Guided tours for groups (12 people and more)

A short introduction to the Laboratory, followed by a tour of two of its operational sites: accelerators, control rooms, technical facilities or high-technology workshops. Group tours must be booked in advance!

OpenDays 2019 - Highlight pictures
Guided tour during the Open Days on 14 and 15 September 2019. (Image: CERN)
Description

Every year, CERN welcomes almost 100 000 visitors from all over the world, who come to learn about its installations from our official guides.
Guided tours of CERN are free of charge.

A tour is considered to be a group tour when 12 people or more take part.

A group tour consists of an introductory talk about CERN followed by a visit to two operational sites. These may be accelerators, control rooms, technical facilities or high-technology workshops. Tours can be given in several languages (see the registration form) and last around three hours.

Please note that the visits to the underground installations are extremely limited and that some site, underground in particular, are not accessible to visitors below 16.

Please make sure you have read carefully the important instructions regarding visits.

Additional information can be found on the Visits Service website.

Duration
3 hours
Minimum age
8
Language(s)
Français,
English,
Italiano,
Deutsch,
Español,
Other language (subject to availability)
Time of the year
All year round
Location

The meeting point for tours, once confirmed, is the CERN Reception
How to get to CERN

Registration procedure

It is advisable to book tours as early as possible (up to 3 months in advance) using the online form.
Don’t forget to check the FAQ page to prepare for your visit.

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