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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's live Monday Night Travel party! Experience the fun, conviviality, intimacy, and spontaneity as Rick hosts a travel happy hour on Zoom from his living room. Each week he'll share his personal, inspirational, and sometimes hilarious behind-the-scenes commentary, followed by 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. Registration doesn't guarantee admission. These events fill up quickly, so your best bet is to join us on time (or even a bit early) — and if you don't make it into the first show, please try again at 7:00 p.m. PT. By registering for an event, you're agreeing to the Rick Steves' Europe Terms of Service and Privacy Policy.

Rick is not available to host the October 25 or November 1 Monday Night Travel parties, so he's selected a few of his savvy travel teachers and guides to be his subs. Please join us!



Oct 25: Watch with Stefan Bozadzhiev — Bulgaria

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Undiscovered, underrated Bulgaria is full of surprises. And you'll learn plenty as tour guide Stefan Bozadzhiev offers commentary and behind-the-scenes stories about filming this episode of Rick Steves' Europe with Rick. We'll trace the country's complex history, from ancient Thracian tombs to medieval Orthodox Christian monasteries to Soviet monuments. And we'll enjoy an intimate taste of contemporary culture: the yellow brick road of Sofia; the gregarious craftspeople of the medieval capital, Veliko Tarnovo; and the thriving pedestrian zones of cosmopolitan Plovdiv.


Nov. 1: Our Favorite Places: A Roundtable with the MNT Team

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If you've joined us anytime over the last year, you've gotten to know the MNT moderators. What you may not realize is that they are also great travelers in their own right. While Rick is out of town, guest host Cameron Hewitt leads a discussion about the team's favorite European places, foods, memories, and more. Ben Green (joining live from Russia), Julianne Wurden, Gabe Gunnink, and Lisa Friend share photos, travel tales, and flavors from their extensive travels — providing lots of insights and inspiration for your next trip.


Nov. 8: Deathly Europe: Bones and Cemeteries

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Join Rick on a tour of some of Europe's many poignant postmortem sights. Paris' famous Père Lachaise Cemetery is the final resting place of many VIPs. In Palermo's Capuchin Crypt, the bones of monks are neatly stacked and displayed as a reminder of our own mortality. In France's Beaune, we'll ogle gorgeous paintings designed to comfort patients in a charity hospital. In Leipzig, Germany, the gigantic Monument to the Battle of the Nations commemorates a largely forgotten Napoleonic fight. And in Turkey's Cappadocia, entire underground cities sprawl underfoot. We'll ponder Europe's most fascinating Jewish quarter in Prague and finish on the beaches of Normandy and the nearby cemeteries to remember D-Day. For dinner, it'll be classic Russia: a pickle plate, piroshki, and dumplings, washed down with vodka.


Nov. 15: Pandemic Travel with Special Guest Cameron Hewitt

5:30 p.m. PT / 8:30 p.m. ET | REGISTER
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Recently home from overseas, Rick and co-host Cameron Hewitt — who've spent a combined two months this fall exploring Italy, France, Greece, the Czech Republic, Slovenia, and Germany — share a lively report about what it's really like to travel internationally during the COVID-19 pandemic. They'll discuss the fear and anxiety tied up in heading back to Europe and consider how travelers can navigate fast-changing regulations as we all look ahead, optimistically, toward 2022. And they will discuss how Europe is handling the pandemic — from vaccinations to masking to testing — in a way that feels different from the US…and why the European approach made them feel safer and more "normal" than they expected.


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.


Iceland Favorites with Cameron Hewitt

This event was recorded on October 18, 2021.

Join Cameron Hewitt, contributing author of our Iceland guidebook, on this slideshow tour to the land of ice and fire. From the user-friendly capital, Reykjavík, we'll day-trip to the Blue Lagoon lava-rock spa, the Golden Circle, and the volcanic South Coast. Then we'll drive around the country's perimeter on the 800-mile Ring Road, which links bubbling thermal springs, jagged volcanic peaks, adorable puffins, fjordside towns, and dreamy glacial lagoons. We'll also enjoy some salted licorice and other Icelandic treats.