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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

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

  • KET2 Thursday, February 26 at 6:30 pm EST
  • KET Saturday, April 25 at 2:30 pm EDT

Rome: Ancient Glory #701 [TV-G]
Focusing on the grandeur of classical Rome, Rick visits the Colosseum, the Pantheon, and the empire's exquisite art. He bicycles the Appian Way and marvels at Roman engineering.

  • KET2 Thursday, March 19 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, March 21 at 2:30 pm EST

Rome: Baroque Brilliance #702 [TV-G]
Rick rambles through the venerable heart of Rome, admires breathtaking Bernini statues, ponders sunbeams inside St. Peter's Basilica, and mingles with the Romans during an early-evening stroll. Following an exquisite Roman dinner, he joins locals after dark, lacing together the Eternal City's most romantic nightspots.

  • KET2 Thursday, March 26 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, March 28 at 2:30 pm EST

Rome: Back-Street Riches #703 [TV-G]
Venturing through the crusty Trastevere district, Rick visits the historic Jewish Ghetto, enjoys art treasures in a string of rarely visited churches, and uncovers charms of hidden Rome that compete with its marquee sights.

  • KET2 Thursday, April 2 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, April 4 at 2:30 pm EST

Florence: Heart of the Renaissance #704 [TV-G]
Rick explores Michelangelo's David, Botticelli's Birth of Venus, Ghiberti's Gates of Paradise, Fra Angelico's serene beauty, and the dome that kicked off the Renaissance.

  • KET2 Thursday, April 9 at 6:30 pm EDT

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

  • KET Saturday, April 11 at 2:30 pm EDT

Florentine Delights and Tuscan Side Trips #705 [TV-G]
Enjoy more of the exquisite artistic treasures of Florence and a couple of rival cities and cultural capitals in their own right, Pisa and Lucca.

  • KET2 Thursday, April 16 at 6:30 pm EDT

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

  • KET Saturday, April 18 at 2:30 pm EDT

Paris: Regal and Intimate #706 [TV-G]
Explore the Seine River, Napoleon's tomb, and the Louvre. Experience the pulse of Paris-shopping, church in a grand pipe organ loft, and a patriotic Bastille Day.

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

Paris: Embracing Life and Art #707 [TV-G]
Explore the Cluny Museum, heavenly stained glass in Sainte-Chapelle, Pere Lachaise Cemetery, and the Parisian cafe scene.

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

Croatia: Adriatic Delights #602 [TV-G]
A fascinating land with a hard-fought history in a complex corner of Europe, Croatia is emerging as one of Europe's top destinations. Sampling the very best of Croatia, Rick explores the fabled Dalmatian Coast from dramatic Dubrovnik to crusty Adriatic island ports. Heading inland, he hikes through Plitvice Lakes National Park and enjoys the thriving capital city Zagreb. The Croatian finale: the Istrian Peninsula and its enchanting port town of Rovinj.

  • KET Saturday, May 2 at 2:30 pm EDT

London: Historic and Dynamic #708 [TV-G]
In many-faceted London, Rick ponders royal tombs in Westminster Abbey, learns how to triple the calories of an English scone at teatime, discovers treasures in the British Library, and more.

  • KET2 Thursday, May 7 at 6:30 pm EDT

Dubrovnik and Balkan Side-Trips #603 [TV-G]
Nestled inside its mighty ramparts is Dubrovnik, the "Pearl of the Adriatic." From this remarkably preserved medieval fortress city, Rick ventures into less-touristed corners of the former Yugoslavia. In Bosnia, he visits Mostar — war-torn in the 90s, but bursting with promise today. In Montenegro, he sails the fjord-like Bay of Kotor and explores its mysterious, mountainous interior.

  • KET Saturday, May 9 at 2:30 pm EDT

North England's Lake District and Durham #709 [TV-G]
Rick admires idyllic lakes, discovers misty waterfalls, tours a slate mine, and conquers stony summits. He plays cricket, hikes Hadrian's Wall, and visits Durham's Norman cathedral.

  • KET2 Thursday, May 14 at 6:30 pm EDT

The Best of Slovenia #604 [TV-G]
Little Slovenia is the least visited and most underrated of Europe's alpine countries. From its prosperous capital of Ljubljana, Rick enjoys the mountain resort of Lake Bled, ventures into the Julian Alps for natural thrills mixed with World War I history, goes spelunking in a gigantic cave, and swims with Slavs in a charming Adriatic port.

  • KET Saturday, May 16 at 2:30 pm EDT

Venice: City of Dreams #710 [TV-G]
Rick cruises the Grand Canal, luxuriates in a venerable cafe, and savors fresh fish canalside with Venetian friends. He views masterpieces of the Venetian Renaissance and goes on a gondola ride under the moonlight.

  • KET2 Thursday, May 21 at 6:30 pm EDT

Granada, Cordoba, and Spain's Costa del Sol #605 [TV-G]
Andalucia's Moorish heritage sparkles in the historic capitals of Granada and Cordoba. And the pride of the Reconquista and the power of Queen Isabel and King Ferdinand enliven the region's great sights. Tasting the smooth sherry and marveling at prancing stallions, Rick finds the passion in Andalucian culture. And he tops it off with fun in the Spanish sun on the Costa del Sol.

  • KET Saturday, May 23 at 2:30 pm EDT

Venice and Its Lagoon #711 [TV-G]
Along with sampling the sumptuous art treasures of Venice and exploring its back-street wonders, Rick visits Murano for glass, Burano for lace, and murky Torcello for a sense of where Venice was born.

  • KET2 Thursday, May 28 at 6:30 pm EDT

Andalucia, Gibraltar, and Tangier #606 [TV-G]
Exploring Andalucia, Rick experiences the quintessence of Spanish culture. Starting up high, in Spain's whitewashed hill towns, he rolls down to the coast to enjoy the windsurfing mecca of Tarifa. Then Rick catches a bit of Britain on the Rock of Gibraltar, and sails to Africa for a Moroccan finale in Tangier.

  • KET Saturday, May 30 at 2:30 pm EDT

European Travel Skills, Part I #712 [TV-G]
The first of a three-part mini-series distills Rick Steves' 30 years of travel experience into 30 minutes of practical advice on how to have a fun, affordable, and culturally broadening trip to Europe.

  • KET2 Thursday, June 4, 2015 at 6:30 pm EDT

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.

  • KET Saturday, June 6, 2015 at 2:30 pm EDT

European Travel Skills, Part II #713 [TV-G]
Practical advice on how to have a fun, affordable, and culturally broadening trip to Europe is shared. Rick covers tips on planning an itinerary, hurdling the language barrier, driving and catching the train, avoiding scams, eating well, and more.

  • KET2 Thursday, June 11, 2015 at 6:30 pm EDT

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.

  • KET Saturday, June 13, 2015 at 2:30 pm EDT

European Travel Skills, Part III #714 [TV-G]
Practical advice on how to have a fun, affordable, and culturally broadening trip to Europe is shared. Rick covers tips on planning an itinerary, hurdling the language barrier, driving and catching the train, and more.

  • KET2 Thursday, June 18, 2015 at 6:30 pm EDT

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.

  • KET Saturday, June 20, 2015 at 2:30 pm EDT

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.

  • KET Saturday, June 27, 2015 at 2:30 pm EDT

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.

  • KET Saturday, July 4, 2015 at 2:30 pm EDT

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.

  • KET Saturday, July 11, 2015 at 2:30 pm EDT
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