February Tour News

Hi from Rick: Test Drive a Tour Guide™!

For 25 years I guided "Rick Steves" tours. And for the last decade, I've been enjoying the amazing work of our talented guides. In the last couple of years I've traveled along as a customer on three of our tours: the Best of Sicily, the Best of Ireland, and the Heart of Portugal. I've never been more proud to have my name on our tours.

Of course, with a good guidebook you can be your own tour guide. But, just like with cooking, playing the piano, exercising, and bird watching — with a chef, musician, trainer, or guide at your side you learn more, experience more, use your time smarter, relax, and have fun. This month's Tour News and our free "Test Drive a Tour Guide" event (recorded on Saturday, January 26 and viewable on demand through February 9) combine to illustrate just that… Read more


Watch On Demand Through February 9: Test Drive a Tour Guide

Join Rick and his top tour guides in the comfort of your home! Through February 9 you can watch — on demand — a full day of presentations on our exciting tour lineup for 2019. It's free and easy to tune in… Read more


Interview with Nina Bernardo

Nina Bernardo was raised in America, but was steadily drawn to living in Italy by the "old country" stories of her grandparents. Now she's a full-time resident of Rome, and shares her passion for all things Italian… Read more


Stories of Great Guides

Rick Steves' guides aren't just amazing at their jobs — they are fun, caring, interesting people in their own right! To help you get acquainted, here's a collection of interviews we've done with just a few of the guides… Read more


Video of the Month: The Importance of Having a Great Guide

No matter where you travel on a tour, the quality of your guide can make or break your vacation. Rick is adamant about hiring guides he personally knows and trusts, and who share his love for Europe and… Read more


Tour Forum: Can You Pick a Tour Based on the Guide?

diveloonie writes, "We are signed up for our first RS tour next year, but as an avid reader of this forum, I have become familiar with some of the popular RS guides' names. In the future, is it possible…" Read more


Save on Select Spring Tours

Ready to treat yourself to an early spring? We're happy to give you a nudge with special discounts on select departures in February and March. Our "sale page" always has some pleasant surprises… Read more


Win Your Next Tour!

Did you travel on a Rick Steves tour in 2018? Create a website of your tour experience and enter it into our online Scrapbook Contest for your chance to win your next tour… Read more