Question of the Month: What are the Ages of People on a Rick Steves Tour?
|On any Rick Steves tour, variety is the spice of traveling.|
Because we travel in an active, carry-your-own-bags style, one might expect our tour members to be younger than most. That's true...to a point. The answer depends on which tour you take.
Any Tour: Regardless of the destination or time of year, all our tours attract a lively mix of people interested in experiencing the thrills of Europe at a brisk pace. You won't be spending your vacation with grumps and those who expect to be pampered, and our range of ages (8 to 85!) provides a wealth of experience, enthusiasm and energy!
Week-Long City Tours: These tours generally have the youngest adults and the most singles. Ages range from the 30s on up, with the mean in the 40s.
Summer Tours: Like all our tours, the majority of tour members are a mix of couples and single adults. But it's also common for summer tours (especially Best of Europe and Italy destinations) to include one or more families with a teenager or two.
Family Tours: Our "Family Europe in 14 Days" and "Family Paris & the Heart of France in 11 Days" tours are designed for families with teens who may also have a younger sibling (minimum age is 8). Our typical 2007 Family Europe tour had 4 pre-teens, 10 teenagers, 12 grownups and 2 young-at-heart guides.
Spring and Fall Tours: These tours (particularly those lasting 2 weeks or more) attract the fewest families and the most retirees, so the average age is often close to 60.
Questions? If you are concerned about the ages/genders/singles/couples/kids makeup of a tour you are considering, please feel free to contact our Tour Department prior to booking. They are happy to review any tour date and find the perfect fit for you! Email email@example.com or call (425) 608-4217.