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 more than one-third of our tour members are repeat customers. Here are some "raves" about just a few of the fine guides who lead our tours.
"Karin went above and beyond to make our trip special. She offered to organize unique additional experiences, empowered us with Italian phrases, and encouraged us to use the language and to experience the places like locals. She's amazing!"
— Robin in Eugene, OR
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"We've taken multiple Rick Steves tours and rank Francisco among the best — maybe the best — guides we've had. His passion for the Basques, their way of life, and history, plus his outstanding explanations, added a wonderful dimension to our experience."
— Mario in Lower Southampton, PA
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"Jana made our tour extraordinary! Her calm, confident demeanor dealing with logistics and genuine concern for people was evident in all that she did. Plus, the little celebrations, treats, and surprises were so well orchestrated. Jana is simply the best!"
— Debra in Carrboro, NC
"Tom was amazing! His knowledge of London was phenomenal, and he helped us gain a lot of confidence in navigating the city. But what stands out to me the most is how well he took care of us. He made sure everyone felt included. Tom was the reason our tour was so much fun."
— Chris in Maplewood, NJ
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"I can't say enough about how having a guide like Andrea made our trip so much more fun and interesting than if we had planned on our own. She was extremely knowledgeable, super conscientious, attentive to individual needs, and a lot of fun."
— Carolyn in Torrance, CA
"Rolinka is an outstanding guide! She encouraged us to immerse ourselves in the Paris lifestyle and gave us the knowledge and confidence to explore on our own. Rolinka was so understanding and accommodating to the group as a whole."
— Susan in Lemont, IL
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"As a part-time actor and director, Filippos is a wonderful storyteller. He makes history come to life, and he shares the present realities of Greek life with compassion and enthusiasm. He is warm and friendly, and a great asset to Rick Steves' Europe!"
— Ben in Indialantic, FL
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"We loved Lynn! She made us feel right at home in Ireland. We know how hard she worked to make our trip experience the best ever. We loved her stories, passion, humor, politics, cultural insights, history, and local knowledge. We truly felt cared for."
— Bryan in Vancouver, WA