Fixed Date Trips

Ready for an adventure? Whether you’re an individual traveler or leading a group, our fixed date tours are the perfect way to ensure you have something to look forward to this summer or next. Read below to see which trip type is right for you. And, if you’re looking for travel scholarships, we’ve got those too, and have extended our deadline to April 30, 2021.

Summer Adventures

Pack your bags and get a taste of the independence that will soon come with going to college or studying abroad. Bring along a friend or make new ones as you explore some of the world’s best cities under the expert guidance of an ACIS Tour Manager. These well-priced value trips are for high school students and graduates, ages 15-20, traveling individually.

Signature Tours

See the world with some of our very best ACIS Tour Managers who each took one of their favorite itineraries and added personal touches to make them their very own. A once-in-a-lifetime opportunity, these special trips are open to both groups and individual travelers of all ages, a great choice for families!

Summer Adventures

for High School Students and Graduates Traveling Individually

Summer Adventure to London and Paris

July 22, 2021
8 Days | Overnights: London (3), Paris (3)

Savor the intoxicating joie de vivre of Paris and its world-class attractions before heading north to London, one of Europe’s finest cultural centers. Memories of gazing down on the Champs-Élysées from atop the Arc de Triomphe or standing in front of the Rosetta Stone at the British Museum are sure to last a lifetime.

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Group posed in front of the Louvre

Summer Adventure to France and Spain

July 23, 2021
9 Days | Overnights: Paris (3), Barcelona (2), Madrid (2)

Discover the highlights of France and Spain’s three most populous cities with the time and flexibility to also seek out hidden gems that interest you. From famous façades to succulent cuisine to world-class art to city squares filled with the sounds of talented street performers and musicians, Paris, Barcelona and Madrid will wow each of your senses.

 

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Students on a bike tour in Barcelona

Summer Adventure to Italy

July 16, 2021
8 Days | Overnights: Venice (2), Florence (2), Rome (2)

Explore Italy’s “big three,” and discover why people have been falling in love with these cities for centuries. Maybe it’s from the sound of a singing gondolier echoing beneath Venice’s Rialto Bridge? Or the sight of Michelangelo’s perfectly sculpted David in Florence’s Accademia? Or the chance to walk in the footsteps of gladiators at the Roman Colosseum? Maybe it’s the gelato, everywhere? Experience them for yourself to decide!

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Teens take a photo with the colosseum

Summer Adventure to Greece and Italy

July 15, 2021
8 Days | Overnights: Athens (2), Overnight Ferry (1), Sorrento (1), Rome (2)

Experience the best of Greece and Italy at a pace that allows you to discover historic highlights and hidden gems alike. Upon consulting the oracle of Apollo during your visit to Delphi, what will it foretell as your favorite part of the trip? Athens’ Acropolis, Sorrento’s Bay of Naples views, the archaeological site at Pompeii, Rome’s St. Peter’s Basilica and even the mouthwatering pizza are all sure to be contenders.

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Students posed at the Acropolis

Summer Adventure to Costa Rica

July 14, 2021
8 Days | Overnights: San José (1), San Carlos (3), Guanacaste Coast (3)

Get right into the action on this exciting tour introducing you to the mountains, beaches and people of Costa Rica. Tico hospitality is interwoven with an adventurous dive into the nation’s incredible diversity of flora and fauna on visits to a sustainable organic farm, a river boat cruise, a national park hike and a day spent connecting with indigenous Maleku tribe members. Plus, be prepared for a splash: you’ll swim in both hot springs warmed by Arenal Volcano and the gorgeous Pacific waters off the Guanacaste coast’s pristine beaches.

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GIrls viewing the Arenal Volcano

Tour Manager Signature Trips

for Groups, Families and Individual Travelers of All Ages

La Fiesta

with Sonia

June 21 – 30, 2021 | June 20 – 29, 2022

10 Days | Overnights: Madrid (3), Seville (2), Granada (1), Málaga (2)

“Come with me on this dazzling journey through the very best of Andalucía, starting in the nation’s capital Madrid. Based on the ACIS best-selling La Fiesta itinerary, this is classic Spain which I have adapted to truly embrace a fusion of Imperial and Moorish art architecture and activities.”

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Sonia and Madrid

Panorama Italiano

with Joe

July 14 – 23, 2021 | July 13 – 22, 2022

10 Days | Overnights: Venice (2), Florence (2), Sorrento (2), Rome (2)

“This is a taste of Italy you won’t soon forget. Starting with the fan-favourite Panorama Italiano tour, I’ve injected personal touches to help ground what can sometimes seem like a bit of a whirlwind of world-class monuments and museums.”

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Joe and Venice

Cradle of Civilization

with Anna

July 5 – 14, 2021 | July 11 – 20, 2022

10 Days | Overnights: Sorrento (2), Rome (3),  Athens (3)

“My special edition of the Cradle of Civilization itinerary is streamlined and designed to maximize value and comfort each step of the way. We’re also featuring some special treats that are especially wonderful in the summer.”

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Anna and the Acropolis

Insider’s Greece

with Dimitra

June 7 – 15, 2021 | June 6 – 14, 2022

9 Days | Overnights: Athens (2), Overnight Ferry (1), Chania (1), Heraklion (3)

“I can’t wait to welcome you on this Insider’s Greece tour made even more “insider”! The addition of off-the-beaten path excursions and activities to an already top-notch tour makes this the kind of trip that savvy, adventurous travelers longing for the “real” Greece will love.”

