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January Tour News

Hi from Rick: The Joy of Traveling Again

As the 2022 tour season fast approaches, all of us at Rick Steves' Europe are busy preparing for our tour buses to starting rolling — safely and responsibly — through Europe again. And that has me thinking about my family's summer vacations when I was a kid.

Each summer, my family would board our little boat and head north on Puget Sound. If it was windy and the waves were too high, my dad would duck into the last protected harbor, and we'd wait for it to be what he called "calm as a millpond." We'd nose out each morning to check the waves, and if it was too windy, we'd go back. After a few days, Dad would realize that if we waited for perfectly calm seas, we'd miss our vacation. And he knew that, if you're smart and careful, you can still handle some waves…even if that means you need to… Read more

In this issue

Slideshow: Athens & the Heart of Greece, Day by Day

The Rick Steves Athens & the Heart of Greece tour is an odyssey of time-travel thrills, from Athens' majestic Acropolis to the must-see ancient sites of Delphi, Olympia, Epidavros, and Mycenae. With knowledge… Read more

Nazaré, Portugal

Slideshow: Best of Portugal, Day by Day

Starting in lively Lisbon and ending in proud Porto, Rick Steves' Heart of Portugal combines a dazzling mix of Roman, Moorish, and Baroque architecture with the small towns, seacoast, food, wine, and music of this tradition-rich… Read more

Slideshow: Best of Sicily, Day by Day

Rick Steves' most exotic tour in Italy will immerse you in the distinctive culture, cuisine, and history of Sicily — including Palermo, Taormina, Agrigento, Syracuse, Catania, and more! On this island… Read more

Lisbon, Portugal

Meet Our Great Guides

We have dozens of interesting interviews with our guides available on our website anytime. But in this month's Tour News, we're featuring a handful of our great guides who lead a trio of our top-selling tours… Read more

Raves About Greece, Portugal, and Sicily

Have you already experienced Europe north of the Alps? For the perfect, culturally rich and seasonally sunny follow-up, look to the south! Tour members on Rick Steves' Greece, Portugal, and Sicily… Read here

Sicilian coast as seen from Taormina, Sicily

Taormina, Sicily: Cannoli with a View

One of Europe's most romantic, Old World beach resorts, Taormina hangs high above the Mediterranean with breathtaking views of Mount Etna in the distance and the sea below. With tasty traditional cannoli… Watch the video


Coming Soon to Monday Night Travel

Join Rick for his upcoming Monday Night Travel parties featuring Andalucía with guide Concepción Delgado, Siena with guest Anna Piperato, and a look at Cameron Hewitt's first solo book… Register here