I think it was a great experience for younger people, especially for middle and/or High School students going on a trip. I would not recommend for adults or students in College really interested in the area because all the tours seemed very rushed and I would have liked to view the museums more.
Also, be prepared to not have much down time to explore on your own and have extra euro's for your other tour guides since gratuity isn't included.
And it is better to exchange your euros all at once because there was a point that I needed more and couldn't get to an exchange for 2 days.
bob123 / Adult traveler Posted on July 22, 2017
ADVENTURE TO MAKE YOU WANT MORE!
WE EXPERIENCED SO MUCH IN 13 DAYS, WE MEET AND TALK ABOUT DETAILS OF EACH EXPERIENCE AND HOW WE ALL INTERPRETED THE EXPERIENCE.
WHEN IN ROME WE FELT IT WAS THE BEST, THEN WE MOVED TO CAPRI, SORENTO A FERRY BOAT AND THEN ATHENS - REFLECTING BACK ON OUR FAVORITES. THEN WE GOT ON A WONDERFUL SHIP AND EXPERIENCED 5 DIFFERENT ISLANDS - IN RECORD HEAT, SO VERY AWESOME. BACK TO ATHENS FOR ANOTHER DAY OF ADVENTURE AND DISCOVERY. THIS WAS A WONDERFUL TRIP WITH A LARGE VARIETY OF EXPERIENCES AND ANCEINT RUINS TO CHECK OUT, SWAM AT THREE BEACHES INCLUDING THE MORNING BEFORE WE LEFT. ONE TRAVELER LOST HER PASSPORT AND EF GUIDE CAME UP WITH A PERFECT PLAN TO RESOLVE PROBLEM.
clcm / Group leader ROCK SPRINGS WY / Posted on July 20, 2017
Whatever you do please do not take this tour in the summer. It is very hot there are hundreds of tourist so you cannot enjoy the places you go. Also you are herded into many places like cattle which i found to be annoying. Also EF uses delta almost exclusively and on the way back through JFK they canceled all of our flights and EF nor Delta would put us in a hotel for the night or get us transportation so we were stuck 10 hours away from home to figure it out on our own. I have done EF before but this was hands down the worst tour i have ever been on
wakaflockaflame / Student traveler New Bern, North Carolina / Posted on July 18, 2017
The pace was intense. There was very little down time, even to buy snacks. Everyone was suffering from exhaustion and hunger. (In Italy one does not snack, and we were always running on fumes.) I was surprised by how little fee time we had. We were in the Mediterranean and only got to swim twice. I only had four great meals on this almost 2 week trip and one of those was with the group. I envisioned more free lunches to dine on local food. Our group was large and another school was added to our group. We became 48 all together and it was too much. They were a slow bunch and we were often late for dining, the bus, tours. We were also shocked to learn the day before that our ship was to sail to Turkey without us and that we would be dumped off on Samos at 4:30am to spend hours there. We found out the day before! Our EF tour guide Raffaella was fantastic.
TravelWeary / Adult traveler Edmonds, WA / Posted on July 17, 2017
The trip was a very good experience. The tour guide was extremely helpful and knowledgeable. Though I would love to have had more time in Capri the overall trip was great. I would recommend this tour to friends.
/ Student traveler Centreville Maryland / Posted on July 14, 2017
My daughter is extremely shy but seeing Greece and Rome has been a dream of hers for many years. She was not disappointed she loved everything. She even tried the local dishes, she does not eat anything at home, though she didn't like everything she tried it. When she came home her mind was full of her trip, and nothing but praise for the tour director. Thank you so much for giving her a trip of a lifetime.
MNW1 / Student traveler Big Bear City, CA / Posted on July 12, 2017
Probably the Best Trip of my Life
The trip was an amazing cultural experience with lots of fun and learning interspersed in each day. I have already recommended the trip to several friends because I had such a great time. I got to see so many astounding sights and hear about the history of famous cities. The tour guides were overall outstanding. This tour is sure to be in my memory for the rest of my life as an awesome trip.
JCam / Student traveler Posted on July 12, 2017
I was nervous about traveling overseas. This trip was more than I could have ever imagined.
Extremely well organized. Our EF tour director was beyond words! Great tours and tour directors. I would go back tomorrow and do it all over again if I could.
I cant wait to take another EF tour.
tjtj / Adult traveler somerset, pa / Posted on July 11, 2017
I went on this trip in 2015 and it was the best. Italy was mostly museums and learning about art. The Vatican was AMAZING. Seeing the Sistine Chapel was life changing. The Coliseum was a let down because it was under construction but still great. Greece was mostly about the ruins and culture. Also while i was there the financial crisis occurred, how fun. The cruise was by far my favorite seeing the greek islands and Turkey was astonishing. Overall 10/10.
Adri245 / Student traveler West Palm Beach, Fl / Posted on July 10, 2017
The cities were amazing; however the food and hotels were mediocre.
Our tour guide, Tommaso, was amazing. He alone made the trip a great experience, always going the extra mile to make sure both chaperones and students were having a stellar experience. Capri and Greece were amazing, there were some papal meetings in Rome which made the Vatican almost unbearable. Additionally, Air conditioning and ice are a rare luxury, so although I would recommend this tour, I would say...go another month, not in June.
Red2 / Adult traveler USA / Posted on July 10, 2017