Modern European Cultures

  • 9 Days
  • Small Group Tour

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Overnight Flight

1 1 Night

London

2 2 Nights

Paris

3 3 Nights

Barcelona

2 2 Nights
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What's Included

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.

ACIS Guarantees

We have high standards, which is why we take care to include these features in every tour.

Round-Trip Flights

3- or 4-Star Hotels

After a busy day, comfort is key.

Centrally Located Hotels

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.

Daily Breakfast and Dinner (unless otherwise noted)

Delicious, authentic, multi-course dinners at local restaurants with meal times tailored to maximize your experience.

24-Hour Tour Manager

Part guide, part educator, part engineer, part mind-reader, part magician—ACIS Tour Managers are your travel partner.

Start Exploring

Never wait hours at the airport to share a transfer with other later groups.

Service Guarantee

We're so sure you're going to love your tour, we guarantee it!

Global Network

24/7 on the ground support whenever and wherever you need it.

Exceptional Experiences

Our tours are designed to help you and your students be in the moment and experience everything the world has to offer.

Versailles by Bike

Versailles by Bike

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.

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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.

Barcelona by Bike

Barcelona by Bike

Lace up your sneakers and hop aboard a bike for a panoramic tour of Barcelona on two wheels. Sightseeing by bicycle is a fun way to get close to the city's most famous cultural attractions—whether that means locals conversing near the lovely lake and Gaudí-designed fountains of beautiful Ciutadella Park, or the Olympic Port area and beachfront with fabulous views out over the Mediterranean.
Bicycle helmets are available and encouraged for use by all participants.

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Lace up your sneakers and hop aboard a bike for a panoramic tour of Barcelona on two wheels. Sightseeing by bicycle is a fun way to get close to the city's most famous cultural attractions—whether that means locals conversing near the lovely lake and Gaudí-designed fountains of beautiful Ciutadella Park, or the Olympic Port area and beachfront with fabulous views out over the Mediterranean.
Bicycle helmets are available and encouraged for use by all participants.

St. Paul's Cathedral

St. Paul's Cathedral

South Bank Walking Tour with Guide

South Bank Walking Tour with Guide

London Eye

London Eye

Dover-Calais Ferry

Dover-Calais Ferry

Marais Tour with Guide

Marais Tour with Guide

Louvre with Guide and Reservation

Louvre with Guide and Reservation

Versailles Château and Gardens

Versailles Château and Gardens

Versailles Le Hameau and Petit Trianon

Versailles Le Hameau and Petit Trianon

Paris-Barcelona Flight

Paris-Barcelona Flight

Barcelona Tour with Guide

Barcelona Tour with Guide

Sagrada Familia with Guide and Reservation

Sagrada Familia with Guide and Reservation

Parc Güell with Guide and Reservation

Parc Güell with Guide and Reservation

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Itinerary

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.

Day 1: Overnight Flight

Depart from the USA.

Day 2: London

Arrive in one of the most exciting cities in Europe, meet your ACIS Tour Manager and begin to explore. Your central hotel location allows you to walk to many of London's unique neighborhoods, museums and monuments with ease.

Day 3: London

Start today with a guided visit inside the mammoth 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. If you have time, your ticket includes access to climb to the top of the dome. Then cross the Thames, where your guide brings London's vibrant and artsy South Bank district alive on a guided walking tour past the Tate Modern and Shakespeare's replicated Globe Theatre. After time for lunch, this afternoon's activity will have you soaring with your timed reservation to the London Eye. On your 30 minute “flight” to a height of 443 feet, you'll be amazed at how the London landscape unfolds below you and the engineering marvel of the Eye itself. The rest of the afternoon is yours to perhaps explore more of the sights along the South Bank.

Day 4: Paris

Travel southeast to the coastal city of Dover and board a ferry to Calais, where you'll catch your first glimpse of France before continuing on to Paris. An orientation walking tour with your tour manager will begin to introduce you to this graceful city's cobblestoned streets, charming cafés and vibrant neighborhoods.

Day 5: Paris

Paris is considered by many to be the fashion capital of the world and you'll learn first-hand why. Enjoy a guided walking tour of Le Marais, a historic yet trendy Parisian neighborhood, exploring the best of this hip and stylish area and savoring sweet treats with tastes of chocolate and macarons along the way. Then, 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.

Day 6: Paris

Enjoy a full-day excursion to Louis XIV's palace at Versailles. Your visit includes the Hall of Mirrors, where the Treaty of Versailles was signed, and Marie Antoinette's Hameau and Petit Trianon. These “small” cottages are delightful for their scale and grounds. After wandering about the exquisite and intensely manicured gardens on two feet, hop on two wheels and explore the palace's surroundings beyond the gardens on a Versailles by bike tour. Drive back to Paris and explore more this evening at your own pace, perhaps with a stroll through the Jardin du Luxembourg or past the dazzling shops, cafés and bustling sidewalks of the Champs-Élysées.

Day 7: Barcelona

Depart Paris on your flight to buzzing Barcelona this morning and begin discovering everything this cosmopolitan city has to offer. Your visit starts with a panoramic sightseeing tour. Our local expert will provide commentary on the city's major highlights including the unique Gaudí-designed houses. Antoni Gaudí, one of Catalonia's most notable sons, was a Modernist architect whose distinctive style is revered to this day. After, you'll be able to study the intricate design inside and out of his still-unfinished Sagrada Familia and stroll through his whimsical Parc Güell.

Day 8: Barcelona

This morning obtain a unique perspective on the city via a bike tour that takes you through the narrow streets of the Barceloneta neighborhood, near the Mediterranean Sea, and to the Olympic Port, a lively marina. The rest of the day is yours to further explore, perhaps by shopping with the locals at La Boqueria market or seeking out some of the modern developments that resulted from the 1992 Summer Olympic Games.

Day 9: Departure

Depart for the USA.

Price This Tour

Price This Tour

Optional Extras

Ultimate Protection Plan

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 $270

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Comprehensive Protection Plan

Enhanced health coverage, program interruption, baggage delay/loss and travel delay protection while on tour. Plus, enhanced medical/job loss cancellation refund policy

Rate $225

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