Pros: Pacing of each day was perfect; Tour gave students the right amount of freedom; Tour director was awesome, happy to help, gave great advice; Transportation was excellent; Good trip highlights/ day themes; breakfast was good. Overall experience worth it.
Cons: Hotel rooms too small, 3 to a room UNACCEPTABLE! should be 2/room ONLY. Some had to share 1 bed: Paid way too much for this sleeping arrangement! Some kids slept on floor rather than share bed; Need more variety with dinner (all brown foods, no vegetables, no greens/ poor quality salad)
Hansl / Student traveler Sterling, VA / Posted on June 23, 2017
Exceeded my expectation!
This was an amazing trip with an amazing leader, the only complaint would have to be the food... I am a picky eater and vegetarian but was willing to try foods. They ordered group meals and the vegetarian was always lacking multiple food groups, which led to me having less energy.
The sight seeing was beautiful, the timing was just perfect, and the over all was what I was expecting and more.
KHB142000 / Student traveler San Francisco, CA / Posted on April 26, 2017
Tour Guide great - knowledgeable, communicates well and nice
Activities - great - Both educational and fun. High School visit in Berlin great, Bunker tour great. BMW tour can be replaced with something else though.
Hotels - great: clean and safe - means a great deal to the success of any trip. Good locations
Food - For a trip to Germany would have liked more German food instead of a Turkish restaurant, Italian, etc. We should know each morning what the dinner meal would be so we don't buy the same thing for lunch -- which happened. Would have been nice to have a Bavarian dessert at dinner. Personally could use more salads or vegetables with meal.
Bus tours great but bus tour guide in Berlin the best.
Nice to remain in the same hotel for several days.
Good mix of adults and students
Students courteous and fun
Overall trip was great - both cities (Berlin and Munich) excellent choices!
Hanz / Adult traveler USA / Posted on June 23, 2016
The flights were ridiculously long and out of the way in both directions! The tours were ok but for the amount of money paid it didn't seem like we got very much! The hotels were ok because we only slept in them but it seems like the amount of money paid did not equate with what we got. All in all it was still a great experience.
BertBee / Student traveler Kansas City, MO / Posted on June 20, 2016
This was a life changing trip. Our tour leader was incredible, and really made the trip. The most fun I had was actually doing things that were not on the original itinerary, and those excursions were possible because of our leader. EF really chooses the best leaders and tour guides!
changed / Student traveler Posted on May 02, 2016
The trip was great the only issues that we had were that the hotels were just okay. The wifi in both hotels did not work properly so kids could not contact their parents. Flight times for the trip home were to late. We did not get back home until 10:00 at night and had to go to school the next day. Would have preferred to come back on a Saturday instead of a Sunday so as to give us a day of rest.
Duomon / Student traveler Medford, MA / Posted on April 26, 2016
Such a great experience!
This tour was amazing! Our tour guide, Stephen, was interactive, well informed on history, and hysterical. I would recommend this tour to everyone.
kyry / Student traveler Somerville, MA / Posted on April 25, 2016
Lots of Fun
The trip was lots of fun and a great learning experience and a joy to be on. I felt that several of the restaurants we had dinner at served small portions and were somewhat unfriendly. I felt that for the teenage boys on the trip it would have been better to have buffets for dinner as they seemed still hungry after dinner was served.
Our guide, Maria was excellent and a great person. I would highly recommend her for any tour.
Thank you for the chance and opportunity to go on this trip.
Chprone1 / Adult traveler Springfield, IL / Posted on April 11, 2016
Overall a great experience! Maria is a wonderful Tour Director, the hotels and buses were great, food was yummy! The kids learned a lot from the local guides, and the pace allowed for some exploration independently as well.
GeorgiaKC / Group leader Summerville, GA / Posted on April 11, 2016
I knew the basis of historical events that occurred in Germany, but the tour guides and the director expanded my knowledge greatly throughout the trip. Being able to actually go to the places where these historical events occurred, like the concentration camp, made the experience a once in a life time opportunity. I loved the trip and had a great time. I also enjoyed having some free time to wander and experience Germany on my own. The food was also very good and one of the things I enjoyed the most.
clayt / Student traveler New Berlin, Illinois / Posted on April 11, 2016