Rule Britannia

  • 8 Days
  • Explorer Value Trip

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Overnight Flight

1 1 Night

London

2 2 Nights

Chester

1 1 Night

York

1 1 Night

Edinburgh

2 2 Nights
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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.

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We have high standards, which is why we take care to include these features in every tour.

Round-Trip Flights

3-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.

Traditional Haggis Tasting and Dinner

Traditional Haggis Tasting and Dinner

Enjoy a meal of traditional cuisine as you taste and learn the poetic history of Scotland's rustic national dish.

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Enjoy a meal of traditional cuisine as you taste and learn the poetic history of Scotland's rustic national dish.

London Tour with Guide

London Tour with Guide

British Museum with Guide

British Museum with Guide

Shakespeare's Birthplace

Shakespeare's Birthplace

Holy Trinity Church

Holy Trinity Church

York Minster

York Minster

Evening Old Town Walking Tour with Guide

Evening Old Town Walking Tour with Guide

Durham Cathedral

Durham Cathedral

Hadrian's Wall

Hadrian's Wall

Chesters Roman Fort and Museum

Chesters Roman Fort and Museum

Edinburgh Tour with Guide

Edinburgh Tour with Guide

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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

Departure from the United States.

Day 2: London

Welcome to London! Meet your ACIS Tour Manager and begin to explore the city's unique neighborhoods. You may want check out the street markets along Portobello Road in Notting Hill; explore the paths of Hyde Park or the mansions of nearby Belgravia; visit museums in South Kensington; or stroll along the artsy South Bank.

Day 3: London

This morning’s panoramic sightseeing tour, led by a local guide, shows you Trafalgar Square, the Houses of Parliament and Westminster Abbey. Continue with a guided visit of the British Museum, home to an astounding 150 million items. You'll discover objects from around the world including the Rosetta Stone and sculptural friezes from the Parthenon. After dinner you may wish to venture out for an evening walk among the bright lights of Theatreland in the West End.

Day 4: Chester

Set off this morning for the charming town of Stratford-upon-Avon to pay homage to the Bard. Visit Shakespeare's Birthplace and his burial site at Holy Trinity Church. Then travel on to Chester. After arriving we’ll walk about the city, seeing the Roman amphitheater and medieval Rows.

Day 5: York

We leave Chester for the town of York, and begin to explore with a sightseeing tour of the town that includes entrance to York Minster. This soaring English Gothic cathedral is one of the largest of its kind in Europe. In the evening, test your nerves during a ghost tour of the Old Town. Stick close to your guide who brings to life haunting stories of the city's past.

Day 6: Edinburgh

On our way to Edinburgh, we stop in lovely Durham for a walking tour that includes entrance to the Durham Cathedral. Then imagine yourself as a Roman soldier in Britain as you travel to Chester’s Roman Fort at Hadrian's Wall, the Roman Empire’s northernmost defense against marauders in northern Britain. Portions of the once 80-mile-long wall still stand—a testament to Roman engineering. After stopping for a photo beside the border stone marking the England/Scotland border at Carter Bar, we continue to Edinburgh for the evening.

Day 7: Edinburgh

Our day begins with a sightseeing tour of Edinburgh, viewing Princes Street and Charlotte Square. We later ascend the hill to tour the Edinburgh Castle, home of the Scottish crown jewels and the dramatically-named Stone of Destiny. You’ll have the afternoon to poke around the medieval old town and Georgian new town at your own pace. Perhaps do a little shopping along Multrees Walk or wander the cultural, bohemian West End. We’ll cap off an exceptional week by learning the poetic history of Scotland’s national dish with a traditional haggis tasting and dinner.

Day 8: Departure

Depart for the USA.



Optional Extensions and Extra Nights:

Further immerse yourself in the culture and delights of England's capital with an extra night in London, including the services of your ACIS Tour Manager.

Two-night extension including one night in the Scottish Highlands and one night in Glasgow.

Price This Tour

Price This Tour

Optional Extras

Ultimate 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 $240

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Comprehensive 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 $200

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