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.
S03, E12 (First Aired: Nov. 20, 2004)
The best of Portugal features Lisbon's Fado singers and ornate architecture, and the Algarve's windy Cape Sagres and pristine beaches.
S03, E08 (First Aired: Oct. 23, 2004)
Roman ruins in Nimes; Avignon's papal palace; Van Gogh's Arles; the Rhone.