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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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Closed Captioned Highlights of Paris: Eiffel and Monet to Creme Brulee #306 [TV-G]
Packing the best of Paris into one episode, Rick scales the Eiffel Tower and savors classic treats from steak tartare to crème brulée. He also marvels at Monet, Manet, and others in the stunning Orsay Gallery; traces the sad steps of Marie Antoinette; and relives French history from its bloody revolution to its extravagant belle epoch.

  • KET2 Thursday, July 30 at 6:30 pm EDT

Closed Captioned Belgium: Bruges and Brussels #307 [TV-G]
Belgium is a land of contrasts, from the powerhouse headquarters of the European Union and Europe's grandest square in big-city Brussels to the quaint back lanes of small-town Bruges. Rick checks into a medieval hospital, savors the exquisite art of Memling, climbs a bell tower to get up close and fortissimo at a carillon concert, and samples French fries and fine chocolate.

  • KET2 Thursday, August 6 at 6:30 pm EDT

Edinburgh #403 [TV-G]
Rick explores Edinburgh Castle, peeks at the new Scottish Parliament, dabbles in the local literature, sips a little Scotch, gets wrapped up in a kilt, and "stows away" on Her Majesty's yacht Britannia.

  • KET Saturday, August 8 at 2:30 pm EDT

Closed Captioned Provence: Legendary Light, Wind, and Wine #308 [TV-G]
The Provence region of southern France, known for its soft light and fierce wind, is as loved by Americans as it is by the sun. Its wonders include Roman ruins in Nimes, a papal palace in Avignon, vivid views immortalized by Van Gogh in Arles, acres of wispy vineyards, and the Côtes du Rhone.

  • KET2 Thursday, August 13 at 6:30 pm EDT

Naples and Pompeii #404 [TV-G]
Back-street fish markets, fast-moving Vespas, pizza made and served in the town where it was invented, a climb up Mount Vesuvius, and the amazing ruins of Pompeii.

  • KET Saturday, August 15 at 2:30 pm EDT

Closed Captioned French Riviera: Uniquely Chic #309 [TV-G]
A long-time favorite escape of Europe's elite, the Riviera coastline still sparkles with yachts. After following the footsteps of 19th-century aristocrats along Monaco's harbor and Nice's promenade des Anglais, Rick visits the picturesque artist's hangouts of Chagall, Matisse, and Picasso.

  • KET2 Thursday, August 20 at 6:30 pm EDT

Closed Captioned Italy's Amalfi Coast #405 [TV-G]
The trendy resort of Positano, the limoncello charms of Sorrento, ancient Greek temples at Paestum, and the iridescent Blue Grotto hidden beneath the enchanting isle of Capri.

  • KET Saturday, August 22 at 2:30 pm EDT

Closed Captioned Poland Rediscovered: Krakow, Auschwitz, and Warsaw #310 [TV-G]
Rick explores three very different Polish cities. Krakow, with its bubbly Baroque and cobbled charm, is emerging as "the next Prague." Nearby Auschwitz teaches timeless, soul-searching lessons. And Warsaw, systematically destroyed during World War II, is a lively, thriving capital once again.

  • KET2 Thursday, August 27 at 6:30 pm EDT

Closed Captioned Milan and Lake Como #406 [TV-G]
Milan has Italy's highest fashion, fanciest delis, grandest cemetery, and greatest opera house—not to mention Leonardo's The Last Supper. Leaving the city, Rick cruises along Lake Como to the lakeside village of Varenna, where Italy meets the Alps.

  • KET Saturday, August 29 at 2:30 pm EDT

Closed Captioned Budapest: The Best of Hungary #311 [TV-G]
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. Stone Lenins and cast-iron Stalins litter a theme park at the edge of town, Gypsy orchestras feature smoking violins, venerable mineral baths are all the rage, and 19th-century coffeehouses are enjoying a renaissance.

  • KET2 Thursday, September 3 at 6:30 pm EDT

Closed Captioned Tuscany's Dolce Vita #407 [TV-G]
The small towns and rural charms of Tuscany provide a healthy dose of the "sweet life" as Rick hunts for truffles in an oak forest, nibbles through an artichoke festival, shares a farmhouse feast, and rides in a classic convertible through the cypress groves of Mona Lisa's backyard.

  • KET Saturday, September 5 at 2:30 pm EDT

Closed Captioned Lisbon and the Algarve #312 [TV-G]
In Lisbon, Rick discovers 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. Heading to Portugal's south coast, the Algarve, Rick visits windy and historic Cape Sagres before savoring pristine beaches and arm-wrestling octopi in the sleepy fishing village of Salema.

  • KET2 Thursday, September 10 at 6:30 pm EDT

Italy's Great Hill Towns #408 [TV-G]
Rick tours towns sitting on lofty perches that seem to protect them from the modern world, exploring San Gimignano's medieval towers, Cortona's charming lanes, Orvieto's papal intrigue, and Civita di Bagnoregio's cliff-hanging vistas.

  • KET Saturday, September 12 at 1:30 pm EDT

Closed Captioned Sevilla and Andalusia #313 [TV-G]
In Sevilla, the flamboyant city of Carmen and Don Juan, bullfighting is still politically correct, and little girls dream of growing up to be flamenco dancers. Sevilla also offers a lacy Moorish palace, a massive cathedral, lavish royal tombs, a labyrinthine Jewish quarter, and tasty tapas. After exploring its crowded streets, Rick heads south to Andalusia's ultimate whitewashed hilltown, Arcos de la Frontera.

  • KET2 Thursday, September 17 at 6:30 pm EDT

Vienna #409 [TV-G]
While tiptoeing through the palace of Maria Theresa in Europe's classiest capital, Rick is dazzled by the Hapsburg crown jewels. After a picnic on the Danube, he nibbles strudel in an Old World café, blushes at slinky Art Nouveau, and waltzes to the three-four beat of Johann Strauss.

  • KET Saturday, September 19 at 1:30 pm EDT

Closed Captioned England's Bath and York #401 [TV-G]
Rick explores Roman hot springs, cruises quiet canals, marvels at England's finest Gothic church, and gets a surprising dose of Viking history while enjoying some urban delights.

  • KET2 Thursday, September 24 at 6:30 pm EDT

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.

  • KET Saturday, September 26 at 1:30 pm EDT
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