Europe

SAMANTHA BROWN’S PLACES TO LOVE
Rhine River Cruise

SAMANTHA BROWN’S PLACES TO LOVE: Rhine River Cruise

 

Samantha’s epic cruise along the Rhine River includes a stop at Freiburg, Germany, which is the gateway to the Black Forest; Strasbourg, France and the Petite France neighborhood, and the iconic Heidelberg Castle.

 

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RICK STEVES’ EUROPE
Greek Islands: Santorini, Mykonos and Rhodes

RICK STEVES’ EUROPE: Greek Islands: Santorini, Mykonos and Rhodes

 

We’ll island-hop through the Aegean, sampling three classic Greek getaways — Santorini, Mykonos, and Rhodes — and basking in their dramatic beauty. We’ll tour ancient ruins, trace the vestiges of the Crusaders, sample rustic cuisine, savor classic Greek-island views, and compare beaches — from the ultimate party beach to idyllic quiet hideaways. And we’ll see how a cruise ship can be an efficient way to link up great island stopovers.

 

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NOVA
Secrets of the Shining Knight

NOVA: Secrets of the Shining Knight

 

Discover what it was like to be a knight in shining armor and follow the historic armor manufacturing process. Join master armorers as they re-engineer Greenwich armor – considered some of the greatest armor ever made – and then put it to the test.

 

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RICK STEVES’ SPECIAL
European Festivals, Part 1 of 2

RICK STEVES' SPECIAL: European Festivals, Part 1 of 2

 

In this first of two episodes on Europe’s greatest festivals, we’ll cheer with the masses at Siena’s crazy Palio horse race, toss a caber at a Scottish Highland Games, don a mask for Carnevale in Venice, and celebrate Easter in Greece. Dropping in on some of the Continent’s top parties, we discover 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.

 

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RICK STEVES’ EUROPE
Travel Skills: Cruising

RICK STEVES’ EUROPE: Travel Skills: Cruising | Rick Steves Photo

 

Setting sail on the Mediterranean, we’ll explore the ins and outs and pros and cons of cruising. We’ll learn how to get the most out of a cruise and exercise our 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, we’ll consider the downsides, including the inevitable congestion and commercialism that comes with mass tourism.

 

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RICK STEVES’ SPECIAL:
European Easter

RICK STEVES’ SPECIAL: EUROPEAN EASTER

 

Taking you on a spring journey through Spain, Slovenia, Switzerland, Italy, and Greece, “Rick Steves’ European Easter” celebrates this 2,000-year-old story in a variety of cultures. You’ll feel the emotion of this special time as the Passion of Christ unfolds during Holy Week. We’ll join Andalusians carrying parade floats, Greek priests tossing showers of flower petals, and villagers blessing olive branches, plus feasting, fireworks, and more. Exploring a rich and fascinating mix of traditions — from its pagan roots to its glorious finale — “Rick Steves’ European Easter” sheds new light on this timeless holiday.

 

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MARGARET:
The Rebel Princess, Part 2 of 2

MARGARET: The Rebel Princess, Part 2 of 2

 

Peek in on Princess Margaret and Antony Armstrong-Jones at the start of their married life. They’re happy to ride the wave of a cultural and sexual revolution that’s transforming Britain, but a more open society may spell trouble for the monarchy.

 

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SAMANTHA BROWN’S PLACES TO LOVE
Lake Geneva and the Valais, Switzerland

SAMANTHA BROWN'S PLACES TO LOVE: Lake Geneva and the Valais, Switzerland

 

Switzerland has a beauty that goes unmatched. Mountains, shimmering lakes, vibrant cities, terraced vineyards… all housed in a small but mighty country. Switzerland is also home to some of the friendliest people on the planet, and getting to know those behind Swiss traditions and treasures is well worth it. Here’s why Lake Geneva and the Valais Region are places to love.

 

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RICK STEVES’ EUROPE
Portugal’s Heartland

RICK STEVES' EUROPE: Portugal's Heartland

 

Leaving Lisbon for the countryside, we eat barnacles in a salty old fishing town, march with pilgrims on the anniversary of a miracle, ponder the local Romeo and Juliet, sample university life, and rummage through the riches of Portugal’s Golden Age.

 

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