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Bonjour. Guten Tag. Hola. Ciao. Hello, Europe — here comes Samantha Brown! With her bags packed and passport in hand, travel expert Samantha Brown journeys throughout Europe. During her adventures, Samantha offers practical travel tips and introduces us to an "A-list" of experts who'll share the best their city has to offer Americans traveling abroad. Samantha will reveal her favorite spots, including where to eat, where to sleep, and where to play. Whether its finding the most romantic spot in Venice, eating oysters on the coast of Brittany, catching the Olympic spirit in Turin, stomping grapes on a Greek Island, or shopping for a bargain in Milan, join Samantha as she takes full advantage of her Passport to Europe.

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Bonjour. Guten Tag. Hola. Ciao. Hello, Europe — here comes Samantha Brown! With her bags packed and passport in hand, travel expert Samantha Brown journeys throughout Europe. During her adventures, Samantha offers practical travel tips and introduces us to an "A-list" of experts who'll share the best their city has to offer Americans traveling abroad. Samantha will reveal her favorite spots, including where to eat, where to sleep, and where to play. Whether its finding the most romantic spot in Venice, eating oysters on the coast of Brittany, catching the Olympic spirit in Turin, stomping grapes on a Greek Island, or shopping for a bargain in Milan, join Samantha as she takes full advantage of her Passport to Europe.

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    Rome, Italy

    Samantha taps into the passionate heartbeat of the Eternal City of Rome. Find out where to have the true Roman coffee experience and how to avoid three-hour lines at the city's top attractions. Then go along with Sam to take in the 21st century ambiance of Rome's wild nightlife.

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    • 21 Minutes

    Samantha taps into the passionate heartbeat of the Eternal City of Rome. Find out where to have the true Roman coffee experience and how to avoid three-hour lines at the city's top attractions. Then go along with Sam to take in the 21st century ambiance of Rome's wild nightlife.

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    • 21 Minutes
    • EPISODE 2

    London Now

    An eclectic mix of avant-garde and rich traditional, London is the quintessential cosmopolitan experience. Samantha demonstrates how to hop on the London Eye, sample the city's most popular Indian cuisine, and beat the lines at Madame Tussaud's Wax Museum.

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    • 21 Minutes

    An eclectic mix of avant-garde and rich traditional, London is the quintessential cosmopolitan experience. Samantha demonstrates how to hop on the London Eye, sample the city's most popular Indian cuisine, and beat the lines at Madame Tussaud's Wax Museum.

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    • 21 Minutes
    • EPISODE 3

    Berlin, Germany

    Twenty times the size of Manhattan, Berlin is a city constantly on the move. Samantha visits the Pergamon, one of the city's top art museums, and stops by the Brandenburg Gate to chat with the "king" before finding Berlin's new-found freedom at the Berlin Wall.

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    Twenty times the size of Manhattan, Berlin is a city constantly on the move. Samantha visits the Pergamon, one of the city's top art museums, and stops by the Brandenburg Gate to chat with the "king" before finding Berlin's new-found freedom at the Berlin Wall.

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    • EPISODE 4

    Lisbon, Portugal

    It may be the smallest capital in Europe, but Lisbon is synonymous with adventure. Samantha visits a studio where handmade tiles have been made for centuries, eats at a monastery bakery and drinks a cup of bica while listening to music heard only in Portugal.

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    • 21 Minutes

    It may be the smallest capital in Europe, but Lisbon is synonymous with adventure. Samantha visits a studio where handmade tiles have been made for centuries, eats at a monastery bakery and drinks a cup of bica while listening to music heard only in Portugal.

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    • 21 Minutes
    • EPISODE 5

    Barcelona, Spain

    Art, architecture, and cava wine are staples in this Spanish coastal city. Samantha samples the nightlife of El Xampanyet Bar and discovers the unique architecture of Antoni Gaudi before strolling the medieval lanes, sidewalk markets, and festive street celebrations.

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    • 21 Minutes

    Art, architecture, and cava wine are staples in this Spanish coastal city. Samantha samples the nightlife of El Xampanyet Bar and discovers the unique architecture of Antoni Gaudi before strolling the medieval lanes, sidewalk markets, and festive street celebrations.

