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Can you book an EF College Break tour without the airfare?

Can you book an EF College Break tour without the airfare?

May 1st, 2012, 07:55 PM
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Can you book an EF College Break tour without the airfare?

I'd like to go on an EF College Break Europe tour, but plan on traveling solo afterwards. Since airfare is included, can I opt out of and not pay for the return flight (or both, if I need to) and still do the trip?
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May 1st, 2012, 07:57 PM
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I would ask just to extend the return date (they do this all the time for people that take optional extensions on other EF trips) unless you are planning to return from a different city.
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May 1st, 2012, 09:18 PM
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I'll likely be returning from a different city. I plan to travel around for probably a couple weeks more. Would they even extend the departure date for a couple weeks if it was the same city?
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May 2nd, 2012, 02:26 AM
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Why not ask the tour company? I would think this could be possible, maybe with an added fee or two. But in the end, it is the company you are going to have to deal with, not the Fodor's gang.
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May 2nd, 2012, 03:21 AM
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Call EFTours and talk directly to them to work out the details. You can stay after. You can't pay for one-way. There is a deadline for such arrangements. And it has to be from the departure city on the Tour's itinerary. But you need to confirm/arrange all this with them.
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May 2nd, 2012, 03:23 AM
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Oops meant to say that this is the policy for high school tours; I have never looked at specifics of college tours.
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May 2nd, 2012, 05:22 AM
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They charge extra to extend a return. Since you want to return from another city, call and ask about the price without airfare. Check flights for prices as it might be cheaper to book their flights. EF is part of a bigger tour company with EF being a low budget student tour branch . They have tours/groups flying in and out of cities all over Europe.

If you haven't booked already with EF, you might want to check with some other companies also. Explorica is the other low end student tour. CHA and Passports are middle level with ACIS and NETC being the upper end. Some of them offer college breaks/tours. Contiki is another and is more of a party tour.

Also check with STATravel as student booking is their specialty. They've had offices on many campuses for years and can used to book open end or very low exchange fee tickets for students. I last used them in 2006 when my daughter was spending 6 months in Spain and didn't know what return date she would need. The fee to change the return ticket date at that time was $25.
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Sep 26th, 2012, 03:45 PM
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I know this is an old topic but I just came across it and wanted to tell you that you CAN book efcb trips without airfare. I've looked into it. You can call them and they can tell you what the price would be without flights (and then you don't have to pay departure fees either).
Also, you can extend your trip and go early for a small fee and they can change the location you fly into and out of. I am thinking about booking and doing that so I can see more of Europe after my trip ends, if I decide to book.

And I think they are also having a sale right now. I saw some flyers around my campus for it. I'm pretty sure it ends Friday morning and I have a code from a flyer I have- WAYNE6745. It's from my school but I'm sure you could book with it as well?
idk I'd just call the company. i'm sure they could help you out
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