Hi from Rick: Let Your 2015 Dreams Begin

Dear Traveler,

I'm happy to announce our full lineup of Rick Steves tours, prices, and dates for 2015.

Of all the ways we help people connect with Europe, it's our tours that create the biggest raves — and the most enthusiastic gang of travelers returning year after year. And I'm one of them. This past summer I signed up for our three-week "Best of Europe" tour. I loved every dimension of it — the meals, the hotels, our amazing guide and driver team, plus the camaraderie of two dozen fellow travelers — and so did each of my senses.

And talk about a sensual experience: I had the thrill of seeing the Eiffel Tower sparkle at night, hearing distant cowbells as I hiked through alpine meadows, tasting a rustic Tuscan dinner paired with just the right wine, feeling the Roman sun after it set in the warmth of an ancient marble column, being inspired by Raphael frescoes deep in the Vatican, and laughing throughout the days with tour members who really know how to have fun on the road.

Why do I join a Rick Steves tour every year? Because a well-crafted tour combines fun with learning, it creates both life-long memories and life-long friends, it takes the work and stress out of travel, and it uses every precious minute of my vacation time smartly. And that's why I'll be signing up for another tour in 2015.

As we do every year, we've made lots of improvements to our tours to make them the very best value in travel for 2015. We've created some new ones, too, including an 8-day Heart of Ireland getaway and a pair of new Family Best of Europe tours (which don't overlap a bit, so it's easy to bring the kids back for more).

Have fun browsing — and dreaming — through our complete collection of Rick Steves tours for 2015. Many of these departures will fill quickly, and it pays to act soon. For your benefit and peace of mind, we're offering a $100 early-booking discount — and 100% deposit refundability if you should change your mind before the end of 2014.

From Edinburgh to Istanbul, from St. Petersburg to Sevilla, we're offering more and better tours than ever before for 2015. I hope you can join us. And who knows, we could be on the same bus!

Happy travels,

Rick