Raves About Off-Season Touring

We're getting ready to launch our complete catalog of 2020 tours soon. In the meantime, our most popular 2020 off-season itineraries are ready for you to book today! The cooler winter months (November–March) are a wonderful time to go touring in Europe. But don't just take our word for it. Read these post-tour raves from a few of the folks who have traveled with us in the off-season…

Want to get away sooner? We still have seats available on late 2019 tours of Rome, Paris, London, Sicily, Barcelona-Madrid, Prague-Budapest, Venice-Florence-Rome, and Munich-Salzburg-Vienna!


"There were many 'wow' moments on this tour. Seeing Gaudi's breathtaking architecture in Barcelona, experiencing an authentic flamenco show in Madrid, and seeing 'Guernica' by Picasso truly made this trip one of my favorites."

— Trisha in White Plains, NY — Best of Barcelona & Madrid in 8 Days tour in February


Doric temple in Segesta, Sicily, Italy

"At every turn there was another amazing sight or experience. The scenery, Mt. Etna, the mosaics and ancient artifacts, the people who opened their places to us, and the most amazing pizza I ever tasted."

— Heather in Alexandria, VA — Best of Sicily in 11 Days tour in February


Vienna, Austria

"The Christmas season there was inspirational, festive, and fun. The glühwein was a treat, too, enjoyed outside in the cold, crisp air with Christmas vendors, cathedrals, food, snow, lovely decorations, and many locals and visitors gathered around."

— Dan in Portland, OR — Best of Munich, Salzburg & Vienna in 8 Days tour in December


"I can't say enough good things about my London experience. The tour was well-paced and our guides where friendly, informative, helpful, and had a good sense of humor. The highlight for me was the tour of the Old Globe Theatre."

— Deborah in Rosemead, CA — Best of London in 7 Days tour in December


Eiffel Tower and riverboats, Paris, France

"What a wonderful experience for our first Rick Steves tour. The tour itinerary allowed us to see the sights but left plenty of 'on our own' time. The local guides were amazing, and our tour guide's fun attitude spread like wildfire."

— Dennis in Carmel Valley, CA — Best of Paris in 7 Days tour in March


"Once again, Rick Steves has provided a wonderful experience. We were able to see a LOT in our week in Rome. Going in late February was a good move. The crowds were less, and I'd much rather bundle up a bit than experience the heat of summer."

— Esther in Minneapolis, MN — Best of Rome in 7 Days tour in February


"This tour was absolutely fabulous. So nice to be with like-minded travelers who embrace the Rick Steves style of travel. Though I've been to Prague twice before, I learned and experienced so much more on this trip."

— Kelly in Dublin, OH — Best of Prague & Budapest in 8 Days tour in December


Accademia Gallery, Florence, Italy

"We had an amazing time! The tour was an excellent balance of seeing the 'big' sights and having free time. The itineraries and logistics were efficient, so very little time was spent waiting (lack of crowds no doubt helped)."

— Rebecca in Southlake, TX — Best of Venice, Florence & Rome in 10 Days tour in November