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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!

 

European Christmas Candle

Dec. 13: Celebrate a European Christmas

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

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.


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Jan. 3: Switzerland Favorites

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

We're kicking off MNT 2022 with Swiss favorites — a fun mix of mountain thrills, traditional cow culture, and some actual yodeling from Rick (truly unforgettable…no matter how much you try to forget it). Stoke your winter travel dreams with a virtual swing through Switzerland's most exhilarating Alps as Rick takes us as high as you can mechanically get in Europe (a saddle high up on the Jungfrau) and shares a video visit to Zermatt and the Matterhorn that has never been broadcast. Along the way, we'll venture into a fascinating underground world of Swiss military power, check out the Birg Thrill Walk, and enjoy a buskers festival in Bern. For dinner, Rick will be savoring traditional Swiss Rösti washed down with his favorite Swiss white wine. See you in the Alps!

 

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.


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Underground Europe

This event was recorded on December 6, 2021.

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, 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.