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Rick Steves' Europe

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An exploration of European locales that explains where to stay and what sights to see, and that also highlights history, art and culture.

Upcoming Episodes

  • Poland Rediscovered: Krakow, Auschwitz and Warsaw

    A visit to Poland includes stops at Krakow ('the next Prague'), Auschwitz and Warsaw. (30 minutes)

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  • Athens and Side Trips

    A visit to Athens includes stops at the Acropolis, the Parthenon and the National Archaeological Museum. Also: trips to Delphi and the Isle of Hydra. (30 minutes)

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  • Greece's Peloponnese

    A tour of Greece's Peloponnese region includes stops in the port town of Nafplio, the ruins of Olympia, a preserved theater at Epidauros and the ancient capital of Mycenae. Also: the rustic Mani Peninsula; the beach town of Kardymli; the town of Monemvasia. (30 minutes)

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  • Budapest: The Best of Hungary

    A visit to Budapest features shopping boulevards, statues of Lenin and Stalin, mineral baths and 19th-century coffeehouses. (30 minutes)

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  • Copenhagen

    A tour of Denmark's capital, Copenhagen. Included: its Viking history; a pedestrian boulevard; a hippie-squatter community; Tivoli Gardens, a full-time carnival. (30 minutes)

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  • Denmark Beyond Copenhagen

    Denmark is toured. Included: Aarhus, with its open-air museum and a well-preserved bog man; Roskilde, with its royal-burial church and a Viking-ship museum; the Isle of Aerø, with its half-timbered cottages and cobbled alleys. (30 minutes)

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  • The Czech Republic Beyond Prague

    The Czech Republic is explored. Included: a Holocaust memorial in Terezen; Cesky Krumlov, a castle town. (30 minutes)

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  • Rome: Back-Street Riches

    The visit to Rome concludes with a look at the city's lesser-known areas, including the Trastevere district and historic Jewish Ghetto. (30 minutes)

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  • Lisbon and the Algarve

    A visit to Lisbon and the Algarve, on Portugal's south coast, includes a stop at Cape Sagres and the fishing village of Salema. (30 minutes)

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  • Istanbul

    A visit to Istanbul. Included: a tour of the Grand Bazaar; the ruins of Byzantium; the Hagia Sophia; Blue Mosque; and Topkapi Palace. Also: the Bosporus, a strait that connects the Black Sea to the Sea of Marmara; a traditional Turkish bath. (30 minutes)

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  • Sevilla and Andalusia

    A visit to Sevilla includes stops at a palace, a cathedral and the royal tombs. Also: the hill town of Arcos de la Frontera, located in Andalusia. (30 minutes)

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  • Tuscany's Dolce Vita

    'Tuscany's Dolce Vita.' Included: small towns and rural charms; an artichoke festival; a farmhouse feast; riding in a classic convertible through cypress groves; hunting for truffles in an oak forest. (30 minutes)

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  • Iran's Historic Capitals

    Season 5 comes to a close in Iran, with visits to three historic cities, Persepolis, Shiraz and Esfahan. (30 minutes)

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  • Rome: Ancient Glory

    Part 1 of 3. Season 7 opens in Rome, where stops include the Colosseum, Pantheon and Appian Way. (30 minutes)

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  • England's Bath and York

    A tour of Medieval York and Georgian Bath. Included: Roman hot springs; a canal cruise; a Gothic church; Viking history. (30 minutes)

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  • Rome: Baroque Brilliance

    Part 2 of 3. A tour of Rome highlights Baroque architecture; Bernini statues; St. Peter's Basilica at the Vatican; and romantic nightspots. (30 minutes)

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  • North Wales: Feisty and Poetic

    A visit to North Wales. Included: Mt. Snowdon; medieval castles; Victorian promenades; climbing a mountain aboard a steam train; following a miner into a slate mine; herding sheep with a dog. (30 minutes)

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  • Florence: Heart of the Renaissance

    Part 1 of 2 in Florence, Italy, highlights Michelangelo's David, Botticelli's Birth of Venus and Ghiberti's Gates of Paradise. (30 minutes)

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  • Florentine Delights and Tuscan Side Trips

    The visit to Florence, Italy, concludes with a look at the city's artistic treasures. Also: side-trips to the cities of Pisa and Lucca. (30 minutes)

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  • Edinburgh

    A tour of Edinburgh includes its castle; the parliament; and Her Majesty's yacht, Britannia. Also: dabbling in local literature; sipping some Scotch whiskey; getting wrapped up in a kilt. (30 minutes)

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  • Paris: Regal and Intimate

    Part 1 of a two-part tour of Paris includes a Seine River cruise and visits to Napoleon's tomb and the Louvre. Also: Bastille Day celebrations are highlighted. (30 minutes)

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  • Paris: Embracing Life and Art

    Conclusion. In Paris, stops include the Cluny Museum; Sainte-Chapelle; and Père Lachaise Cemetery. Also: the Parisian café scene. (30 minutes)

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  • Naples and Pompeii

    'Naples and Pompeii.' Included: backstreet fish markets; dining on pizza; climbing to the top of Mount Vesuvius; the ruins of Pompeii. (30 minutes)

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  • London: Historic and Dynamic

    A tour of London stops at Westminster Abbey, the British Library and Winston Churchill's secret WWII headquarters. Also: tripling the calories of an English scone at teatime; taking in the evening scene in Soho. (30 minutes)

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  • Italy's Amalfi Coast

    'Italy's Amalfi Coast.' Included: the Positano resort; Sorrento; Paestum's Greek temples; the Blue Grotto (beneath the isle of Capri). (30 minutes)

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  • Italy's Great Hill Towns

    'Italy's Greatest Hill Towns.' Included: San Gimignano's medieval towers; Cortona's charming lanes; Orvieto's papal intrigue; Civita di Bagnoregio's cliff-hanging vistas. (30 minutes)

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  • North England's Lake District and Durham

    Exploring England's Lake District, which is home to lakes, waterfalls, a slate mine and stony summits. Also: Hadrian's Wall; the Durham Cathedral. (30 minutes)

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  • Venice: City of Dreams

    Part 1 of 2. A tour of Venice, Italy, highlights the masterpieces of the Venetian Renaissance. Also: cruising the Grand Canal. (30 minutes)

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  • Milan and Lake Como

    'Milan and Lake Como.' Included: high fashion; a grand cemetery; an opera house; a cruise on Lake Como; the lakeside village of Varenna. (30 minutes)

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  • Venice and Its Lagoon

    The Venice, Italy, tour concludes. Included: art treasures; hidden wonders. (30 minutes)

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  • European Travel Skills

    Part 1 of 3. Practical advice on how to have a fun, affordable and enlightening European vacation. (30 minutes)

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  • European Travel Skills

    Part 2 of 3. Practical advice on how to have a fun, affordable and enlightening European vacation. (30 minutes)

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  • European Travel Skills

    Conclusion. Practical advice on how to have a fun, affordable and enlightening European vacation. (30 minutes)

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