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You can count on Rick Steves to tell you what you really need to know when planning a Grand Tour of Europe. In this guide, Rick covers the best of Austria, Belgium, France, Germany, Great Britain, Italy, the Netherlands, Spain, and Switzerland.
Youand#8217;ll find a healthy mix of big cities, small towns, and exciting regions, including:
London, Paris, Rome, Amsterdam, and Barcelona
Rothenberg, Bruges, Haarlem, Hallstatt, and Gimmelwald
Provence, the French Riviera, Germany's Romantic Road, Switzerland's Berner Oberland, and Italy's Cinque Terre
Rickand#8217;s candid, humorous advice will guide you to good-value hotels and restaurants. Youand#8217;ll learn how to find the right bus in Rome, an inexpensive crand#234;pe in Paris, and which museums and sights are worth your time and money. More than just reviews and directions, a Rick Steves guidebook is a tour guide in your pocket.
You can count on Rick Steves to tell you what you really need to know when traveling through Europe, including how to:
Plan your itinerary and maximize your timePack light—and rightFind good-value hotels and restaurantsTravel smoothly by train, bus, car, and planeAvoid crowds and tourist scamsHurdle the language barrierUnderstand cultural differences and connect with localsSave money while enjoying the trip of a lifetime
After 30 years of exploring Europe, Rick considers this travel skills handbook his lifes work. He shares his favorite off-the-beaten-path towns, trails, and natural wonders. With this guidebook, youll experience the culture like a local, spend less money, and have more fun.
About the Author
Rick Steves has spent 100 days every year since 1973 exploring Europe. Rick produces a public television series (Rick Steves' Europe), a public radio show (Travel with Rick Steves), and an app and podcast (Rick Steves Audio Europe); writes a bestselling series of guidebooks and a nationally syndicated newspaper column; organizes guided tours that take thousands of travelers to Europe annually; and offers an information-packed website (RickSteves.com). With the help of his hardworking staff of 80 at Europe Through the Back Doorand#151;in Edmonds, Washington, just north of Seattleand#151;Rick's mission is to make European travel fun, affordable, and culturally broadening for Americans.
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