February Tour News

Hi from Rick: When Your Dream Becomes a Plan

We've just wrapped up what is always our busiest, happiest month of the year at Rick Steves' Europe, so let me fill you in as I catch my breath…

Our annual, week-long Tour Guide Summit brought more than 100 guides to Edmonds from across Europe and the US. It all culminated in our big Tour Reunion and "Test Drive a Tour Guide™" weekend, which attracted more than 2,000 tour members from the past year and a web-streaming audience of another 15,000 travelers. All this created a nonstop festival of idea sharing, friendship renewing, travel dreaming — and travel planning for the coming year. There is simply nothing else like it… Read more

In this issue


Slideshow: Our Biggest Tour Reunion Weekend

Every January Rick Steves invites more than 100 of our tour guides to travel to Edmonds, WA for a week of workshops, itinerary reviews, and social vagabonding (including a tour of Seattle's famous… Read more


Slideshow: Our NEW Munich, Salzburg & Vienna in 8 Days Tour, Day by Day

Let's go where classical music, towering castles, and the-hills-are-alive scenery welcome you to the Gemütlichkeit of Bavaria and opulence of Austria's Golden Age. This new tour takes you to festive… Read more


Four Tastes of Germany and Austria

Germany and Austria are blessed with some of Europe's most high-powered sights. There's spectacular scenery — the jagged Alps, flower-filled meadows, rolling hills of forests and farms… Read more


Raves About Touring Through Germany and Austria

Germany and Austria lie at the heart of several Rick Steves tours — and the sights and experiences there always generate lots of raves from our tour members. From the charm of Hallstatt to the… Read more


2016 Tours on Sale

Rick Steves tours are always a great value, and once in a while it gets even better! Now you can save an extra $100–$400 per seat on select 2016 departures, while they last… Read more


Your Scrapbook Could Win a Free Tour!

Did you travel on a Rick Steves tour in 2015? If your answer is yes, you could win your next tour by creating a website of your 2015 tour experience and entering it into our Online Scrapbook Contest… Read more


Video of the Month: Tour Guides Never Agree on Anything…Almost!

During our annual week of tour guide meetings, Rick Steves hosted a guides' reception at his house — which featured a little talent show from each region. Each of our Spain guides wanted to… Watch video