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.
Marveling in the shadow of Mont Blanc has never been this thrilling. You’ll enjoy breathtaking views, snowy peaks and alpine geology as you take a cable car ride up Aiguille du Midi. Then you’ll get to see the mountains in a whole new way as you ride a thrilling luge coaster that’s truly unique. Panoramic views combine with exhilaration for an experience that will be remembered for years to come.
The landscape of Versailles is exquisite—and extensive. Make the most of your time to explore by hopping on a bicycle and pedaling the expansive grounds, from the Petit and Grand Trianons to the end of the Grand Canal for a long scenic view back toward the palace.
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.
Paris greets you today! Take time to meet your ACIS Tour Manager, unpack and practice your French.
Today a guided sightseeing tour with an expert local guide shows you the city's most impressive monuments, from the magnificent Arc de Triomphe at the top of the Champs-Élysées to Napoleon's final resting place at Les Invalides to the Gothic wonder of Notre Dame.This 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, the Winged Victory and the Venus de Milo, believed to depict the Greek goddess Aphrodite. 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. Then ride up to the third floor of the iconic Eiffel Tower for sensational views of this splendid city.
Enjoy a full-day excursion to Louis XIV's palace at Versailles. Your all-access visit includes the Hall of Mirrors, where the Treaty of Versailles was signed, Marie Antoinette's Hameau, a small rustic village that served as her retreat from the pressures and intrigue of palace life, and the Petit Trianon, a personal palace the king gave to her in 1774. After exploring the immaculately manicured palace gardens on foot, hop onto a vélo and explore beyond the gardens on a
Versailles by bike tour. Back in Paris this evening you may opt for a tasty cultural exchange—separate into small groups and be welcomed into the
homes of local Parisians to enjoy an authentic dinner and lively conversation.
The high-speed TGV train takes you from Paris toward the French Alps and the city of Geneva, Switzerland. See the massive statues and figures of the Reformation Wall and take in the impressive Jet d'Eau, a 450-foot tall fountain that’s visible from 30 miles away, as you enjoy a wonderful Mouette water-taxi cruise on Lake Geneva. Continue on to picturesque Chamonix for dinner.
Today enjoy a true
Alpine Adventure. In the morning travel up one of the highest peaks in the Alps, Aiguille du Midi, named because it points to the midday sun when viewed from the valley below. A series of cable cars brings you to 13,000 feet for spectacular scenery and breathtaking views. Then speed on down a 1,300 meter long track on the thrilling Luge Alpine coaster. This day is sure to be a favorite.
Departing Chamonix, leave the scenic French Alps for the chic Côte d'Azur. The drive provides stunning views of Europe's highest peaks. Experience the change in culture as you descend to the coast.
Begin your day with an orientation 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, drive to Monaco, the glamorous playground of the rich and famous and home of the Grimaldi royal family. After viewing the Prince's Palace, you’ll 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.
Depart for the USA.
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