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Smart Travels Europe with Rudy Maxa:  Bath & South Wales/ Edinburgh & Scotland
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    Two episodes plus bonus clips: We conjure magic in Georgian Bath and follow tales of Camelot into South Wales. In Bath, we marvel at ancient Roman spas and peek into the high society of Jane Austen's day. We stop by Wells to admire that city's spectacular cathedral, and we quest for the Holy Grail in mystical Glastonbury. Wales' Wye River Valley offers a wealth of scenic riches. We investigate Caerleon's claim to King Arthur and explore a ruined abbey that inspired poet William Wordsworth....

    Smart Travels Europe with Rudy Maxa:  Belgium / Amsterdam & the Netherlands / Denmark
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      Three episodes plus bonus clips: Belgium is a hub for gourmets and connoisseurs. Treat yourselves to chocolate and first-rate beer. Indulge in folk music and Bruegel paintings, and investigate a passion for comic strips. Then drive to breathtaking Bruges, a medieval city suspended in time. Cruise canals, admire handmade lace and pay homage to a Michelangelo masterpiece. Netherlands inspired the Dutch masters and conquered the sea. Bicycle to Amsterdam's great art museums to see the works of...

      Smart Travels Europe with Rudy Maxa:  Carcassonne & the Pyrenees / Bordeaux & the Dordogne
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        Two episodes plus bonus clips: From a fairytale fortress to the gentle Pyrenees, Rudy takes in the castles and peaks of this magical region. We tour the largest fortress in Europe, Carcassonne. A gallop through the countryside takes in several romantic castle ruins and the artwork of Toulouse Lautrec. Then we head for high country and one of the world's natural wonders--a mountain amphitheatre with cascading waterfalls. The world's finest wines, sweeping vineyards and fine food couple with a...

        Smart Travels Europe with Rudy Maxa:  Classical Europe / Renaissance Europe / Europes Getaways
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          Three episodes plus bonus clips : Classical Europe: Ancient remnants are more than cold stone. They hold centuries of stories. We visit favorite classical sites around the Mediterranean, pick up new stories and learn connections. It's the Greeks in Athens, Delphi, Delos, Paestum, and Syracuse--and the Romans in Pompeii, Rome, and Provence. Renaissance Europe explores the arts and ambiance of that vibrant period. In Florence, Milan, and Venice, we find works by Brunelleschi, Michelangelo,...

          Smart Travels Europe with Rudy Maxa:  London / English Countryside
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            Two episodes plus bonus clips: London came close to ruling the world. With a legacy that includes Shakespeare and the Beatles, London endlessly reinvents itself. Sip tea and savor traditional sights such as Buckingham Palace and the changing of the guard. See where Charles Dickens penned Oliver Twist, and get a birds-eye view of contemporary London from the London Eye observation wheel. Check out the art at the newly opened Tate Modern Art Museum. The English Countryside outside of London...

            Smart Travels Europe with Rudy Maxa:  Sicily / Milan & Lake Como
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              Two episodes plus bonus clips: Milan symbolizes 21st century Italy--a center for finance and fashion. We explore Italy's most extravagant Gothic cathedral,check out Leonardo's Last Supper and shop, shop, shop. The Milan Design Museum shows how, for locals, everyday life is art. We train north to Lake Como, ferry-hop lakeside villages, and explore elegant villas and historic Villa D'Este Hotel. A side trip to ancient Bergamo and a festival in the Valtellina complete our journey. Once the hub of...

              Smart Travels Europe with Rudy Maxa:  Stockholm & Sweden; Oslo & Norway
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                Two episodes plus bonus clips: Sweden is a natural-born beauty, with luxuriant landscapes and sleek style. We cruise Stockholm's archipelago, visit a designer hotel and sip cocktails in a lounge built completely of ice! We stroll Karl Milles sculpture garden, and admire the Vasa, a preserved 17th century warship. Then it's off to the woodsy Kingdom of Crystal where we peek in on glass artists and get rowdy at a traditional herring dinner. We pay tribute to a medieval castle once called the key...

                Smart Travels Europe with Rudy Maxa:  Switzerland & the Alps / Christmas in Switzerland
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                  Two episodes plus bonus clips: The Swiss Alps reverberate with cowbells, accordions, and laughter. We home base in the year-round playground of Interlaken, the town between two lakes. We sail across glacial Lake Brienz, famous for its beautiful wood carving. We head to spectacular Lauterbrunnen Valley for a heart-stopping gondola ride to alpine heights, and hike past flower-filled meadows and mountain chalets. Then it's off to vibrant Zurich for shopping, chocolate and tasty Swiss cuisine. Hot...

