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Rick Steves' Marathon on Feb. 11


Pack your bags and join Rick Steves for a full day of breathtaking travel, savoring the sights and sounds of Europe. Visit crusader castles, tour Baroque palaces, and sip wine from a picturesque vineyard in the Cinque Terre. Enjoy all of this and more from Rick Steves’ eyes, always surprised by the wonder this world offers.

Sunday, February 11
11:00 AM – European Festivals
Joining Rick, we drop in on the Continent's top 10 festivals, each one rich with tradition, great food, and fun with the locals. We run with the bulls at Pamplona, don a mask in Venice for Carnevale, and hoist a frothy stein at Munich's Oktoberfest. No museums or galleries…just Europe at play.

12:30 PM – Heart of Italy
Rick delves deep into the Italian heartland - the place where la dolce vita is a way of life. Sleeping at an agriturismo in Umbria, visiting an awe-inspiring basilica in Assisi, and sipping wine out of a rustic barrel from the vineyards of the Cinque Terre, Steves savors the good life from the heart of the Italian peninsula.

  2:30 PM – Great German Cities
Rick Steves explores five of Germany's most important cities: Hamburg, Dresden, Leipzig, Frankfurt, and Nürnberg. From Baroque palaces to stunning modern skyscrapers, and from riverside promenades to rowdy beer halls, these cities are wonderful places to explore the country's fascinating culture.

  4:30 PM – Island Hopping Europe
In this unforgettable voyage, join Rick Steves on a tour of four of Europe's most intriguing and surprising islands — from the Mediterranean to Scotland: Malta, Capri, Orkney, and Skye. We'll take an island-hopping adventure to remote beaches, Crusader castles, a Blue Grotto, prehistoric wonders, and salty traditional island lifestyles. 
Repeats 2/24.

  5:00 PM – Why We Travel
In times of crisis, we ask ourselves: What is the true value of travel? Is it just hedonism...or something more powerful? After a lifetime of exploring Europe, Rick Steves shares his reasons why. This membership special is a sonnet to travel—an introspective love story, set in Europe, and beyond, celebrating the rewards of exploring our world and the joy that awaits those who travel.
Repeats 2/23 and 2/26.

Want more adventure? Check out these additional programs airing later this month from Rick Steves.

Friday, February 23
11:30 AM – Why We Travel
Repeat of 2/11.

Saturday, February 24
10:30 AM – Mighty Alps
Join Rick Steves on an alpine adventure from Italy to Austria to Switzerland to France, with scenic train rides, breathtaking lifts, majestic glaciers, and unforgettable hikes. In this greatest-hits blitz of the Alps, Rick celebrates both nature and culture. 

  4:30 PM – Island Hopping Europe
Repeat of 2/11.

Monday, February 26
  2:30 PM – Why We Travel

Repeat of 2/11.

Tuesday, February 27
11:30 AM – Festive Europe
Rick Steves' Festive Europe catches Europeans celebrating the good life. Travel with Rick through Andalucía — with the horses, sherry, and flamenco of the Spring Fair; in Paris — reveling in the streets on Bastille Day; running with the bulls in Pamplona; and in England's pristine Lake District for a hunting dog show. 

Thursday, February 29
11:30 AM – Tasty Europe
We'll drink some local firewater during the salad course in Bulgaria. And then we'll enjoy the elegant simplicity of steak tartare and foie gras in the garden of a French château.  From dining al fresco in Rome, to joining the locals on a Madrid pub crawl, to learning the secrets of a wine lover's enoteca in Verona, Rick learns that slowing down to truly appreciate what you eat is an essential part of any great travel experience.