JD2000 / Student traveler Kenly, NC / Posted on July 09, 2017
A Wasted Day
We spent four days in Madrid, which was a waste. The forest three days were great, but the fourth was a wasted day. You either payed €24(?) to go to Toledo or you stayed in Madrid and went to a park. It was boring to say the least. Then, for the fifth day, we went to Granada, which was beautiful and had so many great stores, but we didn't even stay there for 24 hours. Then, we left for Seville, and once again, we did not get to stay there for a full 24 hours. Then we left for Costa del Sol where we stayed for our last two days. I'm very upset that we did not get to experience Granada or Seville longer. Especially Granada, since our hotel was much closer to stores and restaurants.
FunInSpain / Student traveler Montgomery Village, Maryland / Posted on July 08, 2017
Honestly, this was such an amazing Tour. What an incredible experience. I loved it !! If I had the opportunity to relive it again I would. Tour Guide was wonderful.
mmmmgggg11 / Student traveler Orange, California / Posted on July 01, 2017
Great trip- OK hotels
Adventure in Spain is a wonderful trip for students who want to see various parts of Spain. While Barcelona will have to be seen another time, this trip highlighted almost every other part of the country. The additional excursions truly immerse students in the culture and language. The city challenge (in Granada) is amazing!! The only slight downside is that hotels may not be located in ideal locations. Otherwise a wonderful tour I would recommend to anyone!
SraS / Group leader Cleveland, Ohio / Posted on June 25, 2017
Lots of fun
This trip was super fun and a fantastic way to begin the summer! Everything was so beautiful and pleasing to look at. The food is so different but delicious as well. I absolutely hope to return to Spain someday!
The only part of the trip I did not enjoy was our tour guide. The guide was untrusting and treated our group as if we were all children. The guide was knowledgable, but intolerable.
anonymous26 / Student traveler Pennsylvania / Posted on June 25, 2017
Adventure in Spain
This trip was a life changing experience for me. Thank to my tour guide , she has been so amazing . I have learned a lot about the history of Spain and their culture. Although it took me some time to adjust to their way of living , once I got home I was willing to try again. Now I can tell my friends and family on how much I have learned just in a few days. This made me even consider to learn more about Spain.
/ Student traveler Houston , Texas / Posted on June 24, 2017
Overall the trip was great! Our tour director was very knowledgeable, professional, and did an excellent job of juggling our large group with all of its varying needs. If I could choose her for every EF trip, I would. The sites we visited were amazing and very educational. And I loved being able to spend our last day in Marbella as a free day where we could easily access dining, shopping, and the beach. It was a great way to end the trip. I deducted a star because of the hotel situation. The first hotel was awful and that's the hotel we stayed in for 3 days. I traveled with my 10 year old daughter and wasn't told until our arrival at the hotel that they couldn't accommodate a triple room, therefore my daughter would need to share a room with a random young lady on the trip. Luckily the random girl turned out to be a sweetheart but it made for a pretty stressful experience as a mom taking her 10 year old out of the country for the first time. Additionally that specific hotel was bare minimum with no frills. Each time I have to use the restroom I felt like I was being placed in time-out because of the super small restroom. The shower was just a single stream of water with low pressure. The air conditioner didn't work the first night. And the furniture was old, dingy, and worn. But we survived those first 3 nights at the Madrid hotel and after that they were pretty decent.
I would do the trip again now that I'm mentally prepared for sub-par hotels and understand that the rooms are simply a place to get rest at the end of our fun-filled days.
TeacherMommyWifeLife / Adult traveler West Palm Beach, Fl / Posted on June 23, 2017
12/10 would totally do again
It was a beautiful tour and I learned a lot about the culture while exploring the streets of beautiful Spain! The excursion to Gibraltar was insanely beautiful! Best 9 days ever!!!
Gxorgia / Student traveler Columbus,OH / Posted on June 20, 2017
This trip was very good and the tour director was excellent.
The reasons I did not give it 5 stars is because one of the hotels and a couple of the restaurants. The hotel was outdated and worn. Frayed edges on the sofa, bathroom needed updating and not outlets near the nightstands. A couple of the restaurants we went to weren't that great either. (These were restaurants for group meals)
The great parts were Sevilla, Alhambra, Gibraltar and the hotels we stayed at the beginning and end of the trip.
AMCook50 / Adult traveler Laurel, Delaware / Posted on May 02, 2017
Can't Wait to go back to Spain!
Air Europa flights from Miami were great! WE had a great time and saw so much ... All the hotels were great and food was great also.
ESPAIN / Student traveler Boynton Beach Florida / Posted on April 26, 2017