Rick Steves' Europe

RICK STEVES' EUROPE 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. His years as America's most popular European guidebook author blends with his relaxed but informative style to make this one of public television's most popular series.

Wed, Jun 19 10:30 P.M. Munich and the Foothills of the Alps     NH CREATE

In Munich, where locals specialize in good living, we visit boisterous markets and go for Baroque palaces.

Thu, Jun 20 12:30 A.M. Tuscany's Dolce Vita     NHPBS

The small towns and rural charms of Tuscany give us a healthy dose of the "sweet life" as we hunt for truffles in an oak forest, nibble through an artichoke festival, share a farmhouse feast, and ride a classic convertible through the cypress groves of Mona Lisa's back yard.

Thu, Jun 20 4:30 A.M. Munich and the Foothills of the Alps     NH CREATE

In Munich, where locals specialize in good living, we visit boisterous markets and go for Baroque palaces.

Thu, Jun 20 4:00 P.M. Switzerland's Jungfrau Region: Best of the Alps     NH CREATE

If Heidi is alive, she's in this sky-high corner of the Swiss Alps, with cows on breathtaking ridges.

Thu, Jun 20 7:30 P.M. Italy's Great Hill Towns     NHPBS

Connoisseurs of Italy find that its quintessential charms survive in its classic hill towns.

Fri, Jun 21 12:30 A.M. Italy's Great Hill Towns     NHPBS

Connoisseurs of Italy find that its quintessential charms survive in its classic hill towns.

Fri, Jun 21 4:00 P.M. The Majesty of Madrid     NH CREATE

Madrid is studded with riches from its glory days.

Sun, Jun 23 10:30 A.M. Portugal's Heartland     NHPBS

Portugal has an oversized history, fascinating culture, and boatloads of sardines.

Sun, Jun 23 10:30 P.M. The Best of West Ireland: Dingle, Galway, and the Aran Islands     NH CREATE

Ireland in the extreme is best experienced on its west coast in Gaeltachts, where the people speak Gaelic and the rugged villages have changed little over the generations.

Mon, Jun 24 4:30 A.M. The Best of West Ireland: Dingle, Galway, and the Aran Islands     NH CREATE

Ireland in the extreme is best experienced on its west coast in Gaeltachts, where the people speak Gaelic and the rugged villages have changed little over the generations.

Mon, Jun 24 4:00 P.M. Highlights of Castile: Toledo and Salamanca     NH CREATE

Castile sparkles with Roman Segovia, walled Avila, student-filled Salamanca, and holy Toledo!

Mon, Jun 24 7:30 P.M. Vienna     NHPBS

In Europe's classiest capital we'll tiptoe through the palace of Maria Theresa and be dazzled by the Hapsburg crown jewels.

Tue, Jun 25 4:00 P.M. Normandy: War-Torn Yet Full of Life     NH CREATE

After exploring the half-timbered charm of Rouen, we reflect on Monet's lily ponds, peek in on local artisans, and set up an easel at Honfleur's harbor.

Tue, Jun 25 7:30 P.M. Salzburg and Surroundings     NHPBS

The birthplace of Mozart - and everyone's Sound of Music fantasies - Salzburg is a Baroque jewel of a town.

Wed, Jun 26 12:30 A.M. Salzburg and Surroundings     NHPBS

The birthplace of Mozart - and everyone's Sound of Music fantasies - Salzburg is a Baroque jewel of a town.

Wed, Jun 26 4:00 P.M. Belfast and the Best of Northern Ireland     NH CREATE

No trip to Emerald Isle is complete without a visit to Northern Ireland.

Wed, Jun 26 10:30 P.M. Belfast and the Best of Northern Ireland     NH CREATE

No trip to Emerald Isle is complete without a visit to Northern Ireland.

Thu, Jun 27 4:30 A.M. Belfast and the Best of Northern Ireland     NH CREATE

No trip to Emerald Isle is complete without a visit to Northern Ireland.

Thu, Jun 27 4:00 P.M. London: Mod and Trad     NH CREATE

London is quintessentially English...yet cosmopolitan.

