Raves About Off-Season Travel

The quieter, cooler winter months 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…

"There aren't enough superlatives to convey what an extraordinary experience it was. Quiet moments on the private terrace of our hotel in Venice…bottle of wine, gondolas silently gliding by below. Ah…"

— Jane, Best of Venice, Florence & Rome tour in March

St. Peter's Basilica, Rome, Italy

"The tour was fabulous. Spending Christmas in Rome with all the holiday lights, trees, and decorations was magical."

— Nikki, Best of Rome tour in December

segesta temple sicily

"Each day was great, but my favorite was Ancient Segesta and Erice. The landscape in Segesta was beautiful and peaceful. The flowers were blooming and we had the temple and theater almost to ourselves."

— Carmen, Best of Sicily tour in February

"We chose this tour not only to take in the beautiful cities in Germany and Austria, but also to attend the Christmas Markets! It was a wonderful trip, and I loved the mix of guided touring and free time."

— Korrie, Best of Munich, Salzburg & Vienna tour in November

"The tour experience was one of the best Rick Steves tours I have been on. The group was friendly and fun. We had great weather, and our guide did an excellent job."

— Mark, Best of Barcelona & Madrid tour in March

Boat in Paris

"We had a great time visiting Paris in February. What a great place to visit around Valentine's Day! The beautiful dinner cruise on the Seine and watching the lights of the Eiffel Tower as they twinkle; capped off a special week for us."

— Kristine, Best of Paris tour in February

Ice skating at the Somerset House, London, England

"This tour is an excellent way to experience many facets of London in a short period of time. The holiday lights and attractions made this a terrific time to visit. So glad we did this tour, at this time, with the group we met!"

— Kristie, Best of London tour in December

"Wow — what an incredible tour. The diversity of activities and sites is incredible. Our guide did a masterful job of sharing his beautiful country with us. One of my favorite tours!"

— Benjamin, Best of Turkey tour in March