Rick Steves' Europe European tours are travel packages that offer individuals, couples and families a variety of sightseeing experiences through Europe and were designed by European travel expert Rick Steves. Steves is an American who was introduced to Europe by his father in 1969, and his carefully designed European tours are based on his own travels and experiences. He has produced guidebooks on European travel, has a travel series on television and has a public radio show that airs weekly as of 2015.
Some of the tour packages that are offered by the company as of 2015 include visiting places in Eastern Europe, France, Ireland, Germany, Austria, England, Scotland, Switzerland, Spain and Russia, notes RickSteves.com.
The travel packages include stays at reputable establishments along the way. The tours can last lengths of anywhere from a week to three weeks and include seeing castles, forests, monuments and historical landmarks.
The packages offered by Rick Steves' Europe include both guided and unguided tours. Tourists have the options of tailoring the tour to specific needs and remaining in control of the pace at which they sightsee. After visiting the Swiss Alps or the canals of Venice, travelers might just decide they need more time to explore the sights and beauty of an area.