This was a life changing experience! I would highly recommend this trip for anyone looking to experience new countries as ways of life. I learned a lot.
NinaElaine / Student traveler Rock Island, Illinois / Posted on January 20, 2018
What a fantastic trip! It was surreal being able to visit so many cities and see so many historical sites, art, and buildings. Climbing the steps of the Eiffel tower was so cool, taking the typical photo at the leaning tower of Pisa was fun, the Sistine chapel at the Vatican was amazing. The colesseum, forum, and Pantheon in Rome - such history! Getting to visit Pompeii, Sienna, Monaco, Nice, and Naples was great too. We go to see so much! I would absolutely recommend this tour to others considering attending.
Funtrip / Adult traveler Tacoma, WA / Posted on July 11, 2017
Amazing experience but needs some improvements
Over all great experience but some aspects need improvement. Some nights for dinner, they fed us the same things that we had a previous night. I realize that they might be popular and easy to make for big groups but part of the traveling experience is trying new foods everyday. Also the restaurants shouldn't have bugs coming out of the wall where the kitchen is. Gross! The students should have access to wifi at the hotels at night because for most people, the only way to contact family at home, or even chaperones on the trip is with wifi if they don't have an international phone plan. Also all of the students should have more free time in Paris! Not just the ones that didn't go to Versailles. Everybody wanted to have the chance to go up the Eiffel Tower but we ran out of time. Very disappointing.
/ Student traveler Orange, California / Posted on July 10, 2017
Amazing Location-Not So Great Lodging and Waiting
The actual tour and cities was perfect. The timing of the days was perfect. The preparation for tickets to museums was perfect. The tour director was perfect. I was annoyed that we had to wait for everyone to land in Paris in our group of 40 before we could get to our first stop which was Notre Dame. Because of this we could not get there that night. Also every hotel was an hour away! Ridiculous. I did not like the hotel choices. Horrible. The waiting times for the bus were awful. Also, our bus broke and had no AC for several days. Not cool.
Nescafe / Adult traveler Charlotte NC / Posted on July 09, 2017
The trip was well paced, informative, and breath-taking. We covered many locations, saw many important sites and received cultural and historical information that was relevant to our trip.
/ Adult traveler Tacoma, WA / Posted on July 05, 2017
Good, but could be better.
The tour was so much fun; I loved the people, culture, group, and my tour director. Although, on the first "day" aka day 2, the buses were late picking us up at the airport so we missed all of the activities that were scheduled for this day. Also, each of our hotels were at least 45 minutes away from the city, which ended up being an hour that we'd have to drive to meaning there was nothing we could do on the days we traveled to the next city and got to the hotel- we were just there for the night. I wished I had known this and also wish I could get some money back since I paid for everything and didn't get it all.
Ebcoggins / Student traveler Concord, NC / Posted on June 27, 2017
Trip of a Lifetime!
This tour was amazing. I saw things that I have always dreamed of seeing and never imagined that i would see. The tour directors were very friendly and very detailed in their explanations about all of the sights that we saw.
/ Student traveler Sylania, Georgia / Posted on June 26, 2017
Great time overall
First off, I want to start by saying that I've never had a bad experience with EF tour guides and this time was no exception, Mirza felt like a great friend in the end. The hotels and meals EF chooses for you leaves much to be desired and I think the schedule was a little to packed, we had next to no free time at all for shopping. Regardless I would recommend EF to anybody
Hunteebuntee / Student traveler Parkland, FL / Posted on June 25, 2017
Paris, the Riviera, and Rome was, overall, an excellent trip. Our tour guide was fantastic and was very engaging, especially in his home town, Rome. While I do feel like we saw everything that was important at all destinations, I don't feel like we spent enough time at some monuments. Our group only had about 2 hours at the Louvre, which isn't enough time to people who, like me, love art. We were so rushed on several of our days that we had to make a difficult choice - go see a monument and sacrifice our lunch, or eat lunch and miss the tour at the monument. That was a bit off-putting considering we ate breakfast so early in the morning and our stomachs were empty walking in hot weather. Lastly, some of the hotels did not have air conditioning after a long, hot day of walking. I understand that many hotels in Europe don't have air conditioning, but I believe that for the price we paid for this trip, we deserve a hotel where we feel comfortable. Those are the only two reasons that I voted the value of this trip 4 stars. Overall, the trip was excellent and I couldn't ask for more from our group leaders and our tour director.
WorldTraveler1998 / Student traveler O'Fallon, Missouri / Posted on June 24, 2017
Not what I expected
On my tour, there were two skipped meals, one of them being dinner. It was very fast paced and no time to stop and take things in - our tour director at one point even asked us not to stop to take pictures because we were running behind on time, as I felt like we were the whole time! Along with skipped meals, lunches were rushed and we were suggested to grab and go. I was told dinners were prepared to be American meals, which I feel is taking away from the experience of being in a new country. Be prepared to walk alot, bring comfortable shoes. They put us in hotels far away from everything else, which wasn't ideal for me. Overall, seeing the sights was cool but I wouldn't go on another EF Tour if I actually want to enjoy my time.
GabrielleRK / Student traveler Missouri / Posted on June 24, 2017