For 25 years, I personally led lots of Rick Steves Europe Tours. But for the last decade or so, I've preferred to just rideￂﾠalong as a tour member instead -- enjoying the work of our hardworking and passionate guides. But this year I've decided to get back into the tour-guiding saddle and personally lead a couple of tours.
My first tourￂﾠ-- a Rick Steves My Way Alpine Europe Tour -- just kicked off in Salzburg, where I met my 26 happy co-travelers. (OurￂﾠMy Way toursￂﾠare "un-guided," designed to includeￂﾠample free time. Rather than a tour guide, a My Way tour comes with a tour managerￂﾠ-- that's meￂﾠ-- whoￂﾠgetsￂﾠtour members from point to point, orients them to their options, handles logistics, and answers questions.)ￂﾠIt's a joy to be leading our tours again. And over the next 12 days or so, I'll be reporting on the fun we're having, right here on myￂﾠtravel blogￂﾠand onￂﾠFacebook.
(This post originally appeared at blog.ricksteves.com/leading-tours.)