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Raves About Our City Guides

Rick Steves guides pack a lot of "wow" moments into each of our week-long London, Paris, Rome, and Istanbul tours. But don't just take our word for it. Here are just a few of the guide raves coming from our city tour alums.

Jeanie Carmichael

Jeanie Carmichael: Best of London

"Jeanie was just perfect. A wealth of information and fun to boot. She kept us entertained with all sorts of stories and details and anecdotes. I couldn't have asked for a better guide through London!"

— Holly in Exeter, PA

Patrick Vidal

Patrick Vidal: Best of Paris

"Patrick was a huge part of making the week in Paris so memorable. He clearly enjoys what he does and it's easy to see that in action. If we ever take the tour again, Patrick would be my guide of choice."

— Robert in Mooresville, IN


Nina Bernardo: Best of Rome

"Nina is an outstanding guide. She's smart, knows Rome inside and out, and she's personable and funny. It was like having one of your favorite college professors as your personal tour guide."

— Theodore in Naples, FL

Yaren Türkoğlu: Best of Istanbul

"Yaren really made this trip to Istanbul extraordinary. The depth of her knowledge and her enthusiasm for the people and culture of Istanbul made the trip exceed my expectations."

— Mary Ann in Winthrop, WA

Roy Nicholls

Roy Nicholls: Best of London

"This was my eighth tour, and all the guides have been really good. Roy was outstanding in every way, especially in his leadership, which was really evident in dealing with a big, complex city like London."

— Beverly in Mercer Island, WA

Guide Virginie More

Virginie Moré: Best of Paris

"Virginie made every moment of our tour richer. She helped us better understand the French by explaining their culture, which proved to be most beneficial in all my interactions. She was key to our memorable time in Paris."

— Amanda in Colorado Springs, CO


Lisa Anderson: Best of Rome

"Lisa was everything you could hope for in a great tour guide. Super knowledgeable, very friendly, and went above and beyond to accommodate all of us. I can't say enough great things about her."

— Christopher in Harrison Township, MI

Mert Taner

Mert Taner: Best of Istanbul

"Mert went out of his way to steer us toward 'wow' experiences like taking us up on the roof of the Grand Bazaar for an outstanding view of the city. He really went above and beyond!"

— Rachel in De Pere, WI

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