Thu, Jun 27 7:30 P.M. Burgundy: Profound France     NHPBS

Burgundy is a calm and cultivated corner of France, where nature is as sophisticated as the people.

Fri, Jun 28 12:30 A.M. Burgundy: Profound France     NHPBS

Burgundy is a calm and cultivated corner of France, where nature is as sophisticated as the people.

Fri, Jun 28 4:00 P.M. Highlights of Paris: Eiffel and Monet to Creme Brulee     NH CREATE

Packing the best of Paris into one episode, we scale the Eiffel Tower, then savor classic treats - from steak tartare to creme brulee.

Sat, Jun 29 4:00 P.M. The Best of Sicily     NH EXPLORE

This tour of Sicilian highlights starts in Palermo, where Rick sings with the merchants in the markets, joins locals in their passeggiata, drops in on a contessa, and marvels at the Romanesque cathedral of Monreale.

Sun, Jun 30 5:30 P.M. Scotland's Islands     NHPBS

Rick begins on the tranquil Isle of Iona, where Christianity first reached the shores of Scotland, and nearby Staffa, with a lovable puffin colony.

Sun, Jun 30 10:30 P.M. Highlights of Castile: Toledo and Salamanca     NH CREATE

Castile sparkles with Roman Segovia, walled Avila, student-filled Salamanca, and holy Toledo!

Mon, Jul 1 4:30 A.M. Highlights of Castile: Toledo and Salamanca     NH CREATE

Castile sparkles with Roman Segovia, walled Avila, student-filled Salamanca, and holy Toledo!

Mon, Jul 1 4:00 P.M. Belgium: Bruges and Brussels     NH CREATE

Belgium is a land of contrasts. From the powerhouse headquarters of the European Union and Europe's grandest square in big-city Brussels, we go quaint with delicate lace and back lane bike rides in small- town Bruges.

Mon, Jul 1 7:30 P.M. France's Dordogne     NHPBS

The Dordogne River Valley with its dramatic castles, pre-historic cave paintings, and prized cuisine is an unforgettable blend of man-made and natural beauty.

Tue, Jul 2 4:00 P.M. Provence: Legendary Light, Wind and Wine     NH CREATE

Provence, known for its soft light and fierce wind, is as loved by Americans as it is by the sun.

Tue, Jul 2 7:30 P.M. Barcelona and Catalunya     NHPBS

The creative spirit of Spain's Catalunya the land of Picasso, Gaudi and Salvador Dali is on a roll.

Wed, Jul 3 12:30 A.M. Barcelona and Catalunya     NHPBS

The creative spirit of Spain's Catalunya the land of Picasso, Gaudi and Salvador Dali is on a roll.

Wed, Jul 3 4:00 P.M. French Riviera: Uniquely Chic     NH CREATE

A longtime favorite escape of Europe's elite, the Riviera coastline still sparkles with yachts.

Wed, Jul 3 10:30 P.M. French Riviera: Uniquely Chic     NH CREATE

A longtime favorite escape of Europe's elite, the Riviera coastline still sparkles with yachts.

Thu, Jul 4 12:30 A.M. Little Europe: San Marino, Monaco, Vatican City, Liechtenstein, and Andorra     NHPBS

Don't blink as we blitz through Europe's tiniest countries: Vatican City, the world's smallest country, comes with the planet's biggest church.

Thu, Jul 4 4:30 A.M. French Riviera: Uniquely Chic     NH CREATE

A longtime favorite escape of Europe's elite, the Riviera coastline still sparkles with yachts.

Fri, Jul 5 4:00 P.M. Poland Rediscovered: Krakow, Auschwitz and Warsaw     NH CREATE

Poland is ready to be rediscovered as the old "east" transforms itself into the new heart of Europe.

Fri, Jul 5 7:30 P.M. Vienna and the Danube     NHPBS

For centuries, Vienna was the crown jewel of the rich and powerful Habsburg Empire.

