Rick is adamant about hiring guides he personally knows and trusts, and who share his love for Europe and passion for teaching. It's the biggest reason why each year nearly half of our tour members are repeat customers. Here are some "raves" about just a few of the fine guides who lead our tours.
Daniela Wedel Leads Tours in France, Germany, and Italy
"Daniela is an absolute treat to be around, to learn from, and to converse with. Yes, she is from Bavaria, but has lived all over the world and brings a truly unique perspective to the group. She is warm and thoughtful, but also funny and sarcastic in the best way possible. Guides like Daniela are the reason we have come back to Rick Steves."
Tom Hooper Leads Tours in England
"Tom was informative, funny, accessible, kind, and respectful of everyone. He contributed greatly to the overall experience of the trip. My husband and I can't say enough great things about him. We would want him as a guide on any trip we took in the UK."
— Margot, Best of England Tour
Nina Bernardo Leads Tours in Italy
"Nina really was great! She made every outing an adventure. We enjoyed all our conversations and experiences with her. Her friendship with the locals was fun and she gave real insight into Italian living. I'd tour with her and Rick Steves again in a heartbeat!"
— Mike, Heart of Italy Tour
Pascal Fitzpatrick Leads Tours in Ireland
"We LOVED Pascal! He has such a great sense of humor, his stories were fascinating, and he was so well organized. We really appreciated how he offered to take the group to a pub in Kinsale where some of his friends were performing…so much fun! He MADE our trip!"
— Ronald, Best of Ireland in 14 Days Tour
Francisco Glaria Leads Tours in the Basque Country
"If I could rate Francisco above outstanding, I would! He was so knowledgeable but more importantly respectful of all. His talks at the cathedral in Pamplona and at the Guernica mural were so full of emotion, he captured our hearts. He shared his world with us and for that we are grateful!"
Virginie Moré Leads Tours in France
"Virginie was absolutely fantastic! Her depth of knowledge on so many subjects is astounding. She is kind, likes to laugh and has a great sense of humor. She spent the time on the bus entertaining and educating us. Really couldn't have asked for a better guide to spend 2 weeks in France with!"
Filippos Kanakaris Leads the Athens & the Heart of Greece Tour
"Filippos was excellent. He was able to answer questions that may have been quite esoteric. His sense of humor contributed greatly to our enjoyment of the tour. Music during bus rides after lunch was especially enjoyable, and the personal insights that he shared helped us to understand the Greek experience."
— Susan, Athens & the Heart of Greece Tour