Our TV tour of Sicilian highlights starts in Palermo, where we'll sing with the merchants in the markets, join locals in their passeggiata, and drop in on a contessa. Then we'll sip wine on the slopes of Mount Etna, ponder Greek temples at Agrigento, admire Roman mosaics at the Villa of Casale, and marvel at the view from the Greek theater in Taormina.

Be there on a Best of Sicily in 11 Days tour

Coming back for a second helping of Sicily, we'll dine on fresh seafood at a fishermen's harbor, ponder ancient Greek greatness in Siracusa, commune with monks — alive and departed — in a Capuchin crypt, sleep in an olive orchard at an agriturismo, and eat our way through a classic Sicilian banquet.

Be there on a Best of Sicily in 11 Days tour


In Lisbon, built with the riches of Portugal's New World discoveries, we'll remember great navigators, eat lots of cod, and enjoy pastries hot out of the oven. Then we'll stroll the city's back lanes and its reinvigorated waterfront, marvel at an exquisite church built with spice taxes, and enjoy some soulful fado music.

Be there on a Heart of Portugal in 12 Days tour

Venturing beyond the capital city of Lisbon, we'll dance on the beach at Nazaré, marvel at a medieval abbey in Batalha, visit a royal library and revel with university students in Coimbra. Then we'll savor port wine with the people who made it along the Douro River, and get to know Portugal's fascinating second city of Porto.

Be there on a Heart of Portugal in 12 Days tour


Watch the shows: Season 10 of Rick Steves' Europe brings you new episodes on Sicily, Portugal, the heart of England, Greek islands, and Scotland — plus specials on travel skills for cruising, and Europe's greatest festivals. Check your local public television station schedule for air times, and keep on travelin' with us!