Rick Steves' Europe

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Rick Steves' Europe
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GenreTravel documentary
Created byRick Steves
Presented byRick Steves
Theme music composerJerry Frank
Country of originUnited States
Original languageEnglish
No. of seasons11
No. of episodes137 (list of episodes)
Production
ProducerSimon Griffith
Running time25 minutes
Production companies
DistributorAmerican Public Television
Release
Original networkSyndication
Original releaseSeptember 3, 2000 (2000-09-03) –
present
Chronology
Preceded byTravels in Europe with Rick Steves
External links
Production website

Rick Steves' Europe is an American travel documentary television program created and hosted by Rick Steves. In each episode, he travels to the continent of Europe, documenting his experiences along the way.

The show is produced by Oregon Public Broadcasting and distributed by American Public Television. It premiered on September 3, 2000; since then a total of 11 seasons and 137 episodes have been produced and broadcast in syndication.[1]

Season 10's filming began in September 2017, and it began airing on October 6, 2018[2][3][4][5] with an hour-long special about Mediterranean cruises that aired in February 2019.

Episodes[edit]

Season 1 (2000)[edit]

No. in series Title Original air date
1 "Portugal's Heartland" September 3, 2000 (2000-09-03)
2 "Paris: Grand and Intimate" September 10, 2000 (2000-09-10)
3 "South England: Dover to Land's End" September 17, 2000 (2000-09-17)
4 "Heart of England and South Wales" September 24, 2000 (2000-09-24)
5 "Caesar's Rome" October 1, 2000 (2000-10-01)
6 "Germany's Black Forest and Cologne" October 8, 2000 (2000-10-08)
7 "Scotland's Islands and Highlands" October 15, 2000 (2000-10-15)
8 "Surprising Bulgaria" October 22, 2000 (2000-10-22)
9 "Rome: Baroque After Dark" October 29, 2000 (2000-10-29)
10 "Eastern Turkey" November 5, 2000 (2000-11-05)
11 "London: Royal and Rambunctious" November 12, 2000 (2000-11-12)
12 "Slovenia and Croatia" November 19, 2000 (2000-11-19)
13 "The Best of Sicily" November 26, 2000 (2000-11-26)
14 "Travel Skills, Part One" December 3, 2000 (2000-12-03)
15 "Travel Skills, Part Two" December 10, 2000 (2000-12-10)
16 "Travel Skills, Part Three" December 17, 2000 (2000-12-17)

Season 2 (2002)[edit]

No. in series Title Original air date
17 "Venice: Serene, Decadent, and Still Kicking" September 7, 2002 (2002-09-07)
18 "Venice Sidetrips: The Best of Veneto" September 14, 2002 (2002-09-14)
19 "Florence: City of Art" September 21, 2002 (2002-09-21)
20 "Siena and Assisi: Italy's Grand Hill Towns" September 28, 2002 (2002-09-28)
21 "Cinque Terre: Italy's Hidden Riviera" October 5, 2002 (2002-10-05)
22 "Amsterdam and Dutch Sidetrips" October 12, 2002 (2002-10-12)
23 "Prague and the Czech Republic" October 19, 2002 (2002-10-19)
24 "Dublin and Mystical Sidetrips" October 26, 2002 (2002-10-26)
25 "South Ireland: Waterford to the Ring of Kerry" November 2, 2002 (2002-11-02)
26 "The Best of West Ireland: Dingle, Galway, and the Aran Islands" November 9, 2002 (2002-11-09)
27 "Berlin: Resilient, Reunited, and Reborn" November 16, 2002 (2002-11-16)
28 "Germany's Romantic Rhine and Rothenburg" November 23, 2002 (2002-11-23)
29 "Munich and the Foothills of the Alps" November 30, 2002 (2002-11-30)
30 "Switzerland's Jungfrau Region: Best of the Alps" December 7, 2002 (2002-12-07)

Season 3 (2004)[edit]

No. in series Title Original air date
31 "Majesty of Madrid" September 4, 2004 (2004-09-04)
32 "Highlights of Castille: Toledo and Salamanca" September 11, 2004 (2004-09-11)
33 "Normandy: War-Torn, Yet Full of Life" September 18, 2004 (2004-09-18)
34 "Belfast and the Best of Northern Ireland" September 25, 2004 (2004-09-25)
35 "London: Mod and Trad" October 2, 2004 (2004-10-02)
36 "Highlights of Paris: Eiffel and Monet to Crème Brulée" October 9, 2004 (2004-10-09)
37 "Belgium: Bruges and Brussels" October 16, 2004 (2004-10-16)
38 "Provence: Legendary Light, Wind, and Wine" October 23, 2004 (2004-10-23)
39 "French Riviera: Uniquely Chic" October 30, 2004 (2004-10-30)
40 "Poland Rediscovered: Krakow, Auschwitz, and Warsaw" November 6, 2004 (2004-11-06)
41 "Budapest: The Best of Hungary" November 13, 2004 (2004-11-13)
42 "Lisbon and the Algarve" November 20, 2004 (2004-11-20)
43 "Sevilla and Andalusia" November 27, 2004 (2004-11-27)

