Best Of Europe: Music Lover's Europe (Blu-ray + DVD + Digital Copy)
Rudy Maxa, the most trusted name in travel, goes beyond the guidebooks to share his authoritative "tips, trips and secret places." Now, Europe looks even better in spectacular Blu-ray. The world's most popular destinations, hidden treasures and off-the-beaten path surprises pop off the screen in spectacular high definition, making these discs a must-own collectible for millions of travel buffs. Rudy, one of America's foremost travel experts, is seen on more than 300 PBS stations every week, is the popular voice of The Savvy Traveler as heard on NPR, and is the contributing editor of National Geographic's Traveler magazine.
Program 1: Music Lover's Europe
Wherever you are headed in Europe, music rings out in concert halls, opera houses, local festivals, markets, and street corners. Rudy shares his favorite musical moments in destinations that are worth a special trip: from Italy and the French Pyrenees to Ireland's County Clare and Norway. This music provides a backdrop for enthralling local scenery and engaging local stories.
Program 2: Salzburg and the Lake District
In musical Salzburg, Rudy visits the house where the young Mozart was born and where he composed his first masterpiece. Next, relax in Austria's woodsy "Sound of Music" land, the Salzkammergut Lake District. Soar high into the mountains to tour magical ice caves and then stroll little spa towns where Europe's crowned heads once "took to the baths."
Program 3: Vienna and the Danube
Hapsburg palaces, coffee houses, Strauss waltzes...all symbolic of Vienna. Visiting elegant Schonbrunn Palace, riding in carriages, sampling luscious apple strudel, and listening to Mozart concerts, Rudy sees that Austria's capital still lives in its elegant, proud past. For a change from urban to countryside, cruise down the Danube past gorgeous vineyards and magnificent castles.