This is my overall favorite trip with EF! All of the countries are beautiful and there is so much cuture, history, great food, and many fun activities!
Definitely do the Swiss Folklore evening and Mt. Pilatus! Both are well worth the money and my students LOVED them both.
Our guide was the best I have had with EF and was so patient and calm with the students.
Mcopes / Group leader Birmingham, Al / Posted on June 14, 2017
So thankful for this trip!
This was an amazing tour. If you want to see very diverse parts of Europe this is a great trip. From Swiss alps, to palaces, to gondala rides, and Dachau concentration camp this trip is jammed packed. This was my first time going out of the country and it was fantastic. I would reccomend this trip to anyone. Especially if you have the travel bug and just want to see everything!! The only reason I give this tour 4 stars is because I felt we deserved a better quality 24/7 tour guide. He was not very helpful in telling us about restaurants in the area and would get very snippy and smartelic as the days went on. I know this could just be cultural differences but I did not expect something like this for the amount I payed for the trip. Other than that it was an amazing experience and I am dying to go back.
Neely2017 / Student traveler Arkansas / Posted on August 20, 2018
From our bus driver to the hotel staff to our tour guide, everyone made the trip amazing!
MommaG78 / Adult traveler Newton, IA / Posted on August 13, 2018
What a Great Trip!
This trip was one to remember! The group members on the trip were all so respectful and fun. We had a wonderful time together. We plan to go again in 2 years!
MommaDavis / Group leader Monroe, Iowa / Posted on August 13, 2018
Interesting Trip, Bad Service
Tour guide and bus driver were amazing. Locations visited were very interesting and nice to visit. Good trip to experience, but would not do again. Hotel service was not good. Some places had dirty dishes, bad smells, disappointing food and service in general. Did not go in a private group due to group size, other groups forgot items on the airplane causing time issues and were late to most meeting times resulting in delays that required hours of waiting time stuck on a bus.
coolkid269 / Adult traveler Elsberry, MO / Posted on August 09, 2018
See it all!
Germany: Rothenburg was a wonderful small town to explore with pretty gardens, postcard views, and a great city wall to walk. Munich had a pretty water fountain, tasty small restaurants, and the river was a great place to swim and cool off.
Austria: Innsbruck had great pizza and a beautiful view from the top of the clock tower.
Italy: Verona was beautiful with sights of Romeo and Juliet, tasty market fruit, and lots of shopping. Lake Como had an amazing view and was a fun place to swim.
Switzerland: Altdorf had wonderful mountain views! Lucerne included a ferry ride and a trip up into the magnificent mountains by train!
Magster / Student traveler St. Louis, MO / Posted on August 06, 2018
A true experience
Our trip was very fast moving and hardly any down time. The tour director had everything planned for us. We saw many different things in the countries that we visited. A few negatives were the bus we traveled in was unbearably hot. Also the meals we all ate as a group. We were not able to choose what we wanted to eat. Lunch was on us which worked out well. Our free time was sometimes limited. I wish we had more time to experience area we were in. Our hotels were much different than we have in the states. Space was very limited. One shinning point was our tour leader. She was a true gem. Everyone loved her. Overall I think that the tour was awesome. You need a vacation from your vacation. The worse part was all the driving on the buses wish trained would have been utilized to get from place to place.
VBMomma / Adult traveler Morgantown, WV / Posted on August 01, 2018
Jam packed and bare bones accomodations
I was not prepared for hotels in the middle of nowhere, no air conditioning, and traveling a very hectic schedule in record high temperatures. The hotel websites do not reflect their 1 and 2 star rankings. Breakfast and dinner choices were super limited and a fair to below average quality. I carried luggage up 4 flights of stairs more than once. If your child wants a busy, little sleep, fast paced trip with tiny hotels and no flexibility, then this is for you. I would not recommend to anyone who wants any time to recuperate from the long flights and bus rides. For the longest and most expensive trip I've ever taken, I expected some level of comfort. I didn't get it. Glad we went, but never, ever again will I travel with a tour group like this one. Had someone actually laid out the packed schedule and times we'd be checking in and out of hotels, I probably never would have gone. Being exhausted for 13 days isn't good for anyone.
VeryTiredMom / Adult traveler Chattanooga, TN / Posted on July 31, 2018
This tour was absolutely amazing with a fabulous tour director that went above and beyond to make the trip a memorable experience for both student and adults. It was fast paced but with just enough free time to take in the culture and people.
Eurochamp / Group leader Red Lodge, Montana / Posted on July 28, 2018
The trip was prettier than I could have ever imagined. The small communities that I couldn't pronounce when I signed up were fabulous and they were even better than the more recognized cities in the itinerary. Although, all destinations were beautiful in their own right. All in all, it was a fabulous journey and I am so glad I chose this trip! No regrets!
Chan21 / Student traveler Brawley, CA / Posted on July 26, 2018