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Rick Steves - Best of Travels in Europe (British Isles/France/Spain & Portugal/Germany, Austria & Switzerland/Italy/Greece, Turkey, Israel & Egypt)
Rick Steves - Best of Travels in Europe
British Isles/France/Spain & Portugal/Germany, Austria & Switzerland/Italy/Greece, Turkey, Israel & Egypt
Genres: Special Interests
NR     2004     36hr 0min

Beloved PBS personality Rick Steves takes you on a guided tour of Europe and the Mediterranean: Disc 1: British Isles - North Wales, Edinburgh, Scotland, Dublin and Belfast, Western Ireland, London, Cotswold Villages, and ...  more »


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Genres: Special Interests
Sub-Genres: Travel
Studio: Questar
Format: DVD - Color - Best of
DVD Release Date: 03/09/2004
Release Year: 2004
Run Time: 36hr 0min
Screens: Color
Number of Discs: 6
SwapaDVD Credits: 6
Total Copies: 0
Members Wishing: 1
Edition: Box set
MPAA Rating: NR (Not Rated)
Languages: English

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Movie Reviews

Good set of travel dvds
W. Lashley | Seattle, WA | 07/13/2004
(5 out of 5 stars)

"A great DVD that shows you Europe up close. Watch these DVDs before making your next trip to Europe!The breakdown of the discs:Disc 1: British Isles
North Wales
Dublin and Belfast
Western Ireland
Cotswold Villages
Extra Features: London Day Trips, Blenheim Palace, Rick's Back Door Travel Tips. Disc 2: France
The Loire Valley
The French Riviera
The Dordogne
Extra Features: Paris Day Trips, Limous Wine Festival, Rick's Back Door Travel Tips. Disc 3: Spain & Portugal
Madrid and Toledo
Seville and Andalusia
Barcelona to Segovia
Grenada to Tangier
Costa del Sol
Portugal's Southern Coast
Cape Sagres and Lagos
Extra Features: Alcoy's Moors and Christians Festival, Gibraltar, Cordoba, Rick's Back Door Travel Tips. Disc 4: Germany, Austria & Switzerland
Munich and Bavaria
Berlin and Potsdam
Vienna and the Danube
Austrian Lakes District
Swiss AlpsWestern Switzerland
Bern, Murten and Gruyere.
Extra Features: Munich's Oktoberfest; Austrian Christmas Festival; Switzerland's Fasnacht Festival; and Rick's Back Door Travel Tips. Disc 5: Italy
The Amalfi Coast
Hill Towns of Tuscany
The Italian Riviera, and more.
Extra Features: Venice Regatta, Lake Como, Milan, and Rick's Back Door Travel Tips. Disc 6: Greece, Turkey, Israel & Egypt
Athens and the Acropolis
The Peloponnese and the Mycenae Palace
The Greek Islands
Central Turkey, Ankara and Cappadocia
Turkish West Coast, Kusadasi and Ephesus
Jerusalem, the Dead Sea and Kibbutz Ein Gedi
Cairo to Luxor
The Pyramids of Giza and the Sphinx.
Extra Features : Gates of Jerusalem; Thessalonika and Greek Monasteries; Istanbul; and Rick's Back Door Travel Tips. There are 21 hours on 6 discs. Each disc is approx. 210 minutes."
Goes so FAR BEYOND what you'd find in a book!
K. Corn | Indianapolis,, IN United States | 03/17/2005
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Let's face it - some of like to read travel guidebooks and make detailed lists of itineraries, places to visit, etc. Others of us yawn at the thought of wading through all that print... but do better when we can actually see, with plenty of action and dialogue, the actual PLACES that we might be visiting.
For those who like to get a feel for the country they are about to visit, these DVDs do the trick. We were awed by the film quality and even the humorous asides that Rick Steves provided about unique experiences he'd had.
Be aware that Steves has strong opinions about how one best experiences a new country. He does provide basic info for the new or inexperienced traveler while also encouraging visitors to stray from the beaten paths and experience cities away from the usual "touristy" spots. In short, he suggests a mixture of planning and spontaneity, something that is sure to guarantee some unexpected surprises that could be the highlight of the trip.
Each DVD is a delight and I was actually dissappointed when each ended, feeling as though my appetite was just getting whetting for a particular city. Looking at the DVD on Barcelona, for instance, only made me want to see more of the artist Gaudi's works and I was awestruck by churches which were still in construction after hundreds of years - such painstaking work! Seeing these images on the screen was so much more intense an experience than readng about them in a guidebook.
We gave a set of these DVDs to a college student who was taking his first trip overseas and he was able to hit the ground running, knowing where to go to get the basic info he needed. From watching the DVDs, he also had a strong sense of WHAT he wanted to see and how best to travel, where to eat and how to avoid some of the pitfalls that one learns only AFTER becoming an experienced traveler. Well worth the price, especially since the savvy viewer should save time and money while having a wonderful time!"
Packed with travel information!!!
JJ | Mass | 02/19/2005
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Great ivestment for the money! Ten dollars for 21 hours of travel information!! Can't be beat!!

Sharp dvd quality video (definately not VHS) and a wealth of information for the money. Ricks' historical perspective of these destinations with his hands on practical advice make this a great investment for all future Europe-bound travelers. In all honesty, I really can't say enough great things about this dvd set.

The video footage of all these destinations is fantastic as well. Not only focusing on the big tourist destinations, but covering the small country settings off the beaten path make this a wonderful bargain at this price!

Will be added to the family video library!
Rick Steves - Best of Travels in Europe
L. Goff | USA | 01/27/2005
(5 out of 5 stars)

"I bought this collection from Amazon a few months ago when it was $27 and found it to be a GREAT value. Now it's less than $10... Buy multiple copies and give them to your friends who you would like to travel with. :-)

Because of the Italy DVD, we are spending a week in Tuscany. Rick "sold" us!!!"