Custom Tours & Trips 2020

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Trip Type Trip Type Group Tour Groups are between 25-60 people, typically ~30-40. Usually there will be many opportunities to split off and enjoy meals and excursions in smaller groups. This is the most economical way to travel, saving up to 40% versus booking the same itinerary yourself.
Small Group Tour Small groups are usually defined as between 10 and 24 travelers, often less. If you're the kind of person who enjoys more intimate experiences and personal service this is a good choice. All else being equal you will pay a premium for this style vs a larger group tour.
River Cruise These vessels are smaller than most ocean cruisers, limiting which amenties are available. Passenger counts can vary. One of the biggest advantages of a river cruise is the ability to dock at smaller ports and local villages.
Small Ship Cruise Small ship cruises usually have a max passenger count of 500. The primary purpose of these trips is to spend time off the vessel in local ports (e.g. Mediterranean) or experiencing nature (e.g Galapagos or Antarctica). Cabins can vary from budget to luxury.
Private Guided Private tours give you the undivided attention of a guide, and often involve special access to sites and unique experiences not available to larger groups. This is a great option for families, couples, and small friend groups. Expect to pay a bit more for the extra service.
Self Guided / Independent Tour A travel company plans your itinerary and arranges all the logistics including lodging, local activities, and transportantion. You have the flexibility of a solo trip while still getting the convience and time savings of expert planning. Get 90% of the benefits of a tour, without a guide.
Vacation / Holiday Package Similar to a self guided tour, this usually involves a home base, such as a hotel or resort, with packaged activities and day tours as a part of the stay.
Large Ship Cruise This is the "floating city" experience, with multiple ways to enjoy your vacation aboard the ship as much as on land. Ships are multiple floors, provide several activities, culinary, and shopping options. They often make fewer stops and have less time available for shore excursions.

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Lodging Level Lodging Level Camping Typically involves most nights sleeping in tents (sometimes permanent tented sites) or in rustic cabins and lodges.
Basic - 2 star You'll stay in no-frills, but clean and comfortable, hotels or guesthouses. A 'Basic' trip might also involve a few nights of camping.
Value - 3 star Mid-range budget with accommodations ranging from comfortable lodges, guesthouses, and homestays to three star hotels.
Premium - 4 star 3 to 4 star western hotel equivalents. While not all lodging will be 'luxury' they will be quite comfortable by western standards.
Luxury - 5 star The highest level of comfort and service. All accomodations are in four or five star hotels, boutique lodges or high-end homestays.

Physical Level Physical Level Very Easy Minimal walking - motor vehicles available for all major parts of trip.
Easy Normal generally flat walking in urban or suburban environments.
Moderate Walking or physical activity half to most of day - no carrying equipment.
Strenuous All or most of day hiking or biking, hills included.
Extreme Very challenging all day hiking and backpacking carrying significant equipment.

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Travel Style Travel Style Relaxed A lot of free time, with very few inclusions. Ideal for independent and/or low-key travelers and cruisers.
Full on For those looking to maximize their sight seeing time. You thrive on a packed day’s schedule from 8 am to 6pm, with some (but limited) free time. Most activities and meals included.
Mixed You will have solid amounts of both free time and structured time with some activities and meals included.

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Scottish B&B Vacation with Edinburgh

7 days
$ 1,677
Travel Style : A lot of free time, with very few inclusions. Ideal for independent and/or low-key travelers and cruisers. Relaxed
Physical Level : Some walking over short or flat distances. Some trips may include cycling options. Some are wheelchair friendly (check for individual trips). Some cruises. Easy
Lodging Level : Mid-range budget with accommodations ranging from comfortable lodges, guesthouses, and homestays to three star hotels. Value (3*)
Highlights
  • Visit Edinburgh's famous castle which is built atop a volcano.
  • Treat yourself to a pint in Scotland's oldest pub, the Sheep Heid Inn at Edinburgh.
  • Go on a hunt for "Nessie," Loch Ness' most famous inhabitant.
  • Consider making a stop in Glasgow, where you'll find an overabundance of museums, art galleries, theaters, and more!
  • There are over 2,000 castles in Scotland, see how many you can visit!
Visits:
Edinburgh, Glasgow, Loch Ness, National Museum of Scotland, Palace of Holyroodhouse, Stirling Castle, Scotland, United Kingdom
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Royal Edinburgh

