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.
Journey to the picturesque lakeside town of St. Gilgen to learn how to make the region's top chocolate souvenir—the delicious mozartkugel, named for Salzburg's musical son, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart. As you try your hand at melting, pouring, forming, wrapping and tasting the ingredients, the combination of dark chocolate, marzipan and nougat is sure to make this activity delicious! Upon completion you will receive a diploma, your own wrapped treat and a hot chocolate to enjoy.
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.
Depart from the USA.
Arrive in Munich, meet your ACIS Tour Manager and then take a short journey to Salzburg. Get your first taste of this fairy-tale city.
See the enchanting sights of Salzburg on a guided sightseeing tour that will highlight many of the city’s “Sound of Music” sites including the lovely, manicured gardens in front of the Mirabell Palace, the Sound of Music Churchyard and the stunning Baroque Dom Cathedral. Next, visit Mozart’s Birthplace Museum on the crowded shopping street, the Getreidegasse. The afternoon is free to explore more at your own pace. Perhaps visit the Hohensalzburg Fortress, located 400 feet above the city center, or the collection at the Residenzgalerie.
Journey east to picturesque St. Gilgen, known for some of the finest chocolate making in the world. You’ll learn to
make your own Mozartkugel (a small chocolate ball filled with pistachio paste) and receive a diploma for your confectionery achievements. Continue to Vienna and begin to explore this city known for its rich musical heritage—Beethoven, Strauss and Haydn are some of the composers who have drawn on its quaint streets, lively squares and Baroque façades for inspiration.
On our morning sightseeing tour of Vienna, 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. Then enjoy time to explore more of Vienna at your own pace, perhaps by checking out the Belvedere Museum, delighting in the uniquely colorful architecture of Hundertwasserhaus or savoring some mélange coffee and Sachertorte at one of the many glittering cafés.
This morning journey through rich orchards and vineyards to the Hungarian capital of Budapest. Get oriented with a Danube cruise through the city, regarded as one of the most beautiful in Europe.
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. The afternoon is free to perhaps visit the Great Market Hall or reflect on the atrocities of the fascist and communist regimes at the powerful House of Terror museum.
Drive across Bohemian-Moravian Highlands, full of streams and thick forests, to Prague for time to relax. Perhaps sample bramborák (a savory Czech potato pancake) at a coffee bar in the old town as you start to become acquainted with the local culture. Later you may choose an optional Czech
glass gallery visit and workshop where you learn about Prague's proud traditional of glassworks and decorate your own delicate piece of art.
Left virtually untouched by World War II bombing, Prague is one of Europe’s most beautiful cities as you'll see during your guided sightseeing tour. A local expert will show us the quaint Malá Strana (Czech for “Lesser Quarter,” named for its location at the foot of Prague’s ancient castle) and the graceful Charles Bridge, built during the 14th century. We’ll also visit the fortress-like Hradčany Castle complex, perched high above the city. Your afternoon is free to perhaps explore the Prague Ghetto, which contains Europe's oldest Jewish cemetery. This evening, we'll wander the checkerboard, cobblestone streets of the medieval Old Town to watch the street performers in the main square.
Depart for the USA.
Optional Extensions and Extra Nights:
Discover the wonders of Bavaria on a two-night extension to Munich, including sightseeing.
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 $300Add 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 $250Add to Tour