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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.
We have high standards, which is why we take care to include these features in every tour.
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After a busy day, comfort is key.
After a busy day, comfort is key.
Delicious, authentic, multi-course dinners at local restaurants with meal times tailored to maximize your experience.
Part guide, part educator, part engineer, part mind-reader, part magician—ACIS Tour Managers are your travel partner.
Never wait hours at the airport to share a transfer with other later groups.
We're so sure you're going to love your tour, we guarantee it!
24/7 on the ground support whenever and wherever you need it.
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.
Our tours are designed to help you and your students be in the moment and experience everything the world has to offer.
Engage directly with many authentic Swiss traditions through an evening of food, stories, games, costumes and more. From a locally-sourced homemade Swiss dinner to the Alpenhorn to games such as traditioal bowling, delight in the company of your hosts as they share centuries of their culture with you.
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.
Brandenburg Gate, Munich Marienplatz, Charles Bridge, Neuschwanstein, Dresden Frauenkirche, Zwinger Palace, Museum Island, Nuremberg Nazi Party Rally Grounds and Documentation Center, Berlin Wall, Berlin Holocaust Memorial, Street Art Workshop and Walking Tour, Prague Old Town Square, Terezín, Hradcany Castle
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.
Depart from the USA.
Arrive in Switzerland's bustling financial city of Zurich and transfer to Lake Lucerne.
Begin your day with an optional trip on the world's steepest cog railway and by cable car up to the breathtaking heights of 7,000-foot Mount Pilatus. Otherwise, enjoy a free day to explore the picturesque streets and squares of Lucerne, including the magnificent Lion Monument and the Chapel Bridge. Your evening highlight is a merriment-filled traditional
Swiss food and pastimes experience. Through food, stories, games, costumes and more, your hosts will have you engaging with centuries of Swiss cultural traditions.
Head for Innsbruck today, stopping first in Vaduz, Liechtenstein to tick another country off your visited list. Continue to Innsbruck, the capital of Tyrol for a walking tour including entrance to the Hofkirche.
Depart Innsbruck and drive to visit crazy King Ludwig’s fairy tale castle of Neuschwanstein—literally the stuff of legends (and Disney dreams). The famous castle, with its many turrets and towers was opened to the public in 1886 and clings to the top of the surrounding cliffs. Continue to the Wieskirche, a beautiful Rococo church in the Bavarian meadows, for a visit before arriving in Munich for dinner.
Begin the day discovering the city's hidden gems during a
Munich by bike tour of unique neighborhoods and sights off the beaten path. Pedal down historic old streets, peek into delightful courtyards, ride along the city's river and explore the popular 910-acre Englischer Garten, one of the world's largest urban public parks. This afternoon visit BMW World, a comprehensive museum and headquarters of one of the industry's most influential auto makers. In the evening, we'll visit the Olympic Park to learn more about the events and history of the 1972 Olympics.
Travel this morning out to the Dachau Concentration Camp Memorial, a somber but compelling reminder of Nazi atrocities during World War II. Return to Munich to explore more of the city's wonders at your own pace, and be sure to check out the Marienplatz, the historic square in the heart of the city. It's home to the famous 43-bell Glockenspiel, whose colorful mechanical figures reenact prominent moments in Munich's history throughout the day. We bid our time in Munich auf Wiedersehen with a traditional German sausage dinner tonight.
Depart for the USA.
Optional Extensions and Extra Nights:
Enhance your German experience with a two-night extension—spend one night in Rothenburg with a visit to St. Jakob's Church and one night in Heidelberg with a walking tour of the city, including the magnificent Heidelberg Castle.
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 $160Add to Tour
Enhanced health coverage, program interruption, baggage delay/loss and travel delay protection while on tour. Plus, enhanced medical/job loss cancellation refund policy
Rate $80Add to Tour