Hi from Rick: We’ll Be Ready for Europe — When Europe Is Ready for Us
This time of year is always exciting for me. With summer winding down, people start looking ahead to next year's travels and signing up for tours — and our entire staff and team of guides gets energized at the thought of sharing Europe with our travelers.
But this year is different. COVID-19 essentially shut down tourism in Europe for 2020, at least for Americans. We're hopeful that 2021 will bring better news, and it's our intention to run Rick Steves tours in 2021 — but only if we can do so safely and reliably.
In order to be ready for whatever 2021 brings, we've already booked hotels and buses for our tours, and our guides are standing by for an exciting slate of tours, as showcased in our 2021 catalog. We could start taking deposits for these tours today. (Many other tour companies are already booking for 2021.) But we've decided…Read more