Follow Rick Steves, the Edmonds-based European travel guru, all around Europe. His weekly column runs online each Tuesday in the Travel / Outdoors section.
Budapest’s impressive Parliament building, perched on the Danube River, is even more extravagant inside, which means tour tickets often sell out, so book ahead.
Planning a European vacation? Check out this roundup of openings and new attractions, from Prague to Gdansk to Budapest.
Planning a European vacation? Here’s an up-to-date report on what’s new, what’s open and what’s not.
A look at what’s new in French and Dutch museums plus tips for travelers, from new Eiffel Tower dining to Dutch transport tickets.
Planning a European vacation? Here are some additions for your sightseeing agenda.
For example, the Eiffel Tower is ho-hum to some, but a trip to the top is a peak experience.
Look for grand mangers, tasty fruit breads and more for a Buon Natale, Italian-style.
Paris celebrates Yuletide with its typical urban flair: extravagant lighting, yummy window displays, and ice skating in the heart of the city.
Museums, ancient edifices and tiny sausages draw visitors.
The Italian city is chaotic, crime-ridden but captivating and shouldn’t be missed, says European travel specialist Rick Steves. And, yes, get a pizza in the city where it originated.
Gritty, hard-working city comes with a steady sea breeze and a seagull soundtrack.
Rick Steves takes a look at four top European military museums — and how all honor, but never celebrate, war.