Hello everyone! I am considering making a reservation for my first group tour, and I am very interested in Rick Steves' tours of Spain. I think I've seen just about every episode of Rick's travel show, and I love his "no grumps" policy! I am a single guy in my early 50's and will be traveling solo (and paying the single supplement). From what I've seen and read I think I would get along really well with a typical RS tour group.
My concern is this: I have looked at several of the scrapbooks from past RS tours, and some of the rooms that solo travelers have gotten leave a lot to be desired, in my opinion. I remember seeing a room with a single bed that a tour member shared of her hotel in Venice. It looked like the type of room were a novice nun might sleep upon entering a convent. Not ideal for a 6'3" guy like me! Granted, some of the scrapbooks are from several years ago, and the hotels used on tour may have improved since then. I'm just a little worried that there are no hotels listed in any of the tour descriptions.
When do you find out where you will be staying on tour?