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.
Lace up your sneakers and hop aboard a bike for a panoramic tour of Nice on two wheels. Sightseeing by bicycle is a fun way to travel like the locals do as you get close to the city's most famous cultural attractions—whether you wind through the streets of the Old Town, glide past the market, people-watch along the Promenade des Anglais, marvel at the Port's luxury yachts or discover an off the beaten path church or art installation.
Bicycle helmets are available and encouraged for use by all participants.
Strap on your dancing shoes and celebrate the festive and colorful tradition of flamenco dancing. A local expert will instruct you in the basic steps of a traditional dance as you hit the floor yourself and groove to the rhythmic strums of flamenco guitar. Olé!
Toledo, Alhambra, Madrid Cathedral, Retiro Park, Prado, Plaza Mayor, Andalucía, Toledo Medieval Synagogue, Plaza de España, Córdoba, Triana Tile Workshop, Spanish Cooking Lesson, Parc Güell, Las Ventas, Flamenco Lesson and Show, Guadalquivir River Cruise, Sagrada Familia, Barcelona Gothic Quarter
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.
¡Bienvenidos a España! Meet your ACIS Tour Manager in Barcelona, capital of Catalonia and Spain's second largest city. Founded by the Romans in the 3rd century BC, it's known for its artistic treasures and fine architecture from Gothic to Modernist. Take time to wander the old town and acquaint yourself with this vibrant culture, including an evening stroll down the famous La Rambla.
Begin your day with a sightseeing tour. Our local expert will point out all the major highlights of Barcelona, including the unique Gaudí-designed houses. Antoni Gaudí, one of Catalonia's most famous sons, was a Modernist architect whose distinctive style is revered to this day. After, you'll be able to study the intricate design inside and out of his still-unfinished Sagrada Familia and stroll whimsical Parc Güell. Then you'll learn about one of Spain's most enduring traditions—flamenco dancing. An expert teaches you the moves to this traditional and passionate Spanish art form during your
Cross the Pyrénées to France. Your first stop is the medieval city of Carcassonne, whose ramparts and towers are so well-preserved that they have been featured in movies. Continue through vineyards to Provence.
Explore the Roman Empire's influence on France today with a visit to the Pont du Gard, a Roman aqueduct preserved in almost perfect condition. A true marvel of Roman engineering, the 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. Next up is the city of Arles, noted for its Roman Arena and Theater, which you will have a chance to explore. Then continue to Nice, the Queen of the Riviera.
Drive to the beautiful clifftop village of Eze this morning, where you'll learn about the local art of perfume making on your visit to the Jardin Exotique and Fragonard Perfume Factory. After a scenic drive back in Nice, discover the city's hidden gems from a different perspective this afternoon during a
bicycle tour showcasing areas such as the port, Place Garibaldi, Place Massena and the Old Town.
Follow the coast to Italy, where you'll visit Pisa and see its Leaning Tower and Cathedral. Continue to Florence, the Cradle of the Renaissance, so called for its role as the center of the rebirth of arts and culture after the Dark Ages. Stroll the streets from where Michelangelo and Leonardo da Vinci drew inspiration.
During today's sightseeing tour a local guide provides commentary while showing you Brunelleschi's splendid Duomo, Ghiberti's famous Baptistry Doors, Ponte Vecchio and the Piazza della Signoria—the political center of the Renaissance city. Breeze by the crowds with your own timed entrance to the Accademia, which houses Michelangelo's David. Then head to Rome to end your day.
Rome is called “The Eternal City” because the ancient Romans believed that no matter what empires rose and fell, Rome would endure forever. Today's panoramic drive of the city is a great introduction to the many phases of Roman history. Our carefully-selected local expert accompanies you through the Vatican Museums, including the Sistine Chapel, and St. Peter's Basilica. The best part is that these are timed reservations, meaning you'll fly right by the long lines. In the afternoon, you'll go inside the iconic and historic Colosseum with a local guide (another line-avoiding timed reservation) and learn the many stories of this nearly 2,000-year-old Roman landmark that's considered one of the architectural wonders of the ancient world. Your ticket also includes entrance to the nearby Roman Forum if your group has time. Celebrate a unique and exceptional week with an authentic Roman pizza dinner and the fine Italian art of the evening stroll known as a passeggiata romana to the Piazza Navona.
Depart for the USA.
Optional Extensions and Extra Nights:
Further immerse yourself in the culture and wonders of la dolce vita with an extra night in Rome, including 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 $300Add 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 $250Add to Tour