For 25 years, Rick led many of our tours while apprenticing hand-picked new tour guides. Before long, those Rick-trained guides would apprentice another "generation," and now that second generation is training a third. We carry on Rick's personal passion for teaching to this day — and that's one big reason why more than 40 percent of our tour members are repeat customers.
We also pay our guides full salaries; kickbacks (and tips) aren't allowed. This means your guide is motivated to give you the most enriching travel experience possible, rather than steer you toward shopping or pressure you into paying extra at the tour's end.
We know our guides are great — but you don't have to take our word for it. Here are some raves from past tour members about just a few of the fine guides who'll be leading our tours in 2022.