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Rick Steves' Europe

Website: http://www.ricksteves.com
Next Airing: Sun, Nov 17th, 2019 at 12:30 PM on KUED-HD

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RICK STEVES' EUROPE offers a fresh perspective on the best travel advice, including where to stay, what to see and how to get around in Europe. Rick Steves shares his extensive knowledge of European history, art and culture. His years as America's most popular European guidebook author blends with his relaxed but informative style to make this one of public television's most popular series.

Episodes:

  • Central Turkey

    We marvel at the fascinating landscape of Cappadocia from high above in a balloon...and from deep below, prowling an underground city where Christians once hid out. We'll join a circumcision party, explore troglodyte ghost towns, shop for sheep at the market, and chat with an imam. Then we enjoy the modern capital, Ankara, and pay our respects to the father of modern Turkey, Ataturk.

    Next Airing: Sun, Nov 17th, 2019 at 12:30 PM on KUED-HD
    Length: 00:26:46
    Usage rights: 10/4/2014 to 10/3/2020
  • Scotland's Islands

    Rick begins on the tranquil Isle of Iona, where Christianity first reached the shores of Scotland, and nearby Staffa, with a lovable puffin colony. Then he visits another of the Inner Hebrides, road-tripping across the Isle of Skye, where he explores Iron Age forts, thatched crofter huts, and the dramatic Trotternish Peninsula. Finally, he sails to Orkney - more Nordic than Celtic - with its stony remnants of a thriving Iron Age civilization and evocative reminders of the 20th-century wartime harbor at Scapa Flow.

    Next Airing: Mon, Nov 18th, 2019 at 10:34 PM on KUED-HD
    Length: 00:26:46
    Usage rights: 10/6/2018 to 10/5/2023
  • Glasgow and Scottish Passions

    Glasgow, once an industrial powerhouse, offers a fun look at Scotland's vibrantly gritty urban side - full of edgy street art, trendy dining, and the striking architecture of Charles Rennie Mackintosh. Leaving town, Rick taps into Scottish passions as he tours historic Stirling Castle, enjoys a bagpiping lesson, samples a dram at the land's most beloved distilleries on the Speyside Whisky Trail, and struggles to lift the Manhood Stone at a Highland Games.

    Next Airing: Tue, Nov 19th, 2019 at 10:31 PM on KUED-HD
    Length: 00:26:46
    Usage rights: 10/6/2018 to 10/5/2023
  • England's Bath & York

    Medieval York and Georgian Bath - easy side-trips from London - pack an exciting pair of sightseeing punches. Rick explores Roman hot springs, cruises quiet canals, marvels at England's finest Gothic church and gets a surprising dose of Viking history as he enjoys England's easy urban delights.

    Next Airing: Wed, Nov 20th, 2019 at 10:30 PM on KUED-HD
    Length: 00:26:46
    Usage rights: 10/7/2006 to 10/6/2020
  • North Wales: Feisty and Poetic

    From towering Mount Snowdon, to evocative medieval castles, to sweeping Victorian promenades, North Wales is a poem written in landscape. We'll climb a mountain aboard a steam train, learn some Welsh, follow a miner deep into a slate mine, herd sheep with a very clever dog, and work in a pop pilgrimage to the Beatles' Liverpool.

    Next Airing: Thu, Nov 21st, 2019 at 10:34 PM on KUED-HD
    Length: 00:26:46
    Usage rights: 10/7/2006 to 10/6/2020
  • Edinburgh

    Edinburgh is the historical and cultural heart of Scotland. We'll explore the castle, peek at the new parliament, dabble in the local literature, sip a little Scotch, get wrapped up in a kilt, and then stow away on Her Majesty's Yacht Britannia.

    Next Airing: Fri, Nov 22nd, 2019 at 10:30 PM on KUED-HD
    Length: 00:26:46
    Usage rights: 10/7/2006 to 10/6/2020
  • France's Loire: Chateau Country

    Along the Loire River Valley, the beautiful French countryside is studded with evocative chateaux. Home-basing in Amboise, we visit four unique castles: elegant Chenonceau, massive Chambord, stately Cheverny, and fragrant Villandry. Along the way, we tour Leonardo's home, feed hunting dogs, enjoy the local cuisine, and savor a princely garden.

