• The back door at Tintagel Castle, Cornwall, England

August Tour News

Hi from Rick: All My 2019 Tours Are Here!

I get great satisfaction from bringing Europe into American homes through my public television and radio shows. And I love producing each and every one of my guidebooks. But none of that work makes me prouder than crafting a tour program that, each year, gives nearly 30,000 travelers a personal connection with Europe and its people.

Our 2018 tours have sold so quickly that a few weeks ago we rolled-out an "early release" for some of next year's tours. And now we've finished the job: You'll find complete details on all 44 of our "great guides, small groups, no grumps" European adventures for 2019… Read more

In this issue


Slideshow: Welcome to 2019

Ready to set your travel dreams in motion for next year? So are we! Our full array of 2019 departures for all 44 Rick Steves tour itineraries awaits you… Read more


Comparing Rick's 2019 Italy Tours

Comparing tours is like comparing top-rated wine: Deciding to go to Italy is pretty easy (it's all good), but figuring out what to see in a single trip makes the choosing part a lot harder! Let's get you started… Read more


Video of the Month: Physically Active Tours

Rick Steves tours are educational, experiential, and physically active! This short clip from our 45-minute "Rick Steves Tour Experience" video gives you a handy preview of what to expect… Watch now


Guide Interview: David Tordi

David Tordi was born in the Italian hill town of Orvieto, and still happily lives there today. He's been leading tours all over Italy for Rick Steves, and making plenty of music as well. Let's get to know him… Read more


Tour Forum: Back-to-Back Tours

Gacllc writes, "Interested in doing back-to-back tours in 2019 now that hubby and I are both retired and have the time available. Anyone have a particular combination they would recommend…" Read more


Save on Select 2018 Tours!

Ready to get away? We have some great deals on select departures coming up in August and September. Save up to $700 on Best of Europe, $400 on South Italy, $300 on My Way® Italy… Read more