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November Tour News

Hi from Rick: Sharing Our Love of Europe

We're well on our way to filling the thousand Rick Steves tour departures we have planned for 2023. And I'm determined that we'll have a well-trained guide team to assure each of our tour members the trip of a lifetime.

That's why, in a couple days, I'm flying to Rome on a special mission: to personally help train our newest class of Rick Steves tour guides. I'll be meeting up with 20 bright, talented, and eager tour guides from all over Europe, excited to travel and learn together. Of course, they're already excellent guides with plenty of experience — that's why we've chosen them. But I want them to be excellent "Rick Steves guides" — and there is a difference!

Last year, I did a similar "guides training tour" and it was a huge success. For the rest of their careers, these guides… Read more

In this issue

Slideshow: Best of Italy, Day by Day

If you'd love to experience the greatest cities, art, and natural wonders of Italy in a single trip, this is the tour for you. Starting on beautiful Lake Como, you'll travel to Italy's must-see destinations… Read more

Slideshow: Heart of Italy, Day by Day

Tight on time? This tour is Rick's personal "best of" distillation of our Best of Italy tour. Beginning with the "must-see" sights of the Eternal City of Rome, your Rick Steves guide will help you experience… Read more

Meet Italy Guide Karin Kibby

Once upon a time Karin took a trip to Italy…and she made it her home! Over the many years that she's been working as a Rick Steves guide, her tour members have described Karin as an adventurous… Read more

Harbor kitty, Vernazza (Cinque Terre), Italy

Raves About Our Italy Tours

If you want to experience the best mix of Italy's urban thrills and rural delights our 17-day Best of Italy tour does just that. But if your time is limited, our nine-day Heart of Italy tour might… Read more

Ponte Vecchio, Florence

Strolling Florence’s Oltrarno Neighborhood

There's much more to Florence than the touristy zone north of the Arno River. Join Rick on a tour of the colorful Oltrarno district and discover rustic, old Florence. Wander the back lanes and you'll find… Watch the video

Coming Up on Monday Night Travel

Join us for trips to bustling Munich, Bavaria's storied capital with Daniela Wedel and Croatia's, fabled Dalmatian Coast with Tina Hiti — plus a destination duel: Paris versus London… Register here