• Great experience but way too fast

    The tour tried to cover too much in too little time.
    The kids where exhausted and did not have time to truly experience the sites or reflect on their meaning. They literally had to run up the Lincoln memorial for a photo to immediately leave for the next site. I would advice for an extra night or for a less ambitious itinerary.
    GBCP / Parent
    Miami, FL / Posted on December 05, 2016
  • Good but expensive for the experience

    My son had a great time, but he had gone on a D.C. field trip with his previous public school (5 days) and it was the same price and same type events with a trip to a theme park in Pennsylvania. All his meals were included (this EF one he had to pay for lunches) and the hotels were actually nicer! He did not go to the National Archives,(which are perhaps more expensive) but it felt as if this was not the same value for the $$ spent. Only 2 nights with EF Tour compared to 4 with previous school, and there was a guide too. He did enjoy it and felt the guides were good.
    momofstudent / Parent
    Miami / Posted on December 05, 2016
  • Nice Trip

    This trip to DC let me learn a lot about the history of US, and the tour guide Rick help me a lot on explaining the history of a memorial, and the hotel is pretty good too. But, this trip make me so tired, and there has so many places I have to go one day, and my brain can't deal with it, but it's still a nice trip
    Boyou / Student traveler
    Princeton NJ / Posted on November 04, 2016
  • Good tour

    I would recommend this tour for all ages. Guides are fun and engageding.
    Livvy / Student traveler
    Princeton, NJ / Posted on November 01, 2016
  • Exciting Experience!

    Everyday was a new adventure that promoted an exciting experience.
    Papapeana / Student traveler
    Princeton, NJ / Posted on October 31, 2016
  • New tHings

    The monuments were great along with our tour guide Craig
    JackieChan / Student traveler
    Thornton,CO / Posted on July 26, 2016
  • Unforgettable

    Amazing tour guide! Great experience. I learned a lot.
    QueenBee / Adult traveler
    San Benito, Tx / Posted on July 26, 2016
  • Awesome Trip to the Capital

    This was an amazing experience, that I would recommended to anyone who loves our capital.
    Acechringe / Student traveler
    Scottsville, Kentucky / Posted on July 20, 2016
  • Awesome Trip!

    Our trip was so full of activities and sights! We were on the go constantly, and saw everything we wanted to see, from the White House to Capital Hill, Mt. Vernon, Arlington Cemetery, the Alexandria Ghost Tour.... it was all terrific! The education aspect was also great. Our tour director was very knowledgeable and made the experience even better!!! I can't wait to go on our next tour!
    Twix16 / Group leader
    Fort Smith, Arkansas / Posted on July 18, 2016
  • Overpriced and an unpleasant bus driver

    This tour was not a good value. Most of the experiences are free (as you expect with DC), yet EF Tours could not provide decent food. One of the dinners included meal vouchers at Union Station. Menu choices were very limited. One option was two Auntie Ann's pretzels. Two pretzels should never be considered dinner. Our bus driver was very cranky throughout and was incredibly rude to multiple staff members and students. Our tour guide was a smart aleck who rambled inane nonsense (mostly about food), and proceeded to get irritated when people tuned him out. He made no effort to hide his contempt for our group. His idea of conversation starters included asking people what type of gum they liked. Still, he eventually grew on me. I think he simply needs to work on being friendlier upon introductions. He told a lovely story about his college roommates near the end of the tour that I wish had come sooner. It was the only time on the tour he was remotely self deprecating, and I think that made him more endearing to many of us.
    KillaC / Adult traveler
    Bowling Green, KY / Posted on July 18, 2016
    Lauren
    Customer Experience

    Dear Traveler, Thank you for taking the time to submit a review of your recent tour to Washington D.C. I am sorry to hear about your experience with your bus driver and the tour director. We are surprised to hear your feedback, but we it is incredibly helpful for followup with these two individuals on their overall performance for the seasons. We will work together with them to ensure no other groups have a similar experience. In regards to your dinner at Union Station, I wanted to clarify that we do typically book your first dinner at this location in order to provide flexibility to your day in case of a late arrival to tour. The voucher provided offers additional options besides Auntie Anne's and we hope that the travelers choose those options. It's great to hear that the overall experience did improve later on in the tour and we hope to see you on another EF tour in the near future so that we can show you more of what we have to offer!