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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Belgium: Bruges and Brussels

Visit the European Union, a medieval hospital, a carillon concert and Europe's grandest square.

Sun, Jul 30 at 4:30 pm on WTTW Create/World

Sat, Jul 29 at 10:30 am on WTTW Create/World

Copenhagen

Discover Viking history, visit the Tivoli Gardens carnival and ogle crown jewels in the palace.

Sun, Jul 30 at 4:00 pm on WTTW Create/World

Sat, Jul 29 at 10:00 am on WTTW Create/World

Helsinki and Tallinn: Baltic Sisters

The fascinating capitals of Finland and Estonia offer a chance to explore history, art and culture.

Sun, Jul 30 at 5:00 am on WTTW Prime

Tue, Jul 25 at 12:30 am on WTTW Prime

Galicia and the Camino De Santiago

Follow the trail pilgrims have trod for centuries, from the French border to Santiago de Compostela.

Sun, Aug 6 at 5:00 am on WTTW Prime

Tue, Aug 1 at 12:30 am on WTTW Prime

Mon, Jul 31 at 6:00 pm on WTTW Prime

Basque Country

Tour the ancient Basque capital of Gernika and explore the dazzling Guggenheim Modern in Bilbao.

Mon, Aug 7 at 6:00 pm on WTTW Prime

Sun, Aug 13 at 5:00 am on WTTW Prime

Tue, Aug 8 at 12:30 am on WTTW Prime

Rome: Ancient Glory

Marvel at the Colosseum, the Pantheon, and the empire's exquisite art and bike on the Appian Way.

Sun, Aug 20 at 5:00 am on WTTW Prime

Tue, Aug 15 at 12:30 am on WTTW Prime

Sun, Jul 30 at 3:00 pm on WTTW Create/World

Mon, Aug 14 at 6:00 pm on WTTW Prime

Sat, Jul 29 at 9:00 am on WTTW Create/World

Rome: Baroque Brilliance

Ramble through the venerable heart of Rome and explore St. Peter's Basilica at the Vatican.

Sun, Aug 27 at 5:00 am on WTTW Prime

Tue, Aug 22 at 12:30 am on WTTW Prime

Mon, Aug 21 at 6:00 pm on WTTW Prime

Rome: Back-Street Riches

Explore the Trastevere district and the back lanes and unheralded corners of this grand metropolis.

Tue, Aug 29 at 12:30 am on WTTW Prime

Mon, Aug 28 at 6:00 pm on WTTW Prime

Florence: Heart of the Renaissance

Michelangelo's David, Botticelli's Birth of Venus and Ghiberti's Gates of Paradise are explored.

Mon, Sep 4 at 6:00 pm on WTTW Prime

Florentine Delights and Tuscan Side Trips

Enjoy more of the exquisite artistic treasures of Florence and marvel at wonders in Pisa and Lucca.

Mon, Sep 11 at 6:00 pm on WTTW Prime

Paris: Regal and Intimate

Explore the Seine River, Napoleon's tomb and the Louvre and experience a patriotic Bastille Day.

Mon, Sep 18 at 6:00 pm on WTTW Prime

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

London: Historic and Dynamic

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

Fri, Aug 18 at 8:30 am on WTTW Prime

Fri, Aug 18 at 3:00 am on WTTW Prime

Thu, Aug 17 at 8:30 pm on WTTW Prime

Sun, Aug 27 at 11:00 am on WTTW Prime

European Travel Skills, Part III

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

Tue, Jul 25 at 1:00 am on WTTW Prime

Western Turkey

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

Tue, Aug 1 at 1:00 am on WTTW Prime

Mon, Jul 31 at 6:30 pm on WTTW Prime

Sat, Sep 9 at 5:00 pm on WTTW HD

Central Turkey

Rick Steves explores the capital Ankara and marvels at the fascinating landscape of Cappadocia.

Mon, Aug 7 at 6:30 pm on WTTW Prime

Sat, Sep 16 at 5:00 pm on WTTW HD

Tue, Aug 8 at 1:00 am on WTTW Prime

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

Tue, Aug 15 at 1:00 am on WTTW Prime

Mon, Aug 14 at 6:30 pm on WTTW Prime

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

Tue, Aug 22 at 1:00 am on WTTW Prime

Mon, Aug 21 at 6:30 pm on WTTW Prime

The Best of Israel

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

Tue, Aug 29 at 1:00 am on WTTW Prime

Mon, Aug 28 at 6:30 pm on WTTW Prime

Palestine

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

Mon, Sep 4 at 6:30 pm on WTTW Prime

Italy's Riviera: Cinque Terre

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

Mon, Sep 11 at 6:30 pm on WTTW Prime

Italy's Veneto: Verona, Padua, and Ravenna

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

Mon, Sep 18 at 6:30 pm on WTTW Prime

Amsterdam

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

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

Prague

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

Tue, Jul 25 at 3:00 pm on WTTW Create/World

Berlin

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

Wed, Jul 26 at 3:00 pm on WTTW Create/World

Germany's Hamburg and the Luther Trail

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

Thu, Jul 27 at 3:00 pm on WTTW Create/World

Germany's Dresden and Leipzig

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

Fri, Jul 28 at 3:00 pm on WTTW Create/World

Germany's Frankfurt and Nurnberg

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

Mon, Jul 31 at 3:00 pm on WTTW Create/World

Bulgaria

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

Tue, Aug 1 at 3:00 pm on WTTW Create/World

Romania

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

Wed, Aug 2 at 3:00 pm on WTTW Create/World

Assisi and Italian Country Charm

Rick explores ancient wine cellars in the Italian countryside and the amazing basilica of Assisi.

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

Siena and Tuscany's Wine Country

Siena, once a proud and independent city-state, retains its confidence and unique traditions.

Fri, Aug 4 at 3:00 pm on WTTW Create/World

West England

Quaint Cotswold villages and dramatic prehistoric stone circles of Stonehenge are explored.

Wed, Aug 2 at 4:00 am on WTTW HD

Sat, Jul 29 at 5:00 pm on WTTW HD

Southeast England

Rick travels from Canterbury to Dover and visits the beachy resort of Brighton.

Sat, Aug 5 at 5:00 pm on WTTW HD

England's Cornwall

Rick explores a world of flowers springing from towering hedges and visits Dartmoor National Park.

Sat, Aug 26 at 5:00 pm on WTTW HD

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