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Rick Steves' Europe

Website: http://www.ricksteves.com
Next Airing: Sun, Aug 1st, 2021 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:

  • Why We Travel

    In times of crisis and challenge, we ask ourselves: What is the true value of travel? Is it just hedonism...or something more powerful? After a lifetime of exploring Europe - and inspiring Americans to see Europe as the springboard for world exploration - Rick Steves shares his reasons why. This special episode is a sonnet to travel - an introspective love story, set in Europe, that vividly celebrates the rewards of exploring our world and the joy that awaits those who travel. 

    Next Airing: Sun, Aug 1st, 2021 at 12:30 PM on KUED-HD
    Length: 00:26:46
    Usage rights: 10/15/2020 to 10/14/2025
  • 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: Mon, Aug 2nd, 2021 at 10:32 PM on KUED-HD
    Length: 00:26:46
    Usage rights: 10/7/2006 to 10/6/2025
  • 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: Tue, Aug 3rd, 2021 at 10:30 PM on KUED-HD
    Length: 00:26:46
    Usage rights: 10/7/2006 to 10/6/2025
  • 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: Wed, Aug 4th, 2021 at 10:30 PM on KUED-HD
    Length: 00:26:46
    Usage rights: 10/7/2006 to 10/6/2025
  • 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: Thu, Aug 5th, 2021 at 10:33 PM on KUED-HD
    Length: 00:26:46
    Usage rights: 10/7/2006 to 10/6/2025
  • 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: Sun, Aug 8th, 2021 at 12:30 PM on KUED-HD
    Length: 00:26:46
    Usage rights: 10/6/2018 to 10/5/2023
  • 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: Mon, Aug 9th, 2021 at 10:30 PM on KUED-HD
    Length: 00:26:46
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  • 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: Tue, Aug 10th, 2021 at 10:30 PM on KUED-HD
    Length: 00:26:46
    Usage rights: 10/7/2006 to 10/6/2025
  • 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: Wed, Aug 11th, 2021 at 10:30 PM on KUED-HD
    Length: 00:26:46
    Usage rights: 10/7/2006 to 10/6/2025
  • 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: Thu, Aug 12th, 2021 at 10:30 PM on KUED-HD
    Length: 00:26:46
    Usage rights: 10/7/2006 to 10/6/2025
  • 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: Mon, Aug 23rd, 2021 at 10:30 PM on KUED-HD
    Length: 00:26:46
    Usage rights: 10/7/2006 to 10/6/2025
  • 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: Tue, Aug 24th, 2021 at 10:30 PM on KUED-HD
    Length: 00:26:46
    Usage rights: 10/7/2006 to 10/6/2025
  • 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: Wed, Aug 25th, 2021 at 10:30 PM on KUED-HD
    Length: 00:26:46
    Usage rights: 10/7/2006 to 10/6/2025
  • 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: Thu, Aug 26th, 2021 at 10:30 PM on KUED-HD
    Length: 00:26:46
    Usage rights: 10/4/2008 to 5/31/2022
  • 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, Aug 29th, 2021 at 12:30 PM on KUED-HD
    Length: 00:26:45
    Usage rights: 10/6/2018 to 10/5/2023
  • 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: Mon, Aug 30th, 2021 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: Tue, Aug 31st, 2021 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: Wed, Sep 1st, 2021 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: Thu, Sep 2nd, 2021 at 10:30 PM on KUED-HD
    Length: 00:26:46
    Usage rights: 10/4/2008 to 5/31/2022
  • 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, Sep 5th, 2021 at 12:30 PM on KUED-HD
    Length: 00:26:46
    Usage rights: 10/6/2018 to 10/5/2023
  • 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, Sep 6th, 2021 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, Sep 7th, 2021 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, Sep 8th, 2021 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, Sep 9th, 2021 at 10:30 PM on KUED-HD
    Length: 00:26:46
    Usage rights: 10/4/2008 to 5/31/2022
  • 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, Sep 12th, 2021 at 12:30 PM on KUED-HD
    Length: 00:26:46
    Usage rights: 10/6/2018 to 10/5/2023
  • 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: Mon, Sep 13th, 2021 at 10:30 PM on KUED-HD
    Length: 00:26:46
    Usage rights: 10/4/2008 to 5/31/2022
  • 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: Tue, Sep 14th, 2021 at 10:30 PM on KUED-HD
    Length: 00:26:46
    Usage rights: 10/4/2008 to 5/31/2022
  • Istanbul

