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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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.
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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 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.
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.
Your ACIS Tour Manager greets you with a Bienvenue! Paris, known as the “City of Light” for its role as a center of education and culture during the Enlightenment, greets you today. Discover the Métro or hit the cobblestone streets with your tour manager and try a café au lait.
Today's guided sightseeing tour shows 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. Later, 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, see the City of Light from a totally different perspective on a river cruise on the Seine.
Start your day learning the traditional French pastime of
pétanque from local experts. After getting your game on, the rest of the day is yours to explore Paris on your own or embark on an optional afternoon trip to visit Louis XIV’s palace and gardens at Versailles. This evening you may choose to attend our optional night at the
French theater—a unique cultural experience alongside the locals made accessible with English surtitles (translations shown above the stage).
Travel east for a guided visit of the Aisne-Marne American Cemetery and Memorial, commemorating the United States forces that fought and died in France during World War I. Continue to the nearby Marine Memorial at Belleau Wood where regiments of the U.S. 4th Marine Brigade endured heavy fighting on the battlefield in June of 1918. You'll also have time for a visit to Reims including a visit of the Cathedral. Later, arrive in Strasbourg hungry and just in time for an authentic Alsatian tarte flambée dinner (a French type of flatbread).
Strasbourg, like so many European cities, is best seen from the water, and you'll get to experience the capital of Alsace from the vantage point of a canal cruise. 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 buildings of European Parliament. In the afternoon, we move on to lovely Southern Bavaria in Germany.
Crazy King Ludwig's fairy tale castle of Neuschwanstein is literally the stuff of legends (and Disney dreams). The famous castle, with its many turrets and towers was opened to the public in 1886 and clings to the top of the surrounding cliffs. You may want to linger in this magical place, but there is a traditional German sausage dinner waiting in Munich, the capital of Bavaria that sits alongside the banks of the River Isar.
Today's morning tour is to the Dachau Concentration Camp Memorial. This former prison camp was technically not one of the “death camps” but is still a vivid reminder of Nazi atrocities during World War II. Back in Munich in the afternoon, we learn more about the German art of pretzels and do a little sampling. We also end the day on an expertly guided sightseeing tour to sites like Marienplatz with its famed Glockenspiel, the Viktualienmarkt food and flower market and the surfers on the Isar River in the Englischer Garten.
Depart for the USA.
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