Rick Steves' Europe - Season 5

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PBS Premiered Sep 01, 2000 In Season

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  • 10/1/08
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    "Join Rick as he explores the most surprising and fascinating land he\'s ever visited: Iran. In a one-hour, ground-breaking travel special on public television, you\'ll discover the splendid monuments of Iran\'s rich and glorious past, learn more about the 20th-century story of this perplexing nation, and experience Iranian life today in its historic capital and in a countryside village. Most important, you\'ll meet the people of this nation whose government so exasperates our own.moreless
  • 1/30/09
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    Rick travels to Tehran, Shiraz, and Persepolis, where we get a rare look into architecture, art, faith, and everyday living in the reigons of Iran.
  • Istanbul
    Episode 12
    12/17/08
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    Rick takes us on a journey to the land where Europe comes face to face with Asia, where we get to visit the fragrant Spice Market, explore the the ancient capital of Byzantium, and get a glimpse at an authentic Turkish bath.
  • Rick explores the sights and sounds that lay beyond Copenhagen, such as an open air museum in Aarhus, a Viking ship museum in Roskilde, and the Isle of Aero's cobbled alleyways that are reminiscant of the world of Hans Christian Andersen.
  • Copenhagen
    Episode 10
    10
    Rick gives us a tour of what he dubs as the "the most fun-loving in Scandinavia", where we get a glimpse of the city's reminders of its Viking history, get a rare glimse of crown jewels in the palace treasury, and experience a time at the Tivoli Gardens.
  • 10
    Rick takes a journey to Greece's Peloponnese Peninsula, where he gives us a look at the ruins of Olympia, a remarkably preserved theater at Epidauros, and the ancient capital of Mycenae.
  • 10
    Rick gives us a tour of the must-see sites of Greece, such as the Parthenon, Agora, and amazing National Archaeological Museum, and also takes us on a side trip to the ruins of the mystical oracle at Delphi and the romantic Isle of Hydra.
  • Rick guides us through little known regions of the Czech Republic, where we get a glimpse of stinky cheese-tasting, river-rafting, and peat-bathing, and a remarkable memorial to the Holocaust.
  • 10
    Rick takes a journey to the crown jewel of the former Hapsburg Empire, where elegant gardens, great art and fine music are all in abundance.
  • Great Swiss Cities
    Episode 5
    10
    Rick visits the various cities that Switzerland has to offer, and gets to experience bell-ringing, white water rafting, and outstanding works of art.
  • Rick takes some quick tours through Vatican City, Monaco, San Marino, Liechtenstein, and Andorra.
  • Rick travels to the land of Picasso, Gaudi, and Salvador Dali, where he stops off at the Gothic Quarter, and takes a scenic side trip to mountaintop Montserrat.
  • Istanbul
    Episode 2
    10/1/08
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    "In Istanbul, we\'ll lose our way in the Grand Bazaar and munch our way through the famously fragrant Spice Market. We\'ll follow the fall of the ancient capital of Byzantium and the rise of Islam at the city\'s ancient wall, and wander among the treasures of the Hagia Sophia, Blue Mosque, and Topkapi Palace. To escape the city bustle, we\'ll cruise the churning waters of the Bosphorus, make friends over backgammon, and try a traditional Turkish bath.moreless
  • France's Dordogne
    Episode 2
    1/1/08
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    Rick takes a journey to Dordogne River Valley, which is filled with dramatic castles, evocative cave paintings, and prized cuisine. While there, Rick takes a canoe ride, visits a goose farm, wanders through a castle, and ambles through a quaint country market.
  • 10/5/08
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    Rick travels to Burgundy, where he visits a canal barge, a medieval hospice and a modern monastery. Also, since he's in Burgundy, he also gets to sample some fine wine from the reigon.
