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  • Monday Night Travel with Rick Steves

Join Us for Monday Night Travel

Are you ready for a virtual adventure? Join us live every Monday for our Monday Night Travel party! Together we'll travel to destinations across Europe and beyond with a Rick Steves' Europe guide leading the way — and enjoy a Zoom happy hour with our merry band of travelers. Each week you'll learn about art, history, culture, food, and more, plus you'll have a chance to ask questions during a live Q&A. (Rick hosts events about once a month when he's not traveling.)

You do not need a Zoom account to participate but you must register below for each event. After registering, you'll receive a confirmation email from Zoom with a link to join the event. These events start punctually, so do your best to join us on time (or even a bit early). By registering for an event, you're agreeing to the Rick Steves' Europe Terms of Service and Privacy Policy.

September 26: Ben Green’s Trip Report: St. Petersburg, Helsinki, and the Last Flight Out of Russia

5:30 p.m. PT / 8:30 p.m. ET | REGISTER
7:00 p.m. PT / 10:00 p.m. ET | REGISTER

MNT host Ben Green is back after spending the past year uncovering the riches of Europe's Baltics. After several months studying Russian history and politics in St. Petersburg, Ben resettled in Helsinki before moving to a rural town in Finnish Lakeland. Along with stories from his side trips to Vilnius and Riga, Ben shares insights into Russian and Finnish civilization and tells the tale of his exodus on one of the last flights out of St. Petersburg. Along the way, Ben introduces us to some Finnish treats: leipäjuusto, joulutorttu, and sima.

October 3: Rick Steves Art of Europe

5:00 p.m. PT / 8:00 p.m. ET | REGISTER
7:00 p.m. PT / 10:00 p.m. ET | REGISTER

Florence...Botticelli in the Uffizi. Rome…Michelangelo at the Vatican. Madrid…El Greco at the Prado. Vienna…Klimt in the Belvedere Palace...and it goes on and on. Join Rick as he celebrates the debut of Rick Steves Art of Europe — an exciting six-hour miniseries airing on public television across the US. Rick shares his favorite moments with Europe's top masterpieces (special intimate encounters he calls "Cigarettes after Art") and takes us behind the camera to some of the most fun scenes of the series, from building a Gothic cathedral out of 13 tourists to playing a little “Bernini for your ears” on the piano. And to top it all off, we hear Rick's best tips for enjoying great art. It's a party — an art party! — and we'd love to see you there.

October 10: Italian Lakes and the Dolomites with Patricia Fannon Avolio

5:00 p.m. PT / 8:00 p.m. ET | REGISTER
7:00 p.m. PT / 10:00 p.m. ET | REGISTER

Northern Italy offers seductively beautiful lakes and ruggedly majestic mountains — with plenty of charming towns tucked in the coves and valleys. Join Rick Steves’ Europe tour guide and Italian lakes district resident Patricia Fannon Avolio as we cruise across Lake Como and tour Varenna’s sleepy harbor, romantic promenade, and wisteria-drenched villas. Then, together we ascend into Italy’s Dolomites to wander the cobbled lanes of Kastelruth, sample the local folk culture, and frolic through wildflowers in Europe’s largest alpine meadow.

October 17: Stockholm with Ylva Gunillasdotter and Gabriella Ylvasdotter

5:00 p.m. PT / 8:00 p.m. ET | REGISTER
7:00 p.m. PT / 10:00 p.m. ET | REGISTER

Sweden's capital, confident and self-assured, glitters with souvenirs from the day when it ruled as a superpower. Mother-daughter tour guide team, Ylva Gunillasdotter and Gabriella Ylvasdotter, take us on a tour of their hometown to uncover these treasures. Together, we explore the old town, enjoy a slice of reindeer in style, cruise to the palace, chill out in a convivial ice bar, imagine Sweden's once-upon-a-time mighty navy, marvel at the work of a local sculptor, tap our toes to a Swedish beat, and sail the archipelago for the ultimate in Scandinavian summer beauty.


Video Recordings

It's never too late to enjoy our Monday Night Travel party with the weekly video recordings. Experience the fun, conviviality, intimacy, and spontaneity of joining Rick Steves' Europe guides as they share travel tips. tell stories from the road, and answer viewer questions. 

France’s Alsace with Steve Smith

This event was recorded on September 19, 2022.

The province of Alsace stands like a flower-child referee between Germany and France. Join MNT favorite Steve Smith as he takes us on a drive up the Alsace's Route du Vin for miles of vineyards, half-timbered villages, and feudal fortresses. We then head to Verdun to walk the trenches of World War I before visiting Reims Cathedral to marvel at Gothic splendor and Chagall's stained glass. Our final stop is Epernay, the effervescent birthplace of champagne. So, pour yourself some bubbly and raise your glass to a great Alsatian adventure!

2022 Recordings

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2020 Recordings