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81.

Rick Steves' Europe [electronic resource]: Highlights of Paris - Eiffel and Monet to Crème Brulée

Join the host, writer and producer of the popular public television series, Rick Steves' Europe, as Rick packs the best of Paris into one episode. We scale the Eiffel Tower, then savor classic treats - from steak tartare to crème brulée. We marvel at Monet, Manet and company in the stunning Orsay Gallery. Tracing the sad steps of Marie Antoinette, we relive French history from its bloody revolution to its extravagant belle epoch.
Online
2004
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Rick Steves' Europe [electronic resource]: Belgium - Bruges and Brussels

Belgium is a land of contrasts. Take a special guided tour away from tourist-trampled routes with European travel expert, TV host, and best-selling author, Rick Steves. From the powerhouse headquarters of the European Union and Europe's grandest square in big-city Brussels, we go quaint with delicate lace and back lane bike rides in small-town Bruges. We check into a medieval hospital, savor the exquisite art of Memling, and climb a bell tower to get up close and fortissimo at a carillon concert. Then passionate chefs - creators of French fries and Europe's finest chocolate - give us a taste of their art.
Online
2004
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Rick Steves' Europe [electronic resource]: Provence - Legendary Light, Wind, and Wine

Provence, known for its soft light and fierce wind, is as loved by Americans as it is by the sun. Become a "temporary local" and discover the hidden treasures of this magical land with best-selling author and travel expert, Rick Steves. We climb Roman ruins in Nimes, explore a papal palace in Avignon, and savor vivid views immortalized by van Gogh in Arles. Crossing acres of wispy vineyards, we explore the Côtes du Rhone and more wonders of the South of France.
Online
2004
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Rick Steves' Europe [electronic resource]: French Riviera - Uniquely Chic

A longtime favorite escape of Europe's elite, the Riviera coastline still sparkles with yachts. Come along with European travel expert, Rick Steves, as we follow in the footsteps of 19th-century aristocrats along Monaco's harbor and Nice's promenade des Anglais. Then we visit the picturesque, artist hangouts of Chagall, Matisse and Picasso.
Online
2004
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Rick Steves' Europe [electronic resource]: Poland Rediscovered - Krakow, Auschwitz, and Warsaw

Poland is ready to be rediscovered as the old "east" transforms itself into the new heart of Europe. Be on the cutting-edge with European travel expert and best-selling author, Rick Steves. Explore Krakow, with its bubbly Baroque and cobbled charm, is emerging as the exciting "next Prague." Nearby, a visit to Auschwitz teaches us a timeless, soul-searching lesson. Systematically destroyed during World War II, Warsaw is a lively, thriving capital once again.
Online
2004
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Rick Steves' Europe [electronic resource]: Budapest - the Best of Hungary

Budapest, once Vienna's partner in ruling the Austro-Hungarian empire, feels like the capital of Eastern Europe. It's actually two cities - busy Pest and noble Buda - straddling the Danube and laced together by mighty bridges. Explore this charming metropolis with the host, writer and producer of the popular public television series, Rick Steves' Europe. Rick remarks how capitalism has taken hold with gusto as shopping boulevards thrive and stone Lenins and cast iron Stalins litter a theme park at the edge of town. Today Gypsy orchestras feature smoking violins, venerable mineral baths are the rage, and 19th-century coffeehouses enjoy a renaissance.
Online
2005
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Rick Steves' Europe [electronic resource]: Lisbon and the Algarve

Experiencing the best of Portugal, join European travel expert and best-selling author, Rick Steves, as we start in Lisbon, a ramshackle mix of glorious old and fun-loving new. Salty sailors' quarters and wistful Fado singers mix with ornate architecture to recall the glory days when Vasco da Gama and Magellan made Portugal a world power. Then we head for the south coast of your travel dreams - the Algarve. We explore the Land's End of Europe - windy and historic Cape Sagres before savoring pristine beaches and arm-wrestling octopi in the sleepy fishing village of Salema.
Online
2005
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Rick Steves' Europe [electronic resource]: Sevilla

Sevilla is the flamboyant city of Carmen and Don Juan. It's where bullfighting is still politically correct and where little girls dream of growing up to become flamenco dancers. Become a "temporary local" and discover the hidden treasures of this Spanish gem with best-selling author and travel expert, Rick Steves. Sevilla has soul - and we feel it in its lacy Moorish palace, massive cathedral, lavish royal tombs, labyrinthine Jewish quarter, and its people-filled streets. After munching tasty tapas, we head south for Andalusia's ultimate whitewashed hilltown, Arcos de la Frontera.
Online
2005
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Rick Steves' Europe [electronic resource]: England's Bath and York

Medieval York and Georgian Bath - easy side-trips from London - pack an exciting pair of sightseeing punches. Explore these historic cities with the host, writer and producer of the popular public television series, Rick Steves' Europe. Rick explores Roman hot springs, cruise quiet canals, marvel at England's finest Gothic church, and get a surprising dose of Viking history as we enjoy England's easy urban delights.
Online
2006
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Rick Steves' Europe [electronic resource]: Edinburgh

