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Summer 2017: London, Paris and Amsterdam

AACC students standing in front of castle ruins.

Take a journey through the exciting cities and country sides of three of the most iconic destinations during the summer of 2017 with Professor Mike Ryan, an experienced traveler with over 15 years of experience leading student groups. Gain a new perspective of city and country life while examining classic and contemporary architecture and space. Sign up for the optional ACH-262 course in the summer and earn three credits that can count toward your degree and are transferable. The trip is also approved for American Institute of Architect’s Continuing Education System (AIA/CES) continuing education units. For information contact Professor Michael Ryan.

Departure Dates

May 15-17, 2017

Trip Length

Ten days


Those going must have a valid and current passport (required at least 60 days prior to departure).Trip includes multiple walking tours, climbing steps/hills and walking on uneven surfaces. Participants with mobility issues should carefully consider signing up for the trip.

Register Online or In Person

Those interested must sign up for winter TRS-379 Section 102. In addition, travelers must also register with the tour company.

Payment Schedule

Final payment will be due by December 5, 2017. Online registration requires payment in full.  Partial payments prior to the final payment due date can be made in person at the Cashier’s Office.  No refunds after the final due date.


$4,010 after October. Single Room Upgrade: $360. Costs do not include the registration fees or tuition for those enrolling in the 3 credit optional course.

Trip Details

Experience the architecture, art, history, culture, food and grandeur of these amazing cites in one epic tour.  Introduce yourself to Europe’s best on both sides of the English Channel (or “la Manche”). Starting in London, this 10-day adventure will cover some of the most exciting sites in Europe. Survey the rich architecture and landscapes from the banks of the Thames and compare it those you will see along Paris’s Seine.  See the skyline-shaping domes at St. Paul’s Cathedral and those of the Sacré Coeur Basilica. Take in the amazing details of Windsor Castle and relate it to its much younger French cousin the Palace of Versailles, both equally majestic. The trip concludes in the unique and exciting city of Amsterdam. With 1,200 bridges crisscrossing 160 canals, Amsterdam is one of Europe’s most charming capitals. Trip includes airfare, ground transportation, train, hotels, tour admissions, tour guides, breakfast, three dinners, and comprehensive trip insurance.

Sightseeing Stops:

  • The Strand.
  • Trafalgar Square.
  • Leicester Square.
  • Covent Garden.
  • Big Ben.
  • Houses of Parliament.
  • Piccadilly Circus.
  • St. Paul’s Cathedral.
  • Changing of the Guard at Buckingham Palace.
  • Guided tour of Windsor.
  • Place de la Concorde.
  • Champs-Élysées.
  • Arc de Triomphe.
  • Eiffel Tower.
  • Les Invalides.
  • Versailles.
  • Louvre.
  • Notre Dame Cathedral.
  • Latin Quarter.
  • Montmartre.
  • Sacré Coeur.
  • Amsterdam City Canals.
  • Koninklijk Paleis.
  • Westerkerk.
  • Dam Square.
  • Anne Frank House.