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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.
Strap on your dancing shoes and prepare for a night of flamenco. Consider the origins of this festive and colorful art form during a lesson in the traditional steps and rhythm of the dance. Then enjoy a break for dinner before arriving at the theater to watch your teacher perform in a professional flamenco show that will inspire you to keep moving with the music all night long. Olé!
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.
Inside the Roman Arena of Arles, step into the sandals of the famed Roman legionnaires who once inhabited this area for a fun gladiator games workshop that teaches you how to compete like the gladiators did, followed by a show that reenacts a gladitorial contest.
An expert guide will take you around one of Paris' iconic artistic neighborhoods, giving you the opportunity to capture the sites and scenery in your own creative way. It's a guided tour and an art lesson all in one! Using techniques that revolutionized the art world, your artist will show you how to capture the hidden corners of these beautiful areas in paintings, all in your very own sketchbook. With inspiration from artists such as Pablo Picasso and George Seurat, this is the perfect way to leave Paris with your own artistic masterpiece!
Toledo, Alhambra, Madrid Cathedral, Retiro Park, Prado, Plaza Mayor, Andalucía, Toledo Medieval Synagogue, Plaza de España, Córdoba, Triana Tile Workshop, Spanish Cooking Lesson, Parc Güell, Las Ventas, Flamenco Lesson and Show, Guadalquivir River Cruise, Sagrada Familia, Barcelona Gothic Quarter
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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¡Bienvenidos a España! Arrive in Madrid and meet your ACIS Tour Manager before beginning to explore the wide avenues and open plazas of Spain’s capital city.
Madrid's rich heritage comes alive this morning during your guided sightseeing tour of the classic Spanish boulevards, grand plazas, and diverse architecture that characterizes modern-day Madrid. Highlights include the Plaza de España, with its statue of Don Quixote, the majestic Alcalá Gate, and the famous bullring Las Ventas. Then breeze past the crowds with your timed entrance to visit the magnificent Prado, one of the world's premier art museums. Here, an expert provides illuminating commentary on the artwork of Velázquez, Goya, Raphael, Rubens, and Bosch. Even the 18th-century Neo-Classical building that houses the collection is stunning. This evening take cues from a professional dancer, learning the steps during a
flamenco lesson before watching your instructor and others take the stage to perform a traditional flamenco show.
This morning depart Madrid aboard the high-speed AVE train to Catalonia's capital city, Barcelona. Founded by the Romans in the 3rd century BC, it's known for its artistic treasures and fine architecture, from Gothic to Modernist. Let the city introduce itself during a guided panoramic sightseeing tour. Our local expert will point out all the major sights of Barcelona, including the unique Gaudí-designed houses. Antoni Gaudí, one of Catalonia's most notable sons, was a Modernist architect whose distinctive style is revered to this day. After, you'll be able to study the intricate designs inside and out of his still-unfinished Sagrada Familia and stroll whimsical Parc Güell.
The narrow cobbled streets, peaceful squares and towering old buildings of Barcelona’s Gothic Quarter are perfect for exploring this morning. Then switch your mode of transport for a
Barcelona by bike tour through lovely Ciutadella Park, and the nearby Olympic Port. Spend the rest of the day further exploring this beautiful city perhaps by visiting the Picasso Museum or tasting traditional foods at the bustling and colorful La Boqueria market. Or, in the afternoon you may opt to learn about Barcelona's famed football club with a tour of Camp Nou Stadium.
Depart Spain and cross the Pyrénées, to France and continue through the vineyards to Provence. Visit the Pont du Gard, a Roman aqueduct preserved in almost perfect condition. A true marvel of Roman engineering, the 161-foot tall bridge aqueduct is still standing nearly 2,000 years after its construction. Our tour offers an exclusive guided visit to the third floor for a closer look at the structure's architecture and exceptional views.
Today visit Arles, where Vincent Van Gogh found artistic inspiration during his stay here from 1888 to 1889. This small town was also once a major Roman city, and this legacy is evident in impressively preserved Roman ruins that are still used for entertainment today. Step into the shoes of these famed legionnaires as you visit the Roman Arena for a fun
gladiator games workshop that teaches you how to compete like the gladiators did, followed by a show that reenacts a gladitorial contest.
Board the high-speed TGV train for Paris this morning. Upon arrival you’ll want to dive right in 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. During the afternoon, a sightseeing tour with a local expert guide shows you the monumental Arc de Triomphe, points out the massive Les Invalides (where Napoleon is buried) and helps decode the Gothic wonder of Notre Dame. The evening is free for discovering Montmartre’s artist-filled squares and sweeping views over Paris.
Start your day breezing 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. Now that you've been inspired, channel your own inner artist with a
Paint Paris painting lesson and walking tour of Île Saint-Louis. A local artist will not only explain the history behind the island's idyllic bridges and charming Parisian buildings, but also show you painting techniques important to French art history for capturing the scenery like a pro. Then ascend to the top floor of the Eiffel Tower for views over this magnificent city. Your final evening in Europe is highlighted by a scenic illuminated boat ride along the Seine. You may opt to upgrade your Seine experience with a dinner cruise, reveling in traditional French cuisine and music as you glide past some of the city's most notable landmarks.
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