City, State – This March, join Rick Steves for a two-hour marathon where viewers will experience the very best of Spain – with prancing horses, flamenco festivals, paella feasts on the beach, exotic Moorish palaces, and whitewashed hill towns. After climbing the Rock of Gibraltar and side-tripping into Morocco, you'll venture to the far north of Spain to run with the bulls and trek with the pilgrims.
The joys of Andalucía — from dazzling Moorish palaces to flamboyant flamenco — are savored in Granada, Córdoba, and points in between. We'll marvel at the grandeur of the Moors, the power of Queen Isabel and King Ferdinand, dazzling equestrian art, the passion for sherry — and the good life on the Costa del Sol, including a never-to-forget paella feast.
Then, after a break, we'll return to southern Spain. Starting in the mountains, we'll meander along the route of the whitewashed hill towns, then head to sea level to enjoy the windsurfing mecca of Tarifa, get a dose of Britain on the Rock of Gibraltar, and sail to Africa to explore the thriving Moroccan city of Tangier.
After another break we'll head for northern Spain to follow the trail pilgrims have trod for centuries, from the French-Spanish border to Santiago de Compostela. Along the way, we'll stop off in Pamplona to run with the bulls, and savor the rich and unique Celtic culture of Galicia — where Riverdance meets flamenco.
Rick will co-host each of the breaks, sharing insights into Spain and his experience filming there, and an inspirational message about the value of public television for those who want to celebrate, rather than fear, the diversity on this planet.
Rick Steves' film crew consists of Steves, producer Simon Griffith, cameraman Karel Bauer, and editor Steve Cammarano. The special is produced by Back Door Productions based at Rick Steves' Europe Through The Back Door Inc., presented by KCTS, and distributed through American Public Television at no cost to public television stations nationwide.
To learn more about Rick Steves' books, tours, television projects, and radio program, visit www.ricksteves.com.
For review tapes, photos, or interviews, contact Ashley Sytsma at Rick Steves' Europe Through the Back Door, 130 Fourth Avenue North, Edmonds, WA 98020, Tel: 425-608-4293 / Fax: 425-771-0833 / email@example.com.
Rick Steves in on a mission: to help make European travel accessible and meaningful for Americans. Since 1973, Rick has spent four months every year exploring Europe. He has researched and written more than thirty travel guidebooks, writes and hosts the public television series Rick Steves' Europe, and also produces and hosts the weekly public radio show Travel with Rick Steves. He is currently the best selling guidebook author for international travel in the United States. With the help of his hardworking staff at Europe Through the Back Door, Rick organizes tours of Europe and offers an information packed web site (www.ricksteves.com).