All methods have advantages and disadvantages. The RS tour leaves me free to concentrate on what I want to see in each city. We have traveled in Europe on our own a few times - always before/after a RS or Tauck tour for a week or more - we are comfortable with trains and AAA has always been VERY helpful with hotels in Europe for us. Rick Steves does have "Family Friendly" and "My Way" tours that might be worth a look. By clicking «Send my questions» you agree to our Privacy Policy and Terms of Use. Sleep in the Lauterbrunnen Valley (2 nights). We're Vicky and Dennis from Kentucky and we traveled to Spain with Rick Steves (RS) My Way to celebrate our 25th Wedding Anniversary. Some trips may include cycling options. For me and my husband to do this with the RS My Way Spain, it will cost us $550/day as a couple. Answer 1 of 33: Sorry no dirt here -- what they don't tell you is how much fun you will have with the other members of the tour and how well run the whole thing is. All else being equal you will pay a premium for this style vs a larger group tour. I save a ton and my hotel/apartment choices are stellar across the board. Your trip sounds amazing!! Then decide what best fits your method of travel. As I said, I usually do okay, and sometimes am too tired to care, but even with my best efforts I have gotten some bombs. Maybe my expectations are too low? By suppertime we'll be in the Berner Oberland's magnificent Lauterbrunnen Valley, flanked by towering, waterfall-laced cliffs and crowned by a trio of Switzerland's most formidable peaks: the Eiger, Mönch, and Jungfrau. Ray, Bruce and others, Many posters on this site are adamant that the only way to travel in Europe is on your own, with only a carry on bag and if you take a tour you are somehow not a traveler and that you are somehow wrong. We've sent the "" brochure to "". I mean the actual touring. Negative review comments of a "small room" aren't considered a negative to me. It also provides, as one poster has said, a group of like minded people to enjoy the trip with. The smell for the processing plant was unbelievable! Germany's most livable city, Munich is pleasantly explored by foot*, bike, or public transit. Don't forget to taste some refreshing gelato along the way. For dinner tonight, enjoy what's local and fresh: the seafood and pasta with pesto. This topic has been automatically closed due to a period of inactivity. So for our trip to Spain in 2018, we were looking at the My Way Spain - which is advertised as 11day, but it's truly only 9days, as Due to seasonality, and taxes prices of the tour are subject to change without due notice. Don’t worry, it’s free! There's advantages to full RS tours, My Way tours and traveling independently. Welcome to Paris, one of the world's most thrilling cities! Of course, I probably don't have the research skills of some people who simply always hit a "home run." Plus lots of free time to explore on your own. But we highly value the skills of the guide and local guides and the logistics. So after 1 night, I fled. Most actually include the travel day from the US as well. Additionally, I may check with locals to see what they recommend. Compare similar trips and tour companies to find your perfect vacation at the perfect price. On the last tour we took(to Lisbon and Spain this past June), we did not take any of the optional tours which left most of our afternoons free to do our own thing. You'll definitely get a lot included for the price. We learned so much more than we would have. That being said I am also not a person who enjoys the research and planning. No - it wasn't Rick Steves' guidebook to Spain - it was "Origins" by Dan Brown (author of "The DaVinci Code".) If you book a tour less than 60 days before its departure date, the entire tour cost becomes non-refundable after 7 days. With the Best of Europe guidebook and Rick Steves audio tours in hand, you might begin your day where Paris did — on the Ile de la Cité* — visiting Notre-Dame Cathedral* and exquisite Sainte-Chapelle*. I just can’t say enough about Rick Steves tours! Been on 5 Rick Steves tours (London, Paris, Rome, Ireland and Venice, Florence, Rome). I take it as part of the experience and don't expect a home run all the time. Sleep in Beaune (1 night). - all updated regularly given the fast changing environment. This site has always been so helpful, that I'd love to get opinions here on your thoughts as to a My Way tour or going on our own to save money. Train: ¼ hr. Rick Steves’ Travel Blog I'm sharing my travel experiences, candid opinions and what's on my mind. I have never been on a tour that did not include at least one hotel that I really did