February Tour News

Hi from Rick: High on France, and Our Reunion

Every year, I try to work a little France into my travels. This year I'll be in the south of France — Riviera and Provence — and I'm already salivating!

France is Europe's hubcap — where all the spokes come together — blessed with Renaissance gardens from Italy, towering Alps like Switzerland (the highest in Europe), bullfighting from Spain (but they don't kill the bull), hearty hunter cuisine from Germany (in Alsace), and even couscous from North Africa. And, of course, Paris is where you'll find the hub.

On my last visit, while filming a new TV show along the Loire and its magnificent châteaux, I was reminded about the richness of French culture... Read more

In this issue


Slideshow: Our Biggest Tour Reunion Weekend

In our biggest event of the year, on January 16 and 17 more than 100 tour guides and nearly 2,000 alums of our 2014 tours (plus a few hundred envious members of the public) gathered in Edmonds, WA… Read more


Four Tastes of France

From its remarkable wines and cuisine to its sophisticated cities and countryside charms, France is simply irresistible. But where does one start? Here’s a sampling of videos and words to help you find the right path to making your French travel dreams come to life… Read more


The Best of France, Back-to-Back

France is so packed with delicious diversity, you won't want to rush back home. Here are some back-to-back combinations to help you get the most out of that trans-Atlantic flight… Read more


Raves About Rick’s France Tours

What's it like to "connect the wows" of France's greatest sights and cultural experiences on a Rick Steves tour? Pretty amazing, to say the least! Read what our tour members have to say… Read more


Win a Tour — Enter Our Tour Scrapbook Contest!

Did you travel on a Rick Steves tour in 2014? Share your experience by creating an online scrapbook and enter our contest by March 1. See the entries we’ve gotten so far. First prize is a free tour… Read more


Video of the Month: Interview with Virginie and Patrick

At our January "Test Drive a Tour Guide" event we live-streamed more than 12 hours of tour presentations and guide interviews at ricksteves.com. In case you missed it, here's a 13-minute conversation… Watch video