My wife and I have been on two different Rick Steves' Tours, the Best of Europe in 14 Days Tour in 2013, and the Best of the Adriatic in 14 Days Tour. Both were fantastic, and I have no complaints at all, in fact, they are highlights of my life so far.
I'm 46, and found that I was the very nearly the youngest member of both tour groups, and nearly everyone else was at retirement age. Some of this is easily explained by socio-economic factors. Retired people have more time, and sometimes more money, and the tours are not exactly budget travel.
I want to make sure that I'm clear - everyone on our tours were great, and we had a wonderful time. I was just a little bit surprised by this. I don't have any issues hanging out with people older or younger than myself. But it did make me curious.
Was my experience typical? What is the average age of Rick Steves' tour participants? Does it vary by destination or between "standard" tours and My Way tours?
What have your experiences been?