Overall the tour was amazing! My only dislike was some of the hotels we stayed in. It was just very hot and majority of the hotels had no a.c. unit. I believe I know why but still. Other than this every thing else was amazing and wonderful. Ottokar was a very amazing tour guide!
sabe / Student traveler conway Arkansas / Posted on July 23, 2017
I loved the whole tour, I did not feel super rushed everyday but the days didn't drag by. I absolutely loved our tour director, he was amazing! (funny too)
ErinLizzie / Student traveler Dover, DE / Posted on July 21, 2017
awesome intro to europe
tour director made our experience awesome and heart felt, bus driver is an awesome guy actually we think he is a wizard moving that big bus through narrow streets and tight spots with ease truly a professional , looking forward to another tour with ef tours was a great experience !
rk113 / Adult traveler granger indiana USA / Posted on July 21, 2017
Food they provided was a solid 4.5/10. The tour guide (Matty) had an attitude at most times. I thought it would just be our group on the tour, but there were 3 other groups from different states. All of the hotels were disgusting except for the last one we stayed in which was in Austria. The bathrooms were nasty. I didn't even want to take a shower. There were also no wifi in the rooms. Not to mention, some of the "hotels" we stayed in weren't even hotels, they were like people's homes. But, sight seeing and being able to do things that most tourist couldn't do was absolutely amazing. The experience was really good.
Danke / Student traveler Florida / Posted on July 20, 2017
An amazing experience
Every year I am left wonder if a trip could be any better than what I just experienced. Then the next year it happens. We get an itinerary even better and a tour director even better than the following year. It was absolutely amazing. Amazing is all I can say about our tour, bus driver and tour director.
Botchman / Group leader Kingwood, TX / Posted on July 20, 2017
I had a great time with our director and group. The sights were beautiful and it was a great learning experience - especially for a first-time traveler!
/ Student traveler Elkhart, IN / Posted on July 20, 2017
Don't waste your money
EF had a poor response/assistance to cancelled flight. Meals were horrible. Vegetarian meal consisted of rice and vegetables 4 nights in a row. No protein. Some kids needed to sleep 3 in 2 twin beds pushed together. Told we should roll with it, nothing is perfect. Tour director taking the kids to a beer garden. Overall disappointed. Not worth the thousands spent.
Poortour / Student traveler Posted on July 14, 2017
City meets landscape
This was a great tour with just the right amount of city, museum and historical richness and a breather in the middle with the most beautiful Austrian and Swiss landscapes! Just the right pace - not too fast, but busy all day!
laloca / Group leader Eagle, Colorado / Posted on July 13, 2017
Beautiful locations, disappointing food
The Austria, Germany and Switzerland tour was amazing in the aspect of sightseeing, but not so much in the food. Our tour guide went out of her way to find extra little things to do if we had extra time and I loved that. But sometimes she wouldn't be educated enough on that and would fail to give us information on the places. In Austria, we went to an amusement park which was amazing! In Germany we went to a place you can ride a toboggan down a track which was very fun. And in Switzerland, we had the option to going to a lake, which when we passed on a boat had a giant water slide. That's when the problems got to us. She informed us that there might be a small entrance fee, which was fine. But when we got there, you needed a parent there to go on the slide and had to pay a lot more than she told us to get in. My friends and I only went to the lake for the slide. So we ended up sitting on rocks outside of the lake because we had no interest in going in. Which, after the lake time we had to walk over 30 minutes back to our meeting place with the other students who didn't go to the lake. The bus driver was not able to pick us up. We didn't like that. Other than that problem, the towns were great and the scenery was too. But the food was a major let down. The nights we were eating at a restaurant were the best meals. But when we got to the hotel to eat, the food was not close to being good and not authentic. One night we had pasta and curry chicken. To me that shouldn't have been served, majority of students were upset. Another night there was chicken stuffed with spinach which was disgusting. I felt that just because we were eating at a hotel, we still should've gotten authentic food that we got in the restaurants. We understood we had to buy our own lunch, but we thought it was ridiculous that almost every other day we had to go food shopping. More of my money was spent on food shopping than souvenirs. I felt like the tour barley fed us. The breakfasts were too simple, and could barley feed all of us. Sometimes if I got down there late, the bread would be gone and nothing would be filling enough. Aside from the hotel food I was not a fan of, the experience was great. I was able to travel to places I've never been before and the tour guide took us to palaces and castles I've dreamed of going to.
Jk22 / Student traveler Parsippany, New Jersey / Posted on July 11, 2017
Austria, Germany, Switzerland
The trip over all was good. I had the opportunity to see various places and things while on this tour. I do feel that it was rather expensive considering most of the Hotels were sub standard. Some of the places we slept were very much in need of updates. The mattresses and towels were worn out and in one hotel there was mold covering the skylight around the shower. I became sick as a result. The "included meals" were mete ochre at best. The restaurants did not treat us like we were paying customers. I felt like I was in a herd of cattle rushed in and out just to say we had a meal. Two days in a row, we were given a "sack" breakfast to go. Needless to say, we ended up spending more money on food for this trip than I was expecting considering we were being provided "two meals/day". The worst part of the trip was being rushed constantly. I appreciate the fact that the tour is intended to show you as much as possible, but when you have 30 minutes or less to see an attraction, use the restroom and eat, it becomes quite annoying. There were 50+ people on our bus alone, not to mention the other visitors at the attractions. There was never enough time allotted.
Suzycat1 / Adult traveler Hustonville, Ky / Posted on July 08, 2017