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June Tour News

Hi from Rick: Weathering the Storm

Whether you had signed up for one of our 2020 tours, or are just dreaming of future European travels, I'd like to share how we see the current situation and how we expect to get through this pandemic as a tour company.

When COVID-19 hit, we had 24,000 travelers signed up for Rick Steves tours. As of right now, we've canceled tours through September 20. Our first priority is making sure that every traveler whose trip we've canceled gets back every penny they've paid us. And we're committed to issuing those refunds promptly, without the run-arounds and delays that, sadly, have become so common in the tourism industry these days.

In this time of uncertainty and anxiety, our goal is to soften the disappointment by taking the best care possible of you, our loyal customers. (We're regularly updating… Read more

Tour guides and Rick at the Guide Summit, Edmonds, WA

Explore the Guides’ Marketplace

Even under lockdown, our talented guides haven't stopped teaching. We're sharing their creative products and services with everyone who's hungry for "travel experiences" in our new Guides' Marketplace… Read more

Pamplona, Spain

Slideshow: Rick Steves’ Basque Country of Spain & France, Day by Day

Straddling the modern-day borders of Spain and France is one of Europe's most ancient, independent-thinking regions: the Basque Country. If you're ready to take a deeper dive into the diverse delights… Read more

View of Volterra, Italy

Video of the Month: Alabaster and Wine in Volterra, Italy

Alabaster and wine are traditional specialties in the Tuscan hill town of Volterra. Drop by a local workshop or wine bar to see Volterra's masters at work (and enjoy the fruits of their labor)… Watch video

Guide Virginie More

More Reports from Our Guides in Europe

In our latest roundup of news from our guides, we learn that Europe's gradual reopening is brightening spirits and Europeans are enjoying the chance to venture farther and farther from home… Read more

Climate Smart grant recipient Rainforest Alliance

Meet the Rainforest Alliance, a Climate Smart Grant Recipient

The Rainforest Alliance works with communities in over 60 countries to conserve forests and support sustainable livelihoods. Our donation will help the Rainforest Alliance expand their reforestation… Read more