It’s not the same as having the actual physical catalog but available for download in PDF format.
I know. I like drinking a glass of wine and looking it over
But I like sitting back in my chair, perusing the catalogue flipping from page to page, turning down a corner here and there...
I totally agree. There's nothing like holding that catalog in your hand. I keep it out all year and pick it up to peruse it time and again with a cup of coffee. I find it easier to compare the different tours when they are in hand and very difficult to resist signing up.
Pat, our catalogs live in a basket beside my chair. I couldn't count the number of times in a year that I pick the most recent one up to dream, or verify something, or just enjoy it. And yes, we keep old ones as well, although a few years ago I did purge them... and regretted it later.
So much of our lives have gone virtual, I hardly notice anymore.
I do love looking at the photos and dreaming. I'm pretty sure I can do that with a PDF.
I'm fine with the online version, didn't really want the printed version, but you could always print it at home, or even have it printed and bound at a printer.
For what it's worth, assuming things get back to normal next year, we expect to have a printed catalog for the 2022 tour year. Thanks for bearing with us as we navigate a tough year.
Can't wait to visit Paris again. Bonjour!
Jane, I feel your pain. I did the same.
Thanks Webmaster! (For all you do...)
I love having a tour catalogue in my hand as well, but this year has cost Rick Steves Tours so much money that I am happy to let him/them save a little money by not printing and mailing a physical catalogue.
And I still have last year's should the need arise...
Thanks for all you do to keep us going through this tough time. I know it’s tough for RS employees.
I would love a 2022 Tour catalog when it comes out.
And a tour patch, I’m hoping for one.
Also, a RS tour reunion perhaps in 2023 for the 2022 tour season. I hope to attend then! I’m sure after the abbreviated 2021 season, if there is ones , there won’t be a reunion in Jan. 2022. I can’t wait to jump into travel again! I know I’m not alone.
Looks like August tours just got nixed.
Michelle, August tours are still listed online. Remember that many Southern Europe itineraries never run in August, but you’ll find those in Britain, Ireland, and Scandinavia, for instance, still on the tentative plan..
Thank you, Laura. I didn't know that about the Southern tours. If the tour to BOEE goes in October, it will be my first. And I've been planning it for 5 years! I will turn 50 on that tour... knocking on wood that my dream comes true!