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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 7:30 p.m. PT. By registering for an event, you're agreeing to the Rick Steves' Europe Terms of Service and Privacy Policy.


MARCH 8: Great Italian Wine Experiences

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

Italy loves its wine. And if you love both Italy and wine, this Monday Night Travel party will be an intoxicating affair. Join Rick to sample his favorite wine experiences in Italy: savoring the distinctive minerality of grapes grown on the fertile slopes of Sicily's Mount Etna, enjoying dinner at a fine old Umbrian wine estate, dropping in on a vineyard in Tuscany, and sitting down with an aristocratic family after touring their ancestral farm in Chianti country. Rick will be munching on the finest Italian meats and cheeses while sipping the famed vino Brunello di Montalcino.


MARCH 15: St. Patrick’s Ireland

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

Celebrate St. Paddy's Day with Rick in his favorite corners of the Emerald Isle. Traveling from Dingle to the Aran Islands to the coastal town of Kinsale (the self-proclaimed cuisine capital of Ireland), we'll get into the Irish spirit with Gaelic sports and great literature, cut some peat, and shiver to tales of Viking massacres. And throughout the evening, Rick will weave a medley of beloved Irish drinks into a three-course meal of barley to lubricate the gift of gab: roasted barley (Guinness beer), malted barley (Jameson whiskey), and a dessert of cream, cocoa, and barley (Bailey's Irish Cream). (Be warned, the second showing may be an embarrassing mess.)


MARCH 22: “Places to Love” with Special Guest Samantha Brown

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

Join in the fun as Rick and Samantha Brown share their favorite clips from their TV shows about the same places and compare notes on their travels there. Whether it's Rick Steves' Europe or Samantha Brown's Places to Love, it's all great travel and great public television programming.


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.


Watch with Rick Steves — Europe’s Top Musical Moments

This event was recorded on March 1, 2021.

Join Rick for his favorite European musical moments: enjoying Edvard Grieg fjordside in Norway, sharing the bench with Europe's top pipe organist in Paris' Church of Saint-Sulpice, waltzing to the three-four beat of Johann Strauss in Vienna, remembering Mozart in Salzburg, and being swept away by flamenco in Spain — topped off by Rick all dressed up to introduce a rousing performance of Ode to Joy. And we'll enjoy a special treat when Rick demonstrates at his own piano (with a little Scarlatti, Mozart, Chopin, and Debussy) how music held hands with the visual arts as it evolved through the ages. This evening we'll eat like Mozart or Beethoven would have in Vienna: Wienerwurst (Vienna sausages) with horseradish, white asparagus, boiled potatoes, and a spritely bottle of Grüner Veltliner white wine. For dessert? Apfelstrudel.