Episodes
Rick Steves' Europe guidebook co-author (and foodie) Cameron Hewitt explains how food is a window into the culture, history, and landscape of a place...and it's delicious, too. Equal parts inspirational and informative, this travel talk explains how food and culture are interrelated, and how age-old European food concepts have become newly trendy stateside. Cameron also offers practical tips on how to find memorable restaurants, navigate European dining and drinking customs, track down...
Published 09/28/18
Published 09/28/18
In this travel talk, Rick Steves' Europe travel expert Rich Earl describes Portugal's top stops — from lively Lisbon to second city Porto, from college town Coimbra to rustic Évora, and from the vineyards of the Douro Valley to the beaches of the Algarve — and explains practical travel skills for visiting Portugal, including advice on eating, sleeping, getting around, and more. Visit http://www.ricksteves.com for more European travel information.
Published 09/21/18
Planning a European trip by rail can feel daunting. In this travel talk, Rick Steves' Europe rail expert Gretchen Strauch explains all you need to know about Europe's railways. Visit http://www.ricksteves.com for more European travel information.
Published 09/14/18
In this travel talk, Rick Steves' Europe travel expert Julia Reams-Giersch describes Scotland's top stops — from the cities of Edinburgh and Glasgow, to the nearby sights of Stirling and St. Andrews, to the rugged Highlands near Inverness and the lovely islands near Oban and the west coast — and explains practical travel skills, including pointers on sleeping, eating, and transportation. Visit http://www.ricksteves.com for more European travel information.
Published 09/07/18
In this travel talk, Rick Steves' Europe co-author and tour guide Sarah Murdoch describes Sicily's top stops — from Palermo to Catania, from Trapani to Taormina, and from sandy beaches to the steamy summit of Mount Etna — and explains practical travel skills, including how to dive into Sicily's unique cuisine and fine wines. Sarah also offers tips on Sicily's top ancient sights, its easygoing hill towns, its dynamic street markets, and surviving its sometimes-intense cities. Visit...
Published 08/31/18
Teacher and travel expert Gretchen Strauch offers a crash course for travelers going to Germany. You'll learn how to pronounce German words, master some key phrases every traveler should know, and better understand how Germany's language is tied to its culture. Visit http://www.ricksteves.com for more European travel information.
Published 07/27/18
Teacher and travel expert Trish Feaster offers a crash course for travelers going to Spain. You'll learn how to pronounce Spanish words, master some key phrases every traveler should know, and better understand how Spain's language is tied to its culture. Visit http://www.ricksteves.com for more European travel information.
Published 07/20/18
Teacher and tour guide Trish Feaster has designed this French language class just for travelers — with exactly what you need to know for practical, smooth travels in France. You'll learn how to pronounce French words, master some key phrases every traveler should know, and better understand how France's language is tied to its culture.
Published 07/13/18
Teacher and travel expert Trish Feaster offers a crash course for travelers going to Italy. You'll learn how to pronounce Italian words, master some key phrases every traveler should know, and better understand how Italy's language is tied to its culture. Visit http://www.ricksteves.com for more European travel information.
Published 07/06/18
Teacher and travel expert Trish Feaster offers a crash course for travelers going to Italy. You'll learn how to pronounce Italian words, master some key phrases every traveler should know, and better understand how Italy's language is tied to its culture. Visit http://www.ricksteves.com for more European travel information.
Published 06/01/18
In this travel talk, Cameron Hewitt shares tips for traveling in Iceland — whether for 24 hours or 2 weeks. (Filmed March 17, 2018.)
Published 05/25/18
In this travel class, Rick Steves' Europe travel consultant Kevin Williams explains how your smartphone or tablet can enhance your trip — including helpful travel apps, tips for avoiding high roaming fees, and what to ask your service provider. (Filmed January 9, 2016.)
Published 11/17/17
In this lecture, Rick Steves describes how art styles follow the march of history: In the 1800s Neoclassical artists celebrate democracy while passionate Romantics champion the individual; the 20th century brings two World Wars, ideological turmoil, and equally wild art; and finally, Rick brings you right up to date with the birth of the European Union and the vibrant world of Europe today. Visit http://www.ricksteves.com for more European travel information.
Published 10/20/17
In this lecture, Rick Steves describes how Europe explodes with new ideas in religion, exploration, and politics, resulting in some of the Western world’s greatest art treasures. Visit http://www.ricksteves.com for more European travel information.
Published 09/22/17
In this lecture, Rick Steves describes how Europe pieces itself back together after Rome shatters into a thousand kingdoms in A.D. 500. Visit http://www.ricksteves.com for more European travel information.
Published 08/24/17
In this travel class, Rick Steves guidebook co-author Cameron Hewitt shares a port-by-port rundown of the top Mediterranean cruise destinations. Visit http://www.ricksteves.com for more European travel information.
Published 07/24/17
In this travel talk, Rick Steves guidebook co-author Cameron Hewitt shares a port-by-port rundown of the top Northern European cruise destinations. Visit http://www.ricksteves.com for more European travel information.
Published 06/26/17
In this talk, Rick Steves guidebook co-author Cameron Hewitt provides a wide range of advice for first-time cruisers, including the factors to weigh when choosing and booking a cruise, how to approach all the optional add-ons, and practical travel skills for enjoying your time both on the ship and in port. Visit http://www.ricksteves.com for more European travel information.
Published 05/26/17
In this travel class, Rick Steves' Europe travel consultant Kevin Williams suggests the best strategy for experiencing Iceland on a brief stopover in Reykjavik, including side-trips to the Blue Lagoon, Golden Circle, and hiking on a glacier.
Published 05/05/17
In this travel lecture, Rick Steves shares his personal experience traveling through Israel and Palestine and filming his one-hour TV special "Rick Steves' The Holy Land." Visit http://www.ricksteves.com for more European travel information.
Published 03/24/17
In this travel talk, Rick Steves helps us understand Switzerland, one of Europe's richest, best organized, most diverse and expensive countries. We'll explore the breathtaking Swiss Alps, cruise Lake Geneva, and experience other charming Swiss villages and scenic lakes. Visit http://www.ricksteves.com for more European travel information.
Published 02/24/17
In this travel talk, Rick Steves describes traveling in Spain from gawking at astounding architecture and rambling down the Ramblas in Barcelona to eating tasty tapas and visiting top museums in Madrid to exploring southern Spain's Granada, Sevilla, and the whitewashed hill towns of Andalucía. Visit http://www.ricksteves.com for more European travel information.
Published 02/17/17
In this travel talk, Rick Steves describes Scotland's rich culture and history as we visit windswept St. Andrews; an island distillery; Inverness in the Highlands; Lochs Ness, Garry and Lomond; the Isle of Skye; dramatic Glencoe and Bannockburn; seaside Oban; spiritual Isle of Iona; and the craggy castles of Edinburgh, Cawdor, Urquhart, and Eilean Donan. Visit http://www.ricksteves.com for more European travel information.
Published 02/10/17
In this travel class, Rick Steves explores the diversity of Europe's Nordic countries from agricultural Denmark, to industrial Sweden, to fjord-splintered Norway. Along the way, we'll visit a salty fishing island, frolic in fjord country, and compare the capitals in Copenhagen, Oslo, Stockholm and Helsinki. Visit http://www.ricksteves.com for more European travel information.
Published 02/04/17