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Best of the Alps

In his new one-hour special, join Rick Steves on an alpine adventure, with scenic train rides, breathtaking lifts, majestic glaciers, and unforgettable hikes. We conquer the Dolomites in Italy and the Zugspitze in Austria. In Switzerland, we savor the beauty of the Matterhorn, the Jungfrau, and Appenzell. And in France, starting off from Chamonix, we ride the lift up to Aiguille du Midi and hike the iconic Tour du Mont Blanc.


Length: 57 minutes. Release: July 2021.

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Rick Steves Best of the Alps (15 words)
Join Rick Steves on an alpine adventure, from Italy to Austria to Switzerland to France.

Rick Steves Best of the Alps (66 words)
Join Rick Steves on an alpine adventure, with scenic train rides, breathtaking lifts, majestic glaciers, and unforgettable hikes. We conquer the Dolomites in Italy and the Zugspitze in Austria. In Switzerland, we savor the beauty of the Matterhorn, the Jungfrau, and Appenzell. And in France, starting off from Chamonix, we ride the lift up to Aiguille du Midi and hike the iconic Tour du Mont Blanc.

Rick Steves Best of the Alps (118 words)
In this thin-air thriller, join Rick Steves on an alpine adventure — from Italy to Austria to Switzerland to France — with scenic train rides, breathtaking lifts, majestic glaciers, and unforgettable hikes. In this greatest-hits blitz of the Alps, we celebrate both nature and culture. We conquer the Dolomites in Italy and the Zugspitze in Austria. Then, in Switzerland, we savor more jaw-dropping mountain beauty — from the Matterhorn to the Jungfrau to Appenzell. And in France, with Chamonix as our springboard, we ride the lift up to Aiguille du Midi and hut-hop along the iconic Tour du Mont Blanc hiking path. While visiting the literal high points of Europe, we also enjoy alpine life, from folk music to rustic cheese-making.

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Rick Steves Best of the Alps

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Rick enjoying a high-altitude lunch of wurst and beer atop the Zugspitze, on the German-Austrian border

Rick enjoying a high-altitude lunch of wurst and beer atop the Zugspitze, on the German-Austrian border. (Photo: Rick Steves' Europe) Download image

Rick relaxing in Italy's Dolomites

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Hiking path along the Seceda ridgeline in Italy's Dolomites

Hiking path along the Seceda ridgeline in Italy's Dolomites. (Photo: Rick Steves' Europe) Download image

Rick on Seceda ridgeline in Italy's Dolomites

Rick on Seceda ridgeline in Italy's Dolomites. (Photo: Rick Steves' Europe) Download image

Rick atop Switzerland's Schilthorn peak

Rick atop Switzerland's Schilthorn peak. (Photo: Rick Steves' Europe) Download image

Rick with Switzerland's iconic Matterhorn

Rick with Switzerland's iconic Matterhorn. (Photo: Rick Steves' Europe) Download image

Gondolas dangling over a glacier near France's Mont Blanc

Gondolas dangling over a glacier near France's Mont Blanc. (Photo: Dominic Arizona Bonuccelli) Download image