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Swiss Alps

Swiss Alps

Swiss Alps

Switzerland draws travelers from around the world for its legendary mountains. From the Matterhorn to the Jungfrau to Appenzell, we savor both the country’s jaw-dropping alpine beauty and the rich and resilient culture of its people. As we lace together that dramatic mountain wonder with scenic train rides, breathtaking lifts, and unforgettable hikes, we also enjoy alpine life.
S11 E1102 Length 25:02 Premiere: 10.20.20

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Rick Steves' Europe

About Rick Steves' Europe

Rick Steves, America's leading authority on European travel, returns to transport viewers to the continent's bustling cities, quaint villages and picturesque countryside.

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Sevilla - S3 E13

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.

  • Thursday October 29, 2020 11:00 am ET on KET
  • Thursday October 29, 2020 10:00 am CT on KET

Burgundy: Profoundly French - S5 E1

Burgundy is a calm and cultivated corner of France where nature is as sophisticated as the people and traditions are strong. Rick travels on a canal barge, visits a medieval hospice and a modern monastery, builds a barrel, appreciates fine Burgundy wine, slurps escargot, and eats very well.

  • Friday October 30, 2020 11:00 am ET on KET
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French Alps and Lyon

Rick explores the cuisine of Lyon and goes to Chamonix, in the shadow of Europe's tallest peak: Mont Blanc.

  • Saturday October 31, 2020 1:00 pm ET on KET
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France's Dordogne - S5 E2

The Dordogne River Valley offers an unforgettable blend of manmade and natural beauty with dramatic castles, prehistoric cave paintings, and prized cuisine. Rick takes an idyllic canoe ride, visits a goose farm, savors foie gras, wanders through a lamp-lit castle, enjoys a country market, and visits the Sistine Chapel of the prehistoric world. Then he heads south to Albi, home of Toulouse Lautrec, and the imposing fortress city of Carcassonne.

  • Monday November 2, 2020 11:00 am ET on KET
  • Monday November 2, 2020 10:00 am CT on KET

Barcelona and Catalunya - S5 E3

After enjoying vibrant street scenes, tasty tapas, and the pedestrian-friendly Gothic Quarter in Barcelona, Rick takes a scenic side trip to mountaintop Montserrat and an artist's pilgrimage along the Costa Brava to Salvador Dali country. Stops include Dali's home in seaside Cadaques and his playfully surreal mausoleum/museum in nearby Figures.

  • Tuesday November 3, 2020 11:00 am ET on KET
  • Tuesday November 3, 2020 10:00 am CT on KET

Little Europe: Five Micro-Countries - S5 E4

Rick visits Europe's tiniest countries. Vatican City, the world's smallest country, comes with the planet's biggest church. The fairy-tale princedom of Monaco lures visitors with its fancy casino and glamorous views. San Marino, Italy's last independent hill town, still looks formidable, as does the castle-guarded principality of Liechtenstein. And tiny Andorra entertains shoppers and hikers alike.

  • Wednesday November 4, 2020 11:00 am ET on KET
  • Wednesday November 4, 2020 10:00 am CT on KET

Great Swiss Cities - S5 E5

While exploring an often overlooked side of Switzerland, Rick gets some exercise, from ringing a very big bell to doing a little river rafting—without the raft. He also enjoys a variety of eye-opening art, from Chagall and Klee to pieces created by inmates of an asylum, and ponders a few Swiss innovations, including hush-hush underground arsenals.

  • Thursday November 5, 2020 11:00 am ET on KET
  • Thursday November 5, 2020 10:00 am CT on KET

Vienna and the Danube - S5 E6

Take in the city's wealth of elegant gardens, great art, and fine music. Rick explores the city's surroundings with a trip along the Danube River and a hike to the breathtakingly Baroque Melk Abbey.

  • Friday November 6, 2020 11:00 am ET on KET
  • Friday November 6, 2020 10:00 am CT on KET

Germany's Fascist Story

Traveling across Germany, discover how fascism rose and then fell and trace the roots of Nazism.

  • Saturday November 7, 2020 1:00 pm ET on KET
  • Saturday November 7, 2020 12:00 pm CT on KET
  • Sunday November 8, 2020 11:00 am ET on KET2
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The Czech Republic Beyond Prague - S5 E7

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.

  • Monday November 9, 2020 11:00 am ET on KET
  • Monday November 9, 2020 10:00 am CT on KET

Athens and Side Trips - S5 E8

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.

  • Tuesday November 10, 2020 11:00 am ET on KET
  • Tuesday November 10, 2020 10:00 am CT on KET

Greece's Peloponnese - S5 E9

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.

  • Wednesday November 11, 2020 11:00 am ET on KET
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Copenhagen - S5 E10

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.

  • Thursday November 12, 2020 11:00 am ET on KET
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Denmark: Beyond Copenhagen - S5 E11

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.

  • Friday November 13, 2020 11:00 am ET on KET
  • Friday November 13, 2020 10:00 am CT on KET

Egypt's Cairo

Teeming Cairo, the capital of Egypt and one of the leading cities of the Muslim world, is explored.

  • Saturday November 14, 2020 1:00 pm ET on KET
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Istanbul - S5 E12

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.

  • Monday November 16, 2020 11:00 am ET on KET
  • Monday November 16, 2020 10:00 am CT on KET

Iran: Tehran and Side Trips - S5 E13

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.