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Dimitra and Greece

Nice, Provence and Lyon

with Libby

July 2 – 11, 2021 | July 1 – 10, 2022

10 Days | Overnights: Nice (3), Nîmes (2), Lyon (3)

“Bonjour! You won’t soon forget the myriad wonders experienced on this packed-full French adventure of a lifetime. My enhanced version of ACIS’ beloved Nice, Provence and Lyon itinerary adds a spectacular boat tour of the Calanques, walking explorations, coastal and Provençal markets and more.”

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Libby and Lyon

Paris, Switzerland and Munich

with Tim

July 5 – 14, 2021 | July 5 – 14, 2022

10 Days | Overnights: Paris (3), Engelberg (2), Munich (3)

“From the exciting French capital to the peacefulness of the Alps to elegant Bavaria, my signature take on ACIS’ Paris, Switzerland and Munich tour encapsulates so much of what is wonderful about Europe. It combines vibrant, iconic urban experiences with some of the world’s most spectacular countryside scenery.”

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Tim and Bavaria

Amadeus

with Peter

July 19 – 28, 2021 | July 18 – 27, 2022

10 Days | Overnights: Venice (2), Salzburg (2), Vienna (2), Prague (2)

“We start with the wonderful Amadeus tour, which is quite simply my very favourite ACIS itinerary. This signature version is designed to create a trip that’s even more active—with lots of outdoor activities, less formal city sightseeing, more hiking, and just a maximum amount of hands-on fun!”

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Peter and Austria

Edinburgh to London

with Paul

June 21 – 29, 2021 | June 13 – 21, 2022

9 Days | Overnights: Edinburgh (2), Durham (1), Stratford-Upon-Avon (1), London (3)

“I love taking my travelers off the major tourist routes as I help them discover the UK and Ireland. Your time spent exploring [Northumberland and County Durham] will add so much to the overall story of this classic Edinburgh to London tour. And what a story it is!”

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Paul and Edinburgh

Costa Rican Adventure

with Herson

June 20 – 27, 2021 | June 19 – 26, 2022

8 Days | Overnights: San José (1), San Carlos (3), Guanacaste Coast (3)

“¡Pura Vida! I’m excited to welcome you on this experience of a lifetime, taking one of ACIS’ most popular Costa Rica itineraries and enhancing it with new experiences that connect adventure, nature, cuisine and culture all in one.”

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Herson and Costa Rica

Insider’s Dominican Republic

with Richard

July 6-13, 2021 | July 5 – 12, 2022

8 Days | Overnights: Santo Domingo (2), Santiago (1), Sosua (3), Santo Domingo (1)

“This tour is truly having your cake and eating it, too. I’ve enhanced our classic Insider’s Dominican Republic itinerary with unique extras—our travelers will dive deep into the contemporary Dominican lifestyle at its best. This program is what our tour managers seek to do with their own families who come to visit from off-island.”

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Richard and the Dominican Republic

After we arrived back in the United States a student said, ‘There is a Peter-sized hole in my heart.’ That accurately describes how important Peter was to our group!

DAVID B. GROUP LEADER, NORTH CAROLINA

Libby is AMAZING. She is always energetic and does a fabulous job working with multiple groups. She juggles the itinerary graciously and ALWAYS plans something extra special. Libby is a gem and we love her.

JENNIFER M. GROUP LEADER, COLORADO

Richard was EXCELLENT! He was always there for us, influencing our trip in a positive and educational way. He introduced us and educated us on anything and everything Dominican. We could not have asked for a better tour manager for our group!

BRIAN G. GROUP LEADER, MINNESOTA

Dimitra was absolutely amazing!! She taught me so much and made this trip an even better experience! I miss her so much already. I will forever remember Dimitra and this trip! I feel like a better person from it.

LAURA W. PARTICIPANT, PENNSYLVANIA

Sonia is the best of the best. As we traveled throughout our tour and observed other guides, it was clear that Sonia is head and shoulders above the rest. I can’t imagine traveling without her.

ELIZABETH W. GROUP LEADER, VIRGINIA

Joe was amazing in every aspect. I can’t say enough good things about him. He’s everything you look for in a tour manager: professional, knowledgeable, outgoing, organized, responsive and engaging.

DOMINIC P. GROUP LEADER, NEW YORK

Paul was top notch. He related wonderfully with the students and adults and provided great information. He was watchful of the students but allowed some freedom for them too. We couldn’t have asked for a better tour manager.

KELLY H. GROUP LEADER, NORTH CAROLINA

It was a joy to travel with Tim! Exceptionally knowledgeable, intelligent, friendly, funny, patient, organized –if we travel again, we hope he will be our tour manager!!!!

SHANNON M. GROUP LEADER, MICHIGAN

A top notch guide. Herson’s presentation is warm and kind and inviting to ask questions. He kept the group on task without being bossy. He is very passionate about the environment and our students learned so much from him. A+++ all the way.

JESSICA C. GROUP LEADER, VIRGINIA

Anna was always willing to do everything possible to make our trip the best it could be. She helped us figure out our free time and would make adjustments throughout the day based on our students’ interests and energy level.

JESSICA C. GROUP LEADER, TEXAS
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