Planning your dream trip should be enjoyable. If the complexities of rail pass features, sightseeing priorities, or even packing are stressing you out, we can help.
We've been to Europe — many times. If you have lots of questions and/or a complex trip to plan, or if you're a first-time traveler and are not sure where to begin, consider a personalized, in-depth trip consultation with one of our experienced advisors. Our team has helped thousands of travelers put together great itineraries tailored to their special interests, budgets, and time constraints.
We'll answer your travel questions, build an itinerary, and help you figure out transportation. We specialize in the areas covered by Rick Steves tours and guidebooks, but can often help in other areas of Europe.
Note: We are not a travel agency, so any transportation and lodging reservations for your trip will need to be made by you. And we don't focus on specialty modes of travel (such as hiking, biking, or cruising), though we'll help as best we can.
You can arrange a consultation in person at our Travel Center in Edmonds, Washington, or by phone. The in-person cost is $60 per half hour (which is enough time for most trips), or $90 for a half-hour consultation by phone (which also covers extra time the consultant spends before your call, looking over your itinerary). Appointments exceeding 30 minutes will be charged $30 for each additional 15 minutes.
Be prepared! Have these things handy at the time of your consultation appointment:
- Paper and pencil (take notes — we won't send you a written summary)
- Prioritized list of questions (to avoid forgetting one, and to help us stay focused)
- Your rough itinerary (e.g., list of overnight stops, top places you want to see, calendar)
During the busy travel planning seasons our consultants can be heavily booked. Try to make your appointment three weeks in advance to secure a date and time that fits your schedule.
To book a consultation, call our Travel Center at 425-771-8303 ext. 298. We'd love to do a little travel dreaming with you!