Sat, Jul 6 12:30 A.M. Vienna and the Danube     NHPBS

For centuries, Vienna was the crown jewel of the rich and powerful Habsburg Empire.

Sat, Jul 6 4:00 P.M. Sicilian Delights     NH EXPLORE

Sicily serves up a full-bodied and tasty travel experience.

Sat, Jul 6 6:00 P.M. Lisbon     NHPBS

Lisbon, built with the riches of Portugal's New World discoveries, has a rustic charm.

Sun, Jul 7 5:30 P.M. Glasgow and Scottish Passions     NHPBS

Glasgow, once an industrial powerhouse, offers a fun look at Scotland's vibrantly gritty urban side - full of edgy street art, trendy dining, and the striking architecture of Charles Rennie Mackintosh.

Sun, Jul 7 10:30 P.M. Belgium: Bruges and Brussels     NH CREATE

Belgium is a land of contrasts. From the powerhouse headquarters of the European Union and Europe's grandest square in big-city Brussels, we go quaint with delicate lace and back lane bike rides in small- town Bruges.

Mon, Jul 8 4:30 A.M. Belgium: Bruges and Brussels     NH CREATE

Belgium is a land of contrasts. From the powerhouse headquarters of the European Union and Europe's grandest square in big-city Brussels, we go quaint with delicate lace and back lane bike rides in small- town Bruges.

Mon, Jul 8 4:00 P.M. Budapest: The Best of Hungary     NH CREATE

Budapest, once Vienna's partner in ruling the Austro-Hungarian empire, feels like the capital of Eastern Europe.

Tue, Jul 9 12:30 A.M. The Czech Republic Off The Beaten Path     NHPBS

Few travelers venture beyond Prague to experience the Czech Republic's many cultural riches and offbeat delights.

Tue, Jul 9 4:00 P.M. Lisbon and the Algarve     NH CREATE

Experiencing the best of Portugal, we start in Lisbon, a ramshackle mix of glorious old and fun-loving new.

Tue, Jul 9 7:30 P.M. Athens and Side Trips     NHPBS

The thriving capital of Greece sprawls out from the foot of its magnificent Acropolis.

Wed, Jul 10 12:30 A.M. Athens and Side Trips     NHPBS

The thriving capital of Greece sprawls out from the foot of its magnificent Acropolis.

Wed, Jul 10 4:00 P.M. Sevilla     NH CREATE

Sevilla is the flamboyant city of Carmen and Don Juan.

Wed, Jul 10 10:30 P.M. Sevilla     NH CREATE

Sevilla is the flamboyant city of Carmen and Don Juan.

Thu, Jul 11 12:30 A.M. Greece's Peloponnese     NHPBS

Island getaways are fun, but the real heart of Greece is found in the Peloponnese Peninsula.

Thu, Jul 11 4:30 A.M. Sevilla     NH CREATE

Sevilla is the flamboyant city of Carmen and Don Juan.

Thu, Jul 11 4:00 P.M. England's Bath & York     NH CREATE

Medieval York and Georgian Bath - easy side-trips from London - pack an exciting pair of sightseeing punches.

Thu, Jul 11 7:30 P.M. Copenhagen     NHPBS

Denmark's capital is the most fun-loving in Scandinavia.

Fri, Jul 12 12:30 A.M. Copenhagen     NHPBS

Denmark's capital is the most fun-loving in Scandinavia.

Fri, Jul 12 4:00 P.M. North Wales: Feisty and Poetic     NH CREATE

From towering Mount Snowdon, to evocative medieval castles, to sweeping Victorian promenades, North Wales is a poem written in landscape.

Fri, Jul 12 7:30 P.M. Denmark: Beyond Copenhagen     NHPBS

Using Copenhagen as a spring board, we'll visit the very best of Denmark.

Sat, Jul 13 12:30 A.M. Denmark: Beyond Copenhagen     NHPBS

Using Copenhagen as a spring board, we'll visit the very best of Denmark.

