Just looking for a little information about the age range and distribution on these tours, in particular the 14-day best of europe trip preferably on any of the trips departing in May. I'm 23 years old and am looking to travel in a small group with my sister who's 22 years old. We've been looking for a long time now about contiki, top deck, and other large group guided tours and have decided that we wouldn't fit in very well with that crowd, as the partying/drinking is not the sole reason we're trying to see some of europe. It will be our first time traveling outside of the country, and traveling withOUT a guided tour is not an option (first time travelers, parents want safety/security of group and pre-planned itineraries, etc) and the medium group size (24-28 people) seems to fit what we're looking for. One of my only concerns on a tour like this is the age group. I'm not sure how spread out the group is, and we don't know if we'll be the youngest people on the group and could possibly be very awkward if a huge majority of the group is so much older than us. If anyone has been on these tours and noticed that it doesn't seem to matter about the age differences or anything of importance, please feel free to let us know! I would hate to leave my vacation up to chance with a huge group tour because I didn't really know if we would fit in with Rick Steves tours. That seems to be our only concern, the rest of the trips' details seem to suit all of our needs. If anyone has any input it would be greatly appreciated!
Also please refrain from the "Just DIY" comments. That's not an option for us, so we're trying to find a group-tour that's more focused on art and culture while still within our budget instead of breezing through europe and going to clubs and bars every single night. Thanks!