                  Smart Travels Europe with Rudy Maxa:  Venice / Genoa and ItalianRiviera
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                    Two episodes plus bonus clips: Surrender to the charms of magical Venice. Tour the famous sites - Piazza San Marco, the fairytale Basilica of San Marco and the Rialto Bridge. Escape the crowds in Dorsoduro and Cannaregio; take a dreamy gondola ride and visit a traditional Venetian mask shop. On Murano and Burano, discover hand blown glass, lace and the birthplace of Venice. * CINE Golden Eagle Award * Silver Telly Award-Documentary * Silver Telly Award-Music The Italian Riviera! Seek la dolce...

                    Smart Travels Europe with Rudy Maxa: Europes Best I
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                      80-minute special with highlights form Smart Travels Season One plus bonus features and extras A whirlwind tour of some of Europe's most intriguing destinations, Europe's Best is fast moving, high-energy, and jam-packed with information. From the canals of Venice to Stonehenge, from the Roman Forum to London's theatre district, this special sweeps through Europe's best historical sights, museums, monuments, cathedrals, villages, and meals. Join Rudy for a quick tour of… • Naples &...

                      Smart Travels Europe with Rudy Maxa: Florence / Italian Hilltowns
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                        Two episodes plus bonus clips: Rich in art, Florence brings the Renaissance to life. Visit the great museums: the Uffizi, Bargello, and Accademia, as well as the landmarks of the Renaissance, the Duomo, Baptistery and Giotto's Tower. Beat the crowds in peaceful Oltrarno. An excursion outside of town leads to a Medici villa, a sleepy Tuscan town and a museum with inventions by Leonardo da Vinci. Italian Hilltowns of Tuscany and Umbria: Castles, vineyards, walled cities and fierce medieval...

                        Smart Travels Europe with Rudy Maxa: Frances Champagne Region / Normandy
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                          Two episodes plus bonus clips France's Champagne Region / Normandy The Champagne region of France bubbles over with fine wine, gourmet cuisine, picturesque towns and gothic spires. We base in Reims, home of the historic cathedral where French kings were crowned. We visit champagne producers large and small. In the medieval town of Troyes, we shop for fine chocolate and discover a collection of modern art. The city of Charleville delights with its golden architecture and tradition of puppetry....

                          Smart Travels Europe with Rudy Maxa: French Riviera / Burgundy & Loire
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                            Two episodes plus bonus clips: Along the French Riviera from Nice to St. Tropez, we drop in on the hot spots of the famous Cote d'Azur. Based in lively Nice, we visit the local beaches and superb museums featuring works by Matisse, Picasso, and Signac. A short hop leads to wealthy Monaco. Then it's on to glamorous Cannes and the beaches at Juan le Pins. In stylish St. Tropez, we visit the prettiest beaches and tour the colorful town. Inland, we make our own perfume in Grasse and explore a...

                            Smart Travels Europe with Rudy Maxa: Germanys Romantic Road / Rhine & Mosel Rivers / Prague & Budapest
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                              Three episodes plus bonus clips: Germany's Romantic Road: We start in Wurzburg at the Baroque Bishop's Palace and a wine festival. Next an auto museum in a Renaissance Castle. In Dinkelsbuhl we celebrate the day the children saved the town with music and historic re-enactments, then finish in Rothenburg, Germany's best-preserved medieval-walled city. Rhine & Mosel Rivers: After a visit to the ancient Roman city of Trier we head up the Mosel River to vineyards and medieval fortresses. Then...

                              Smart Travels Europe with Rudy Maxa: Irelands West Coast  / Dublin & Beyond
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                                Two episodes plus bonus clips: We're blessed with a bit of Irish luck as we take on Ireland's ruggedly beautiful West Coast. We start in Galway shopping for Irish crystal and Celtic jewelry. Then it's a boat trip to the fabled Aran Islands where we reach breathless heights at a Stone Age fort and ferret out traditional hand-knit sweaters. Heading south, we pass through the eerie landscape of the Burren, sample Irish folk music, and binge on a medieval banquet at Bunratty Castle. In the forests...

                                Smart Travels Europe with Rudy Maxa: Italys Bologna & Emilia Romagna / Veneto & Dolomites
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                                  Two episodes plus bonus clips: Bologna & Emilia Romagna: Known for wheels of golden cheese, sweet prosciutto and divine vinegar, this slice of Northern Italy is a feast. We eat our way across the region, taking in glorious art and culture: cheese and mosaics in Parma, Balsamic vinegar and racecars in Modena, ham, pasta and university life in Bologna. An excursion to the mountainous Apennines, a trip to Ravenna's sixth-century mosaics and a beach resort at Rimini round out the adventure. *New...

