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Rick Steves' Europe Video — a weekly podcast based on Rick's popular TV series — gives you a colorful look at the sights, people and history behind Europe's most interesting destinations. For more information on the Rick Steves' Europe TV series — including episode descriptions, scripts, participati…

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    • Feb 1, 2023 LATEST EPISODE
    • every other week NEW EPISODES
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    Art of Europe: Baroque (preview)

    Play Episode Listen Later Feb 1, 2023 3:10


    A preview of Rick Steves Art of Europe: Baroque. Watch the full episode at https://www.ricksteves.com/art, or check your local public television listings.

    Art of Europe: The Renaissance (preview)

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 18, 2023 3:42


    A preview of Rick Steves Art of Europe: The Renaissance. Watch the full episode at https://www.ricksteves.com/art, or check your local public television listings.

    Art of Europe: The Middle Ages (preview)

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 4, 2023 4:34


    A preview of Rick Steves Art of Europe: The Middle Ages. Watch the full episode at https://www.ricksteves.com/art, or check your local public television listings.

    Art of Europe: Ancient Rome (preview)

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 21, 2022 3:23


    A preview of Rick Steves Art of Europe: Ancient Rome. Watch the full episode at https://www.ricksteves.com/art, or check your local public television listings.

    Art of Europe: Stone Age to Ancient Greece (preview)

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 7, 2022 3:26


    A preview of Rick Steves Art of Europe: Stone Age to Ancient Greece. Watch the full episode at https://www.ricksteves.com/art, or check your local public television listings.

    Orkney, Scotland: Scapa Flow and WWII

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 23, 2022 2:37


    Orkney's many islands form one of the world's largest natural harbors — since WWI filled with ships intentionally sunk to protect the Royal Navy. For European travel information, visit https://www.ricksteves.com.

    Chamonix, France: Tour du Mont Blanc

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 16, 2022 3:24


    A day's hike on the scenic Tour du Mont Blanc is punctuated by encounters with alpine culture, with enough commerce to meet hikers' needs. For European travel information, visit https://www.ricksteves.com.

    Cairo, Egypt: Colorful, Charming Khan Al-Khalili Market

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 26, 2022 3:43


    Old Cairo is a celebration of today's Egypt, with bazaars full of charismatic merchants, bustling back lanes, and appetizingly aromatic street food. For European travel information, visit https://www.ricksteves.com.

    Appenzell, Switzerland: Storybook Cowbell Country

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 12, 2022 1:49


    Amid the rolling green hills of Appenzell, in Switzerland's northeast corner, local traditions are maintained with a stubborn pride. For European travel information, visit https://www.ricksteves.com.

    Boating in Scandinavia

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 28, 2022 10:17


    Rick boats his way through Copenhagen's canals, Norway's majestic fjords, and Stockholm's sprawling archipelago. For European travel information, visit https://www.ricksteves.com.

    Vatican City: Tiny Nation, Massive Art

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 14, 2022 6:53


    The epicenter of Roman Catholicism is also the world's smallest country—yet boasts perhaps its grandest church and richest collection of Western art. For European travel information, visit https://www.ricksteves.com.

    Palaces of France

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 31, 2022 13:02


    France's most enchanting châteaux — among them Vaux-le-Vicomte, Chenonceau, Chambord, and Fontainebleau — lie within easy reach of Paris. For European travel information, visit https://www.ricksteves.com.

    Innsbruck, Austria: Tirol's Habsburg Capital

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 17, 2022 2:07


    Innsbruck, a rare city in the Alps and once a key outpost of the Habsburg Empire, retains its imperial grandeur — and offers an engaging folk museum. For European travel information, visit https://www.ricksteves.com.

    European Cheap Eats

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 3, 2022 9:27


    Some of Europe's least-expensive foods are also its tastiest: pizza in Naples, Venetian cicchetti, barnacles in Portugal, Vienna's open-faced sandwiches, Turkish pide, and tapas in Spain. For European travel information, visit https://www.ricksteves.com.

    Museums of London

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 20, 2022 11:20


    London offers visitors some of the world's most fascinating museums, including the British Museum, Churchill War Rooms, Tate Modern, and British Library. For European travel information, visit https://www.ricksteves.com.

