Premise: Rick Steves' guidebooks, public-radio program and numerous television series have made him an essential resource for travelers wishing to explore Europe. This program finds the knowledgeable host offering globetrotters a fresh perspective on lodgings, transportation and places to visit on their journeys. One thing that hasn't changed, however, is Steves' belief that travelers should become ``temporary locals,'' exploring not only major cities and the usual sites, but out-of-the-way locales that often produce the most authentic, and enjoyable, experiences of a trip.
S05, E07 (First Aired: Nov. 15, 2008)
Art Nouveau; peat bathing in Olomouc, Moravský Krumlov, Trebon and Konopiste; Holocaust memorial in Terezen.
S05, E12 (First Aired: Dec. 20, 2008)
The Grand Bazaar and spice market in Istanbul; the fall of the ancient capital of Byzantium; Hagia Sophia; Blue Mosque; Topkapi Palace.