Raves About Rick Steves' Off-Season Tours

"My husband and I got married last year and planned a Paris trip for our honeymoon. This winter Paris tour met both our needs. As it was my husband's first trip, he wanted to see all the monuments and museums. I simply wanted to learn to be a Parisian. Voilà! This tour had it all! Lower cost, lessons in self-reliance, and seeing all the tourist stuff without the summer lines and heat. A stylish, authentic experience!"

Debra in Kaneohe, HI — Best of Paris in February


"After 13 Rick Steves tours, my expectations were quite high. This tour not only met, but exceeded my expectations. The whole experience was unforgettable from tour buddies, to sights, to food, to wine, to our fantastic guides, to beauty of the island — each day was more alluring than the previous one. I shall forever remember the good times we had and shared on Sicily."

Nancy in Olympia, WA — Best of Sicily in March


"I had so many 'wow' moments! Venice is an amazing place. Florence and the art. And Rome and the Forum, Palatine Hill, the Vatican and Sistine Chapel. The winery near Orvieto was amazing! The cooking class was a blast. I'll definitely go back to Italy again!"

Janet in Richardson, TX — Venice, Florence & Rome in March


"An excellent trip with beautiful sights, delicious food and wine, lots of unexpected extras. Friends had raved about Barcelona and Madrid, now we know why. And holy Toledo, an unexpected delight! Our tour mates were great travel companions from start to finish. Though sometimes cool and drizzly, lower cost and no crowds are a winter travel plus."

Elizabeth in Northport, NY — Barcelona & Madrid in February 


"We loved our tour! We had a group of travel companions who just 'clicked' and got along so well together. We were impressed with the balance of guided tour time, with time to go explore on our own. That's the joy of these tours — learning how to navigate a city and then becoming independent and a temporary local."

Gary in Baldwin, WI — Best of London in February 


"The last evening we knew we were having dinner together, but who knew it would be in an old Roman bath with a surprise musician and a wine-tasting?! Dancing, singing, amazing food followed by a race up the Spanish Steps to see the city one more time under a full moon. The best Valentine's Day ever!"

Kristin in Wayzata, MN — Best of Rome in February