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Once in a lifetime experience!Amazing learning experience, with wonderful local guides, memorable activities, and great site visits. Can’t say enough positive things about the EF support system and organizational efforts. Highlights included the trip to Windsor Castle, Westminster Abbey, the British Museum, and the Tower of London. If you’re considering participating in the City Experience, do it! You won’t regret it. It’ll be something you will remember for the rest of your life!
Well Worth ItThe trip was well worth the experience and value. The opportunities and memories are priceless.
LOVE LOVE LOVE!!!I most definitely enjoyed my journey to Europe. London was the most fabulous place I have ever been to. I enjoyed the Eiffel Tower in Paris and just touring around the city. So much History to one city is unbelievable.
London was lovely!We focused on Healthcare & Nursing. It was a great experience. It was a very good balance between scheduled activities (site seeing and educational) and free time. Everyone in our group got to do what they wanted - ride the London eye, shop, ride a double decker bus, stop at platform 9 3/4 and see a blue police box. Our tour director equipped us with maps and tube directions to make this all possible. The local guides answered all our questions and were very helpful.
Great TripThe tour guides were fantastic, well worth the money. The hotel was as expected: a genuine European experience. While the airlines were great, the timing of the flights was less than optimal: missed most of the first day's tour (no, our flight was not late. It arrived on time).
AMAZING!!So glad I got to experience this opportunity.. I had the best time
LONDONGREAT TOUR GUIDE! THE HOTEL WAS NOT THE BEST, SMELLED AND NOT UP TO PAR.Erin, President of EF College Study Tours
EF College Study Tours
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quite good overallThis review is from our recent trip to London. Many good things occurred on this tour. First, I was very fortunate to have the tour director we had. If I was to go with EF again, I hope he would be available. Organized, courteous, and an overall asset to the trip. The local guides were great as well! I couldn't have asked for better in country people.
The planned excursions were fine. It is hard because you're only there seven days and you could easily spend two full days in the British museum. As far as giving students a taste of some of the attractions, objective met.
The hotel we stayed at was also to my liking. I personally liked the location and it was clean, quiet, and the bar and restaurant was a nice amenity.
For London, please get the Oyster cards and just top them up to whatever is needed for the length of the trip. In the event travels go outside zones 1 and 2, then extensions must be purchased. It isn't a huge hassle but the oyster card is best for London.
We made our connections on time but in the future I would prefer to have a bigger window than 90 minutes on the return to the USA. We were lucky to make it but I can't imagine things will always go so smoothly.
Overall, it was a nice experience and as I mentioned our tour director made a big contribution to that. I would use the hotel again and the trips to Windsor, British Museum, Tower of London are worth keeping. If possible, try to schedule visits other than a Sunday because the crowds a major attractions are just huge. It makes it harder for the local guide to give a talk when the room is just jammed with others.
Enjoyable experienceThe London trip was one of the best trips I have ever been on. I would recommend it to anyone!
In the future I would select a roommate or pay extra for my own room. I would also structure the free time more tightly.
London great, Paris not so muchIt was a really good overall experience. Everything about the London part of the trip was great. Our tour guide was great and very helpful. It wasn't until Paris where I experienced anything negative.
We were supposed to go to Notre Dame second, and the Louvre first. But, our tour guide switched up the order. When we got to the Louvre, we were told to meet back at the entrance at 6:30. We were never told that the museum actually closed at 6, and many exhibits closed at 5:30. We didn't get there until a little before 5, and many of us were unable to see the things we wanted to see because we had such little time. Also, because we weren't even given specifics about the times, my boyfriend and I would have gone to see other things first. But, as it was, we thought we had an additional hour. When we went to see the painting he wanted to see (at 5:30), the whole wing was already blocked off. I feel like that was money wasted.
Also, my vegetarian main course at the included dinner was just a salad. I left the restaurant hungry, and had to go somewhere else to eat. I wish there was at least a little bit of choice with the meals, rather than getting stuck with what you get stuck with. Perhaps arranging for a few main course possibilities and letting students chose between two or three options would be better. That way, people wouldn't leave hungry (or eat something they don't like) because they were given food they don't like, as what happend to my boyfriend.