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 Copenhagen on two wheels. Sightseeing by bicycle is a fun way to get close to the city's most unique and interesting cultural attractions—whether that means the famous statue of the Little Mermaid in the harbor, the dazzling splendors of royal Amalienborg Palace or locals conducting business on the canals of the old sailor's quarter of Nyhavn.
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.
Departure from the United States.
After arriving in Germany's storied capital, meet your ACIS Tour Manager and get settled in. While Berlin was divided, Eastern and Western sections maintained separate opera houses and other institutions. Now the united city offers two of everything, and is known as a hub of European innovation. Begin to explore this historical and dynamic city.
This morning, an expert local guide shows you some of Berlin's most important historical touchstones, including a portion of the Berlin Wall, Brandenburg Gate, the Holocaust Memorial, Potsdamer Platz, and the infamous Checkpoint Charlie. In the afternoon, visit the impressive dome and rooftop terrace of the Reichstag building. Completed in 1894, it once was home to the Parliament of the old German Empire.
This morning engage with 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, 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. The afternoon is yours to perhaps take in Museum Island, the food stalls of Markthalle Neun or the paths of the Tiergarten.
Travel to the charming seaside resort town of Warnemünde on the Baltic Sea today where you will board the ferry to Gedser, the southernmost town in Denmark. Continue to Copenhagen, Scandinavia's largest city.
Experience an up-close look at Denmark's capital on this morning's guided
Copenhagen by Bike tour, highlighting the city's cultural, commercial, and design treasures including views of the Little Mermaid statue, the royal Amalienborg Palace, and the canals in the old sailor's quarter of Nyhavn. In the afternoon you may opt for a
Danish cooking lesson that will teach you how to make traditional smørrebrød open sandwiches and includes eating the results for lunch. Otherwise the afternoon is free for you to explore more of Copenhagen at your own pace—perhaps take a canal tour, browse the National Museum, or stroll through the Tivoli Gardens.
Drive this morning to Rødbyhavn to board ferry to Puttgarden on the German island of Fehmarn. Upon arrival, continue to Hamburg. Often called Germany's "Gateway to the World" due to its major port on the river Elbe, you'll discover the history, architecture and many of the major sights of this bold, water-centric city from the most appropriate vantage point: a harbor cruise. If you're out looking for musical entertainment this evening, remember that this is where the Beatles started their career.
Departing Hamburg, make a stop in Bremen on the River Weser to explore the city's neighborhoods and legends, including that of the fictional musicians made famous by the Brothers Grimm. Then depart Germany and continue through a Dutch countryside interspersed with water, thatched roofs and windmills before arriving in the cultural hub of Amsterdam.
Amsterdam is a honeycomb of lovely canals guarded by tall mansions of the once powerful burghers of this 17th century European superpower. Your expertly-guided tour winds its way through the heart of the city and includes entrance to the great Rijksmuseum. This afternoon you may choose an optional excursion to Volendam. Drive out to Zaanse Schans to see working windmills, then on to the traditional fishing village of Volendam. Otherwise, explore more of the city at your own pace. Perhaps take a canal cruise, interact with vendors at the famed Albert Cuyp street market, wander the the hip food hall and multi-functional cultural complex of De Hallen in Oud West Amsterdam or visit Rembrandt's final resting place at Westerkerk.
Depart for the USA.
Optional Extensions and Extra Nights:
Enhance your European experience with a two-night extension from Amsterdam to London via high-speed train, including a city sightseeing tour with an expert local guide, entrance to the Tower of London and an Oyster Card to help you get around.
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 $300Add 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 $250Add to Tour