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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.
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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.
Mined in this region of Austria for thousands of years, "white gold," or salt, was a valuable and commodity. Discover one of the world's oldest salt mines—over 7,000 years old—set into Dürrnberg Mountain. Don white coveralls (to protect your clothing), and take a train 1,300 feet deep into the mine. Then take a slide down the last 140 feet. Learn the important role of the mine within the local area and how it helped ensure Salzburg became a powerful trading community. End your visit aboard a boat tour of the underground lake.
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.
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.
Strap on your dancing shoes as an expert teaches you how to dance the excitingly beautiful and quick-tempo Viennese Waltz. This 18th century dance was the first ballroom dance in the closed hold, or waltz, position.
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.
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Arrive in Frankfurt, meet your ACIS Tour Manager and drive to Rothenburg. Once settled in, you can begin to explore and familiarize yourself with this medieval gem of a city. Imagine battle cries in the Town Hall Square and inspect the intricate carvings in St. Jakob's Church.
Depart this morning for Munich, stopping en route to visit the Dachau Concentration Camp Memorial. This former prison camp 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, refuel with a pretzel tasting followed by an evening visit to the Olympic Park.
Explore Bavaria's capital with an expertly guided sightseeing tour to sites like Marienplatz with its famed Glockenspiel, the Viktualienmarkt food and flower market and the surfers on the Isar River. Later today, discover the city’s hidden gems during a
Munich by bike tour of unique neighborhoods and sights off the beaten path. 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. You’ll have earned your German sausage dinner this evening.
Journey to the opulent Herrenchiemsee Palace, the largest of Ludwig II’s royal residences. Ride a boat across the lake to the island-perched palace, visiting its apartments, Hall of Mirrors and gardens. Then continue on to Salzburg in the afternoon. Tonight’s dinner is truly something special: Stiftskeller St. Peter’s is central Europe’s oldest restaurant and is tucked inside one of the courtyards of the old abbey.
This morning a sightseeing tour with a local guide shows you 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. In the afternoon, we take you out to the
Hallein Salt Mine, where you journey deep beneath the ground to learn more about how this precious mineral deeply influenced Salzburg’s (or, literally, Salt Town) history. Besides, you get to slide down the long wooden slides the miners used and traverse a dark lake deep inside the mountain mine. Return to Salzburg in time for dinner.
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. We’ll head out in the evening for a walk through the amusements of Prater Park.
This morning tour the grounds and interior of Schönbrunn Palace, the massive Habsburg summer retreat, including the Imperial state rooms and private quarters of the Austrian Emperors. Included audio guides enhance your visit. Then embark on a sightseeing tour of Vienna where 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. Later a local master will mesmerize you with a demonstration of the world famous
Viennese Waltz before you take to the floor to give it a try. All that dancing earns you a taste of the city's famed coffee house culture—visit one of Vienna's many glittering cafés to savor some mélange coffee or hot chocolate and Sachertorte. The rest of the afternoon is free to further explore the city on your own or shop for souvenirs. You will have earned your traditional Austrian dinner to celebrate your last night in Europe.
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