not like. The OP did not like the food on her one RS tour. Do we sometimes miss having a guide? We strive to keep our own travel style, our world outlook and our business practices consistent with these values. Awesome gide, awesome videos, just the best! That isn't as true for other companies (generally not in Europe) but I understand their constraints. It's a breeze to reach Rome's airports by taxi or train. I fell in love with RS's books 15 years ago and have been following him ever since. To enjoy your independent trip to the fullest, be ready to spend a lot of upfront planning time checking multiple websites and thoroughly reading the RS Spain book. The dates on the RS My Way tour don't quite line up with what we were planning, and I was trying to figure out if it was worth changing our dates to May in order to join the tour or not. From the golden beaches of San Sebastián to the Barri Gòtic of Barcelona, experience the best of Spain with Rick Steves as your guide in the new edition of this bestselling guide. I see it all as part of "a learning experience and part of the adventure!". Use simple search and comparison tools to easily find the best trip. must check the box to subscribe. Ha! Thanks Valerie and I totally agree. Please check the box below to Boat: ½ hr. After settling into our creaky old chalet, you'll find hearty dinner options and spectacular views just a short hike away. We are considering the tour of Sicily though - we can get $200 off each person which makes going Jan. thru March very reasonable. We've done one RS Tour and loved it, but did NOT love the food for the group meals at all. Sleep in Venice (2 nights). You will have solid amounts of both free time and structured time with some activities and meals included. Then I looked at hotels.com for each city, and picked the preferred hotel at or near the top of the search results with a refundable room rate and breakfast. It explains why I usually end up traveling on my own. We mostly prefer to travel on our own with heavy use of Rick's guidebooks, so we can arrange the itinerary to suit our priorities. This morning we'll get an early start as we make our way from the Cinque Terre to Rome. On a two-week, "greatest hits" Europe vacation that takes you from Paris to Rome — via Burgundy, the Swiss Alps, Munich, Venice, and the Cinque Terre — Rick Steves' money-saving My Way Europe tour gives you the freedom to decide your own daily sightseeing priorities and pace. You could also explore what's above the opposite side of the valley, ride a gondola lift to the top of the 10,000-foot Schilthorn, loiter in the thin air, and then hike down. On a two-week, "greatest hits" Europe vacation that takes you from Paris to Rome — via Burgundy, the Swiss Alps, Munich, Venice, and the Cinque Terre — Rick Steves' money-saving My Way Europe tour gives you the freedom to decide your own daily sightseeing priorities and pace. Fashion decisions that are best for you and simply ignore critics of your travel style. There are times when it seems good to have professional guidance for a specific town or site; and we've had no trouble finding a suitable person or day tour. Or, enjoy the view from below, aboard one of Paris' numerous floodlit Seine River cruises. Good lodging really shapes a trip for me. Your tour deposit is 100% refundable for 30 days from the date it is received, unless noted otherwise below. yes I spent sever years in Europe this way I see all the places I did not get to see wonderful to travel Europe with out going. Rick Steves' Barcelona & Madrid 2014 Home Pre Tour Barcelona Madrid Focal Points Madrid day 8 adios! No bus today (too much water). It is a personal question, as 'value' is different for us all. If can pick you own investments instead of using a financial advisor, it will cost less. I am still amazed, that people always hit home runs. A Rick Steves tour manager will coordinate the group's transportation and hotel arrangements, and provide advice for sightseeing, meals, etc. No worries, just memories. Costs not covered: As this is not a guided tour, you will be responsible for the cost of all your lunches, dinners, drinks, admissions, sightseeing, and non-group transportation. Rick Steves' My Way® Italy vacation package gives you the freedom to decide your own daily sightseeing priorities and pace. I think the RS tours overall are of great value. As far as tours are concerned, I like the fact that for a few weeks of my trip I don't have to do any planning (although [DUH] for the pre-trip and post-trip extensions I add on [when I go to Europe] I obviously do.) I would do them all again, but plan to do Spain and southern Italy in the near