    Next Airing: Sun, Nov 24th, 2019 at 12:30 PM on KUED-HD
    Length: 00:26:46
    Usage rights: 10/4/2014 to 10/3/2020
  • Naples and Pompeii

    Naples is Italy in the extreme. We'll prowl backstreet fish markets, dodge fast-moving Vespas, and dine on pizza where it was invented. We'll climb to the top of nearby Mount Vesuvius, then wander through the amazing ruins of Pompeii, the Roman town it destroyed.

    Next Airing: Mon, Nov 25th, 2019 at 10:30 PM on KUED-HD
    Length: 00:26:46
    Usage rights: 10/7/2006 to 10/6/2020
  • Italy's Amalfi Coast

    Just south of Naples we'll experience the breath-taking Amalfi Coastline, the trendy resort of Positano, the limoncello charms of Sorrento, the ancient Greek temples at Paestum, and the iridescent Blue Grotto hidden beneath the enchanting isle of Capri.

    Next Airing: Tue, Nov 26th, 2019 at 10:30 PM on KUED-HD
    Length: 00:26:46
    Usage rights: 10/7/2006 to 10/6/2020
  • Milan and Lake Como

    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 country, where Italy meets the Alps.

    Next Airing: Wed, Nov 27th, 2019 at 10:30 PM on KUED-HD
    Length: 00:26:46
    Usage rights: 10/7/2006 to 10/6/2020
  • Tuscany's Dolce Vita

    The small towns and rural charms of Tuscany give us a healthy dose of the "sweet life" as we hunt for truffles in an oak forest, nibble through an artichoke festival, share a farmhouse feast, and ride a classic convertible through the cypress groves of Mona Lisa's back yard.

    Next Airing: Thu, Nov 28th, 2019 at 10:30 PM on KUED-HD
    Length: 00:26:46
    Usage rights: 10/7/2006 to 10/6/2020
  • Italy's Great Hill Towns

    Connoisseurs of Italy find that its quintessential charms survive in its classic hill towns. From San Gimignano's medieval towers, to Cortona's charming lanes, to Orvieto's papal intrigue, to Civita di Bagnoregio's cliff-hanging vistas...all sit on lofty stone perches that now seem to protect them only from the modern world.

    Next Airing: Tue, Dec 10th, 2019 at 10:30 PM on KUED-HD
    Length: 00:26:46
    Usage rights: 10/7/2006 to 10/6/2020
  • Vienna

    In Europe's classiest capital we'll tiptoe through the palace of Maria Theresa and be dazzled by the Hapsburg crown jewels. Then we'll picnic on the Danube, nibble strudel in an old world cafe, blush at slinky Art Nouveau, and waltz to the three-four beat of Johann Strauss.

    Next Airing: Wed, Dec 11th, 2019 at 10:30 PM on KUED-HD
    Length: 00:26:46
    Usage rights: 10/7/2006 to 10/6/2020
  • Salzburg and Surroundings

    The birthplace of Mozart - and everyone's Sound of Music fantasies - Salzburg is a Baroque jewel of a town. It's also the springboard for lots of alpine fun-from thrilling summer bobsledding, to idyllic boat rides in the Salzkammergut lake district, to exploring the delightful romantic town of Hallstatt.

    Next Airing: Thu, Dec 12th, 2019 at 10:30 PM on KUED-HD
    Length: 00:26:46
    Usage rights: 10/7/2006 to 10/6/2020
  • Rick Steves' Europe: The Making Of

    After 16 years and more than 100 travel shows, Rick and his crew take you behind the scenes to show you just how they produce this series. Joining the crew as they scamper through Milan and around Lake Como, you'll follow the creative process as the challenges and surprises that come with travel are shaped into a finished show.