5 days
$ 2,250
Travel Style : A lot of free time, with very few inclusions. Ideal for independent and/or low-key travelers and cruisers. Relaxed
Physical Level : Some walking over short or flat distances. Some trips may include cycling options. Some are wheelchair friendly (check for individual trips). Some cruises. Easy
Lodging Level : Mid-range budget with accommodations ranging from comfortable lodges, guesthouses, and homestays to three star hotels. Value (3*)
Highlights
  • Skip-the-line access to some of Edinburgh's most popular attractions will make you feel like royalty!
  • Take a swing while vising St Andrews, the home of golf.
  • Explore the picturesque fishing villages of Fife on your guided tour.
  • Visit Edinburgh's famous castle which is built atop a volcano.
  • Experience true opulence with a visit to the royal highlights of Edinburgh.
Visits:
Edinburgh, National Museum of Scotland, Palace of Holyroodhouse, Scotland, United Kingdom
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Danube Waltz

Viking River Cruises
Premier
Has very high quality customer experiences and demonstrated commitment to responsible travel practices. read more
8 days
$ 212 / day
$ 1,699
Travel Style : A lot of free time, with very few inclusions. Ideal for independent and/or low-key travelers and cruisers. Relaxed
Physical Level : Some walking over short or flat distances. Some trips may include cycling options. Some are wheelchair friendly (check for individual trips). Some cruises. Easy
Lodging Level : 3 to 4 star western hotel equivalents. While not all lodging will be 'luxury' they will be quite comfortable by western standards. Comfort (4*)
Highlights
  • Enjoy the fascinating river cruises across Danube.
  • Opportunity to visit 4 UNESCO World Heritage Sites
  • Explore Hungary
  • Experience a tour to Bratislava and See attractions like the medieval Town Hall
  • Visit to Český Krumlov, a UNESCO World Heritage Site
  • Discover Passau
Visits:
Bratislava, Budapest, Český Krumlov, Vienna, Austria, Germany, Hungary, Slovakia
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8 Day Independent Irish Spirit

7 days
$ 92 / day
$ 642
Travel Style : A lot of free time, with very few inclusions. Ideal for independent and/or low-key travelers and cruisers. Relaxed
Physical Level : Some walking over short or flat distances. Some trips may include cycling options. Some are wheelchair friendly (check for individual trips). Some cruises. Easy
Lodging Level : 3 to 4 star western hotel equivalents. While not all lodging will be 'luxury' they will be quite comfortable by western standards. Comfort (4*)
Highlights
  • Explore Connemara, a region of unspoiled open scenery with misty mountains and sparkling lakes
  • Pleasant two-hight Stays in Killarney & Galway
  • Enjoy Independent Dublin tour
  • You have opportunity to create your own daily Itinerary
  • Visits Cobh Heritage Centre, Titanic Experience and Blarney Castle
Visits:
Dingle Peninsula, Dublin, Galway, Killarney National Park, Ireland, United Kingdom
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Italy By Rail
Self-guided / Independent Tour
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Italy By Rail

7 days
$ 243 / day
$ 1,699
Travel Style : A lot of free time, with very few inclusions. Ideal for independent and/or low-key travelers and cruisers. Relaxed
Physical Level : Some walking over short or flat distances. Some trips may include cycling options. Some are wheelchair friendly (check for individual trips). Some cruises. Easy
Lodging Level : 3 to 4 star western hotel equivalents. While not all lodging will be 'luxury' they will be quite comfortable by western standards. Comfort (4*)
Highlights
  • Sit back and enjoy the beauty of Tuscany… State-of-the-art, high-speed Italo trains promise stress-free travel and more time to enjoy these cities.
  • Our expert guide will whisk you past the ticket lines for faster priority access at select sites and museums including the Roman Colosseum, Sistine Chapel, Uffizi Gallery in Florence and the Doge’s Palace in Venice.
  • Our friendly resident staff will enhance your holiday with their attentive, expert service whenever you need it.
  • With our signature flexibility, you can add extra nights in any city... or even do this trip in reverse!
Visits:
Colosseum, Florence, Forum, Leaning Tower of Pisa, Rome, Siena, Sistine Chapel, Vatican Museum, Venice, Italy
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Berlin & Bavaria highlights

Audley Travel
Preferred
Has very high quality customer experiences and demonstrated commitment to responsible travel practices. read more
9 days
$ 756 / day
$ 6,805
Travel Style : You will have solid amounts of both free time and structured time with some activities and meals included. Mixed
Physical Level : Some walking over short or flat distances. Some trips may include cycling options. Some are wheelchair friendly (check for individual trips). Some cruises. Easy
Lodging Level : Mid-range budget with accommodations ranging from comfortable lodges, guesthouses, and homestays to three star hotels. Value (3*)
Highlights
  • Tour the mountaintop castle of Neuschwanstein.
  • Wander cobblestone streets in storybook Bavarian towns.
  • Explore the varied architecture and lively art scene in Berlin.
  • Learn about Dresden’s turbulent history and rebirth.
  • Stroll along Munich’s fashionable Maximilianstrasse.
Visits:
Bavaria, Berlin, Dresden, Munich, Neuschwanstein Castle, Germany
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South Australia's Wine & Outback self-drive