  • 10/1/08
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    "As we get to know Copenhagen, we\'ll discover reminders of its Viking history and see reflections today of its proudly independent ways. We\'ll stroll down Europe\'s first great pedestrian boulevard, ogle crown jewels in the palace treasury, and take a bike ride through an inspirational hippie squatter community, finishing at Copenhagen\'s full-time carnival, Tivoli Gardens.moreless
  • 10/1/08
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    "As we get to know Copenhagen, we\'ll discover reminders of its Viking history and see reflections today of its proudly independent ways. We\'ll stroll down Europe\'s first great pedestrian boulevard, ogle crown jewels in the palace treasury, and take a bike ride through an inspirational hippie squatter community, finishing at Copenhagen\'s full-time carnival, Tivoli Gardens.moreless
  • "Don\'t blink as we blitz through Europe\'s tiniest countries: Vatican City, the world\'s smallest country, comes with the planet\'s biggest church. The fairytale princedom of Monaco lures visitors with its fancy casino and glamorous views. Italy\'s last independent hill town of San Marino still looks formidable, as does the castle-guarded principality of Liechtenstein. And tiny Andorra entertains shoppers and hikers alike, surrounded by the rugged beauty of the Pyrenees.moreless
  • "Few travelers venture beyond Prague to experience the Czech Republic\'s many cultural riches and offbeat delights. We\'ll get you started with a whirlwind of Art Nouveau, local pub music, stinky cheese-tasting, river-rafting, and peat-bathing in places like Olomouc, Moravsky Krumlov, Trebon, and Konopiste. We\'ll also tour a remarkable memorial to the Holocaust in Terezen, and the charming castle town of Cesky Krumlov.moreless
  • 10/1/08
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    "In this episode, we\'ll focus on the often-overlooked cities of Switzerland—Luzern, Bern, Zurich, and Lausanne, enjoy the country\'s urban charms, get some exercise, enjoy eye-opening art, and ponder a few Swiss innovations, all before a backdrop of stunning natural beauty.
  • 10/1/08
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    "The Dordogne River Valley—with its dramatic castles, evocative cave paintings, and prized cuisine—is an unforgettable blend of man-made and natural beauty. We\'ll take an idyllic canoe ride, and then visit a goose farm and savor the foie gras. We\'ll also wander through a lamp-lit castle, enjoy a country market, and visit the Sistine Chapel of the prehistoric world. Then we head south to Albi, home of Toulouse Lautrec, and the imposing fortress city of Carcassonne.moreless
  • "Burgundy is a calm and cultivated corner of France, where fine living is intimately tied to nature and traditions run strong. We\'ll slow down to enjoy the region\'s edible, drinkable, scenic, and floatable delights. We\'ll travel on a canal barge, visit a medieval hospice and a modern monastery, build a barrel, appreciate fine Burgundy wine, slurp escargot, and eat very, very well. If you\'re looking for quintessential French culture, you\'ll find it in Burgundy.moreless
  • 10/1/08
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    "For centuries, Vienna was the crown jewel of the rich and powerful Habsburg Empire. A century after that empire\'s fall, the Viennese appreciate their imperial legacy as a cultural wellspring — and an excuse to live in style. We\'ll take in the city\'s wealth of elegant gardens, great art and fine music. Then we\'ll explore the city\'s surroundings, with a trip along the romantic Danube River and a hike through the breathtakingly Baroque Melk Abbey.moreless
  • 10/1/08
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    "After enjoying Greece\'s charming old port town of Nafplio, we\'ll time-trip through the ruins of Olympia, take center stage at the remarkably preserved theater at Epidauros, and explore the ancient capital of Mycenae. Then we\'ll wander off the beaten path along the rustic, rough-and-tumble Mani Peninsula, relax in the idyllic beach town of Kardymli, and marvel at Greece\'s Rock of Gibraltar: the fortress town of Monemvasia.moreless
  • 10/1/08
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    "The thriving capital of Greece sprawls out from the foot of its magnificent Acropolis. We\'ll tour the must-sees of ancient Athens: the Parthenon, Agora, and amazing National Archaeological Museum. We\'ll take the fast-paced pulse of the modern city, but waste no time getting to my favorite side-trip destinations: the ruins of the mystical oracle at Delphi and a fast boat to the romantic, traffic-free Isle of Hydra.moreless
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