    Next Airing: Fri, Dec 13th, 2019 at 10:30 PM on KUED-HD
    Length: 00:26:46
    Usage rights: 10/7/2006 to 10/6/2020
  • Paris Side-Trips

    Side-tripping from Paris into the Ile-de-France, we indulge in the world of royal and aristocratic extravagance in the pre-Revolutionary playground of France's elite. We explore Versailles, Europe's palace of palaces; exquisite Vaux le Vicomte; and extravagant Fontainebleau, home to centuries of French rulers. We'll also marvel at the glass and statuary of Chartres cathedral and dine like kings.

    Next Airing: Sun, Dec 15th, 2019 at 12:30 PM on KUED-HD
    Length: 00:26:46
    Usage rights: 10/4/2014 to 10/3/2020
  • Burgundy: Profound France

    Burgundy is a calm and cultivated corner of France, where nature is as sophisticated as the people. Traditions are strong here. 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 a barrel, appreciate fine Burgundy wine, slurp escargot, and eat very, very well. If you're looking for the quintessential French culture, you'll find it in Burgundy.

    Next Airing: Mon, Dec 16th, 2019 at 10:30 PM on KUED-HD
    Length: 00:26:46
    Usage rights: 10/4/2008 to 5/31/2022
  • France's Dordogne

    The Dordogne River Valley with its dramatic castles, pre-historic cave paintings, and prized cuisine is an unforgettable blend of man-made and natural beauty. We'll take an idyllic canoe ride, visit a goose farm, then savor the foie gras. We'll also wander through a lamp-lit castle, enjoy a country market, and visit the Sistine Chapel of the prehistoric world. Then we head south to Albi, home of Toulouse Lautrec, and the imposing fortress city of Carcassonne.

    Next Airing: Tue, Dec 17th, 2019 at 10:30 PM on KUED-HD
    Length: 00:26:46
    Usage rights: 10/4/2008 to 5/31/2022
  • Barcelona and Catalunya

    The creative spirit of Spain's Catalunya the land of Picasso, Gaudi and Salvador Dali is on a roll. We'll get caught up in the festivity of Barcelona, enjoying the vibrant street scenes, tasty tapas and pedestrian-friendly Gothic Quarter. Then we'll take a scenic side trip to mountaintop Montserrat, and finish with an artist's pilgrimage along the Costa Brava to Salvador Dali country seaside Cadaques to visit his home and nearby Figures to experience his playfully surreal mausoleum/museum.

    Next Airing: Wed, Dec 18th, 2019 at 10:30 PM on KUED-HD
    Length: 00:26:46
    Usage rights: 10/4/2008 to 5/31/2022
  • Little Europe: San Marino, Monaco, Vatican City, Liechtenstein, and Andorra

    Don't blink as we blitz through Europe's tiniest countries: Vatican City, the world's smallest country, comes with the planet's biggest church. The fairytale princedom of Monaco lures visitors with its fancy casino and glamorous views. Italy's last independent hill town, San Marino still looks formidable, as does the castle-guarded principality of Liechtenstein. And tiny Andorra entertains shoppers and hikers alike, surrounded by the rugged beauty of the Pyrenees.

    Next Airing: Thu, Dec 19th, 2019 at 10:30 PM on KUED-HD
    Length: 00:26:46
    Usage rights: 10/4/2008 to 5/31/2022
  • Great Swiss Cities: Luzern, Bern, Zurich and Lausanne

    In this episode we'll focus on an often overlooked side of Switzerland its urban charms. We'll get some exercise, from ringing a very big bell to floating down an urban river. We'll also enjoy a variety of eye-opening art, from Chagall and Klee to inmates of an asylum. Then we'll ponder a few Swiss innovations, from their open-minded drug policies to their hush-hush underground arsenals. And it'll all before a backdrop of Switzerland's stunning natural beauty.

    Next Airing: Fri, Dec 20th, 2019 at 10:30 PM on KUED-HD
    Length: 00:26:46
    Usage rights: 10/4/2008 to 5/31/2022
  • The Best of Israel

    We start in Jerusalem, alive with religious tradition and passion - Christian, Muslim, and Jewish. We then visit cosmopolitan Tel Aviv, with its in-love-with-life beaches; ponder the sad fortress of Masada; and join pilgrims at biblical sights around the Sea of Galilee. We'll also pay our respects at the Yad Vashem Holocaust memorial, drop into an Orthodox Jewish neighborhood, and savor the local cuisine.

