Capitals and Canals

  • 9 Days
  • Small Group Tour

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Overnight Flight

1 1 Night

London

2 2 Nights

Bruges

2 2 Nights

Paris

3 3 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.

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Round-Trip Flights

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.

Exceptional Experiences

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

Versailles by Bike

Versailles by Bike

The landscape of Versailles is exquisite—and extensive. Make the most of your time to explore by hopping on a bicycle and pedaling the expansive grounds, from the Petit and Grand Trianons to the end of the Grand Canal for a long scenic view back toward the palace.
Bicycle helmets are available and encouraged for use by all participants.

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The landscape of Versailles is exquisite—and extensive. Make the most of your time to explore by hopping on a bicycle and pedaling the expansive grounds, from the Petit and Grand Trianons to the end of the Grand Canal for a long scenic view back toward the palace.
Bicycle helmets are available and encouraged for use by all participants.

London Tour with Guide

London Tour with Guide

British Museum with Guide

British Museum with Guide

Dover-Calais Ferry

Dover-Calais Ferry

Bruges Canal Boat Ride

Bruges Canal Boat Ride

Reims Cathedral

Reims Cathedral

Seine Boat Ride

Seine Boat Ride

Louvre with Guide and Reservation

Louvre with Guide and Reservation

Paris Tour with Guide

Paris Tour with Guide

Versailles Château and Gardens

Versailles Château and Gardens

Versailles Le Hameau and Petit Trianon

Versailles Le Hameau and Petit Trianon

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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: London

Arrive in London and begin to explore some of what makes this capital city thrive. Your cental hotel location allows you to walk to many unique neighborhoods, museums and monuments with ease. Depending on which area you are in, perhaps find your inner fashionista on Oxford Street, stroll the artsy South Bank or dive right in to the culture and museums of South Kensington.

Day 3: London

This morning’s panoramic sightseeing tour, led by a local guide, shows you Trafalgar Square, the Houses of Parliament and Westminster Abbey. Continue with a guided visit of the British Museum, home to an astounding 150 million items. You'll discover objects from around the world including the Rosetta Stone and sculptural friezes from the Parthenon.

Day 4: Bruges

Travel southeast to the coastal city of Dover and board a ferry to Calais, where you'll catch your first glimpse of France before driving across the Belgian border and on to Bruges. Tonight, see Bruges without the crowds as you explore the city's beautiful architecture all lit up by floodlights. It's an impressive sight.

Day 5: Bruges

Your morning walking tour highlights the winding canals, ornate houses and medieval cobbled streets of a city that is often called the "Venice of the North" and was once a wealthy hub for merchants and traders. Feel the energy flow from the two main squares, Burg and Markt, and see the whitewashed house fronts and colorful garden of the Begijnhof. Then take in the sights of Bruges from a new perspective during a canal boat cruise along its unique network of waterways. During time to explore more at your own pace this afternoon, perhaps climb the Belfry's 370 steps for spectacular rooftop views and then reward yourself with one of the waffles or chocolate confections for which Belgium is famous.

Day 6: Paris

Drive from Bruges to Reims for a walking tour that includes a visit to its incredible Cathedral, where French kings were once crowned. You will get a sense for life in a thriving French village packed with café-lined squares, busy boulevards and a beautiful center. Then continue on to Paris in time for dinner. Tonight's highlight is an illuminated boat ride along the Seine.

Day 7: Paris

In the morning breeze by the crowds with your timed entrance to the Louvre and discover the many famous masterpieces that call it home. Insightful commentary from your local guide highlights the Mona Lisa, Winged Victory, Venus de Milo and more as you wander through the galleries. From its beginnings as a royal fortress to its current status as the world's most visited art museum, the Louvre has long been at the center of Parisian culture and home to a collection of 35,000 works of art from around the world. This afternoon's guided walking tour shows you some of the iconic sights for which Paris is famous such as Place de la Concorde, the mighty column in Place Vendome, the Opéra Garnier, temple-like La Madeleine church, and the Tuileries Garden.

Day 8: Paris

Enjoy a full-day excursion to Louis XIV's palace at Versailles. Your visit includes the Hall of Mirrors, where the Treaty of Versailles was signed, and Marie Antoinette's Hameau and Petit Trianon. These “small” cottages are delightful for their scale and grounds. After wandering about the exquisite and intensely manicured gardens on two feet, hop on two wheels and explore the palace's surroundings beyond the gardens on a Versailles by bike tour. Drive back to Paris where you may wish to spend your last evening abroad discovering the bohemian Montmartre district, once the artistic epicenter of Paris, or picking up a final souvenir from one of the shops along the Champs-Élysées.

Day 9: Departure

Depart for the USA.

Price This Tour

Price This Tour

Optional Extras

Ultimate 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 $270

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Comprehensive 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 $225

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