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Travel Festival Webcast Schedule

Join us for a free, live webcast from the Rick Steves' European Travel Festival on Saturday, November 1st from 9:00 am-10:15 pm Pacific Time. We're webcasting eight lively travel slideshow presentations.

No registration required.


Venice, Florence & Rome with Rick Steves

9:00-10:00 am (PT)
We'll visit the must-see sights of Italy’s most famous cities and learn about their roles in shaping the Western World. Along the way we’ll wander through 3,000 years of great art and history, from Ancient Rome to the Renaissance in Florence and the Golden Age of Venice.


Italy (Beyond Venice, Florence & Rome) with Rick Steves

10:15 am-11:15 pm (PT)
You’ll almost be able to smell the linguini and taste the vino rosso as we explore enchanting Italy. We’ll discover the Alpine Dolomites and serene lakes, the quaint hill towns of Tuscany and Umbria, and the Cinque Terre’s rocky coastlines and cliff-hugging villages.


Scandinavia with Rick Steves

11:30 am-12:30 pm (PT)
We’ll explore the diversity of Europe's Nordic countries from agricultural Denmark, to industrial Sweden, to fjord-splintered Norway. Along the way, we'll visit a salty fishing island, frolic in fjord country, and compare the capitals in Copenhagen, Oslo, Stockholm and Helsinki.


Greece with Reid Coen

12:45-1:45 pm (PT)
Our journey begins in the bustling capital city of Athens, then we'll explore the Peloponnese and go island-hopping among the Greek islands of Mykonos, Delos, Rhodes, Crete, and Santorini.


Turkey with Rick Steves

2:00-3:00 pm (PT)
First we'll explore exotic Istanbul before crossing the Bosphorus to discover Turkey's capital city of Ankara, the otherworldly rock formations of Cappadocia, seaside villages and towns including Bodrum, the Apostle Paul's Ephesus, Gallipoli and Troy.


Packing Light & Right with Sarah Murdoch

3:15-4:30 pm (PT)
You'll learn now or you'll learn later: The first step to a great trip is packing light — you can travel for months with one carry-on size bag and still have everything you need for a great trip. We'll show off the latest in lightweight luggage and demonstrate a professionally packed bag.


Paris & the Heart of France with Steve Smith

4:45-5:45 pm (PT)
Experience the best of Paris along with its most stunning surroundings: the Loire Valley's exquisite châteaux; Brittany's half-timbered villages; Normandy's magical Mont St-Michel and stirring D-Day beaches; Monet's dreamy Giverny; and a medieval castle being painstakingly built in Burgundy today but using 13th-century technology. 


Art for Travelers: Medieval Through Modern with Rick Steves

6:00-10:15 pm (PT)
Join Rick for a practical and fun sweep through the story of Europe from the fall of Rome to the rise of the EU to help make your sightseeing more meaningful. This four-part art history class covers Medieval (500-1400); Renaissance (1400-1600); Baroque (1600-1800); and Neoclassical/Romantic/Modern (1800-2000). 


 If you're unable to watch the live webcast, these classes will be available for viewing in the Travel Talks section of our website in approximately two weeks.

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