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Rick Steves' Europe

Website: http://www.ricksteves.com
Next Airing: Tue, Feb 7th, 2023 at 10:30 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:

  • Egypt's Nile, Alexandria, and Luxor

    Exploring the Nile Valley from north to south, we see the highlights of Egypt. In the fabled city of Alexandria, we venture through a market wonderland, smoke a shisha, and stroll a Mediterranean promenade. In Luxor, we explore the pharaohs' tombs and temples before sailing on a timeless felucca. Then we kick back on a riverboat cruise, enjoying iconic views of palm trees, minarets, and rustic villages. Our finale: Ramesses II's magnificent temple at Abu Simbel.

    Next Airing: Tue, Feb 7th, 2023 at 10:30 PM on KUED-HD
    Length: 00:26:46
    Usage rights: 10/15/2020 to 7/17/2027
  • Ethiopia: A Development Story

    Venturing beyond Europe, and with local experts as his guides, Rick uses Ethiopia as a classroom for understanding global hunger and extreme poverty - and how to beat it. Together, we witness the importance of water, education, empowering women, and nutrition during a child's first thousand days. And we see firsthand the impact of globalization and climate change. Our souvenir: A vivid appreciation of how ending hunger is possible - and how smart and modern development aid is the key.

    Next Airing: Wed, Feb 8th, 2023 at 10:30 PM on KUED-HD
    Length: 00:26:46
    Usage rights: 10/15/2020 to 7/17/2027
  • 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.

    Next Airing: Sun, Feb 12th, 2023 at 12:30 PM on KUED-HD
    Length: 00:26:46
    Usage rights: 10/8/2016 to 7/17/2027
  • 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.

    Next Airing: Mon, Feb 13th, 2023 at 10:30 PM on KUED-HD
    Length: 00:26:46
    Usage rights: 10/8/2016 to 7/17/2027
  • 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.

    Next Airing: Tue, Feb 14th, 2023 at 10:30 PM on KUED-HD
    Length: 00:26:46
    Usage rights: 10/8/2016 to 7/17/2027
  • 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.

    Next Airing: Wed, Feb 15th, 2023 at 10:30 PM on KUED-HD
    Length: 00:26:46
    Usage rights: 10/8/2016 to 7/17/2027
  • 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.

    Next Airing: Sun, Feb 19th, 2023 at 12:30 PM on KUED-HD
    Length: 00:26:45
    Usage rights: 10/8/2016 to 7/17/2027
  • 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.

    Next Airing: Mon, Feb 20th, 2023 at 10:30 PM on KUED-HD
    Length: 00:26:46
    Usage rights: 10/8/2016 to 7/17/2027
  • 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.

    Next Airing: Tue, Feb 21st, 2023 at 10:30 PM on KUED-HD
    Length: 00:26:46
    Usage rights: 10/8/2016 to 7/17/2027
  • 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.

    Next Airing: Wed, Feb 22nd, 2023 at 10:30 PM on KUED-HD
    Length: 00:26:46
    Usage rights: 10/8/2016 to 7/17/2027
  • 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: Thu, Feb 23rd, 2023 at 10:30 PM on KUED-HD
    Length: 00:26:46
    Usage rights: 10/8/2016 to 7/17/2027
  • 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.

    Next Airing: Sat, Mar 4th, 2023 at 1:30 AM on KUED-HD
    Length: 00:26:46
    Usage rights: 10/6/2018 to 7/17/2027
  • 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.

    Next Airing: Wed, Mar 15th, 2023 at 10:30 PM on KUED-HD
    Length: 00:26:46
    Usage rights: 10/8/2016 to 7/17/2027
  • Austrian and Italian Alps

    In the Alps of Austria and Italy, we celebrate both nature and culture. After conquering the Zugspitze, we tour Innsbruck, visit a remote farm in Austria, and join in a Tirolean village festival. Then we cross the Alps into Italy and tour a uniquely well-preserved medieval castle before joyriding deep into the rugged Dolomite Mountains. After an unforgettable hike, we catch our breath in Europe's largest high-altitude meadow, then enjoy some more alpine folk music.

