May Tour News

Hi from Rick: Scrapbook Winners & Summer Fun

I'm in Greece as I write this, updating my guidebooks and always on the lookout for new experiences we can share with our tour groups. I typically run into several of our guides and groups over here, and it always reminds me of what a rewarding style of travel touring can be.

Shortly before I left, I had fun looking over the top entries in our annual tour alumni scrapbook contest. Each year we invite our tour members to share their experiences with a digital scrapbook. Our grand prize is a free tour, and the competition is so spirited that we had more than 60 entries from our 2014 season.

As the final "sorter" of the four finalists chosen by a jury of my staffers, having so many top-notch entries created a dilemma for me... Read more

In this issue


Announcing Our Tour Scrapbook Winners

Congratulations to our winners! We had an amazing bunch of entries from our 2014 tour alums — thank you to everyone who entered. If you're thinking of taking a Rick Steves tour, these scrapbooks can give you a personal... Read more


Slideshow: The Best of Summer, Day by Day

This summer (with the dollar stronger than ever) is shaping up to be prime time for a European getaway. This little slideshow takes you to a single summer day on 10 different Rick Steves tours (and most of these have at least one summer departure on sale).... Read more


Summer Touring, Family-Style

Many parents have a special kind of travel dream: taking their kids to Europe. The sights, the history, the cities, the cultures...sharing all this as a family experience is pretty hard to top. And opening your kids’ minds to a world beyond... Read more


Raves About Touring in Summer

A well-designed tour will always help shield you from energy-sapping crowds, line-waiting and stress. And there's no time this is more important than in the long days of summer! Rick Steves' June-August tour members happily benefit from... Read more


Interview with Daniela Wedel

Daniela Wedel is a dynamo who brings her high-energy brand of guiding to Rick Steves' Best of Europe, Venice-Florence-Rome and Germany-Austria-Switzerland tours. Summer travel is especially close to her heart, when warm weather... Read more


Video of the Month: A Summer Luge Ride with Rick

It's important to balance a bus tour itinerary with both serious sightseeing and flat-out fun and exhilaration. And in Bavaria, that means a mountain luge ride (Sommerrodelbahn). In this little phone video, Rick gives you a peek at why this ride is a... Watch the Video


Select Summer Tours On Sale Now!

Act quickly and save up to $400 on select tour dates this spring and summer. You'll find these gems on our sale page!