This tour was the best experience of my life! I will honestly never forget this trip.
Kenz12 / Student traveler Bluffton, SC / Posted on August 09, 2017
I miss it. Fun experience
Angelitz01 / Student traveler Santa Cruz, California / Posted on July 29, 2017
I enjoyed seeing all the different countries and learned so much. Wish it was cooler and we had air condition in all the hotels but the good outweighed the bad. We had a great Tour Director!
Goober / Adult traveler Pearland, Texas / Posted on July 28, 2017
One of the best
Great experience; sites are beyond words to describe. Overall experience was amazing!
Tlo28 / Group leader Houston, Texas / Posted on July 25, 2017
Good experience for students
A good tour overall. It should be emphasized there is a LOT of walking. Additional factors to mention beforehand include the differences between US and European hotels - ie, no soap, very small rooms, no a/c, and no washcloths. This helps travelers be prepared. In addition, travelers should be advised to bring 100 extra euros for incidentals, such as extra stops added while on tour, additional guided tours etc. Many students on our trip could not afford the extras.
Our tour was very organized and the guides were excellent. Although this is a student tour, I believe more consideration should be given to hotel accommodations for parents/chaperones who are coming on tour and more upgraded hotels should be chosen.
NikkiTO / Adult traveler Posted on July 25, 2017
We had a an awesome tour guide who was very helpful and full of knowledge! highly recommend this trip. Cherished memories to last a lifetime!! Thank you EF Tours
strawberries / Student traveler mc clure pa / Posted on July 17, 2017
This was my third time travelling with EF. Unfortunately, I was very disappointed by the poor quality of the hotels and meals, and the very limited time that we had to experience each destination. I would not choose to travel with EF in the future.
debbie34 / Adult traveler Utica, NY / Posted on July 16, 2017
Miss it already
My students and I had a fantastic time discovering Germany, Italy, Switzerland and Paris. Though I've done a tour with Munich in it before, we were shown new things this time. Rothenburg, Munich, Innsbruck, Luzern, Heidelberg, Straßburg were gorgeous, welcoming and phenomenal and Paris was Paris! The only downside was visiting Venice- it's simply too big, busy and dirty. Our hotel there was also severely lacking, including non functioning lights (but we were able to access a pool!).
Our Tour Director worked his bottom off to give us a wonderful experience in all of the cities, providing us with historical context, contemporary
sentiments, and ideas for how to spend free time. I highly recommend saving money for optional excursions: the Munich bike tour, Rheinfall, Pilatus, Paris by Night and Fondue dinner. No one regretted a dollar spent on these extras. Also, say yes to the perfume tour if offered- it's free and awesome.
Hotels were not in the heart of town, but for me that is a good thing: students see what the real city or neighboring towns are like (authentic culture) and it creates fewer opportunities for students to get into trouble. Emmetten Switzerland was the best.
Word of warning: it was 30-35 degrees centigrade the entire trip, with full days of walking and few places with A/C. Late June- early July. And there is lots of bus travel, with 2 hour stops in worthwhile locations.
FrauW / Group leader Posted on July 15, 2017
Mostly wonderful experience!
The majority of our trip was amazing! I went as an adult traveler on my daughters school trip. The places we went to and our guides were all as great as I expected it to be. We had a couple problems. One was a bus that broke down, which was an unforseen accident and was handled fairly well by EF tours.The other was poor planning on the part of EF tours and was not handled very well. We had an extra 3 day excursion to Paris added on. We took the TVG train from Germany to Paris which was great! However, when we arrived in Paris there was only one bus to take 80 people and luggage to our hotel. We waited over 2 hours in a hot and stinky train station for another bus. When it did arrive it was not big enough for 40 people and luggage! We needed 2 taxis as well for all people and luggage to make it to our hotel. Also, the bus driver didn't know where he was going and we only got there because we used GPS on our phones! He also was on Facetime with a women while driving. i don't know if it's illegal there but I don't feel it was a wise decision carrying many youth and adults on his bus!
DocA / Adult traveler South Wales, NY / Posted on July 11, 2017
Once again EF did not disappoint!
My students enjoyed 13 days of non-stop educational, eye-opening experiences filled with smiles.
FrauFrau / Group leader Middleburg, Pennsylvania / Posted on July 08, 2017