ACTIVITIES AND TRIPS

Boarding at CDL offers endless opportunities for fun and adventure. And with more than 100 weekend and after-school activities to enjoy, there really is something for everyone.
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Made for excitement

We offer a variety of activities, excursions and trips to expand your child’s education. From on-campus fun to visits to Geneva, discovering Switzerland, historical tours in Athens, football in Barcelona or going on Safari in Africa, we have something for everyone.

There is a choice of more than 80 evening and weekend activities. In addition, every year during the holidays, we offer trips further afield which allow our students to experience new cultures, in a supportive, supervised and familiar setting. All the trips have learning objectives that are based either on sports and pastimes or on culture. These experiences are central to Boarding life and allow students to learn new things while creating memories that will last a lifetime.

For trips abroad, all transport, hotel accommodation, meals and attractions are included in the example prices shown. Spending money is required.

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SWITZERLAND

Evenings and weekends, included within the fees.

Activities on-campus, excursions and trips around Geneva and country-wide

A balanced lifestyle is central to what we value. Activities allow students to learn about teamwork, leadership, responsibility and discipline, while developing their passions.

As such we offer over 80 activities after school during the week. At the weekend, there are a mixture of activities and trips to local museums and attractions. We also have ski weekends and the ski week, when we go to Crans Montana to ski on the Swiss Alps.

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DISNEYLAND PARIS - FRANCE

7th - 9th October 2022

CHF 1,050

Disneyland Park, Walt Disney Studios, Buffalo Bill Show, Disney Illuminations.

Disneyland Paris is the most popular theme park in Europe. There are 2 theme parks and lot of attractions to enjoy. You will spend a fantastic weekend surrounded by the famous Disney characters.

Spend 2 days in Disneyland Paris and enjoy the amazing attractions and shows of the park. Mickey, Pluto and company are waiting for you!

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LISBON - PORTUGAL

22nd - 29th October 2022

CHF 3,200

Surfing, Hiking, Coastering, Sintra.

You will stay in Lisbon, discover a city that is built on seven hills. Lisbon has experienced a renaissance in recent years, making it the cultural star of Portugal. This Atlantic-facing city is widely recognized for its red roofs and is as impressive as many European capitals, but with fewer crowds.

The Lisbon area is blessed with a very nice climate all year-round allowing the practice of of outdoor activities and it’s well known as one of Europe’s finest surfing countries.

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PARIS - FRANCE

18th - 20th November 2022

CHF 1,100

Eiffel tower, Le Louvre, Montmartre, Champs-Elysées.

Elegant, passionate, cultivated, romantic, gourmet and sometimes secret… a city with lots of stories, Paris never stops surprising you.

Beyond such landmarks as the Eiffel Tower, Arc de Triomphe and Montmartre and the visit of the Basilique du Sacré Coeur, the city is well known for its café culture and designer boutiques along the Rue du Faubourg Saint-Honoré. Paris could be described as the fashion capital of the world, often setting global trends.

On this trip you will have the chance to visit the Musée du Louvre, and see for real the famous Mona Lisa.

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EUROPA PARK - FREIBURG, GERMANY

2nd - 4th December 2022

CHF 1,055

Voletarium, Blue fire, Tyrol log flume, Christmas market.

How would you like to visit about 15 countries in one day? Europa Park will give you the chance to cure your wanderlust momentarily and inspire you to add new places to your travel wish list. This is Europe’s second most popular park.

With a sensational mix of high-adrenaline rides, cleverly conceived themed areas, beautiful parks, plus around 23 hours of shows including children’s theatre, ice revues and variety every day.

On Sunday, we will have the opportunity to marvel at Freiburg Christmas Market for buying and enjoying the many arts and crafts and delicious treats on offer at the over 130 individual stalls.

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SKI CAMP - SWITZERLAND

17th December 2022 - 7th January 2023

Price on Application

CHF 200 for rental equipment if needed

Holiday option

  • Week 1 - 17th - 24th December 2022
  • Week 2 - 24th - 31st December 2022
  • Week 3 - 31st December 2022 - 7th January 2023

Whether you are completely new to skiing, or a seasoned athlete, this ski camp offers an energetic and fun approach to Winter Sports in the heart of the Swiss Alps.

A full overnight camp that promises a lot of fun mastering skiing or snowboarding during the day and an apres ski programme in the evening that includes fun activities such as ice skating, team challenges, quizzes, discos and much more.

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RUGBY, ROMA - ITALY

10th - 12th February 2023

CHF 1,180

Vatican, Pantheon, Italy vs. England, Coliseum.