future! There is no one best way to travel to Europe or elsewhere. From there he travels to We learned so much and wouldn't have wanted to do most of that on our own because of the history we learned - The David, The Uffizzi, The Coloseum and The Forum, The Vatican. My air from Seattle is $1400 of that. If you're the kind of person who enjoys more intimate experiences and personal service this is a good choice. With 50,000+ bookable itineraries - group tours, expedition cruises, & independent adventures - it's simple to visit any continent with trips planned by 1,000+ of the best local experts and global companies. Our My Way Spain trip ended in Seville. The tour we took was about half what Rick's would cost but of course a lot of the sightseeing was optional, although most of the biggies(Alhambra, Prado) were included. But, back to my original point-hard to place a monetary value on experiences unless you factor in all the variables, not just the basic costs but the value of having a guide, seeing and learning, not having to do all the planning (although I enjoy planning ahead for restaurants on our off nights, extensions to our RS tors, etc.). So, maybe it's tour specific or maybe RS Tours, listening to feedback, is making an effort to improve these? Sicily has its own quirks and I'm sure you'll enjoy that tour. Select a region to find the Rick Steves guidebooks, Snapshot guides, and Pocket guides — and phrase books — that can help you get the most out of every day and dollar. Today you can take in the opulent Residenz palace, the dazzling Deutsches Museum, the sprawling English Garden, or take a short bus or subway ride to Dachau Concentration Camp Memorial or the state-of-the-art BMW Museum. And at the pizza demo dinner, your guide can easily order a wide range of pizzas. If the Renaissance is more your speed, the immense St. Peter's Basilica* (home to Michelangelo's sublime Pietà) and the sprawling Vatican Museums*(r) (home to his mind-boggling Sistine Chapel) are a Metro or bus ride away. Then you're free for dinner on your own. In Turkey, there were several buffet meals, I really don't remember if there were choices for the others. All group transportation from Paris to Rome, 13 nights' accommodations (all stops but one are for two nights) in memorable, centrally located hotels, Free Audio Europe™ app for Apple and Android (or get free podcast/mp3 files) featuring Rick's audio walking tours of sights, museums, and neighborhoods in Paris, Munich, Venice, and Rome. More than once I have "done the math," as they say, and it has come out the same. I begin reserving hotels 6-9 months before the trip while there's still a good selection, reading reviews and photos on Booking or Expedia and checking the narrowed list on TripAdvisor. I too do a fairly conscience assessment of hotels including tour guides (usually Rick Steves and DK or Insight) as well as checking out online references and reviews. So it's a 14 night trip for $1600 per person. Of course you can do your tours cheaper than using a travel agency or tour company. Oops, you Check Current Availability, prices, specials with Rick Steves. I feel he does an excellent job with his tours and give you everything he promises. And the first hike I'd like to take is high above the Lauterbrunnen Valley, in Switzerland, with I find that always adds to the enjoyment. Your tour manager will give an overview of the days ahead, answer your questions, and offer a quick orientation to our neighborhood and Paris' easy-to-use public transportation. Your tour manager will help you with any post-tour planning, leaving you well prepared for the road ahead. The entire day and evening are yours to experience (with the help of Rick's audio tours) the Byzantine majesty of St. Mark's Basilica*, the formidable Doge's Palace, the masterpiece-packed Frari Church*, and more. And I have specific hotel values that are specific to me: large room, balcony/terrace, right exactly in the middle of the old town. No bus today. Today's agenda was departure. - the best local experts for nearly everywhere, See all activities, themes, and interests >, European Christmas Markets - Limited Edition, Travel restrictions & safety measures by country, Access private discounts on trips you save. About the Author Since 1973, Rick Steves has spent about four months a year exploring Europe. So for our trip to Spain in 2018, we were looking at the My Way Spain - which is advertised as 11day, but it's truly only 9days, as the 1st & last days are not full days at all. Brad and Francesca are the absolute best. However, I have had a few really bomb. I'm thinking we can do it A LOT cheaper on our own and just