    Where Europe comes face to face with Asia, we'll explore the fascinating, multilayered city of Istanbul. We'll lose our way in the Grand Bazaar and feast like kings with locals at a fisherman's wharf. We'll follow the fall of the Byzantium and the rise of Islam at the city's ancient wall, Hagia Sophia, Blue Mosque and Topkapi Palace. To escape the city bustle, we'll board a boat on the churning Bosphorus, make friends over backgammon, and try a traditional bath.

    Next Airing: Wed, Sep 15th, 2021 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: Thu, Sep 16th, 2021 at 10:30 PM on KUED-HD
    Length: 00:26:46
    Usage rights: 10/4/2008 to 5/31/2022
  • 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, Sep 19th, 2021 at 12:30 PM on KUED-HD
    Length: 00:26:46
    Usage rights: 10/6/2018 to 10/5/2023
  • 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, Sep 26th, 2021 at 12:30 PM on KUED-HD
    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.

    Next Airing: Sun, Oct 3rd, 2021 at 12:30 PM on KUED-HD
    Length: 00:26:46
    Usage rights: 10/6/2018 to 10/5/2023
  • 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.

    Next Airing: Sun, Oct 10th, 2021 at 12:30 PM on KUED-HD
    Length: 00:26:46
    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.

    Next Airing: Sun, Oct 17th, 2021 at 12:30 PM on KUED-HD
    Length: 00:26:46
    Usage rights: 10/6/2018 to 10/5/2023
  • 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.

    Next Airing: Sun, Oct 24th, 2021 at 12:30 PM on KUED-HD
    Length: 00:26:45
    Usage rights: 10/6/2018 to 10/5/2023
  • 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.

    Length: 00:26:46
    Usage rights: 10/15/2020 to 10/14/2025
  • Belfast and the Best of Northern Ireland

    # 304: Belfast and the Best of Northern Ireland No trip to Emerald Isle is complete without a visit to Northern Ireland. We tour bustling Belfast, sneaking a peek at its politically charged neighborhoods. Then we head for the Antrim Coast and go wild in Portrush, Ulster's Coney Island. We taste-test Irish whiskey, scramble over six-sided rock columns, putter through a world-class golf course, and stomp our feet to Irish music in rough-and-tumble Derry.

    Length: 00:27:46
    Usage rights: 9/4/2004 to 9/30/2022
  • Belgium: Bruges and Brussels

    Belgium is a land of contrasts. From the powerhouse headquarters of the European Union and Europe's grandest square in big-city Brussels, we go quaint with delicate lace and back lane bike rides in small- town Bruges. We check into a medieval hospital, savor the exquisite art of Memling, and climb a bell tower to get up close and fortissimo at a carillon concert. Then passionate chefs - creators of French fries and Europe's finest chocolate-give us a taste of their art.

    Length: 00:27:46
    Usage rights: 9/4/2004 to 9/30/2022
  • Budapest: The Best of Hungary

    Budapest, once Vienna's partner in ruling the Austro-Hungarian empire, feels like the capital of Eastern Europe. It's actually two cities- busy Pest and noble Buda-straddling the Danube and laced together by mighty bridges. Capitalism has taken hold with gusto as shopping boulevards thrive and stone Lenins and cast iron Stalins litter a theme park at the edge of town. Today Gypsy orchestras feature smoking violins, venerable mineral baths are the rage, and 19th century coffeehouses enjoy a renaissance.

    Length: 00:27:46
    Usage rights: 9/4/2004 to 9/30/2022
  • Croatia: Adriatic Delights

    A fascinating land with a hard-fought history in a complex corner of Europe, Croatia is emerging as one of Europe's top destinations. Sampling the very best of Croatia, we start by exploring the fabled Dalmatian Coast from dramatic Dubrovnik to crusty Adriatic island ports. Heading inland, we hike through Plitvice Lakes National Park and enjoy the thriving capital city Zagreb. Our Croatian finale: the Istrian Peninsula and its enchanting port town of Rovinj.

