I could never express enough how amazing this tour was. The experience I received and the places and things I got to see were absolutely life changing. It was something that I could never forget, down to small details. Getting to travel with people from my own school was a great time too, I became close with people I didn't think I would and sharing that experience with people from home made it that much better. I really don't have anything negative to say about the tour, aside from things that were not EF's fault, but things I just weren't prepared for, like I didn't know the amount of bus riding we would do, but it wasn't an issue. Overall this tour was the most amazing experience of my entire life, and the price is so beyond worth it for what you get. The trip pays for itself tenfold. Thank you EF for such a life changing trip!
sunshine22 / Student traveler Port Charlotte, FL / Posted on June 11, 2014
A World Away!
I went on a 14 day trip to Spain, France, and Italy this past June. This tour was remarkable in every way imaginable. From the peaceful morning in the French Riviera to the buzzing streets of Rome, my heart was pounding non-stop from excitement. There is literally something for everyone on this trip, it is just up to you whether or not you will venture to find it. I found beauty in the outlying areas of each city we were in. This is where the natural world would creep upon something so ancient and give it a sense of rebirth. The food was worth the trip in of itself. If you plan on going to Florence I would highly recommend that you bring loose fitting pants because I ate three meals in one sitting. The staff everywhere we went was extremely helpful and deeply immersed in the local culture in order to forge a true bond with our destinations. As far as any monetary concerns, keep in mind there are always opportunities that come up that will cost money. These are not required, but if you think that you would like to do some individual exploring away from your group there will be a price tag. I love photography and was able to capture some of the best pictures of my life on this trip (some of which I have attached). Overall, as long as you are with a close-knit group, your experience will be amazing because these unique cultures teach you so much. I would highly recommend this trip to everyone!!!
Joseph2233 / Student traveler Kansas City, Missouri / Posted on September 26, 2017
The trip was filled with great excitement, wonderful places to see, and a very good host. There are two things I would change about the tour. The first is that I felt that there was too much free time that seemed to be geared towards shopping and spending money. I would have rather had tours and excursions planned during that time. Second, had I known in advance that I could request my own room at an added expense, I would have done so before embarking on the trip. I did end up getting my own room, which was a life saver!
Danicat / Adult traveler Modesto, Ca / Posted on August 04, 2017
Overall, I enjoyed the trip. The tour guides were extremely knowledgable, personable and fun. They made the trip enjoyable for everyone.
I felt as though more sites should have been included in upfront costs. The trip was very expensive and I felt as though every event and/or site cost should have been covered.
I was extremely disappointed in the accommodations in Italy. I realize Italy is expensive but the hotels were substandard. The temperature was over 100 degrees most days and to have us stay in an old monastery without air was a horrible experience. To make matters worse, the windows did not have screens on them so you had to choose to either sleep sweltering hot or being eaten alive by bugs through the night.
More attention needs to be paid to hotel accommodations.
Ustraveler5 / Adult traveler Norton, OH / Posted on August 02, 2017
Much to see and do
We had a wonderful time. We had a bit too much free time in the beginning of the tour and not enough free time to explore the Almafi coast at the end. Will definitely be back to explore more of Spain and Italy. A few more days on the French Riviera would've been nice. It felt like we were on the bus for most of our French Riviera time.
Srta2017 / Group leader Oakdale, CA / Posted on July 29, 2017
Tremendous Cultural Experience!
Every day was jam packed with culture, from museums and monuments to daily life in Europe. It was the experience I wanted for my students and parents. So many are now certain that they want to study abroad to enable them to return and spend more time in the places we visited. Many new friendships were made among our group members. Our tour director was amazing and facilitated many extra activities for our group.
SpanishSoul / Adult traveler Edmond, Oklahoma / Posted on July 20, 2017
This was an amazing experience! I can hardly wait to go again!!! Our tour director was so informative and eager to answer questions. He also went above and beyond to fill the request of the group. We saw so many sights, more than I expected. Each guide was knowledgeable. My daughter has already asked to sign up for a trip next year.
EmmyLouise / Adult traveler Seminole, FL / Posted on July 19, 2017
Great tour! The tour director was well prepared and professional, as well as thoughtful and accommodating. Would have liked the restaurants that were the scheduled stops to have more localized food (e.g. served french fries with salad in Rome - was hoping for more authentic Italian food). Overall, wonderful trip! A trip of a lifetime!
Mom2017 / Adult traveler Posted on July 14, 2017
So many carbs. So much fun
This trip was amazing. It was tiring and physically painful at times but was well worth it.
Mittens / Student traveler Lehighton, PA / Posted on July 11, 2017
Trip of a lifetime
Overall great experience. Super glad I got to go on this tour !!!! The sights were amazing and we covered a lot of ground and really got to see a lot of famous landmarks
chantilly / Student traveler Posted on July 11, 2017