Rick Steves' Europe Video

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Rick Steves' Europe Video — a video podcast based on Rick's popular TV series — gives you a colorful look at the sights, people and history behind Europe's most interesting destinations. Visit http://www.ricksteves.com for more European travel info on these destinations.

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European Cheap Eats

Some of Europe's least-expensive foods are also its tastiest: pizza in Naples, Venetian cicchetti, barnacles in Portugal, Vienna's open-faced sandwiches, Turkish pide, and tapas in Spain. For European travel information, visit https://www.ricksteves.com.

9m
Aug 03
Museums of London

London offers visitors some of the world's most fascinating museums, including the British Museum, Churchill War Rooms, Tate Modern, and British Library. For European travel information, visit https://www.ricksteves.com.

11m
Jul 20
Highlands, Scotland: Glencoe

Glencoe's valley offers some of the Scottish Highlands' best scenery and hikes, and a good dose of history. For European travel information, visit https://www.ricksteves.com.

2m
Jul 06
Churches of Italy

Italy is home to iconic churches in Monreale and Siena, St. Mark's Basilica in Venice, and the grandest church on earth — St. Peter's Basilica in Rome. For European travel information, visit https://www.ricksteves.com.

10m
Jun 22
Chamonix, France: Tour du Mont Blanc

Tour du Mont Blanc circumnavigates Europe's highest peak. The accommodating trail is flexible — enjoyed by hikers with a wide range of abilities. For European travel information, visit https://www.ricksteves.com.

4m
Jun 08
Palaces of Spain

Rick tours the grand palaces of Spain including Alcázar, The Alhambra, El Escorial, and Madrid's Royal Palace. For European travel information, visit https://www.ricksteves.com.

10m
May 25
European Open-Air Museums

Rick visits some of Europe's great open-air folk museums in Norway, Sweden, and Denmark, plus England's Blists Hill Victorian Town. For European travel information, visit https://www.ricksteves.com.

6m
May 11
Ancient Ruins of Greece

In Greece, Rick visits Delos, Epidavros, the Sanctuary of Olympia, and Athens' Acropolis and Ancient Agora. For European travel information, visit https://www.ricksteves.com.

12m
Apr 27
Castles of Germany and Austria

Rick explores Rheinfels Castle, Burg Eltz, Hohensalzburg Fortress, "Mad" King Ludwig II's Hohenshwangau and Neuschwanstein Castles, and the ruins of Ehrenburg and Schlosskopf Castles. For European travel information, visit https://www.ricksteves.com.

11m
Apr 13
European Street Food

Rick tastes a variety of Europe's street food, including a gyro in Athens, pickled herring in Haarlem, a salted lemon drink in Sicily, and fresh frites in Bruges. For European travel information, visit https://www.ricksteves.com.

4m
Mar 30
Churches of England

Rick visits England's churches and cathedrals, from the folksy Church of St. Michael in the Cotswolds to London's royal Westminster Abbey. For European travel information, visit https://www.ricksteves.com.

8m
Mar 16
Museums of Paris

Rick tours the medieval Cluny Museum, covers the classics at the Louvre and Orsay, and ponders Impressionism at the Rodin Museum and Orangerie. For European travel information, visit https://www.ricksteves.com.

18m
Mar 02
European Markets

Rick tastes paprika and pickles in Budapest, eats like a local in Frankfurt, chats with the salesmen at Sicily's noisy Ballarò Market, and shops with a friend along the Rue Cler in Paris. For European travel information, visit https://www.ricksteves.com.

7m
Feb 16
Santorini, Greece: Idyllic Oia

The village of Oia is the quintessence of Greek Island charm: an idyllic ensemble of whitewashed houses and blue domes, all with striking viewpoints. For European travel information, visit https://www.ricksteves.com.

1m
Feb 02
Dolomites, Italy: Brenner Pass and Reifenstein Castle

The Brenner Pass zips drivers across the Alps in about 30 minutes to Reifenstein Castle, which offers an intimate look at medieval castle life. For European travel information, visit https://www.ricksteves.com.

4m
Jan 19
Glasgow, Scotland: Buchanan Street

Glasgow's busy Buchanan Street is the middle of a Z-shaped pedestrian boulevard nicknamed the "Golden Zed." With the top shops in town and a variety of street musicians, Buchanan Street has a lively vibe. For European travel information, visit https://www.ricksteves.com.

58s
Jan 05
Lauterbrunnen Valley, Switzerland: Alpine Beauty

Switzerland's Lauterbrunnen Valley is a textbook example of a glacier-shaped valley. Towering high above are the icy Jungfrau, Mönch, and Eiger peaks. At the base of the peaks, Kleine Scheidegg has hearty food for hikers and rustic 19th-century hotels. For European travel information, visit https://www.ricksteves.com.

