It was an great experience with touring France and Spain with my students! Overall a fun trip with highlights being Eiffel Tower lighting up at night from boat, relaxing in Avignon with night music festival, Dali Museum and the Flamenco Dancers in Barcelona! Museums were wonderful, but it would have been better with a tour guide, not just on our own. Also missing the excursion to Monet's home because there was not enough people signed up and Picasso Museum because of strike was disappointing. The food served to my group in Paris was also a bit disappointing, but improved when visiting Avignon and Barcelona!
617LITALY / Group leader Philadelphia Area / Posted on July 05, 2018
Had a wonderful time. Really enjoyed being able to spend time with my daughter and explore the different sites of France and Spain. Looking forward to the next one in 2020.
Micki76 / Adult traveler Greenfield, IN / Posted on June 30, 2018
Was an amazing experience and would do agin. Certainly. Lots to see and do. However the challenges with busing caused less time at some events which was frustrating. Having a ll girls on the trip presented rest room stop challenges. Overall a great trip but the issues with waiting on buses were a disappointment.
Coolmama / Student traveler Uunited states / Posted on June 30, 2018
Art Tour of France and Spain
The tour guides knew more than our teacher. We almost went too fast to remeber everything. I didn't like touring a farmer's market because I do that every Sat. at home. Almost walked too fast. Food was great. Always felt very safe.
FIFIB29 / Student traveler Oshkosh, WI / Posted on June 27, 2018
I would say that the tour was really great, and we really did get our money's worth. I think there were some hiccups however on the EF side of things. If it was not for our super awesome, determined and passionate tour guide I think things really would have been hairy and not enjoyable. We did have to miss certain things and lots of time was wasted because there were not buses available for us. I really think that is something that needs to be taken care of for future trips. I also think the communication between EF and their tour guides needs to be better because our tour guide was left in the dark about a few situations like two members of our group that were leaving early, and there was no communication of that to our tour guide therefore leaving them without a planned ride to the airport. there was a lot of scrambling and stress related to these few situations but I do think overall it was a very well planned out trip and we had a great time visiting all of the amazing monuments that these cities had to offer. I would for sure do this again!
Emae / Adult traveler Neenah Wisconsin / Posted on June 27, 2018
So many beautiful adventures-
There is a certain recipe necessary for a stellar tour- beautiful destinations, curious kids, teachers who work well together, and a knowledgeable and charming tour director. We had all of these. This was my 8th trip with EF and the only itinerary I have done twice, but it was our tour director who turned this from a good trip in 2015 to a stellar trip in 2018. He was great with the kids and a master at planning optionals and free time excursions. We had good food, nice (but very far away hotels), and memories to last a lifetime. My "Breakfast Club" of students came together beautifully in a stunning backdrop.
Arkansasteacher / Group leader Fayetteville, AR / Posted on June 25, 2018
Once in a life time trip!
It was noticeable how much effort and thought was put into this tour. The tour guides accommodating, insightful, organised, and helpful. Also, the directors were very helpful when I felt sick, they took me to a nearby drug store and I got just what I needed! We were especially worn out at the end of the day, so jet lag wasn’t even a problem, which made the trip even more enjoyable. The memories of this trip will definitely stick with me my whole life!
Olliebird / Student traveler New Albany, Ohio / Posted on June 22, 2018
The trip was truly amazing and a wonderful experience. So much was planned. With plenty of time to do more. You learn a lot. Tour guides were also great. Already looking into one for next year.
LCCZCC / Student traveler Melbourne, Florida / Posted on June 17, 2018
I loved it so much I would do it all over again. The only problems I had was the first hotel and how uncomfortable it was.
Lala107 / Student traveler Pflugerville, Texas / Posted on August 02, 2017
Couldn't have asked for more!
Amazing itinerary and jam-packed experience! We all had a blast and learned so much.
/ Group leader Columbus, Ohio / Posted on July 03, 2017