Edelweiss

  • 10 Days
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Depart

Overnight Flight

1 1 Night

Vienna

2 2 Nights

Salzburg

2 2 Nights

Munich

2 2 Nights

Engelberg

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

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.

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.

Hallein Salt Mine

Hallein Salt Mine

Mined in this region of Austria for thousands of years, "white gold," or salt, was a valuable and commodity. Discover one of the world's oldest salt mines—over 7,000 years old—set into Dürrnberg Mountain. Don white coveralls (to protect your clothing), and take a train 1,300 feet deep into the mine. Then take a slide down the last 140 feet. Learn the important role of the mine within the local area and how it helped ensure Salzburg became a powerful trading community. End your visit aboard a boat tour of the underground lake.

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Mined in this region of Austria for thousands of years, "white gold," or salt, was a valuable and commodity. Discover one of the world's oldest salt mines—over 7,000 years old—set into Dürrnberg Mountain. Don white coveralls (to protect your clothing), and take a train 1,300 feet deep into the mine. Then take a slide down the last 140 feet. Learn the important role of the mine within the local area and how it helped ensure Salzburg became a powerful trading community. End your visit aboard a boat tour of the underground lake.

Alpine Hut Dinner

Alpine Hut Dinner

Ascend into the Alps for an evening of true Swiss hospitality. As you feast on beautiful views from your hosts' mountain chalet, enjoy traditional food, entertainment and fun Swiss games and activities. At the evening's close, you'll have a chance to wind your way back down from the chalet on foot, affording even more breathtaking vistas.

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Ascend into the Alps for an evening of true Swiss hospitality. As you feast on beautiful views from your hosts' mountain chalet, enjoy traditional food, entertainment and fun Swiss games and activities. At the evening's close, you'll have a chance to wind your way back down from the chalet on foot, affording even more breathtaking vistas.

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

Melk Abbey

Melk Abbey

Salzburg Tour with Guide

Salzburg Tour with Guide

Hohensalzburg Fortress and Funicular

Hohensalzburg Fortress and Funicular

Herrenchiemsee Palace

Herrenchiemsee Palace

Olympic Park Munich

Olympic Park Munich

Munich Tour with Guide

Munich Tour with Guide

Pretzel Tasting

Pretzel Tasting

Dachau Concentration Camp Memorial

Dachau Concentration Camp Memorial

Neuschwanstein Castle

Neuschwanstein Castle

Mount Pilatus by Cable Car and Railway

Mount Pilatus by Cable Car and Railway

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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: Vienna

Arrive in Vienna, meet your ACIS Tour Manager and spend the day exploring the Baroque façades and lively squares of this musical city in which Beethoven, Strauss and Mozart once composed.

Day 3: 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. In the evening, we'll walk through Prater Park to check out the amusements.

Day 4: Salzburg

Begin today with a drive through the Wachau region to visit the great Baroque abbey-palace of Melk, which Napoleon once used as his headquarters. Continue through the picturesque Salzkammergut lake region to Salzburg. You may want to gain a bird’s eye perspective of the Old Town by climbing Kapuzinerberg Hill for its panoramic views.

Day 5: Salzburg

Enjoy a guided morning sightseeing tour of this city of Baroque façades and music festivals. We'll see the lovely, manicured gardens in front of the Mirabell Palace, the Sound of Music Churchyard and the stunning Dom Cathedral. Then enjoy a trip up the Festungsbahn Funicular to explore inside the Hohensalzburg Fortress. In the afternoon, we take you out to the Hallein Salt Mine, where you journey deep beneath the ground to learn more about how this precious mineral deeply influenced Salzburg’s (or, literally, Salt Town) history. Besides, you get to slide down the long wooden slides the miners used and traverse a dark lake deep inside the mountain mine.

Day 6: Munich

Depart Salzburg to visit the most extravagant of Ludwig's fantasies, Herrenchiemsee Palace, on which he lavished 20 million Deutsche marks. Ride a boat across the lake to the island-perched palace, visiting its apartments, Hall of Mirrors and gardens. Continue on to Munich and begin your exploration by learning the history of the 1972 Olympics and the space’s ongoing legacy during an evening visit to the Olympic Park.

Day 7: Munich

Explore Bavaria's capital 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. If you’ve worked up an appetite, you’ll enjoy our specially-arranged pretzel tasting. In the afternoon drive to the Dachau Concentration Camp Memorial. This former prison camp was technically not one of the “death camps” but is still a vivid reminder of Nazi atrocities during World War II.

Day 8: Engelberg

Today journey to 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 on through the Swiss Alps to Engelberg for the evening.

Day 9: Engelberg

Conquer the Alps today. This morning ascend 7,000 feet by cable car and the world's steepest cog railway to the breathtaking heights of Mount Pilatus. In the afternoon, explore Lucerne and take in the Altstadt (Old Town), Lion Monument and famous Chapel Bridge. Later in the evening, travel up into the Alps again for a special Alpine Hut dinner including Alpenhorn lessons.

Day 10: Departure

Depart for the USA.



Optional Extensions and Extra Nights:

Further immerse yourself in the art, culture and wonders of the former Austrian Empire with an extra night in Vienna, including the services of your ACIS Tour Manager, at the beginning of your tour.

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 $300

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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 $250

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