As someone who has done a lot of individual travelling to Europe, I have to say that this tour has been one of the best experiences I've had!
Our tour guide made it spectacular with his knowledge and kept everything moving so smoothly.
Its a jam packed itinerary that involves a lot of walking but its worth the reward for all of the amazing sights you get to see - and our tour guide gave us some amazing suggestions for free time.
All of the hotels were accommodating and offered good breakfast that made sure we were fueled for the day.
Only one hotel wasn't great and that was the one in Granada, but it was a trade off for getting to stay inside the city center.
All of the optional excursions were worth it, my group was originally signed up for Toledo - which I wish we had kept because the 3rd day in Madrid was 1 too many! However, we did not see some of the other museums, or the Real Madrid stadium - all of which were things that could have filled the last day.
Highly recommend this tour and the guide we had!
MLove / Adult traveller Burleson, Texas / Posted on July 21, 2019
Overall Great Trip
The children learned and saw a lot of historical and interesting places. Highlights were the Palace and Prado Museum in Madrid, Scavenger Hunt in Granada, Gilbraltor overall and the Flamenco Show. The zipline event and Alhambra were underwhelming. Time in Selville was entirely too short and the trip was rushed. Two areas of improvement: meals were not ideal for children and most didn't eat. Buffet options are better as children can pick what they like to eat. Walking at lengths to reach a meeting point is not ideal. Overall the trip was a good experience.
Romania / Adult traveller Woodstock, CT / Posted on July 16, 2019
Great First trip abroad
My daughter had a great time exploring Spain. She enjoyed the tour guide, the cities, the history, and the ability to practice the language. She and her peers were able to see many great places and learn about the culture.The length of the trip was perfect. Her only criticism was the food. She did not feel that it was very high quality.
WorldTRAV2 / Student traveller Woodstock, CT / Posted on July 08, 2019
This was an amazing trip- every travel aspect was perfect, from the flights to buses to hotel stays. Locations were great and the excursions were fantastic. Students and staff had an epic adventure and learned so much. To be honest , the food was the only drawback of the trip- the food included on the tour was not very good. We all ate it, but it was the same food over and over with no other choices. We found excellent meals on our own.
UnaTia / Adult traveller USA / Posted on July 08, 2019
Great Spanish Enrichment
It was a great tour with my middle school! We were never bored and learned so much! I was able to apply what I learned in spanish class and ate lots of great food. It was not a scary experience going without my parents either.
Bryce3 / Student traveller Cary, NC / Posted on July 05, 2019
A Wonderful Experience!
The Adventure in Spain exceeded our expectations! This was my first tour as a group leader, and I was very impressed with the entire tour. My nine students loved Spain and look forward to returning one day. My students especially liked the tours to Toledo and Gibraltar, and the zambra flamenco show in a cave in Granada. After the flamenco show, a local guide took us to see a stunning sunset on the Alhambra. Our tour director was wonderful! She was knowledgeable, hard-working, and caring. She made sure the restaurants and hotels were aware of my students' food allergies and dietary restrictions. My students made friends with students in the other two groups, and enjoyed meeting students from other parts of the US. We all returned with hundreds of beautiful pictures and memories of Spain and Gibraltar!
Spanish4teacher / Group leader Atlanta, GA / Posted on July 02, 2019
We visited a ton of very beautiful sites and a lot of historical places which appealed to me. We had a bit of an issue because my high school group was put together with a middle school group from across the country. This mix didn’t work too well.
Emma222 / Student traveller Dearborn, MI / Posted on April 12, 2019
Overall, great experience! Spain is a beautiful country with so much history. Learned a lot and felt like we got the chance to see the best of what Spain had to offer.
Mhamm / Adult traveller Dearborn, MI / Posted on April 10, 2019
Had an amazing trip. Did have to switch guides twice cause they didn't know what they were doing. Even missed two outings because of it but over all had a great time! Lots of fun and lots of things to see.
Spain2019leaocss / Student traveller Spain / Posted on April 09, 2019
Wow! What an experience!
I was very impressed with EF tours on my trip to Spain with my daughter and her Spanish Club. The tour director met us at the airport and was with us the whole time. I felt that he absolutely had our best interest at heart. He was from the area surrounding Madrid and knew first hand about the culture and areas that we visited. The kids (11th and 12th graders) LOVED our guide. Every day was spent seeing different sights in Spain. We had an outline of our itinerary ahead of time, but it wasn't so rigid that we felt rushed. There was definitely a lot of walking, and we knew that ahead of time. The only complaint I have would be the food. Dinners were served in local restaurants in a group style where the menu was planned ahead of time, and usually included a soup, meat, and potato or rice. I felt that it was lacking in vegetables, and flavor! Very bland and really almost like cafeteria food. Part of this is because they wanted to avoid foods that people may be commonly allergic to. Other than that, I feel that it is the best experience that my daughter and I could have hoped for.
chaperoneMama / Adult traveller Crystal River, FL / Posted on April 03, 2019