July Tour News

Hi from Rick: Tune-In to Off-Season Touring

Every time I travel in the off-season, I find myself enjoying a cool and comfy tranquility (and not missing the heat and crowds that so often come with peak season). But even more than that, I enjoy catching Europe by surprise — at its candid best…just embracing life on its terms. When I travel away from the tourist season, Europe seems even more welcoming than normal.

Sure, traveling off-season means you spend less time in lines and you pay less for your flight. But, for me, the smart-season-reason to travel off-season is the chance to experience a more European Europe. In a nearly tourist-free Paris, I linger over my café au lait (with a cute little bird on the wicker chair next to me) and watch as locals parade by. I enjoy a theater and music scene designed for… Read more


Slideshow: Best of Off-Season Tours

Off-season adventures come with a bevy of benefits, from cheaper airfare to a less-crowded Europe to cooler temperatures. We've put together a slideshow of our best off-season getaways to inspire your… Read more


Raves About Off-Season Touring

An off-season tour offers the same great indoor attractions (museums, restaurants, performances) plus lighter crowds and cheaper airfare — making one cool bargain. Read raves about traveling in the off-season… Read more


Guide Interview: Nygil Murrell

In 2002, California-native Nygil Murrell packed his bags and moved to Spain, fulfilling a lifelong dream. Now based in Madrid, Nygil turned his love for his adopted country into a profession: He's the founder… Read more


Video of the Month: Montmartre, Paris

Montmartre — a Parisian hill crowned by the dramatic, neo-Byzantine Sacré-Cœur church — is famous for its spectacular city views and Bohemian ambience captured (and enjoyed by) the Impressionists… Watch the Video


Tour Forum: Post-Best of Sicily Travels

After her Best of Sicily tour ends, Cindy in New Jersey is looking to add a few more days of travel before heading home. She asks the tour forum for their recommendations on where to go… Read more


Save on Select 2019 Tours!

Ready to get away? We have some great deals on select departures in July, August, and September. Save on the Best of Venice, Florence & Rome; Best of Paris; Best of Germany, Austria & Switzerland; and more… Read more