This trip seemed to move too fast for me. I didn't have enough time to enjoy the sites because I was being rushed to the next appointment. I also didn't like that our group was late to almost every appointment and even missed dinner one night because of being rushed and not knowing where we were going. Our tour director was fabulous, and I know she had lots to deal with including changing reservations at the last minute, so it isn't her fault for not knowing where to go. The tour guides at each destination were mostly hard to understand, and one in particular had a monotone voice that put us all to sleep. None of the guides had no knowledge of what they were doing; their accents made it difficult for us to comprehend the information given. I did not enjoy the fact that the food we ate for dinner and breakfast was not traditional for the country in which we were eating it. I wanted to have pizza and pasta in Italy, cheeses in France, and shepherds pie and english muffins in Great Britain. The sites our leader chose were great. I feel that there was too much art, but that is part of the area, so I was okay with that. I don't regret going on this tour, but there are many ways to make it better and more enjoyable.
Student355 / Student traveler Thompsons Station, TN / Posted on June 30, 2017
Brought the lessons to life
I am so glad I took the chance on traveling to Europe with my students. All the historical people, palaces, art and movements came to life. We had comfortable buses, wonderful hotels, and an amazing Tour Director. The one thing I was a little disappointed was some of the dinners, but the students more than made up for that by eating locally for lunch and snacks, and hitting up every patisserie they saw! We were completely safe at every moment and the company communicated with us when there were issues in the countries we traveled to. You aren't going to be able to get into places like the Vatican or the Louvre without a service like this, and they guide you every step of the way.
GATeach / Group leader Savannah, GA / Posted on June 15, 2017
Life changing experience
Was an amazing experience!!! Totally exceeded my expectations by far!!
LP5678 / Student traveler Youngstown, New York / Posted on November 22, 2016
Best Summer Ever!
This tour was everything and more! In terms of following the structure of the AP Euro course, it works well. I loved the sights and the beauty that I saw. My favorite part of the trip was visiting Normandy. The beauty of this region is amazing. I would definitely come on this trip and travel with EF Tours.
RayRayTips / Student traveler Ypsilanti, MI / Posted on July 30, 2016
In an attempt to offer students a little piece of everything they did not have a chance to experience many things they were running by. It accomplished one point that many of them do what to return, but towards the end were so tiered unable to appreciate everything they had seen.
All tour guides were excellent and our tour director was amazing.
Would recommend this type of tour to a student but not an adult.
DOCL / Adult traveler Moore, Oklahoma / Posted on July 27, 2016
Honestly, this trip was so amazing. We were able to visit so many place in only 2 weeks. It was insane! I learned so much too. Although we walked literally everywhere and my feet KILLED and I was super exaughsted, I was able to see the cities most hidden places. I'd recommend bringing really good shoes and something to help your feet. Also a small suitcase because you travel so so much each day. EF tours really does take care of you and are very knowledgeable and prepared for anywhere you visit. Really gonna try to do this again!
Sunni / Student traveler Posted on July 27, 2016
It was amazing. I learned so much and made new friends. My tour guide was so sweet and helpful. The sights we saw were breathtaking and it really left us speechless because it's a totally different feeling seeing pictures and being in the exact locations we'be learned about.
CactusLegGypsy / Student traveler Moore, Oklahoma / Posted on July 26, 2016
Trip was great with all that we saw. There was a lot packed in each day. Things I would like to change is we needed more sleep! Getting back to the room at 11 p.m.and getting up around 5 or so was hard. It was difficult to get showers in that late at night when we were so tried. Some places we felt rushed through instead of enjoying it. I do not think it a good idea to room different kids from different schools. my roommates smoke and drank and I was nervous around them. The tour guides promoted women all the day...I felt they were downing men.
Joe123 / Student traveler michigan / Posted on July 21, 2016
Wonderful European Experience
Just a suggestion for the donation page could it be set up(email) joint for both the child and adult so that the adult could see whose giving in order to acknowledge the gift recipient.
Momo000 / Adult traveler Posted on July 21, 2016
I Was Expecting Awesome, and Got Way Better!
My EF Tour was amazing. We had great tour guides that were knowledgeable and very humorous, and we had a lot of fun while seeing the history we learned in my AP European History class come to life. We got to experience the buzz of big city life in the subways of London and Paris while also having some quieter nights in the Normandy region and Florence. The variety of activities and cities ensured that the whole group found places that they really enjoyed being in. Not everything went as planned, but it was fun just being abroad and knowing that our tour director had everything under control. My EF Tour was one of the best experiences of my life and I am deeply grateful that I got to have it. The combination of beaches and museums, organized days and free time was delightful. There was always a completely new adventure to look forward to as we explored many cities in Europe. I feel like the trip was almost too amazing. Even the long bus and train rides had great countryside views that made them memorable.
SnoopyLove / Student traveler Canton, Michigan / Posted on July 19, 2016