Hello everyone! You'll have to forgive me if this isn't normally done but my wife and I have done plenty of cruises where we have a "roll call" to get to know our fellow passengers before the trip. Since RS tours are considerably more intimate we figured a roll call on these forums would net a higher benefit!
We, wife and I, are from Florida. This post ,of course, pertains to the July 30th- Aug 12th Rick Steves' Best of Europe 14 days tour. This'll be our first encounter of a RS tour but use Mr. Steves as our go-to resource for all our travels. First time in any of these places too.
Our general outline as it stands now is fly out the 28th (eve) and arriving in Paris mid-afternoon on the 29th. We plan on staying in the same hotel as the group tour starts in and once we get the packet we'll know what hotel that actually is. That way we can request our room be from the same block of rooms reserved for the RS group. While in Paris we are tentatively going to do Moulin Rouge and see the Eiffel tower. Probably evening (9p) show of the 29th for Moulin and early morning on the 30th for the tower. Other designs for the day have yet to materialize but we hope to flesh it out in the coming months.
From the itinerary seems Rome we also are cut loose pretty quickly on the 12th after breakfast. We will be doing the same thing as in Paris. We plan to fly back on the 13th so we'll have the entirety of the day in Rome. No designs yet on what to do there as we usually chronologically plan out.
So if your booked on this trip make sure to say hi! We'd love to get to know you before and share in all the fun for planning the little things