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This series 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.

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Salzburg and Surroundings #410 [TV-G]
Birthplace of Mozart and home to a multitude of Sound of Music fantasies, Salzburg is a Baroque jewel of a town and a springboard for alpine fun—from thrilling summer bobsledding to idyllic boat rides in the Salzkammergut lake district.

  • KET2 Thursday, November 26 at 6:30 pm EST

Rick Steves' Europe: The Making Of #411 [TV-G]
Rick and his crew host a behind-the-scenes look at how they produce their travel series. While scampering through Milan and around Lake Como, they demonstrate their creative process while dealing with the inevitable challenges and surprises.

  • KET2 Thursday, December 10 at 6:30 pm EST

The Czech Republic Off the Beaten Path #507 [TV-G]
Rick gets 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. Also, he tours a remarkable memorial to the holocaust in Terezen, and the charming castle town of Cesky Krumlov.

  • KET Saturday, December 12 at 1:30 pm EST

Western Turkey #801 [TV-G]
From the port of Kusadasi, Rick wanders the streets of ancient Ephesus, soaks in a natural spa at Pamukkale, learns why the dervishes whirl at Konya, and more.

  • KET2 Thursday, December 17 at 6:30 pm EST

Athens and Side Trips #508 [TV-G]
Rick tours the must-sees of ancient Athens, including the Parthenon, Agora, and amazing National Archaeological Museum. He takes side trips to the ruins of the mystical oracle at Delphi, and a fast boat ride to the romantic, traffic-free Isle of Hydra.

  • KET Saturday, December 19 at 1:30 pm EST

Greece's Peloponnese #509 [TV-G]
After enjoying the charming old port town of Nafplio, Rick goes to the ruins of Olympia and explores the ancient capital of Mycenae. He wanders off the beaten path along the rustic, rough-and-tumble Mani Peninsula, relaxes in the idyllic beach town of Kardymli, and marvels at Greece's Rock of Gibraltar: the fortress town of Monemvasia.

  • KET Saturday, December 26 at 1:30 pm EST

Central Turkey #802 [TV-G]
Rick experiences the landscape of Cappadocia from a hot air balloon, explores troglodyte ghost towns, shops for sheep, and chats with an imam. He visits Turkey's capital, Ankara.

  • KET2 Thursday, December 31 at 6:30 pm EST

Closed Captioned London: Mod and Trad #305 [TV-G]
Rick checks out both the new and the old in London, from the Millennium Bridge and the British Museum's Great Court to well-wrapped mummies and a rare Leonardo. After bantering with Beefeaters at the Tower of London, he does some riverside beachcombing and strolls the trendy South Bank of the Thames, from the Tate Modern to the dizzying London Eye.

  • KET2 Friday, January 1 at 5:30 pm EST

Copenhagen #510 [TV-G]
Rick discovers reminders of Copenhagen's Viking history and symbols of its proudly independent ways. He strolls through Europe's first great pedestrian zone, admires crown jewels in the palace, and takes a bike ride through a famous hippie squatter community, finishing at Copenhagen's full-time carnival, Tivoli Gardens.

  • KET Saturday, January 2 at 1:30 pm EST

Denmark: Beyond Copenhagen #511 [TV-G]
Using Copenhagen as a springboard, Rick visits the very best of Denmark. He goes to Aarhus, a charming open-air museum; Roskilde, with its royal burial church and the best Viking ship museum anywhere; and the delightfully quaint Isle of Aerø comes with half-timbered cottages, ships in bottles, and cobbled alleyways.

  • KET Saturday, January 9 at 1:30 pm EST

France's Loire: Chateau Country #803 [TV-G]
Rick visits four unique castles: elegant Chenonceau, massive Chambord, stately Cheverny, and fragrant Villandry. Along the way, he tours Leonardo's home, feeds hunting dogs, and savors a princely garden.

  • KET2 Thursday, January 14 at 6:30 pm EST

Istanbul #512 [TV-G]
Where Europe comes face to face with Asia, Rick explores the fascinating, multilayered city of Istanbul. He shops the Grand Bazaar and the famously fragrant Spice Market. He follows the fall of the ancient capital of Byzantium and the rise of Islam at the city's ancient wall, and wanders among the treasures of the Hagia Sophia, Blue Mosque, and Topkapi Palace. Then, he takes a cruise on the Bosphorus, makes friends over backgammon, and tries a traditional Turkish bath.

  • KET Saturday, January 16 at 1:30 pm EST

Paris Side-Trips #804 [TV-G]
Rick explores Versailles, Europe's palace of palaces; exquisite Vaux le Vicomte; and extravagant Fontainebleau, home to centuries of French rulers.

  • KET2 Thursday, January 21 at 6:30 pm EST

Iran, Yesterday and Today #513 [TV-G]
As he's done with previous programs on Israel, Egypt, and Eastern Turkey, Rick goes beyond Europe to a place that's rich with history…and mystery. Visiting Tehran, Shiraz, Persepolis, and a small village, Rick gets a rare present-day look at of some of civilization's most important historical sites, and a sense of Iran's 21st-century culture.

  • KET Saturday, January 23 at 1:30 pm EST

The Best of Israel #805 [TV-G]
Rick explores Tel Aviv, the fortress of Masada, the Sea of Galilee, Yad Vashem Holocaust memorial, and more.

  • KET2 Thursday, January 28 at 6:30 pm EST

Iran's Historic Capitals #514 [TV-G]
Rick explores three historic capitals of Iran: Persepolis, with its splendid monuments; Shiraz, with the tombs of Iran's most beloved poets; and Esfahan, with its extraordinary mosques and endearing people.

  • KET Saturday, January 30 at 1:30 pm EST

Palestine #806 [TV-G]
Follow pilgrims to the place of Jesus' birth in Bethlehem, harvest olives and bob in the Dead Sea.

  • KET2 Thursday, February 4 at 6:30 pm EST

Italy's Riviera: Cinque Terre #807 [TV-G]
Rick visits the five tiny port towns of Vernazza, Corniglia, Manarola, Riomaggiore, and Monterosso.

  • KET2 Thursday, February 11 at 6:30 pm EST

Italy's Veneto: Verona, Padua, and Ravenna #808 [TV-G]
In the shadow of Venice, Rick explores the great cities of Padua, Verona, and Ravenna.

  • KET2 Thursday, February 18 at 6:30 pm EST

Amsterdam #809 [TV-G]
Europe's best-preserved 17th-century city, Amsterdam is quaint and jarring, traditional and modern.

  • KET2 Thursday, February 25 at 6:30 pm EST

The Netherlands Beyond Amsterdam #810 [TV-G]
Rick visits charming Dutch sights from Haarlem to Rotterdam and from Delft to the Zuiderzee.

  • KET2 Thursday, March 3, 2016 at 6:30 pm EST

Prague #811 [TV-G]
Prague's massive castle, statue-lined bridge, evocative Jewish Quarter and more are explored.

  • KET2 Thursday, March 10, 2016 at 6:30 pm EST

Berlin #812 [TV-G]
Rick explores Berlin's trendy east side, people-friendly riverfront, and its vibrant social scene.

  • KET2 Thursday, March 17, 2016 at 6:30 pm EST
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