The Trip to Paris and London with EF Tours went well. There were highs and lows. As a chaperone on the trip I had to keep in mind that the trip is designed for Kids 14- 18. Our accomodations in Paris were terrible. It was in a very bad neighbor hood and the hotel staff were very rude. Our guide did do a great job of getting us into the city and teaching us all about the Metro and making sure were were seeing alot. I loved the bus tour and our guide on the bus tour was amazing. I feel that the amount of walking should be stressed more. I am in good shape and it was even difficult some days for me.
I still had a great time and loved seeing the cities. I did see things and see parts of the city due to the walking that I would have never gone to on my own.. The food was terrible.
The hotels had your basic hotel fair. But the diner spots were not prepared for groups of our size I felt and the one place there were 3 EF Tour groups in one place was dumb. The food was so rushed and was cold. Recommendation. Breakfast at the hotel in the Morning. Lunch places picked for the group and then let everyone go get diner on their own. I loved the train from Paris to London and loved the theater experience in London.
Still got to see great things just some of the side details were difficult. Thank you all in all for a great trip with my daughter an many of the kids from her school
DNA2018 / Adult traveller Bennett, Colorado / Posted on July 14, 2018
The tour director, guides, accommodations, transportation, sites, monuments, visits, and food were all wonderful!!!
Traveler1357 / Adult traveller Montrose, Pennsylvania / Posted on July 03, 2018
Bad tour director and overpriced
I was very disappointed with the amount of money I spent on this trip for my son and I and the quality of food and hotels we stayed in. Also are tour director probably wasted 20% of our trip by being unorganized.
Linz1 / Student traveller Hallsville MO / Posted on July 02, 2018
Consider myself lucky to have experienced this tour.
Moonkey / Student traveller Orlando / Posted on June 30, 2018
Our tour director was awesome. He showed us everything he could and gave us an in-depth description on what buildings were. I learned more about the history of Paris and London on this trip and was very excited. I’m excited to sign up for another trip.
Megz18 / Student traveller Norton, Ohio / Posted on June 19, 2018
It was ok
There was a lot of walking on this trip. We walked over 50 miles in 6 days. Some of the things we saw on the walking tour we also saw on the bus tour the next day. Tour stops were not long enough. We only had about an hour and a half at Windsor castle. Everything felt rushed all the time. The Louvre we only spent about 2 hrs. It felt like we were in trouble if we were a couple minutes late. The group was too big. 40 people. I loved our tour guide. He was awesome but I think the group size was hard to manage. The guy who took us through Stonehenge and Windsor was rather rude and very much a stickler on time. He gave our group of 40 people only 5 min to use the bathroom. 2 people were nearly left out of the tour at Windsor Castle because they went looking for a bathroom and were a minute late to the meeting place. Luckily, they found the group just before going in but it left a strain and anxiety over the whole experience and they did not dare spend any time there for fear of reprimand upon returning late to the bus. The whole tour felt last minute put together and disorganized.
Turista / Adult traveller Topeka, IN / Posted on June 19, 2018
Dinners were very bad
Our tour director was good. Hotels were ok but very far out. Dinners were very bad and not local area food. Very disappointing. Some of the areas were not in good locations kind of scary areas. Found much better and cheaper food for lunches. Went by some great areas with great food to be very disappointed for dinners you could not eat, then had to buy something later or starve. You need to work on this.
Susancolvin / Adult traveller Hudson colorado / Posted on June 18, 2018
Although all the excursions were cancelled even though were told we could sign up the day before, the leader made sure we were all still able to enjoy the trip and experience the city. It made the schedule messy but we still had choices on what we were able to do.
Brej / Student traveller Winchester, ky / Posted on June 18, 2018
hurry up now wait now hurry up
I want to know how kids beteeen the ages of 14 to 17 can drink in the bar?
hike / Parent Jupiter FL / Posted on June 17, 2018
The trip was all around awesome but the hotel that we stayed in in Paris had horrible service because my room had no pillows or towels for me and I asked the Front desk for them then two days later when my group leader asked for the items I finally got but that was the last night in that hotel. Also my tour leader was funny and awesome. I would do it again but I would go down to the front desk if there is something missing from my room and if it doesn’t show up in one hour then I would go back down.
ItsTJ / Student traveller Loveland Colorado / Posted on June 15, 2018