buy RS Spain book. But, to be honest, we think Groundhog Day is a good enough reason to go exploring this wonderful world of ours. Apr 13, 2020 - WHRO and Rick Steve's Europe. We'll rendezvous at our hotel at 5 p.m. to meet your tour manager and have a group get-together. - RS Scotland: Inverness hotel was right by a beef processing plant and not right near the charming river walk area. However, when I look at tours, I look at what the tour provides, not just what it costs. For examples, if you can repair your own car instead of having it done by a shop, it will cost less. We've also taken a number of Rick's tours. Anytime one uses a service to help them out it will cost extra for that service. Today, aided by Rick's audio tours, you could follow the footsteps of emperors through the Roman Forum*, Colosseum*, and Pantheon*. Rome is the grand finale of our trip, packed with historical riches, cultural delights and an infinite supply of wows. Arriving at our Rome hotel late this afternoon, you'll have the cooler part of the day to eat at the outdoor café of your dreams, then celebrate la dolce vita Roman-style, with an after-dinner stroll through the floodlit heart of the city, lacing together the lively campos, classy piazzas, and splashy fountains. For me is it hassle free transportation, not having to worry about trains or picking hotels. For the itinerary above, there's built-in cost for a guided tour of Auschwitz and two days of guided tours out of Taormina. continue. With all my site entry fees, internal flights/buses, premium economy tickets out of Seattle, my per person cost is $3000. Then we'll roll into the French countryside, passing pastures and vineyards en route to the "profoundly French" town of Beaune in the heart of Burgundy's wine country. The hotels in”My Way” Italy were bad to horrible, unsafe in two instances. Along the way, take time to simply get lost (remember, it's an island) exploring the alleys, cruising the canals, and "crawling" the pubs of this amazing city. You will have great time in the Berner Oberland's magnificent Lauterbrunnen Valley, flanked by towering, Experience  rolling hills of beautiful Burgundy and climb the high into the heart of the Swiss Alps. Activate your free Travelstride membership. Pick a Cinque Terre village and spend your day exploring the stairways and alleyways, sunning yourself on the rocks, or sipping a cappuccino and catching up on your journal at an outdoor café. Sleep in Rome (2 nights). Thousands of I'm specifically looking at his My Way: Spain in 11 Days tour. We are actually planning the RS Sicily Tour for 2019, so we aren't against tours and do appreciate the 'value' of them. We don't stint on meals. We respect your privacy and take great care to protect your information. If all else fails, it becomes a funny story! As you may have seen on Rick's early-May blog posts, the itinerary includes a couple of buffet style "picnic" lunches (http://blog.ricksteves.com/blog/sicily-picnic/ and http://blog.ricksteves.com/blog/chef-maria-grammatico/). $550 per day for just breakfast & a hotel seems like a lot. Bus: 6 hrs. From there it’s a short ferry ride to Tangier. We recommend reviewing the following Travel restrictions & safety measures by country resource before planning or booking your trip to ensure you understand risks and logistics. Reviews, prices, videos, photos, and itinerary for My Way® Alpine Europe in 12 Days Tour. But we had a couple in Portugal that were much more than that, and one in the Douro valley that was at the luxury level. This evening, feel free to join the party at the Hofbräuhaus beer hall, where you can hoist a liter-size mug of beer, and a pretzel as big as your head. Some cruises. That is no meals, no tours, no tickets - it is a hotel, breakfast, and transportation to each city. Looking forward to eating my way through the RS ordered menu!!!!! We will do Spain on our own one day. Small groups, knowledgeable guides, restaurants that are not mainstream, see everything you need to see, but so much more. For the Ronda to Sevilla leg I did have to put in a backtrack to Granada, which might not be the most efficient route. I do notice that instead of staying in B&Bs almost exclusively way back when, we're now generally booking hotels. Daily Dose of Europe: In Search of Edelweiss When this pandemic is all over, I can't wait to get back to Europe. Tonight you can enjoy dinner at an out-of-the way trattoria and soak in the outdoor nightlife of St. Mark's Square*. I'm like you, Ray, sometimes I'm too tired to locate the desired restaurant and will take the advice of the concierge or stop in the closest place without a wait. I did put dates