....and what I mean is, any self-imposed criteria for choosing dates for an RS tour?
Based on some of the Trip Reports this year, I'm thinking I do not want to take the 1st tour date of the year so the bugs can be worked out. Someone else mentioned not taking the last tour of the year. I've taken all the Britain tours, but I would not take a tour there that spanned half term holidays. Something over May 1 for France would probably be out (other European countries as well??).
I'm not sure I'd take an add-on tour if I can help it. Are those generally staffed by the part-time guides out of the RS office instead of the folks that are full-time guides? Or no difference?
I'm considering taking the Belgium and Holland tour next April so looking at dates. Easter is late...April 21 so was looking how that might impact tour activities on Good Friday, Easter and Easter Monday (which looks to be the official holiday). It's possible that I am driving myself crazy trying to do day to day comparisons of dates plus whether to take a tour that starts Wednesday or Saturday.
Or do you just decide what dates work for you and go for it?