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…
"Overall, the tour surpassed my expectations. I thought it was well planned, great value, and I enjoyed it immensely. February is a great month to travel as there were few other tourists. I loved the history and culture of Sicily."
— Laura, Best of Sicily tour in February
"This was our fourth Rick Steves tour, and it didn't disappoint. Our guide effortlessly entertained and educated us on a beautiful journey through a very Christmassy Bavaria! The experience is rich with interesting new sights, sounds, tastes and treats."
— Daniel, Best of Munich, Salzburg & Vienna tour in November
"London during the holiday season was dazzling! We saw all the traditional sights, our guide was amazing and witty, and made the whole trip a pleasure. From the food tour to a tour of Windsor and the castle, every day was a new adventure."
— Pam, Best of London tour in December
"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, Best of Barcelona & Madrid tour in February
"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, Best of Paris tour in March
"Spending part of the holiday season in Rome was an amazing experience. Our tour guide was wonderful, our fellow travelers were delightful, the itinerary was the right mix of busy and relaxing, and getting to see the holidays through the lens of another culture was priceless."
— Trisha, Best of Rome tour in December
"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, Best of Venice, Florence & Rome tour in November
"The tour provided a perfect snapshot of this fascinating country, beginning with Istanbul to the fairy chimneys of Capadoccia, to Antalya on the Mediterranean, to the ancient wonders of Aphrodisias, Hieropolis, and Ephesus. Our guide was exceptional, and our wonderful fellow travelers made an unforgettable experience."
— Susan, Best of Turkey tour in March