Visiting the Vatican was a once in a lifetime opportunity. To see St.Peters Basilica in person was so overwhelming it shocked me. To see everything in history come to life was a classroom experience I wish every student gets. Not to mention seeing the Eiffel towel lit up at night in red, white and blue was made even more special under a full moon. Amazing!
Ladylegend10 / Group leader Maryland,MD / Posted on July 23, 2016
This is yet one of the best tours! Students were constantly talking about how "NOW" they can relate to history after having seen and experienced not only the historical sites but it's rich culture. It is very impressive to know that the best planning is done and how the directors go above and beyond to accommodate each and every person. Being in the hands of EF Tour Directors certainly provides a sense of comfort to know much planning is done in order to have the best experience.
Southbird / Group leader Rome and Paris / Posted on July 20, 2016
Best 8 Days of my Life!
My experience in Italy and France was phenomenal! Everything and everyone was amazing -- the EF tour guide and local guides were extremely knowledgeable and friendly, the food was absolutely delicious, and the tourist attractions were, well, amazing (of course). I really enjoyed the scheduling because we saw a lot in a short amount of time while also being able to venture out on our own and explore. I also learned a ton about the history and culture of the cities I visited. Overall, what a cool experience! It was truly life-changing; I didn't want to leave. Thank you, EF!
/ Student traveler West Chester, PA / Posted on July 10, 2016
This was a great tour of Rome and Paris. Our guide, Christian, was amazing!!!! Hotels were great...food was great...the experience was unreal. Christian made all things possible. I will request him on future tours
jeant / Group leader New York / Posted on May 30, 2016
What an adventure!
Our trip to Rome and Paris was full of amazing sights and experiences. We were exhausted each night from the distances we covered, but we saw all the major sights in each city, and then some! The meals on our own gave us a chance to try the typical local cuisine, the meals provided by EF were adequate. I am looking forward to our next group tour!
Firsttimetripleader / Group leader Methuen, MA / Posted on April 25, 2016
Worst Tourguide Ever
I have to say that I was very disappointed in this company. I expected to have the tour experience match the high price, but sadly it didn't. The tour guide was the reason why the trip was horrible, she was inexperienced and disorganized. Frankly, it seemed as if she did not care about us, or about her job. We had to rush everywhere because she constantly made us lost, and our reservations were not even set up half of the time! The worst part about it was her reactions. She would either be incredibly impassive about our situation, or she would grow frustrated to the point of anger until she couldn't focus on the task at hand. Some of the times, she blamed us! I was very disappointed in the "authentic" food that was served seeing as it was totally catered to American tastes. We also were served the same exact dinner dish three days in a row! Overall, the sights were beautiful and I would visit the countries again, just without EF tours. I would also recommend that if the tour guides are that disorganized and unknowledgeable about their surroundings, they should utilize a gps. It would have saved my group a lot of time, sweat and stress.
MisguidedTraveler / Student traveler Jacksonville, North Carolina / Posted on July 15, 2015
Beautiful places, disorganized tour guide
The tour was a lot of fun because of where we were but hampered by the tour guide. We visited all the great landmarks of Rome and Paris but our tour guide was very disorganized and unhelpful. She got us lost several times which really hurt the tour as we had so much to see in very little time. She also told us we couldn't get reservations to things yet when we arrived, tourists with reservations were able to go in and were left behind. Multiple times, she didn't want to take us places and the teachers had to take over. The Louvre is an example - we kept losing our place in line because she kept turning around to ask us if we still wanted to go. What would have taken a half an hour ended up taking almost 2 hours cutting into our tour and free time. The local guides were hit and miss as well. The Vatican guide was excellent and we saw everything we could see. Pompeii was a disaster. The bus ride was 3 1/2 hours each way and we spent an hour touring Pompeii. The local guide didn't bring us to most of the really cool things we wanted to see because "the crowd was too big". We never saw any of the mosaics, the bath houses, etc. We only went down one main street and saw the plaza. For 7 hours on a bus, we wanted a little more. It would have been nicer to have more time in France - only a day and a half was short. Overall, I would choose a different tour company.
Caroline3477 / Student traveler Greenville, SC / Posted on July 12, 2015
too much seat time
Although we saw some amazing places, the tour was rushed by trying to cover a lot of ground in a short time. Too much time was spent en route to somewhere else. There wasn't enough time to enjoy an area and experience the surroundings.
readysetgo / Adult traveler Wilkesboro, NC / Posted on July 04, 2015
I am so happy to have gotten the chance to share such a wonderful experience with my students, as well as my own child! I can't wait until the next tour.
Traveltime / Adult traveler Louisiana / Posted on April 28, 2015
The experience is one that cannot be duplicated. Our tour guide was an amazing person, making the experience that much more enjoyable. Rome was rich with culture and Paris was a just a joy to walk around and look. LOVED IT!!
Rigby / Group leader Lafayette, LA / Posted on April 22, 2015