From the moment we met our tour guide she was not very pleasant. I chalked it up to her having 30+ students and chaperones, however as the time and days went on she continued to talk down to the kids and adults. We asked to tour a famous bakery (which was not in our agenda) and she agreed. They kids were so excited and filled with complete joy! While there she kept telling them to get against the wall and out of the way, which they were. The final time she addressed them, while pointing their finger in one of the kids face, and said "I will not tell you again to get up against the wall!" The kids were almost in tears and were so embarrassed - the joy was completely taken from them. I felt like any chance she got to yell at them she did. She did not have patience for the middle schoolers or the adults (at times). On a positive side, she did get us to all stops we were scheduled for and we have tons of memories, but if I were to do another eF tours, I would make sure she was not our guide or I would not go or allow my child to go.
Tourwashington / Adult traveler Florida / Posted on June 22, 2017
A Blast of DC
The trip was awesome, but the tour guide could have shown a little more compassion for the several people with physical injuries that were on the tour. He walked at an extremely fast pace and seemed more interested in "tagging up" at each site, than making sure everyone was enjoying their trip. There were a few places that seemed to be "time fillers" such as the zoo and ghost walk that could have been left off the itinerary. There should be just a bit more "down time" for the kids; they were exhausted. More is not always better. It's the quality of the tour that matters much more than the quantity.
Psych / Adult traveler Vacaville, CA / Posted on June 22, 2017
It would have been better if we would have had more time at Mount Vernon, The Holocaust Memorial, and Newseum. Would have liked our dinner reservations to be later the day we went to Mount Vernon allowing more time. A 6:30 time slot would have worked best. Skip the Zoo!
Tkitty / Group leader Coolidge, AZ / Posted on June 21, 2017
Fun experience !
There was a BUNCH of walking, but I have a fun experience exploring all the memorials and monuments. It was was nice that I got to go with my friends and classmates.
Blondie15 / Student traveler San Antonio, TX / Posted on June 19, 2017
I had a great time! It was so amazing to be standing right in the middle of where our country came to be, and I honestly am already planning for my next trip with EF. However, it was slightly flawed. Our tour director could have been more experienced, but we all agreed that she could not have been any nicer and we could tell she wanted only the best. The other thing was that when we went to the National Archives, I was not given enough time to see the Constitution, or the Declaration of Independence, which was upsetting. However, it was all worth it!
Lanesters / Student traveler Mustang, Oklahoma / Posted on June 19, 2017
The agenda was robust in a way I never could have developed myself. As a parent chaperone, we got much more out of the tour than if I had scheduled a family vacation and created my own agenda.
Linder / Adult traveler Waukesha, WI / Posted on June 19, 2017
Great tour, very informative.
Justscrappen / Adult traveler mustang, Oklahoma / Posted on June 19, 2017
My students & I had the best trip to Eashington D.C. Great learning experiences for all.
Ljsvin / Group leader East Bernard, Texas / Posted on June 18, 2017
The whole trip was good just felt very rushed all of the time.
Tour guides need to slow down and tell facts about the city that you are visiting. guides need to inform on what the buildings are that we are passing.
dq48 / Adult traveler Lafayette Colorado / Posted on June 18, 2017
Demon D.C. Tour
Great trip!f I appreciate all the details and arrangements being taken care of so that my students and I can just enjoy the trip and experience.
FHSAdmin / Adult traveler Franklinton, LA / Posted on June 18, 2017