Sat, Jul 13 4:00 P.M. Scotland's Highlands     NH EXPLORE

The Highlands stoke kilted dreams of Scotland...where legends of Bonnie Prince Charlie swirl around lonely castles.

Sat, Jul 13 6:00 P.M. Portugal's Heartland     NHPBS

Portugal has an oversized history, fascinating culture, and boatloads of sardines.

Sun, Jul 14 10:30 P.M. Budapest: The Best of Hungary     NH CREATE

Budapest, once Vienna's partner in ruling the Austro-Hungarian empire, feels like the capital of Eastern Europe.

Mon, Jul 15 4:30 A.M. Budapest: The Best of Hungary     NH CREATE

Budapest, once Vienna's partner in ruling the Austro-Hungarian empire, feels like the capital of Eastern Europe.

Mon, Jul 15 4:00 P.M. Edinburgh     NH CREATE

Edinburgh is the historical and cultural heart of Scotland.

Mon, Jul 15 7:30 P.M. Istanbul     NHPBS

Where Europe comes face to face with Asia, we'll explore the fascinating, multilayered city of Istanbul.

Tue, Jul 16 12:30 A.M. Istanbul     NHPBS

Where Europe comes face to face with Asia, we'll explore the fascinating, multilayered city of Istanbul.

Tue, Jul 16 4:00 P.M. Naples and Pompeii     NH CREATE

Naples is Italy in the extreme. We'll prowl backstreet fish markets, dodge fast-moving Vespas, and dine on pizza where it was invented.

Tue, Jul 16 7:30 P.M. Iran:Tehran and Side Trips     NHPBS

As he's done with previous programs on Israel, Egypt, and Eastern Turkey, Rick takes us beyond Europe to a place that's rich with history.

Wed, Jul 17 12:30 A.M. Iran:Tehran and Side Trips     NHPBS

As he's done with previous programs on Israel, Egypt, and Eastern Turkey, Rick takes us beyond Europe to a place that's rich with history.

Wed, Jul 17 4:00 P.M. Italy's Amalfi Coast     NH CREATE

Just south of Naples we'll experience the breath-taking Amalfi Coastline, the trendy resort of Positano, the limoncello charms of Sorrento, the ancient Greek temples at Paestum, and the iridescent Blue Grotto hidden beneath the enchanting isle of Capri.

Wed, Jul 17 10:30 P.M. Italy's Amalfi Coast     NH CREATE

Just south of Naples we'll experience the breath-taking Amalfi Coastline, the trendy resort of Positano, the limoncello charms of Sorrento, the ancient Greek temples at Paestum, and the iridescent Blue Grotto hidden beneath the enchanting isle of Capri.

Thu, Jul 18 12:30 A.M. Iran's Historic Capitals     NHPBS

Iran's rich history goes back millennia, to the days when Persepolis was home to "the king of kings.

Thu, Jul 18 4:30 A.M. Italy's Amalfi Coast     NH CREATE

Just south of Naples we'll experience the breath-taking Amalfi Coastline, the trendy resort of Positano, the limoncello charms of Sorrento, the ancient Greek temples at Paestum, and the iridescent Blue Grotto hidden beneath the enchanting isle of Capri.

Thu, Jul 18 4:00 P.M. Milan and Lake Como     NH CREATE

No trip to Italy is complete without Milan and Lake Como.

Thu, Jul 18 7:30 P.M. Croatia: Adriatic Delights     NHPBS

A fascinating land with a hard-fought history in a complex corner of Europe, Croatia is emerging as one of Europe's top destinations.

Fri, Jul 19 12:30 A.M. Croatia: Adriatic Delights     NHPBS

A fascinating land with a hard-fought history in a complex corner of Europe, Croatia is emerging as one of Europe's top destinations.

Fri, Jul 19 4:00 P.M. Tuscany's Dolce Vita     NH CREATE

The small towns and rural charms of Tuscany give us a healthy dose of the "sweet life" as we hunt for truffles in an oak forest, nibble through an artichoke festival, share a farmhouse feast, and ride a classic convertible through the cypress groves of Mona Lisa's back yard.

