Don't just take our word for it. Each of our Top 10 tours comes filled with unforgettable experiences — from the canals of Venice to the scalps of the Alps. Here are just a few memorable moments from tour members' post-tour surveys…
"I have been watching Rick Steves' travel shows for 20 years and always wanted to visit the Cinque Terre. Everything was awesome — the mountains, the sea, the hiking, the weather and the food. Such incredible views on the Vernazza–Monterosso trail and a cold beer waiting at the end of the trail in Monterosso!"
Ray in Alachua, FL — Heart of Italy in 9 Days tour
"I think being on Mont St-Michel was the highlight of my trip. The 'wow' was getting up in the early hours to hear matins, or the early morning chanting of psalms. I'll never forget that!"
Aosta in Castleton, NY — Paris & the Heart of France in 11 Days tour
"Wow, what a surprise when the lovely soprano stood up and sang wonderful arias during our gondola ride through the Venice canals. That was simply a show stopper!"
Phil in Seattle, WA — Best of Venice, Florence & Rome in 10 Days tour
"One very memorable moment, on our final night together, my husband and I went to the Eiffel Tower with our guide and some of the members of our tour group. We sat on the lawn watching the tower twinkle while drinking champagne. What a perfect way to end our vacation."
Kathleen in Hollywood, FL — Best of Europe in 21 Days tour
"Near Mürren, Switzerland, we hiked through cow pastures and open fields of wildflowers (where we made our own 'Sound of Music' experience), and across streams, waterfalls, and rocks. We also hiked in hail and rain. Although, at the time, that part seemed less than pleasurable, looking back on it, it was my 'WOW' moment!"
Michelle in Mt. Vernon, IA — Best of Germany, Austria & Switzerland tour
"The guided tour of the Orangerie was fabulous. Our guide was extremely knowledgeable. Not only do I appreciate Monet more, but also Cézanne, Renoir, and Utrillo. It was a treat for the eyes and ears."
Anne in Berkeley, CA — Best of Paris in 7 Days tour
"Our free day in Dingle was so relaxing. We walked up to the lighthouse along the coast with new found friends, ending with a delicious lunch at Cul Sairon. The Irish music and dancing in Dingle was amazing, and the food all over Ireland was 'wow'!"
Lorna in Fayetteville, GA — Best of Ireland in 14 Days tour
"Our #1 experience was in Rome, touring the ruins, and the guide we had just absolutely brought the past to life. She was extremely passionate and painted such a vivid picture of what life was like in Rome in 44 B.C. It was breathtaking."
Patricia in Nottingham, PA — Best of Europe in 14 Days tour
"My favorite was seeing the Dolomites and hiking in the Alpi di Siusi. This is an area we would not have visited had we been doing an Italy trip on our own so we would never have seen this incredibly beautiful place."
Stephen in Seabeck, WA — Best of Italy in 17 Days tour
"The Cathedral at Monreale in the suburbs of Palermo was just amazing — marvelous golden mosaics in the interior and a commanding view over the valley towards the sea."
George in Bluffton, SC — Best of Sicily in 10 Days tour