • Paris:
  • 3 nights’ hostel accommodation in Paris with breakfast, packed lunch and dinner
  • Coach transfers: Paris Nord train station – Hostel, Hostel – Paris Gare Lyon
  • Eiffel tower climb (2nd floor)
  • Entrance, reservation and guided tour: Louvre museum, Cite des sciences et de l’Industrie including Planetarium and submarine
  • Tickets to screening at IMAX theatre at the Science city
  • Geneva:
  • 3 nights’ accommodation at 2* hotel or hostel in Geneva with breakfast & dinner
  • Coach transfers: Geneva train station – hotel, Geneva hotel – train station
  • Full day coach for CERN visit
  • Coach transfer to/from Geneva Observatory
  • Guided visit of the CERN surface facilities including entrance fees/reservation cost
  • Guided tour of UN Geneva
  • Guided tour of Geneva Observatory