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Raves About Rick Steves Tours

If you’re dreaming of a European getaway in 2023, it’s helpful (and fun!) to see what our tour members have to say about their recent experiences. And hearing about our top 10 sellers is a fine place to start. Here are a few raves from travelers who are glad they chose a Rick Steves tour…

"Sicily is an amazing place, worth more than one trip. The hotels and included meals were great, and the sights and activities fascinating. We had a small group and it was a very compatible, friendly and fun group. Our guide was exceptional — knowledgeable, organized, warm, friendly, with a good sense of humor."

— Esther — Best of Sicily tour member

"This is by far the best tour I have ever been on. Our expectations were not only met but exceeded. We really enjoyed having access to the culture of the places we visited and meeting the people who shared their lives with us along the way. This tour had it all, art, history, architecture, amazing food, extraordinary tour guide, and bonus surprises!"

— Daron — Venice, Florence, & Rome tour member

"Rick Steves tours picked up right where they left off pre-COVID. An amazing tour with an exceptional guide and fantastic local guides. Ireland is a beautiful, scenic country. Locals are excited to see people again and engage in conversation. Our guide added wonderful experiences with local flavor incorporating food, drink, music and dance."

— Beth — Best of Ireland tour member

Óbidos, Portugal

"This was my fourth RS tour, and it continued a streak of fantastic adventures in Europe over the last several years. Our tour guide was ready to go and navigated the COVID-19 requirements and restrictions with ease. I loved Portugal! This is a great tour and I highly recommend it to anyone interested in seeing Portugal."

— Mark — Heart of Portugal tour member

"Our tour guide was the best! She was really in tune with our group and made everyone comfortable on their first trips abroad after the pandemic. The local city guides could not be beat either. I loved the balance of planned activities and free time. Of course, the food and scenery could not be beat."

— Carol — Heart of Italy tour member

Acropolis, Athens, Greece

"This tour was a very good way to experience Greece for the first time, especially during COVID. We felt very safe the entire time. We had really good local guides. But the best part about our tour was our lead guide, who brought the places we visited to life with great stories and personal insight."

— Charles — Athens & the Heart of Greece tour member

"I thoroughly enjoyed our Best of Paris tour. Our guide was outstanding; the hotel was excellent — including the staff, accommodations, and location; the local guides at Montmartre, The Louvre, and Versailles were interesting and engaging. I also very much enjoyed nearly all of our fellow travelers — it was a great group."

— Susan — Best of Paris tour member

"Excellent tour: Our guide was terrific and so were our two city guides in Glasgow and Edinburgh. The food was plentiful, and the sights were spectacular. Stopping at Glencoe was a 'wow' moment. Although we weren't there long, and it was chilly (for this Floridian), seeing the clouds wafting across the snow-capped Highlands was a mystical treat."

— John — Best of Scotland tour member

Café in Le Marais historic district, Paris, France

"Paris and the Heart of France is the ideal way to become familiar with French culture, attractions, cuisine, and wine. Our guide was very good about encouraging us to mix with the locals (the Rick Steves way), such as visiting the local village market, or having a cup of coffee and a pastry in the best people watching spots. Highly recommended!"

— Daniel — Paris & the Heart of France tour member

"Traveling in Slovenia, Croatia and Bosnia was a magical adventure. Our guide was personable and sensitive to our needs. Lake Bled, Plitvice Park, Dubrovnik, Split, Ljubljana and Mostar are indelible memories of our journey. Donkey Farm, Winery, Island of Korcula oh my! We can't wait until our next adventure with Rick Steves in 2023!"

— Peter — Best of the Adriatic tour member


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