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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Dublin and Mystical Sidetrips

Explore the town's foreboding castle, patriotic jail, Trinity College and the Wicklow Mountains.

Wed, Apr 5 at 3:00 pm on WTTW Create/World

South Ireland: Waterford to the Ring of Kerry

Scenic charms include Waterford's crystal factory and Kinsale's star-shaped fortresses.

Thu, Apr 6 at 3:00 pm on WTTW Create/World

The Best of West Ireland: Dingle, Galway, and the Aran Islands

Explore the rugged Aran Islands, a castle at a medieval folk banquet and the Dingle Peninsula.

Fri, Apr 7 at 3:00 pm on WTTW Create/World

Germany's Romantic Rhine and Rothenburg

Dodge riverboat traffic, climb castles, descend into dungeons and see the walled town of Rothenburg.

Mon, Apr 10 at 3:00 pm on WTTW Create/World

Munich and the Foothills of the Alps

Visit boisterous markets, Baroque palaces, Bavarian villages and hike up to a desolate castle.

Tue, Apr 11 at 3:00 pm on WTTW Create/World

Switzerland's Jungfrau Region: Best of the Alps

Visit a traditional village, hike, bike, parasail and find waterfalls deep inside a mountain.

Wed, Apr 12 at 3:00 pm on WTTW Create/World

The Majesty of Madrid

A tour of the lavish Royal Palace, art-packed museums and mesmerizing flamenco dancers.

Thu, Apr 13 at 3:00 pm on WTTW Create/World

Highlights of Castile: Toledo and Salamanca

Ramble Spain's most awe-inspiring medieval walls and drop in on a local bachelorette party..

Fri, Apr 14 at 3:00 pm on WTTW Create/World

Highlights of Paris: Eiffel and Monet to Creme Brulee

Scale the Eiffel Tower, marvel at the Orsay Gallery and trace the steps of Marie Antoinette.

Sat, Apr 1 at 6:00 am on WTTW Create/World

Sun, Apr 2 at 12:00 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.

Mon, Apr 3 at 6:00 pm on WTTW Prime

Tue, Apr 4 at 12:30 am on WTTW Prime

Athens and Side Trips

Visit the Parthenon, Agora, the Isle of Hydra and take the fast-paced pulse of the modern city.

Mon, Apr 10 at 6:00 pm on WTTW Prime

Tue, Apr 11 at 12:30 am on WTTW Prime

Greece's Peloponnese

The ruins of Olympia, the charming old port town of Nafplio and the Rock of Gibraltar are explored.

Mon, Apr 17 at 6:00 pm on WTTW Prime

Tue, Apr 18 at 12:30 am on WTTW Prime

Copenhagen

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

Mon, May 1 at 6:00 pm on WTTW Prime

Tue, May 2 at 12:30 am on WTTW Prime

Sun, May 7 at 5:00 am on WTTW Prime

Denmark: Beyond Copenhagen

Explore Copenhagen, affluent Aarhus and a royal burial church and Viking ship museum in Roskilde.

Mon, May 8 at 6:00 pm on WTTW Prime

Tue, May 9 at 12:30 am on WTTW Prime

Sun, May 14 at 5:00 am on WTTW Prime

Istanbul

Explore the Grand Bazaar, the city's ancient wall, Hagia Sophia, Blue Mosque and Topkapi Palace.

Mon, May 15 at 6:00 pm on WTTW Prime

Tue, May 16 at 12:30 am on WTTW Prime

Sun, May 21 at 5:00 am on WTTW Prime

Iran:Tehran and Side Trips

Dodging traffic in Tehran, while enjoying the tranquility of a nearby village.

Mon, May 22 at 6:00 pm on WTTW Prime

Tue, May 23 at 12:30 am on WTTW Prime

Sun, May 28 at 5:00 am on WTTW Prime

Croatia: Adriatic Delights

Explore the Dalmatian Coast, Plitvice Lakes National Park and the thriving capital city Zagreb.

Mon, May 29 at 6:00 pm on WTTW Prime

Tue, May 30 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.

Mon, Apr 3 at 6:30 pm on WTTW Prime

Tue, Apr 4 at 1:00 am on WTTW Prime

Basque Country

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

Mon, Apr 10 at 6:30 pm on WTTW Prime

Tue, Apr 11 at 1:00 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.

Mon, Apr 17 at 6:30 pm on WTTW Prime

Tue, Apr 18 at 1:00 am on WTTW Prime

Rome: Baroque Brilliance

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

Mon, May 1 at 6:30 pm on WTTW Prime

Tue, May 2 at 1:00 am on WTTW Prime

Rome: Back-Street Riches

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

Mon, May 8 at 6:30 pm on WTTW Prime

Tue, May 9 at 1:00 am 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, May 15 at 6:30 pm on WTTW Prime

Tue, May 16 at 1:00 am 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, May 22 at 6:30 pm on WTTW Prime

Tue, May 23 at 1:00 am on WTTW Prime

Paris: Regal and Intimate

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

Sat, Apr 1 at 9:30 am on WTTW Create/World

Sun, Apr 2 at 3:30 pm on WTTW Create/World

Mon, May 29 at 6:30 pm on WTTW Prime

Tue, May 30 at 1:00 am on WTTW Prime

Paris: Embracing Life and Art

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

Sat, Apr 1 at 7:30 am on WTTW Create/World

Sun, Apr 2 at 1:30 pm on WTTW Create/World

Paris Side-Trips

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

Sat, Apr 1 at 8:00 am on WTTW Create/World

Sun, Apr 2 at 2:00 pm on WTTW Create/World

Italy's Riviera: Cinque Terre

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

Sun, Apr 2 at 5:00 am 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.

Sun, Apr 9 at 5:00 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.

Thu, Mar 30 at 4:30 am on WTTW HD

Sat, May 6 at 5:00 pm on WTTW HD

Tue, May 9 at 4:30 am on WTTW HD

Germany's Dresden and Leipzig

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

Sat, May 13 at 5:00 pm on WTTW HD

Germany's Frankfurt and Nurnberg

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

Sat, May 20 at 5:00 pm on WTTW HD

Assisi and Italian Country Charm

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

Wed, Mar 29 at 3:00 pm on WTTW Create/World

Sat, Apr 1 at 5:00 pm on WTTW HD

Siena and Tuscany's Wine Country

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

Thu, Mar 30 at 3:00 pm on WTTW Create/World

Sat, Apr 8 at 5:00 pm on WTTW HD

Tue, Apr 11 at 4:30 am on WTTW HD

West England

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

Fri, Mar 31 at 3:00 pm on WTTW Create/World

Southeast England

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

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

Sat, Apr 22 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.

Tue, Apr 4 at 3:00 pm on WTTW Create/World

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

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