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108 Artists of France and Spain
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  1. Artists of France and Spain

    An excellent tour. So much to see and do. Students will not be board. The attitude toward some artists were changed when students had full access to their work. Seeing the home of Cezanne, and Dali gave the students so much insight into who they were even though both are very different. The Palais des Papes was a surprise in that it had a great tour concept and allowed students to see both what the palace looks like now and what it would have looked like while in use. The d'Orsey and the Louvre where as wonderful as ever but the Parc Guel was more eventful than I had hoped. Although tired at the end of the tour the students had alot to talk about and showed that they have not and will not forget any of the great sights that were placed before them. Hats off to the tour guides and director!
    MisterS / Group leader
    West Chester, Ohio / Posted on April 06, 2018
  2. Breathtaking

    The Artists of France and Spain Tour was absolutely breathtaking. Standing in front of some of the paintings at the Musee d'Orsay brought many of my group, including myself, to tears. My group did the optional excursion to Monet's Giverny Gardens. Even if you have non-arties in your group, they will appreciate the beauty of the estate. It is gorgeous. I also took the time to familiarize my group with navigating the metro system in Paris. This is something that as a large group you don't really get the hang of as you are just following your Tour Director. I wanted my students to have the courage and understanding of how to find their way. And because we did this, we were able to say late in Paris one night instead of returning to the hotel with our TD and the groups we were with. While we were out, we were able to watch the Eiffel Tower twinkle, which it only does for about 10 minutes each night. It was a special experience that I got to share with my kids. My group also included the Flamenco night in Barcelona. It will definitely give you chills as it was an amazing opportunity to experience true Spanish culture. If you have a chance to join this tour, jump! You will not be disappointed.
    ICTmom / Group leader
    Wichita, Kansas / Posted on August 02, 2017
  3. Absolutely Incredible

    This was the trip of a lifetime. From our first days in Paris to our last day in Barcelona, my group and I had an absolutely amazing time. The food, the people, the art, the buildings, it was all incredible. Our tour director was amazing, who really knew a lot about the places we visited. The days were packed with many activities, but we never seemed tired because the places we visited were so wonderful, and we had so much fun. I would recommend this trip to anyone, because it was unquestionably the best experience I've had. I can't wait to go back to Europe!
    TC1998 / Student traveller
    Keene, NH / Posted on April 23, 2017
  4. Not Just for Art Lovers!

    This tour was amazing! My students, and chaperones all had an incredible time. With 40 kids in tow from across the curriculum in interests, they all found an interest in the great artworks, architecture, sculptures and the cultures of France and Spain. Certainly the Eiffel Tower was a highlight, but so too Monet's gardens in Giverny. In Barcelona the Picasso museum, graffiti bike tour, flamenco dance and a soccer match between the top two Spanish teams were all top contenders as well. For me though, it was the cities of Provence from Medieval castles and Roman ruins, to artists studios and open street markets. A special excursion to the Carrieres de Lumieres which I had requested and our incredible tour director was able to arrange is highly recommended! If I have any grievance it was that the food was disappointing - but we all made up for it by finding wonderful places to have lunch on our own free time.
    AlienM / Group leader
    Newburyport, Massachusetts / Posted on February 28, 2017
  5. Will never forget it!

    The time I spent in France and Spain will stay with me forever. It connected me to the world in a way that I've always dreamed of, and my friends and I were able to have the time of our lives together. We're even all going on another tour together in 2017. What really made the tour experience however, was our tour director. He was able to tailor our experience to us personally, and I could never thank him enough for all that we were able to do and see. I would recommend an EF Tour to everyone as something to do before going to college (or even while you are in college) because I believe that it will help you gain perspective on the world and it's diversity.
    Cams / Student traveller
    Portland, Oregon / Posted on September 18, 2016
  6. Once in a lifetime trip!

    Our trip was incredible! The Tour Director was amazing, hands on, professional, and over the top amazing. I had been apprehensive about international travel with students after reading some less glowing reviews and I am here to testify that EF's tour director handled business left and right! We had our fair share of issues arise (a hurt student and lost passport being the biggest!) and there wasn't a thing that he didn't handle; happily and in stride with the rest of the tour. The saying "people make the company" exists in its truest from in our experience. From the thorough preparations that the dedicated consultant gave to the around the clock kid glove treatment our tour guide offered - EF offers a thoughtful and well designed tour experience making it the company I will always turn to for group travel. Thanks EF!
    Stamps / Group leader
    Paducah KY / Posted on June 20, 2016
  7. Exploring France and Spain

    From the fast pace of Paris to relaxing on the beach in Barcelona, the Artists of France and Spain trip did not disappoint! Interesting artwork and new cultural opportunities were around every corner. I'm ready to travel with EF again!

    I would add that there was way to much free time granted (2 to 4 hours almost every day). One can only walk the streets and pop in & out of shops for so long. Also at least one of our museum visits was canceled due to a strike. I would be nice to have some type of backup activities planned if possible. Our group was left our own to find activities to fill our afternoon.
    IndianaSpanishTeacher / Adult traveller
    Greenfield, Indiana / Posted on July 11, 2018
  8. Artists of France and Spain

    It was an great experience with touring France and Spain with my students! Overall a fun trip with highlights being Eiffel Tower lighting up at night from boat, relaxing in Avignon with night music festival, Dali Museum and the Flamenco Dancers in Barcelona! Museums were wonderful, but it would have been better with a tour guide, not just on our own. Also missing the excursion to Monet's home because there was not enough people signed up and Picasso Museum because of strike was disappointing. The food served to my group in Paris was also a bit disappointing, but improved when visiting Avignon and Barcelona!
    617LITALY / Group leader
    Philadelphia Area / Posted on July 05, 2018
  9. Amazing Experience

    Had a wonderful time. Really enjoyed being able to spend time with my daughter and explore the different sites of France and Spain. Looking forward to the next one in 2020.
    Micki76 / Adult traveller
    Greenfield, IN / Posted on June 30, 2018
  10. Wow

    Was an amazing experience and would do agin. Certainly. Lots to see and do. However the challenges with busing caused less time at some events which was frustrating. Having a ll girls on the trip presented rest room stop challenges. Overall a great trip but the issues with waiting on buses were a disappointment.
    Coolmama / Student traveller
    Uunited states / Posted on June 30, 2018

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