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    • 21 Minutes
    • EPISODE 6

    Simply Paris

    Experience everything that is simply Paris! Samantha strolls along the Champs-Elysees, satisfies a sweet tooth with French pastry at Laduree, takes a twilight river cruise along the Seine, and more while falling for the opulent, magnificent beauty of this splendid city.

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    • 21 Minutes

    Experience everything that is simply Paris! Samantha strolls along the Champs-Elysees, satisfies a sweet tooth with French pastry at Laduree, takes a twilight river cruise along the Seine, and more while falling for the opulent, magnificent beauty of this splendid city.

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    • 21 Minutes
    • EPISODE 7

    Zurich, Switzerland

    Vacation in one of Europe's priciest cities, where a disproportionate number of the natives happen to be millionaires. Samantha learns what is stored in the vaults of Zurich's international banks and where to shop for local specialties like chocolate and cheese.

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    • 21 Minutes

    Vacation in one of Europe's priciest cities, where a disproportionate number of the natives happen to be millionaires. Samantha learns what is stored in the vaults of Zurich's international banks and where to shop for local specialties like chocolate and cheese.

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    • 21 Minutes
    • EPISODE 8

    Brussels, Belgium

    Ever consider Brussels, Belgium as your next European vacation destination? Samantha Brown takes off to this capital city and is totally charmed by it. Join Samantha as she explores everything that makes Brussels a great city to relax in and enjoy.

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    • 21 Minutes

    Ever consider Brussels, Belgium as your next European vacation destination? Samantha Brown takes off to this capital city and is totally charmed by it. Join Samantha as she explores everything that makes Brussels a great city to relax in and enjoy.

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    • 21 Minutes
    • EPISODE 9

    Amsterdam, the Netherlands / Holland

    Did you know that the city of Amsterdam has more bridges and canals than Venice? And that nearly 80% of the population of the Netherlands owns a bicycle? These are just a few things that Samantha Brown discovers when she visits Amsterdam, Holland.

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    • 21 Minutes

    Did you know that the city of Amsterdam has more bridges and canals than Venice? And that nearly 80% of the population of the Netherlands owns a bicycle? These are just a few things that Samantha Brown discovers when she visits Amsterdam, Holland.

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    • 21 Minutes
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    Dublin, Ireland

    Dublin is experiencing a massive revitalization, and word has gotten out that this Irish city is becoming more cosmopolitan - but Samantha's there to experience its traditional Irish heritage, which she finds most entertainingly in its people!

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    • 21 Minutes

    Dublin is experiencing a massive revitalization, and word has gotten out that this Irish city is becoming more cosmopolitan - but Samantha's there to experience its traditional Irish heritage, which she finds most entertainingly in its people!

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    • 21 Minutes
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    Prague, Czech Republic

    Closed to visitors until 1990, Prague has emerged as a top 21st century European destination. Art is a way of life in this city of expression that was home to Mozart himself. Samantha hunts for local Czech cuisine in a city that has opened its arms to travelers.

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    • 21 Minutes

    Closed to visitors until 1990, Prague has emerged as a top 21st century European destination. Art is a way of life in this city of expression that was home to Mozart himself. Samantha hunts for local Czech cuisine in a city that has opened its arms to travelers.

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    • 21 Minutes
    • EPISODE 13

    Edinburgh, Scotland

    Visit Edinburgh, Scotland, so steeped in history that a section called New Town dates back to the 18th century. Samantha samples some malt whiskey and strolls through medieval streets that host some of the most hip and happening festivals of the 21st century.

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    Visit Edinburgh, Scotland, so steeped in history that a section called New Town dates back to the 18th century. Samantha samples some malt whiskey and strolls through medieval streets that host some of the most hip and happening festivals of the 21st century.

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    • 21 Minutes
    • EPISODE 14

    Madrid, Spain

    Samantha experiences the sensual city of Madrid with a visit to the Prado Museum, a stay in a hotel with a flair for the dramatic, and a meal of local favorites paella and hot chocolate. A bustling downtown brings the present into a city with a rich heritage.

