September Tour News

Hi from Rick: Let Your 2015 Dreams Begin

I'm happy to announce our full lineup of Rick Steves tours, prices, and dates for 2015.

Of all the ways we help people connect with Europe, it's our tours that create the biggest raves — and the most enthusiastic gang of travelers returning year after year. And I'm one of them. This past summer I signed up for our three-week "Best of Europe" tour. I loved every dimension of it — the meals, the hotels, our amazing guide and driver team, plus the camaraderie of two dozen fellow travelers — and so did each of my senses.

And talk about a sensual experience: I had the thrill of seeing the Eiffel Tower sparkle at night, hearing distant cowbells as I hiked through alpine meadows, tasting a rustic Tuscan dinner paired with just the right wine, feeling the Roman sun after it set...  Read more

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2015 Tours = Happy Travels

Have fun browsing — and dreaming — through our complete collection of tours for 2015. Many of these departures will fill quickly, so it pays to act soon. We're making it easy with our $100 early-booking discount — and 100% deposit refundability if you should change your mind before the end of 2014... Start browsing


NEW! Family Europe: London to Florence in 13 Days Tour

Starting in England and ending in Italy, our guide-and-assistant team will introduce your family to the rich history of London and Paris, the countryside charms of France's Burgundy region, the majestic Swiss Alps, the seaside villages of Italy's Cinque Terre, and the Renaissance city of Florence... Read more


NEW! Family Europe: Amsterdam to Rome in 14 Days Tour

Starting in the Netherlands and ending in Italy, our guide-and-assistant team will introduce your family to Amsterdam’s Golden Age, Germany’s Rhine Valley and Romantic Road, castles and forests of the German-Austrian Tirol, the canals of Venice, the countryside charms of Tuscany, and the Eternal City of Rome... Read more


NEW! Heart of Ireland in 8 Days Tour

Starting in Ennis (just down the road from Shannon Airport) and ending in Dublin, you'll thrill to the Cliffs of Moher, the Rock of Cashel, the Dingle Peninsula, Brú na Bóinne, Kilmainham Gaol, crystal cutting, whiskey tasting, walking tours, artisan visits, music-filled pubs, and more... Read more


BACK! Best of Bulgaria in 12 Days Tour

Ready to get farther off the beaten path? Tour Bulgaria, where you'll marvel at Roman outposts, mystical medieval monasteries, and a dazzling collection of prehistoric gold. All along the way, we'll connect you with people who make their country's history, art, culture — and hospitality — come to life... Read more


2014 Tour Specials

Rick Steves tours are always a great value, and once in a while it gets even better! Now you can save hundreds of dollars per seat on select 2014 departures (including England, Ireland, Europe 14 & 21 days, Eastern France, Loire to South France, and Istanbul), while they last...  Read more


Video of the Month: Memorable Meals

"You know, love goes through the stomach," Paris guide Elisabeth van Hest says with a smile. "We hope that everybody falls in love with our country, so we want to give good food!" In this segment from our Rick Steves Tour Experience video, tour members and guides illustrate the importance of tasty... Watch video