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.
You'll get right to the heart of Berlin's amazingly creative street art scene, gaining a unique insight into this dynamic art movement. A local urban art expert will take you on a walking tour to see some of the most inventive examples of street art from stencil art to paste‑ups (don't worry, you'll be taught all the terminology!). You'll also be taught the techniques and tricks needed to create your own piece of art, a one‑of‑a‑kind souvenir to take home with you.
Lace up your sneakers, hop aboard a bike and explore Munich on two wheels. Pedal down historic old streets past delightful courtyards and the University buildings, explore the popular Englischer Garten park and ride along the city's river. Pick out differences in architecture between distinct neighborhoods and discover the shops and squares that residents frequent as you get off the beaten path. The specific route may vary to provide the best possible experience each time, but no matter which lively corner of Munich you discover, sightseeing by bicycle is a fun way to get close to the city's hidden gems.
Bicycle helmets are available and encouraged for use by all participants.
Brandenburg Gate, Munich Marienplatz, Charles Bridge, Neuschwanstein, Dresden Frauenkirche, Zwinger Palace, Museum Island, Nuremberg Nazi Party Rally Grounds and Documentation Center, Berlin Wall, Berlin Holocaust Memorial, Street Art Workshop and Walking Tour, Prague Old Town Square, Terezín, Hradcany Castle
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.
Begin to explore Munich. This Bavarian capital city boasts bustling plazas, fine museums and impressive art galleries. Along the way, be sure to sample some weisswurst or enjoy a slice of fresh-baked apple strudel. Mehr bitte!
Explore Bavaria's capital city with a guided sightseeing tour of highlights such as the Marienplatz and its famed Glockenspiel, the Viktualienmarkt food-and-flower market and the surfers on the Isar River. Then head for BMW World, a showcase devoted to the history and innovative technology of these world-renowned cars. Later you'll discover the city's hidden gems during a
bike tour of unique neighborhoods and other off-the-beaten-path sights. Pedal down historic old streets, peek into delightful courtyards, ride along the city's river and explore the popular 910-acre Englischer Garten, one of the world's largest urban public parks.
Drive to Mödlareuth, a small village once known as “Little Berlin” because it was split by a wall demarking East Germany from West Germany. An open-air museum here includes a portion of the original wall (the rest was bulldozed in 1990) and explains the politics behind this miniature Berlin Wall. Continue to the picturesque Harz Mountains, the tallest range in northern Germany.
Start to explore the Harz Mountains area, including a ride on the scenic narrow-gauge steam train to the summit of Brocken Mountain, a prominent feature in German folklore. Then visit Quedlinburg Castle, a centuries-old, German Romanesque-style complex that looms above the city of the same name.
Journey to Hamburg, often called "Gateway to the World" due to its major port on the river Elbe. From cruise ships to container ships to the historic warehouse district, a fun harbor cruise showcases the bustling port area. Then visit the impressive Rathaus (or town hall), with your tour manager.
Arrive in Berlin and enjoy a visit to the dome and roof terrace of the impressive Reichstag building. Completed in 1894, it once was home to the Parliament of the old German Empire.
Take a guided sightseeing tour to view chief attractions in Germany's capital city including a portion of the famous Berlin Wall, the somber Holocaust Memorial, Potsdamer Platz, a historic square in the center of the city, and Checkpoint Charlie, the famous crossing between East and West Berlin and an enduring symbol of the Cold War. Then engage with the modern German culture as you try something completely different: a
street art workshop, where you'll learn about this edgy modern art movement during a walking tour that will reveal many examples of street art, including stencil art, paste-ups, graffiti, murals and tagging. In addition local experts will show you how to make your own street-savvy artwork, which you'll take home as a one-of-a-kind personal souvenir.
Depart for the USA.
Optional Extensions and Extra Nights:
Spend an extra night in Munich, including the services of your ACIS Tour Manager and an excursion to King Ludwig II’s picturesque Neuschwanstein Castle, 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