Guided tours for individuals

Guided Tours for Individuals

Key information

COVID-19 COVID-19
Since 13 September: QR COVID certificate valid in Switzerland + picture ID are required to attend guided tours. All visitors will have to be physically present with the COVID certificate + picture ID at the time of registration (max 2 hours in advance). Thanks for your consideration. Click here for more information.
 
Free entrance Our guided tours are free of charge  
Opening times

Here is the programme for the individual guided tours on the next 7 days (E = English / F = French):

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09.00 - - - - - - - -
10.00 - - - - - - - -
11.00 E E F - E E E E
12.00 - - E - - - - -
13.00 E E E - E E E E
14.00 - - F - - - F -
15.00 E E E - E E E E
16.00 - - E - - - - -
17.00 - - - - - - - -
 
2 hours long Tours last about 1 hour
It is not possible to leave a tour before the end
 
Less than 11 visitors Maximum 5 persons per registration.
Tours are organised in groups of 24, in a single language
 
Mandatory Registration Mandatory registration at the main desk, upon availability and maximum 2 hours in advance.
No online registration
 
Recommended from 12 years old

Recommended for ages 12+
Minors must be accompanied by at least one adult

 
On Foot Tours are on foot
You will walk approximately 1 km
 
Language English and French only  

Content

  • Tours consist of a visit to the first accelerator built at CERN.
  • Immersive audiovisual presentation complement the information provided by the tour guide is available in the room next to the Reception.
  • Tours take place both indoors and outdoors.
  • Please note that these tours do not include any underground visits.

In addition to your tour, you can explore our permanent exhibition: Microcosm, situated next to the Reception.

How to register for a guided tour for individuals

  • Online booking is not possible
  • Registration is only possible at CERN Reception, for visits on the same day, according to availability
  • Maximum 5 persons per registration
  • As visitors will enter CERN fenced site, you will be requested to provide the details of all the members of your party at the time of registration (last name, first name, date of birth, place of birth, country of birth and nationality) 
    More information on what we do with visitors’ personal data.