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  • Monday Night Travel with Rick Steves

Join Us for Monday Night Travel

Are you ready for some virtual travel? Join Rick and his team of travel-savvy teachers every Monday night on Zoom as we explore Europe (and beyond) together.

We'll kick off Monday Night Travel with an eight-part series — plus a special showing of our European Christmas special — featuring Rick as he  introduces  episodes from  the  newest season of  "Rick Steves' Europe" (Season 11). Together, we'll screen each full episode with Rick pausing for behind-the-scenes commentary, and then we'll finish with a Q&A — your chance to ask questions and interact with Rick. 

You do not need a Zoom account to participate but you must register below for each event. After registering through Zoom, you'll receive a confirmation email with a link to the event. By registering for an event, you're agreeing to the Rick Steves' Europe Terms of Service and Privacy Policy.

Monday Night Travel - Egypt's Cairo

DEC. 7: Watch with Rick Steves — Egypt's Cairo

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Teeming Cairo, straddling the Nile, is the capital of Egypt and one of the leading cities of the Muslim world. With 20 million people, greater Cairo pulses with energy. We explore the back streets on a tuk-tuk, drop in on a mosque, haggle with a gauntlet of eager merchants, bake some pita bread, help chisel a tombstone, marvel at King Tut's gold, greet the ancient Sphinx, and climb into the center of the greatest pyramid.

Monday Night Travel - Egypt's Nile, Alexandria, and Luxor

DEC. 14: Watch with Rick Steves — Egypt's Nile, Alexandria, and Luxor

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Exploring the Nile Valley from north to south, we see the highlights of Egypt. In the fabled city of Alexandria, we venture through a market wonderland, smoke a shisha, and stroll a Mediterranean promenade. In Luxor, we explore the pharaohs' tombs and temples before sailing on a timeless felucca. Then we kick back on a riverboat cruise, enjoying iconic views of palm trees, minarets, and rustic villages. Our finale: Ramses II's magnificent temple at Abu Simbel.

DEC. 21: Holiday Special! Watch with Rick Steves — European Christmas

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For a little extra holiday cheer, join Rick for a colorful, musical celebration of Christmas across Europe. From England to Wales, France, Norway, Germany, Austria, Switzerland, and Italy, you'll see the bright Christmas markets, hear local choirs, share holiday traditions with families…and even play in the snow.

Monday Night Travel - Why We Travel

DEC. 28: Watch with Rick Steves — Why We Travel

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In times of crisis and challenge, we ask ourselves: What is the true value of travel? Is it just hedonism…or something more powerful? After a lifetime of exploring Europe — and inspiring Americans to see Europe as the springboard for world exploration — Rick shares his reasons why. This special episode is a sonnet to travel — an introspective love story, set in Europe, that vividly celebrates the rewards of exploring our world and the joy that awaits those who travel. 

Monday Night Travel - Ethiopia: A Development Story

JAN. 4: Watch with Rick Steves — Ethiopia: A Development Story

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Venturing beyond Europe, and with local experts as his guides, Rick uses Ethiopia as a classroom for understanding global hunger and extreme poverty — and how to beat it. Together, we witness the importance of water, education, empowering women, and nutrition during a child's first thousand days. And we see firsthand the impact of globalization and climate change. Our souvenir: A vivid appreciation of how ending hunger is possible — and how smart and modern development aid is the key.


Video Recordings

It's never too late to enjoy Rick's live Monday Night Travel party with our weekly video recordings. Experience the fun, conviviality, intimacy, and spontaneity of joining Rick in his living room as he drinks his favorite wine and shares his inspirational and sometimes hilarious behind-the-scenes stories.

Monday Night Travel - Austrian and Italian Alps

Watch with Rick Steves — Austrian and Italian Alps

This event was recorded on November 9, 2020.

In the Alps of Austria and Italy, we celebrate both nature and culture. After conquering the Zugspitze, we tour Innsbruck, visit a remote farm in Austria, and join in a Tirolean village festival. Then we cross the Alps into Italy and tour a uniquely well-preserved medieval castle before joyriding deep into the rugged Dolomite mountains. After an unforgettable hike, we catch our breath in Europe's largest high-altitude meadow, then enjoy some more alpine folk music.

Monday Night Travel - Swiss Alps

Watch with Rick Steves — Swiss Alps

This event was recorded on November 16, 2020.

Switzerland draws travelers from around the world for its legendary mountains. From the Matterhorn to the Jungfrau to Appenzell, we savor both the country's jaw-dropping alpine beauty and the rich and resilient culture of its people. As we lace together that dramatic mountain wonder with scenic train rides, breathtaking lifts, and unforgettable hikes, we also enjoy alpine life — from exploring glaciers to making cheese the old-fashioned way.

Monday Night Travel - French Alps and Lyon

Watch with Rick Steves — French Alps and Lyon

This event was recorded on November 23, 2020.

After exploring the proud cuisine capital of Lyon — which, at least in its own mind, rivals Paris — we head for Chamonix, in the shadow of Europe's tallest peak: Mont Blanc. With the classic alpine resort as our springboard, we make some high-altitude cheese, then ride the lift up to Aiguille du Midi and over to the border of Italy. And we hike the Tour du Mont Blanc — the trail that circles that iconic mountain.


Watch with Rick Steves — Germany's Fascist Story

This event was recorded on November 30, 2020.

Traveling across Germany, we learn how fascism rose and then fell, taking millions of people with it. Visiting actual locations — from Munich to Nürnberg to Berlin — we trace the roots of Nazism in the aftermath of World War I, when masses of angry people were enchanted by Hitler. We explore the totalitarian society Hitler built, and see the consequences: genocide and total war. Learning from Germany's fascist story, we can recognize that hateful ideology as well as the tricks of wannabe dictators in our own age.