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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.
Lace up your sneakers and hop aboard a bike for a panoramic tour of Nice on two wheels. Sightseeing by bicycle is a fun way to travel like the locals do as you get close to the city's most famous cultural attractions—whether you wind through the streets of the Old Town, glide past the market, people-watch along the Promenade des Anglais, marvel at the Port's luxury yachts or discover an off the beaten path church or art installation.
Bicycle helmets are available and encouraged for use by all participants.
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 from the USA.
Bienvenue en France! Meet your ACIS Tour Manager and start to explore the cosmopolitan capital of the Côte d'Azur. Check out the winding streets of the Old Town or stroll along the Promenade des Anglais with its dazzling Mediterranean views.
This morning discover the city's hidden gems from a different perspective during a
bicycle tour showcasing areas such as the port, Place Garibaldi, Place Massena and the Old Town. In the afternoon travel along a spectacular corniche to Eze, a fortified medieval-age village perched high atop a rocky peak. There you'll enjoy sweeping vistas from the fragrant Jardin Exotique, a magnificent botanical garden, and tour the Fragonard Perfume Factory, where you'll learn about the centuries-old French art of making parfum. Return to Nice for a relaxing evening on the French Riviera.
The day's adventures begin with a drive to Aix-en-Provence, once home to renowned painter Paul Cézanne and writer Emile Zola. Tour the mostly pedestrian city center, perhaps browsing its famous Provençal market, and see firsthand why the city is noted for its beautiful fountains and well-preserved architecture. After time for lunch, continue to Nîmes, a city full of Roman history and known for textiles. In fact, denim, the fabric of blue jeans, derives its name from Nîmes. Get to know the city and its Roman Arena with an audio-guided tour.
First on today's agenda is a visit to the awe-inspiring Pont du Gard, a Roman aqueduct preserved in almost perfect condition. A true wonder of Roman engineering, the 161-foot tall bridge is still standing nearly 2,000 years after its construction and your ticket includes access to the wealth of information available on the structure's history, architecture and more in the excellent on-site museum. Then it's on to the breathtaking French Alps.
The morning kicks off with a drive to Annecy, a quaint alpine town that's nicknamed the Pearl of the French Alps. Attractions include two canals and a cobblestoned old town, featuring medieval structures such as the Château d'Annecy, Palais de I’lsle and Cathedral of Saint-Pierre. Next, you'll continue on to the Geneva area, with a stop at Mont Saleve for a cable-car ride up the mountain. Known as the “Balcony of Geneva,” it affords a spectacular view of this beautiful Swiss city.
Start the morning with a walking tour of Geneva's Old Town, known for its gracious squares, cafés, galleries and historical sites, not to mention its fine Swiss watches and chocolate! Then get your sea legs ready for a Mouette water-taxi cruise across Lake Geneva that takes you past the world-famous Jet d'Eau, a 450-foot tall fountain that's visible from 30 miles way. After lunch, you'll visit the Red Cross Museum which details the history of this humanitarian organization. Enjoy your final evening in the Alps with an unforgettable fondue dinner.
Depart for the USA.
Optional Extensions and Extra Nights:
Enhance your European experience with a two-night extension from Geneva to the Lake Lucerne area. You'll experience the best of Swiss culture with a chocolate factory visit, Mount Pilatus, a special Alpine Hut Dinner with traditional Swiss games, and the highlights of lovely Lucerne.
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 $400Add 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 $280Add to Tour