Destination Middle East

Iran: Historic Capitals

By Rick Steves English 25 minutes
Iran's rich history goes back millennia, to the days when Persepolis was home to the View Now

Iran: Tehran and Side-Trips

By Rick Steves English 26 minutes
As he's done with previous programs on Israel, Egypt, and Eastern Turkey, Rick takes us beyond Europe to a place that's rich with history...and mystery. In this first of two half-hour shows on Iran, Rick dodges traffic in Tehran, enjoys the tranquility of a nearby village, and encounters both anti-American propaganda and a warm welcome from everyday Iranians. View Now


By Rick Steves English 26 minutes
Palestine is the Muslim and Arab half of the Holy Land. After visiting Jerusalem, we harvest olives near Ramallah, follow pilgrims to the place of Jesus' birth in Bethlehem, approach Abraham's tomb — as both Jews and Muslims do — in Hebron, drop in on friends for dinner, and bob in the Dead Sea. We’ll also learn about walls, Israeli settlements, and the challenges facing this region. View Now

The Best of Israel

By Rick Steves English 26 minutes
We start in Jerusalem, alive with religious tradition and passion — Christian, Muslim, and Jewish. We then visit cosmopolitan Tel Aviv, with its in-love-with-life beaches; ponder the sad fortress of Masada; and join pilgrims at biblical sights around the Sea of Galilee. We’ll also pay our respects at the Yad Vashem Holocaust memorial, drop into an Orthodox Jewish neighborhood, and savor the local cuisine. View Now

Holy Lands: Jerusalem and the West Bank

By Globe Trekker English 50 minutes
Traveller Zay Harding explores the Holy Lands – a fascinating region with a unique religious, historical and political identity. He takes in the ancient city of Jerusalem, ventures into the Palestinian West Bank where he explores one of the world’s natural wonders, the Dead Sea. View Now

The Arab Gulf States

By Globe Trekker English 52 minutes
Megan McCormick ventures into the countries on the Arabian Gulf – Kuwait, United Arab Emirates and Oman. With a half-hour flight across the deserts of Saudi Arabia, Megan finds herself moving rapidly into the future in Dubai in the United Arab Emirates. View Now

The Middle East - Syria, Jordan and Lebanon

By Globe Trekker English 44 minutes
Traveler Ian Wright begins his journey in the Middle East in Jordan. After Jordan, Ian travels on to Lebanon and then Syria. View Now


By Globe Trekker English 46 minutes
Justine begins her journey in Ephesus then travels south to the coastal town of Fethiye where she boards a yacht for Olympos. View Now