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.
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.
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
From manger scenes to mistletoe from Norway to Rome...we're celebrating Christmas all over the Continent.
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
Season 2 includes five programs in Italy - "Venice - Serene, Decadent and Still Kicking," "Venice Side-Trips - The Best of Veneto," "Florence - City of Art," "Siena and Assisi - Italy's Grand Hill Towns," and "Cinque Terre - Italy's Hidden Riviera"; five programs in Central Europe - "Prague and the Czech Republic," "Berlin,"
Season 4 includes five programs in Italy - "Milan and Lake Como," "Tuscany's Dolce Vita," "Italy's Great Hill Towns," "Italy's Amalfi Coast," and "Naples and Pompeii"; three programs in the United Kingdom - "England's Bath and York," "North Wales - Feisty and Poetic," "Edinburgh"; two programs in Austria - "Vienna" and "Salzburg and Surroundings"; and finishes with a behind-the-scenes look at the show with "Rick Steves' Europe - The Making of."
The 11 half-hour episodes in this season of Rick Steves' Europe include four on Spain, three on the former Yugoslavia, and four covering Nordic Europe. In Spain, episodes include Córdoba & Granada, Andalucía with Gibraltar and Tangier, Basque Country, and Galicia (northwest Spain, the Camino de Santiago, and the Running of the Bulls in Pamplona).
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