overall, experience was good, especially for first time travel. More time was spent getting from one place to another than was spent enjoying the sites. Didn't get to see all (Spanish steps, walk around rome) due to schedule changes. Food was okay, but got tired of eating the same thing for both lunch and dinner several days in a row. Tour director was good, but needed to stop talking long enough to let everyone absorb what she just said. Non stop information for several hours at a time. We always seemed to run late, couldn't spend time we wanted at each site. Some sites, too much time was spent.
Yousee / Adult traveler Rossville, IN / Posted on April 10, 2017
Better than expected!
As a World History teacher, I had high expectations for this trip. The experience far exceeded what I anticipated. The people, culture, food, and spirit of both Greece and Italy was phenomenal. Feeling history come to life really made an impact on my perspective of both civilizations.
Cooper15 / Adult traveler Russellville, AR / Posted on March 29, 2017
Best Vacation Ever!
My two children and I have been traveling every year. We have been to several USA states and other countries, but now I think that the vacation with EF Tours was our best vacation out of all of them! In March 2017 we took the Rome to Athens trip and it was amazing! Everything was very well organized, from high quality transportation services, comfortable hotel accommodations to educational and enjoyable sites tours.
Our tour Director deserves additional praising! He was very professional, knowledgeable, and excellent teacher. We will never forget all the fun activities he included to enhance learning, I loved how he was able to relate the facts along our tour at different towns to real-life examples that would allow the material to make more logical sense to students.
Thank you for a great trip and congratulation on having excellent staff members! I almost forgot.... The food.. The food was great and I can still taste it.... I want to go back on another EF Tour real soon!
HappyWanders / Adult traveler Kiowa,Colorado / Posted on March 28, 2017
This was by far the best trip I've ever experienced!! I would definitely recommend EF TOURS to everyone!!!
LaLaBo / Student traveler Russellville, AR / Posted on March 28, 2017
Rome to Athens
The trip was wonderful. Only concern I had mainly was the meals were kind of kept a secret. We had to purchase our own lunch and when we would ask our director what was for dinner, he wouldn't give us much information. Overall the trip and all of the sites were great. Very great detail given. :)
Missmanda / Adult traveler Canyon, Texas / Posted on March 28, 2017
Once in a lifetime
The overall trip was so much fun. We had great travel guides and loved the experiences. On the other hand the sleeping arrangements and beds were not great. Beds were mostly a mattress on a single bed frame. Very uncomfortable. The dinners were a "no choice" option. You get what they serve, with water only. Drinks cost extra and most of the dinner foods were not great, dry and boring. Can't believe there wasn't better accommodations also with regards to locations. Far away from the tourist area, not convenient to walk around much.
Happy6thGrader / Student traveler Loveland, Co / Posted on March 27, 2017
Amazing time. Michael our tour director was always accommodating and helpful.
LThompson / Adult traveler Panama city, FL / Posted on March 26, 2017
The trip was amazing- so much history, so relevant to kids' previous experience in history and lit classes. Great mix of tour and down time. I WOULD NOT recommend catacombs- kind of a letdown for the cost and the time it required.
MBC15 / Group leader Branson, MO / Posted on March 21, 2017
Trip of a Lifetime
This was truly the trip of a lifetime and the most amazing experience I've ever had in my life. It was my first time in Europe, my 2nd time out of the country, and first trip with EF. There is no way to travel but with EF tours. Our tour director was phenomenal, activities so fun, food amazing, hotels safe, and overall experience wonderful. With EF tours you get the best experience of travel. Having your days planned out, a director to take care of logistics, meals waiting for you, and a bus driver gives you a chance to really enjoy being in a new place. I loved EF tours so much, I am going on the trip to Peru next summer. After going on the Rome to Athens tour, there's no where else in Europe I'm dying to visit. Greece has absolutely become my favorite country in the world, with the best people, food, and landscape. Seeing the Colosseum, Parthenon, Pantheon, and all of the other huge sights was astounding and life changing. Having a global perspective is so important and that's what EF focuses on. You will come back from your trip a changed person.
abhvr / Student traveler Birmingham, AL / Posted on December 25, 2016
Our tour director was supportive, caring, and very knowledgeable. The combination of different schools across the country made the trip so much more fun. If you go on this trip don't forget about the excursions like Santorini's volcano or Greek Night. Also, if you haven't included the cruise with Santorini or Mykonos you defiantly should! The crew are the nicest people, the teenagers have something fun to do every night, and it great for relaxing after a long tour day. It was such a great trip I signed up for the next trip through EF tours as soon as I could. Amazing journey and well worth the money!
WorldTraveler2016 / Student traveler Posted on October 23, 2016