Season 4 (2006)[edit]

No. in series Title Original air date
44 "England's Bath and York" October 7, 2006 (2006-10-07)
45 "North Wales: Feisty and Poetic" October 14, 2006 (2006-10-14)
46 "Edinburgh" October 21, 2006 (2006-10-21)
47 "Naples and Pompeii" October 28, 2006 (2006-10-28)
48 "Italy's Amalfi Coast" November 4, 2006 (2006-11-04)
49 "Milan and Lake Como" November 11, 2006 (2006-11-11)
50 "Tuscany's Dolce Vita" November 18, 2006 (2006-11-18)
51 "Italy's Great Hill Towns" November 25, 2006 (2006-11-25)
52 "Vienna" December 2, 2006 (2006-12-02)
53 "Salzburg and Surroundings" December 9, 2006 (2006-12-09)
54 "Rick Steves' Europe: The Making Of" December 16, 2006 (2006-12-16)

Season 5 (2008−09)[edit]

No. in series Title Original air date
55 "Burgundy: Profoundly French" March 8, 2008 (2008-03-08)
56 "France's Dordogne" October 11, 2008 (2008-10-11)
57 "Barcelona and Catalunya" October 18, 2008 (2008-10-18)
58 "Little Europe: Five Micro-Nations" October 25, 2008 (2008-10-25)
59 "Switzerland's Great Cities" November 1, 2008 (2008-11-01)
60 "Vienna and the Danube" November 8, 2008 (2008-11-08)
61 "The Czech Republic Beyond Prague" November 15, 2008 (2008-11-15)
62 "Athens and Sidetrips" November 22, 2008 (2008-11-22)
63 "Athens and the Peloponnese" November 29, 2008 (2008-11-29)
64 "Copenhagen" December 6, 2008 (2008-12-06)
65 "Denmark Beyond Copenhagen" December 13, 2008 (2008-12-13)
66 "Istanbul" December 20, 2008 (2008-12-20)
67 "Iran: Tehran and Sidetrips" December 27, 2008 (2008-12-27)
68 "Iran's Historic Capitals" February 28, 2009 (2009-02-28)

Season 6 (2010)[edit]

No. in series Title Original air date
69 "The Best of Southern Spain" October 2, 2010 (2010-10-02)
70 "Croatia: Adriatic Delights" October 9, 2010 (2010-10-09)
71 "Dubrovnik and Balkan Sidetrips" October 16, 2010 (2010-10-16)
72 "The Best of Slovenia" October 23, 2010 (2010-10-23)
73 "Granada, Córdoba, and Spain's Costa del Sol" October 30, 2010 (2010-10-30)
74 "Andalucia, Gibraltar, and Tangier" November 6, 2010 (2010-11-06)
75 "Oslo" November 13, 2010 (2010-11-13)
76 "Norway West: Fjords, Mountains, and Bergen" November 20, 2010 (2010-11-20)
77 "Stockholm" November 27, 2010 (2010-11-27)
78 "Helsinki and Tallinn: Baltic Sisters" December 4, 2010 (2010-12-04)
79 "Northern Spain and the Camino de Santiago" December 11, 2010 (2010-12-11)
80 "Basque Country" December 18, 2010 (2010-12-18)

Season 7 (2012−13)[edit]

No. in series Title Original air date
81 "Rome: Ancient Glory" October 6, 2012 (2012-10-06)
82 "Rome: Baroque Brilliance" October 13, 2012 (2012-10-13)
83 "Rome: Back-Street Riches" October 20, 2012 (2012-10-20)
84 "Florence: Heart of the Renaissance" October 27, 2012 (2012-10-27)
85 "Florentine Delights and Tuscan Sidetrips" November 3, 2012 (2012-11-03)
86 "Paris: Regal and Intimate" November 10, 2012 (2012-11-10)
87 "Paris: Embracing Life and Art" November 17, 2012 (2012-11-17)
88 "London: Historic and Dynamic" November 24, 2012 (2012-11-24)
89 "North England's Lake District and Durham" December 1, 2012 (2012-12-01)
90 "Venice: City of Dreams" December 8, 2012 (2012-12-08)
91 "Venice's Lagoon" December 15, 2012 (2012-12-15)
92 "European Travel Skills, Part One" December 29, 2012 (2012-12-29)
93 "European Travel Skills, Part Two" January 5, 2013 (2013-01-05)