    Highlands, Scotland: Glencoe

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 6, 2022 2:46


    Glencoe's valley offers some of the Scottish Highlands' best scenery and hikes, and a good dose of history. For European travel information, visit https://www.ricksteves.com.

    Churches of Italy

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 22, 2022 10:33


    Italy is home to iconic churches in Monreale and Siena, St. Mark's Basilica in Venice, and the grandest church on earth — St. Peter's Basilica in Rome. For European travel information, visit https://www.ricksteves.com.

    Chamonix, France: Tour du Mont Blanc

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 8, 2022 4:07


    Tour du Mont Blanc circumnavigates Europe's highest peak. The accommodating trail is flexible — enjoyed by hikers with a wide range of abilities. For European travel information, visit https://www.ricksteves.com.

    Palaces of Spain

    Play Episode Listen Later May 25, 2022 10:36


    Rick tours the grand palaces of Spain including Alcázar, The Alhambra, El Escorial, and Madrid's Royal Palace. For European travel information, visit https://www.ricksteves.com.

    European Open-Air Museums

    Play Episode Listen Later May 11, 2022 6:00


    Rick visits some of Europe's great open-air folk museums in Norway, Sweden, and Denmark, plus England's Blists Hill Victorian Town. For European travel information, visit https://www.ricksteves.com.

    Ancient Ruins of Greece

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 27, 2022 12:18


    In Greece, Rick visits Delos, Epidavros, the Sanctuary of Olympia, and Athens' Acropolis and Ancient Agora. For European travel information, visit https://www.ricksteves.com.

    Castles of Germany and Austria

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 13, 2022 11:21


    Rick explores Rheinfels Castle, Burg Eltz, Hohensalzburg Fortress, "Mad" King Ludwig II's Hohenshwangau and Neuschwanstein Castles, and the ruins of Ehrenburg and Schlosskopf Castles. For European travel information, visit https://www.ricksteves.com.

    European Street Food

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 30, 2022 4:01


    Rick tastes a variety of Europe's street food, including a gyro in Athens, pickled herring in Haarlem, a salted lemon drink in Sicily, and fresh frites in Bruges. For European travel information, visit https://www.ricksteves.com.

    Churches of England

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 16, 2022 8:58


    Rick visits England's churches and cathedrals, from the folksy Church of St. Michael in the Cotswolds to London's royal Westminster Abbey. For European travel information, visit https://www.ricksteves.com.

    Museums of Paris

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 2, 2022 18:11


    Rick tours the medieval Cluny Museum, covers the classics at the Louvre and Orsay, and ponders Impressionism at the Rodin Museum and Orangerie. For European travel information, visit https://www.ricksteves.com.

    European Markets

    Play Episode Listen Later Feb 16, 2022 7:43


    Rick tastes paprika and pickles in Budapest, eats like a local in Frankfurt, chats with the salesmen at Sicily's noisy Ballarò Market, and shops with a friend along the Rue Cler in Paris. For European travel information, visit https://www.ricksteves.com.

    Santorini, Greece: Idyllic Oia

    Play Episode Listen Later Feb 2, 2022 1:39


    The village of Oia is the quintessence of Greek Island charm: an idyllic ensemble of whitewashed houses and blue domes, all with striking viewpoints. For European travel information, visit https://www.ricksteves.com.

    Dolomites, Italy: Brenner Pass and Reifenstein Castle

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 19, 2022 4:57


    The Brenner Pass zips drivers across the Alps in about 30 minutes to Reifenstein Castle, which offers an intimate look at medieval castle life. For European travel information, visit https://www.ricksteves.com.

    Glasgow, Scotland: Buchanan Street

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 5, 2022 0:58


    Glasgow's busy Buchanan Street is the middle of a Z-shaped pedestrian boulevard nicknamed the "Golden Zed." With the top shops in town and a variety of street musicians, Buchanan Street has a lively vibe. For European travel information, visit https://www.ricksteves.com.

    Lauterbrunnen Valley, Switzerland: Alpine Beauty

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 22, 2021 2:16


    Switzerland's Lauterbrunnen Valley is a textbook example of a glacier-shaped valley. Towering high above are the icy Jungfrau, Mönch, and Eiger peaks. At the base of the peaks, Kleine Scheidegg has hearty food for hikers and rustic 19th-century hotels. For European travel information, visit https://www.ricksteves.com.

