Exploring Europe by train has never been easier. Designed for independent travellers, this is the definitive guide for holders of Eurail or InterRail passes and for those with regular train tickets. Will appeal to travellers keen to explore Europe in an eco-friendly way. · Now covering 50 of Europe’s finest rail routes in detail · New descriptions of 26 hub cities. · More color photographs than ever before · All routes are numbered for easy navigation. · The low-down on all available rail passes. · Spot color introduced throughout the text with 95 maps.
An indispensable companion for rookie and veteran travelers alike that promises to revolutionize both how and why we vacation. By captivating millions during his six-year, fifty-country tenure as the New York Times’s “Frugal Traveler,” Seth Kugel has become one of our most internationally beloved travel writers. While his famously unassuming journeys around the globe have forged a signature philosophy of whimsy and practicality, they have also revealed the seemingly infinite booby traps of on-the-grid tourism. In a book with widespread cultural reverberations, Kugel takes the modern travel industry to task, determined to reignite humanity’s age-old sense of adventure that has virtually been vanquished by the spontaneity-obliterating likes of Google Maps, TripAdvisor, and Starwood points. Woven throughout with vivid tales of his perfectly imperfect adventures, Rediscovering Travel explains—often hilariously—how to make the most of new digital technologies without being shackled to them. For the tight-belted tourist and the first-class flyer, the eager student and the comfort-seeking retiree, Kugel shows how we too can rediscover the joy of discovery.
Europe by Eurail has been the train traveler’s one-stop source for visiting Europe’s cities and countries by rail for more than thirty years. Newly revised and updated, this comprehensive guide provides the latest information on fares, schedules, and pass options, as well as detailed information on more than one hundred specific rail excursions. Inside is all the information you need to visit historic cities, romantic villages, and scenic hamlets on more than ninety rail trips starting from your choice of twenty-eight base cities located in twenty countries. Three sample rail-tour itineraries combine several base cities and day excursions into fifteen-day rail-tour packages complete with hotel recommendations and sightseeing options. . Packed with practical information, step-by-step directions and advice on where to go and what to see and do, and complemented by the inclusion of twenty maps, this book takes the puzzle out of European Rail Travel.
A complete guide to touring Europe by train offers a country by country, city by city handbook that provides information on schedules, fares, destinations, rail passes, tourist facilities, and hotel accommodations; outlines day trips and longer itineraries from twenty-four base cities on the continent; and provides directions on how to get to and from stations. Original.
The Rough Guide to Florence & the Best of Tuscany is the essential companion to discovering the romantic Italian city and its breath-taking surrounds. The full-colour introduction highlights the renaissance architecture that dominates the streets of Florence, as well as the dramatic and varied scenery of the best pockets of Tuscany. There are full accounts of all the major tourist sites, including Michelangelo’s statue of David the charming Ponte Vecchio and Tuscany’s world-renowned wine regions, as well as thorough explorations of those hidden gems, from small hillside villages and Florence’s dynamic drinking scene. There are special features on Florence as the capital of Italy and Tuscan Food & Drink, not to mention countless recommendations for Michelen-starred restaurants, humble pizzerias, bars and cafés and hotels for every region and budget. The guide has all the practical information you need to get there, travel around with ease and ensure you don’t miss the unmissable. Make the most of your time with The Rough Guide to Florence & the Best of Tuscany.
You can get to Europe, even travel around it, without help. But without a little pre-trip planning, you'll make mistakes - wasting both time and money. The Rough Guide to First-Time Europe gives you the tools you need to get the best out of your trip, whatever your time frame and budget. There are expert tips on every aspect of travelling around Europe, from how to pick up free accommodation to how to earn money when you're on the move. Beyond budgeting advice, the guide also includes practical suggestions on how to enrich your experience abroad, from volunteering opportunities to picking travel companions. Finally, the fully illustrated Where to Go section gives you vivid, concise profiles of more than thirty countries in Europe, with a rundown of the main attractions and festivals, plus maps and advice on when to visit. Make the most of your trip with The Rough Guide to First-Time Europe.
The Rough Guides Snapshot Austria is the ultimate budget guide to this beautiful part of Europe. It leads you through the country with reliable information and comprehensive coverage of all the top sights and attractions, from Vienna to adventure sports hub Innsbruck, alongside cash-saving tips and suggestions for when you feel like treating yourself. Detailed full-colour maps and up-to-date listings pinpoint the best cafes, restaurants, hotels, shops, bars and nightlife, ensuring you make the most of your trip, however long you're planning to stay. Also included is the Basics section from The Rough Guide to Europe on a Budget, with all the practical information you need for travelling in and around the region, including transport, food, drink, costs, health, sports and outdoor activities. Now available in ePub format.
This is a comprehensive guide to touring Europe by train, with suggested rail trips to outlying areas and points of interest from 24 base cities on the Continent. This book also provides tips on keeping costs down, travelling light, and exchanging currency. Anecdotal and historial sidebars are also featured.