    Length: 00:26:46
    Usage rights: 10/2/2010 to 9/30/2022
  • Dublin and Mystical Sidetrips

    Dublin's story is of feast and famine: from its 18th-century Golden Age to its 20th-century struggles for independence to its boomtime today. We explore the town's foreboding castle, patriotic jail, and Trinity College with its illuminated Book of Kells--a bright light from the Dark Ages. At night we party in Temple Bar, awash with Celtic music and frothy pints of Guinness. We sidetrip to the prehistoric necropolis of Newgrange and the medieval monastery at Glendalough, tucked in the scenic Wicklow Mountains.

    Length: 00:27:46
    Usage rights: 9/7/2002 to 9/30/2021
  • 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 10/14/2025
  • 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.

    Length: 00:26:46
    Usage rights: 10/15/2020 to 10/14/2025
  • 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.

    Length: 00:26:46
    Usage rights: 10/15/2020 to 10/14/2025
  • 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.

    Length: 00:26:46
    Usage rights: 10/15/2020 to 10/14/2025
  • French Riviera: Uniquely Chic

    A longtime favorite escape of Europe's elite, the Riviera coastline still sparkles with yachts. We follow in the footsteps of 19th century aristocrats along Monaco's harbor and Nice's promenade des Anglais. Then we visit the picturesque, artist hangouts of Chagall, Matisse and Picasso.

    Length: 00:27:46
    Usage rights: 9/4/2004 to 9/30/2022
  • 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.

    Length: 00:26:46
    Usage rights: 10/15/2020 to 10/14/2025
  • Germany's Romantic Rhine and Rothenburg

    Cruising the Rhine River, we dodge riverboat traffic and the legendary siren, Lorelei. After climbing castles and descending into dungeons, we relax with Rhine wine. We tour Burg Eltz-a lived-in castle where the noble lady still puts out fresh flowers. Then we enter the walled town of Rothenburg for Germany's best wood carving, a vivid dose of medieval punishment, and a tour with the night watchman of the town's lamp-lit ramparts.

    Length: 00:27:46
    Usage rights: 9/7/2002 to 9/30/2021
  • 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 10/5/2023
  • Highlights of Castile: Toledo and Salamanca

    Castile sparkles with Roman Segovia, walled Avila, student-filled Salamanca, and holy Toledo! We marvel at El Greco, pop some explosive pickles, and ramble Spain's most awe-inspiring medieval walls. Then, just for fun, we drop in on a bachelorette party with local troubadours, slice and savor tasty jamon, stroll with the crowd, and grab a front-row seat to enjoy Europe's most enchanting square.

    Length: 00:27:46
    Usage rights: 9/4/2004 to 9/30/2022
  • Highlights of Paris: Eiffel and Monet to Creme Brulee

    Packing the best of Paris into one episode, we scale the Eiffel Tower, then savor classic treats - from steak tartare to creme brulee. We marvel at Monet, Manet and company in the stunning Orsay Gallery. Tracing the sad steps of Marie Antoinette, we relive French history from its bloody revolution to its extravagant belle epoch.

    Length: 00:27:46
    Usage rights: 9/4/2004 to 9/30/2022
  • Lisbon and the Algarve

    Experiencing the best of Portugal, we start in Lisbon, a ramshackle mix of glorious old and fun-loving new. Salty sailors' quarters and wistful Fado singers mix with ornate architecture to recall the glory days when Vasco da Gama and Magellan made Portugal a world power. Then we head for the south coast of your travel dreams-the Algarve. We explore the Land's End of Europe-windy and historic Cape Sagres before savoring pristine beaches and arm-wrestling octopi in the sleepy fishing village of Salema.

    Length: 00:27:46
    Usage rights: 9/4/2004 to 9/30/2022
  • London: Mod and Trad

    London is quintessentially English#yet cosmopolitan. We check out the new # the Millennium Bridge and the British Museum's Great Court, and admire the old # well-wrapped mummies and a rare Leonardo. After bantering with Beefeaters at the Tower of London, we do some riverside beach-combing. Strolling the trendy South Bank of the Thames takes us from the Tate Modern to the dizzying London Eye.

