Will this tour still be available in 2016? I know this is in 2 years, but I like this tour and that is when I was planning on traveling.
This is Rick's original and flagship tour I believe and it surely will be offered every year. See Rick's blog for more info.
Grier is correct. Rick's favorite tour will never be discontinued! In general, we're also realizing the efficiency of making fewer changes from year to year and will soon start reserving 2016 hotels following this year's pattern.
Laura, does this mean the hotels used for this fall 2014 will likely be the same hotels used for spring 2016? :)
It's really nice to enjoy the best of Europe on vacation for 21 days with a Rick Steves tour! Touring Germany, Italy, Switzerland, France, and more with the greatest European tour package Rick Steves has to offer. It's really enjoyable, fun and exciting. I also hope this is available in 2016.
"does this mean the hotels used for this fall 2014 will likely be the same hotels used for spring 2016?"
I'm not Laura, but other posts here indicate that the hotels vary on different dates, even on the same tour in the same year. In other words, the tour starting on May 1 can use a different hotel in Paris than the same tour starting on May 8. So, for 2016, all bets are off Of course, the RS tours have been going a long time, and unless there's a serious change or problem with a hotel, they're likely to use the same "stable" of hotel options each year. But the exact hotel is subject to change.