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.
The Royal Shakespeare Company, based in the Bard's hometown of Stratford-upon-Avon, is one of the world's best known theater organizations, especially in the realm of promoting and educating on William Shakespeare's work. Learn the ways of Shakespeare during a workshop with the renowned RSC before attending the performance.
Like stepping into a traditional celebratory Irish gathering, you'll not only enjoy the entertainment, you'll be encouraged to participate! Authentic live Irish music sets the tone for an engaging array of professional (and All-Ireland Champion) musicians and dancers, folklore, stories about Dublin and its many characters, singing, dancing and a humorous look at the heart of the Irish culture. You'll enjoy a four-course meal of traditional dishes and also come away with a songbook of tunes in the Gaelic language.
Experience a real slice of rural Irish life first-hand in the countryside just outside Dublin. This fun and interactive introduction to Irish culture could include activities such as a bog visit, tour of a working farm, sheepdog demonstration, traditional bodhrán drum lesson, sugán rope making, turf cutting, learning the game of Hurling, and baking loaves of the quintessential Irish brown bread. After you work up an appetite, enjoy lunch on the farm.
The 20th century was marked by a large degree of immigration into England, and as a result you can find the very best ethnic restaurants throughout London, including Indian, modern Asian, traditional British, Italian, South American and more. This special London dinner voucher allows you to choose from one of the city's myriad culinary influences.
The importance of traditional cuisine is as much a part of England's history as it is for countries more often celebrated for their culinary arts. Learn the history and origins of each classic English dish. Small anecdotes and stories will keep you entertained as you taste items such as fish and chips, toad in the hole and more.
Lace up your sneakers, hop aboard a bike and explore London on two wheels. You'll discover that sightseeing by bicycle is a fun way to get close to the city's most famous cultural attractions as you glide past Kensington Palace, Buckingham Palace, Hyde Park Corner, Horse Guards Parade, Whitehall, Westminster Abbey and more.
Bicycle helmets are available and encouraged for use by all participants.
Tower Bridge, Tower of London, London Eye, St Patrick's Cathedral, Shakespeare's Globe, The Lake District, St Paul's Cathedral, York Minster, Edinburgh Ghost Tour, Ha'penny Bridge, Edinburgh Castle, Hadrian's Wall, Covent Garden, Camden Market, Westminster Abbey, Buckingham Palace, Shakespeare's Birthplace, Stratford-upon-Avon, Irish Dance Lesson, Haggis Dinner, Conwy Castle, Wordsworth's Grave
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 Dublin, meet your ACIS Tour Manager and begin to explore the rich Irish culture of your surroundings.
Begin today with a guided panoramic sightseeing tour. Visit St. Patrick’s Cathedral, still the country’s largest church, and Trinity College to see the Book of Kells—Ireland's most richly decorated medieval illuminated manuscript. During your free afternoon perhaps delve into Dublin’s rich literary past with a visit to the Dublin Writers’ Museum. Tonight enjoy an
evening of traditional Irish song, dance and food. Sample delicious Irish fare followed by a night of entertainment in which audience participation is encouraged!
Journey to a farm in the Irish countryside for a chance to be
Irish for a day. Experience rural Irish culture and partake in traditional activities such as bodhran drum lessons, sugán rope making, a bog visit and brown bread baking, followed by lunch on the farm. Return to Dublin and contrast the different customs and practices of the country’s rural and urban dwellers.
Today you'll leave Ireland behind to fly to London. You'll then drive to Oxford, home to the oldest and grandest of England's universities. During a walking tour of the campus, learn some of its centuries-old traditions and what it's like to study here. Among the highlights is Christ Church College. Continue to the Stratford area for the night.
Today explore Stratford-upon-Avon, home of the famous playwright William Shakespeare. Entrance is included to Shakespeare’s Birthplace and Holy Trinity Church, where the Bard is buried. Later today you'll participate in a
Royal Shakespeare Company workshop, where you’ll actively explore how the company interprets the Bard’s words and brings them to life. Afterward enjoy a performance by the renowned company. Bravo!
Grab your wand and cape before departing Stratford-upon-Avon for a tour of the Warner Bros. Harry Potter studio, which provides a behind-the-scenes look at how the movies, based on author J.K. Rowling's books about the young orphaned wizard, were made, from detailed sets to animatronics. Afterwards you'll continue on to London in time for dinner.
Begin your day exploring London’s treasured green spaces and stately monuments on a guided
London by bike sightseeing tour. Pedal past famous sights such as Buckingham Palace, the Houses of Parliament and Big Ben. After working up an appetite, head to Covent Garden where an
English food tasting lunch tells you the history of some of London's most traditional dishes, including toad in the hole and fish and chips, as you dine on them. The rest of the day is yours to perhaps souvenir shop in Covent Garden's lively market. Choose from one of London’s ethnic culinary influences with tonight’s
This morning tour Sir Christopher Wren's massive St. Paul’s Cathedral. Then the afternoon is yours to perhaps delve into the vibrant cultural scene of London’s South Bank, home to Borough Market, The Golden Hinde and Shakespeare’s reconstructed Globe Theatre. Cap off your time abroad with a renowned theater performance in London's famous West End this evening.
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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