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.
After a busy day, comfort is key.
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.
Punts are shallow-water, flat-bottomed vessels with open tops and square bows. The punter stands tall in the boat and propels it by pushing a pole into the riverbed. Originally constructed for fishing and moving cargo, they've since been used primarily for pleasure and are a popular sight on the Oxford waterways. Try your hand at this classic English pastime (and test your balance!) along an idyllic stretch of the Cherwell River. Ask the locals for the proper Oxford technique and be sure to agree that they do it all wrong in Cambridge. Can you tell what makes it different from the gondolas of Venice?
Tower Bridge, Tower of London, London Eye, St Patrick's Cathedral, Shakespeare's Globe, The Lake District, St Paul's Cathedral, York Minster, Edinburgh Ghost Tour, Ha'penny Bridge, Edinburgh Castle, Hadrian's Wall, Covent Garden, Camden Market, Westminster Abbey, Buckingham Palace, Shakespeare's Birthplace, Stratford-upon-Avon, Irish Dance Lesson, Haggis Dinner, Conwy Castle, Wordsworth's Grave
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.
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.
Today’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. Later you can explore more of the museum or maybe stroll down nearby Oxford Street. In the evening perhaps revel amid the sights and sounds of West End attractions such as Leicester Square or nearby Piccadilly Circus.
Drive to Oxford, home to the oldest and grandest of England's universities. During a walking tour of the campus, learn some of its centuries-old traditions and what it's like to study here. Among the highlights is Christ Church College. Then try your hand at a classic Oxford pastime with a
punting excursion on the River Cherwell. Continue to the Stratford area for the night.
Today explore Stratford-upon-Avon, home of the famous playwright William Shakespeare. Entrance is included to Shakespeare’s Birthplace and Holy Trinity Church, where the Bard is buried. Then journey to York and begin to uncover the secrets of its quaint cobbled streets during a walking tour.
Journey north, stopping to photograph the impressive Alnwick Castle. Fans will recognize the medieval fortress as Hogwarts from the Harry Potter films. Then continue on to Edinburgh.
A guided sightseeing tour includes entrance to Edinburgh Castle, the seat of Scottish royalty for centuries and home to the Scottish Crown Jewels. Built atop an extinct volcano, the castle dominates the city’s skyline. Later, you’ll stroll along Princes Street, a noted shopping district, and through Charlotte Square. During your free afternoon, perhaps explore sites linked to famous Scottish literary figures such as Robert Louis Stevenson and Sir Walter Scott.
Depart for the USA.
Optional Extensions and Extra Nights:
Immerse yourself in the history of the Emerald Isle with a two-night extension to Dublin, via flight from Edinburgh. Explore the highlights and culture of the city with a sightseeing tour, including St. Patrick's Cathedral, and a Gaelic Games class. Includes the services of your ACIS Tour Manager.
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 $240Add 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 $200Add to Tour