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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.

We'll be on a short break for the holidays (December 20 and 27) but back in January with a full slate of fun, new events. Please join us!


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Dec. 6: Underground Europe

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So many of Europe's most fascinating sights are literally underground. Join Rick on this virtual tour to see where the Nazis hid their stolen art in Nürnberg, descend into the deserted tin mines of Cornwall, climb deep into Poland's Wieliczka Salt Mine to discover a huge church carved out of salt, spelunk through Slovenia's Karst region in the vast caverns of Škocjan, creep through the catacombs of ancient Rome, see where the Swiss hid their army (inside a mountain), and burrow under London to explore Churchill's War Rooms — where the British government fought to survive in the darkest days of World War II. To get through all this mole-like exploration, we're enjoying squares of Roman-style pizza and a bottle of red wine.

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Dec. 13: Celebrate a European Christmas

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Buon Natale and Fröhliche Weihnachten! It's Christmas in Europe! Enjoy an excuse for a little extra holiday cheer with this special holiday edition of Monday Night Travel. Join Rick for a colorful, traditional, and musical celebration of Christmas across Europe, from Norway to Germany and from Switzerland to Italy. Together, we'll explore joyful Christmas markets, hear local choirs, share holiday traditions with families, sled down high alpine slopes, and drop in on Midnight Mass at St. Peter's. To make the occasion merry and bright, Rick will be munching on his favorite European holiday dishes and sipping hot spiced wine.


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.


Tour du Mont Blanc, Italy, and Athens: Rick's Fall 2021 Trip Report

This event was recorded on November 29, 2021.

After 20 months of no international travel, Rick enjoyed two trips to Europe earlier this fall — and on this special edition of Monday Night Travel, he shares his trip report. Kicking things off with a six-day, 60-mile hike around Mont Blanc, he tells us about the gear, the blisters, the exhaustion, the summits — and why he loved every mile of Europe's grandest long-distance hike. Then, he reports on the guide mentoring tour he led through Rome, Volterra, the Cinque Terre, and Florence, teaching his newest guides what it takes to be a Rick Steves tour guide. Finally, he reports on 12 days with his crew in Florence, Rome, and Athens, filming a new six-hour European art series. Don't miss this special opportunity to stow away with Rick and get a peek into his work. Happy travels!