    Next Airing: Sun, Dec 22nd, 2019 at 12:30 PM on KUED-HD
    Length: 00:26:46
    Usage rights: 10/4/2014 to 10/3/2020
  • Vienna and the Danube

    For centuries, Vienna was the crown jewel of the rich and powerful Habsburg Empire. A century after that empire's fall, the Viennese appreciates their imperial legacy as a cultural wellspring and an excuse to live in style. We'll take in the city's wealth of elegant gardens, great art and fine music. Then we'll explore the city's surroundings, with a trip along the romantic Danube River and a hike up to the breathtakingly Baroque Melk Abbey.

    Next Airing: Mon, Dec 23rd, 2019 at 10:30 PM on KUED-HD
    Length: 00:26:46
    Usage rights: 10/4/2008 to 5/31/2022
  • The Czech Republic Off The Beaten Path

    Few travelers venture beyond Prague to experience the Czech Republic's many cultural riches and offbeat delights. We'll get you started with a whirlwind of Art Nouveau, local pub music, stinky cheese-tasting, river-rafting, and peat-bathing in places like Olomouc, Moravsky Krumlov, Telc, Trebon and Konopiste. We'll also tour a remarkable memorial to the holocaust in Terezen, and the charming castle town of Cesky Krumlov.

    Next Airing: Tue, Dec 24th, 2019 at 10:30 PM on KUED-HD
    Length: 00:26:46
    Usage rights: 10/4/2008 to 5/31/2022
  • Athens and Side Trips

    The thriving capital of Greece sprawls out from the foot of its magnificent Acropolis. We'll tour the must-sees of ancient Athens, including the Parthenon, Agora, and amazing National Archaeological Museum. We'll take the fast-paced pulse of the modern city, but waste no time getting to my favorite side trip destinations: the ruins of the mystical oracle at Delphi, and a fast boat to the romantic, traffic-free Isle of Hydra.

    Next Airing: Wed, Dec 25th, 2019 at 10:30 PM on KUED-HD
    Length: 00:26:46
    Usage rights: 10/4/2008 to 5/31/2022
  • Greece's Peloponnese

    Island getaways are fun, but the real heart of Greece is found in the Peloponnese Peninsula. After enjoying the charming old port town of Nafplio, we'll time-trip through the ruins of Olympia, take center stage at the remarkably preserved theater at Epidauros, and explore the ancient capital of Mycenae. Then we'll wander off the beaten path along the rustic, rough-and-tumble Mani Peninsula, relax in the idyllic beach town of Kardymli and marvel at Greece's Rock of Gibraltar: the fortress town of Monemvasia.

    Next Airing: Thu, Dec 26th, 2019 at 10:30 PM on KUED-HD
    Length: 00:26:46
    Usage rights: 10/4/2008 to 5/31/2022
  • Copenhagen

    Denmark's capital is the most fun-loving in Scandinavia. As we get to know Copenhagen, we'll discover reminders of its Viking history and symbols of its proudly independent ways today. We'll stroll through Europe's first great pedestrian zone, ogle crown jewels in the palace and take a bike ride through a famous hippie squatter community, finishing at Copenhagen's full-time carnival, Tivoli Gardens.

    Next Airing: Fri, Dec 27th, 2019 at 10:30 PM on KUED-HD
    Length: 00:26:46
    Usage rights: 10/4/2008 to 5/31/2022
  • Palestine

    Palestine is the Muslim and Arab half of the Holy Land. After visiting Jerusalem, we harvest olives near Ramallah, follow pilgrims to the place of Jesus' birth in Bethlehem, approach Abraham's tomb - as both Jews and Muslims do - in Hebron, drop in on friends for dinner, and bob in the Dead Sea. We'll also learn about walls, Israeli settlements, and the challenges facing this region.

