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Average Rating: (4.4 5)
171 Paris, the Loire and the Riviera
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  1. Best experience of my life to date!

    This trip was the perfect balance of structured activities and free time. I felt that my group had a great amount of time to explore and enjoy each location on our own. The views were spectacular, and it was incredible seeing so many iconic landmarks. One day, we had a 7-hour bus ride, so our tour director took us on an impromptu extension to visit an inactive volcano in order to split up the long ride. I just thought that it was a great touch. I implore you to add on the Normandy extension—it was one of the most humbling experiences of my life. If you're a history nerd like me, you'll love this extension. The food was great for the most part (one or two dinners flopped for me but overall it was great). I also enjoyed each hotel we stayed in very much. I would 100% recommend this trip to anyone and everyone!
    AshleyAnn567 / Student traveller
    Newnan, Georgia / Posted on March 02, 2018
  2. Wonderful Experience

    Great thanks to EF for an amazing journey to France.We had very professional Tour Director and bus drivers. F and L were simply wonderful. The tours was well planned and executed. We were able to visit all the sites listed in our brochures + more.We hit the road as soon as we landed in Nice. My group had to miss a day because some of my students were sick and tired. We stayed at the hotel. The hotels were clean and the service was impeccable. The three course dinners were ok but smaller in size, compared to the US. Breakfast was very good. We had the choice of fruits, which was awesome at the start of our very busy days. The local guides were very knowledgeable and courteous.
    Gblazu / Group leader
    Dallas, Georgia / Posted on June 20, 2017
  3. Great first trip!

    This was my first time taking students abroad and I was nervous at first, but we had an amazing time. We loved our Tour Director -- he was always prepared, personable, flexible and just an overall amazing asset to our trip. We had to change some activities on the fly due to flooding and he handled it so smoothly that it was almost unnoticeable to the kids. There's no way I could have planned this jam-packed tour myself--we were able to see SO much. The hotels were really nice and clean. The only critique is that the food for dinner can be really repetitive and not large portions, but breakfast was always delicious and I told students ahead of time to expect a smaller, plainer dinner and to make sure to eat a good, larger lunch, as the French do. Other than that, literally everything else about the tour went off without a hitch. Me, the students, and our other adult chaperones couldn't have been more pleased.
    OhioTeach / Group leader
    Columbus, OH / Posted on May 05, 2017
  4. Best Time of My Life

    I could not possibly speak more highly of my experience with EF Tours. The trip was well-organized, our tour director was fantastic, and I wish that I could go back to France everyday! Without a doubt, my experience with EF Tours was one of the happiest times of my life!
    LSR0704 / Student traveller
    Groton, NY / Posted on March 26, 2017
  5. Unforgettable

    My trip experience was incredible. The memories that I have from my EF tours trip are ones I will carry with me for the rest of my life. It wasn't just the fact that I was in another country that made it so incredible but the guides were awesome. They made sure we got the most out of every place we went to. The last night of our trip, our guide took us to a soccer game which was one of the highlights of the trip. EF tours provided me with the chance of a lifetime, and I have nothing but wonderful things to say about them.
    Mand / Student traveller
    Lumby, British Columbia / Posted on December 02, 2010
  6. Unforgettable Experience

    My daughter took this tour and came back with a more mature outlook about the world. Although we love where we live there is nothing like travel to open your eyes to the many aspects that set us apart and link us together in the world. An appreciation for others and tolerance of differences is a great outcome from seeing different parts of the world. I would recommend that any parent, given the opportunity, allow their child this experience.
    Homestead / Parent
    Lumby, British Columbia / Posted on December 02, 2010
  7. Great way to see France!

    Your guide was great and kept us on track to cover set itinerary. Got to see a lot of France in the 9 days.
    Frugal / Adult traveller
    CA / Posted on June 25, 2018
  8. Beautiful France!!!

    One of the most amazing tours I've experienced!
    French89 / Group leader
    Jerome, ID / Posted on June 24, 2018
  9. once in a lifetime!

    I really enjoyed the overall experience, I thought it was perfect for my first international vacation, because I did not have to worry about planning or coordinating anything. I do wish I had a bit more flexibility or down time, just so I could slow down and appreciate things. Overall I had a great time and would love to travel again.
    John1234 / Student traveller
    Durham / Posted on June 22, 2018
  10. Unimaginable

    The trip was great.

    However, very disappointed that Versailles was canceled just days before departure. Weak explanation which should have been relayed at reservation time.

    First bus driver for the week was fantastic. The other two for just the day were terrible. First, more than an hour late, then a no show for the airport shuttle, second was on his phone talking and texting while driving - very disturbing.

    Hotels and breakfast were better than expected, but evening meals were lacking. EF tour guide was the best ever!!! Very knowledgeable about History and sites as well as other aspects of the country. Very likable. The trip was prepared for maximum education and enjoyment at an affordable price.

    Thank you, well done!
    1oldlady / Adult traveller
    Jerome, Idaho / Posted on June 18, 2018

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