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Rick Steves' Europe

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//player.pbs.org/partnerplayer/C8-Ib-3xsZcLgUb67wpY7w==/?topbar=false&end=0&endscreen=true&start=0&autoplay=false We'll learn how to get the most out of a cruise by planning, avoiding lines, and eating quick meals on the go. And along with the joys of cruising, we'll consider the downsides. /episodes/get/86174 /episode/86174 Travel Skills: Cruising /episode-player/86174

Setting sail on the Mediterranean, Rick explores the ins and outs and pros and cons of cruising. He learns how to get the most out of a cruise, and exercises his independence to make smart use of limited time on shore by planning well, avoiding lines, and eating quick-but-local meals on the go. Along with the joys and efficiencies of cruising, Rick considers the downsides, including the inevitable congestion and commercialism that comes with mass tourism.

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Sun, 11/04/2018 - 02:00
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//player.pbs.org/partnerplayer/e-WnfTEKA9Iwra0ZSt4aiA==/?topbar=false&end=0&endscreen=true&start=0&autoplay=false Let's dance on the beach at Nazare, marvel Batalha's abbey, revel with students in Coimbra, savor port wine, and get to know Portugal's fascinating second city of Porto. /episodes/get/85862 /episode/85862 Portugal's Heartland /episode-player/85862

Portugal has an oversized history, fascinating culture, and boatloads of sardines. Saving the capital city of Lisbon for another episode, Rick dances on the beach at Nazare, marvels at a medieval abbey in Batalha, visits a royal library and revels with university students in Coimbra, savors port wine with the people who made it along the Douro River, and gets to know Portugal's gritty and fascinating second city, Porto.

Air date:
Sun, 10/28/2018 - 04:00
WGBY 57/HD
Sun Dec 15th, 10:30am
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//player.pbs.org/partnerplayer/t_XQyIb9zK0wmoIEESDrAA==/?topbar=false&end=0&endscreen=true&start=0&autoplay=false We'll stroll Lisbon's waterfront and back lanes, and hear some soulful fado music. Then we'll head over to Sintra to explore its fanciful castles and ramparts with grand views. /episodes/get/85661 /episode/85661 Lisbon /episode-player/85661

Lisbon, built with the riches of Portugal's New World discoveries, has a rustic charm. Great navigators are remembered. Rick eats lots of cod, enjoys pastries hot out of the oven, strolls the city's back lanes and its reinvigorated waterfront, marvels at an exquisite church built with spice taxes, and listens to some soulful fado music. Then he takes a side-trip to Sintra to explore the fanciful castles of Portuguese royalty and climbs hilltop ramparts with grand views.

Air date:
Sun, 10/21/2018 - 04:00
WGBY 57/HD
Sun Dec 8th, 10:30am
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//player.pbs.org/partnerplayer/3LmMDQ8xLBPkAfVfU7Yujg==/?topbar=false&end=0&endscreen=true&start=0&autoplay=false At Oxford and Cambridge, we'll see where kings and prime ministers studied. Then we'll wander through Blenheim Palace and visit the Industrial Revolution at Ironbridge Gorge. /episodes/get/85471 /episode/85471 The Heart of England /episode-player/85471

The heartland of England has sights that put the "Great" in Britain - its venerable universities, its royal heritage, and reminders of its industrial might. At Oxford and Cambridge, see where kings and prime ministers studied. At Blenheim Palace - Winston Churchill's birthplace - Rick connects with English aristocracy. At Ironbridge Gorge, he fires up memories of the Industrial Revolution. And all along the way, Rick drives on the left and polishes his pub etiquette.

Air date:
Sun, 10/14/2018 - 04:00
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//player.pbs.org/partnerplayer/_sWlQKIi3L9J7-hZb7F1Og==/?topbar=false&end=0&endscreen=true&start=0&autoplay=false In this one-hour special, Rick Steves travels back a century to learn how fascism rose and then fell in Europe — taking millions of people with it. He traces fascism’s history from its roots in the turbulent aftermath of World War I, when masses of angry people rose up, to the rise of charismatic... /episodes/get/86427 /episode/86427 The Story of Fascism in Europe /episode-player/86427

Rick Steves travels back a century to learn how fascism rose and then fell in Europe

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Sun, 09/09/2018 - 04:00
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//player.pbs.org/partnerplayer/_KBPnzYF5JpAp_q44NyYgQ==/?topbar=false&end=0&endscreen=true&start=0&autoplay=false Rick travels throughout the Continent celebrating the top 10 festivals, each one rich with tradition, great food and fun. In Spain, Rick runs the bulls in Pamplona and dances with locals at the April Fair in Seville. He also dons a mask in Venice for Carnival, which first began in 1162, and cheers... /episodes/get/86732 /episode/86732 European Festivals /episode-player/86732

In this first of two episodes on Europe's greatest festivals, Rick cheers with the masses at Siena's crazy Palio horse race, tosses a caber at a Scottish Highland Games, dons a mask for Carnevale in Venice, and celebrates Easter in Greece. Dropping in on some of the Continent's top parties, he discovers that each one is a celebration of traditional culture, and all of them are full of opportunities to sing and dance, feast on traditional food, and party with locals.

Air date:
Sat, 10/14/2017 - 22:01
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