Edinburgh to Paris

  • 10 Days
  • Explorer Value Trip

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Map & Route

Depart

Overnight Flight

1 1 Night

Edinburgh

2 2 Nights

London

2 2 Nights

Caen

2 2 Nights

Paris

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-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.

London's Monuments to Monarchy by Bike Tour

London's Monuments to Monarchy by Bike Tour

Lace up your sneakers for a two-wheeled tour of some of London's most monumental representations of the Royal Family. Starting at Kensington Palace, home to the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, bicycle past the Albert Memorial, Buckingham Palace and more. Stories of the English monarchy will come alive through the city's statues, buildings, parks and monuments.

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Lace up your sneakers for a two-wheeled tour of some of London's most monumental representations of the Royal Family. Starting at Kensington Palace, home to the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, bicycle past the Albert Memorial, Buckingham Palace and more. Stories of the English monarchy will come alive through the city's statues, buildings, parks and monuments.

Edinburgh Tour with Guide

Edinburgh Tour with Guide

Edinburgh Castle

Edinburgh Castle

Edinburgh-London Train

Edinburgh-London Train

London Tour with Guide

London Tour with Guide

Portsmouth-Caen Ferry

Portsmouth-Caen Ferry

Arromanches 360 Degree Theater

Arromanches 360 Degree Theater

Paris Tour with Guide

Paris Tour with Guide

Seine Boat Ride

Seine Boat Ride

Louvre with Guide and Reservation

Louvre with Guide and Reservation

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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: Edinburgh

Upon arriving in Edinburgh, you’ll meet your ACIS Tour manager for an orientation, then set out to familiarize yourself with Scotland’s capital, renowned for its rich history and literary heritage. Perhaps you’ll explore the Museum of Edinburgh or the City Art Centre or stroll through the Grassmarket or Victoria Street shopping districts. It’s said Victoria Street–a narrow and winding lane lined with tall buildings–inspired J.K. Rowling’s vision of Diagon Alley in the Harry Potter series of books; the nearby Elephant House Café is where she wrote parts of the first Potter novel.

Day 3: Edinburgh

Begin the day with a guided sightseeing tour that shows you Princes Street and Charlotte Square and includes entrance to the imposing Edinburgh Castle, home to Scotland’s Crown Jewels perched high up in the old town. In the afternoon, you’re free to stroll the Royal Mile in search of woolens and tartans or snap pictures of the city and the Firth of Forth from atop Calton Hill.

Day 4: London

This morning you’ll board a train to London. After arriving, you’ll take a panoramic sightseeing tour, led by a local guide, that shows you Trafalgar Square, the Houses of Parliament and Westminster Abbey. Later enjoy a free evening to explore more of London at your own speed, perhaps check out the shops along Portobello Road in Notting Hill or stroll along the artsy South Bank.

Day 5: London

Learn all about England's royal family this morning during a Monarchy by Bike tour around Hyde Park and St. James's Park. Starting at Kensington Palace, home to the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, pedal your way past many notable buildings and monuments linked to England's royal history and learn their stories. In the afternoon, more free time awaits, giving you a chance to see more of London on your own. Perhaps you're in the mood for souvenir shopping in Harrods or a visit to the Tate Modern with its thought-provoking art and unique exhibition space.

Day 6: Caen

The day begins with a trip to mysterious, prehistoric Stonehenge before continuing to the seaside town of Portsmouth, where you board the ferry to France, porterage included. After dinner aboard the ferry, drive to Caen for a good night's rest.

Day 7: Caen

Walk in the footsteps of history today as you visit many of Normandy's important World War II sites. See what remains of the temporary Mulberry harbor constructed at Arromanches to help offload cargo during the invasion. Entrance to the Arromanches 360 Cinema is included. Next you can pay tribute to the heroic fallen at the American Cemetery and Memorial at Colleville-sur-Mer before descending from the bluff to walk along Omaha Beach, where American troops suffered some of the heaviest D-Day losses. You might even be able to picture the chaos of June 6, 1944, at the bomb-scarred landscape of Pointe du Hoc. Return to Caen for dinner.

Day 8: Paris

After a morning drive to Paris, enjoy an afternoon of sightseeing with an expert local guide that takes you past some of the city’s best-known attractions, such as the magnificent Arc de Triomphe at the top of the bustling Champs-Élysées, Napoleon’s final resting place at Les Invalides and the Gothic wonder of Notre Dame. In the evening, see the City of Light from a totally different perspective on a river cruise on the Seine.

Day 9: 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, believed to depict the Greek goddess Aphrodite. 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. Then enjoy a free afternoon to explore Paris at your own pace, perhaps checking out a smaller gem such as Saint-Chapelle, a Gothic chapel adorned with 1,113 dazzling stained-glass windows, commissioned by King Louis IX in the 13th century. Or if you feel like channeling your inner chef de cuisine, perhaps you’ll instead take an optional French cooking lesson, where you’ll learn how to prepare traditional dishes–and sample the tasty results. Magnifique!

Day 10: Departure

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Price This Tour

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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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