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    Samantha experiences the sensual city of Madrid with a visit to the Prado Museum, a stay in a hotel with a flair for the dramatic, and a meal of local favorites paella and hot chocolate. A bustling downtown brings the present into a city with a rich heritage.

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    • 21 Minutes
    • EPISODE 15

    Munich, Germany

    Samantha savors the party atmosphere at Munich's Oktoberfest. Visiting a high tech museum, shopping in open-air markets, and touring a monastery where monks make beer are part of the celebration during this annual two-week chug fest.

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    Samantha savors the party atmosphere at Munich's Oktoberfest. Visiting a high tech museum, shopping in open-air markets, and touring a monastery where monks make beer are part of the celebration during this annual two-week chug fest.

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    • 21 Minutes
    • EPISODE 16

    Classic London

    Despite a history of invasions, plagues, revolts, and devastating fires, London remains a classic travel destination. Visit Buckingham Palace for the Changing of the Guards, then move on to Notting Hill, Harrods, and Westminster Abbey.

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    Despite a history of invasions, plagues, revolts, and devastating fires, London remains a classic travel destination. Visit Buckingham Palace for the Changing of the Guards, then move on to Notting Hill, Harrods, and Westminster Abbey.

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    • 21 Minutes
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    English Countryside

    Revel in the rolling hills, thatched roofs, and medieval hamlets of the English countryside; enjoy England's largest natural hot springs in Bath; spend the evening in a castle that welcomed Henry VIII and Ann Boleyn; and visit the sleepy Cotswolds.

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    • 22 Minutes

    Revel in the rolling hills, thatched roofs, and medieval hamlets of the English countryside; enjoy England's largest natural hot springs in Bath; spend the evening in a castle that welcomed Henry VIII and Ann Boleyn; and visit the sleepy Cotswolds.

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    • 22 Minutes
    • EPISODE 18

    Irish Countryside

    Samantha Brown takes off into the countryside of the Emerald Isle to explore the counties of Kerry and Cork. There's no denying the effect a visit to the Irish countryside will have on those who travel here, but it's the people you will remember the most.

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    Samantha Brown takes off into the countryside of the Emerald Isle to explore the counties of Kerry and Cork. There's no denying the effect a visit to the Irish countryside will have on those who travel here, but it's the people you will remember the most.

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    • 21 Minutes
    • EPISODE 19

    Bavaria, Germany

    Enter the fairytale atmosphere of the Bavarian Alps, complete with a mountaintop castle that served as the inspiration for Cinderella's castle at Walt Disney World. Drive the Autobahn to tiny hamlets packed with local music, food, and even some yodeling!

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    Enter the fairytale atmosphere of the Bavarian Alps, complete with a mountaintop castle that served as the inspiration for Cinderella's castle at Walt Disney World. Drive the Autobahn to tiny hamlets packed with local music, food, and even some yodeling!

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    • 21 Minutes
    • EPISODE 20

    Paris Culture

    Embracing the local language and culture goes a long way toward unlocking the secrets of the City of Light. Book an apartment in the Latin Quarter, shop the street markets, and take in the haute couture experience with a personal shopper.

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    Embracing the local language and culture goes a long way toward unlocking the secrets of the City of Light. Book an apartment in the Latin Quarter, shop the street markets, and take in the haute couture experience with a personal shopper.

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    • 21 Minutes
    • EPISODE 21

    Interlaken, Switzerland

    Tour the heart of the snow-capped Alps known as the Bernese Oberland. Interlaken is home base for visiting one of the tallest peaks in Europe, dog sledding, visiting an ice palace, and sampling a local favorite, cheese fondue.

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    Tour the heart of the snow-capped Alps known as the Bernese Oberland. Interlaken is home base for visiting one of the tallest peaks in Europe, dog sledding, visiting an ice palace, and sampling a local favorite, cheese fondue.

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    St. Moritz, Switzerland

    St. Moritz, Switzerland, where the rich and famous arrive in the winter to luxury shop and mingle over champagne and where how you look on the slopes is sometimes more important than how you ski. Samantha Brown shows us what this town is really all about.

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    St. Moritz, Switzerland, where the rich and famous arrive in the winter to luxury shop and mingle over champagne and where how you look on the slopes is sometimes more important than how you ski. Samantha Brown shows us what this town is really all about.