for an early April trip when I did those searches. Tours & Operators on Travelstride Awarded and Featured by: © 2020 Travelstride. Consider booking a Custom or Private Trip for the peace of mind that comes from working directly with a travel expert, who can plan ahead for safety and assist you during the trip if any complications develop, plus gives you more freedom and flexibility with your itinerary. Probably a little of both. Covid-19 is still affecting travel around the world, however more countries continue to open and adjust travel restrictions and requirements. Bus: 7 hrs. By joining you agree to our Privacy Policy and Terms of Use. Well, especially in Europe, much lighter (carry-on) and faster than the norm...and generally incorporating a weeklong self-guided bicycle trip (OMG...one night stays x 7!!!). So far our hotels have been excellent. We recommend reviewing the following. I'm vegetarian, I have a food allergy and I'm picky so I'm really happiest in a supermarket or a pizza place. This evening you could stroll around the brilliantly lit Eiffel Tower(r) and enjoy a twilight ride to the top. See the Full list of Covid-19 travel resources - all updated regularly given the fast changing environment. Closer to the valley floor, you can witness the roaring, thundering, crashing, splashing display of nature's awesome power in Trümmelbach — a series of subterranean waterfalls that plunge hundreds of feet into darkness behind the valley's cliffs. So much to see!!! Thus why I don't tend to take tours in Europe. Most RS tour hotels are adequate. On the Greece tour, there were always 3 choices for the main course plus a vegetarian option, and several times there were choices for first course, dessert and side dishes as well. Hotels are often helpful with that, or just look on TripAdvisor, or post a question here. By submitting this form you agree to our Privacy Policy and Terms of Use. I do all sorts of research in identifying suitable hotels, restaurants, etc., I still get disappointed. Inside Rick Steves Spain 2019 you'll find: Comprehensive coverage for planning a multi-week trip to Spain Rick's strategic advice on how to get the most out of your time … My Way itineraries aren't conventional tours, but vacations that handle the three most stressful parts of your European trip — hotels, bus transportation, and the best itinerary — in the Rick Steves style. We can actually take the RS full tour of Sicily (which is high on our list) for $400 cheaper than the My Way Spain. If all you are evaluating a trip on is cost, then I am sure you can do it cheaper as a DIY. Also includes Rick's radio interviews with experts on destinations covered in this itinerary, Rick Steves Travel Store credit to use toward guidebooks for your trip, Guaranteed tour price, locked in the moment you make your deposit, Optional single supplements — this tour has a limited number of private rooms for solo travelers for an additional fee, Tour alum discount of $50 for each tour you've taken prior to 2017, 50% discount on a consulting appointment with our in-house experts to assist with your pre- or post-tour travel plans, Flexibility should you need to transfer, or cancel/interrupt your tour. To get there, we'll traverse Italy's agricultural breadbasket and the forested spine of the Apennines, finally winding our way down to the seaside village of Levanto, where we'll board a train for the 10-minute ride to Monterosso. Rick Steves' money-saving My Way vacation package gives you the freedom to decide your own daily sightseeing priorities and pace. Check your inbox! The hotel I reserved said in an e-mail "all our rooms have private bathrooms" and I confirmed the reservation and that fact 10 days before the trip. We stayed two nights in Tarifa, the southern-most point of continental Europe. I can't justify spending at least $1800 more to take buses instead of trains and have a tour manager along, so we won't be doing this tour. We never had to wait in lines and not only were they informative they were fun!!! Top Brochure of My Way: Europe in 14 Days Tour. I have done a few tours - one RS, one Perillo, two Smartours, one Caravan. Click "Request Info" to inquire directly with the tour operator for the final trip price. Grand Canal ride* to our hotel in the historic heart of this seductive city, arriving late this afternoon. So I find it "interesting" that some people could categorically state their hotels are better than tour hotels or they always eat better than tours (which of course doesn't take into account personal tastes.) This is an "un-guided" tour — giving you the freedom (and responsibility) to manage your daily sightseeing schedule