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.
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.
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.
Our tours are designed to help you and your students be in the moment and experience everything the world has to offer.
See what it's like to travel in the United States with ACIS. Students share some of the most impactful and rewarding moments of their experience, teachers share the level of quality and care they get from ACIS, and tour managers share a bit of the magic they witness as they facilitate learning and a love of travel with their groups.
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.
Welcome to Chicago! Meet your Tour Manager and visit the Field Museum of Natural History. Inside you’ll explore the 20,000-square-foot Ancient Americas Exhibit and learn about the Aztec and the Inca societies, and see a full-sized replica of the original Aztec Sun Stone. This evening, roll up your sleeves for a hands Paella cooking lesson. Then stay for a dinner amidst murals of the Spanish countryside at one of Chicago's finest Spanish restaurants. After dinner, head to Navy Pier - the Midwest’s principal tourist attraction with rides, shops and plenty of culture.
Today begins with a visit at the National Museum of Mexican Art, the largest Latino arts institution in the United States with works of art spanning 3,000 years to admire. After lunch, visit Millennium Park where you can pause for a photo at “the Electric Kidney Bean”. Next, your Tour Manager will introduce you to the works of the Spanish Masters and some of Spain's most famous modern artists - Salvador Dali and Pablo Picasso – at the Art Institute of Chicago. Start your last evening in Chicago immersed in Colombian culture while you enjoy an authentic Colombian dinner. Lastly, enjoy a bird’s eye view of Chicago atop the John Hancock Building, where you will ascend 1100 feet per minute to Chicago 360, the 94th floor observatory.
Following breakfast, visit the Shedd Aquarium where the stunning architecture of the building is just as much worth paying attention to as the many aquatic animals and sea life. As no trip to Chicago can be complete without some time on the Magnificent Mile, spend some time here for last minute souvenirs before returning home.
Please contact our travel partner, Landmark Tours Plus, for a custom price quote for this trip.
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 $60Add 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 $45Add to Tour