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Rick Steves

In the Pilgrim Church of Leiden, Organ Enthusiasts Gather

Rick Steves | Posted 07.28.2016 | Travel
Rick Steves

I've said goodbye to the My Way Alpine Europe tour I've been leading, and am now researching my guidebooks in Holland. While I miss my friends from th...

12 Days in the Alps and Lots of My Way Fun

Rick Steves | Posted 07.27.2016 | Travel
Rick Steves

I absolutely love our My Way Alpine Europe Tour itinerary. Imagine enjoying the Alps in Austria, Italy, Germany, Switzerland, and France -- all in 12 ...

My Return to Leading Tours

Rick Steves | Posted 07.26.2016 | Travel
Rick Steves

I love being a tour guide. For more than 20 years, that was my primary work. But for well over a decade, I have not led a tour. (Instead, each year, I...

High-Altitude Hiking Above Chamonix

Rick Steves | Posted 07.26.2016 | Travel
Rick Steves

I'm wrapping up the My Way Alpine Europe tour I've been leading. This tour includes ample free time to hike your heart out. And my favorite hike above...

Dangling Slowly and Silently Past Europe's Tallest Mountain

Rick Steves | Posted 07.25.2016 | Travel
Rick Steves

The My Way Alpine Europe tour I'm leading includes plenty of free time to ride high-mountain lifts -- as you'll see in this two-part, Alp-happy video....

At Europe's Rooftop, the Aiguille du Midi

Rick Steves | Posted 07.22.2016 | Travel
Rick Steves

The My Way Alpine Europe tour I'm leading continues to brave new heights. Here in France, the Aiguille du Midi caps a rock needle high above the alpin...

Tour Member DJ Party Party

Rick Steves | Posted 07.21.2016 | Travel
Rick Steves

On the My Way Alpine Europe Tour I'm currently leading, my assistant, Trish Feaster, is sharing a few of her guiding tricks -- like her (now famous...

Biking to Fairy-Tale Castles and Thermal Spas in Bavaria

Rick Steves | Posted 07.20.2016 | Travel
Rick Steves

The sun is setting on the foothills of the Alps. Overseeing vast meadows with tiny lanes and lazy cows is the fairy-tale castle of "Mad" King Ludwig o...

Castles and Bouncy Bridges in the Austrian Alps

Rick Steves | Posted 07.19.2016 | Travel
Rick Steves

The My Way Alpine Europe Tour I'm leading is well underway, as we hopscotch across borders through the Alps. After a memory-packed day traveling f...

Europe's Charm at Your Doorstep

Rick Steves | Posted 07.18.2016 | Travel
Rick Steves

We're high in the Italian Alps, in Castlerotto -- a town I love because it's right in the midst of mountain splendor, yet doesn't have that empty ski-...

A Busy Day on a Rick Steves Tour

Rick Steves | Posted 07.18.2016 | Travel
Rick Steves

A good tour leader -- especially on a Rick Steves tour -- creates a learning atmosphere on the bus, laces together a good balance of sights and expe...

Meet Your Rick Steves Tour Group: The Name Game

Rick Steves | Posted 07.15.2016 | Travel
Rick Steves

I just met 26 happy travelers and we're well into our My Way Alpine Europe Tour. It's so much fun to be personally leading our tours again. (Over the ...

Back in the Tour-Guiding Saddle

Rick Steves | Posted 07.15.2016 | Travel
Rick Steves

For 25 years, I personally led lots of Rick Steves Europe Tours. But for the last decade or so, I've preferred to just ride along as a tour member in...

Going Deep into Salzburg's Past

Rick Steves | Posted 07.14.2016 | Travel
Rick Steves

St. Sebastian Cemetery is a quiet oasis in Salzburg. Follow me for a little walk and enjoy a rare opportunity to drill deep into the mausoleum of a pr...

Brewing Up Some Fun in Munich

Rick Steves | Posted 07.13.2016 | Travel
Rick Steves

Join me as we drop in on a classic beer garden in Munich -- we're under the chestnut trees as happy locals enjoy a hot evening with cold (and very big...

Gay Rights Cross the Street

Rick Steves | Posted 07.12.2016 | Travel
Rick Steves

I'm in Vienna -- the city of high culture -- standing in front of the Opera, where the standard "walk-don't walk" lights have been replaced by lights ...

Towering WWII Relic in the Heart of Vienna

Rick Steves | Posted 07.11.2016 | Travel
Rick Steves

Just off Vienna's happy-go-lucky Mariahilfer Strasse, I came upon a mighty WWII flak tower built in 1944, which still functions as a shelter for the A...

Vienna's Mariahilfer Strasse, Now Filled with Pedestrian Joy

Rick Steves | Posted 07.11.2016 | Travel
Rick Steves

This little clip features one of my favorite streets (Mariahilfer Strasse) in one of my favorite cities (Vienna), with one of my favorite guides (Wolf...

A Historic Face-Off in Vienna

Rick Steves | Posted 07.11.2016 | Travel
Rick Steves

Just finishing up my first day of research in Vienna, kicking off my eight-week summer trip, I was struck by how you can read history into the citysca...

Vienna's Music in the Air

Rick Steves | Posted 07.08.2016 | Travel
Rick Steves

Stepping out of my hotel in Vienna on my first hour in Europe (clearly still a bit bleary with jet lag), I'm confronted by free culture on the street ...

A Very Merry Cemetery

Rick Steves | Posted 06.10.2016 | Travel
Rick Steves

One of the most memorable sights in Romania is the Merry (as in "joyful") Cemetery. I've enjoyed a variety of graveyards throughout Europe. But this o...

Old-Fashioned Waterpower in Romania's North

Rick Steves | Posted 06.09.2016 | Travel
Rick Steves

Romania is full of surprises and wonderful people. And when you cross into Maramureş, the area in the north (just over the river from Ukraine), it ge...

A German Time Capsule in Romania

Rick Steves | Posted 06.08.2016 | Travel
Rick Steves

The "fortified churches of Transylvania" were built by Romania's German minority. They are just one of many fascinating dimensions of exploring this c...

Inside Romania's Monument to Megalomania

Rick Steves | Posted 06.07.2016 | Travel
Rick Steves

We're having an amazing time, filming "The Best of Romania" for a new TV show (which will air with our new series on public television this fall). In ...

Dinner with Our Ambassador in Sofia

Rick Steves | Posted 05.27.2016 | Travel
Rick Steves

When filming in Europe we very rarely accept invitations for fancy gatherings or meals from local officials or VIPs. (In Tehran, working on our Iran s...