    Next Airing: Sun, Dec 29th, 2019 at 12:30 PM on KUED-HD
    Length: 00:26:46
    Usage rights: 10/4/2014 to 10/3/2020
  • Denmark: Beyond Copenhagen

    Using Copenhagen as a spring board, we'll visit the very best of Denmark. Aarhus welcomes us with its ruddy affluence, charming open air museum and eerily well-preserved ancient bog man. Roskilde impresses visitors with its royal burial church and the best Viking ship museum anywhere. And the delightfully quaint Isle of Aero beckons a bike ride among thatched cottages, "snooping mirrors", and cobbled alleyways that reminds us of the world of Hans Christian Andersen.

    Next Airing: Mon, Dec 30th, 2019 at 10:30 PM on KUED-HD
    Length: 00:26:46
    Usage rights: 10/4/2008 to 5/31/2022
  • Iran:Tehran and Side Trips

    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. In this first of two half-hour shows on Iran, Rick dodges traffic in Tehran, enjoys the tranquility of a nearby village, and encounters both anti-American propaganda and a warm welcome from everyday Iranians.

    Next Airing: Wed, Jan 1st, 2020 at 10:30 PM on KUED-HD
    Length: 00:26:46
    Usage rights: 10/4/2008 to 5/31/2022
  • Iran's Historic Capitals

    Iran's rich history goes back millennia, to the days when Persepolis was home to "the king of kings." In this episode, Rick Steves explores three historic capitals of Iran: Persepolis, with its splendid monuments; Shiraz, with the tombs of Iran's most beloved poets; and Esfahan, with its extraordinary mosques and endearing people.

    Next Airing: Thu, Jan 2nd, 2020 at 10:30 PM on KUED-HD
    Length: 00:26:46
    Usage rights: 10/4/2008 to 5/31/2022
  • Italy's Riviera: Cinque Terre

    Exploring Italy's most remote and romantic stretch of Riviera, we visit five tiny port towns: dramatic Vernazza, surrounded by vineyards; reclusive Corniglia, high on its bluff; pastel Manarola; hardscrabble Riomaggiore; and the pint-sized resort of Monterosso. Fishing for anchovies, sipping wine out of rustic barrels, and savoring twinkling Mediterranean vistas, we enjoy the ultimate Riviera adventure.

    Next Airing: Sun, Jan 5th, 2020 at 12:30 PM on KUED-HD
    Length: 00:26:46
    Usage rights: 10/4/2014 to 10/3/2020
  • Italy's Veneto: Verona, Padua, and Ravenna

    In the shadow of Venice, we visit three great cities. Padua is famed for its venerable university, precious Giotto frescoes, and pilgrim-packed Basilica. Verona is a hit with aficionados of Roman ruins and Romeo and Juliet fans. And Ravenna, with its shimmering mosaics, was once the western bastion of the Byzantine Empire. We enliven each stop with a tasty dose of Italian dolce vita.

    Next Airing: Sun, Jan 12th, 2020 at 12:30 PM on KUED-HD
    Length: 00:26:46
    Usage rights: 10/4/2014 to 10/3/2020
  • Siena and Tuscany's Wine Country

    Siena, once a proud and independent city-state, retains its confidence and unique traditions. Rick enjoys a front-row seat at its wild horse race - the venerable Palio - and marvel at cultural treasures from the days when Siena rivaled Florence for leadership of Tuscany. Then he heads into wine country for a little dolce vita under the Tuscan sun.

    Next Airing: Tue, Feb 25th, 2020 at 10:30 PM on KUED-HD
    Length: 00:26:46
    Usage rights: 10/8/2016 to 10/7/2021
  • Amsterdam

    Europe's best-preserved 17th-century city, Amsterdam is quaint and jarring, traditional and modern. Filled with history and happy-go-lucky, it's a delight to explore. Uniquely entertaining Amsterdam shows us Rembrandts and Van Goghs, more bikes than cars, flirting prostitutes, and pot-filled coffeeshops - all under tall, skinny facades leaning out below quaint church towers.

