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Rick Steves' Europe

Description

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

  • Prague

    A tour of Prague, the capital of the Czech Republic, includes Prague Castle; statue-lined Charles Bridge; and the Jewish Quarter. (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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  • 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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  • Berlin

    Season 8 concludes in Berlin. Included: its trendy east side, people-friendly riverfront and vibrant social scene. (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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  • 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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  • Germany's Hamburg and the Luther Trail

    The Season 9 premiere begins in Germany, where the port city of Hamburg and historic sights of Martin Luther and the Reformation (Erfurt, Wittenberg and Wartburg Castle) are visited. Also: the wine-loving capital of Franconia, Würzburg. (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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  • Germany's Dresden and Leipzig

    A tour of Saxony, part of the former East Germany, stops in two of ithe region's great cities: Dresden, home to the opulent palaces and art treasures of the Wettin dynasty; and Leipzig, which was home to Johann Sebastian Bach for his final 27 years. (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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  • Germany's Frankfurt and Nürnberg

    Frankfurt, nicknamed "Bankfurt" because of it being a major center of commerce, is toured. Also: Nuremberg, which was an important city in both the First Reich (the Holy Roman Empire) and the Third. (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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  • Bulgaria

    A tour of Bulgaria spotlights the country's complex history, including ancient Thracian tombs, medieval Orthodox Christian monasteries and Soviet-era monuments. Also: its contemporary culture. (30 minutes)

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  • Western Turkey

    The Season 8 premiere tours western Turkey, beginning in the port of Kusadasi and including the ancient Greek city of Ephesus and Pamukkale, known as a natural spa. Also: the whirling dervishes of Konya; a Turkish pizzeria; and a Mediterranean cruise on a traditional Turkish gulet from Antalya. (30 minutes)

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  • Central Turkey

    Central Turkey is toured. Included: a balloon ride over Cappadocia; an underground city where Christians once hid; a circumcision party; troglodyte ghost towns; and sheep shopping. Also: Ankara, the country's modern capital, is visited. (30 minutes)

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  • Romania

    A tour of Romania visits Bucharest, known as the "Little Paris of the East"; Transylvania; and Maramures, which has the feel of an open-air folk museum. (30 minutes)

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  • France's Loire: Château Country

    A tour of France's Loire Valley includes four castles; a château used by Leonardo da Vinci near the end of his life; and a garden. (30 minutes)

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  • Paris Side-Trips

    Sites near Paris are visited, including Versailles; Vaux le Vicomte; Fontainebleau; and Chartres Cathedral. (30 minutes)

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  • Assisi and Italian Country Charm

    A visit to the Italian countryside features an agriturismo (farmhouse inn); the process of making prosciutto and pecorino cheese; and a hike into deep and ancient wine cellars. The tour also spotlights Assisi, the hometown of Saint Francis. (30 minutes)

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  • The Best of Israel

    A tour of Israel includes Tel Aviv; the Masada fortress; the Sea of Galilee; and the Yad Vashem Holocaust memorial. (30 minutes)

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  • Palestine

    A tour of Palestine includes Jerusalem; an olive harvest near Ramallah; Bethlehem; Abraham's tomb in Hebron; and the Dead Sea. (30 minutes)

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