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Tails' of the Hermitage Museum

Tails' of the Hermitage Museum 1m 56s

Russia's glorious Hermitage Museum—everyone is aware of its spectacular treasures and grand galleries, but did you know about the guardian cats that protect it? On duty for centuries to keep the Hermitage rodent free, these feisty felines are ever vigilant. Come with us as we explore the basement of the Hermitage to meet these tireless warriors.

Alastair Miller: Part 2

Alastair Miller: Part 2 40m 10s

Watch as award-winning British photographer Alastair Miller welcomes us back for another engaging conversation at his home in France, where he offers additional insights from his extraordinary life, answers viewers’ questions, and shares viewer-submitted photos that capture the beauty found in isolation.

“My Winter in Antarctica—Research on Ice” with Oceanographer Ed Sobey, PhD

“My Winter in Antarctica—Research on Ice” with Oceanographer Ed Sobey, PhD 58m 43s

Follow polar oceanographer and sea ice specialist Dr. Ed Sobey to the ice-covered continent of Antarctica as he undertakes a polar expedition. A highly accomplished scientist, Dr. Sobey has managed five science centers, published 31 books and has been awarded two Fulbright Specialist grants. Prepare to be amazed as Dr. Sobey explores the “Last Continent” and answers viewers’ questions during this enriching livestream.

New Orleans & Southern Charms (River)

New Orleans & Southern Charms (River) 2m 15s

We hope you can enjoy this itinerary virtually from home and suggest either: Reading your way through New Orleans & Southern Charms here  Watching your way through New Orleans & Southern Charms here

Highclere at Christmas with Lady Carnarvon

Highclere at Christmas with Lady Carnarvon 20m 21s

Deck the halls of Highclere Castle with boughs of holly! Spend Christmas day with Lady Carnarvon as she discusses how the holidays are celebrated at her great English estate. Revel in the magic of the season while the countess shares the traditions and rituals that take place at Highclere every year. Prepare to be delighted when you tune in to this holiday special at the “real Downton Abbey.”

America's Heartland (River)

America's Heartland (River) 2m 40s

We hope you can enjoy this itinerary virtually from home and suggest either: Reading your way through America’s Heartland here Watching your way through America’s Heartland here

The Kommunalka

The Kommunalka 3m 26s

Following the 1917 Revolution, the Soviets confiscated large apartments from Russian nobility and converted them into "Kommunalkas" to hold numerous families. While there are other housing options today, many Russians still choose and enjoy this way of life. Join us on our visit to a typical "Kommunalka" for a rare glimpse into a living part of the Soviet past.

The History of France: Part 1

The History of France: Part 1 1h 22m 35s

Explore France’s early and medieval history and discover how Louis XIV’s excesses led to the Revolution of 1789 with our Viking Resident Historian, Paul Dawson. In addition to his work with Viking, Paul also lectures and directs post-graduate programs at the Institut des Hautes Etudes Economiques et Commerciales (INSEEC) in the French city of Bordeaux, and is a former President of Camus International—the largest family-owned cognac house in France—where he now serves on the board.

The History of Spain

The History of Spain 1h 19m 24s

Discover Spain’s turbulent history with our Viking Resident Historian, Paul Dawson, and learn how it emerged from isolation to become a modern European state. After centuries of rule by the Romans, Visigoths, and Moors, Spain emerged in the late 15th century united and free from outside rule, ushering in a golden age of discovery, exploration and artistic achievement. By the late 17th century, however, Spain’s empire started to unravel, and by the time of the Spanish-American War in 1898, the process was complete. In the wake of the Spanish Civil War of the 1930’s, decades of rule by Franco would later give way to democracy and, finally, membership in the European Union.

Discover the Sutton Hoo helmet with Dr. Sue Brunning of the British Museum

Discover the Sutton Hoo helmet with Dr. Sue Brunning of the British Museum 1h 18m 37s

Get an in-depth look at the iconic Sutton Hoo helmet—one of the most famous archaeological discoveries ever made—with Dr. Sue Brunning, curator of the Early Medieval European Collections at the British Museum. Unearthed in 1939, this ornately decorated Anglo-Saxon helmet from the early Middle Ages is widely believed to have belonged to King Rædwald of East Anglia. Explore its fascinating history and enduring legacy as Dr. Brunning shares expert insights during her presentation, followed by an informative question and answer session.