Highlights of Germany

  • 9 Days
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Depart

Overnight Flight

1 1 Night

Heidelberg

1 1 Night

Rothenburg

1 1 Night

Munich

2 2 Nights

Dresden

1 1 Night

Berlin

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.

Berlin Street Art Workshop

Berlin Street Art Workshop

You'll get right to the heart of Berlin's amazingly creative street art scene, gaining a unique insight into this dynamic art movement. A local urban art expert will take you on a walking tour to see some of the most inventive examples of street art from stencil art to paste‑ups (don't worry, you'll be taught all the terminology!). You'll also be taught the techniques and tricks needed to create your own piece of art, a one‑of‑a‑kind souvenir to take home with you.

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You'll get right to the heart of Berlin's amazingly creative street art scene, gaining a unique insight into this dynamic art movement. A local urban art expert will take you on a walking tour to see some of the most inventive examples of street art from stencil art to paste‑ups (don't worry, you'll be taught all the terminology!). You'll also be taught the techniques and tricks needed to create your own piece of art, a one‑of‑a‑kind souvenir to take home with you.

Munich by Bike

Munich by Bike

Lace up your sneakers, hop aboard a bike and explore Munich on two wheels. Pedal down historic old streets past delightful courtyards and the University buildings, explore the popular Englischer Garten park and ride along the city's river. Pick out differences in architecture between distinct neighborhoods and discover the shops and squares that residents frequent as you get off the beaten path. The specific route may vary to provide the best possible experience each time, but no matter which lively corner of Munich you discover, sightseeing by bicycle is a fun way to get close to the city's hidden gems.
Bicycle helmets are available and encouraged for use by all participants.

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Lace up your sneakers, hop aboard a bike and explore Munich on two wheels. Pedal down historic old streets past delightful courtyards and the University buildings, explore the popular Englischer Garten park and ride along the city's river. Pick out differences in architecture between distinct neighborhoods and discover the shops and squares that residents frequent as you get off the beaten path. The specific route may vary to provide the best possible experience each time, but no matter which lively corner of Munich you discover, sightseeing by bicycle is a fun way to get close to the city's hidden gems.
Bicycle helmets are available and encouraged for use by all participants.

Heidelberg Castle

Heidelberg Castle

St. Jakob's Church

St. Jakob's Church

Rothenburg Night Watchman's Tour

Rothenburg Night Watchman's Tour

Dachau Concentration Camp Memorial

Dachau Concentration Camp Memorial

Pretzel Tasting

Pretzel Tasting

Olympic Park Munich

Olympic Park Munich

Munich Tour with Guide

Munich Tour with Guide

German Sausage Dinner

German Sausage Dinner

Nuremberg Documentation Center with Audio Guides

Nuremberg Documentation Center with Audio Guides

Dresden Tour with Guide

Dresden Tour with Guide

Berlin Tour with Guide

Berlin Tour with Guide

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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: Heidelberg

Willkommen in Deutschland! After meeting your ACIS Tour Manager in Frankfurt, you’ll head to the famed university town of Heidelberg. Afternoon sightseeing includes entrance to the magnificent Heidelberg Castle, a notable example of Renaissance architecture that towers hundreds of feet above the Neckar River.

Day 3: Rothenburg

This morning you’ll depart for Rothenburg, a quintessentially German city that’s famous for its well-preserved, centuries-old buildings. Dotted with fountains, towers and turrets, the city is made for sightseeing by foot. Your walking tour includes entrance to St. Jakob's Church, with its intricate carvings and stained-glass windows. In the evening, re-live chilling tales of medieval Rothenburg during a spooky Night Watchman's tour.

Day 4: Munich

Begin today with a drive to Munich, stopping en route for a somber visit the Dachau Concentration Camp Memorial. This former prison camp actually was not one of the “death camps” but is still a vivid reminder of Nazi atrocities during World War II. Participate in a discussion about the rise of the Nazi Party and learn why every Munich school child must also visit this poignant site. In Munich, you’ll refuel with a pretzel tasting, followed by an evening visit to the Olympic Park.

Day 5: Munich

Explore Bavaria's capital city with a guided sightseeing tour of highlights such as the Marienplatz and its famed Glockenspiel, the Viktualienmarkt food-and-flower market and the surfers on the Isar River. Later you'll discover the city's hidden gems during a bike tour of unique neighborhoods and other off-the-beaten-path sights. Pedal down historic old streets, peek into delightful courtyards, ride along the city's river and explore the popular 910-acre Englischer Garten, one of the world's largest urban public parks. The reward for all your pedaling? A delicious German sausage dinner.

Day 6: Dresden

The morning starts with a journey to beautiful Nuremberg to view the Zeppelintribüne at the Nazi Party Rally Grounds. Then enjoy the historical insight given by audio guides on your visit of the Nuremberg Documentation Center, a museum that provides socio-political context for the Nazi reign of terror. Later you’ll travel on to one of Germany’s Baroque gems, the city of Dresden, for dinner.

Day 7: Berlin

The morning kicks off with a guided sightseeing tour of Dresden that includes views of the Frauenkirche (Church of our Lady), which was reduced to rubble during World War II then rebuilt via donations from people all across Germany, and the grand Zwinger Palace. Then you’ll head for Berlin to explore this historical yet hip city.

Day 8: Berlin

This morning's sightseeing tour with an expert local guide shows you some of Berlin's most important historical touchstones, including a portion of the Berlin Wall, the Brandenburg Gate, the Holocaust Memorial, Potsdamer Platz and the infamous Checkpoint Charlie. Then engage with modern German culture as you try something completely different: a street-art workshop where you'll learn about this edgy modern-art movement. A walking tour will reveal many fine examples, including stencil art, paste-ups, graffiti, murals and tagging. In addition, local experts will show you how to make your own street-savvy artwork, which you'll take home as a one-of-a-kind personal souvenir.

Day 9: Departure

Depart for the USA.



Optional Extensions and Extra Nights:

Further immerse yourself in the culture and wonders of Germany with an extra night in Berlin, including the services of your ACIS Tour Manager.

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 $270

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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 $225

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