    Length: 00:27:46
    Usage rights: 9/4/2004 to 9/30/2022
  • Munich and the Foothills of the Alps

    In Munich, where locals specialize in good living, we visit boisterous markets and go for Baroque palaces...while office workers surf in the Isar River. Heading into the foothills of the Alps, we take a spin around a Maypole; drop by Oberammergau-the Shirley Temple of Bavarian villages; and tour the fairy-tale castles of "Mad" King Ludwig. After hiking up to a desolate ruined castle, we soar even higher in a glider over the Tyrol.

    Length: 00:27:46
    Usage rights: 9/7/2002 to 9/30/2021
  • Normandy: War-Torn Yet Full of Life

    After exploring the half-timbered charm of Rouen, we reflect on Monet's lily ponds, peek in on local artisans, and set up an easel at Honfleur's harbor. We venture into composer Eric Satie's eccentric world and feast on the finest of Normandy cuisine. After pondering sacrifice and celebrating freedom on the D-Day beaches, we hike with pilgrims to the enchanted island abbey of Mont St. Michel.

    Length: 00:27:46
    Usage rights: 9/4/2004 to 9/30/2022
  • Provence: Legendary Light, Wind and Wine

    Provence, known for its soft light and fierce wind, is as loved by Americans as it is by the sun. We climb Roman ruins in Nimes, explore a papal palace in Avignon, and savor vivid views immortalized by van Gogh in Arles. Crossing acres of wispy vineyards, we explore the Cotes du Rhone and more wonders of the South of France.

    Length: 00:27:46
    Usage rights: 9/4/2004 to 9/30/2022
  • 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 10/5/2023
  • South Ireland: Waterford to the Ring of Kerry

    We find the story of Ireland strewn along its fascinating south coast: Waterford's much-loved crystal factory; the Kennedy family homestead; the Dunbrody famine ship; and Kinsale's star-shaped fortresses. After learning why locals don't kiss the Blarney Stone, we savor the scenic charms of the Emerald Isle-driving the Ring of Kerry.

    Length: 00:27:46
    Usage rights: 9/7/2002 to 9/30/2021
  • 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.

    Length: 00:26:46
    Usage rights: 10/15/2020 to 10/14/2025
  • Switzerland's Jungfrau Region: Best of the Alps

    If Heidi is alive, she's in this sky-high corner of the Swiss Alps, with cows on breathtaking ridges. After settling into a traditional village where locals scythe hay by hand, we hike, bike, and parasail. We blast an alphorn, get sprayed by waterfalls raging deep inside a mountain, and munch muesli for breakfast at 10,000 feet. For a finale, we ride Europe's highest lift up the mighty Jungfrau for hot cocoa, glacier sledding, and oh-wow views.

    Length: 00:27:46
    Usage rights: 9/7/2002 to 9/30/2021
  • The Best of West Ireland: Dingle, Galway, and the Aran Islands

    Ireland in the extreme is best experienced on its west coast in Gaeltachts, where the people speak Gaelic and the rugged villages have changed little over the generations. After exploring the rugged and remote Aran Islands, we settle into Galway, dance in a castle at a medieval folk banquet and delve into Ireland in the extreme: Dingle Peninsula. Ringing with traditional music from its rustic pubs, dotted with prehistoric "fairy forts," if you'll fall in love with Ireland, chances are it'll be right here.

    Length: 00:27:46
    Usage rights: 9/7/2002 to 9/30/2021
  • The Majesty of Madrid

    # 301: The Majesty of Madrid Madrid is studded with riches from its glory days. We tour the lavish Royal Palace, enjoy art-packed museums, and look deep into Picasso's greatest masterpiece. Experiencing Madrid at its fun-loving best, we're mesmerized by flamenco dancers and munch on pigs' ears. Then, for a dose of Spain's dramatic history, we side-trip to El Escorial and the Valley of the Fallen.

    Length: 00:27:46
    Usage rights: 9/4/2004 to 9/30/2022

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