In the Eastern Mediterranean, Turkey links Europe with the Middle East and Asia. We start in the region of Cappadocia where we visit Zelve, and Guzelyurt, before traveling to Turkey's modern capital of Ankara.
In this third of three shows focusing on travel skills, we’ll visit the Swiss Alps, Paris and London while covering tips for finding the best accommodations, getting around in big cities, and enjoying Europe's cuisine.
In this second of three shows focusing on travel skills, we’ll visit Venice, Siena, and the Cinque Terre in Italy to learn about trip planning, packing, safety, and — perhaps the most rewarding skill of all — connecting with the locals.
In this first of three shows covering travel skills, we’ll visit the Netherlands and Germany to learn about transportation by train and car within Europe, changing money, and settling in upon arrival.
Venice, more than any other European city, has an endlessly seductive charm. For centuries, it was nicknamed La Serenissima, "The Most Serenely Beautiful One"— and for good reason.
After sorting through the monuments of Venice’s powerful past, we’ll trace its decline from Europe's most powerful city to its most hedonistic one. We’ll cruise the Grand Canal, luxuriate in a venerable café, and savor fresh fish canal-side.
Hiking through the Cumbrian Lake District — England's green and pristine mountain playground — we’ll admire idyllic lakes, discover misty waterfalls, tour a slate mine, and conquer stony summits. And we'll meet the locals — and their beloved dogs.
In many-faceted London, we’ll ponder royal tombs in Westminster Abbey, discover treasures in the British Library, enjoy the vibrant evening scene in Soho, uncover Churchill's secret WWII headquarters, join the 9-to-5 crowd in the new London...
In this second of two episodes on Europe’s “City of Light,” we’ll ride a unicorn into the Middle Ages at the Cluny Museum, take a midnight Paris joyride in a classic car and get an extremely close-up look at heavenly stained glass in Sainte-Chapelle.
In Paris, amidst all of its grandeur, the little joys of life are still embraced. In this first of two episodes on Paris, we’ll cruise the Seine River, visit Napoleon’s tomb, and take in the Louvre.
In this second of a two episodes on Florence, we’ll enjoy more of the exquisite artistic treasures of the city that propelled Europe out of the Middle Ages.
Fifteenth-century Florence was the home of the Renaissance and the birthplace of our modern world.
In this third of three shows on the Eternal City, we’ll explore this grand metropolis — so rich in art and culture — on a more intimate scale, delving into its back lanes and unheralded corners.
This second of three shows on Rome reveals a city busy with life and bursting with Baroque.
Part one of three on the Eternal City, this episode resurrects the rubble and brings back to life the capital of the ancient world. Focusing on the grandeur of classical Rome, we’ll marvel at the Colosseum, the Pantheon, and the empire's exquisite art. Th
The land of the Basque people is one of Europe's "nations without a state"—its territory is split between France and Spain. With a stubborn spirit and an industrious nature, the Basques celebrate their rich heritage while embracing the future.
From tribal musicians and busy artisans to the magic of its markets, Tangier is the proud showcase of newly-revitalized Morocco.
For nine days each July, throngs of visitors come to run with the bulls, and a whole lot more, at Pamplona’s Festival of San Fermin.
From manger scenes to mistletoe from Norway to Rome...we're celebrating Christmas all over the Continent.
As he's done with previous programs on Israel, Egypt, and Eastern Turkey, Rick takes us beyond Europe to a place that's rich with history...and mystery.
For many travelers, the quintessence of Spain is found here—Andalucia. The fascinating sights, sounds, and experiences of Southern Spain are shaped by waves of history.
Rick's top 12 undiscovered European destinations.
Venture with Rick from a fairytale Danish isle to a forgotten Tuscan hill town to a proud Basque capital. From the Slovenian Alps to a Bohemian dream town to your own hidden Greek port, this is your chance to enjoy the glories of offbeat Europe.
Mostar, straddling its beloved river, is the leading city of the southern part of Bosnia-Herzegovina.
Usually you'll find Rick Steves touring the great destinations of Europe. Now you can join him on a different journey: a Symphonic Journey. Just as travel broadens one's perspectives, so can music.
"Rick Steves Europe: A Symphonic Journey" is an hour-long concert and video special. Rick teams up with his "hometown" (Edmonds, WA) Cascade Symphony Orchestra on a musical tour that starts in the USA, then touches down in seven different European countri
Season 1 includes three "Travel Skills Special" programs, four programs in Great Britain - "South England - Dover to Land's End," "Heart of England and South Wales," "Scotland's Islands and Highlands," "London - Royal and Rambunctious"; three programs in Eastern Europe - "Eastern Turkey," "Slovenia and Croatia" "Surprising
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