Monday 30th May & Friday 3rd June, CERN, Geneva, CH

The programme for euspen‘s 22nd International Conference & Exhibition in Geneva will include optional guided and technical tours at CERN.  These tours are conducted exclusively by members of the CERN personnel and will provide delegates with the ideal opportunity to learn more about the companies facilities, capabilities, technologies, product developments and expertise.

Tours are free of charge and will take place on Monday 30th May and Friday 3rd  June 2022.

CERN Terms & Conditions
Guided Tours
Technical Tours
Travel to CERN

CERN Terms & Conditions

Please read the following carefully.  Failure to respect any of these instructions may lead to your tour being cancelled.

Visitors will be required to provide personal data for visitor access cards to access the CERN site.  Data required will include; first name, last name, date of birth, country of birth & nationality.  This information will be captured during the registration process.

Visitors will be required to wear their CERN visitor card while on CERN premises.

Guided tours may also take place on the CERN French site.  All visitors should bring a valid identity card or passport with them with visa documents if applicable.

CERN does not allow luggage in guided tours or exhibitions. No luggage storage facility is available.

Smoking is not allowed anywhere at CERN.

High-heeled shoes, open-toed shoes, flip-flops and sandals are not permitted.

Pets are not allowed anywhere at CERN.

The Tours

  • Due to the size of the CERN site visitors cannot complete half of a visit and then leave. Visitors must complete the entire tour.

  • Visitors should allow at least 3 hours between the end of the tour and the departure of their plane.

Guided Tours

 Monday 30th May 2022:  14:00 – 17:00 (Max no. of visitors 36 – TOUR FULL)
Friday 3rd June 2022:  10:00 – 13:00 (Max no. of visitors 48 – TOUR FULL)

What are the great questions of contemporary physics? What is the Higgs Boson and what does it tell us about the origins of the Universe? What is the role of CERN, its focus and objectives? What are the experiments conducted on its premises?

euspen offers you the opportunity to discover the mysteries of the Universe and the work of the world’s biggest physics laboratory through a guided tour of CERN.

Tour Content

  • Tours consist of a video introduction to CERN, followed by a visit of two areas on the site, such as control rooms, research facilities, engineering facilities, etc.
  • Tours take place both indoors and outdoors.
  • The final tour programme is decided at the last minute in order to take operational and safety constraints into account. Therefore, the exact programme cannot be guaranteed.
  • Please note it will not be possible to perform underground visits (including the LHC tunnel and detectors).

In addition to your tour, you can explore our permanent exhibitions: Microcosm, situated next to the Reception and the Universe of Particles, located on the ground floor of the Globe of Science and Innovation.

For more information about the guided tour of CERN please visit the following web page: Guided Tours

CERN’s public website provides a good introduction to CERN

Images are © CERN

Technical Tours

 Monday 30th May 2022:  13:30 and 15:15  (TOUR FULL)
Friday 3rd June 2022: 09:30 and 11:15  (TOUR FULL)

The technical tours will comprise of a tour of CERN’s main mechanical workshop, where conventional and high-precision computer numerical control machining, sheet-metal forming, welding engineering, electron beam welding, laser welding and cutting, micrometric 3D metrology and metallic additive manufacturing are performed.

Images are © CERN

Travel to CERN

Delegates who have registered to attend a tour should arrive 15 minutes prior to the start of the tour to get their badges.

The meeting location is:

CERN Visitors Reception
Building 33
1, Esplanade des Particules
1217 Meyrin

Please take note of the important safety rules which you are required to follow whilst on your tour:

Preparing for your CERN visit | Visit CERN

Travel from Geneva Cornavin train station: Tram to CERN is approx. 20 minutes.

  • Take tram 18 to “CERN”, which is the terminus. The stop is located between the Globe and the CERN Reception.
  • Purchase a “Tout Genève” ticket (3 CHF full fare / 2 CHF reduced fare) at a ticket machine (cash and credit cards accepted) beforeentering the tram.
  • Please note, most Geneva hotels offer free public transport passes. Don’t forget to ask for one if you are staying in a hotel in Geneva.

By Bus:

  • Take bus 68 (direction ‘Blandonnet’) to the “CERN” stop. There is then a short walk to reach from the CERN bus parking.
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