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Web site: http://www.ricksteves.com

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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.

TV Schedule

Oslo #607 [TV-G]
The proud spirit of the Norwegian people shines in every dimension of their capital city - from its once-fearsome Viking ships to its sleek new Opera House, from tales of World War II heroism to the constant festival of its thriving harborfront. Connecting with the culture, Rick enjoys art - from Vigeland's statues to Monch's scream - and caps things off by joining local friends for a sail on their fjord.

  • KET2 Thursday, October 23 at 6:30 pm EDT

France's Loire: ChÂTeau 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.

  • KET Saturday, October 25 at 2:30 pm EDT
  • KET2 Thursday, December 25 at 6:30 pm EST

Norway's West: Fjords, Mountains, and Bergen #608 [TV-G]
For Scandinavia's most thrilling sightseeing, Rick sails under towering fjord cliffs, hikes on powerful glaciers, and finds surviving traditions in remote farm hamlets. Then he delves into the Hanseatic heritage and enjoys the salty hospitality of Norway's historic capitol, Bergen.

  • KET2 Thursday, October 30 at 6:30 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.

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

Stockholm #609 [TV-G]
Sweden's capital, confident and self-assured, glitters with souvenirs from the day when it ruled as a superpower. From pondering gilded royal staterooms to sampling gourmet reindeer and sipping vodka in an ice bar, Rick experiences the city's cultural highlights. Then he sails the archipelago for the prettiest island-hopping in northern Europe.

  • KET2 Thursday, November 6 at 6:30 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.

  • KET Saturday, November 8 at 2:30 pm EST
  • KET2 Thursday, January 8 at 6:30 pm EST

Helsinki and Tallinn: Baltic Sisters #610 [TV-G]
The fascinating capitals of Finland and Estonia offer a chance to sample each country's history, art, and distinct love of life. Rick starts in Helsinki with its Neoclassical old town, modern flair for design, and steamy saunas. Then it's just a two-hour boat ride to Tallinn - with its medieval charms and new-found prosperity - celebrating its freedom and thriving in its post-USSR renaissance.

  • KET2 Thursday, November 13 at 6:30 pm EST

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

  • KET Saturday, November 15 at 2:30 pm EST
  • KET2 Thursday, January 15 at 6:30 pm EST

Galicia and the Camino de Santiago #611 [TV-G]
Rick follows the trail pilgrims have trod for centuries, from the French border to Santiago de Compostela in the northwest corner of Spain. Along the way, he stops off in Pamplona to run with the bulls, and dives into the unique Celtic culture of Galicia - where Riverdance meets flamenco.

  • KET2 Thursday, November 20 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.

  • KET Saturday, November 22 at 2:30 pm EST
  • KET2 Thursday, January 22 at 6:30 pm EST

Basque Country #612 [TV-G]
The homeland of the proud and resilient Basque people is split between France and Spain. From his San Sebastian home base, Rick tours the ancient Basque capital of Gernika, the dazzling Guggenheim Modern in Bilbao, and then crosses into France for more Basque Country charms. From yummy tapa bars to lightning-fast jai alai games, Rick experiences Basque culture at its most vivid.

  • KET2 Thursday, November 27 at 6:30 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 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.

  • KET Saturday, December 13 at 2:30 pm EST
  • KET2 Thursday, January 29, 2015 at 6:30 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 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.

  • KET Saturday, December 20 at 2:30 pm EST
  • KET2 Thursday, February 5, 2015 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.

  • KET Saturday, December 27 at 2:30 pm EST
  • KET2 Thursday, February 12, 2015 at 6:30 pm EST

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

  • KET Saturday, January 3 at 2:30 pm EST
  • KET2 Thursday, February 19, 2015 at 6:30 pm EST

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

  • KET Saturday, January 10 at 2:30 pm EST
  • KET2 Thursday, February 26, 2015 at 6:30 pm EST
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