Conference Tour

The conference tour offers participants the opportunity to visit CERN linear accelerators and LHC experiments on Friday afternoon, 5th September, at the end of the conference.

Upon registration, participants will be able to choose between one of two linear accelerators (Linac4 and CTF3) and one of two LHC experiments (LHCb and CMS).

Click here for the full programme and further information on the linear accelerators and LHC experiments.

Registration Fees:
Conference Delegate or Companion: 30 CHF 

•    Bus transportation from the conference centre (CICG) to CERN and back to Geneva train station via Geneva airport. It will be possible to take your luggage with you on the tour.
•    Lunch box

Tour Schedules:
13:00 Departure from the conference centre

Tour Options: (schedule to be confirmed)

CTF3 / CMS from 14:00 to 17:00
Linac4 / LHCbfrom 14:00 to 17:00
CMS / Linac4 from 14:00 to 17:00
LHCb / CTF3 from 14:00 to 17:00
CTF3 / Linac4 / Microcosmfrom 14:00 to 16:00

Groups will be made up of 48 persons. Places are limited and will be granted on a first come first served basis.

Estimated time at Geneva airport 30 minutes after the end of the tour (depending on traffic conditions this timing cannot be guaranteed).
Estimated time at Geneva train station is 1 hour after the end of the tour (depending on traffic conditions this timing cannot be guaranteed).

Important information and requirements:

Please note that high heels, open shoes or sandals are strictly forbidden in an underground visit and all visitors must wear a safety helmet (provided by CERN).

No bags larger than 10 litres are allowed in the underground areas (bags can be stored on the buses during the visit). Visitors must be able to wear a safety helmet and pass by themselves through the Personal Access Doors. Minors under the age of 18 remain under the responsibility of their parents or legal representatives and must be accompanied by an adult during the visit.

Persons equipped with a pacemaker, defibrillator, electronic medicine dispenser, hearing aid or metal implant, persons with reduced mobility or otherwise incapacitated, minors under the age of 12, persons suffering from claustrophobia should contact the organizers in case some area may be restricted to them on the day of the visit.

Participation in the visit is at the visitors’ own risk. Please take care of any equipment you may bring with you as you will remain fully responsible for its safety.