Raves About Family Touring

Whether you're planning a trip with your teens, pre-teens, or young-adult kids, a Rick Steves tour can open up the world for them — and just about eliminate the stress for you! But don't take our word for it. Read what a few of our touring families from 2017 have to say...


"I am eleven years old, and I don't even know where to begin even telling you about this trip! They took us around to the best sightseeing places of all time, and I loved it. (Bucket list, checked.) I even made some friends on the way of this adventure, and had my birthday in London. The best two reasons why this trip was good? The tour guides — who were magnificent! — and the people. So, if you are reading this and are wondering if you should go on this tour, DO IT!!!"
— Jack in Celina, OH 
Family Europe: London to Florence in 13 Days tour


"This was our third Rick Steves tour, and second family tour. It was absolutely fabulous! Our guides were truly wonderful with the adults and kids alike. I'd wake up knowing every single day is going to be GREAT! Our grandson has been in contact with the other kids from the tour since we got home. That's how great they all connected! Age range was 11–16 and at no time was any child excluded by another. TERRIFIC!!"
— Ellen in Renton, WA
Family Europe: Amsterdam to Rome in 14 Days tour


"I had been wanting to go to Europe since I was young, so this trip had been dreamed about for many years. We had the time of our lives. Not only did my sister, three children and son-in-law join us on the trip, but so did my parents! We had the best tour guide ever — knowledgeable and talented at bringing a group of strangers together and teaching them how to connect. That enhanced our travel experience. We'll be talking about our trip for months!"
— Karma in Modesto, CA
Best of Europe in 14 Days tour


"My husband and I took our 19- and 13-year-old sons on this once-in-a-lifetime trip (by far the most expensive vacation we have ever taken). We started out extremely nervous that it would be worth it, especially for our children. Well, it certainly was! Everything was wonderful. I have told multiple people how our guides went above and beyond with everything they did — especially in making our youngest boy feel included and special. We cannot thank them enough!"
— Amy in Greenbrier, TN
Venice, Florence & Rome in 10 Days tour


"This tour was amazing! I took my son for his 16th birthday. After just finishing his AP European History course, he was delighted to see the places he had just studied, and it certainly made the history he had just read about come alive! Our guide was fantastic — warm, funny and so knowledgeable. And as usual (this was my third RS tour), the group was a lovely mix of fun and fascinating people!"
— Amy in Mount Pleasant, SC
Paris & the Heart of France in 11 Days tour


"We long ago promised our four children a trip of their choosing with my husband and me when they graduate from high school. Our first two have chosen Rick Steves' My Way tours, and we are so happy they did! Our daughter chose My Way Italy. Our son wanted more of an outdoor adventure, so it was My Way Alpine Europe for him, and we had 'wow' moments at every stop!"
— Meika in Salem, OR
My Way® Alpine Europe in 12 Days tour


"This trip was one of the most meaningful experiences of my life. The beautiful scenery, amazing historical sites, and delicious food combined to make every day memorable. I was able to share all this with my mother and daughter — three generations of women from our family trekking through Europe together! It was very special."
— Christine in Port Angeles, WA
Family Europe: London to Florence in 13 Days tour