    Length: 00:26:46
    Usage rights: 10/4/2014 to 10/3/2020
  • Assisi and Italian Country Charm

    In the Italian countryside, Rick connects with rustic, traditional culture: enjoying an agriturismo (farmhouse inn), seeing how prosciutto and pecorino cheese are made, and hiking down into deep and ancient wine cellars. He ends in Assisi - the hometown of St. Francis - which retains its spiritual aura to this day. Like pilgrims, he explores its stony center before trekking to its awe-inspiring basilica, built on the tomb of the beloved saint.

    Length: 00:26:46
    Usage rights: 10/8/2016 to 10/7/2021
  • Berlin

    A tumultuous 20th century left Berlin filled with powerful sights - from evocative memorials, to surviving bits of its communist and fascist days, to its glass-domed Reichstag. We enjoy its now-trendy east side, its people-friendly riverfront, and its vibrant social scene. Reunited Berlin - perhaps the fastest changing and most happening city in Europe - is entertaining more visitors than ever.

    Length: 00:26:46
    Usage rights: 10/4/2014 to 10/3/2020
  • Bulgaria

    Bulgaria, so mysterious to most Americans, has a vivid identity as a crossroads of the Balkans. Rick traces the country's complex history, from ancient Thracian tombs to medieval Orthodox Christian monasteries to Soviet monuments. And he enjoys an intimate taste of contemporary culture: the yellow brick road of Sofia; the gregarious craftspeople of the medieval capital, Veliko Tarnovo; and the thriving pedestrian zones of cosmopolitan Plovdiv.

    Length: 00:26:46
    Usage rights: 10/8/2016 to 10/7/2021
  • England's Cornwall

    The far southwest of England is a world unto itself, with a persistent Cornish culture. He explores a world of flowers springing from towering hedges, a tin-mining heritage going back to biblical times, salty pirates' towns and fishing villages, and the Land's End of England. Then, side-tripping deep into the vast and mysterious Dartmoor National Park, he hikes to forgotten stone circles and chase wild ponies.

    Length: 00:26:46
    Usage rights: 10/8/2016 to 10/7/2021
  • European Festivals I

    In this first of two episodes on Europe's greatest festivals, Rick cheers with the masses at Siena's crazy Palio horse race, tosses a caber at a Scottish Highland Games, dons a mask for Carnevale in Venice, and celebrates Easter in Greece. Dropping in on some of the Continent's top parties, he discovers that each one is a celebration of traditional culture, and all of them are full of opportunities to sing and dance, feast on traditional food, and party with locals.

    Length: 00:26:46
    Usage rights: 10/6/2018 to 10/5/2023
  • European Festivals II

    In this second of two episodes on Europe's greatest festivals, Rick dances with Spaniards at Sevilla's April Fair, celebrates Bastille Day in Paris, runs with the bulls at Pamplona, and hoists a frothy stein at Munich's Oktoberfest. And he celebrates a traditional family Christmas, browsing the holiday market in Nurnberg and sledding down alpine slopes by torchlight in Switzerland. With the entire Continent as his playground, fun is his mission.

    Length: 00:26:46
    Usage rights: 10/6/2018 to 10/5/2023
  • European Travel Skills, Part III

    The last episode in this three-part mini-series distills Rick Steves' 30 years of travel experience into 30 minutes of practical advice on how to have a fun, affordable, and culturally broadening trip to Europe. Shot on location in Amsterdam, Germany's Rhineland, Venice, Siena, the Italian Riviera, the Swiss Alps, Paris, and London,these episodes cover Rick's favorite 3,000-mile European loop while providing viewers with essential travel skills. We cover tips on planning an itinerary, hurdling the language barrier, driving and catching the train, avoiding scams, eating well, sleeping smart, staying safe, and everything you need to enjoy the best possible experience.

    Length: 00:26:46
    Usage rights: 10/6/2012 to 5/31/2022
  • Germany's Dresden and Leipzig

    Saxony, part of the former East Germany, remains a secret to most travelers. Rick visits the two great cities of the region: the capital city of Dresden, with the opulent palaces and art treasures of the Wettin dynasty, and Leipzig, with its Bach heritage, a massive monument to the day Europe beat Napoleon, and museums remembering its communist heritage.

