September Tour News

Hi from Rick: What’s Your Travel Style?

I've spent a third of my adult life — four months every year — exploring the many corners of Europe. And with each year's travels, I marvel at how I never exhaust this continent of what it has to offer. That's why our tour program keeps growing…and why we have hundreds of tour members who have taken 10, 12, or even 20 of our tours!

Originally, I led every one of our tours, and we had only one itinerary: the Best of Europe in 21 Days. Today, after decades of listening to our tour members and shaping our program to their travel dreams, we offer an exciting variety of experiences for lots of tastes. But they all still have one thing in common: what our travelers call the "Rick Steves style," meaning that they're getting the best value and the best experience around.

Some dream of… Read more


'David' (Michelangelo), Uffizi Gallery, Florence, Italy

Slideshow: Top 10 Tours for 2020

We're a few weeks into our 2020 tour booking season, and it's fascinating to see which corners of Europe are pushing travelers' "I can’t wait!" buttons. Here's a colorful top 10 countdown… Read more

Raves About Our Top 10 Tours

If you're dreaming of a European getaway in 2020, it's helpful (and fun!) to see what recent tour members have to say about their experiences. And hearing about our top 10 sellers (so far) is… Read more

Video of the Month: Lisbon's Old World Neighborhoods

The Alfama and Bairro Alto neighborhoods in Lisbon are two of the city's most characteristic and charming districts. While new affluence and tourism is bringing inevitable change, bits of… Read more

Guide Interview: Filippos Kanakaris

As many happy tour members will tell you, leading groups comes naturally to Greek tour guide Filippos Kanakaris. An Athens native, he first started leading tours (in French) while working as an… Read more

Tour Forum: Deciding Between Several Tours

Justin from Pasco, WA, writes, "When deciding amongst several tours that all sound great for their own reasons, what other factors do you consider in ultimately picking one…" Read more

Save on Select 2019 Tours!

Looking for a last-minute fall vacation? Save on select 2019 departures… Read more