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Rick Steves' Europe

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.

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//player.pbs.org/partnerplayer/e2S5RuGTPa2LpEB_jreIKQ==/?topbar=false&end=0&endscreen=true&start=0&autoplay=false Starting in vibrantly gritty Glasgow, we'll tap into Scottish passions as we tour Stirling Castle, have a wee dram on the Speyside Whisky Trail, and watch a sheepdog demonstration. /episodes/get/89107 /episode/89107 Glasgow and Scottish Passions /episode-player/89107

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. Leaving town, Rick taps into Scottish passions as he tours historic Stirling Castle, enjoys a bagpiping lesson, samples a dram at the land's most beloved distilleries on the Speyside Whisky Trail, and struggles to lift the Manhood Stone at a Highland Games.

Air date:
Sun, 12/30/2018 - 02:00
WGBY 57/HD
Wed Aug 28th, 7:30pm
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//player.pbs.org/partnerplayer/5JNQNX0zyugVJK4unFX7_A==/?topbar=false&end=0&endscreen=true&start=0&autoplay=false On the windswept Isles of Iona and Skye we'll wander through Iron Age forts and a venerable distillery. Then we'll set sail for Orkney's 20th-century wartime harbor at Scapa Flow. /episodes/get/88955 /episode/88955 Scotland's Islands /episode-player/88955

Rick begins on the tranquil Isle of Iona, where Christianity first reached the shores of Scotland, and nearby Staffa, with a lovable puffin colony. Then he visits another of the Inner Hebrides, road-tripping across the Isle of Skye, where he explores Iron Age forts, thatched crofter huts, and the dramatic Trotternish Peninsula. Finally, he sails to Orkney - more Nordic than Celtic - with its stony remnants of a thriving Iron Age civilization and evocative reminders of the 20th-century wartime harbor at Scapa Flow.

Air date:
Sun, 12/23/2018 - 02:00
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//player.pbs.org/partnerplayer/9MaVNsn9zX_kOqCTWxGCmQ==/?topbar=false&end=0&endscreen=true&start=0&autoplay=false We'll visit Glencoe, Inverness, the Culloden battlefield — and keep our eyes peeled at Loch Ness — as we work up an appetite for modern Scottish cuisine and traditional folk music. /episodes/get/88863 /episode/88863 Scotland's Highlands /episode-player/88863

The Highlands stoke kilted dreams of Scotland...where legends of Bonnie Prince Charlie swirl around lonely castles. Rick visits the "Weeping Glen" of Glencoe, bustling Inverness, and the battlefield at Culloden. Then he makes a pilgrimage to the spiritual capital of a major clan, and goes prehistoric at Stone Age burial grounds and Iron Age island forts. Venturing along the Caledonian Canal and watching for Nessie at Loch Ness, Rick watches a sheepdog demonstration and enjoys traditional folk music.

Air date:
Sun, 12/16/2018 - 02:00
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//player.pbs.org/partnerplayer/A--fGn7ZYzwe66MZv1lCUw==/?topbar=false&end=0&endscreen=true&start=0&autoplay=false We'll dine at the fisherman's harbor in Cefalù, ponder the ancient Greeks in Siracusa, commune with monks in a Capuchin crypt, and eat our way through a classic Sicilian banquet. /episodes/get/88835 /episode/88835 Sicilian Delights /episode-player/88835

Sicily serves up a full-bodied and tasty travel experience. Rick dines on fresh seafood at the fisherman's harbor in Cefalù, ponders ancient Greek greatness in Siracusa, communes with monks - alive and departed - in a Capuchin crypt, sleeps in an olive orchard at an agriturismo, and eats his way through a classic Sicilian banquet with a famous chef.

Air date:
Sun, 12/09/2018 - 02:00
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//player.pbs.org/partnerplayer/SOf5brakGnOvKju7GaasdA==/?topbar=false&end=0&endscreen=true&start=0&autoplay=false Let's celebrate Sevilla's April Fair and Bastille Day in Paris, run with the bulls at Pamplona, party at Oktoberfest, and celebrate Christmas in Nürnberg and the Swiss Alps. /episodes/get/87089 /episode/87089 European Festivals II /episode-player/87089

In this second of two episodes on Europe's greatest festivals, 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. With the entire Continent as his playground, fun is his mission.

Air date:
Sun, 11/25/2018 - 02:00
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//player.pbs.org/partnerplayer/5vuHYWEk1ORe4v68w6wFFw==/?topbar=false&end=0&endscreen=true&start=0&autoplay=false Island-hopping to Santorini, Mykonos, and Rhodes, we’ll tour ancient ruins, sample rustic cuisine and compare beaches. And we'll see how cruising lets you do this efficiently. /episodes/get/86333 /episode/86333 Travel Skills: Greek Islands: Santorini, Mykonos and Rhodes /episode-player/86333

Rick island-hops through the Aegean, sampling three classic Greek getaways - Santorini, Mykonos, and Rhodes - and basking in their dramatic beauty. He tours ancient ruins, traces the vestiges of the Crusaders, samples rustic cuisine, savors classic Greek-island views, and compares beaches - from the ultimate party beach to idyllic quiet hideaways. And he shows how a cruise ship can be an efficient way to link up great island stopovers.

Air date:
Sun, 11/11/2018 - 02:00
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