    Length: 00:26:46
    Usage rights: 10/8/2016 to 10/7/2021
  • Germany's Frankfurt and Nurnberg

    Skyscraper-studded Frankfurt - with so much commerce it's nicknamed "Bankfurt" - has a delightful-to-explore old center. Rick also visits Nurnberg, a capital for both the First Reich (the Holy Roman Empire) and the Third. From its towering castle and playful fountains to its Nazi Documentation Center and maze of underground bomb shelters, Nurnberg is a fascinating study in contrasts.

    Length: 00:26:46
    Usage rights: 10/8/2016 to 10/7/2021
  • Germany's Hamburg and the Luther Trail

    Hamburg, Germany's mighty port city has risen from the ashes of World War II with a gleaming new skyline and a brisk creative energy. From there, Rick visits the great historic sights of Martin Luther and the Reformation (Erfurt, Wittenberg, and Wartburg Castle) before finishing in the capital of Franconia: wine-loving Wurzburg.

    Length: 00:26:46
    Usage rights: 10/8/2016 to 10/7/2021
  • Greek Islands: Santorini, Mykonos, and Rhodes

    Rick island-hops through the Aegean, sampling three classic Greek getaways - Santorini, Mykonos, and Rhodes - and basking in their dramatic beauty. He tours ancient ruins, traces the vestiges of the Crusaders, samples rustic cuisine, savors classic Greek-island views, and compares beaches - from the ultimate party beach to idyllic quiet hideaways. And he shows how a cruise ship can be an efficient way to link up great island stopovers.

    Length: 00:26:46
    Usage rights: 10/6/2018 to 10/5/2023
  • Lisbon

    Lisbon, built with the riches of Portugal's New World discoveries, has a rustic charm. Great navigators are remembered. Rick eats lots of cod, enjoys pastries hot out of the oven, strolls the city's back lanes and its reinvigorated waterfront, marvels at an exquisite church built with spice taxes, and listens to some soulful fado music. Then he takes a side-trip to Sintra to explore the fanciful castles of Portuguese royalty and climbs hilltop ramparts with grand views.

    Length: 00:26:45
    Usage rights: 10/6/2018 to 10/5/2023
  • Portugal's Heartland

    Portugal has an oversized history, fascinating culture, and boatloads of sardines. Saving the capital city of Lisbon for another episode, Rick dances on the beach at Nazare, marvels at a medieval abbey in Batalha, visits a royal library and revels with university students in Coimbra, savors port wine with the people who made it along the Douro River, and gets to know Portugal's gritty and fascinating second city, Porto.

    Length: 00:26:46
    Usage rights: 10/6/2018 to 10/5/2023
  • Prague

    The capital of the Czech Republic, Prague is the best-preserved Baroque city in Central Europe. We experience its massive castle, beloved statue-lined bridge, evocative Jewish Quarter, and thrilling 20th-century history while enjoying its infectious love of music and perhaps the best beer in Europe. With a beautifully preserved Old Town, Prague deserves its nickname: the Golden City of a Hundred Spires.

    Length: 00:26:46
    Usage rights: 10/4/2014 to 10/3/2020
  • Romania

    Rick and his team tour Romania's vibrant capital, Bucharest, with its "Little Paris of the East" architecture and lingering reminders of a brutal communist dictator. Then they head into Transylvania, where they visit fortified churches, cobbled merchant towns like Sighisoara, and castles made famous by an imported German king and the real-life Dracula. Finally, they explore Maramures, where everyday life still feels like an open-air folk museum.

    Length: 00:26:46
    Usage rights: 10/8/2016 to 10/7/2021
  • Scotland's Highlands

    The Highlands stoke kilted dreams of Scotland...where legends of Bonnie Prince Charlie swirl around lonely castles. Rick visits the "Weeping Glen" of Glencoe, bustling Inverness, and the battlefield at Culloden. Then he makes a pilgrimage to the spiritual capital of a major clan, and goes prehistoric at Stone Age burial grounds and Iron Age island forts. Venturing along the Caledonian Canal and watching for Nessie at Loch Ness, Rick watches a sheepdog demonstration and enjoys traditional folk music.

