This is my third EF and this was the worst one. Our tour guide miss managed the trip we had no free time at all and would give us a hard time for needing a Bank and to go to the bathroom. The tour was torture. This is a waste of time and money I beg you don't go!
Bacd / Adult traveler Posted on June 18, 2018
Italy was great, tour company was not
Tour director and bus driver were very unorganized, we were late to most everything and our free time disappeared quickly. Major complaint is the lack of free time. It was one of the main selling points, and it effectively wasn't present. More free time may have given us a better sense of the culture, but as it was, we were almost completely disconnected from it. While the trip's layout and plan were wonderful, the execution was terrible. I will not be traveling with EF again.
italyusfitztraveler / Student traveler Trussville, AL / Posted on June 16, 2018
Really fun, engaging, the tour directors were knowledgeable. Great set up.
Champion / Student traveler San Francisco, Cal / Posted on June 13, 2018
Once in a life time
So impossible to take it all in and absorb the reality. Beautiful scenery great schedule. Blessed for this trip.
Grayce / Adult traveler Water Valley TX / Posted on June 09, 2018
Italy On Speed!
Every city on the tour was filled with art, history, museums, churches. It was amazing BUT just a little less of that would have been nice. How about a visit to an olive farm, find out how olive oil is made? Or a lavender farm? Or a cooking class? Assisi was amazing! Wished we could have spent a couple of days there. The hotel we stayed at in Rome was awful! I had bugs in my bed two nights in a row (even after they said they would change out the mattress and bedding after the first night!). The meals that came with the tour were just OK, nothing special. On the bright side, the EF Tour Director was A++. When he left us at the airport, we felt like we were leaving a friend behind.
Annamaria / Adult traveler Tolland, CT / Posted on June 04, 2018
Tour was ok. However the food was pretty bad the whole trip. The other group from California was rude and caused a lot of grief for the rest of the group.
Pigtastic / Adult traveler Warren,Michigan / Posted on May 13, 2018
We had such an incredible time! I wouldn't even know where to begin if I tried to plan a trip like this on my own!! We got to experience so much stuff at an affordable price in a short amount of time. Having our own guide with us from beginning to end made a big difference. She was able to answer questions and make suggestions on must see things to do or try. If I had to find something to complain about, it would be that some of the stops felt like a sales pitch. The glass and leather demonstration was entertaining but It ended with a very expensive shopping experience. "But, wait if you buy now....." type of pitch. Certainly not for students. If I had it to do again I would've skipped them and enjoyed more of what the cities offered. Overall it was a trip we will hold dear to our hearts and memories we will cherish forever! Thank you for opportunities such as these!
Masters27 / Adult traveler Klamath Falls, Oregon / Posted on May 10, 2018
The tour was amazing. Tour guides were amazing. Hotels amazing. Bus ride and drivers amazing.
Tour dinners were disappointing - under cooked, flavorless, tiny portions, rushed service, broken glass in one dish - tour dinners were not an Italian Pasta Experience.
tblee / Adult traveler Apple Valley, CA / Posted on May 08, 2018
Guide was engaging and helpful. Itinerary was well planned. The accommodations were clean but extremely crowded and WAY too far outside the city limits. We spent over 1.5 hours traveling back and forth to one hotel and at least 1 hour to others. This time could have been spent touring! The foI'd and service was sometimes poor.
Travelar / Adult traveler Rehoboth, MA / Posted on April 28, 2018
It was an amazing vacation & experience. We visited many places in Italy & everything went very smoothly.
CoolMom2 / Adult traveler Monmouth, Maine / Posted on April 27, 2018