Travel guide which takes the viewer on a tour through various European cities. The programme explores the history, culture and famous landmarks of Paris, Dublin, Rome, Amsterdam, Madrid and Vienna.
Paris: Dissected by the romantic River Seine, unmistakable landmarks such as the Eiffel Tower, Arc de Triomphe and the glass pyramid at the Louvre, draw thousands of visitors to Paris each day. Whether you're interested in history, cutting-edge fashion, cafe culture, sightseeing or all of the above, 'The City of Light' never ceases to please. Take a tour of Paris without having to leave the comfort of your own home as we look at architecture both modern and classic and enjoy the paradox that is Paris.
Dublin: In many of the world's great cities travelling between the various attractions can be time consuming and expensive but a visit to Ireland's fascinating capital Dublin will certainly encourage you to travel on foot. Gracing both banks of the River Liffey, even crossing the beautiful bridges is a delightful experience and with classically proportioned Georgian architecture surrounding peaceful elegant greens, it would seem that this is one city that has had a painless evolution, but look a little more closely and Dublin has a very different story to tell.
Rome: They say that all roads lead there and a short break to this most historic of capital cities will demonstrate why Rome is held in such high regard. At the heart of the ancient Roman Empire, the city was founded on seven hills close to the banks of the River Tiber and to this day you will find awe-inspiring, majestic ruins from this remarkable time of creation, including the Colosseum, the Pantheon and the Roman Forum. However, there is more to see in Rome than ancient ruins, as this delightfully filmed DVD will show.
Amsterdam: Think of Amsterdam and for most people the images of tulips, windmills, canals and bicycles will immediately spring to mind. This would be selling the city short, as there is a great deal more to see and do than you would first expect. Like so many European cities, Amsterdam suffered terribly during World War Two and discovering how the city and its occupants survived, is as much a part of the visitor's itinerary today as the more traditional Dutch delights. From the city's darkest days to its finest hour, there are permanent memorials and other surprises tucked around each corner.
Madrid: The Spanish capital of Madrid is one of the truly great cities of the world. Majestically occupying the Castilian Plain, Madrid today is a cosmopolitan metropolis but with Arab influences dating back to Mohammed I in the 9th Century, the ancient architecture displays an interesting cultural mix. Whatever brings people to Madrid, whether it is the history, art galleries, nightlife or even the football, they will leave having experienced a great deal more than they'd anticipated and one visit will never be enough as Madrid has so much to offer.
Vienna: When it comes to culture there are few cities of the world that can compare with the capital of Austria, Vienna. It is the city where young Mozart performed for the Hapsburgs and where his operatic masterpieces "The Magic Flute" and "The Marriage Of Figaro" were first performed in the 18th Century. Nevertheless, there is much more to Vienna than wonderful music and for the visitors who come here there is a great deal to see. From the magnificent palaces and manicured parks to Old Vienna and the Jewish District, this city is alive with history wherever you go.