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May Tour News

Hi from Rick: Wow! Our 2024 Tours Have Arrived

We've just launched our 2024 tours — and now's the time to start booking travel fun on more than 40 different itineraries, all year long and all across Europe.

Rick Steves tours have always been all about experiences. And these days, as pandemic restrictions fade and record crowds descend on Europe's bucket-list sights, we're finding that our experiential focus — while timeless — is also timely.

Don't worry! We'll still visit Europe's top museums, churches, and castles. But now more than ever, we believe that the vivid experiences — between those big sights — are what distinguish a great trip. And we sum up those experiences in one word: Wow!

As we gear up for 2024 tours, I've been reliving some of my personal "wow!" moments from Rick Steves Tours — both as a guide, and when I've joined as a tour member… Read more

In this issue


Book Your 2024 Tour Now & Save $100

We know you've been waiting for the release of our 2024 tour dates…and now they're here! Browse through our 46 thoughtfully crafted journeys, all with their own magical "wow!" moments… Read more

Slideshow: Tour Members’ Favorite “Wow!” Moments

All our tours are packed full of amazing experiences, but some moments really knock the socks off our tour members. From hiking in the Alps to hanging out with sheepdogs, learn more about… Read more


Great Guides Leading 2024 Tours

A tour may have a great-sounding itinerary, but it takes a top-notch guide to make it a truly memorable experience. And we have some of the best guides around. Don't just take our word for it… Read more

Fado performance, Lisbon, Portugal

Video of the Month: Portugal’s Fado Music

Join Rick as he drops in on a fado performance in Lisbon's Bairro Alto neighborhood. Since the mid-1800s, fado has been the Portuguese blues — mournfully beautiful and haunting ballads about… Watch

2023 Tours on Sale

It's not too late for a summer vacation in Europe! We're happy to give you a nudge with special discounts on select departures over the next few months… Read more

Dig Into Belgium, Spain, and France

Coming up on Monday Night Travel, we'll sample the charms of Bruges and coastal delights of West Flanders with Nico Favoreel and join Rick as he eats his way through Spain and the French Riviera… Register