To take a Rick Steves tour you need to be mobile and pack light. That’s because many of our hotels are so remotely and beautifully situated that our buses can’t get to them. The classic example is our visit to the five dramatic villages of Italy’s Cinque Terre. We need to park our bus in the nearest big town and ride the train in. One of my favorite guiding moments is to be with our groups as we tunnel into the Riviera darkness–eyes periodically blasted by splashes of Cinque Terre brightness like this view of my favorite town in the region, Vernazza.
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