A tour may have a great-sounding itinerary, but it takes a top-notch guide to make it a truly memorable experience. And we have some of the best guides around. Don't just take our word for it: Here's what Rick Steves tour members have to say about a few of the talented guides who will be leading 2020 tours.
"Gillian is the epitome of tour guides. Her wealth of knowledge about each location was truly amazing, and her British sense of humor is very quick and witty. I truly appreciate all the work Gillian did for us each day — and behind the scenes — to make our tour not just a good trip, but a great experience."
— Karen in San Jose, CA
Read our interview with Gillian.
"Karin was personable, informative, and patient and could adjust to the personality of every traveler in our group. She was as knowledgeable about the history of our Italian haunts as she was with the current political and social trends. Karin kept a smile on her face and a melody in her heart that you knew were real."
— Randy in Huntington, WV
Read our interview with Karin.
"Our guide Federico is what made the tour outstanding. He brought the history, culture, and essence of Spain alive. His character portrayals, deeply rooted knowledge, and obvious love of being a guide made this tour special and memorable above all others I have taken."
— Tina in Piedmont, CA
Read our interview with Federico.
"Etelka is absolutely wonderful. Her warmth, kindness, and compassion definitely embody the Rick Steves philosophy. She shared her stories and life with us in so many wonderful and creative ways. It's obvious that she's passionate about what she does!"
— Patricia in Hurst, TX
Read our interview with Etelka.
"I knew quite a lot about Greek history before I went on this tour, but Anastasia's wide-ranging knowledge filled in many of the blanks for me. I especially enjoyed her insights into current Greek politics and issues people in her part of the world confront on a daily basis. What better way to learn about a culture?"
— William in London, ON
Read our interview with Anastasia.
Any tour in France
"Virginie was excellent in the way she presented French culture. Having lived in the U.S., she was tuned into what we were curious about as well as what would help us have a better tour by interacting with locals. We could not have asked for a better guide."
— Kathryn in Columbus, OH
Read our interview with Virginie.