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Average Rating: (4.2 out of 5)
273 reviewed Paris, The Riviera and Rome
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  1. Fantastic Tour!!!

    This was my second time picking out this tour, and i would probably do it again! Everything was perfect.
    We did so much during those ten days. The weather was beautiful. The hotels were great, as well as the food. My group really enjoy exploring Paris, especially going on a night ride on the River Cruise. Getting on the Bullet Train on our way to Nice, was the perfect time to get some rest. We enjoy spending time at the beach. Italy was absolutely fantastic!! The tour does involve a lot of walking!
    sourire / Group leader
    Petersburg, Virginia / Posted on August 20, 2018
  2. Exhausting but fulfilling

    This trip was non stop and there is little to no rest or sleep. But I can safely say I got my money’s worth. I have seeen so much more than I even expected and we hit so many different places that I still can’t believe it. It may take a week to recover from the fast pace and continuous travel but I definitely feel like I missed nothing. It was definitely the trip of a lifetime and I know if I had tried to plan this myself I would have never seen as much as we did.
    MomToursTheWorld / Adult traveler
    Bronx, New York / Posted on February 27, 2018
  3. Incredible Experience

    This trip was amazing. I made some great new friends who I know I will stay in touch with for a long time. Our tour Director was THE BEST! He was fun and energetic and really went out of his way to make our experience remarkable. With everything done for you by EF, you just go along and enjoy all the sights and tours. This is my second trip and I hope to have one more before I graduate.
    mumbles / Student traveler
    Fall River, MA / Posted on April 28, 2017
  4. Amazing Trip

    My 13 year-old and I attended this tour in June of 2016-worth every penny! While on the tour, every detail is handled for you. All transportation, entry fees, and most meals are pre-arranged, so that you can enjoy seeing the beautiful historic sites of France and Italy. If you have a chance, take the Siena tour, it is worth the incredible place with rich history! Great for kids over 15-16 without parents along as well. We loved our tour director, and all of our tour guides along the way. Every hotel was good, but the stays in Italy were especially magical. Would definitely recommend this trip!
    TourMomTLS / Adult traveler
    Prescott, AZ / Posted on April 15, 2017
  5. Sights amazing

    Really enjoyed this tour. The historical sites were amazing. The kids were great. Only disappointment was the main tour guide. Loved the local guides and the information they provided.
    Blondee / Adult traveler
    Kalamazoo,Mi / Posted on November 12, 2018
  6. Girls Trip Gone Right!

    What an amazing opportunity to tour Europe from Paris, south to Rome. Plans, Buses, Trains, Legs, Feet, and Cane. Fantastic tour guide so knowledgeable and compassionate! Fantastic group to get better acquainted and travel with. Night time adult conversations and beverages; Nice accommodations, food was decent though not the fare I expected. Average value given the pace...yes, it was a tour! Would have been lovely to have more time for sites and reasonable time to dine and experience the places. Beautiful Europe. Must go again! God's world and blessings through and through!
    Beloved / Adult traveler
    Indianapolis, Indiana / Posted on August 04, 2018
  7. Very Dissapointed

    I am very frustrated and disappointed over this trip with EF Educational Tours. It was nothing of what I was expecting to experience on this trip. The tour director was very rude, not polite and very Inconsiderate. the 1st. hotel in Paris that we stayed it was in the most horrible ( Ghetto ) area of Paris. Florence Italy Hotel Horrible. The A/C in the rooms in Sorrento Italy not functioning. The Food in the Hotels Breakfasts & Dinners horrible & cheap meals very unhealthy food. The Hotels Staff very rude and Unprofessional. Tour Director always rushing us to hurry up on everything. Even on Eating Time we need it to swallowed the food because he was always in a BIG RUSH not giving us time to be able to eat properly & not even to rest or use the restrooms.
    EvyJo / Adult traveler
    Los Angeles California / Posted on July 23, 2018
  8. Good experience for children

    On the 1st day we were given appetizers for dinner so a lot of people went to bed hungry. Only 2 out of the 6 hotels were decent. The 2 night stay at the comfort Inn was horrible, my son in myself have to shower for 2 days in cold water. At the 5th hotel, we were given faucet water to drink with our dinner. When we asked for better water we were told, we had to pay. We had dinner at the last hotel but that was not a meal. We were given about 15 pieces of pasta with tiny dices of ham and a slice of cake. Over all, the tour was rushed but not nice. I wouldn't recommend EF nor would I travel with EF.
    overpriced / Adult traveler
    Los Angeles ,California / Posted on July 23, 2018
  9. Very Fun

    I had an amazing time and I saw so many wonderful things on this trip. I would definitely go again on another trip.
    carolbean / Student traveler
    Leesburg / Posted on July 22, 2018
  10. Not for anyone who has traveled before

    Most disappointing and misrepresented thing we’ve paid for, ever.

    Pros: the tour guide was great and will remain a friend. One small hotel in Montecatini- fantastic people.

    Cons: hotels with mold in showers, walls moldy. Horrible food- the first day’s dinner bordered on the inedible. The rest of the dinners, except for the pizza lunch and the food at the hotel in Montecatini, were a total disappointment and not a representation of the area. HOURS AND HOURS wasted on a bus because the hotels were so far outside of where we should have been. Poor logistics on scheduled days resulted in more wasted time. Only 1-3 hours at the sites to be seen which ends up being a massive drain given the thousands of tourists present.

    We would imagine that this could be great for inexperienced travelers and those never having left the US before; however, we wasted almost 12k and time off from work. As experienced travelers, we could have easily done all this at a lower cost with better value. If this is only supposed to be for young students then they should not, and neither should the tour leader, market this as OK for parents to join...or even for kids who have traveled to do.

    One other item of interest: certain souvenir stores, eateries and gas stops are all pushed for groups to use. You don’t have time to find other places, so you get stuck with the ones that seem picked and have arrangements with EF.
    DisappointedAdult / Adult traveler
    Posted on July 22, 2018

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