    Lisbon, Portugal: Bairro Alto's Fado Bars

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 8, 2021 1:52


    Fado is the folk music of Lisbon's rustic neighborhoods. Since the mid-1800s, it's been the Portuguese blues — mournfully beautiful and haunting ballads about lost sailors, broken hearts, and bittersweet romance. For European travel information, visit https://www.ricksteves.com.

    Chamonix, France: Mer de Glace Glacier

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 24, 2021 2:29


    One of the world's oldest mountain resorts, Chamonix has long made it easy for romantics to enjoy its alpine wonders—starting with a cogwheel train to the Mer de Glace glacier. Nowadays, visitors can stroll inside the “sea of ice” while noting poignant markers indicating how dramatically it's shrinking. For European travel information, visit ricksteves.com.

    Cairo, Egypt: Chaotic Capital

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 10, 2021 2:08


    Teeming Cairo, straddling the Nile, is the capital of Egypt and one of the leading cities of the Muslim world. With 20 million people, greater Cairo pulses with energy. For European travel information, visit ricksteves.com.

    Mykonos, Greece: Perfect Island Town

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 27, 2021 1:52


    Mykonos is the epitome of a Greek island town — a seafront village crouched behind a sandy harbor, thickly layered with blinding white stucco, bright blue trim, and colorful bougainvillea. For more European travel information, visit ricksteves.com.

    Why We Travel: To Connect with Our World

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 13, 2021 3:40


    Part 5 of 5, this clip celebrates how, by traveling thoughtfully, we can connect with different cultures and end up building bridges rather than walls. For more European travel information, visit ricksteves.com.

    Hall in Tirol, Austria: A Tirolean Evening

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 29, 2021 2:25


    When traveling, it's easier than you think to find authentic cultural experiences. Join Rick at a family-run hotel in the Austrian town of Hall in Tirol for an evening of traditional Tirolean culture, from tasty spaetzle to rousing folk music and dancing. For more European travel information, visit ricksteves.com.

    Glasgow, Scotland: Popping in on a Traditional Session

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 15, 2021 1:29


    In Glasgow's trendy West End, step into a pub for a traditional session — not a formal concert, but a casual gathering of musical friends. For the price of a beer, you'll get an evening of live music and good conversation. For more European travel information, visit ricksteves.com.

    Sintra, Portugal: The Pena Palace

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 1, 2021 1:28


    The colorful Pena Palace, located in the town of Sintra, is the Versailles of Portugal. In the mid-19th century, the flamboyant Prince Ferdinand built this fantasy, mixing Gothic towers, Renaissance domes, Moorish minarets, and Disney playfulness. For more European travel information, visit ricksteves.com.

    Berner Oberland, Switzerland: The Jungfraujoch Station

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 18, 2021 2:28


    In Switzerland's Berner Oberland region, a train takes visitors through mountain tunnels up to the highest railway station in Europe, the Jungfraujoch. At more than 11,000 feet, spectacular views of the Aletsch Glacier and majestic alpine peaks await, along with hiking paths, ice tunnels, and shops and restaurants. For more European travel information, visit ricksteves.com.

    Why We Travel: Like Pilgrims, to Learn and Grow

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 4, 2021 4:57


    Part 4 of 5, this clip celebrates how on the road, like pilgrims, we can seek meaning, and how leaving home, we can learn more about ourselves. For more European travel information, visit ricksteves.com.

    Dolomites, Italy: Tirolean Culture and Alpine Adventures

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 21, 2021 6:47


    The Dolomites, Italy's dramatic rocky rooftop, offer some of the best mountain thrills in Europe. Here, the region's Austrian history survives in a warm, blue-aproned, felt-hat-with-feathers way. The Tirolean village of Kastelruth is a good home base for your exploration of the Alpe di Siusi, Europe's largest alpine meadow. More info at ricksteves.com

    Egypt: Cruising the Nile

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 7, 2021 3:28


    Taking a multi-day Nile cruise gives you a firsthand look at some of the famous river's most scenic stretches, with timeless slices of natural beauty and seemingly ancient scenes interrupted only by other boats. Travelers have few options other than to sit back, relax, and live at the pace of the Nile. More info at ricksteves.com

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