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July Tour News

Hi from Rick: Staying Connected with Our European Friends

If you've enjoyed my TV shows over the years, you may have noticed that I'm always traveling with someone I introduce as "my friend and fellow tour guide" — just about everywhere in Europe. Most of those friends lead our Rick Steves' Europe tours. And one of the greatest joys of our tour program is the chance for people like you to enjoy those same friendships. When a tour is finished, our travelers and our guides bid each other farewell as kindred spirits with a newly stoked appreciation for the rich culture and natural wonders of Europe.

Of course, until we conquer this virus and are able to celebrate the joys of travel together again, we are nurturing a skill that is not an American forté: patience. If you miss being in contact with your favorite tour guides, we've come up with… Read more

Slideshow: Rick Steves’ Village Italy, Day by Day

La dolce vita (the sweet life) describes the intimate magic of small-town Italy. Our Village Italy tour — with a tasty focus on food, wine, and culture — helps you live it. Starting in elegant Padua… Read more


Get a Taste of the Guides’ Marketplace

Head over to Rick's blog for some virtual travels with our European tour guides, including Roy Nicholls in England, Pål Bjarne Johansen in Norway, and many moreRead more

Video of the Month: Oban, Scotland

With one of Scotland's best distillery tours and plenty of character, Oban is a basket of Scottish traditions. And it's ideally situated for day trips to the isles of Mull, Iona, and Staffa… Watch video

For the Love of Europe book cover

Rick’s Newest Book Is Here!

For the Love of Europe collects 100 of Rick's favorite memories from a lifetime of overseas adventures, giving travel dreamers a fun-to-read, greatest-hits collection of Europe's most exciting… Read more

Rick with a beer stein

Download a Rick Steves Zoom Background

Take a virtual trip to Europe on your next video call with free backgrounds of some of Rick's favorite places in Europe, including Rick with a mug of beer in Rothenberg and dancing in an alpine meadow… Read more

Meet Climate Smart Grant Recipient Sustainable Harvest International

Sustainable Harvest International partners with smallholder farming families to improve their well-being through climate-smart farming. Our donation will allow SHI to help 50 farming families… Read more