  • Tuesday November 17, 2020 11:00 am ET on KET
  • Tuesday November 17, 2020 10:00 am CT on KET

Iran's Historic Capitals - S5 E14

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.

  • Wednesday November 18, 2020 11:00 am ET on KET
  • Wednesday November 18, 2020 10:00 am CT on KET

Croatia: Adriatic Delights - S6 E2

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.

  • Thursday November 19, 2020 11:00 am ET on KET
  • Thursday November 19, 2020 10:00 am CT on KET

Dubrovnik and Balkan Side-Trips - S6 E3

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.

  • Friday November 20, 2020 11:00 am ET on KET
  • Friday November 20, 2020 10:00 am CT on KET

Egypt's Nile, Alexandria, and Luxor

Explore Ramesses II's magnificent temple at Abu Simbel, the fabled city of Alexandria, and other highlights of Egypt.

  • Saturday November 21, 2020 1:00 pm ET on KET
  • Saturday November 21, 2020 12:00 pm CT on KET
  • Sunday November 22, 2020 11:00 am ET on KET2
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  • Wednesday November 25, 2020 10:30 am ET on KET2
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The Best of Slovenia - S6 E4

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.

  • Monday November 23, 2020 11:00 am ET on KET
  • Monday November 23, 2020 10:00 am CT on KET

Granada, Cordoba, and Spain's Costa del Sol - S6 E5

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.

  • Tuesday November 24, 2020 11:00 am ET on KET
  • Tuesday November 24, 2020 10:00 am CT on KET

Andalucia, Gibraltar, and Tangier - S6 E6

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.

  • Wednesday November 25, 2020 11:00 am ET on KET
  • Wednesday November 25, 2020 10:00 am CT on KET

Oslo - S6 E7

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.

  • Thursday November 26, 2020 11:00 am ET on KET
  • Thursday November 26, 2020 10:00 am CT on KET

Norway's West: Fjords, Mountains, and Bergen - S6 E8

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.

  • Friday November 27, 2020 11:00 am ET on KET
  • Friday November 27, 2020 10:00 am CT on KET
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Lisbon and the Algarve - S3 E12

  • Wednesday October 28, 2020 11:00 am ET on KET
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Budapest: The Best of Hungary - S3 E11

  • Tuesday October 27, 2020 11:00 am ET on KET
  • Tuesday October 27, 2020 10:00 am CT on KET

Poland Rediscovered: Krakow, Auschwitz, and Warsaw - S3 E10

  • Monday October 26, 2020 11:00 am ET on KET
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Swiss Alps

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French Riviera: Uniquely Chic - S3 E9

  • Friday October 23, 2020 11:00 am ET on KET
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Provence: Legendary Light, Wind, and Wine - S3 E8

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Belgium: Bruges and Brussels - S3 E7

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Highlights of Paris: Eiffel and Monet to Creme Brulee - S3 E6

  • Tuesday October 20, 2020 11:00 am ET on KET
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London: Mod and Trad - S3 E5

  • Monday October 19, 2020 11:00 am ET on KET
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Austrian and Italian Alps

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Belfast and the Best of Northern Ireland - S3 E4

  • Friday October 16, 2020 11:00 am ET on KET
  • Friday October 16, 2020 10:00 am CT on KET

Normandy: War-Torn Yet Full of Life - S3 E3

  • Thursday October 15, 2020 11:00 am ET on KET
  • Thursday October 15, 2020 10:00 am CT on KET

Highlights of Castile: Toledo and Salamanca - S3 E2

  • Wednesday October 14, 2020 3:00 pm ET on KET2
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Barcelona and Catalunya - S5 E3

  • Saturday October 10, 2020 1:00 pm ET on KET
  • Saturday October 10, 2020 12:00 pm CT on KET

Scotland's Islands - S10 E11

  • Friday October 9, 2020 11:00 am ET on KET
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Scotland's Highlands - S10 E10

  • Thursday October 8, 2020 11:00 am ET on KET
  • Thursday October 8, 2020 10:00 am CT on KET

Sicilian Delights - S10 E9

  • Wednesday October 7, 2020 11:00 am ET on KET
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The Best of Sicily - S10 E8

  • Tuesday October 6, 2020 11:00 am ET on KET
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European Festivals II - S10 E7

  • Monday October 5, 2020 11:00 am ET on KET
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The Majesty of Madrid - S3 E1

  • Tuesday October 13, 2020 11:00 am ET on KET
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France's Dordogne - S5 E2

  • Saturday October 3, 2020 1:00 pm ET on KET
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European Festivals I - S10 E6

  • Friday October 2, 2020 11:00 am ET on KET
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Greek Islands: Santorini, Mykonos, and Rhodes - S10 E5

  • Thursday October 1, 2020 11:00 am ET on KET
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Travel Skills: Cruising - S10 E4

  • Wednesday September 30, 2020 11:00 am ET on KET
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Portugal's Heartland - S10 E3

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Lisbon - S10 E2

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Glasgow and Scottish Passions - S10 E12

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Season 11

Swiss Alps

S11 E1102 Length 25:02 Premiere Date 10.20.20

Austrian and Italian Alps

S11 E1101 Length 25:02 Premiere Date 10.19.20

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