Trip Overview

Athens and the Aegean

July 15 - 24, 2022

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Announcements & Reminders

  • Last minute reminders: We are departing for Greece on Friday, July 15. Please be at the Delta counter of the San Antonio airport by 8am to check in. I have ACIS baggage tags to give you for your checked baggage. Remember that you are going to have to be able to carry your own bags up and down a flight of stairs so pack light. Be sure to bring a copy of your vaccination card with you. Please note that the cruise ship is requiring that travelers will need a booster, so anyone whose last Covid shot was October 27th, 2021 or earlier will need a booster. For those who have already received a 3rd shot (booster), there is no limit to validity. Also, a negative antigen test is required to board the ship so your group will be tested at your hotel one day prior to embarkation. If you have not turned in your tip monies for the tour manager and our bus drivers, please bring two envelopes clearly labelled to the airport. $54 per person for the tour manager and $8 per person for our bus driver (we only have a bus two days since we are on a cruise). Read More

Athens and the Aegean

July 15 - 24, 2022

Your Guides to a Whole New World

Your ACIS Tour Manager, who will be assigned to your group as your departure date approaches, is the key to unlocking a whole new world for you and your group.  Part guide, part educator, part engineer, part mind-reader, part magician—ACIS Tour Managers know their stuff.  But more importantly they know teachers and students.  They keep students engaged, teachers relaxed and the whole group excited to see what will happen next.

Our tour manager Albert was INCREDIBLE in every way. He knew his way around, was very accommodating, was a wealth of knowledge, was considerate and patient, truly cared about the kids…I could go on and on.

Michele M. Group Leader, Florida

Tour Manager Spotlight

Get to know our tour managers, well-traveled and fascinating individuals who make your ACIS educational tour truly unique and unforgettable.

Tour Manager Joe Sartorius

Joe Sartorius

What is the first think you recommend to people when they visit Venice?
Get lost. Not in a rude way, I promise. But seriously, venture away from the touristy areas.. [and you will receive] a more authentic experience of the city.

Read about Joe’s daily life in Venice

Tour Manager Bernard Hickman

Bernard Hickman

Tell us a little about yourself.
Born in Alabama to a French mother and an American father, I grew up with both cultures throughout my life! As a child I spent most of my summer vacations in French cities like Lyon and Aix en Provence. In 2013 after a sabbatical year in the city of Bordeaux, I decided to live in France for good!

Tour Manager Cristina Hurduiala

Cristina Hurduiala

What’s the one thing you wish every student could experience while traveling?
I hope that every student that travels will leave behind their comfort zone, will meet new people and learn about different cultures. 

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Tour Manager Helena Perez Guerra

Helena Perez Guerra

Tell us a little about yourself.
I have been working for ACIS since 2008 ( yes time flies…). Born and raised in Barcelona, lived and studied in London (obtained a Master’s degree in Contemporary Art Theory) before moving to Paris and eventually returning to Barcelona. I consider myself a curious European who enjoys exploring the similarities and the differences that this continent has to offer.

Herson Guevera

What do you hope students take away from their experience?
The more we learn about the environment, the more we learn about ourselves. And, we really can make a difference by using knowledge to change our world for the better.

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Tour Manager Jack Xu

Jack Xu

Tell us a little about yourself.
I love being a tour manager and sharing my knowledge of China’s history and culture with Americans. I hope to meet you!

Tour Manager John Perry

John Perry

What’s one thing you wish every young adult could experience while traveling?
The sense of wanting to write home, about everything—knowing that each thing you do is a first, and feeling your life developing into something quite interesting. 

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Tour Manager Lucy Ryan

Lucy Ryan

What would you tell a parent about sending their child on an ACIS educational tour?
Most young people growing up today learn about the world via the rolling twenty four hour news, normally showing the very worst of human behavior. Travel is an opportunity to see the very best.

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Tour Manager Paul Daley

Paul Daley

Have you always loved to travel?

Growing up I wanted more than anything to visit America. Now, I’ve taken that love of travel and become a professional tour manager showing groups the famous landmarks and hidden gems of the British Isles and Ireland.

Read about Paul's experience traveling in the US

Simon Pelletier

What’s your favorite part of your job?
I love making sure a traveler will live his trip to the fullest, while learning and having fun. Now that I have acquired some knowledge about Canada’s cities’ history and heritage, I feel the urge to share it. As a tour manager, I hope to be one of those people that awakens the interest of students to new places, activities and cultures.

Victoria Hester

Tell us a little about yourself.
I have been acting professionally since I was seven years old. Growing up, I moved a total of 18 times, so you could say travel is in my blood. I have lived in California, Africa, and all over the South East. More recently, I have I completed the International Guide Academy, and now as a tour manager couldn’t be happier.

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