Fri, Jul 19 7:30 P.M. Dubrovnik and Balkan Side-Trips     NHPBS

Nestled inside its mighty ramparts is Dubrovnik, the "Pearl of the Adriatic.

Sat, Jul 20 12:30 A.M. Dubrovnik and Balkan Side-Trips     NHPBS

Nestled inside its mighty ramparts is Dubrovnik, the "Pearl of the Adriatic.

Sat, Jul 20 4:00 P.M. Scotland's Islands     NH EXPLORE

Rick begins on the tranquil Isle of Iona, where Christianity first reached the shores of Scotland, and nearby Staffa, with a lovable puffin colony.

Sat, Jul 20 6:00 P.M. Travel Skills: Cruising     NHPBS

Setting sail on the Mediterranean, Rick explores the ins and outs and pros and cons of cruising.

Sun, Jul 21 10:30 P.M. Edinburgh     NH CREATE

Edinburgh is the historical and cultural heart of Scotland.

Mon, Jul 22 4:30 A.M. Edinburgh     NH CREATE

Edinburgh is the historical and cultural heart of Scotland.

Mon, Jul 22 4:00 P.M. Italy's Great Hill Towns     NH CREATE

Connoisseurs of Italy find that its quintessential charms survive in its classic hill towns.

Mon, Jul 22 7:30 P.M. The Best of Slovenia     NHPBS

Little Slovenia is the least visited and most underrated of Europe's alpine countries.

Tue, Jul 23 12:30 A.M. The Best of Slovenia     NHPBS

Little Slovenia is the least visited and most underrated of Europe's alpine countries.

Tue, Jul 23 4:00 P.M. Vienna     NH CREATE

In Europe's classiest capital we'll tiptoe through the palace of Maria Theresa and be dazzled by the Hapsburg crown jewels.

Tue, Jul 23 7:30 P.M. Granada, Cordoba, and Spain's Costa Del Sol     NHPBS

Andalucia's Moorish heritage sparkles in the historic capitals of Granada and Cordoba.

Wed, Jul 24 12:30 A.M. Granada, Cordoba, and Spain's Costa Del Sol     NHPBS

Andalucia's Moorish heritage sparkles in the historic capitals of Granada and Cordoba.

Wed, Jul 24 4:00 P.M. Salzburg and Surroundings     NH CREATE

The birthplace of Mozart - and everyone's Sound of Music fantasies - Salzburg is a Baroque jewel of a town.

Wed, Jul 24 10:30 P.M. Salzburg and Surroundings     NH CREATE

The birthplace of Mozart - and everyone's Sound of Music fantasies - Salzburg is a Baroque jewel of a town.

Thu, Jul 25 12:30 A.M. Andalucia, Gibraltar and Tangier     NHPBS

Exploring Andalucia, we experience the quintessence of Spanish culture.

Thu, Jul 25 4:30 A.M. Salzburg and Surroundings     NH CREATE

The birthplace of Mozart - and everyone's Sound of Music fantasies - Salzburg is a Baroque jewel of a town.

Thu, Jul 25 4:00 P.M. Rick Steves' Europe: The Making Of     NH CREATE

After 16 years and more than 100 travel shows, Rick and his crew take you behind the scenes to show you just how they produce this series.

Thu, Jul 25 7:30 P.M. Oslo     NHPBS

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.

Fri, Jul 26 12:30 A.M. Oslo     NHPBS

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.

Fri, Jul 26 4:00 P.M. Burgundy: Profound France     NH CREATE

Burgundy is a calm and cultivated corner of France, where nature is as sophisticated as the people.

Fri, Jul 26 7:30 P.M. Norway's West: Fjords, Mountains and Bergen     NHPBS

For Scandinavia's most thrilling sightseeing, we sail under towering fjord cliffs, hike on powerful glaciers, and find surviving traditions in remote farm hamlets.

Sat, Jul 27 12:30 A.M. Norway's West: Fjords, Mountains and Bergen     NHPBS

For Scandinavia's most thrilling sightseeing, we sail under towering fjord cliffs, hike on powerful glaciers, and find surviving traditions in remote farm hamlets.

