It was a very busy tour that allowed us to see so many amazing sights & really get to learn the culture. Our tour guide was funny & very knowledgeable. Our hotel in Greece was amazing (clean, lots of amenities, friendly staff & great food). Our hotels in Italy were very basic which was okay for the most part but when we asked for working A/C units or refrigerators, we were told too bad (it was VERY hot in Italy in July). One thing I do recommend is that your group gets all flight confirmations ahead of time so that all tickets can be verified by the group leader before heading to the airport. We had some airport issues & it was hard to get them resolved if you cannot communicate due to the language barrier. Overall, EF Tours is highly recommended & we look forward to our next trip with them. It is great not having to worry about transportation, accommodations or meals.
Cynephen / Adult traveler Zion, PA / Posted on July 23, 2019
Absolutely more than you can comprehend! My favorite parts would be Delphi and Pompeii. Still trying to comprehend the artwork and perfection of the shapes and sizes of the pillars and carvings of more than 3,000 years ago.
Ancient1 / Adult traveler Fernley, Nevada / Posted on July 21, 2019
Great culture in both countries and also very humid. The food was different but, delicious. I suggest you step outside your comfort zone and try new things. You won’t have much personal space in both countries but, you will enjoy yourself. I suggest bringing about 500-600 euros when visiting.
Kirah / Student traveler Philadelphia, PA / Posted on July 19, 2019
Fantastic tour leader!
Amazing tour leader & great guides.
EF’s main office very unhelpful during our
re-routed departure resulting in 42 people being stranded in NYC. If not for the amazing chaperones, our tour would have been a disaster. Once in the hands of our wonderful tour director, all went well!!
MamaPapa / Adult traveler Surprise, AZ / Posted on July 17, 2019
Wow!!! This trip was absolutely incredible! I attended with my son and every minute far exceeded our expectations! Our Tour Guide was phenomenal - absolutely excellent! Thank you for this incredible journey experience!
Mom13 / Adult traveler Atlantic City, NJ / Posted on July 14, 2019
I was apprehensive about traveling to Italy & Greece with my wife & 2 children & 16 high schoolers. I was also nervous about being paired with another group from Texas. However, my anxiety was put to rest immediately. Our tour director was incredible. Her competence, knowledge & kindness were a cut above my highest expectations. My family, my students & I learned so much about the earliest civilizations of Europe. We elected to engage in several extra excursions & we were so grateful we did. The tour guides were top shelf. I was amazed & surprised to meet the guide in the EF Tours brochure & videos. My family and I are so appreciative of this experience that we have already begun planning & paying for our next trip, next summer. We plan to take an EF Tours trip every summer until our children graduate.
Teacherman37 / Adult traveler Yerington, Nevada / Posted on July 12, 2019
Super Stunningly Amazing
My students and I had a phenomenal experience with this trip, it did not disappoint!! I love EF and I'm so happy with the places we went and all the beautiful views we got to experience. I truly can't wait to go back!!
StarPreggo / Group leader Houston, TX / Posted on July 08, 2019
EF = Extremely Fast
Every stop at a historical site on the Ancient Mediterranean tour was so rushed that it was difficult for tour members to absorb information, view artifacts, and learn. Pretty disappointing for a company that claims to be "education first". For example, the tour gave us 90 minutes in Pompeii and about the same amount of time to explore Sorrento, where no connection was made to the ancient world. We stopped at an olive farm for an olive oil demonstration which was a guy with olive oil samples that talked to us for five minutes about olives and olive oil then sold bottles of olive oil.
Thankfully, we had a friendly tour director that looked out for the kids and clearly enjoyed her job. She gave us helpful hints, taught us phrases, and kept the students aware in places with potential dangers such as outside our Athenian hotel where people were openly using illegal drugs in broad daylight.
SocialStudiesEducator / Adult traveler Hanover, PA / Posted on July 06, 2019
We had THE BEST time, trip of a lifetime! Our Guide was uber knowledgeable, accommodating, fun, caring and did an exceptional job with a group of 50 teens! Our sites where more than perfect! The suggestions on where to eat and shop were spot on! Every one enjoyed this trip - it was an ultimate experience!! Even our drivers and local guides where far more than expected which added to our experience!
JeniM / Adult traveler Buda, TX / Posted on July 05, 2019
EF is the best!
Halfway through the trip we had a major incident but EF was there to help! The company was awesome! EF went above and beyond to make sure the students and adults were taken care of and that the trip could continue. It was also great to see EF in several of the places throughout the tour. Their smiling, friendly faces were a reminder that EF was with us every step of the way! If you are debating companies, EF is the way to go.
Fatina / Adult traveler Raleigh, NC / Posted on June 29, 2019