• Tour members on a bus, Portugal

May Tour News

Hi from Rick: Our Magic Mix — Europe, Great Guides, and Wonderful Tour Members

For the first time in 30 years, we might have a summer with no Rick Steves tours. And while canceling our tours and refunding our tour members is the right thing to do, I'm saddened by the postponed dreams that come with those cancellations. As of now, we've canceled all of our tours through August 15.

As I mentioned before, one of those cancelled tours was particularly disappointing to me: a bus filled with my daughter’s future in-laws and my extended family. We were so looking forward to getting to know each other better, and so much more, on a 21-day Best of Europe tour guided by my son, Andy. But, just as my family has vowed to resurrect our travel dreams when travel opens up again, I know that the rest of our travelers have the same determination: This virus may postpone our plans, but… Read more

Listen to Rick on The New York Times’ The Daily Podcast

Travel, life in quarantine, a global perspective, our uncertain future — Rick's interview on The New York Times' podcast The Daily weaves it all together in a compelling 17-minute conversation… Listen to the episode

Tour guide Jeanie Carmichael

More Reports from Our Guides in Europe

On many days, the first thing Rick reads — while still in bed — is emails from our tour guides all across Europe, many in countries more locked down than the US. It's touching and fascinating to learn… Read more

Couple in Positano, Italy

Slideshow: Rick Steves’ Best of South Italy Tour, Day by Day

Our southern Italy tour features a region rich in contrasts, from cities to beaches and from rugged to glamorous to gritty — including Rome, Pompeii, the Amalfi Coast, Matera, and Naples… Read more

View off the coast of Hydra, Greece

Video of the Month: Hydra, Greece: Traffic-Free Tranquility

Only a 90-minute hydrofoil ride from Athens, Hydra is the prettiest of the Greek isles. The community is an easy blend of work-a-day commerce, fancy yachts, and lazy travelers meandering through… Watch video

Meet Climate Smart Grant Recipient Growing Hope Globally

Growing Hope Globally works with farmers and community groups in the US to fight hunger in developing countries. Our donation will help Growing Hope implement climate-smart farming techniques and… Read more