RICK STEVES' EUROPE: Scotland's Islands
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On “Scotland's Islands,” Host Rick Steven begins on the tranquil Isle of Iona, where Christianity first reached the shores of Scotland, and nearby Staffa, with a lovable puffin colony.
Then he visits another of the Inner Hebrides, road-tripping across the Isle of Skye, where he explores Iron Age forts, thatched crofter huts, and the dramatic Trotternish Peninsula.
Finally, he sails to Orkney — more Nordic than Celtic — with its stony remnants of a thriving Iron Age civilization and evocative reminders of the 20th-century wartime harbor at Scapa Flow.
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About Season 10:
Consummate traveler, host and best-selling guidebook author Rick Steves returns for Season 10 of RICK STEVES' EUROPE. The popular travel series takes viewers to some of Europe's engaging destinations, from great cities to off-the-beaten-path discoveries, in 12 all-new episodes.
In Lisbon, Portugal's hilly, coastal capital city, Rick enjoys pastries hot out of the oven, and strolls the city’s back lanes and its reinvigorated waterfront. During his travels, he also listens to soulful fado music, which dates back to the 1820s.
In later episodes, Rick also travels to The Highlands of Scotland ... where legends of Bonnie Prince Charlie swirl around lonely castles. He visits the “Weeping Glen” of Glencoe, bustling Inverness, and the battlefield at Culloden.
Then he makes a pilgrimage to the spiritual capital of a major clan, and goes prehistoric at Stone Age burial grounds and Iron Age island forts.
Whether you’re an armchair traveler eager to learn, or an active traveler dreaming up new plans, Season 10 of RICK STEVES' EUROPE is the next best thing to a plane ticket.
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