May Tour News

Hi from Rick: Back for Extra Alpings

In last month's Tour News I revealed the date of the Best of Europe in 21 Days tour I'll be guiding (and it filled in less than 20 minutes!). Well, there's a second tour I'll be "staffing" this summer: My Way® Alpine Europe in 12 Days.

I'm excited about this one because I'll get some hands-on experience managing one of our popular "un-guided" My Way® tours. I'll be the group's on-board travel advisor as our comfy bus takes us through some of Europe's most spectacular scenery as it laces together my favorite Alpine destinations from Salzburg to Chamonix. At each stop, our merry band of tour members will have the freedom to fan out and… Read more

In this issue


Slideshow: 11 Tours That Touch the Alps

Since the beginning, Rick Steves tours have gravitated toward the Alps. And over the years, we've collected the very best places for flower-carpeted meadows, majestic mountain vistas… Read more


Five Tastes of Germany, Austria & Switzerland

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


Raves About Touring Through Germany, Austria & Switzerland

Germany, Austria, and Switzerland 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… Read more


Interview with Holger Zimmer

Like many Rick Steves tour guides, Holger Zimmer has had an interesting life that extends far beyond (and wonderfully complements) that role. With a background in theater and music, Holger… Read more


Tours Forum: Why Such Great Groups?

"We signed up for a Rick Steves tour in September. It was a My Way because we wanted to be on our own. Well, we wanted to be loners but we loved everyone on the trip and spent time with them! This never..." Read more


Video of the Month: The Berlin Wall Park

On any trip, you want to get out and rub elbows with the local culture. In today's Germany, that doesn't mean yodeling and slap-dancing. In fact, how about graffiti and karaoke? One of Rick's… Read more


30 Tours on Sale Now!

Rick Steves tours are always a great value, and once in a while it gets even better! Now you can save up to $400 per seat on 30 of our upcoming tour departures, while they last! See what's on sale