Vive La Manche

  • 8 Days
  • Explorer Value Trip

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Overnight Flight

1 1 Night

London

2 2 Nights

Bruges

2 2 Nights

Paris

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.

Bruges by Bike

Bruges by Bike

Travel as the locals do, exploring the medieval city's canals and squares by bicycle.

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Travel as the locals do, exploring the medieval city's canals and squares by bicycle.

London Tour with Guide

London Tour with Guide

British Museum with Guide

British Museum with Guide

Cabinet War Rooms and Churchill Museum

Cabinet War Rooms and Churchill Museum

Dover Castle

Dover Castle

Dover-Calais Ferry

Dover-Calais Ferry

Reims Cathedral

Reims Cathedral

Museum of the Surrender

Museum of the Surrender

Paris Tour with Guide

Paris Tour with Guide

Louvre with Guide and Reservation

Louvre with Guide and Reservation

Place du Tertre Dinner

Place du Tertre Dinner

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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

Depart from the USA.

Day 2: London

Welcome to London! Meet your ACIS Tour Manager, relax, unpack and begin to explore the city's unique neighborhoods. Perhaps 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. In the afternoon, visit the Cabinet War Rooms, the underground complex which served as a command center for Britain's military operations during WWII, with all the important information and inside stories provided via audio guide on personal headsets. Kept exactly as they were upon Japan's surrender in 1945, the war rooms provide a unique time capsule into the history of that turbulent period. Tonight, you'll get right to the heart of the excitement with an evening stroll around vibrant Piccadilly Circus and Leicester Square.

Day 4: Bruges

Travel southeast to the coastal city of Dover and visit its castle, a 12th-century fortress that looms over the town's famous White Cliffs. The tour includes exploration of the recently renovated tunnels used to evacuate more than 300,000 allied soldiers from Dunkirk beach during World War II (Dover Castle availability is limited from October-April; we'll visit Canterbury Cathedral if unavailable). Then board a ferry for the crossing to Calais, where you'll catch your first glimpse of France before driving across the Belgian border and on to Bruges. Tonight, see Bruges without the crowds as you explore the city's beautiful architecture all lit up by floodlights. It's an impressive sight.

Day 5: Bruges

This morning's Bruges by Bike tour shows you the city's tranquil network of canals, medieval streets and famed market squares. You'll have some free time to get to know this picturesque city—you may wish to take a canal boat cruise, climb the steps of the Belfry for spectacular rooftop views or sample one of the waffles or chocolate confections for which Belgium is famous.

Day 6: Paris

This morning drive to Reims to see the incredible Cathedral, where French kings once were crowned, and to get a sense for life in a thriving French village packed with café-lined squares, busy boulevards and a beautiful center. We also visit the Museum of the Surrender, where the Allies accepted the Third Reich's unconditional surrender in May 1945. Continue to Paris for dinner.

Day 7: Paris

Your day begins with a guided sightseeing tour that takes you past some of the most famous attractions in Paris. Your expert local guide will show 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. Next, breeze by the crowds with your timed entrance to the Louvre and discover the many famous masterpieces that call it home with the eye of an artist. 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. Visit eclectic Montmartre this evening where you will enjoy an authentic French dinner on the Place du Tertre. This square at the heart of Montmartre is known for its artists of all types and has been home to famous painters including Picasso.

Day 8: Departure

Depart for the USA.



Optional Extensions and Extra Nights:

Enhance your French experience with a two-night extension to Normandy via bus including a visit to the Bayeux tapestry and the D-Day Beaches.

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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