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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.
Youll 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
Ricks candid, humorous advice will guide you to good-value hotels and restaurants. Youll learn how to find the right bus in Rome, an inexpensive crêpe 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 Door—in Edmonds, Washington, just north of Seattle—Rick's mission is to make European travel fun, affordable, and culturally broadening for Americans.
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