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.
A local artist and Cézanne expert will introduce you to the great artist's techniques and how he helped build the bridge between 19th century Impressionism and 20th century Cubism. Then, put your newfound skills to the test and re-create one of Cézanne's masterpieces. If the weather's nice, you may even be able to paint in the shadow of Mont St. Victoire, a favorite Cézanne subject.
Some cultural delicacies you have to taste, smell and find to understand. First, you’ll have the unique experience of participating in a truffle hunt with dogs to unearth these delicious mushrooms in nature. Then you’ll enjoy a truffle-inspired lunch menu featuring truffle butter, truffle-infused pâtés and more. You’ll leave full of good food and understanding of how truffles are an important part of the culture in this region.
Eiffel Tower, Montmartre, Arc de Triomphe, Louvre, Jardin du Luxembourg, Versailles, Chartres, Pont du Gard, Pointe du Hoc, Caen Peace Museum, American Cemetery at Colleville-sur-Mer, Pétanque Lesson, Rouen Cathedral, Local Cheese Producer Visit and Tasting, Be Cézanne Painting Lesson, Nîmes Roman Arena, Place Masséna, Promenade des Anglais, Jardin Exotique, Château de Chenonceau
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.
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.
Your day begins with a guided sightseeing tour that takes you past some of the most famous attractions in Paris. Your expert local guide will show you the magnificent Arc de Triomphe at the top of the Champs-Élysées, Napoleon's final resting place at Les Invalides and the Gothic wonder of Notre Dame. This 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. Later on, ascend to the top of the iconic Eiffel Tower for breathtaking views of Paris. Then gain a completely different perspective of the city as you enjoy a serene evening boat cruise on the Seine
Travel on the high-speed TGV to the southern city of Bordeaux, the wine capital of the world and a center for arts and culture. Here your tour manager will take you on a walking tour of this historic port city. You'll have time to grab lunch before the drive to the Dordogne, a picturesque region of France named after the river that runs through it.
This morning experience Lascaux IV, a beautiful, interactive and immersive museum that will unlock your understanding and appreciation of this region's world-famous prehistoric cave art. Then visit a truffle farm where you will take part in a
truffle hunt with dogs trained to sniff out these highly prized delicacies. After this unique experience, you'll enjoy a tasting of truffles and truffle-infused products.
Drive through southern France en route to Provence, stopping to visit the walled city of Carcassonne, a fortified medieval town whose ramparts and towers are so well-preserved that they have been featured in movies.
Marvel at Roman engineering today as you visit the Pont du Gard, a Roman aqueduct preserved in almost perfect condition. This impressive 161-foot tall bridge aqueduct is still standing nearly 2,000 years after its construction. Our tour offers an exclusive guided visit to the third floor for a closer look at the structure's architecture and exceptional views. Continue through the Provençal countryside to picturesque Aix-en-Provence, hometown of Paul Cézanne. During a
Be Cézanne painting lesson a local artist and Cézanne expert will teach you the great artist's techniques and explain how he helped build the artistic bridge between 19th century Impressionism and 20th century Cubism. Then put your new skills to the test and re-create one of Cézanne's masterpieces. Then admire the rugged limestone of majestic Montagne Sainte-Victoire, a favorite and frequent subject of Cézanne, as you continue to the chic Côte d'Azur for dinner.
Stroll the city's splendid squares, the winding alleyways of Vieux Nice and the Promenade des Anglais on your morning sightseeing tour. Later you'll drive along seaside cliffs to the village of Eze where you'll visit to the Fragonard Perfume Factory and enjoy sweeping vistas from the fragrant Jardin Exotique. Then continue on to Monaco, the glamorous home of the rich and famous. The scenic drive back to Nice will cap off a full day and an exceptional week.
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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