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May Tour News

Hi from Rick: Here Comes the Sun

This is the season I traditionally dream about summer travels — and lately, part of my "coming out of the pandemic" credo has been to do more than just dream. So, I've just booked a summer vacation. (I'm actually taking a real vacation: enjoying the canals, villages, and tasty treats of Burgundy, and then hiking for a week high in the Swiss Alps.) I keep dreaming of the way, in Burgundy, the vast fields of sunflowers physically turn with the sun as they follow its predictable journey across the sky and how the cicadas seem to chirp joyfully whenever I sip a pastis in the venerable shade of the village plane trees. And in the Alps, the sweet smell of cut hay and the happy rhythmic crunch of hiking boots just make me want to sing, "Green Acres is the place to be!" It feels so great to be going!

I'm just back from my spring research trip, and here's my big takeaway… Read more

In this issue


Slideshow: Best of Summer Tours

From the best of England, Ireland, and Scotland to the best of Europe from Amsterdam to Rome, summer is a prime time for a European getaway. Traveling on a Rick Steves tour this summer has one huge advantage…Read more


Sunflowers

Raves About Best of Summer Tours

A well-designed tour will always help shield you from large crowds, waiting in long lines and stress. And there's no time this is more important than in the long days of summer! Rick Steves' June–August… Read more


Dimitri Rigas

Meet Coach Driver Turned Tour Guide, Dimitri

We first got to know Dimitri as a coach driver for our tours. Like all our drivers, he enjoyed spending time with tour members. But he also showed a keen interest in learning all about the sights and… Read more


Rick Steves Summer Tour Sale

Save $200 on June, July & August Tours

Summer Tour Sale! Rick Steves tours are always a great value, and once in a while it gets even better! Now through May 31, 2022, you can save $200 per seat on select departures with seats available… Browse tours


Pickled Herring

European Street Food

In this video clip, join Rick as he munches his way through some of Europe's tastiest street food. He enjoys a gyro on toasted pita in Athens, salted summertime herring in Amsterdam, a refreshing… Watch the video


Rick’s Spring Trip Report

Coming up on Monday Night Travel, join Rick for his spring 2022 trip report: 40 Days in 12 Cities on May 23, and Steve Smith for a tour of France's Dordogne River Valley on June 6… Register