Rick Steves’ Europe Travel Guide | Burgundy is a calm and cultivated corner of France, where fine living is intimately tied to nature and traditions run strong. We’ll slow down to enjoy the region’s edible, drinkable, scenic, and floatable delights. We’ll travel on a canal barge, visit a medieval hospice and a modern monastery, build […]
Rick Steves’ Europe Travel Guide | In Istanbul, we’ll lose our way in the Grand Bazaar and munch our way through the famously fragrant Spice Market. We’ll follow the fall of the ancient capital of Byzantium and the rise of Islam at the city’s ancient wall, and wander among the treasures of Hagia Sophia, the […]
Rick Steves’ Europe Travel Guide | In this program, we follow in the footsteps of 19th-century aristocrats along Nice’s Promenade des Anglais. Then we listen to the graceful reshuffling of personal fortunes at the casino in fairy-tale Monaco, and visit the picturesque artist hangouts of Chagall, Matisse, and Picasso.
In this hour-long travel special, we explore the “Eternal City” of Rome, a grand and ancient metropolis rich with exquisite art, vibrant culture, and centuries of history. We trace the rise and fall of classical Rome, meander through the heart of Bernini’s Baroque Rome, and make a pilgrimage to the Vatican. Then, we follow Rick […]
Rick Steves’ Europe Travel Guide | Focusing on Switzerland’s often-overlooked urban charms, we explore lakeside Luzern, cobbled Bern, spire-filled Zürich, and sophisticated Lausanne. We’ll enjoy eye-opening art, from Chagall and Klee to the works of asylum inmates. We’ll ring a very big bell high up in a church spire, float down a rushing river, and […]
Rick Steves’ Europe Travel Guide | No trip to Italy is complete without Milan and Lake Como. In Milan we’ll take a peek at Italy’s highest fashion, fanciest delis, grandest cemetery, and greatest opera house…not to mention Leonardo’s Last Supper. Then we’ll cruise along Lake Como, settling down in the lakeside village of Varenna…classic honeymoon […]
Rick Steves’ Europe Travel Guide | In gritty Naples, we go shopping Neapolitan style, dodge scooters in Naples’ crazy traffic, explore the city’s vibrant neighborhoods, admire exquisite ancient mosaics at the National Museum of Archaeology, taste pizza in its birthplace, climb the lip of Mount Vesuvius, and wander the amazing ruins of the Roman town […]
Check your local public television station for this Rick Steves’ Europe episode or watch it on https://www.ricksteves.com/watch-read… We’ll island-hop through the Aegean, sampling three classic Greek getaways — Santorini, Mykonos, and Rhodes — and basking in their dramatic beauty. We’ll tour ancient ruins, trace the vestiges of the Crusaders, sample rustic cuisine, savor classic Greek-island […]
Rick Steves’ Europe Travel Guide | The proud spirit of the Norwegian people shines in every dimension of their capital city — from its once-fearsome Viking ships to its sleek new Opera House, from a fun folk museum that keeps traditions alive to the constant festival of its thriving harborfront. Connecting with the culture, we […]
Rick Steves’ Europe Travel Guide | For Scandinavia’s most thrilling sightseeing, we sail under towering fjord cliffs, hike on powerful glaciers, and find surviving traditions in remote farm hamlets. Then we delve into the Hanseatic heritage and enjoy the salty hospitality of Norway’s historic capital, Bergen.