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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: Athens & the Heart of Greece, the Best of Portugal, and the Best of Sicily.

Anastasia: Athens & the Heart of Greece

Anastasia is an important member of our Athens & the Heart of Greece tour team. A native of Greece, she has led tours throughout her country — from Crete to Corfu to Thessaloniki. With her multiple… Read more


Cristina: Best of Portugal

Cristina excels at leading tours. She began working with Rick Steves as a local Lisbon guide in 2003 (remember our 20-day "Best of Spain & Portugal" itinerary?), and stepped-up to become a… Read more

Virginia: Best of Sicily

Virginia is Rick Steves' only native Italian guide who lives in the US. She came to Seattle to complete her PhD in Comparative Literature and Cinema Studies at the University of Washington… Read more

Apostolos Douras

Apostolos: Athens & the Heart of Greece

As a Rick Steves tour guide, Apostolos makes full use of his background in international relations and his passions for art and traveling. While Apostolos has led tours all over Europe, he loves… Read more

Claudia Costa

Cláudia: Best of Portugal

Cláudia has deep roots in Lisbon and, with a background in radio and theater, a gift for communication. When a teacher mentioned that she could put her skills and her knowledge of Portugal to work as a tour guide… Read more

Nina Dierckx

Nina: Best of Sicily

After growing up in Belgium and spending 18 years in England, Nina relocated to Italy, where she appreciates the hospitality, sun-soaked climate, excellent daily cuisine, and wine! From her Italian home base… Read more