January Tour News

Hi from Rick: Test Drive a Tour Guide!

For 20 years, I've taken great joy in introducing our tour guides as "my friend and fellow guide" whenever they appear on my TV show.

As we step into 2020 and a new decade, I'm thankful for each of our guides. Their passion for teaching, their love of sharing Europe's wonders, and the artful way they turn our tour groups into a family on the road are the keys to our success. There was a time I couldn't imagine a Rick Steves tour not being guided by Rick Steves. Today, I'd honestly prefer any of our amazing guides.

Our 2020 Tour Guide Summit is about to take my little hometown of Edmonds, WA, by storm as we fly our guides — over a hundred from across the US and Europe — in for an intensive week of workshops and strategy sessions. Our goal: to make our tours better than ever. The days are...  Read more


Slideshow: Best of Europe in 21 Days, Day by Day

Our flagship three-week Best of Europe tour packs more travel thrills into a vacation than you can imagine. Just ask Rick, who's taking the tour with his extended family this summer… Read more


Guide Interview: Robert Wright

Memphis native Robert Wright is now a proud sevillano — and a guide for our Best of Andalucía tour. He'll be talking about his adopted country at Test Drive a Tour Guide™… Read more


Video of the Month: Ancient Ephesus

Turkey tour guide Lale Surman Aran helps Rick explore the ruins of Ephesus — one of the world's greatest classical cities… Read more


Tour Forum: Managing Multiple Currencies

Donna in Cleveland is getting ready for the Best of Eastern Europe tour, and wonders "how travelers handle multiple currencies — koruna, złoty, forint, euro, and kuna. Get tips from fellow travelers…" Read more


Enter Our Scrapbook Contest!

If you traveled with us in 2019, you could win your next tour as part of our annual Scrapbook Contest! But hurry! There are only a few weeks left to enter… Read more


Tours on Sale

Warm up from the winter blues with dreams of spring travels! From Spain to Italy to Turkey, check out our spring tours on sale… Read more


Meet Climate Smart Commitment Grant Recipient Agros International

With support from the Rick Steves Climate Smart Commitment, Agros International is helping family farms around the world thrive and adapt to the effects of climate change… Read more


We’ve Added a Spain Departure!

Due to high demand, we've added one more spring departure for our Best of Spain tour! Join us April 25–May 8 for a trip that captures the energetic diversity of Spain… Read more