Audley Travel
Preferred
Has very high quality customer experiences and demonstrated commitment to responsible travel practices. read more
14 days
$ 5,328
Travel Style : For those looking to maximize their sight seeing time. You thrive on a packed day’s schedule from 8 am to 6pm, with some (but limited) free time. Most activities and meals included. Full on
Physical Level : Some walking over short or flat distances. Some trips may include cycling options. Some are wheelchair friendly (check for individual trips). Some cruises. Easy
Lodging Level : Mid-range budget with accommodations ranging from comfortable lodges, guesthouses, and homestays to three star hotels. Value (3*)
Visits:
Adelaide, Australia
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Seascape Discovery - Havana & Varadero

6 days
$ 850 / day
$ 5,100
Travel Style : You will have solid amounts of both free time and structured time with some activities and meals included. Mixed
Physical Level : Some walking over short or flat distances. Some trips may include cycling options. Some are wheelchair friendly (check for individual trips). Some cruises. Easy
Lodging Level : Mid-range budget with accommodations ranging from comfortable lodges, guesthouses, and homestays to three star hotels. Value (3*)
Highlights
  • Panoramic overview of Havana
  • Montalván Art Gallery and Studio
  • Old Havana historic center
  • Santo Angel Neighborhood
  • Arte Corte & Jose Fuster Community Projects (artists)
  • Las Tres Monedas
  • Panoramic tour of Havana by antique car
  • University of Havana
  • Habana Compas Dance Group rehearsal in Marianao
  • Kamil Bullaudey Art Studio
  • Angeles del Futuro Community Project
  • (teaches children acrobatics for Cuban circus)
  • Matanzas - Music and Art school
  • Plaza de la Libertad- Matanzas Main Square
  • AfroAtenas Community Project
  • Panoramic tour of Varadero
  • Varadero-cultural exchange with the Danzon Club
  • Local craft market
  • Casa Dupont (rum and cigar tasting)
Visits:
Havana, Miami, Cuba
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Antarctic Explorer: Argentina & the Antarctic tour
Group Tour
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Antarctic Explorer: Argentina & the Antarctic

12 days
$ 833 / day
$ 9,995
Travel Style : For those looking to maximize their sight seeing time. You thrive on a packed day’s schedule from 8 am to 6pm, with some (but limited) free time. Most activities and meals included. Full on
Physical Level : Some walking over short or flat distances. Some trips may include cycling options. Some are wheelchair friendly (check for individual trips). Some cruises. Easy
Lodging Level : The highest level of comfort and service. All accomodations are in four or five star hotels, boutique lodges or high-end homestays. Luxury (5*)
Highlights
  • Set foot on the Seventh Continent with this perfect introductory voyage for first-time visitors to Antarctica
  • Conquer the infamous Drake Passage
  • Venture aboard our specially designed, ice-strengthened and all-suites ship, the Sea Spirit
  • Learn about the environment and wildlife from onboard lecturers and specialists
  • Witness the abundant wildlife: penguins, seals, whales and more!
  • Explore the highlights of the Antarctic Peninsula
  • Adventure options include kayaking, camping and snowshoeing
  • Daily Zodiac cruises and shore landings reveal Antarctica's beauty
Visits:
Galapagos, Patagonia, Ushuaia, Argentina
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WorldStrides Oxbridge Academic Company Reviews

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Travel Style : For those looking to maximize their sight seeing time. You thrive on a packed day’s schedule from 8 am to 6pm, with some (but limited) free time. Most activities and meals included. Full on
Physical Level : Minimal walking. Motor vehicles for all major parts of trip. Wheelchair friendly (check for individual trips). Most cruises. Very Easy
Lodging Level : Mid-range budget with accommodations ranging from comfortable lodges, guesthouses, and homestays to three star hotels. Value (3*)
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WorldStrides Explorica Company Reviews

0 days
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Travel Style : For those looking to maximize their sight seeing time. You thrive on a packed day’s schedule from 8 am to 6pm, with some (but limited) free time. Most activities and meals included. Full on
Physical Level : Minimal walking. Motor vehicles for all major parts of trip. Wheelchair friendly (check for individual trips). Most cruises. Very Easy
Lodging Level : Mid-range budget with accommodations ranging from comfortable lodges, guesthouses, and homestays to three star hotels. Value (3*)
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Top Custom Experiences

Relaxing in Thailand in the knowledge that if you need assistance, your tour agency has representatives in Bangkok

