Lisbon, built with the riches of Portugal's New World discoveries, has a rustic charm. Great navigators are remembered. Rick eats lots of cod, enjoys pastries hot out of the oven, strolls the city's back lanes and its reinvigorated waterfront, marvels at an exquisite church built with spice taxes, and listens to some soulful fado music. Then he takes a side-trip to Sintra to explore the fanciful castles of Portuguese royalty and climbs hilltop ramparts with grand views.
Rick Steves' Europe advises viewers about where to stay, what to see and how to get around in Europe. Episodes feature an exciting and up-to-date snapshot of the best Europe has to offer. Along the way, Rick shares his extensive knowledge of European history, art and culture.