Airs Thursday, Aug. 19 at 7 p.m.
Join travel expert, author and host Rick Steves as he shares his favorite European destinations to visit when travel is possible again. From offbeat and romantic to picturesque and restorative, these locations offer inspiration to travel lovers who have spent the past year dreaming of their next vacation when the global pandemic ends.
“When the time is right, Americans will rekindle their travel dreams, and Europe will greet us with a warm and enthusiastic welcome,” says Rick Steves.“Europe Awaits is my dream itinerary: places away from the hubbub, places made for embracing life, and places that are good for the soul. It’s good to dream ̶ and once we emerge from this pandemic, it will be even better to travel.”
Join Rick Steves as he recounts his recommended travel itineraries that will delight both European travel aficionados and novices alike:
- The rich history and cuisine of Sicily
- Mykonos, the romantic Greek island in the Aegean Sea
- Rustic and historic Porto, in Portugal’s northern region
- Majestic English country views in the Cotswolds
- An authentic taste of la dolce vita in Tuscany
- Romania, overflowing with vibrant traditional folk life
Rick Steves is a popular public television and radio host, a best-selling guidebook author, and an outspoken activist who encourages Americans to broaden their perspectives through travel. He is the founder and owner of Rick Steves’ Europe, a travel business with a tour program that brings more than 30,000 people to Europe annually. Rick lives and works in his hometown of Edmonds, Washington, where his office window overlooks his old junior high school.
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