RICK STEVES' EUROPE TRAVEL SKILLS distills Rick Steves' 30 years of travel experience into an information-rich two-hour special. Rick dispenses practical advice on enjoying a fun, affordable and culturally broadening trip to Europe. Shot on his favorite 3,000-mile "Best of Europe" loop - Amsterdam, Germany's Rhineland, Venice, Siena, the Italian Riviera, the Swiss Alps, Paris and London - Rick shares the essential skills of smart travel. He covers planning an itinerary, hurdling the language barrier, driving rental cars and catching trains, avoiding scams, eating well, sleeping smart, staying safe and revealing everything viewers need to know to turn their travel dreams into reality. Between breaks, Rick and his co-host share insights into the latest developments in European travel and deliver an inspirational, mission-oriented pitch about the value of public television. This program features content taken from Rick Steves' Europe(#711, 712, 713).