It was amazing, I honestly had the time of my life. I got to see the ocean for the first time and make new friends.
Pinkpanda / Student traveler Center Ridge, Arkansas / Posted on March 30, 2017
fantastic rome tour
I took a group from a small school in the rural South and opened their eyes to the world!! What an awesome experience!!!
Redhawk / Group leader Center Ridge, AR / Posted on March 30, 2017
Get Fit on this tour!
This tour was a lot of fun. There was time for history, shopping, photos, food, and fun!
/ Group leader Dallas, Texas / Posted on March 21, 2017
It was so Amazing !
Italy was Amazing that words can't even describe the place. Our tour guide ,Patricia,was spectacular as well. The food was amazing , the sites, the shopping places was all just AMAZING.
Rosalie6226 / Student traveler Southaven,Mississippi / Posted on March 19, 2017
Definitely a trip that is full of history and amazing sites. The kids enjoyed the trip for the most part if it wasn't for 2 students having to deal with bed bugs. I know this is not EF's fault but there is a couple of things that the hotel could of done to prevent this problem.
Godfather / Group leader Chicago, Illinois / Posted on June 27, 2016
While the educational part of the tour was very good, we felt that the accommodations and included meals were below average. The hotel was located near a university and the neighborhood was extremely loud all night, every night. That, coupled with the uncomfortable beds, made it difficult to get any rest. The included meals were average to below average, to the point that we ended up skipping the last two evenings and going out on our own. On the positive side, the tour guides were knowledgeable and we had no issues with transportation.
KLRome / Adult traveler Troy, OH / Posted on June 25, 2016
The tour director was okay. He seemed to have the desire to provide an excellent experience. But there were several aspects of the tour planning that were not in place and he initially said that he could not resolve them without EF Tours authorization and direction. Initially, only a few guided tours were planned and there was excessive free time scheduled. Many things were resolved so that aspect turned out good, but the fact that the planning was poor was unacceptable.
The meal planning was very good! The tour director did a great job of arranging dinners that were representative of the Italian culture and experience. Great job!
The one thing I would consider most unpleasant was the lack of private coach service at times. We had 47 people on the tour, more than enough to justify the cost of a private coach for each transfer. We were given city bus passes and two times in the evening we had to put 47 people on the bus and then be extremely uncomfortable for the entire ride to the hotel. One additional time, we had to walk the entire way back. I can understand how a private coach would be cost prohibitive for a small group, but this was a large group. I would not recommend EF Tours simply because of this.
chaperoneapril2016 / Adult traveler duluth, GA / Posted on April 23, 2016
It was a really great learning opportunity and the tour guide was super nice and helpful!! Would recommend to anyone who wants to do it.
Diana2301 / Student traveler Washington DC / Posted on March 31, 2016
I thoroughly enjoyed my trip to Rome, which was my first trip out of the country, let alone my first trip with EF Tours. Once we landed in Rome, we were off an running. I was a little unprepared for being so active, but it helped everyone from falling asleep. I enjoyed the tours we took, the Vatican, Florence, the Colosseum and Roman Forum and the walking tours we did. I was a little disappointed at how rushed some of the tours felt; the Vatican City tour in particular was rushed. Our tour guides were excellent. All of them seemed very well informed and knowledgeable, and they were happy to answer all the questions the kids asked. Because the days felt a bit rushed sometimes, once we had free time, even that felt a bit shorted. Our hotel was a bit north of the town center, so after dinner it was harder to navigate back to the center of Rome in order to experience it at night. The best part of our trip was the excursion to Pompeii and Capri, which I could not recommend enough. The tour of Pompeii was fascinating and Capri was beautiful. I wish the tour had been one less day in Rome and an extra day in Capri- that would have made it the perfect trip. ;) I would happily recommend an EF tour to someone, especially a group with kids who have learned, or will soon learn, about the country. Our group really enjoyed all the sights and learning opportunities.
Lovesvintage / Adult traveler Pearland, TX / Posted on July 03, 2015
Italy was AWESOME
This tour was my first time out of the US and I won't forget it. My only wish was for more free time in Sorrento and Capri. Besides that, it was a great trip!
CJHERSIUSST / Student traveler Winston-Salem, NC / Posted on July 03, 2015