Jun 6 – 9, 2018
Europe/Zurich timezone

Important information

Here is important information about the CERN guided tours organised for the 2018 Ecsite Annual Conference participants.


  • Guided tours are free of charge.
  • Guided tours are in English
  • Guided tours include:
    • Visit of CERN's permanent exhibitions:  Universe of Particles and Microcosm
    • Possibility to go to CERN shop
    • Guided tour of the LHC crymoagnets facility
    • Guided tour of the ATLAS experiment control room
  • Due to the operation of the LHC no underground visit is possible in June.
  • Guided tours start and end at CICG (2018 Ecsite annual conference main venue).
  • Transport by bus is provided by CERN.
  • It is not possible to leave the tour before it ends (exception: visitors can leave CERN with their own transport 30 minutes before the end of the tour).

Safety rules

  • Cameras are authorized (end even encouraged) during the tour.
  • All visitors must wear closed, block-heeled shoes
  • High heels, open-toes, sandals and flip-flops are forbidden.
  • Large bags and luggage are forbidden during the tour and should be left in the coach.
  • In case of mobility issues, please inform us on the registration form.

Mandatory registration

  • Specific registration for the CERN guided tours is mandatory.
  • Your Ecsite registration is not sufficient to join a CERN guided tour but please take your Eciste conference badge with you.
  • Click on "Registration" on the menu to register.
  • CERN site access rules require to provide the following information for each visitor at the time of registration: last name, first name, date of birth, place of birth, country of birth and nationality.
  • Your registration is complete once you have received the email confirming it.

Once you are registered and before the tour...

  • The confirmation email contains a PDF ticket and a link to your registration details where the PDF ticket can also be accessed.
  • If possible print the PDF ticket at home or at your hotel.
  • Alternatively you can pass by the CERN guided tours desk at CICG to print the ticket.
  • Pass by the CERN guided tours desk at CICG to collect a plastic pouch as the ticket (which is your CERN visitor card) must be worn visibly during all the tour along with your Ecsite conference badge.
  • Tickets displayed on mobile phones won't be accepted

On the day of the tour...

  • Make sure you are at CICG main entrance at least 10 minutes before the guided tour starts (check times on the ticket).
  • The buses won't wait for late comers.
  • Don't forget to take your CERN ticket and your plastic pouch along with your Ecsite conference badge.
  • Show your CERN ticket and conference badge to the CERN guide before stepping on the coach.

If you want to cancel your tour or for more information

We wish you a great guided tour of CERN!

We remind you that CERN can be visited all year long.
Especially, permanent exhibitions can be visited without prior booking.
More information on http://visit.cern.