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.
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.
Dine like a local, sampling traditional Venetian-style tapas dishes such as crostini, fried mozzarella or artichoke hearts.
Go on a journey beneath the surface of the Earth as you travel to the jaw-dropping Postojna Cave. Students will see enormous stalagmites and other geological wonders in this informative, exploratory experience. Have fun riding the mini-train that transports you through a complex system of passages and dramatically lit chambers that were formed over the eons by the Pivka River.
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.
What better way to unwind then to take a dip in the medicinal natural hot spring waters of Budapest? Enjoy the largest spa baths in Europe and get ready to soak in the culture and the relaxation. The only way to really understand this ancient tradition is to sit back and enjoy the powers of hydrotherapy. You’ll also enjoy the unique and ornately decorated architecture of the palace.
Brandenburg Gate, Munich Marienplatz, Charles Bridge, Neuschwanstein, Dresden Frauenkirche, Zwinger Palace, Museum Island, Nuremberg Nazi Party Rally Grounds and Documentation Center, Berlin Wall, Berlin Holocaust Memorial, Street Art Workshop and Walking Tour, Prague Old Town Square, Terezín, Hradcany Castle
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.
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After arriving in Venice and saying ciao to your ACIS Tour Manager, enjoy a fast and fun transfer by private motor launch to your hotel on the Lido. Then start exploring this magnificent city of canals and palaces with your 48-hour vaporetto pass, which allows you to come and go throughout the city as you please.
Consisting of an archipelago carved by nearly 150 canals into 118 different islands, the incomparable city of Venice contains a wealth of sights. Arrive in St. Mark's Square where you can see the Basilica of St. Mark and the Bridge of Sighs, which connected the old prisons of Venice to the interrogation rooms of the neighboring Doge's Palace. Then learn more about one of Venice's most famous exports during an authentic glassblowing demonstration before visiting the historic Fondaco dei Tedeschi for breathtaking views of the Grand Canal from its rooftop. Stop for a photo at nearby Rialto Bridge en route to an authentic cicchetteria where you will sample traditional Venetian-style tapas, then explore more at your own pace with unlimited access to the entire canal network and smaller islands using your vaporetto pass. You'll feel like a local in no time.
This morning you’ll bid Venice arrivederci and discover Trieste, a beautiful former Habsburg city that has been influenced by the Greeks, Venetians, Austrians and Balkans. Then continue to the jaw-dropping
Postojna Cave, for an informative, exploratory experience with a local guide where a mini-train will transport you through a complex system of passages and dramatically lit chambers, formed over the eons by the Pivka River. Later arrive in Ljubljana, the capital of Slovenia and a multicultural city noted for its many fine museums and medieval architecture.
Kick off the morning with guided sightseeing tour of Ljubljana's most famous sights. Discover the Old Square before crossing the Dragon Bridge on the way to Market Square. See the town's most recognizable sights, the Triple Bridge, City Hall Square and the Bishop's Palace, before ending your tour with a stroll along the river. The afternoon is free for you to discover more at your own pace, perhaps with a stroll through the National Museum of Slovenia or the National Gallery of Slovenia.
Today begins with a drive to Vienna, located along the enchanting Wachau stretch of the Danube. Upon arrival, you’ll begin exploring Austria’s captivating capital, once the home of luminaries such as Mozart, Beethoven, Strauss and Freud. Known as the Imperial City, a nod to its status as the former capital of the Holy Roman and Austro-Hungarian Empires, Vienna is characterized by its lively squares, Baroque architecture and rich musical heritage—it's the cultural and political heart of Austria. This afternoon get ready to dance as a local expert mesmerizes you with a lesson in the world-famous
Viennese Waltz, followed by a chance to practice what you learned by giving the dance floor a whirl yourself.
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 enjoy 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, walk through the amusements of Prater Park, a center for public entertainment since the mid-1700s. Highlights include the Wiener Riesenrad, a giant Ferris wheel, the Liliputbahn, a light-gauge railway, and the high-flying Praterturm.
This morning you’ll journey through scenic orchards and vineyards to Budapest, the capital of Hungary. En route stop for time to get lunch in Bratislava—Slovakia’s capital city has a lovely pedestrian-friendly old town nestled along the Danube.
Meet your local guide for a sightseeing tour of Budapest, that teaches you about the amazing 1,000-year history of this city, which is split in half by the Danube River–the Buda district on one side and the Pest district on the other (hence the city’s name!). See Heroes' Square, St. Stephen's Basilica, and the spectacular Hungarian Parliament building, then cross the famous Chain Bridge to take in wonderful views from the neo-Roman Fisherman's Bastion, and enjoy entrance to Matthias Church. In the afternoon, delight in the unique cultural experience of the
Széchenyi Thermal Baths. Built in 1913 and still frequented by the city’s locals, it remains one of Europe’s largest spa complexes, featuring an elaborate, neo-Baroque building plus 15 indoor baths and three outdoor pools, all fed by natural hot springs.
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Most Enhanced health coverage, program interruption, baggage delay/loss and travel delay protection while on tour. Plus, enhanced medical/job loss cancellation refund policy
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Enhanced health coverage, program interruption, baggage delay/loss and travel delay protection while on tour. Plus, enhanced medical/job loss cancellation refund policy
Rate $250Add to Tour