Normandy to Bruges

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Overnight Flight

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Normandy Area

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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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Round-Trip Flights

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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

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Global Network

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All Local Transportation

Urban transportation is on us, allowing you to explore each destination with ease.

Personal Headsets Included Throughout Tour

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.

Exceptional Experiences

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

Bruges by Bike

Bruges by Bike

Travel as the locals do, exploring the medieval city's canals and squares by bicycle.

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Travel as the locals do, exploring the medieval city's canals and squares by bicycle.

Mont St. Michel

Mont St. Michel

Arromanches 360 Degree Theater

Arromanches 360 Degree Theater

American Cemetery at Colleville-sur-Mer

American Cemetery at Colleville-sur-Mer

Amiens Cathedral

Amiens Cathedral

Maison Jules Verne

Maison Jules Verne

Essex Farm Cemetery

Essex Farm Cemetery

Calais Memory Museum 39-45

Calais Memory Museum 39-45

Ghent Castle of the Counts

Ghent Castle of the Counts


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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: Normandy Area

Arrive in France, meet your ACIS Tour Manager and board your touring coach for the journey into Normandy's scenic countryside.

Day 3: Normandy Area

Visit the lovely island monastery of Mont St. Michel today. This medieval abbey, once an important pilgrimage site, is surrounded by water at high tide.

Day 4: Rouen

Today walk in the footsteps of history as you visit many of Normandy's important World War II sites. See what remains of the temporary Mulberry harbor constructed at Arromanches to help offload cargo during the invasion. Entrance to the Arromanches 360 Cinema is included. Next you can pay tribute to the heroic fallen at the American Cemetery and Memorial at Colleville-sur-Mer before descending from the bluff to walk along Omaha Beach, where American troops suffered some of the heaviest D-Day losses. Journey on to Rouen in time for dinner.

Day 5: Lille

This morning explore Rouen on a walk through this historical city with your ACIS Tour Manager. View the marketplace, site of Joan of Arc's martyrdom on May 30, 1431, the famous Cathedral, the beautifully decorated Gros-Horloge astronomical clock, and the quaint streets lined with half-timbered houses. Then drive to Amiens, a vibrant and cultural city on the Somme River with lovely canals, gardens and a wealth of history. Visit the soaring Gothic Cathedral (the largest in the world by volume and a UNESCO World Heritage Site) and enjoy entrance to the Maison Jules Verne, full of unique objects and documents belonging to the famous writer. Continue on to the friendly city of Lille in time for dinner.

Day 6: Lille

Enjoy a full-day dive into the region's war history with an excursion to Dunkirk and Calais. Journey first into Belgium and stop at the Essex Farm Cemetery, a World War I burial site near Ypres that's thought to be where Lieutenant-Colonel John McCrae of the Canadian Army Medical Corps wrote the poem In Flanders Fields in May of 1915. Crossing back into France, continue to the coastal city of Dunkirk, on the Strait of Dover, where you will see sites associated with the heroic 1940 evacuation of surrounded Allied soldiers under Operation Dynamo. Next travel to the port of Calais and visit the WWII Memory Museum 39-45. Housed in a German bunker in Saint-Pierre Park, it charts the history of the war in the city and picture of daily life under occupation. Return to Lille for the evening.

Day 7: Bruges

Drive to Ghent in the morning for a visit of this lovely port town, including entrance to the 12th century Castle of the Counts, or "Gravensteen." Built in 1180 by Philip of Alsace (the Count of Flanders at that time) your tour of this impressive fortress tells a grim history of torture, executions and power during the Middle Ages, but also boasts beautiful views over Ghent from the rooftop. Continue to Bruges in time for dinner and, after, soak in the beauty of this city without the daytime crowds as you experience its lovely architecture all lit up by floodlights. It's an impressive sight.

Day 8: Bruges

This morning's Bruges by Bike tour shows you the city's tranquil network of canals, medieval streets and famed market squares. You'll then have some free time to get to know more of this picturesque city at your own pace—perhaps take a canal boat cruise, climb the steps of the Belfry for spectacular rooftop views, or sample one of the waffles or chocolate confections for which Belgium is famous.

Day 9: Departure

Depart for the USA.

Optional Extensions and Extra Nights:

Enhance your Belgian experience with a one-night extension to Brussels via bus including sightseeing.

Optional Extras

Ultimate-Plus 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 $450

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Ultimate 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 $315

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