Hi from Rick: The Best of Europe It Is
|Teens are welcome on any Best of Europe tour; pre-teens get more out of the Family and My Way versions.|
Trying to settle on a European trip plan is a bit like being a kid in a candy shop. The choices are endless, and everything looks appealing and delicious. In this state of mind, it's tempting to cram more travel than you should into too few days.
There are three solutions: (1) make more time, good luck with that; (2) cut back on what you plan to see, requiring some painful choices; or (3) have someone you trust efficiently manage your dream itinerary, so you can experience more than twice the thrills with less than half the stress. Don't laugh, #3 is not far-fetched — it's my Best of Europe tour.
This month's Tour News features the four versions of my Best of Europe tours — itineraries that take away the stress of multi-country travel, while treating you to maximum travel thrills from every mile, minute and dollar of your vacation. Check out a day-by-day slideshow from one group's Best of Europe tour, my tips on chilling out at local cafes along the way, my video on the amazing things our tour members see and learn at the Vatican, and an update on the rebuilding taking place in the Cinque Terre towns of Monterosso and Vernazza (a highlight of the 21-day and My Way versions of the Best of Europe). Looking for a bargain? While they last, you can save up to $400 on a bunch of our spring and summer departures. It's all in our April Tour News.
I spend months on the road every year, researching guidebooks and scouting filming locations. It's intense work that merits a fun, hassle-free reward at the end. That's exactly why I'll often hop on a tour. Last year, I signed up for a Best of Turkey tour. The joy of packing the most fun into each day — and the vacation delight of letting someone else handle the driving, logistics and teaching — was exactly what I expected. And it's exactly what I got. Now I'm ready to start dreaming about the next tour I'll take.
I hope you're doing a little of that, too.