Travel expert Rick Steves explores his favorite European destinations on public TV special on June 7
A new two-hour special on public television features Rick Steves, travel expert, author and resident of Edmonds, as he shares his favorite European destinations to visit when travel is possible again. From quirky and romantic to quaint and restorative, these places are an inspiration to travel enthusiasts who have spent the last year dreaming of their next vacation at the end of the global pandemic. Co-produced and presented by American Public Television (APT), which broadcasts content to public television channels nationwide, Rick Steves Europe is waitings premieres at 7 p.m. June 7 on KCTS.
“We are proud to have been Rick Steves’ public media partner for over three decades, presenting his insightful and rewarding programs as he explores our world,” said Cynthia Fenneman, President and CEO of APT. “Rick Steves Europe is waiting is a timely and relevant special that stimulates our travel imaginations from the safety and comfort of home.
Steves notes: “When the time comes, Americans will rekindle their travel dreams and Europe will welcome us with a warm and enthusiastic welcome. Europe awaits you is my dream itinerary: places far from the hubbub, places made to embrace life and places good for the soul. It’s good to dream and once we get out of this pandemic, it will be even better to travel. “
Steves will share his recommended travel itineraries, including:
The rich history and cuisine of Sicily;
Mykonos, the romantic Greek island of the Aegean Sea;
Rustic and historic Porto, in the northern region of Portugal;
Majestic views of the English countryside in the Cotswolds;
An authentic taste of The good life in Tuscany;
and Romania, brimming with vibrant traditional folk life.
Steves is an outspoken activist who encourages Americans to broaden their perspectives while traveling. He is the founder and owner of Rick Steves’ Europe, an Edmonds-based travel company with a tour program that brings over 30,000 people to Europe each year.
Select thank you gifts for Rick Steves Europe is waiting include exclusive access to a live virtual event and question-and-answer session hosted by Rick from his home in Seattle, WA; DVDs of Rick’s speaking engagements; anthology sets of the Rick Steves’ Europe series; “For the love of Europe ”, a 400-page collection of Rick’s favorite people, places and experiences; and the table book “Europe’s Top 100 Masterpieces: Art for the Traveler”.
Rick Steves Europe is waiting is a production of Rick Steves’ Europe, Inc., American Public Television and Detroit Public Television. Visit ricksteves.com for additional information.