    Next Airing: Mon, Mar 27th, 2023 at 10:30 PM on KUED-HD
    Length: 00:26:46
    Usage rights: 10/15/2020 to 7/17/2027
  • Swiss Alps

    Switzerland draws travelers from around the world for its legendary mountains. From the Matterhorn to the Jungfrau to Appenzell, we savor both the country's jaw-dropping alpine beauty and the rich and resilient culture of its people. As we lace together that dramatic mountain wonder with scenic train rides, breathtaking lifts, and unforgettable hikes, we also enjoy alpine life - from exploring glaciers to making cheese the old-fashioned way.

    Next Airing: Tue, Mar 28th, 2023 at 10:30 PM on KUED-HD
    Length: 00:26:46
    Usage rights: 10/15/2020 to 7/17/2027
  • French Alps and Lyon

    After exploring the proud cuisine capital of Lyon - which, at least in its own mind, rivals Paris - we head for Chamonix, in the shadow of Europe's tallest peak: Mont Blanc. With the classic alpine resort as our springboard, we make some high-altitude cheese, then ride the lift up to Aiguille du Midi and over to the border of Italy. And we hike the Tour du Mont Blanc - the trail that circles that iconic mountain.

    Next Airing: Wed, Mar 29th, 2023 at 10:30 PM on KUED-HD
    Length: 00:26:46
    Usage rights: 10/15/2020 to 7/17/2027
  • Germany's Fascist Story

    Traveling across Germany, we learn how fascism rose and then fell, taking millions of people with it. Visiting actual locations - from Munich to Nurnberg to Berlin - we trace the roots of Nazism in the aftermath of World War I, when masses of angry people were enchanted by Hitler. We explore the totalitarian society Hitler built, and see the consequences: genocide and total war. Learning from Germany's fascist story, we can recognize that hateful ideology as well as the tricks of wannabe dictators in our own age.

    Next Airing: Thu, Mar 30th, 2023 at 10:30 PM on KUED-HD
    Length: 00:26:46
    Usage rights: 10/15/2020 to 7/17/2027
  • 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.

    Next Airing: Sun, Apr 2nd, 2023 at 12:30 PM on KUED-HD
    Length: 00:26:45
    Usage rights: 10/6/2018 to 7/17/2027
  • 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.

    Next Airing: Sun, Apr 9th, 2023 at 12:30 PM on KUED-HD
    Length: 00:26:46
    Usage rights: 10/6/2018 to 7/17/2027
  • 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.

    Next Airing: Sun, Apr 16th, 2023 at 12:30 PM on KUED-HD
    Length: 00:26:46
    Usage rights: 10/6/2018 to 7/17/2027
  • 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.

    Next Airing: Sun, Apr 23rd, 2023 at 12:30 PM on KUED-HD
    Length: 00:26:46
    Usage rights: 10/6/2018 to 7/17/2027
  • 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.

    Next Airing: Sun, Apr 30th, 2023 at 12:30 PM on KUED-HD
    Length: 00:26:46
    Usage rights: 10/6/2018 to 7/17/2027
  • Egypt's Cairo

    Teeming Cairo, straddling the Nile, is the capital of Egypt and one of the leading cities of the Muslim world. With 20 million people, greater Cairo pulses with energy. We explore the back streets on a tuk-tuk, drop in on a mosque, haggle with a gauntlet of eager merchants, bake some pita bread, help chisel a tombstone, marvel at King Tut's gold, greet the ancient Sphinx, and climb into the center of the greatest pyramid.

    Length: 00:26:46
    Usage rights: 10/15/2020 to 7/17/2027
  • 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 7/17/2027
  • 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.

    Length: 00:26:46
    Usage rights: 10/6/2018 to 7/17/2027
  • 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 7/17/2027
  • 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.

    Length: 00:26:46
    Usage rights: 10/6/2018 to 7/17/2027
  • Sicilian Delights

    Sicily serves up a full-bodied and tasty travel experience. Rick dines on fresh seafood at the fisherman's harbor in Cefal├╣, 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 7/17/2027
  • 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 7/17/2027

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