April Tour News

Hi from Rick: Welcoming Arms in London

When I visit London, I like to be based near the green expanse of Kensington Gardens and Hyde Park. It's a classy neighborhood — so elegant, my hotel is not allowed to put out a sign. It's also home to my favorite pub. The Anglesea Arms is everything a British pub should be. Old wood and musty paintings, a long line of tempting tap handles advertising the pints available, flower boxes spilling color around picnic tables — it's the perfect spot for a warm summer evening. Conviviality is king here, with old-timers mixing with young professionals, travelers, and the odd dog sporting a Union Jack vest. It's the kind of place I love to recommend in my guidebooks, and where we take our tour members for a memorable taste of local life... Read more

In this issue

Slideshow: The Best of London, Day by Day

We sent our favorite photographer, Dominic Arizona Bonuccelli, along on a Best of London tour led by Tom Hooper. Let's get a glimpse of what these fine chaps and their group experienced during their jolly fine week together... Read more

Four Tastes of the British Isles

Meaningful history, storybook villages, easy conversations, and the warm welcome of music-filled pubs — travel through London, England, Scotland, and Ireland has a charm that can't be duplicated anywhere else in Europe. But where does one start... Read more

Raves About Rick's England, Scotland and Ireland Tours

England, Scotland, and Ireland offer a marvelous mix of travel thrills, from the unexpectedly exotic to the nearly familiar. Take it from our tour members: Each of our tours in the British Isles comes filled with unforgettable experiences... Read more

Meet Our British Isles Tour Guides

Our weekly "Travel with Rick Steves" public radio show is a great source of travel information. It's also a handy way to "test drive" a tour guide. Six shows in particular have showcased the knowledge, storytelling skills, and friendly personalities of Rick's guides... Read more

Video of the Month: London's Whitehall and the Churchill War Rooms

Whitehall is Britain's most important street, connecting Parliament with Trafalgar Square. A walk here is chock-full of reminders of a proud and hard-fought history as you pass monuments and the colorful Royal Horse Guards... Watch the Video

Select London, Ireland and England Tours On Sale Now!

Act quickly and save up to $300 on select London, Ireland and England tour dates this spring and summer. You'll find these gems on our sale page!