Slideshow: Rick’s Top 10 Tours for 2023

  • We've filled about 60 percent of our 2023 tour seats and it's fascinating to see which corners of Europe are pushing travelers' "must-see" buttons. If you haven't yet decided on the trip of your dreams maybe this slideshow will inspire you. Let's go!

  • #10: Best of Scandinavia in 14 Days Tour

    Our top 10 countdown starts with the Best of Scandinavia in 14 Days tour, where you'll dodge the spray of waterfalls as you cruise along the pristine waterways of Norway's Sognefjord.

  • #9: Paris & the Heart of France in 11 Days Tour

    If the unforgettable sights of Paris, elegant châteaux of the Loire, Brittany's charming half-timbered villages, magical Mont St-Michel, or Normandy's stirring D-Day beaches keep rising to the top of your travel dreams, Paris & the Heart of France is the perfect tour for you.

  • #8: Best of South Italy in 13 Days Tour

    If you've enjoyed touring Italy north of Rome you'll love diving into the south. Our tour of the "ankle" of Italy's boot visits farms and forests as well as cities and beaches, with a mix of settings — from rugged to glamourous, and historic to hip.

  • #7: Best of Scotland in 13 Days Tour

    Sheepdogs! Watch them work. Marvel at their skill. Pet their puppies. This tour also gives you highlands, islands, and a wee dram of whisky. Need we say more? We also have an eight-day Heart of Scotland tour for those short on time. And yes, it also includes a visit to the sheep farm.

  • Vernazza (Cinque Terre), Italy

    #6: Best of Italy in 17 Days Tour

    This tour treats you to Italy's very best, from its three greatest cities to its hill-town vineyards, mountain-ringed alpine meadows, cliff-clinging Cinque Terre villages, and cozy fishing harbors — all accompanied by memorable meals and local wines.

  • #5: Best of Venice, Florence & Rome in 10 Days Tour

    Italy's great cities are a thrilling introduction to Europe, and this 10-day tour has long been Rick Steves' most popular introduction to Italy. Maybe this guy in Florence has something to do with it.

  • #4: Athens & the Heart of Greece in 14 Days Tour

    On this tour you'll walk among ancient ruins in Athens, Delphi, Olympia, Epidavros, and Mycenae before hopping a boat to the idyllic traffic-free island of Hydra. Your entire day on Hydra is free to soak up the sun and whitewashed architecture as you wander the narrow streets and harbor promenade.

  • #3: Best of Ireland in 14 Days Tour

    We could show you plenty of colorful scenic shots of Ireland, but it's the people you meet who make each visit unforgettable. And if two weeks is too much of a stretch, we can fit you into our eight-day Heart of Ireland tour just fine.

  • Óbidos, Portugal

    #2: Heart of Portugal in 12 Days Tour

    With their "Europe in the old days" vibe, Portuguese villages feel far from the tourist crowd. This tour connects you with the Portuguese people in a range of inviting locales, from salty harbors to lovingly tended vineyards, on an adventure that includes several magical evening walks.

  • Palermo, Sicily, Italy

    #1: Best of Sicily in 11 Days Tour

    If you're looking forward to a warm and engaging welcome on your next trip, our Sicily tour is a sure thing. And the Mediterranean climate makes this island a great destination whether you choose to travel in winter, spring, summer, or fall.

    Learn more about our top 10 tours — and another three dozen itineraries covering nearly all of Europe — on our Rick Steves Tours page.