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Meet Our Great Guides

Rick Steves guides aren't just amazing at their jobs — they're fun, caring, interesting people in their own right! To help you get acquainted, here's a handful of interviews we've done with a few guides who will be expertly leading our tour groups around Europe in 2022.


(Best of the Adriatic tour)

Anja has guided tours crisscrossing Europe for 20 years. She speaks at least five languages fluently (when you're from Slovenia you kinda gotta) and guides her tours mixing elegance with… Read more



(Best of London and Best of South England tours)

Tom wields some intimidating credentials — a law degree, the prestigious "Blue Badge" tour guide status, and his selection by Queen Elizabeth II to be a Member of the British Empire (MBE)… Read more


(Best of Ireland and Heart of Ireland tours)

Cathie has been guiding tours of Ireland for more than 15 years, but she is most widely known for her work as a singer and songwriter. Cathie has been in the vanguard of Irish music for three… Read more

Tour guide Filippos Kanakaris


(Athens & the Heart of Greece tour)

As many happy tour members will tell you, leading tours comes naturally to Filippos. An Athens native, he first started leading tours (in French) while working as an actor in London… Read more



(Germany-Austria-Switzerland, Munich-Salzburg-Vienna, Belgium & Holland, and Paris tours)

Rolinka was born and raised in the Netherlands, and now makes her home in France. Her zest for variety is reflected… Read more

Spain tour guide Francisco Glaria


(Basque Country of Spain & France tour)

Pamplona native Francisco loves sharing his homeland with travelers. As a guide on our Basque Country of Spain & France tour, he does just that, introducing tour members to the... Read more


(Venice-Florence-Rome, Best of Italy, Heart of Italy, Rome, Sicily, and Tuscany tours)

Once upon a time Karin took a trip to Italy…and she made it her home! Over the many years that she's been working as a Rick Steves guide… Read more