2m
Dec 22, 2021
Lisbon, Portugal: Bairro Alto's Fado Bars

Fado is the folk music of Lisbon's rustic neighborhoods. Since the mid-1800s, it's been the Portuguese blues — mournfully beautiful and haunting ballads about lost sailors, broken hearts, and bittersweet romance. For European travel information, visit https://www.ricksteves.com.

1m
Dec 08, 2021
Chamonix, France: Mer de Glace Glacier

One of the world’s oldest mountain resorts, Chamonix has long made it easy for romantics to enjoy its alpine wonders—starting with a cogwheel train to the Mer de Glace glacier. Nowadays, visitors can stroll inside the “sea of ice” while noting poignant markers indicating how dramatically it’s shrinking. For European travel information, visit ricksteves.com.

2m
Nov 24, 2021
Cairo, Egypt: Chaotic Capital

Teeming Cairo, straddling the Nile, is the capital of Egypt and one of the leading cities of the Muslim world. With 20 million people, greater Cairo pulses with energy. For European travel information, visit ricksteves.com.

2m
Nov 10, 2021
Mykonos, Greece: Perfect Island Town

Mykonos is the epitome of a Greek island town — a seafront village crouched behind a sandy harbor, thickly layered with blinding white stucco, bright blue trim, and colorful bougainvillea. For more European travel information, visit ricksteves.com.

1m
Oct 27, 2021
Why We Travel: To Connect with Our World

Part 5 of 5, this clip celebrates how, by traveling thoughtfully, we can connect with different cultures and end up building bridges rather than walls. For more European travel information, visit ricksteves.com.

3m
Oct 13, 2021
Hall in Tirol, Austria: A Tirolean Evening

When traveling, it's easier than you think to find authentic cultural experiences. Join Rick at a family-run hotel in the Austrian town of Hall in Tirol for an evening of traditional Tirolean culture, from tasty spaetzle to rousing folk music and dancing. For more European travel information, visit ricksteves.com.

2m
Sep 29, 2021
Glasgow, Scotland: Popping in on a Traditional Session

In Glasgow's trendy West End, step into a pub for a traditional session — not a formal concert, but a casual gathering of musical friends. For the price of a beer, you'll get an evening of live music and good conversation. For more European travel information, visit ricksteves.com.

1m
Sep 15, 2021
Sintra, Portugal: The Pena Palace

The colorful Pena Palace, located in the town of Sintra, is the Versailles of Portugal. In the mid-19th century, the flamboyant Prince Ferdinand built this fantasy, mixing Gothic towers, Renaissance domes, Moorish minarets, and Disney playfulness. For more European travel information, visit ricksteves.com.

1m
Sep 01, 2021
Berner Oberland, Switzerland: The Jungfraujoch Station

In Switzerland's Berner Oberland region, a train takes visitors through mountain tunnels up to the highest railway station in Europe, the Jungfraujoch. At more than 11,000 feet, spectacular views of the Aletsch Glacier and majestic alpine peaks await, along with hiking paths, ice tunnels, and shops and restaurants. For more European travel information, visit ricksteves.com.

2m
Aug 18, 2021
Why We Travel: Like Pilgrims, to Learn and Grow

Part 4 of 5, this clip celebrates how on the road, like pilgrims, we can seek meaning, and how leaving home, we can learn more about ourselves. For more European travel information, visit ricksteves.com.

4m
Aug 04, 2021
Dolomites, Italy: Tirolean Culture and Alpine Adventures

The Dolomites, Italy's dramatic rocky rooftop, offer some of the best mountain thrills in Europe. Here, the region's Austrian history survives in a warm, blue-aproned, felt-hat-with-feathers way. The Tirolean village of Kastelruth is a good home base for your exploration of the Alpe di Siusi, Europe's largest alpine meadow. More info at ricksteves.com

6m
Jul 21, 2021
Egypt: Cruising the Nile

Taking a multi-day Nile cruise gives you a firsthand look at some of the famous river's most scenic stretches, with timeless slices of natural beauty and seemingly ancient scenes interrupted only by other boats. Travelers have few options other than to sit back, relax, and live at the pace of the Nile. More info at ricksteves.com

3m
Jul 07, 2021
Speyside, Scotland: The Heart of Whisky Country

Of the hundred or so whisky distilleries in Scotland, about half lie near the valley of the River Spey — making the area practically a pilgrimage for Scotch whisky aficionados. Step inside a distillery for an up-close look at the whisky making process. More info about travel to Scotland at ricksteves.com

3m
Jun 23, 2021