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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.
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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.
Urban transportation is on us, allowing you to explore each destination with ease.
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.
Lace up your sneakers and hop aboard a bike for a panoramic tour of Barcelona on two wheels. Sightseeing by bicycle is a fun way to get close to the city's most famous cultural attractions—whether that means locals conversing near the lovely lake and Gaudí-designed fountains of beautiful Ciutadella Park, or the Olympic Port area and beachfront with fabulous views out over the Mediterranean.
Bicycle helmets are available and encouraged for use by all participants.
Receive a warm welcome as you dine in small groups in the homes of local Parisians.
Strap on your dancing shoes and celebrate the festive and colorful tradition of flamenco dancing. A local expert will instruct you in the basic steps of a traditional dance as you hit the floor yourself and groove to the rhythmic strums of flamenco guitar. Olé!
Eiffel Tower, Montmartre, Arc de Triomphe, Louvre, Jardin du Luxembourg, Versailles, Chartres, Pont du Gard, Pointe du Hoc, Caen Peace Museum, American Cemetery at Colleville-sur-Mer, Pétanque Lesson, Rouen Cathedral, Local Cheese Producer Visit and Tasting, Be Cézanne Painting Lesson, Nîmes Roman Arena, Place Masséna, Promenade des Anglais, Jardin Exotique, Château de Chenonceau
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.
Departure from the United States.
Bienvenue en France! Arrive in Paris and meet your ACIS Tour Manager before beginning to explore one of the world’s great cultural centers, brimming with museums, art galleries and historic sights alongside an endless array of charming curbside cafés and boulangeries.
Today's guided sightseeing tour shows you the magnificent Arc de Triomphe at the top of the Champs-Élysées, Napoleon's final resting place at Les Invalides and the Gothic wonder of Notre Dame. There may be no better place to view the city than the Eiffel Tower, and you'll ascend to the top floor for breathtaking views. In the evening, see the City of Light from a totally different perspective on an illuminated river cruise on the Seine.
This 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 and more as you wander through the galleries. 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. In the evening, a tasty cultural exchange awaits—separate into small groups and be welcomed into the
homes of local Parisians to enjoy an authentic dinner and lively conversation.
Travel to Versailles this morning to visit the intricate gardens and stunning palaces of the Sun King, Louis the XIV. Your visit includes the Hall of Mirrors, where the Treaty of Versailles was signed, and the breathtaking surroundings. Don't worry if you don't have time to cover every room of his vast palace. The best stuff is all in the gardens and grounds: all 1,976-acre gardens, 200,000 trees, 50 fountains and 620 jets of water worth. You'll also get to see Marie Antoinette's Hameau and Petit Trianon. These “small” cottages are delightful for their scale and grounds. Later we'll return to Paris with time to explore more at your own pace. Perhaps check out the booksellers along the Seine or visit the Pompidou Center. Tonight you may choose to enjoy an optional dinner at Le Boeuf sur Le Toit, a famous restaurant that once served as the cultural hub of Parisian high society in the Roaring 20s and was known for its spirited intellectual gatherings of artists, musicians, writers and fashionistas.
Bid Paris adieu and board a flight to Barcelona. Founded by the Romans in the 3rd century BC, it’s known for its artistic treasures and fine architecture from Gothic to modernist. Take in the street scene of this culturally rich city via a
bike tour that takes you through Ciutadella Park, and to the Olympic Port, a lively marina that hosted sailing events during the 1992 Summer Olympics. In the evening, marvel at the illuminated façades of the city’s famed Gaudí-designed houses along the Passeig de Gràcia. Antoni Gaudí, one of Catalonia’s most famous sons, was a Modernist architect whose distinctive style is revered to this day.
Begin your day with a sightseeing tour as our local expert provides commentary on all the major highlights of Barcelona. After, you'll be able to study the intricate design inside and out of Gaudí's still-unfinished Sagrada Familia and stroll through whimsical Parc Güell. Then you'll learn about one of Spain's most enduring traditions—flamenco dancing. An expert teaches you the moves to this traditional and passionate Spanish art form during your
Today is yours to further connect with Barcelona's strong cultural identity, perhaps by chatting with locals in the winding streets of the Gothic Quarter, visiting the Picasso Museum or tasting traditional foods at the bustling and colorful La Boqueria market. Or you may choose to take an optional excursion north for a full-day in Figueres, the birthplace of Surrealist artist Salvador Dalí. Visit the Dalí Museum and its expansive collection of paintings, drawings, sculpture, jewelry and other works created by the renowned artist.
Depart for the USA.
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 $405Add 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 $270Add to Tour