I absolutely loved this tour! The places I visited and the things I've learned will always be etched into my mind. London had the best social atmosphere, Paris had the best food & manners, and Madrid (and Toledo!) had such a calm aura and it was very clean. London was my favorite place we went! Especially since we were there for so long. I'll NEVER forget this trip!
There were only 2 things I didn't enjoy as much on this trip.
1. We didn't have enough time in Paris. Everything was so jam-packed and we barely had any time to stop and take a break. We were only there for less than 2 days and it felt like we were constantly moving.
2. The restaurant choices. I didn't really like the restaurants we went to. My favorite restaurants were in Paris, but London and Madrid I didn't like nearly as much. (But I'm also a picky eater!)
Otherwise this trip was AMAZING! I'd do it all over again if I had the chance. Thank you EF Tours for making this possible!
MWhitney / Student traveler Bryan, Texas / Posted on August 19, 2016
London Paris and Madrid
Fayetteville / Adult traveler Spring Lake, NC / Posted on August 18, 2016
Great experience; learned a lot
I enjoyed the sites and information given in the guided tours in all the countries. I enjoyed Madrid the most. It was fascinating seeing all the art, palaces, people and culture. It was a trip of a lifetime.
The trip required a lot of walking all day 6-9 miles a day for the 10/12 days. I'm in pretty good shape and anticipated a lot of walking, but it was a lot more than it should be in my opinion. It was also too fast that we didn't get to enjoy each city because of the pace. I think our tour had too many cities for the short amount of time. It was too much to the point that most of the people in our tour had swollen feet and legs every night. It would have been better to have a tour bus for at least half of the tour, especially when the hotel was far from the city. The last two days were a slower pace and we also had a different tour guide in Barcelona.
happytravels / Adult traveler Alhambra, CA / Posted on August 12, 2016
Great Educational Experience
I was amazed at how much insight and education our EF tour director and local guides were able to pack into a 9-day European trip. We learned about history and culture as well as the practicalities of exchange rates and getting around safely in major cities. Thanks for the memories!
Peppermint / Adult traveler Harrisburg, PA / Posted on August 01, 2016
I an so glad that I was able to go on this trip! I made new friends that shared an amazing experience with me, ate great food and saw the Mona Lisa! What else could I ask for? Best senior trip ever! Senior class of 2K16 South Broward High School!
Daniyela / Student traveler Hollywood,FL / Posted on July 28, 2016
Moved too fast!
The overall experience was positive..there were many aspects of the tour that needed to be tweaked. Give more flexibility within those packed schedules. Allow tour participants to absorb the different cultures and become immersed in each city properly. The pacing was too fast for the American crowd.
hwd33020 / Group leader Hollywood, FL / Posted on July 27, 2016
Quantity NOT Quality
Our tour guide always made it seem that we were behind scheduled, always in a hurry with little time to enjoy the venue or the journey from venue to venue. Our tour guide was so often late for our established rendezvous time that it became an ongoing joke. Our tour guide was quick to scold our group for not being on time. His actions showed the students that being on time was not that important.
We did see many notable items in each city but had minimial time to enjoy them, quantity not quality. Even went on add-on tours and still felt rushed. This experience was stressful not enjoyable.
Do not agree with EF's policy requiring students to share beds especially given the cost of this trip.
If this tour was representative of an EF tour I would not recommend this for anyone I know given the value, experience vs cost.
wasfettes / Adult traveler Battle Creek, MI / Posted on June 26, 2016
More than expected!
We had an awesome tour guide and an amazing experience. 2 of 3 local guides were A+ the other was a C. Hotels and food were fabulous. Paris hotel was a long way from the center but that seems pretty common and it was the nicest hotel so that helped make up for it. Went in the peak of tourist season and still saw everything we wanted. One down side was the other school we went with because we didn't have enough for a full tour. Somehow the other group leader didn't know we would be walking and complained non stop which brought many attitudes down. In spite of that we Took tons of pictures and made many great memories. Will definitely travel with EF again and do this tour again one day! One thing you must ask for is the "Jack the Ripper tour" but make sure you get the right guide. Email me and I'll give you his name. He was awesome!!! Many of the kids said it was the favorite part of the entire trip!
/ Group leader Howe, Tx / Posted on June 26, 2016
Amazing tour. I highly recommend it to everyone. Spain was my favorite part of this tour!!
Malen / Group leader Port Jefferson, New York / Posted on April 29, 2016
Our trip was exhausting. We visited 3 countries in 10 days.
We were able to get a brief view of many landmarks. It would have been nice to stay a little longer in Paris. Two days wasn't enough.
Our local tour guides were fantastic. They were very informative and pleasant.
ou812 / Adult traveler Castle Pines, CO / Posted on April 03, 2016