• #10: Best of the Adriatic in 14 Days Tour

    We're a few weeks into our 2018 tour booking season now, and it's fascinating to see which corners of Europe are pushing travelers' "I can't wait!" buttons. We'll begin our top 10 countdown with the Best of the Adriatic, which meanders through Croatia, Slovenia, and Bosnia-Herzegovina. This tour's rising popularity shows how travelers today are being drawn to distinctive regions and new experiences. And who can resist a morning walk through Croatia's waterfall-laced Plitvice Lakes National Park? So far our 10th-strongest seller for 2018, the Best of the Adriatic ranks #17 out of 44 for 2017.

  • Segovia, Spain

    #9: Best of Spain in 14 Days Tour

    Rick calls this tour "a sumptuous, two-week cultural buffet" — and the views are mouth-watering as well. Here's a look at Segovia, where you'll enjoy a walking tour, an unforgettable lunch feast, and free time to wander into this picture. Popularity in 2017: #6.

  • Shop in Toledo, Spain

    #8: Barcelona & Madrid in 8 Days Tour

    It may be missing from the tour's title, but Spain's medieval capital of Toledo is a big hit on our Barcelona & Madrid tour. And given that it's on the tour's last full day, it's a handy place to collect a few hand-crafted mementos. Popularity in 2017: #21.

  • Restaurant staff, Taormina, Sicily, Italy

    #7: 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 for 2018 we follow the same great itinerary, whether you choose to travel in winter, spring, summer, or fall. Popularity in 2017: #3.

  • #6: 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, far and away. Maybe this guy in Florence has something to do with it. Popularity in 2017: #1.

  • #5: Best of Ireland in 14 Days Tour

    We have plenty of colorful scenic shots of Ireland we could show you, 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 8-day Heart of Ireland tour just fine. Popularity in 2017: #4.

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

    In Greece, a history buff's well never runs dry. A thousand years before the Acropolis and Aristotle, the victors in the Trojan War built the colossal Lion Gate at Mycenae. You'll walk beneath it — 34 centuries later — on our 2018 tour through the heart of Greece. Popularity in 2017: #16.

  • #3: Best of Scotland in 10 Days Tour

    Sheepdogs: Watch them work. Pet their puppies. Need we say more? Book now. (Popularity in 2017: #2.)

  • #2: Village Italy in 14 Days Tour

    Need a break from museums? This tour will have you rubbing elbows with Italian culture, learning about crafting pottery, cutting marble, cooking pasta, making wine — even hunting truffles. And the dinners? Delizioso! Popularity in 2017: #20.

  • Óbidos, Portugal

    #1: Heart of Portugal in 12 Days Tour

    Our top tour (so far!) for 2018, the Heart of Portugal feels far from the tourist crowd, with a "Europe in the old days" vibe. It takes you on an adventure that connects you with the Portuguese people, from salty harbors to lovingly tended vineyards to simply magical evening walks. Popularity in 2017: #15.

    Learn more about these itineraries — and another three dozen! — at Rick Steves Europe Tours.

    (Itinerary specifics subject to change.)