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September Tour News

Hi from Rick: Sharing the Magic of Paris

Imagine riding the escalator up from the Métro, turning the corner, and seeing the Eiffel Tower rocketing joyfully into the sky for the very first time. Imagine sharing that experience with your mother. I did that as a 14-year-old in 1969 and it's a memory I've treasured ever since. I did the same thing with my girlfriend last month — creating a bevy of rich memories.

One of my favorite things in life is sharing the cultural wonders of Europe with people seeing them for the first time. And to do it with someone special is the ultimate.

We strolled market streets in "village Paris," mastered the Métro, stood before art she'd always dreamed of seeing in person — the Venus de Milo, Winged Victory, Mona Lisa, and so many canvases by Monet, Degas, and Van Gogh. For our last evening we did the Parisian café ritual… Read more

In this issue

Slideshow: Best of Paris, Day by Day

Paris is synonymous with the finest things that culture can offer — in art, fashion, food, literature, and ideas. On this tour, your Paris-savvy Rick Steves guide will immerse you in the very best of the City of Light… Read more

Cafe sign in Paris

Raves About Our Best of Paris Tour

From its world-class art to its remarkable cuisine to its chic boutiques and sweeping boulevards, Paris is simply irresistible. What better place to travel with a great guide? But don't take it from us… Read more

Chris Coleman

Meet France Guide Chris Coleman

Native Minnesotan Chris has been a big part of Rick's tours through France since 1998. She's worked both behind the scenes in the tour operations department and as a lead guide for our Best of Paris… Read more

Woman with baguette at a market in Paris, France

Paris’ Rue Cler Street Market

Paris is peppered with pockets of what you could call "village Paris": neighborhoods that retain a small-town charm, where you can sample the Parisian love and appreciation for community… Watch the video

Fountain in Rome

Traveling in Italy Now, Virtual Tours in Spain

Learn about what it's like to be traveling to Italy right now, discover masterpieces in Madrid, and tour the tiny Chapel of Santa Maria de Eunate in our Guides' Marketplace weekly picks… See more


Monday Night Travel: Season Two Debut

After a summer hiatus, Monday Night Travel returns with more travel fun and a great lineup of shows including a tour of Europe's tiniest countries, Dutch treats beyond Amsterdam, and Turkey favorites… Read more