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French Alps and Lyon

French Alps and Lyon

After exploring the proud cuisine capital of Lyon — which, at least in its own mind, rivals Paris — we head for Chamonix, in the shadow of Europe’s tallest peak: Mont Blanc. With the classic alpine resort as our springboard, we make some high-altitude cheese, then ride the lift up to Aiguille du Midi and over to the border of Italy.
S11 E1103 Length 25:02 Premiere: 10.22.20

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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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Travel Skills: Cruising - S10 E4

Setting sail on the Mediterranean, Rick explores the ins and outs and pros and cons of cruising. Along with the joys and efficiencies of cruising, Rick considers the downsides, including the inevitable congestion and commercialism that comes with mass tourism.

  • Wednesday August 4, 2021 10:30 am ET on KET2
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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.

  • Wednesday August 4, 2021 11:00 am ET on KET
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England's Bath and York - S4 E1

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.

  • Thursday August 5, 2021 11:00 am ET on KET
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North Wales: Feisty and Poetic - S4 E2

Rick rides a steam train up a mountain, learns some Welsh, follows a miner deep into a slate mine, herds sheep with a very clever dog, and makes a pop pilgrimage to the Beatles' Liverpool.

  • Friday August 6, 2021 11:00 am ET on KET
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Salzburg and Surroundings - S4 E10

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.

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Greek Islands: Santorini, Mykonos, and Rhodes - S10 E5

Rick island-hops through the Aegean, sampling the Greek getaways of Santorini, Mykonos, and Rhodes. He tours ancient ruins, traces the vestiges of the Crusaders, samples rustic cuisine, savors classic Greek-island views, and compares beaches.

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Edinburgh - S4 E3

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.

  • Monday August 9, 2021 11:00 am ET on KET
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Naples and Pompeii - S4 E4

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.

  • Tuesday August 10, 2021 11:00 am ET on KET
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Italy's Amalfi Coast - S4 E5

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.

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Milan and Lake Como - S4 E6

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.

  • Thursday August 12, 2021 11:00 am ET on KET
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Tuscany's Dolce Vita - S4 E7

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.

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Italy's Great Hill Towns - S4 E8

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.

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Vienna - S4 E9

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 caf?, blushes at slinky Art Nouveau, and waltzes to the three-four beat of Johann Strauss.

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Rick Steves' Europe: The Making Of - S4 E11

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.

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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.

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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.

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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 August 24, 2021 11:00 am ET on KET
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European Festivals II - S10 E7

Rick dances with Spaniards at Sevilla's April Fair, celebrates Bastille Day in Paris, runs with the bulls at Pamplona, and hoists a frothy stein at Munich's Oktoberfest. And he celebrates a traditional family Christmas, browsing the holiday market in Nurnberg, and sledding down alpine slopes by torchlight in Switzerland.

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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 August 25, 2021 11:00 am ET on KET
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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.

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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 August 27, 2021 11:00 am ET on KET
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The Best of Sicily - S10 E8

This tour of Sicilian highlights starts in Palermo, where Rick sings with the merchants in the markets. He sips wine on the slopes of Mount Etna, munches cannoli, ponders Greek temples at Agrigento, admires Roman mosaics at the Villa of Casale, and marvels at the view from the Greek theater in Taormina.

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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 August 30, 2021 11:00 am ET on KET
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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 August 31, 2021 11:00 am ET on KET
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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 September 1, 2021 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 September 2, 2021 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 Aer? comes with half-timbered cottages, ships in bottles, and cobbled alleyways.

  • Friday September 3, 2021 11:00 am ET on KET
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Lisbon and the Algarve - S3 E12

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Budapest: The Best of Hungary - S3 E11

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Travel Skills: Cruising - S10 E4

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Vienna - S4 E9

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

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French Riviera: Uniquely Chic - S3 E9

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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

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Portugal's Heartland - S10 E3

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Italy's Great Hill Towns - S4 E8

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London: Mod and Trad - S3 E5

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Belfast and the Best of Northern Ireland - S3 E4

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

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Highlights of Castile: Toledo and Salamanca - S3 E2

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The Majesty of Madrid - S3 E1

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Lisbon - S10 E2

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Tuscany's Dolce Vita - S4 E7

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Why We Travel

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Ethiopia: A Development Story

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Egypt's Nile, Alexandria, and Luxor

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Egypt's Cairo

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Germany's Fascist Story

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The Heart of England - S10 E1

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Milan and Lake Como - S4 E6

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French Alps and Lyon

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Swiss Alps

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Austrian and Italian Alps

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Glasgow and Scottish Passions - S10 E12

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Scotland's Islands - S10 E11

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England's Cornwall - S9 E10

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Italy's Amalfi Coast - S4 E5

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Season 11 Episodes

Why We Travel

S11 E1108 Length 26:47 Premiere Date 12.4.20

Ethiopia: A Development Story

S11 E1107 Length 25:33 Premiere Date 11.24.20

Egypt’s Nile, Alexandria, and Luxor

S11 E1106 Length 26:15 Premiere Date 11.24.20

Egypt’s Cairo

S11 E1105 Length 25:02 Premiere Date 11.24.20

Germany’s Fascist Story

S11 E1104 Length 26:16 Premiere Date 11.24.20

French Alps and Lyon

S11 E1103 Length 25:02 Premiere Date 10.22.20

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

Western Turkey Preview

Preview Length 00:30 Premiere Date 9.30.14

Specials

Europe Awaits

Length 1:16:34 Premiere Date 6.3.21

Egypt: Yesterday and Today

Length 55:02 Premiere Date 9.23.20

Cruising the Mediterranean

Length 55:05 Premiere Date 2.1.19

A Symphonic Journey

Length 56:08 Premiere Date 1.22.19

The Story of Fascism in Europe

Length 56:19 Premiere Date 9.4.18

European Festivals

Length 54:54 Premiere Date 10.1.17

Luther and the Reformation

Length 55:37 Premiere Date 8.3.17

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