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Rick Steves’ Europe Through the Back Door

Rick Steves' Europe Through the Back Door

With Support From Chautauqua Institution

WVIZ/PBS and 90.3 WCPN ideastream is bringing Rick Steves to Cleveland for an evening of travel tips and tactics!

Wednesday, March 20th at 7:30pm
The Ohio Theatre at PlayhouseSquare

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You hear him every week on 90.3 WCPN and see him on WVIZ/PBS. Now see Rick Steves in person at a special live presentation, “Rick Steves’ Europe Through the Back Door.”

Rick will share the lessons he’s learned from a lifetime of travel in this entertaining, information-packed slideshow/lecture. And nobody can explain it better than Rick Steves, a travel pro who’s spent a third of his adult life living out of a rucksack in Europe!

On Wednesday, March 20, you’ll discover how to get the maximum travel thrills for every mile, minute, and dollar; an insider’s perspective on how to stretch your travel dollar, avoid crowds, pack smart, and eat and sleep well.

Ticket Information

Tickets to “Rick Steves’ Europe Through the Back Door” are $30 and $50 each.
For ticketing questions, contact the PlayhouseSquare Box Office at 216-241-6000.

Limited Meet and Greet & Reception with Rick Opportunity

A limited number of $100 VIP tickets are available which include:

  • One (1) Premium Seat for the lecture
  • One (1) admittance to a Meet and Greet Reception immediately following the lecture at the Idea Center (located next door to the PlayhouseSquare Theatres). On ticket order page, click on the Lecture Plus Post Show Reception Package to order this package.

Order Your Tickets Now!

About Rick Steves

Rick Steves“Rick Steves’ Europe” airs on Tuesdays at 7:30pm and on Saturdays at 2:30pm on WVIZ/PBS. On 90.3 WCPN, “Travel With Rick Steves” airs every Saturday at 1:00pm.

Rick Steves advocates smart, affordable, perspective-broadening travel. As host and writer of popular public television and public radio series and best-selling author of over 50 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.

Over the past 20 years, Rick has hosted over 100 travel shows for public television, and numerous pledge specials (raising millions of dollars for local stations). Rick writes and co-produces his television programs through his company, Back Door Productions.

Rick Steves also hosts a weekly public radio program, Travel with Rick Steves. The radio series features a broader approach to travel everywhere, and includes interviews with guest travel experts and listener call-ins. Rick has also created a series of audio walking tour podcasts for museums and neighborhoods in Paris, Rome, Florence, Venice, London and Athens.

In addition to his guidebooks, TV and radio work, Rick is a syndicated newspaper columnist with the Tribune Media Services. He appears frequently on television, radio, and online as the leading authority on European travel.

Rick took his first trip to Europe in 1969, visiting piano factories with his father, a piano importer. By the time he reached 18, Rick jokes, “I realized I didn’t need my parents to travel!” He began traveling on his own, funding his trips by teaching piano lessons. In 1976, he started Europe Through the Back Door (ETBD), a business which has grown from a one-man operation to a company with a well-traveled staff of 80 full-time employees. ETBD also runs a successful European tour program with more than 450 departures - attracting around 12,000 travelers - annually.

Rick spends about a third of every year in Europe, researching guidebooks, filming TV shows, and making new discoveries for travelers. He lives and works in his hometown of Edmonds, Washington.

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Chautauqua Institution

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