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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.
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.
Like stepping into a traditional celebratory Irish gathering, you'll not only enjoy the entertainment, you'll be encouraged to participate! Authentic live Irish music sets the tone for an engaging array of professional (and All-Ireland Champion) musicians and dancers, folklore, stories about Dublin and its many characters, singing, dancing and a humorous look at the heart of the Irish culture. You'll enjoy a four-course meal of traditional dishes and also come away with a songbook of tunes in the Gaelic language.
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 London! Meet your ACIS Tour Manager and begin to explore the city's unique neighborhoods. You may want check out the street markets along Portobello Road in Notting Hill; explore the paths of Hyde Park or the mansions of nearby Belgravia; visit museums in South Kensington; or stroll along the artsy South Bank.
This morning, learn about London's majestic past and fast-paced present on your guided panoramic sightseeing tour. See busy Trafalgar Square, the Houses of Parliament and Whitehall. Along the way, your guide will point out more modern landmarks like the Gherkin and the Cheese Grater—all new buildings changing the London skyline. Another highlight of the day is a tour inside St. Paul's Cathedral. Sir Christopher Wren's architectural masterpiece is an enduring symbol of London, the seat of the Church of England and famed for its dome and Whispering Gallery. Then get your camera ready as you take the elevator way, way up to the panoramic viewing platform of one of London's newest landmarks: the jagged glass skyscraper known as “The Shard.”. Dinner tonight is a traditional London treat: fish and chips. Later you may wish to venture out to see the bright lights of Theatreland in the West End.
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. In the afternoon you will have time to explore more of the city at your own speed, perhaps by coming face-to-face with kings and queens of the past at the National Portrait Gallery.
This morning, board your flight from London over the Irish Sea and arrive in Shannon. Your adventures in Ireland begin with a visit to Bunratty Folk Park and Castle, a re-creation of rural life in Ireland at the turn of the century. Then continue to Killarney for the evening.
A full-day excursion takes you along the Ring of Kerry's stunning rugged coastline, past stone walls, heather and beautiful Lough Leane. The drive along the Ring's 100-mile loop includes stops for scenic photos. Returning to Killarney, perhaps experience more of the scenic countryside with a jaunting tour from Muckross House through Killarney National Park.
Today's travels bring you first to Blarney Castle, where you can acquire Ireland's famous eloquence by kissing the Blarney Stone. Then visit the spectacular medieval ruins crowning the Rock of Cashel before continuing to Dublin for the night. Perhaps finish the day with an evening stroll around the River Liffey and Temple Bar area.
Explore rich Irish history with a guided sightseeing tour, including statue-filled O'Connell Street, Ha'penny Bridge and entrance to St. Patrick's Cathedral. Then visit Trinity College and see the Book of Kells—Ireland's most richly decorated medieval illuminated manuscript. In the afternoon perhaps wander across St. Stephen's Green to Grafton Street. You may hear buskers playing traditional Irish music. Tonight you'll be transported to the land of fairies and banshees with an
evening full of traditional Irish food, music and folklore—participation encouraged!
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 $450Add 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 $315Add to Tour