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RICK STEVES' EUROPE: Highlights Of Castile: Toledo And Salamanca

Rick Steves with a scenic view of Toledo, Spain in the background.
Rick Steves
Rick Steves with a scenic view of Toledo, Spain in the background.

Airs Saturday, September 21, 2013 at 4 p.m. on KPBS TV

Rick Steves advocates smart, affordable, perspective-broadening travel. As host and writer of the popular public television series RICK STEVES' EUROPE, and best-selling author of 40 European travel books, he encourages Americans to travel as "temporary locals." He helps American travelers connect much more intimately and authentically with Europe — and Europeans — for a fraction of what mainstream tourists pay.

Rick's Travel Tips

Explore Europe confidently, efficiently and safely using these travel tips.

"Highlights Of Castile: Toledo & Salamanca" - In this episode, Castile sparkles with Roman Segovia, walled Avila, student-filled Salamanca, and holy Toledo! We marvel at El Greco, pop some explosive pickles, and ramble Spain's most awe-inspiring medieval walls.


Then, just for fun, we drop in on a bachelorette party with local troubadours, slice and savor tasty jamon, stroll with the crowd, and grab a front-row seat to enjoy Europe's most enchanting square.

This episode originally aired in 2010.

Rick's Travel Philosophy:

Travel is of the last great sources of legal adventure. Travel is intensified living, with maximum thrills per minute. It's recess, and we need it. Experiencing the real Europe requires catching it by surprise, going casual...Through the Back Door.

Rick Steves is on Facebook, and you can follow @RickSteves on Twitter.

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