Italy’s capital is a sprawling, cosmopolitan city which is famed for its influential art, architecture, culture and 3000 years of history. A heady mix of haunting ruins, awe-inspiring art and vibrant street life, Italy’s hot-blooded capital is one of the world’s most romantic and inspiring cities.

On this weekend, you will not only get to discover this amazing city but also you will get to watch a 6 Nations rugby game at the Stadio Olimpico di Roma.

Join us in this amazing experience!

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WINTER CAMP - SWITZERLAND

18th - 24th February 2023

CHF 1,770

CHF 200 for rental equipment if needed

Holiday option

Choose from 3 programmes:

  • Adrenaline: 100% ski or snowboard
  • 50/50: 50% ski or snowboard and 50% fun
  • 100% fun: All fun and sports

The CDL experience would not be complete without the annual pilgrimage to Crans-Montana. A timehonoured tradition that is almost a rite of passage for CDL students. Found at an altitude of 1500m and boasting 300 days of sunshine a year, Crans-Montana is the ultimate Winter Playground for skiers and nonskiers alike. Ideal for both beginners and deep snow advanced skiers, the ski slopes stretch from the plateau right up to the Plaine Morte Glacier at 3000m.

Crans-Montana is also not short on non-skier activities offering activities such as Ice Skating, Dog sledding, Escape Games, Snow Shoeing, Trampoline Park and much more.

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FOOTBALL, BARCELONA - SPAIN

24th - 26th March 2023

CHF 1,200

Camp nou, Football Game, Gaudi's masterpieces, La Rambla.

Barcelona, located on the North-east Mediterranean coast, is the capital of Cataluña and one of the most cosmopolitan cities in Spain. It is an enchanting seaside city with boundless culture, fabled architecture, and a world-class dining scene.

If you come on this trip you will enjoy this beautiful city, discover its people, fantastic food and if you are a football fan, I am sure you will be thrilled with the opportunity to watch a FC Barcelona football game at their stadium, the Nou Camp (event depending on FC Barcelona Calendar. To be confirmed in August).

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EASTER BREAK, SICILY & MALTA

6th - 22nd April 2023

CHF 6,200

Palermo, Mount Etna, Gozo Island, La Valette.

The gorgeous island of Sicily, eternal crossroads of the Mediterranean, continues to seduce travellers with its dazzling diversity of landscapes and cultural treasures, while the Maltese Islands are an unmissable experience for any type of traveller.

Whether you’re a history buff, a night owl, an adrenaline junkie, or simply a rambler wishing to be bowled over by natural splendour, the list of things to do on this trip is endless.

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TENNIS, MADRID - SPAIN

5th - 7th May 2023

CHF 1,400

Palacio Real, Prado, Tennis Tournament, Flamenco.

Madrid, Spain’s central capital, is a city of elegant boulevards and expansive, manicured parks such as the Buen Retiro. Madrid is renowned for its rich repositories of European art, including the Prado Museum’s works by Goya, Velázquez and other Spanish masters. The heart of old Hapsburg Madrid is the portico-lined Plaza Mayor and nearby is the baroque Royal Palace and Armory, displaying historic weaponry.

Madrid is a very lively city with many events happening every weekend, and in this one we will
be very lucky to go and watch a tennis match of the Mutua Madrid Open Tournament with tennis players participating such as Rafa Nadal, Novak Djokovic and Juan martin Del Potro. Don’t miss this opportunity!

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VIENNA - AUSTRIA

18th - 21st May 2023

CHF 1,900

National Library, Gustav Klimt, Prater, Schönbrunn Palace.

Vienna is packed with history and is one of the most stunning cities to visit. There are many reasons for this, its rich culture, long-lasting tradition, stunning architecture, innovative museums, buzzing restaurants, cozy coffee houses and many quiet corners to explore.

Improve your German language skills and discover one of the most beautiful, and surprising, cities in the world.

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MILAN - ITALY

26th - 29th May 2023

CHF 1,400

Duomo, La Scala, Quadrilatero della moda, Gardaland.

Italy will always be a must-do for student travelers because of the abundance of culture, art, history, ancient ruins, fashion and delicious food. Italy has an incredible 50 sites on the World Heritage list!

At Gardaland Park pure adrenaline is guaranteed, with Oblivion, Blue Tornado and Raptor, the most feared rides anywhere!. While adventure lovers can challenge the fury of the rapids in the heart of the jungle, escape from Atlantis and join the legendary Arctic Mammoth convoy.

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Trips Booklet 2022-2023

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