                                  Smart Travels Europe with Rudy Maxa: Medieval Europe / Four Great Cities of Europe
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                                    Two episodes plus bonus clips: Medieval Europe: Moody ruins, tippy towers, cobbled streets, sparkling mosaics, monasteries, castles, and cathedrals are the stuff of tourist dreams. We revisit some favorites and a few new sights as we make sense out of a fascinating thousand years--from the fall of Rome to the dawn of the Renaissance. We sort it out with short itineraries in Ireland, Austria, Germany, and France. Four Great Cities of Europe: London, Paris, Amsterdam and Brussels. Big cities are...

                                    Smart Travels Europe with Rudy Maxa: Out of Rome / Croatias Dalmatian Coast
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                                      Two episodes plus bonus clips: Out of Rome: We leave the eternal city behind by way of the famous Apian Way to explore the environs of Rome. First it's the majesty of Emperor Hadrian's villa and lakes of the Alban Hills. Next, it's south to the ancient seaport of Ostia, Rome's Pompeii. Along the way we sample olive oil, stop at the ancients' favorite beach and visit a medieval hilltop town. Our own five-star villa is a retreat fit for an emperor. Croatia's Dalmatian Coast: Europe's best kept...

                                      Smart Travels Europe with Rudy Maxa: Paris / Provence
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                                        Two episodes plus bonus clips: Paris, city of style, art and pastries. Experience extraordinary art: the Impressionist at Musee D'Orsay and the sculpture garden at the Rodin. Hit the sites: Notre Dame, Pompidou Center, Eiffel Tower. Stroll through parks, markets and cafes. Explore neighborhoods: the Marais, lovely Place des Vosges, the Latin Quarter and artistic Montmartre. TIPS on riding the Metro, buying museum passes, and shopping for bread, cheese, ham and pastries. Sun, olive trees and...

                                        Smart Travels Europe with Rudy Maxa: Rome / Naples & Amalfi Coast
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                                          Two episodes plus bonus clips. We begin in ancient Rome: the Forum, Palatine Hill, Colosseum, and Baths of Caracalla. See modern Roman life on the streets, in cafes, pizzerias and gelaterias. Detour to Vatican City, then shop the Corso & relax at the Spanish Steps. City walks in the historic center and shady Trastevere. Naples is an ideal launching point for exploring ancient Pompeii and the devastation of Mount Vesuvius. Trek across an active volcano, then to stylish Sorrento, sample luscious...

                                          Smart Travels Europe with Rudy Maxa: Salzburg & the Lakes District / Vienna & the Danube
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                                            Two episodes plus bonus clips: In musical Salzburg, Rudy visits the grand Cathedral, takes a funicular to Europe's greatest medieval fort, and shops baroque streets from the time of Mozart. And he visits the home where young Amadeus composed his first masterpiece. At Salzburg's prince-archbishops palace, secret passions are revealed. And finally, Rudy relaxes in Sound of Music land, the Salzkammergut Lakes District. *Silver Telly Award--Travel and Tourism *CINE Golden Eagle Award...

                                            Smart Travels Pacific Rim with Rudy Maxa: Guadalajara & Puerto Vallarta / Mexico City & Ixtapa
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                                              Two episodes plus bonus clips: Guadalajara is alive with mariachi music, colonial architecture, and passionate artists. Rudy explores the rich history and culture of the most Mexican of cities. And he takes in the art scene from papier-mache pinatas to dramatic Orozco murals. A tequila factory tour reveals secrets of great margaritas. Then it's an easy hop to the coast where Puerto Vallarta's traditions thrive along side new resorts. Mexico City is modern, crowded, cosmopolitan, and steeped in...

                                              Smart Travels Pacific Rim with Rudy Maxa: Maui & Hawaiis Big Island / Oahu & Kauai
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                                                Two episodes plus bonus clips: Maui & Hawaii's Big Island: Pacific cultures converge on Hawaii. Rudy begins on Maui, where he braves the twisting road to Hana past waterfalls and tropical splendor. Fire-dancers light up the night sky, and we sway to slack-key guitar. Later, Rudy hops over to Hawaii's Big Island for ancient petroglyphs and a helicopter tour of the world's most active volcano. *Silver Telly Award--Travels and Tourism Oahu & Kauai: Sunning, swimming, and surfing at Waikiki Beach...

                                                Smart Travels Pacific Rim with Rudy Maxa: New Zealands South Island / New Zealands North Island
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                                                  Two episodes plus bonus clips: The South Island of New Zealand weaves Kiwi culture with scenic splendor. The vineyards of Marlborough bring this country's wines to the world stage. At a local artists' colony, Rudy learns Maori bone carving. Breathtaking Queenstown draws adventurers from around the world. We brave white-water rapids on river boards and ride a hot air balloon for soaring views of Lord of the Rings country. With spectacular seismic activity, fascinating plant and animal life, and...