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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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WGBY 57/HD
Sun Oct 21st, 11:30am
Sun Oct 21st, 5:30pm
Mon Oct 22nd, 7:30pm

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.

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Sun, 10/28/2018 - 04:00
WGBY 57/HD
Sun Oct 14th, 11:30am
Sun Oct 14th, 5:30pm
Mon Oct 15th, 7:30pm
Tue Oct 16th, 12:30am
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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.

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Sun, 10/21/2018 - 04:00
WGBY 57/HD
Sun Oct 7th, 11:30am
Sun Oct 7th, 5:30pm
Mon Oct 8th, 7:30pm
Tue Oct 9th, 12:30am
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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

Air date:
Sun, 09/09/2018 - 04:00
WGBY 57/HD
Thu Nov 8th, 7:30pm
Fri Nov 9th, 12:30am

Arcing along the southeast coast of England, Rick travels from Canterbury (with its famous cathedral) to Dover (stoutly fortified from Roman times to the Battle of Britain). Then he hikes the trails that top the towering chalk cliffs of the South Downs, wander into the beachy resort of Brighton (England's Coney Island), and push on to Portsmouth, whose naval heritage has left it with the best collection of historic sailing ships anywhere.

Air date:
Tue, 01/31/2017 - 12:00
WGBY 57/HD
Tue Oct 30th, 7:30pm
Wed Oct 31st, 12:30am

Bulgaria, so mysterious to most Americans, has a vivid identity as a crossroads of the Balkans. Rick traces the country's complex history, from ancient Thracian tombs to medieval Orthodox Christian monasteries to Soviet monuments. And he enjoys an intimate taste of contemporary culture: the yellow brick road of Sofia; the gregarious craftspeople of the medieval capital, Veliko Tarnovo; and the thriving pedestrian zones of cosmopolitan Plovdiv.

Air date:
Fri, 01/13/2017 - 12:00
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