Sat, Jul 27 9:00 A.M. Greece's Peloponnese     NH CREATE

Island getaways are fun, but the real heart of Greece is found in the Peloponnese Peninsula.

Sat, Jul 27 4:00 P.M. Glasgow and Scottish Passions     NH EXPLORE

Glasgow, once an industrial powerhouse, offers a fun look at Scotland's vibrantly gritty urban side - full of edgy street art, trendy dining, and the striking architecture of Charles Rennie Mackintosh.

Sat, Jul 27 6:00 P.M. Greek Islands: Santorini, Mykonos, and Rhodes     NHPBS

Rick island-hops through the Aegean, sampling three classic Greek getaways - Santorini, Mykonos, and Rhodes - and basking in their dramatic beauty.

Sat, Jul 27 9:00 P.M. Greece's Peloponnese     NH CREATE

Island getaways are fun, but the real heart of Greece is found in the Peloponnese Peninsula.

Sun, Jul 28 3:00 P.M. Greece's Peloponnese     NH CREATE

Island getaways are fun, but the real heart of Greece is found in the Peloponnese Peninsula.

Sun, Jul 28 5:30 P.M. Rome: Ancient Glory     NHPBS

Part one of three on the Eternal City, this episode resurrects the rubble and brings back to life the capital of the ancient world.

Sun, Jul 28 10:30 P.M. Italy's Great Hill Towns     NH CREATE

Connoisseurs of Italy find that its quintessential charms survive in its classic hill towns.

Mon, Jul 29 4:30 A.M. Italy's Great Hill Towns     NH CREATE

Connoisseurs of Italy find that its quintessential charms survive in its classic hill towns.

Mon, Jul 29 4:00 P.M. France's Dordogne     NH CREATE

The Dordogne River Valley with its dramatic castles, pre-historic cave paintings, and prized cuisine is an unforgettable blend of man-made and natural beauty.

Mon, Jul 29 7:30 P.M. Stockholm     NHPBS

Sweden's capital, confident and self-assured, glitters with souvenirs from the day when it ruled as a superpower.

Tue, Jul 30 4:00 P.M. Barcelona and Catalunya     NH CREATE

The creative spirit of Spain's Catalunya the land of Picasso, Gaudi and Salvador Dali is on a roll.

Tue, Jul 30 7:30 P.M. Helsinki and Tallinn: Baltic Sisters     NHPBS

The fascinating capitals of Finland and Estonia offer a chance to sample each country's history, art, and distinct love of life.

Wed, Jul 31 12:30 A.M. Helsinki and Tallinn: Baltic Sisters     NHPBS

The fascinating capitals of Finland and Estonia offer a chance to sample each country's history, art, and distinct love of life.

Wed, Jul 31 4:00 P.M. Little Europe: San Marino, Monaco, Vatican City, Liechtenstein, and Andorra     NH CREATE

Don't blink as we blitz through Europe's tiniest countries: Vatican City, the world's smallest country, comes with the planet's biggest church.

Wed, Jul 31 10:30 P.M. Little Europe: San Marino, Monaco, Vatican City, Liechtenstein, and Andorra     NH CREATE

Don't blink as we blitz through Europe's tiniest countries: Vatican City, the world's smallest country, comes with the planet's biggest church.

Thu, Aug 1 4:30 A.M. Little Europe: San Marino, Monaco, Vatican City, Liechtenstein, and Andorra     NH CREATE

Don't blink as we blitz through Europe's tiniest countries: Vatican City, the world's smallest country, comes with the planet's biggest church.

Thu, Aug 1 4:00 P.M. Great Swiss Cities: Luzern, Bern, Zurich and Lausanne     NH CREATE

In this episode we'll focus on an often overlooked side of Switzerland its urban charms.

Thu, Aug 1 7:30 P.M. Basque Country     NHPBS

The homeland of the proud and resiliant Basque people is split between France and Spain.


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