Season 8 (2014)[edit]

No. in series Title Original air date
94 "Western Turkey" October 4, 2014 (2014-10-04)
95 "Central Turkey" October 11, 2014 (2014-10-11)
96 "France's Loire: Château Country" October 18, 2014 (2014-10-18)
97 "Paris Sidetrips" October 25, 2014 (2014-10-25)
98 "The Best of Israel" November 1, 2014 (2014-11-01)
99 "Palestine" November 8, 2014 (2014-11-08)
100 "Italy's Riviera: Cinque Terre" November 15, 2014 (2014-11-15)
101 "Italy's Veneto: Verona, Padua, and Ravenna" November 22, 2014 (2014-11-22)
102 "Amsterdam" November 29, 2014 (2014-11-29)
103 "The Netherlands: Beyond Amsterdam" December 6, 2014 (2014-12-06)
104 "Prague" December 13, 2014 (2014-12-13)
105 "Berlin" December 20, 2014 (2014-12-20)

Season 9 (2016)[edit]

No. in series Title Original air date
106 "Germany's Hamburg and the Luther Trail" October 8, 2016 (2016-10-08)
107 "Germany's Dresden and Leipzig" October 15, 2016 (2016-10-15)
108 "Germany's Frankfurt and Nürnberg" October 22, 2016 (2016-10-22)
109 "Bulgaria" October 29, 2016 (2016-10-29)
110 "Romania" November 5, 2016 (2016-11-05)
111 "Assisi and Italian Country Charm" November 12, 2016 (2016-11-12)
112 "Siena and Tuscany's Wine Country" November 19, 2016 (2016-11-19)
113 "West England" November 26, 2016 (2016-11-26)
114 "Southeast England" December 3, 2016 (2016-12-03)
115 "England's Cornwall" December 10, 2016 (2016-12-10)

Season 10 (2018–19)[edit]

No. in series Title Original air date
116 "The Story of Fascism in Europe" September 1, 2018 (2018-09-01)[6]
117 "The Heart of England" October 6, 2018 (2018-10-06)
118 "Lisbon" October 13, 2018 (2018-10-13)
119 "Portugal's Heartland" October 20, 2018 (2018-10-20)
120 "Travel Skills: Cruising" October 27, 2018 (2018-10-27)
121 "Greek Islands: Santorini, Mykonos, and Rhodes" November 3, 2018 (2018-11-03)
122 "European Festivals I" November 10, 2018 (2018-11-10)
123 "European Festivals II" November 17, 2018 (2018-11-17)
124 "The Best of Sicily" November 24, 2018 (2018-11-24)
125 "Scotland's Islands" November 28, 2018 (2018-11-28)
126 "Sicilian Delights" December 1, 2018 (2018-12-01)
127 "Scotland's Highlands" December 8, 2018 (2018-12-08)
128 "Glasgow and Scottish Passions" December 22, 2018 (2018-12-22)
129 "Cruising the Mediterranean" February 28, 2019 (2019-02-28)[7]

Season 11 (2020)[edit]

No. in series Title Original air date
130 "Austrian and Italian Alps" October 15, 2020 (2020-10-15)
131 "Swiss Alps" October 22, 2020 (2020-10-22)
132 "French Alps and Lyon" October 29, 2020 (2020-10-29)
133 "Germany's Fascist Story" November 5, 2020 (2020-11-05)
134 "Egypt's Cairo" November 12, 2020 (2020-11-12)
135 "Egypt's Nile, Alexandria, and Luxor" November 19, 2020 (2020-11-19)
136 "Ethiopia: A Development Story" November 26, 2020 (2020-11-26)
137 "Why We Travel" December 3, 2020 (2020-12-03)

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Rick Steves on Public Television | Rick Steves Europe". www.ricksteves.com. Retrieved 2017-09-14.
  2. ^ https://www.facebook.com/ricksteveseurope/posts/1591411857596997
  3. ^ https://www.twitter.com/ricksteves/status/935403450640113664[bare URL]
  4. ^ "Season 10 | Rick Steves' Europe TV Show".
  5. ^ "Rick Steves' Europe".
  6. ^ "RICK STEVES FASCISM IN EUROPE".
  7. ^ https://www.kued.org/whatson/rick-steves-cruising-the-mediterranean/rick-steves-cruising-the-mediterranean-episode-372400?qt-schedule=1&qt-search=0