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|Passport to Europe England Ireland and Scotland|
Actor: Samantha Brown
Directors: Jerry Smith, Joan McCord, Sid Goldberg, Sylvia Caminer
Genres: Special Interests, Television
Enthusiastic and adventurous, Samantha Brown is the perfect tour guide for the most exciting places in the world. Explore exotic locales up close and personal as you may never have seen them. Samantha interacts with the lo... more »
Everything you dream about
A. Anderson | Portland, OR | 08/19/2007
(5 out of 5 stars)
"I have never been to England or Ireland, but this show has made that trip a priority on my list. The eps "English Countryside" and "Ireland Coast" are like magical fairy tales. I've seen probably every ep of Passport to Europe, and these British eps (along w/ Austria and Switzerland) are my favorites. Samantha as always is a charming host. Her sense of humor is great and these eps are particularly fun because there is no language barrier between her and the locals. Every interaction will make you smile and most will make you laugh. These episodes are whimsical, witty, wonderful...if you are armchair traveling, this is the trip you want to take."
Focused too much on the narrator and not enough on the count
European | 05/08/2009
(1 out of 5 stars)
"This DVD spent way too much time on the woman narrating and not enough on the sites. I guess that would be OK if you wanted to buy a video of her, but I was expecting a video of England and Scotland. Also, I found it strange that she was saying that one of the places she visited in London she normally wouldn't go to because of safety, but why would she include it on her video. I would shop around for a better video guide.
Good itinerary but not in depth, badly edited, & not funny!
Brian M | Atlanta, GA | 02/08/2010
(2 out of 5 stars)
"On this DVD, Samantha Brown offers a great itinerary of the England, Ireland, & Scotland which she visits during the winter but is not nearly as in depth as Rick Steves' or Rudy Maxa! Her bad jokes that are funny 1/10 times really kill the flow of the show as well. Samantha caters to the soccer moms of America but is more concerned about staying in a fancy hotel and getting a fancy dinner than actually learning about her surroundings. She spends way too much time talking up her hotel & eating rather than showing us more sites or offering any kind of history or background of the area. Just like getting half a meal at a restaurant and wondering what happened, Samantha Brown's programs seem way too short and leave the viewer longing for more information, creating more unanswered questions. For a more thorough series watch "Best of Europe by Rudy Maxa" or "Rick Steves' Europe: All 80 Shows 2000-2009"."
Passport to Europe: England, Ireland and Scotland
Mrs. Marjorie Brown | 04/14/2010
(3 out of 5 stars)
"I gave this series to my daughter who intends to take her first overseas extended world trip later this year with her family and she has informed me that most of the scenery was fantastic and most of the travel information semi informative but there was too much emphasis put on where to get the best wines and eateries. There are better examples on the market for first time travellers."