The tour was outstanding. From arrival in Auckland to our departure in Sydney, everything was extremely well organised and a great experience for the students. Our tour guide, was nothing short of exceptional and went above and beyond on numerous occasions. He was awesome wth the kids and the other chaperones. It was like travelling with a mate.
The adventure activities in New Zealand were unreal, although quite pricey. People should be prepared for that cost, but highly entertaining. The modifications that our Tour Guide help is do, were seamless and extremely well suited to our group. For that we were truly grateful that we could build on the itinerary to better suit our group.
Hotel accommodations were great and well situated to all the events we did. Travel was easy form al fo these destinations. While all the provided meals catered really well for the students. For the health conscious adult they were a little carb heavy....lots of pastas and pizzas.....but that is such a little thing.
All in all, absolute beauty of a trip. Being a native of our destination, I was thoroughly impressed with what we covered, saw and experienced.
Would definitely take a group back again.
Skippy13 / Group leader Sudbury, ON / Posted on March 26, 2019
It was AMAZING! Countries were beautiful. Our tour guide AND bus drivers were so personable and informative. We were a small group paired with a larger one and got along like one big family. Would have liked to have eaten more "country like" food, but what we did eat was delicious.
TebEd / Adult traveller Hooks, Texas / Posted on August 07, 2018
Great Experience !
Overall great experience ! very nice hotel rooms very clean and everything. it really is a great trip to experience! loved everything!!!!
HuskyLover / Student traveller Sacramento, CA / Posted on August 01, 2018
Trip of a life time
My husband and I had the most amazing time on our trip! We not only vacationed to relax but also learned so much about another small portion of the world. We can not wait for our next adventure.
/ Adult traveller Fresno, California / Posted on July 30, 2018
Trip of a lifetime!
Every day we saw something spectacular - things I would never have seen on an independent trip.
HadFun / Student traveller Pennsylvania / Posted on July 28, 2018
Best Trip Ever
My son says thank you for connecting his school with the Pennsylvania school! Without all those kids, the trip would have been a dud. He spent the entire time with the 5 other boys that went and they had more fun then they could have ever hoped for.
Very impressed with the whole experience and will indeed recommend to others. Keep in mind 3 kids from one school would have been a total bore. The more the merrier, for sure!
Thebumblebeelady / Student traveller Moreno Valley, CA / Posted on July 26, 2018
Trip of a Lifetime
This trip was an incredible experience that I am so glad I participated in. The tour guide my group had was very knowledgable in both New Zealand culture and history as well as that of Australia which was nice. I will say I think more time should've been spent in Auckland than we were given. I do not think three days in Rotorua was needed but it was still a fun time. For future groups though maybe do one less day there and more in Auckland. I loved all of Australia as well. We pet Kngaroos at the zoo, fed parrots that landed on our heads, saw Dingos and learned how to surf and those were but a few things we did that we loved. I am so glad I went on this trip and I think anyone else looking for a fun adventure should do this trip!
Sillywhim / Student traveller Blue Bell, PA / Posted on July 26, 2018
Ready to go back!
I absolutely loved this tour and our tour guide. She was very informative and knowledgeable of her surroundings and the cities we visited. There’s we’re tons of activities. A few activities felt rushed and we didn’t have time To complete them or get the full experience of them. And one in particular, we did the zoo experience first by ourselves and then had a tour with a guide of the zoo. It should have been the other way around.
Frizz / Adult traveller Bismarck, Arkansas / Posted on July 18, 2018
Trip of a lifetime!
My daughter LOVED her experience - she refers to it as 'a trip of a lifetime'!
KJ104 / Student traveller Baltimore, MD / Posted on July 11, 2018
a couple of recommendations:
1 / have EF staff schedule a personal zoo tour at the beginning of the day instead of the end. We roamed all as much as we could & during the tour some of the same exhibits were repeated. This would avoid duplicates.
2 / consider minimizing bus travels during 1 day....we rode 2.5 hours ...break...then rode 2.5 more...that afternoon...1 hour & then another hour...too much bus riding in one day...be mindful of your travelers...enough is enough
3 / overall - fabulous career
renea / Adult traveller McKinney, TX / Posted on July 10, 2018