Edinburgh is the historical and cultural heart of Scotland. Take a special guided tour away from tourist-trampled routes with European travel expert, TV host, and best-selling author, Rick Steves. Rick explores the castle, peeks at the new parliament, dabbles in the local literature, sips a little Scotch, gets wrapped up in a kilt, and then stows away on Her Majesty's Yacht Britannia.
Online
2006
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Rick Steves' Europe [electronic resource]: Naples and Pompeii

Naples is Italy in the extreme. Take a special guided tour away from tourist-trampled routes with European travel expert, TV host, and best-selling author, Rick Steves. We'll prowl backstreet fish markets, dodge fast-moving Vespas, and dine on pizza where it was invented. We'll climb with Rick to the top of nearby Mount Vesuvius, then wander down through the amazing ruins of Pompeii, the Roman town it destroyed.
Online
2006
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Rick Steves' Europe [electronic resource]: Vienna

Come along with travel expert, Rick Steves, to Europe's classiest capital, Vienna. We'll tiptoe through the palace of Maria Theresa and be dazzled by the Hapsburg crown jewels. Then we'll picnic on the Danube, nibble strudel in an old world cafe, blush at slinky Art Nouveau, and waltz to the three-four beat of Johann Strauss.
Online
2007
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Rick Steves' Europe [electronic resource]: Burgundy - Profoundly French

Burgundy is a calm and cultivated corner of France where fine living is intimately tied to nature and traditions run strong. Take a special guided tour away from tourist-trampled routes with European travel expert, TV host, and best-selling author, Rick Steves. 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.
Online
2008
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Rick Steves' Europe [electronic resource]: Barcelona and Catalunya

The creative spirit of Spain's Catalunya - the land of Picasso, Gaudi, and Salvador Dali - is on a roll. Come along with the host, writer and producer of the popular public television series, Rick Steves' Europe, as Rick gets caught up in the festivity of Barcelona, enjoying the vibrant street scenes, tasty tapas, and pedestrian-friendly Gothic Quarter. Then we'll take a scenic side trip to mountaintop Montserrat, and finish with an artist's pilgrimage along the Costa Brava to Salvador Dali country. In seaside Cadaques, we'll visit Dali's home, and in nearby Figures, we'll experience his playfully surreal mausoleum/museum.
Online
2008
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Rick Steves' Europe [electronic resource]: Great Swiss Cities

In this episode, host, writer and producer of the popular public television series, Rick Steves' Europe, focuses on an often-overlooked side of Switzerland - Luzern, Bern, Zurich, and Lausanne. Enjoying the country's urban charms, join Rick as we get some exercise, from ringing a very big bell to doing a little river rafting - without the raft. We'll also enjoy a variety of eye-opening art, from Chagall and Klee to pieces created by inmates of an asylum. Then we'll ponder a few Swiss innovations, from their open-minded drug policies to their hush-hush underground arsenals. And it's all before a backdrop of Switzerland's stunning natural beauty.
Online
2008
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Rick Steves' Europe [electronic resource]: Athens and Side Trips

The thriving capital of Greece sprawls out from the foot of its magnificent Acropolis. Become a "temporary local" and discover the hidden treasures of Athens with best-selling author and travel expert, Rick Steves. 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 Rick's favorite side-trip destinations: the ruins of the mystical oracle at Delphi and a fast boat to the romantic, traffic-free Isle of Hydra.
Online
2008
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Rick Steves' Europe [electronic resource]: Copenhagen

Denmark's capital is the most fun-loving in Scandinavia. As we get to know Copenhagen with the host, writer and producer of the popular public television series, Rick Steves' Europe, 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 with Rick, 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.
Online
2008
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Rick Steves' Europe [electronic resource]: Istanbul

Where Europe comes face to face with Asia, we'll explore the fascinating, multilayered city of Istanbul. Take a special guided tour away from tourist-trampled routes with European travel expert, TV host, and best-selling author, Rick Steves. 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.
Online
2008
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Rick Steves' Europe [electronic resource]: Granada, Cordoba, and Spain's Costa del Sol

Andalucía's Moorish heritage sparkles in the historic capitals of Granada and Cordoba. And the pride of the Reconquista and the power of Queen Isabel and King Ferdinand enliven the region's great sights. Come along with European travel expert, Rick Steves, as we taste the smooth sherry and marvel at prancing stallions, to find the passion in Andalucían culture. And we top it off with fun in the Spanish sun on the Costa del Sol.
Online
2010
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Rick Steves' Europe [electronic resource]: Andalucía, Gibraltar, and Tangier

Join European travel expert and best-selling author, Rick Steves, to experience the quintessence of Spanish culture in Andalucía. Starting up high, in Spain's whitewashed hill towns, we roll down to the coast to enjoy the windsurfing mecca of Tarifa. Then we catch a bit of Britain on the Rock of Gibraltar, and sail to Africa for a Moroccan finale in Tangier.
Online
2010