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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.
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.
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.
Enjoy a meal of traditional cuisine as you taste and learn the poetic history of Scotland's rustic national dish.
Tower Bridge, Tower of London, London Eye, St Patrick's Cathedral, Shakespeare's Globe, The Lake District, St Paul's Cathedral, York Minster, Edinburgh Ghost Tour, Ha'penny Bridge, Edinburgh Castle, Hadrian's Wall, Covent Garden, Camden Market, Westminster Abbey, Buckingham Palace, Shakespeare's Birthplace, Stratford-upon-Avon, Irish Dance Lesson, Haggis Dinner, Conwy Castle, Wordsworth's Grave
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.
After arriving in Dublin, a former Viking settlement at the mouth of the River Liffey, you'll meet your ACIS Tour Manager. Then begin to explore Ireland's capital, a vibrant cultural center with a rich literary history, as evidenced by former residents ranging from Oscar Wilde and James Joyce to Samuel Beckett and George Bernard Shaw.
Begin the day with a guided sightseeing tour that takes you past some of Dublin's finest attractions, including the statue-filled O'Connell Street, and takes you inside majestic St. Patrick's Cathedral, built in the 13th century. In the afternoon, enjoy free time to explore the Temple Bar section of Dublin. Situated near the Liffey and the Ha'penny Bridge, Temple Bar boasts cafés, galleries and trendy shops. Or visit the quirky National Leprechaun Museum, which pays homage to Irish folklore and mythology. Or if you're feeling competitive, participate in an optional
Gaelic Games activity. Meet a coach at a local sporting club and try traditional sports such as Gaelic football, handball and hurling.
This morning you'll drive into Northern Ireland and head for Belfast, where a visit to the Titanic Exhibition Centre awaits. The RMS Titanic was built in Belfast's shipyards and the locals love to say about the ship, “She was fine when she left here.” An afternoon guided sightseeing tour showcases this bustling city marked by a divided past and a hopeful future.
Today's activities center on a full-day excursion to the Giant's Causeway, a natural wonder that features some 40,000 basalt columns created eons ago by a volcanic eruption, and the brooding ruins of Dunluce Castle, sitting atop a dramatic ocean-side cliff. On the way back to Belfast, you'll stop for a great photo op: the heavily fortified Carrickfergus Castle.
A ferry ride from Larne to Cairnryan kicks off the morning, followed by a scenic drive through picturesque Robert Burns country towards Edinburgh. You'll stop en route for another intriguing photo opportunity—the dramatic Forth Road Suspension Bridge—before checking in to your hotel in Edinburgh. Later, enjoy a
traditional haggis tasting and dinner. Haggis is Scotland's national dish—a savory pudding made from sheep's “pluck” and spices—and it's served with a side order of history that's as interesting as the dish itself.
The morning kicks off with a guided sightseeing tour that shows you Princes Street and Charlotte Square before a visit to Edinburgh Castle, perched high up in the old town. In your final afternoon, you're free to stroll the Royal Mile in search of woolens and tartans, visit J.K. Rowling's sources of inspiration for the Harry Potter franchise or snap pictures of the city and the Firth of Forth from atop Calton Hill.
Depart for the USA.
Optional Extensions and Extra Nights:
Enhance your British Isles experience with a two-night extension to historic London via train from Edinburgh, with included sightseeing and Tower of London Opening Ceremony.
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