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    • 21 Minutes
    • EPISODE 23

    Vienna, Austria

    Travelers come to Vienna to experience the extravagance of an imperial empire, where life was lived decadently, nothing was done simply, and even horses danced. Travel with Samantha as she discovers the city's long-standing traditions, culture and beauty.

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    • 21 Minutes

    Travelers come to Vienna to experience the extravagance of an imperial empire, where life was lived decadently, nothing was done simply, and even horses danced. Travel with Samantha as she discovers the city's long-standing traditions, culture and beauty.

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    • 21 Minutes
    • EPISODE 24

    Salzburg, Austria

    Samantha is off to discover why so many people go cuckoo for a certain composer and where the sight of alpine mountains makes travelers jump for joy - it's the city of Salzburg! Experience the atmosphere of this perfectly preserved Baroque city.

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    • 21 Minutes

    Samantha is off to discover why so many people go cuckoo for a certain composer and where the sight of alpine mountains makes travelers jump for joy - it's the city of Salzburg! Experience the atmosphere of this perfectly preserved Baroque city.

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    • 21 Minutes
    • EPISODE 25

    Innsbruck, Austria

    Innsbruck, Austria, is a destination so perfect for winter sports that two Olympics have been held there! It has all the charm and tradition you'd expect from an alpine village, and much more. Samantha discovers all this well-rounded city has to offer.

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    • 21 Minutes

    Innsbruck, Austria, is a destination so perfect for winter sports that two Olympics have been held there! It has all the charm and tradition you'd expect from an alpine village, and much more. Samantha discovers all this well-rounded city has to offer.

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    • 21 Minutes
    • EPISODE 26

    Seville, Spain

    Bypass the frantic pace of a typical European vacation with a visit to Seville, Spain, where locals think the world is moving way too fast. Moorish castles, Gothic cathedrals, Spanish wines and tapas await those ready to enjoy life to the fullest.

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    Bypass the frantic pace of a typical European vacation with a visit to Seville, Spain, where locals think the world is moving way too fast. Moorish castles, Gothic cathedrals, Spanish wines and tapas await those ready to enjoy life to the fullest.

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    • 21 Minutes
    • EPISODE 27

    Cote D'Azur (Monaco)

    For most of us, Monaco is a place where an American girl became a Princess. It's where the outrageously wealthy live a lifestyle beyond imagination, and Samantha is anxious to get a glimpse of how the rich and famous do it up in style.

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    For most of us, Monaco is a place where an American girl became a Princess. It's where the outrageously wealthy live a lifestyle beyond imagination, and Samantha is anxious to get a glimpse of how the rich and famous do it up in style.

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    • EPISODE 28

    Cannes and Nice (French Riviera)

    Winter on the French Riviera - you would think it would be quiet, right? The temperatures aren't sizzling, there are no beautiful women sunbathing topless on the beach, but that doesn't mean things don't heat up - it's February and that means Carnival!

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    Winter on the French Riviera - you would think it would be quiet, right? The temperatures aren't sizzling, there are no beautiful women sunbathing topless on the beach, but that doesn't mean things don't heat up - it's February and that means Carnival!

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    • 21 Minutes
    • EPISODE 29

    Naples, Italy

    Samantha tackles the challenging Italian city of Naples, along the Mediterranean Sea, and she's amazed by it! She finds Naples to be a city full of contradictions - it can be alienating and frustrating, but at the same time fascinating.

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    Samantha tackles the challenging Italian city of Naples, along the Mediterranean Sea, and she's amazed by it! She finds Naples to be a city full of contradictions - it can be alienating and frustrating, but at the same time fascinating.

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    • 21 Minutes
    • EPISODE 30

    Amalfi Coast, Italy

    The Italians have a saying: "il dolce far niente", the sweetness of doing nothing. That's the philosophy Samantha Brown has as she sets out to explore the cities, towns and villages along the untamed and magnificent Amalfi Coast in Southern Italy.

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    The Italians have a saying: "il dolce far niente", the sweetness of doing nothing. That's the philosophy Samantha Brown has as she sets out to explore the cities, towns and villages along the untamed and magnificent Amalfi Coast in Southern Italy.

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