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.
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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.
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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.
Join Parisians in the spirit of the season on the rink beneath the spectacular glass roof of the Grand Palais and partake in the traditional winter pastime of ice skating. Rub elbows with the locals perhaps learn about a few of their favorite holiday rituals and activities as you glide about the ice. Skate rental is included.
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.
Depart for the USA. This trip departs on December 27th.
Bienvenue à Paris! Meet your ACIS Tour Manager and begin exploring this graceful city's charming cafés and vibrant neighborhoods, all dressed up in festive lights for the holiday season.
A morning sightseeing tour with an expert local guide shows you the city's most impressive monuments, from the magnificent Arc de Triomphe at the top of the Champs-Élysées, to Napoleon's final resting place at Les Invalides, to the Gothic wonder of Notre Dame. Then enjoy an excursion by bus to the historic Château de Vaux-le-Vicomte, famed for its stunning holiday displays and decorations.
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. Then enjoy the magic of
ice skating on the massive indoor rink beneath the Grand Palais's stunning glass ceiling. The rest of the day is yours to perhaps admire the window displays of Galeries Lafayette and Le Printemps, or take an evening stroll along the Champs-Élysées for the season's most over-the-top twinkling display of lights.
This morning, travel to Versailles to visit the intricate gardens and stunning palace of the Sun King, Louis the XIV. Your visit includes the extravagant Hall of Mirrors, where the Treaty of Versailles was signed, and the sprawling landscaped gardens and grounds. Return to Paris and celebrate New Year's Eve with a special dinner tonight.
Feel the bustling energy of artists and hipsters as you enjoy a walking tour of Montmartre. See the white-domed Sacré Cœur and breathe in stunning views of the city from this cultural and artistic haven, once the haunt of luminaries like Ernest Hemingway, Pablo Picasso, Salvador Dalí and Claude Monet. In the afternoon enjoy a visit to L'Atelier des Lumières, an innovative, modern take on an art museum that will dazzle your senses with an all-digital multimedia exhibition using video projection and special surround-sound effects to fully immerse you within spectacular works of art. The rest of the day is yours to perhaps pick up final souvenirs or treats from a holiday market like the one in Saint-Germain-des-Prés as it winds down for the season.
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 $210Add 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 $175Add to Tour