Paris, Alsace et Le Lac

  • 9 Days
  • Classic Trip

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Map & Route

Depart

Overnight Flight

1 1 Night

Paris

3 3 Nights

Strasbourg

2 2 Nights

Lausanne

2 2 Nights
Return
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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

Leave the airlines to us.

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.

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.

Pétanque Lesson in Paris

Pétanque Lesson in Paris

A traditional French pastime, the game of pétanque involves throwing one ball as close as possible to another ball. You'll enjoy a lesson on the rules and strategy for play with a member of the French National Federation of Pétanques. Then test out your new skills with some friendly competition.

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A traditional French pastime, the game of pétanque involves throwing one ball as close as possible to another ball. You'll enjoy a lesson on the rules and strategy for play with a member of the French National Federation of Pétanques. Then test out your new skills with some friendly competition.

Local Parisian Home Dinner

Local Parisian Home Dinner

Receive a warm welcome as you dine in small groups in the homes of local Parisians.

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Receive a warm welcome as you dine in small groups in the homes of local Parisians.

Paris Tour with Guide

Paris Tour with Guide

Eiffel Tower Top Floor

Eiffel Tower Top Floor

Louvre with Guide and Reservation

Louvre with Guide and Reservation

Paris-Strasbourg Train

Paris-Strasbourg Train

Strasbourg Canal Boat Ride

Strasbourg Canal Boat Ride

Château Haut-Koenigsberg

Château Haut-Koenigsberg

Alsatian Tarte Flambée Dinner

Alsatian Tarte Flambée Dinner

Olympic Museum

Olympic Museum

Lake Geneva Boat Ride

Lake Geneva Boat Ride

Red Cross Museum

Red Cross Museum

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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: Paris

Bienvenue à Paris! Meet your ACIS Tour Manager and get acquainted with this graceful city’s cobblestoned streets, charming cafés and vibrant neighborhoods. Paris is called the “City of Light” for its role as a center of education during the Age of Enlightenment (it was also one the first cities to adopt streetlights). After settling in, immerse yourself in local culture by practicing your French with painters and vintage book sellers along the storied Seine.

Day 3: Paris

A morning sightseeing tour takes you past some of the city’s best-known attractions, such as the magnificent Arc de Triomphe at the top of the bustling Champs-Élysées, Napoleon’s final resting place at Les Invalides and the Gothic wonder of Notre Dame. The afternoon is yours to explore any lesser-known attractions of your choice, such as the Musée Marmottan-Monet, home the famous artist’s Impression, Sunrise, from which the Impressionist artistic movement purportedly drew its name. In the evening, ascend to the top of the iconic Eiffel Tower for breathtaking views of Paris.

Day 4: Paris

The day begins on a sporting note as an expert teaches you how to play the traditional French game of pétanque, a sport that dates back to the early 1900s. In the afternoon, 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. In the evening a tasty cultural exchange awaits—separate into small groups and be welcomed into the homes of local Parisians to enjoy an authentic dinner and lively conversation.

Day 5: Strasbourg

Start the day with a high-speed TGV train ride to Strasbourg, the seat of the European Parliament. After eating lunch, your ACIS Tour Manager takes you on a walking tour of this beautiful city, known for its rich architecture and considered the cultural center of France’s Alsace region. After dinner, enjoy an evening canal cruise through this vibrant city. Our local expert will point out the beautiful half-timbered homes of the Grand Île, the Gothic Strasbourg Cathedral, with its astronomical clock, and the Parliamentary buildings.

Day 6: Strasbourg

In the morning, you’ll travel to charming Colmar, filled with cobblestone streets, canals and quaint buildings that date back to the Middle Ages. Later, explore the medieval Château Haut-Koenigsberg, a towering mountaintop castle. Built in the 12th century, it affords sweeping panoramic vistas of the vast Alsace plains. You’ll return to Strasbourg hungry and just in time for an authentic Alsatian tarte flambée dinner (a French type of flatbread).

Day 7: Lausanne

After a morning drive to Bern, explore the capital of Switzerland on a walking tour with your ACIS Tour Manager. Bern is famous for its stately buildings, public fountains and its history as the city where Einstein developed his theory of relativity. Following lunch, take a drive to Lausanne. Located on the shores of Lake Geneva, this lovely city is the home of the International Olympic Committee.

Day 8: Lausanne

After a morning visit to the Olympic Museum, you’ll take a drive to Geneva, where lunch and a tour manager-led walking tour of the city’s charming Old Town awaits. Later, enjoy a Mouette water-taxi cruise across Lake Geneva that travels past the world-famous Jet d'eEau, a 450-foot tall fountain that’s visible from 30 miles way. The day concludes with a visit to the Red Cross Museum which details the history of this humanitarian organization. Head back to Lausanne for a final dinner to cap off your European adventure.

Day 9: Departure

Depart for the USA.

Price This Tour

Price This Tour

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 $180

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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 $90

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