    Length: 00:26:45
    Usage rights: 10/6/2018 to 10/5/2023
  • Sicilian Delights

    Sicily serves up a full-bodied and tasty travel experience. Rick dines on fresh seafood at the fisherman's harbor in Cefalù, ponders ancient Greek greatness in Siracusa, communes with monks - alive and departed - in a Capuchin crypt, sleeps in an olive orchard at an agriturismo, and eats his way through a classic Sicilian banquet with a famous chef.

    Length: 00:26:46
    Usage rights: 10/6/2018 to 10/5/2023
  • Southeast England

    Arcing along the southeast coast of England, Rick travels from Canterbury (with its famous cathedral) to Dover (stoutly fortified from Roman times to the Battle of Britain). Then he hikes the trails that top the towering chalk cliffs of the South Downs, wander into the beachy resort of Brighton (England's Coney Island), and push on to Portsmouth, whose naval heritage has left it with the best collection of historic sailing ships anywhere.

    Length: 00:26:45
    Usage rights: 10/8/2016 to 10/7/2021
  • The Best of Sicily

    This tour of Sicilian highlights starts in Palermo, where Rick sings with the merchants in the markets, joins locals in their passeggiata, drops in on a contessa, and marvels at the Romanesque cathedral of Monreale. Then he sips wine on the slopes of Mount Etna, munches cannoli, ponders Greek temples at Agrigento, admires Roman mosaics at the Villa of Casale, and marvel at the view from the Greek theater in Taormina.

    Length: 00:26:46
    Usage rights: 10/6/2018 to 10/5/2023
  • The Heart of England

    The heartland of England has sights that put the "Great" in Britain - its venerable universities, its royal heritage, and reminders of its industrial might. At Oxford and Cambridge, see where kings and prime ministers studied. At Blenheim Palace - Winston Churchill's birthplace - Rick connects with English aristocracy. At Ironbridge Gorge, he fires up memories of the Industrial Revolution. And all along the way, Rick drives on the left and polishes his pub etiquette.

    Length: 00:26:46
    Usage rights: 10/6/2018 to 10/5/2023
  • The Netherlands Beyond Amsterdam

    By train, bike, and boat, we visit the top Dutch sights outside of Amsterdam: from Haarlem to Rotterdam, and from Delft to the Zuiderzee. Along the way, we enjoy charming towns with fragrant cheese markets, soggy polderland, mighty dikes, and windmills both new and old. Rolling through the Netherlands and connecting with its people, you can't help but think, "Everything's so... Dutch!"

    Length: 00:26:46
    Usage rights: 10/4/2014 to 10/3/2020
  • Travel Skills: Cruising

    Setting sail on the Mediterranean, Rick explores the ins and outs and pros and cons of cruising. He learns how to get the most out of a cruise, and exercises his independence to make smart use of limited time on shore by planning well, avoiding lines, and eating quick-but-local meals on the go. Along with the joys and efficiencies of cruising, Rick considers the downsides, including the inevitable congestion and commercialism that comes with mass tourism.

    Length: 00:26:46
    Usage rights: 10/6/2018 to 10/5/2023
  • West England

    The quintessence of charming England is the "West Country": quaint Cotswold villages with their fine churches, manor homes, and gastropubs; Wells, England's smallest cathedral town; and the New Age capital of Glastonbury, with its legends of the Holy Grail and King Arthur. He finishes by pondering the dramatic prehistoric stone circles of Stonehenge and Avebury.

    Length: 00:26:46
    Usage rights: 10/8/2016 to 10/7/2021
  • Western Turkey

    From the port of Kusadasi, we wander the streets of ancient Ephesus, soak in a natural spa at Pamukkale, learn why the dervishes whirl at Konya, munch lunch in a Turkish pizzeria, and cruise the Mediterranean on a traditional Turkish gulet from Antalya. Turkey is a mighty nation whose ancient heritage, Muslim faith, and western ways are coming together...and we'll see how.

    Length: 00:26:46
    Usage rights: 10/4/2014 to 10/3/2020

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