The tour was loaded with activities. To fill free time, I had sent some ideas to our tour director, and she did a great job helping us get to as many of them as possible.
The hotels were too far out of town, but they were clean and comfortable, and the breakfasts were satisfying.
Every student left Europe with happy memories, and many were torn between wanting to see mom and dad and wanting to stay longer.
I will absolutely be choosing this tour again.
MadameS / Group leader Dunkirk, NY / Posted on April 28, 2019
Wonderful fast paced trip
The trip was really good. Please understand going into this that it is an educational trip. It is fast paced. This is not a vacation. There is very little down time to relax. You will get to see a lot of the City. The hotels and food are average. You get what you pay for. I was pleased with how much we saw during the ten days.
Spartan100 / Adult traveller Posted on April 03, 2019
Life with Queen Emma
I just came back from a 9 day experience in London/Paris with EF tours, and must I say, it was phenomenal. Our tour guide was excellent, although she lead the tour group quite briskly during our stay in London. I did not like the hotel we stayed at in London, but I understand that's more of a decision on my teachers part than EF's. Seeing many different things in London really opened up my mind. I did not like the rushing from place to place, but other than that my experience was quite lovely. Paris was absolutely magical, it surpassed all my expectations. I think that the pace of the tour in Paris was much more enjoyable. We were given more free time and were not rushed around the city. Overall, I loved the tour and it opened my eyes to many different things that I would not have otherwise experienced.
Hokupaa / Student traveller Honolulu, Hawai'i / Posted on March 31, 2019
Once in a lifetime experien
I thought the trip was very good and enjoyable.
JRD2533 / Student traveller Stafford, VA / Posted on July 29, 2018
This trip was the experience of a lifetime and EF did an amazing job of organizing the trip and being prepared. They also managed to do it for a reasonable price to me. Thank you EF!
Joop / Student traveller Milford, Ohio / Posted on July 20, 2018
Great experience but very disorganized
I had an amazing time, but we were placed with another group that made us continually late, made us move hotels, and caused us to miss or be extremely late for several dinner reservations, trains, and our scheduled tour to visit Windsor castle. EF ended up losing our train tickets causing us to be stranded in St. Pancras train station for 6 hours, but our tour guide handled it with class and paid for new tickets out of pocket because EF didn’t send money in time. All in all, the opportunity to visit Europe was amazing, but it was very poorly scheduled. We had 4 hours between seeing a play that ended at 11:00pm to pack, sleep, and shower before waking up at 3:00am to catch a train we ended up not being able to take because EF had lost our tickets. But I do understand that unexpected thing happen while traveling, and I, overall, had an amazing experience that would have been better had things run more smoothly.
Shotty / Student traveller Murfreesboro, TN / Posted on July 06, 2018
Good time, but......
My trip to London and Paris was fun, however, the hotel that we were given in London was horrible. So much so, that we were moved after one night because of all the complaints.
Activities were not very well thought out. Most were far apart, leaving little time to travel from one location to another, often forcing us to arrive late, even missing dinner one night.
guitar / Student traveller Odenton, MD. / Posted on July 06, 2018
Our London & Paris trip was plagued by poor planning and lousy communications on the part of EF Tours.
Communications prior to the trip from EF Tours regarding basic travel information (flights, hotels) was unacceptably slow (weeks between questions being asked and getting answers). Insufficient time scheduled between connecting international flights, compounded by the inability of travelers to get assistance from EF tours to reschedule flights outside of normal working hours led to our part of the overall group sitting in air terminals for two straight days, and worse, loss of a complete day in London.
A group of 24 was combined with two smaller groups for a group of about 48, which was far too many people to easily manage.
The group had to be moved from the first hotel outside of London because of health and safety concerns; the group would not have been moved if parents and chaperones had not loudly complained. The London part of the tour was over-scheduled and did not account for the congestion of the London transportation network and travel time from the hotel when setting appointment times. No free time was scheduled in London. A late-night theater event (returning to the hotel after midnight by public transportation, followed by a 15 minute walk along a busy main road) was scheduled when a 4 am departure was also scheduled for the next morning (to get on a train for which the tickets were missing!) Poor communications within EF tours lead to the Chunnel train tickets being sent to the wrong hotel, causing the group to miss that train and to miss most of a day in Paris. The group was not made aware of any problem until well after arrival at the international train station. This incident drew the attention of train station security, wondering why the large group was loitering for hours in the busy station. No one at EF Tours offices was available to help until way after 9 in the morning. Arrangements for the Versailles tour and transportation were not made until the night before, presumably because of the earlier chaos, but Paris was otherwise calmer and smoother than London. The London & Paris guide did the best he could, but he had too many barriers and challenges to overcome.
London and Paris are great destinations. It's a shame the first foreign travel experience for the children had to be tainted by so many problems.
AnotherDisappointedParent / Adult traveller Posted on July 05, 2018
Even though we walked non-stop...I loved it! Loved the castles! Great tour director & great tour guides. Informative & fun. Saw so many amazing cathedrals.
Brette / Adult traveller Posted on May 04, 2018
Great experience great tour guide. Can’t wait for my next tour
Happytavelor / Adult traveller Columbia, Kentucky / Posted on May 01, 2018