It happens once every year.
Edmonds’ own Rick Steves brings a host of past tour customers and tour guides from across Europe to Edmonds for the annual Test Drive a Tour Guide Event.
It’s really two events in one. The first is a reunion of tour customers from past years, some of whom have signed on for more than a dozen of Steves’ tours over the years.
“It began as a small potluck back when I had just one bus and led the tours myself,” Steves said.
But in the intervening years, as word of his unique “Europe Through The Back Door” approach spread and his tours gained in popularity, the annual reunion has grown to attract hundreds of past customers who get the chance to reconnect with their fellow tourists and the guides who led them.
The other event, Test Drive a Tour Guide, comprises a series of presentations and lectures where anyone who is interested can learn about Steves’ tours and meet the guides who lead them. Those went on all day Saturday, free to the public.