A few of us are booked to go in May and emailed the company. This was their response.
We are closely following the Coronavirus situation in Italy, as you undoubtedly are too. It has always been the Rick Steves tour philosophy to travel without fear – but also to travel smartly and safely. As of February 24, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has recommended that older adults and those with chronic medical conditions consider postponing nonessential travel to Italy.
As a tour operator, we put our travelers’ safety first. At the same time, we owe it to you not to overreact to headline-generated anxiety. As of today, we are still planning to operate all of our tours. Since we don’t know how the situation will change over the next few months, we are making decisions based on what the status is currently and how it affects our upcoming tours (right now we’re addressing March and April departures to Italy). If you’d like to cancel your tour and travel at another time you can do that and get a credit for your deposits. You can also transfer to an alternate tour in 2020. If you have any concerns about your upcoming tour, and for updates on the situation as it affects our tours, please visit our FAQ at https://www.ricksteves.com/tours/coronavirus-faq.