• Monday Night Travel with Rick Steves

Join Us for Monday Night Travel

Are you dreaming of travel? Join us live on Mondays for our Monday Night Travel series! Together we'll journey to destinations across Europe and beyond with expert guests leading the way. Each week, you'll learn about art, history, food, and culture while picking up tried-and-true travel tips along the way. You'll even have a chance to ask questions during a live Q&A. Whether you're planning a specific trip, dreaming up vacation ideas, or craving a virtual adventure with our merry band of travelers, Monday Night Travel welcomes you aboard!

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November 27: MNT Holiday Kickoff: Christmas Markets, German Pancakes, Krampus, and More

6:00 p.m. PT / 9:00 p.m. ET | REGISTER

Ring in the holiday season with the Monday Night Travel team as we give thanks for our 2023 travels and help you prepare for this joyful time of year with a European flair. Join us for a cozy evening of discussing enchanting Christmas markets, sharing a mouthwatering holiday recipe, learning about the festive legends from Krampus to La Befana, and more. Warm up a little mulled wine and bring along your favorite holiday treat as we give thanks and look ahead to our favorite European holiday traditions!

December 4: The Cultural Front: Art and Culture in Wartime Ukraine with Ian Grant

6:00 p.m. PT / 9:00 p.m. ET | REGISTER

In the midst of war, Ukrainian culture is stronger than ever. Together with Emmy-award winning PBS director Ian Grant, we travel on an overnight train from Poland and explore how Ukraine is responding to war with an artistic revival. Artisans, artists, and keepers of culture in the capital Kyiv and the besieged city of Chernihiv exemplify Ukraine's cultural resistance. Join us to wander through beautiful street art, listen to Ukrainian music, learn more about the importance of Ukraine's national rail system, and witness the restoration of historic wooden houses in the country's north.

December 11: Best Hikes in Europe: Alpe di Siusi, Plitvice, the Gorge of Samara, and More with Pat O’Connor

6:00 p.m. PT / 9:00 p.m. ET | REGISTER

From Ireland to Greece and Scandinavia to Spain, Europe is bursting with incredible day hikes that deliver walking-stick charm and jaw-dropping views. Tour guide and guidebook co-author Pat O’Connor is packing his rucksack to take us through 15 of his favorite treks across the continent. Lace up your boots for a march through the Dolomite’s postcard-pretty Alpe di Siusi meadow, down Crete’s dramatic Gorge of Samara, and over German forest to Rick’s favorite castle...Burg Eltz!

December 18: Rick's European Sleigh Ride: A Review of Top 2023 Travel Experiences

6:00 p.m. PT / 9:00 p.m. ET | REGISTER

In this festive edition of Monday Night Travel, Rick returns with a special Christmas present for our MNT travelers: An information-packed review of his 2023 travels, gift-wrapped with a Christmassy open and close. After sharing a scene from his beloved European Christmas TV special, Rick will take us from Spain and southern France to TV shoots in Iceland and Poland and a guidebook research blitz through the capitals of Scandinavia, finishing up with Istanbul and Morocco before putting a bow on the evening with a look back at a cozy family Christmas in the Swiss Alps. Join Rick with your favorite holiday drink and dessert (he’ll be sipping eggnog with rum and savoring European Christmas cakes and cookies), and pack along your 2024 travel dreams.


Video Recordings

You can enjoy Monday Night Travel any night of the week with our video recordings. Relive the fun, intimacy, and insight of joining travel experts as they share itinerary-boosting tips, tell stories from the road, and answer viewer questions.

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Cameron’s Trip Report

Enjoy our live Monday Night Travel party with this video recorded on November 20, 2023.

Cameron Hewitt, guidebook author and frequent MNT guest, spent over 100 days in Europe in 2023. Now he's back home and excited to share a full report on his travels: updating guidebooks in Ireland, Norway, Poland, and Hungary, plus filming new TV shows with Rick in Iceland and Poland. He shares lots of vivid photos and travel tales, as well as practical insights on traveling in our fast-changing times. He discusses the (sometimes surprising) impacts of the pandemic, wars, inflation, technology, cruise ships, and other factors on today's travelers. And he shares the joy of celebrating Easter in Poland and Bloomsday in Dublin, going on a road trip with his favorite travel partner in Norway, and bumping into fellow MNT travelers everywhere he goes.


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