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July Travel News

Hi from Rick: Looks Like We Made It

It's beginning to look like we've made it through the great COVID-19 pandemic. After being grounded for two seasons, suddenly it seems I'm free to once again lie awake at night and ponder my next European adventure: not if I'll go back, but where, when, and how I'll go. (How about you?)

Over the past year, we've kept our team of nearly 100 colleagues together here at Rick Steves' Europe in anticipation of this long-awaited day. And our mission is to cover all your bases: great tours for those who want to leave the planning, driving, and guiding up to the experts; great guidebooks for those who love the idea that if you equip yourself with good information and expect to travel smart, you can; and America's most popular travel television series to stoke your wanderlust… Read more

In this issue


New Special “Best of the Alps” Premieres in July

In his new one-hour public television special, join Rick Steves on an alpine adventure with scenic train rides, breathtaking lifts, majestic glaciers, and unforgettable hikes. We conquer the Dolomites… Read more


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2022 Tours Are Selling Like Hotcakes!

In 2020, I had a busy year of travels planned. I was most excited about going on a Best of Europe in 21 Days tour, with my entire extended family along for the ride. Ever since I had to scrap those plans… Read more


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Keeping Up with Rick: Patriotism, Pot, and More

Follow along as Rick celebrates America, advocates for marijuana legalization, discusses the future of guidebooks, travels to France (virtually) with an old friend, and marks 30 years on TV… Read more


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Kraków: The Heart and Soul of Poland

I like to think of Kraków — located in the southern region of perhaps Europe's most underappreciated country — as the Boston of Poland. It's a charming, vital city with a strong sense… Read more


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Getting Your Travel Documents Together

Your trip won't get off the ground if you don't prepare your documents — passport, vaccination proof, rail pass, international driving permit — well before your departure date. Give yourself… Read more


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Cameron’s Blog: When Travel Dreaming Turns to Trip Planning

At the end of this summer, I'm hoping to head back to Europe for the first time in nearly two years. My wife and I are excited to spend a mellow vacation in two of our favorite countries: Slovenia and… Read more


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Video of the Month: An Historic Stroll Through Paris

Bastille Day, France's big national day, is July 14. Let's celebrate! In this Classroom Europe® playlist we'll get a little history lesson about the French Revolution, Napoleon, and the Latin Quarter… Watch video


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Spain’s Culinary Culture, Family Vacations in Europe, St. Francis’ Assisi

Check out the weekly picks in our Guides' Marketplace, from learning about Spaniards' love affair with food to planning a family vacation in Europe to exploring St. Francis' Assisi… See more


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Rick’s Favorites on Monday Night Travel

Coming up this month, join Rick for a fun-filled hour of travel and learn about some of his favorites including Islamic side trips, European castles and palaces, and places in Scotland… Register