Touring Sicily, One Sunset at a Time

The sun is setting on our Best of Sicily tour. It’s been an amazing ride, filled with a fun-loving gang of travelers, a knowledgeable guide, and unforgettable moments.

Sunset in Trapani

A trip through Sicily is filled not with tourists, but with unforgettable moments…like this sunset over Trapani.

Rick Steves with Sicily tour group

Gathering a fun-loving group together at a 2,500-year-old temple always makes me feel young. One thing I love about taking our tours (other than the great price I get) is the wonderful people who join us.

Alfio di Mauro talking on bus

On Rick Steves’ Europe Tours, the guides (like Alfio Di Mauro) are teachers first. And bus rides are a wonderful classroom — filled with learning.

iPhone airdrop

Every year, fun new tech tricks add to our happy travels. On this tour, we established what I’m sure will become a tour bus tradition: “The iPhone AirDrop Party!” Any tour member with an iPhone can flip on their Bluetooth and share photos with the rest of the gang. This was a huge hit (at least, for those with iPhones).

Forks in cup

Why would I sign up for one of my own tours? It’s fun. It’s efficient. I learn a lot. I better understand and appreciate the great work my staff does. I do a little coaching to be sure the experience we offer our travelers fits my touring style. And I can do a little quality control — putting forks out like this…bad hygiene.  

Tour plan

On Rick Steves’ Europe Tours, your guide always puts out tomorrow’s plan so you know what’s in store.


This is Day 17 of my “100 Days in Europe” series. As I travel with Rick Steves’ Europe Tours, research my guidebooks, and make new TV shows, I’m reporting on my experiences in Italy, Portugal, France, Ireland, England, Scotland, Germany, Switzerland, and more. Thanks for joining me here on my blog and via Facebook.