Rick Steves' Europe

Rick Steves' Europe

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.

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Barcelona and Catalunya

The vibrant streets, tasty tapas, the Gothic Quarter and scenic mountaintop Montserrat are enjoyed.

Mon, Sep 25 at 3:00 pm on WTTW Create/World

Little Europe: San Marino, Monaco, Vatican City, Liechtenstein, and Andorra

The world's smallest country, Italy's last independent hill town and glamorous views of Monaco.

Tue, Sep 26 at 3:00 pm on WTTW Create/World

Great Swiss Cities: Luzern, Bern, Zurich and Lausanne

Enjoy a variety of eye-opening art, float down an urban river and ponder a few Swiss innovations.

Wed, Sep 27 at 3:00 pm on WTTW Create/World

Vienna and the Danube

Explore the city's elegant gardens, great art and music, the Danube River and Baroque Melk Abbey.

Thu, Sep 28 at 3:00 pm on WTTW Create/World

The Czech Republic Off The Beaten Path

Take in a whirlwind of Art Nouveau, local pub music, cheese-tasting, river-rafting & peat-bathing.

Fri, Sep 29 at 3:00 pm on WTTW Create/World

Paris: Embracing Life and Art

Explore the Cluny Museum, heavenly stained glass in Sainte-Chapelle and Pere Lachaise Cemetery.

Mon, Sep 25 at 6:00 pm on WTTW Prime

Tue, Sep 26 at 12:30 am on WTTW Prime

London: Historic and Dynamic

Visit Westminster Abbey, explore the British Library and enjoy the vibrant evening scene in Soho.

Mon, Oct 2 at 6:00 pm on WTTW Prime

Tue, Oct 3 at 12:30 am on WTTW Prime

Sun, Oct 8 at 5:00 am on WTTW Prime

North England's Lake District and Durham

Admire idyllic lakes, waterfalls and stony summits while hiking through the Cumbrian Lake District.

Mon, Oct 9 at 6:00 pm on WTTW Prime

Tue, Oct 10 at 12:30 am on WTTW Prime

Sun, Oct 15 at 5:00 am on WTTW Prime

Venice: City of Dreams

Cruise the Grand Canal, visit a venerable cafe and savor fresh fish canalside with Venetian friends.

Mon, Oct 16 at 6:00 pm on WTTW Prime

Tue, Oct 17 at 12:30 am on WTTW Prime

Venice and Its Lagoon

Sample the splendid art treasures of Venice, explore its backstreet wonders and cruise its lagoon.

Mon, Oct 30 at 6:00 pm on WTTW Prime

European Travel Skills, Part I

Practical advice on how to have a fun, affordable and culturally broadening trip to Europe is given.

Mon, Nov 6 at 6:00 pm on WTTW Prime

European Travel Skills, Part II

Practical advice on how to have a fun, affordable and culturally broadening trip to Europe is given.

Mon, Nov 13 at 6:00 pm on WTTW Prime

European Travel Skills, Part III

Practical advice for having a fun, affordable and culturally broadening trip to Europe is shared.

Mon, Nov 20 at 6:00 pm on WTTW Prime

Western Turkey

Rick Steves visits ancient Ephesus and cruises the Mediterranean on a Turkish gulet from Antalya.

Mon, Nov 27 at 6:00 pm on WTTW Prime

Rick Steves explores the French countryside along the Loire River Valley and visits unique castles.

Sat, Sep 23 at 5:00 pm on WTTW HD

Paris Side-Trips

Versailles, Europe's palace of palaces, Chartres cathedral and exquisite Vaux le Vicomte are visited.

Sat, Sep 30 at 5:00 pm on WTTW HD

The Best of Israel

Tel Aviv, the fortress of Masada, the Sea of Galilee and Yad Vashem Holocaust memorial are explored.

Sat, Oct 7 at 5:00 pm on WTTW HD

Mon, Oct 9 at 4:30 am on WTTW HD

Thu, Oct 12 at 4:00 am on WTTW HD

Palestine

Follow pilgrims to the place of Jesus' birth in Bethlehem, harvest olives and bob in the Dead Sea.

Sat, Oct 14 at 5:00 pm on WTTW HD

Italy's Riviera: Cinque Terre

The five tiny port towns of Vernazza, Corniglia, Manarola, Riomaggiore and Monterosso are visited.

Sat, Oct 21 at 5:00 pm on WTTW HD

Italy's Veneto: Verona, Padua, and Ravenna

In the shadow of Venice, the three great cities of Padua, Verona and Ravenna are explored.

Sat, Oct 28 at 5:00 pm on WTTW HD

Amsterdam

Europe's best-preserved 17th-century city, Amsterdam is quaint and jarring, traditional and modern.

Sat, Nov 4 at 5:00 pm on WTTW HD

Thu, Nov 9 at 4:00 am on WTTW HD

Mon, Sep 25 at 6:30 pm on WTTW Prime

Tue, Sep 26 at 1:00 am on WTTW Prime

The Netherlands Beyond Amsterdam

Charming Dutch sights are visited from Haarlem to Rotterdam and from Delft to the Zuiderzee.

Sat, Nov 11 at 5:00 pm on WTTW HD

Mon, Oct 2 at 6:30 pm on WTTW Prime

Tue, Oct 3 at 1:00 am on WTTW Prime

Prague

Prague's massive castle, statue-lined bridge, evocative Jewish Quarter and more are visited.

Sat, Nov 18 at 5:00 pm on WTTW HD

Mon, Oct 9 at 6:30 pm on WTTW Prime

Tue, Oct 10 at 1:00 am on WTTW Prime

Berlin

Berlin's trendy east side, people-friendly riverfront and its vibrant social scene are explored.

Mon, Oct 16 at 6:30 pm on WTTW Prime

Tue, Oct 17 at 1:00 am on WTTW Prime

Germany's Hamburg and the Luther Trail

Rick visits Hamburg, Germany's mighty port city, and the great historic sights of Martin Luther.

Mon, Oct 30 at 6:30 pm on WTTW Prime

Germany's Dresden and Leipzig

Opulent palaces and art treasures in Dresden and the Bach heritage of Leipzig are explored.

Mon, Nov 6 at 6:30 pm on WTTW Prime

Germany's Frankfurt and Nurnberg

Skyscraper-studded Frankfurt and the maze of underground bomb shelters in Nurnberg are explored.

Mon, Nov 13 at 6:30 pm on WTTW Prime

Bulgaria

Bulgaria, so mysterious to most Americans, has a vivid identity as a crossroads of the Balkans.

Mon, Nov 20 at 6:30 pm on WTTW Prime

Romania

Romania's vibrant capital, Bucharest, and its 'Little Paris of the East' architecture is explored.

Mon, Nov 27 at 6:30 pm on WTTW Prime

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