• #10: Heart of Italy in 9 Days Tour

    It's fascinating to see which corners of Europe are pushing travelers' "I can't wait!" buttons. We'll begin our top 10 countdown in the Cinque Terre village of Vernazza, from the Heart of Italy in 9 Days. Our 10th-strongest seller for 2019 so far, the Heart of Italy for 2018 (entire year) ranks #3 out of 44. (photo: Dominic Arizona Bonuccelli)

  • Sainte-Chapelle, Paris, France

    #9: Best of Paris in 7 Days Tour

    Paris can be overwhelming, even for experienced travelers. With the insider's insights of an expert guide and line-skipping reservations to the best places, our Best of Paris in 7 Days tour makes the City of Light a true delight. Popularity in 2018 (entire year) #7. (photo: Dominic Arizona Bonuccelli)

  • #8: 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 2018 (entire year) #1. (photo: Rick Steves)

  • Óbidos, Portugal

    #7: Heart of Portugal in 12 Days Tour

    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 2018 (entire year) #10. (photo: Dominic Arizona Bonuccelli)

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

    The rising popularity of this tour, which meanders through Croatia, Slovenia, and Bosnia-Herzegovina, shows how travelers today are being drawn to distinctive regions and new experiences. Popularity in 2018 (entire year) #14. (photo: Dominic Arizona Bonuccelli)

  • #5: Best of Scotland in 10 Days Tour

    Sheepdogs: Watch them work. Pet their puppies. Need we say more? Book now. Popularity in 2018 (entire year) #2. (photo: Dominic Arizona Bonuccelli)

  • #4: 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 2018 (entire year) #22. (photo: Dominic Arizona Bonuccelli)

  • #3: 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 2018 (entire year) #5. (photo: Dominic Arizona Bonuccelli)

  • Restaurant staff, Taormina, Sicily, Italy

    #2: 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. Popularity in 2018 (entire year) #4. (photo: Dominic Arizona Bonuccelli)

  • #1: 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 2019 tour through the heart of Greece. Popularity in 2018 (entire year) #11. (photo: Rick Steves)

     

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    (Itinerary specifics subject to change.)