and meals, A small, friendly group of 24–28 people will share our big, comfy bus during the trip, but not do organized sightseeing together. The last poster values her hotel but eats out of necessity. For example, I do insist on a private bathroom (sorry, I'm too old to share.) Bus: 4 hrs. I apply the same attitude to the RS tours: most of the hotels are very good and the meals, too. I just finished pricing out my next trip. See more ideas about rick steves, europe, places to go. We respect your privacy and take great care to protect your information. The higher priced ones might go for a view where it really counts, or a small town 2-night splurge where a little more money goes much further, etc. How true methinks. I think that, for the most part, we stay in accommodations a cut above those used by the RS tours; and almost all provide breakfast. They include all transportation and hotels (and breakfasts) but all the days' activities are DIY. This morning we'll pack up, bid adieu to Paris, and hop aboard our comfortable bus (your tour manager will always post departure times well in advance). My Way® European Vacations Rick Steves makes it easy to see more of Europe's best sights in one trip with his My Way® European vacation packages. Book directly with the operator. Please note the tour price reflected on the brochure is subject to change. If you think it's inappropriate for a travel writer to stir up discussion on his blog with political observations and insights gained from traveling abroad, you may not want to read any further. As for booking hotels on our own-we too have had hit and miss despite very nice pictures. Some variation in tour group meals is certainly due to changes over time, and some to individual guides, but I think mostly due to the region of travel. We've done one RS Tour and loved it, but did NOT love the food for the group meals at all. . We respect your privacy and take great care to protect your information. Please complete the following details to submit your request: We just need to confirm you are human. Or explore the sprawling grounds of the ultimate royal palace at Versailles* — every King's dream. . However, when I plan my own trips I have on occasion picked poor hotels and eaten bad meals. On tours, some of my hotel bummers have been as follows: So what? And by that I don't just mean having hotels and transportation handled. I do understand there is a RS guide for suggestions/etc. Boat: ½ hr. . I've done things on tours I would not have even considered doing on my own; sometimes love it, sometimes hate it (sometimes in-between!) -Smartours Turkey: Istanbul hotel was over on a busy street near Taksim Square when we really should have been in the Old Town. Just use the email address and password provided in the email we sent. Returned to many places we've seen before but saw them through fresh eyes and learned so much more. CathyA ---- Yes! Has very high quality customer experiences and demonstrated commitment to responsible travel practices. That said, I took two RS tours on my first venture to Europe. Your vacation to Spain begins in beautiful Barcelona and ends in sensual Sevilla — with the cultural delights of Madrid, Ronda, and Granada laced together in between. Deposits made 60–90 days before a tour departs become nonrefundable on the final payment due date. Well, they were private if that means sharing between 3 rooms. Not generally but there's certain sites that are better with a guide. I’d try to keep it unless it’s essential to cut. -Smartours China - Beijing Hotel was a fine business class hotel but it was just in the middle of the chaos that is Beijing. We did the RS Venice, Florence, Rome tour and found it fantastic (except for the preset group meals with no choice or options at all). Sleep in Monterosso (2 nights). I choose a location within a city and then spend a ton of time reading reviews, looking at pictures and Google walking myself around to make sure I'm happy with the location. To get an estimate for the DIY, I first looked at Rome2Rio and picked the most expensive train fare between each pair of cities, which comes to $335 per person for transportation. I do that kind of tour "math" all the time. Finally, I appreciate the camaraderie on a tour and have always enjoyed having some people I can talk with or share with while I am traveling. Or go to the Arc de Triomphe and stroll down the grandest boulevard in the world — the Champs-Elysées. I have done a few trips on my own and have had good, bad and indifferent results with choosing hotels but I take it as a learning experience and part of the adventure. 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