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European Festivals (and Pledge Event)

In this one-hour special, it's party time in Europe. In addition to all its epic history and high culture, Europe also knows how to celebrate — and it does so with amazing gusto. Joining Rick, we drop in on the Continent's top 10 festivals, each one rich with tradition, great food, and fun with the locals. We run with the bulls at Pamplona, don a mask in Venice for Carnevale, dance with Spaniards at the April Fair, cheer on the horses at Siena's Palio, hoist a frothy stein at Munich's Oktoberfest, toss a caber at a Scottish Highland Games, and join European families for their traditional Easter and Christmas celebrations. No museums or galleries…just Europe at play. Filmed on location across Europe, this promises to be a very entertaining hour.

2018 Lowell Thomas Silver Award Winner for Excellence in Travel Journalism


Content: Material from two half-hour episodes of Rick Steves' Europe: 1006 European Festivals I and 1007 European Festivals II. Length: 57 minutes. Pledge event length: approximately 90 minutes, interspersed with fundraising breaks. Released November 2018.

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RICK STEVES SPECIAL: EUROPEAN FESTIVALS (1/60) (TV-G, Stereo, CC)
RKEE 109 HD-Base Revision 001
Sunday, October 1, 2017
2000-2100ET /HD03


Rick Steves' European Festivals [30 words]
In this one-hour special on Europe's top 10 festivals, we'll run with the bulls at Pamplona, cheer on the horses at Siena's Palio, party at Munich's Oktoberfest, and more!

Rick Steves' European Festivals [65 words]
In this one-hour special, we drop in on Europe's top 10 festivals. Joining Rick, we run with the bulls at Pamplona, don a mask in Venice for Carnevale, dance with Spaniards at the April Fair, cheer on the horses at Siena's Palio, hoist a frothy stein at Munich's Oktoberfest, toss a caber at a Scottish Highland Games, and more. No museums…just Europe at play.

Rick Steves' European Festivals [90 words]
In this one-hour special, we drop in on Europe's top 10 festivals, each one rich with tradition, great food, and fun with the locals. Joining Rick, we run with the bulls at Pamplona, don a mask in Venice for Carnevale, dance with Spaniards at the April Fair, cheer on the horses at Siena's Palio, hoist a frothy stein at Munich's Oktoberfest, toss a caber at a Scottish Highland Games, and join European families for their traditional Easter and Christmas celebrations. No museums or galleries…just Europe at play.

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Rick joins the crowd in Il Campo square to watch the Palio horse race.
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Palio jockeys race bareback and breakneck around Il Campo in Siena.
Photo credit: Consorzio per la Tutela del Palio di Siena.
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Rick attends the Highland Games in Scotland. Download image

 

Slovenia's "Kurents" making a racket to frighten off winter in Ptuj. Download image

Carnival finery dazzles in Venice. Download image

 

Masked Fasnacht band in Luzern, Switzerland. Download image

Holy Week float winds its way through the streets of Sevilla. Download image

 

Bastille Day fireworks light up the sky over Nice. Download image

At Pamplona's San Fermín festival, revelers line the streets for the Running of the Bulls. Download image

 

Tipsy Rick and a Bavarian friend share a toast at Oktoberfest in Munich. Download image

Nürnberg's main market square hosts one of Germany's best Christmas markets. Download image

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Release date: November 1, 2018
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