Watching your children with pride as they tackle a hiking trail in New Zealand that your tour agency suggested was family-friendly

Sipping a cappuccino in a small Italian village that you would never have known about without your tour agency’s regional expertise

The fun of helping to plan your trip without having to sweat the details

Spending your honeymoon on an African safari with just the two of you, your guide, and a parade of elephants and giraffes

Touring the Sapa region in Northeast Vietnam that offers a traditional view into many of Vietnam’s ethnic tribes, such as the Hmong, as well as touring the meticulously maintained rice terraces

Riding horseback alongside local gauchos through ancient Lenga forests

 

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Ann
Recommends

Pre-Trip Experience

5.0
  • Value 5.0
  • Guide 5.0
  • Activities 5.0
  • Lodging 5.0
  • Transportation 5.0
  • Meals 5.0

I have been promoted as the head of the tour of my school and EF Tours has been amazing with the process so far. Any questions I have, have been answered in a timely manner. My rep has been available for extra explanation if I need it. They have guided us through the process with ease and I feel very taken care of so far. The payment options are great for travelers, the website is easy to navigate. Our trip is not until the Summer of 2022 but we are looking forward to it!

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Operator EF Educational Tours
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Annette Harnish
Recommends

I have been on 3 EF Tours

4.0
  • Value 4.0
  • Guide 4.0
  • Activities 4.0
  • Lodging 4.0
  • Transportation 4.0
  • Meals 4.0

I have been on 3 EF Tours. The tours are amazing. Everything is done for the group, flights, busing and any other needed transportation, accommodations, meals, site seeing, tour guide and more.

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Operator EF Educational Tours
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Jane Diggs
Does Not Recommend

My daughter is on a trip to Hawaii…

1.0
  • Value 1.0
  • Guide 1.0
  • Activities 1.0
  • Lodging 1.0
  • Transportation 1.0
  • Meals 1.0

My daughter is on a trip to Hawaii right now. She was supposed to go to Europe, but we stuck it out. Instead of texting me how wonderful it is, she is bored out of her ever loving mind. More to come....We will see what day 4 has to offer. I know that right now she is supposed to be cleaning a fish pond next to a dumpy picnic site!! Her luau has been cancelled on day 5. Hmmm....any explanation as to why?? No luau? In Hawaii? We were supposed to be in Italy and France and we get this??!!

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Operator EF Educational Tours
DG
Danielle Goral
Does Not Recommend

This company has the WORST customer…

2.0
  • Value 2.0
  • Guide 2.0
  • Activities 2.0
  • Lodging 2.0
  • Transportation 2.0
  • Meals 2.0

This company has the WORST customer service. They don’t answer phones for hours if you have a quest. As a parent you don’t have online account so you can’t call and ask questions. If you sending you previous kids there I would think twice. They are severely under staffed

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Operator EF Educational Tours
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Marco Pappalardo
Recommends

Comparing EF and other Tour Operators. Choosing EF x3

5.0
  • Value 5.0
  • Guide 5.0
  • Activities 5.0
  • Lodging 5.0
  • Transportation 5.0
  • Meals 5.0

Hi I am Marco and I have been for my first summer trip abroad to study with a company different of EF. At that time I was happy for sure but the organization wasn’t really good at all. Then I decided to go in Cambridge with EF. I found out for sure that Not all Languages School has their private staff, school,school+dormitory like college, and EF has it.
Most of the EF’school are opened the entire year and the staff teacher dormitory are owned by EF, so you don’t have random teacher but you have qualified teacher that work with EF the entire year and not occasionally.
My experience in Cambridge was wonderful, staff was very available with me for every single things.I met a lot of people and they alway try to not put together people with same nationalities. I had an accident and I went to the hospital with a one of the staff of EF and she helped me a lot.
I decided to go in Toronto with Ef in a very beautiful American School (owned by EF)and then in Nice France recently.
I can’t say other words than “wonderful”. I will be always glad to EF for my languages improvements and to let me meet a lot of people that became friend of mine even after years!
I hope you can try the same feeling I had when I was in every of my trip with EF.
They make you feel home and do not want come in your real home!

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Operator EF Educational Tours
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Hajka
Does Not Recommend

My daughter trip to Sydney Australia …

1.0
  • Value 1.0
  • Guide 1.0
  • Activities 1.0
  • Lodging 1.0
  • Transportation 1.0
  • Meals 1.0

My daughter trip to Sydney Australia tour was canceled due to COVID, and the school notified me that there is a cancellation fee of $350. I did not cancel the trip; they did! Took while to get the money back and they were unprofessional when you are able to talk to them
EF Tours is a terrible company, and shame on them for doing this to innocent children and parents.

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Operator EF Educational Tours

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