Had a wonderful time our guide, Peter, was amazing! Was full of information and even on the long bus rides kept the group involved. I would recommend EF tours. What a great experience my daughter and I had!
Statesmen / Adult traveler Oskalossa, IA / Posted on August 06, 2018
Trip of a lifetime!
Great choices on stops - would suggest more Ireland, outside big cities.
Excellent tour director.
Do check menus - vanilla ice cream 6 days in a row is ridiculous.
Dawby / Adult traveler Oskaloosa, IA / Posted on August 03, 2018
trip of a lifetime
The trip was wonderful. Our tour guide and both our bus drivers were fantastic. Everything we went to wonderful. Our tour guide and bus driver were very knowledgeable and helpful. The only problem I had with the tour was one of the motels we stayed at. Other than that I plan on signing up for the next one.
Oskaloosa / Student traveler Oskaloosa iowa / Posted on August 03, 2018
I loved this tour. The tour director was amazing and hilarious. He had a great sense of humor. The food was delicious. I got to try new cuisines, like French and Spanish. The sights were phenomenal. My favorite part of the tour was the surprise visit to pet and feed Highland Cows!
SmallTownGal / Student traveler Wisner, Nebraska / Posted on August 01, 2018
I would highly recommend this trip!! I had many first time travelers with me and this is the perfect tour to introduce your students to international travel. This is a well-paced trip with a variety of activities that should appeal to all your travelers.
lamglau / Group leader Wisner, Nebraska / Posted on July 28, 2018
Amazing and frustrating!
My trip to Ireland and Scotland was amazing. It was so beautiful and the people are very friendly wherever we went.
Our tour director on the other hand was very unorganized. She was very snippy and not very friendly at times. There was a few arguments with bus drivers and teachers. Also, sometimes she would ask the bus driver what certain things are. She was from London. it would be nice to have a tour director who is from the country you are touring. She made a lot of people frustrated.
AuntieT / Adult traveler Anacortes, WA / Posted on July 23, 2018
Could be better
The trip was overall interesting and there was plenty of time in Dublin to explore the city on our own and sight see. However, our stay at Maynooth was a little rough. There were other tour groups there who were very loud late at night when we were trying to sleep. Also, when traveling to Belfast it was a very long day on the bus, we had a lot of long days on the bus which id personally rather have less of. Our tour director was very inappropriate. She didn’t schedule well and we were often too early or too late. She was also very politically opinionated and racist. She was rude and treated some of our group members poorly. On our last day in Scotland, she made leaving more difficult even after we heard the news of our flight being delayed. She purposely canceled the representative of EF to take us to the airport that morning so she could make the money that day. Overall, she was a poor tour director and if we had a different tour director, the trip could’ve been a lot better. Overall, there were great views and the free time was the best. I’d recommend that next time there’s better scheduling of activities, free time almost every day of the trip, and a bit more diverse choice of food for dinners.
Anonymous22 / Student traveler Greenville, NC / Posted on July 20, 2018
This trip held many good sights and tours, the only thing I would recommend would be to extend the trip to at least 10 days!
TourLeader / Group leader Jefferson City, MO / Posted on July 18, 2018
Phenomenal European Adventure!
From the cities of Dublin and Edinburgh, to the castles on the outskirts of town, the overall trip in Ireland and Scotland was phenomenal. Even the trip from Northern Ireland to Scotland by ferry was exquisite, it was like being on a cruise ship! Alongside friends, fellow classmates, and teachers, the trip alone (without parents) was nothing devastating. I enjoyed both the different cars not seen at home, and the nicer cars (like Range Rovers and even a Lamborghini). Also, it was nice taking a break from the warmer weather at home, to the cooler weather in Ireland and Scotland. I wouldn't mind taking another trip through EF Tours with my school!
MasterChacho / Student traveler Gilbert, Arizona / Posted on July 17, 2018
My daughter went on her first tour, first long trip away from home, first time overseas. She loved it! Loved her tour guide, the stories, the sites, history and entire experience. It was well worth the price we paid for her to be so inspired.