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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.
The Royal Shakespeare Company, based in the Bard's hometown of Stratford-upon-Avon, is one of the world's best known theater organizations, especially in the realm of promoting and educating on William Shakespeare's work. Learn the ways of Shakespeare during a workshop with the renowned RSC before attending the performance.
Lace up your sneakers for a fun two-wheeled tour of some of London's most iconic highlights crossing the Thames from the London Eye, to Big Ben and the Houses of Parliament, to the Cabinet War Rooms, Horse Guard Parade, Trafalgar Square, Buckingham Palace, and Westminster Abbey. You'll get an up-close feel for the essence of London thanks to guided commentary and photo stops along the route, as you safely navigate around the city by bike as many locals do.
Tower Bridge, Tower of London, London Eye, St Patrick's Cathedral, Shakespeare's Globe, The Lake District, St Paul's Cathedral, York Minster, Edinburgh Ghost Tour, Ha'penny Bridge, Edinburgh Castle, Hadrian's Wall, Covent Garden, Camden Market, Westminster Abbey, Buckingham Palace, Shakespeare's Birthplace, Stratford-upon-Avon, Irish Dance Lesson, Haggis Dinner, Conwy Castle, Wordsworth's Grave
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.
Welcome to Europe! Arrive in London and drive to Windsor Castle, official residence of the British Royal Family, for a visit. Then continue to Bath for the night.
This morning a guided sightseeing tour will introduce you to the charming city of Bath. Visit the Roman Baths and Pump Rooms for which the city is most well known and marvel at the beautiful vaulted ceiling inside historic Bath Abbey. In the afternoon explore the Jane Austen Centre to take a virtual journey back into the late 18th century, learn what Ms. Austen's life was like when she lived in Bath and understand how it influenced her writing.
Drive through the Cotsworld's rolling hills to Stratford-upon-Avon, home of another much-adored writer—a fellow by the name of William Shakespeare. Then participate in a
Royal Shakespeare Company workshop, where you’ll actively explore how the company interprets the Bard’s words and brings them to life.
Start with reverent visits to Shakespeare’s Birthplace and his burial site at Holy Trinity Church. In the evening enjoy a theater performance by the renowned Royal Shakespeare Company with whom you did the workshop yesterday. Bravo!
Drive to Oxford for a visit, including a tour of Christ Church College, where Lewis Carroll penned Alice's Adventures in Wonderland and also where many memorable scenes from the Harry Potter movies were filmed (note the Great Hall, the inspiration for Hogwarts Hall) Then grab your wand and cape as you head to London by way of a visit to the Warner Bros. Harry Potter Studio, which provides a behind-the-scenes look at how the movies, based on author J.K. Rowling's books about the young orphaned wizard, were made, from detailed sets to animatronics. Your final destination today is London.
Take a guided sightseeing tour to view historic Trafalgar Square, the stately Houses of Parliament and beautiful Buckingham Palace. Then visit Westminster Abbey to see the famous Poets' Corner in the south transept, which honors the likes of Geoffrey Chaucer, Lord Alfred Tennyson, Robert Browning and Rudyard Kipling. Tonight you'll get a chance to choose your cuisine and dine like the locals with restaurant vouchers and our insider tips on the neighborhood's best places to go.
This morning experience an up-close look at London's iconic treasures on a guided
London by Bike tour, including views of the Big Ben, the Horse Guard Parade, Buckingham Palace, Westminster Abbey, and more. As you cycle and stop for photos, your guide's commentary will bring the history of what you are seeing to life. Continue your day with a visit to the British Library, home to documents of England's history from the Magna Carta to handwritten Beatles lyrics. Then we'll pop over to King's Cross Station to see if we can find Platform 9 ¾ and catch any students headed off to Hogwarts. After a traditional fish and chips dinner, take in a West End show.
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
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Enhanced health coverage, program interruption, baggage delay/loss and travel delay protection while on tour. Plus, enhanced medical/job loss cancellation refund policy
Rate $315Add to Tour