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.
Like the celebrity stars that frequent this chic coast, create a fragrance that bears your own name. Tour the Fragonard Perfume Factory in the picturesque town of Eze. Nearby Grasse was one of the first towns in France to adopt the making of perfume from Italy and the climate and soil of this region proved ideal for growing the many fragrant blossoms used by perfumers. You'll have a dedicated, professional "nose" teach you about the history of perfume and what's required to achieve his or her advanced status in fragrance industry. Then participate in a workshop under the "nose's" tutelage, using different combinations of exotic essential oils to craft a customized scent. You'll take home a diploma and the bottle of your own fragrant creation.
What could be better than munching on pintxos, a traditional small Spanish snack? Having a whole lunch filled with them. Students will love taste-testing the flavors of San Sebastian. They’ll try local favorites such as: Pintxo de bacalao con pimientos (cod with roasted red peppers), Gilda (sweet baby peppers with anchovies), Champiñones rellenos (filled mushrooms) and more.
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.
Arrive in the capital of France, meet your ACIS Tour Manager and get acquainted with this graceful city’s cobblestoned streets, charming cafés and vibrant neighborhoods.
Your day begins with a guided sightseeing tour that takes you past some of the most famous attractions in Paris. Your expert local guide will show you the magnificent Arc de Triomphe at the top of the Champs-Élysées, Napoleon's final resting place at Les Invalides and the Gothic wonder of Notre Dame. In the afternoon, 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. Tonight ascend to the top of the iconic Eiffel Tower for breathtaking views of an illuminated City of the Light.
Explore the city today at your own pace, perhaps discovering the Musée d'Orsay or Picasso Museum. Then board the TGV to Biarritz, located in southwestern France on the Bay of Biscay.
Enjoy a full day excursion along the Atlantic coast to San Sebastián, the Spanish resort town of luxurious villas, gardens, and tiny streets. You'll get a taste of Basque culture through one of it's most quintessential culinary specialties during a
traditional pintxos tasting lunch. Pintxos are finger foods typically served on a piece of bread, pierced with a cocktail stick. Hot or cold, they offer all types of flavors and ingredients—something to delight everyone! After lunch, explore more of San Sebastián before returning to Biarritz.
Drive to the medieval city of Carcassonne. Stroll the narrow streets and imagine how you would go about attacking a city with such impressive walls and towers. Continue to Provence.
Today highlights the Roman Empire's influence on southern France as you first travel along the old Roman route of Via Domitia to Nîmes for a tour of the Roman Arena with audio guides providing context what is in front of you. Then continue to a true marvel of Roman engineering, the Pont du Gard. A Roman aqueduct preserved in almost perfect condition, 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. Continue to the Côte d'Azur and the city of Nice.
Begin your day with a walking tour of Nice led by your ACIS Tour Manager. As you explore its history and culture, enjoy the city’s many fine attractions, from Place Massena to the winding streets of the Old Town to dazzling Mediterranean views. In the afternoon visit the perched village of Eze with its castle ruins and steep streets. Enjoy sweeping vistas from the fragrant Jardin Exotique, then learn about the local craft of perfume making at a
Perfume Workshop at the Fragonard Factory. During your workshop you will bottle your own creation to take it home with you as the ultimate souvenir. Then return to Nice for a final evening abroad along the Mediterranean shore.
Depart for the USA.
Optional Extensions and Extra Nights:
Further immerse yourself in the culture and wonders of La Ville Lumière with an extra night in Paris, including the services of your ACIS Tour Manager, at the beginning of your tour.
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 $270Add 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 $225Add to Tour