Six Tastes of Rick Steves' Summer Tours

Six sunny ways to enjoy Europe this summer

Traveling on a Rick Steves tour in summer has one huge advantage over independent travel: Our great guides, private buses, and pre-booked hotels protect you from the crowds, the lines, and the stress of Europe's busiest season. Nearly all 39 of our itineraries have summer departures; here are half a dozen that deliver an unbeatable summer value.

Best of Germany, Austria & Switzerland in 14 Days

On this tour, mountains, Mozart, and mugs of beer all clink together to create a totally yodel‑y adventure. Starting in Trier, along Germany's scenic Mosel River, your Rick Steves guide will make this region's history and culture come alive in sophisticated Munich, fairy-tale Neuschwanstein, Baroque Salzburg, stately Vienna, relaxing Baden-Baden, the cut-glass Swiss Alps of the Berner Oberland, and beautiful lakeside Hallstatt — with plenty of breathtaking scenery along the way. Learn more...

Heart of Italy in 9 Days

Tight on time? This tour is Rick's personal "best of" distillation of our Best of Italy tour. Beginning with the "must see" sights of the Eternal City of Rome, your Rick Steves guide will help you experience the very heart of this remarkable country: the Tuscan hill town ambiance of Volterra, the pedestrian-friendly streets of Lucca, harbor-hugging villages of the Italian Riviera, and the amazing art of Renaissance Florence. Along the way, you'll enjoy Italy's distinctive culture, wine, and cuisine. Learn more...


Best of Eastern Europe in 16 Days

Starting in beautifully preserved Prague, for 16 days you'll experience the rich diversity of Eastern Europe, from the energetic cities of Kraków and Budapest to tradition-rich "back door" towns and villages across the Czech Republic, Poland, Slovakia, Hungary, Croatia, and Slovenia — including the waterfall wonderland of Plitvice and the picture-perfect Alpine beauty of Lake Bled. Learn more...

Best of Paris in 7 Days

Paris is synonymous with the finest things that culture can offer — in art, fashion, food, literature, and ideas. On this tour, your Paris-savvy Rick Steves guide will immerse you in the very best of the City of Light: the Louvre, Orsay, Orangerie, and Cluny museums, Notre-Dame Cathedral, Sainte-Chapelle, and Versailles Palace. You'll also enjoy guided neighborhood walks through the city's historic heart, and quieter moments to slow down and savor the city's intimate cafés, colorful markets, and joie de vivre. Learn more...


Best of Europe in 14 Days

Dreaming of how to pack Europe's top travel thrills and cultural treats into a two-week vacation? You've found it! Your Rick Steves guide will surround you with the art treasures of Paris, followed by a hearty taste of Burgundy, a hike in the majestic Swiss Alps, festive Bavaria, the romantic canals of Venice, Renaissance Florence, a countryside stay in Tuscany, the must-see sights of Rome — and chances to connect with Europeans like you never thought possible. Learn more...

My Way® Italy in 13 Days

Following a route that connects Italy's "must-see" sights — from Venice to Lake Como, the Cinque Terre, Florence, Assisi and Rome — Rick Steves' money-saving My Way tour gives you the freedom to decide your own daily sightseeing priorities and pace. We cut the stress by providing comfortable rooms in centrally located hotels, private bus transportation from city to city, and an Italy-savvy trip escort to help advise you along the way. Learn more...


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