Archdukes and Emperors

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Depart

Overnight Flight

1 1 Night

Salzburg

1 1 Night

Vienna

2 2 Nights

Budapest

1 1 Night

Prague

2 2 Nights

Munich

2 2 Nights
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What's Included

Our itineraries reflect 40 years of experience in crafting exceptional educational tours. That means we know exactly how to make the best of your time abroad—incredible destinations, immersive activities, centrally located hotels, and smart, well-traveled tour managers who ensure your educational goals are met. Here are some of the exceptional features of this tour.

ACIS Guarantees

We have high standards, which is why we take care to include these features in every tour.

Round-Trip Flights

Leave the airlines to us.

3- or 4-Star Hotels

After a busy day, comfort is key.

Centrally Located Hotels

Save the commuting time, beat the morning crowds and keep right on exploring after dark when your hotel is in the heart of the city.

Daily Breakfast and Dinner (unless otherwise noted)

Delicious, authentic, multi-course dinners at local restaurants with meal times tailored to maximize your experience.

24-Hour Tour Manager

Part guide, part educator, part engineer, part mind-reader, part magician—ACIS Tour Managers are your travel partner.

Start Exploring

Never wait hours at the airport to share a transfer with other later groups.

Service Guarantee

We're so sure you're going to love your tour, we guarantee it!

Global Network

24/7 on the ground support whenever and wherever you need it.

Personal Headsets Included Throughout Tour

Participants will have unlimited access to personal headsets so that local guides and ACIS Tour Managers can more easily communicate with the group along the way.

Exceptional Experiences

Our tours are designed to help you and your students be in the moment and experience everything the world has to offer.

Munich by Bike

Munich by Bike

Lace up your sneakers, hop aboard a bike and explore Munich on two wheels. Pedal down historic old streets past delightful courtyards and the University buildings, explore the popular Englischer Garten park and ride along the city's river. Pick out differences in architecture between distinct neighborhoods and discover the shops and squares that residents frequent as you get off the beaten path. The specific route may vary to provide the best possible experience each time, but no matter which lively corner of Munich you discover, sightseeing by bicycle is a fun way to get close to the city's hidden gems.
Bicycle helmets are available and encouraged for use by all participants.

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Lace up your sneakers, hop aboard a bike and explore Munich on two wheels. Pedal down historic old streets past delightful courtyards and the University buildings, explore the popular Englischer Garten park and ride along the city's river. Pick out differences in architecture between distinct neighborhoods and discover the shops and squares that residents frequent as you get off the beaten path. The specific route may vary to provide the best possible experience each time, but no matter which lively corner of Munich you discover, sightseeing by bicycle is a fun way to get close to the city's hidden gems.
Bicycle helmets are available and encouraged for use by all participants.

Dance the Viennese Waltz

Dance the Viennese Waltz

Strap on your dancing shoes as an expert teaches you how to dance the excitingly beautiful and quick-tempo Viennese Waltz. This 18th century dance was the first ballroom dance in the closed hold, or waltz, position.

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Strap on your dancing shoes as an expert teaches you how to dance the excitingly beautiful and quick-tempo Viennese Waltz. This 18th century dance was the first ballroom dance in the closed hold, or waltz, position.

Salzburg Tour with Guide

Salzburg Tour with Guide

Mozart's Birthplace Museum

Mozart's Birthplace Museum

Schönbrunn Palace with Audio Guides

Schönbrunn Palace with Audio Guides

Vienna Tour with Guide

Vienna Tour with Guide

Coffee and Cake at a Viennese Café

Coffee and Cake at a Viennese Café

Budapest Tour with Guide

Budapest Tour with Guide

Matthias Church

Matthias Church

Prague Tour with Guide

Prague Tour with Guide

Hradcany Castle

Hradcany Castle

Dachau Concentration Camp Memorial

Dachau Concentration Camp Memorial

Munich Tour with Guide

Munich Tour with Guide

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Itinerary

This itinerary is the starting point for your tour, but it’s not set in stone. If there are days you would like to change, or specific places you’d like to go, we can work with you to create a personalized program that fits the needs of you and your students.

