Discovering STEM in Switzerland and Germany

  • 9 Days
  • STEM-Based Tour

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Depart

Overnight Flight

1 1 Night

Lucerne

2 2 Nights

Freiburg

2 2 Nights

Munich

3 3 Nights
Return
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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.

All Local Transportation

Urban transportation is on us, allowing you to explore each destination with ease.

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.

Vauban Tour and Energy Eco-Challenge

Vauban Tour and Energy Eco-Challenge

Ready to get energized about energy? Explore innovative mobility concepts, renewable energy initiatives and public participation with this hands-on learning experience at Vauban, model district of sustainability, environmental planning and eco-friendly urban living. You'll also learn to distinguish between low-, passive- and plus-energy houses. At the end of the tour you'll have a chance to show off your new knowledge with an exciting team challenge.

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Ready to get energized about energy? Explore innovative mobility concepts, renewable energy initiatives and public participation with this hands-on learning experience at Vauban, model district of sustainability, environmental planning and eco-friendly urban living. You'll also learn to distinguish between low-, passive- and plus-energy houses. At the end of the tour you'll have a chance to show off your new knowledge with an exciting team challenge.

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.

Mount Pilatus by Cable Car and Railway

Mount Pilatus by Cable Car and Railway

Verkehrshaus Museum with Guide

Verkehrshaus Museum with Guide

Swiss Hydroelectric Power Station with Guide

Swiss Hydroelectric Power Station with Guide

Deutsches Museum

Deutsches Museum

BMW Factory Tour

BMW Factory Tour

Nuclear Research Center

Nuclear Research Center

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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: Lucerne

Welcome to Switzerland! Upon arrival in beautiful Zurich, meet your ACIS Tour Manager and drive to charming Lucerne. Renowned for its well-preserved medieval architecture and nestled amid scenic mountains, the city stands on the shore of pristine Lake Lucerne. A walking tour will show you the magnificent Lion Monument, a touching tribute to Swiss mercenaries who died while fighting during the French Revolution, and Chapel Bridge, a 1300s engineering marvel that crosses the Reuss River. Linking the city’s Old and New Towns, it’s the world’s oldest covered bridge.

Day 3: Lucerne

The day begins with a thrilling ascent of the legendary, 6,994-foot-tall Mount Pilatus via cable car and the world’s steepest cog railway. Along the way, don your scholar’s cap as you enjoy an introduction to the principles used by the engineers to design and erect the cable car. After marveling at the summit views of 73 alpine peaks, you’ll return to Lucerne for a guided tour of the fascinating Verkehrshaus Museum, which chronicles milestones in transportation and communication.

Day 4: Freiburg

In the morning, bid farewell to Lucerne and give your technology IQ another boost with a guided tour of a Swiss hydroelectric power station—one of 556 in the country. Then you’ll cross the border into Germany and enjoy a scenic drive through the world-famous Black Forest. Upon arriving in Freiburg, take a walking tour of this picturesque city, during which you’ll stroll past attractions such as the Münster Cathedral, a stunning masterwork of Gothic architecture.

Day 5: Freiburg

Today starts with a guided tour of nearby Vauban, a model of environmental planning and eco-friendly urban living where residents embrace innovative mobility concepts, renewable energy and public participation and plus-energy housing design. At the end of the tour they will have a chance to show their new found knowledge in a Vauban energy team challenge. Enjoy an included lunch at a historic Black Forest Mill before your immersion in sustainable energy practices continues with a visit to an intriguing Plus-Energy town. Equipped with solar panels, biogas digesters and small hydroelectric plants, the town generates 300 percent more energy than its citizens require. Later, return to Freiburg and enjoy more of Germany’ sunniest and warmest city at your own pace, perhaps practicing your German as you order a tasty, cheese-filled maultaschen along the way.

Day 6: Munich

Today you'll head for historic Munich, the capital of the state of Bavaria and a thriving center of technology and scientific discovery. In the afternoon visit the riveting Deutsches Museum, home to 28,000 exhibit items spanning 50 different fields of science and technology and filled with hands-on activities.

Day 7: Munich

Enjoy a unique perspective of this remarkable city's hidden gems with a bike tour that combines cultural highlights with an eco-tutorial on the regeneration of natural spaces along the Isar River. In the afternoon, trade in two-wheel transportation for four-wheeled vehicles during a tour of the BMW factory, a sterling example of German technology and engineering in car manufacturing.

Day 8: Munich

Another dose of scintillating science awaits during a morning tour of a nuclear research center. Then enjoy a final afternoon to explore more of Munich at your own pace, during which you might visit the Siemens Forum, a museum that details the many innovations sparked by this global technology giant.

Day 9: 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 $405

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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 $270

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