Day 1: Overnight Flight

Depart from the USA.

Day 2: Salzburg

Arrive in Munich, meet your ACIS Tour Manager and travel to Salzburg, known as the most musical of all Austrian cities. You may want to gain a bird's eye perspective of the Old Town by climbing Kapuzinerberg for its panoramic views before dinner.

Day 3: Vienna

See the enchanting sights of Salzburg on a guided sightseeing tour that will highlight many of the city's “Sound of Music” sites including the lovely, manicured gardens in front of the Mirabell Palace, the Sound of Music Churchyard and the stunning Baroque Dom Cathedral. Next, visit Mozart's Birthplace Museum on the crowded shopping street, the Getreidegasse. Later today depart for the lovely city of Vienna.

Day 4: Vienna

This morning tour the grounds and interior of Schönbrunn Palace, the massive Habsburg summer retreat, including the Imperial state rooms and private quarters of the Austrian Emperors. Then embark on a sightseeing tour of Vienna where an expert local guide shows you the glory of the former Imperial capital including the Ringstrasse, Hofburg Palace complex, Opera House and St. Stephen's Cathedral. Later a local master will mesmerize you with a demonstration of the world famous Viennese Waltz before you take to the floor to give it a try. All that dancing earns you a taste of the city's famed coffee house culture—visit one of Vienna's many glittering cafés to savor some mélange coffee or hot chocolate and Sachertorte. The rest of the afternoon is free to further explore the city on your own or shop for souvenirs before a traditional Austrian dinner tonight.

Day 5: Budapest

Cross the Hungarian border this morning and arrive in Budapest, known as the Pearl of the Danube. Meet your local guide for a sightseeing tour that teaches you about the amazing 1,000-year history of this city, which is split in half by the Danube River—the Buda district on one side and the Pest district on the other (hence the city's name!). See Heroes' Square, St. Stephen's Basilica, and the spectacular Hungarian Parliament building, then cross one of the city's beautiful bridges to take in wonderful views from the neo-Roman Fisherman's Bastion, and enjoy entrance to Matthias Church.

Day 6: Prague

Follow the Danube River into Slovakia and arrive in the capital city of Bratislava. Enjoy a walking tour with your tour manager viewing the lovely pedestrian-friendly old town nestled along the river, and take time for lunch. This afternoon continue through the countryside of Moravia and Bohemia to Prague.

Day 7: Prague

Prague is one of Europe's most beautiful cities as you'll see during a guided sightseeing tour. A local expert will show us the quaint Malá Strana (Czech for “Lesser Quarter,” named for its location at the foot of Prague's ancient castle) and the graceful Charles Bridge, built during the 14th century. We'll also visit the fortress-like Hradčany Castle complex, perched high above the city. This evening, we'll wander the checkerboard, cobblestone streets of the medieval Old Town to watch the street performers in the main square.

Day 8: Munich

Travel into Germany today and visit the Dachau Concentration Camp Memorial, a somber but important reminder of Germany's Nazi past. Continue to Munich for the evening and begin to explore the capital of Bavaria.

Day 9: Munich

The word Gemütlichkeit means coziness, hospitality, warmth and welcome. Dive right into this Bavarian way of thinking with an expertly guided sightseeing tour to sites like Marienplatz with its famed Glockenspiel, the Viktualienmarkt food and flower market and the surfers on the Isar River in the Englischer Garten. Later today, discover the city's hidden gems during a Munich by bike tour of unique neighborhoods and sights off the beaten path.

Day 10: Departure

Depart for the USA.

Price This Tour

Price This Tour

Optional Extras

Ultimate-Plus Protection Plan

Most Enhanced health coverage, program interruption, baggage delay/loss and travel delay protection while on tour. Plus, enhanced medical/job loss cancellation refund policy

Rate $200

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Ultimate Protection Plan

Enhanced health coverage, program interruption, baggage delay/loss and travel delay protection while on tour. Plus, enhanced medical/job loss cancellation refund policy

Rate $100

Add to Tour

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