Synopses & Reviews
Whether you're a first-time visitor doing the grand tour or a seasoned traveler planning a multi-country itinerary, Frommer's Europe
is a must. Inside this concise, user-friendly volume are all the highlights of the continent. We've included a wide array of options, from grand hotels to charming and affordable guesthouses, from five-star dining rooms to simple cafes—the very best in every price range. There's something here for every taste, interest, and budget.
Just because we're covering such a wide territory doesn't mean that we've skimped on the details. You'll find an astounding depth of accurate, up-to-date information, including exact prices, open hours, metro stops, credit cards, and more.
We'll take you to the legendary cultural capitals of Europe, where we offer complete sightseeing, shopping, and nightlife coverage and review the best accommodations and dining in all price ranges, from the Ritz on down. But we don't stop there. We've designed easy-to-follow itineraries that explore the most unforgettable parts of the European countryside. Frommer's Europe takes you to the vineyards and chateaux of the Loire Valley, the lovely villages of Oxford and Stratford-upon-Avon, the hill towns of Tuscany, and the spectacular scenery of the Alps.
It's all accompanied by detailed maps. You'll also find the latest trip-planning advice on everything from bargain airfares to rail passes, money-saving tips, and a color fold-out rail map that makes trip-planning a snap!
Whether one is a first-time visitor doing the grand tour or a seasoned traveler planning a multi-country itinerary, this concise, user-friendly volume covers all the highlights of the continent.
Experience a place the way the locals do. Enjoy the best it has to offer. Frommers. Your trip begins with us.
- The lowdown on the top sights to see from Greek temples to castles in Spain.
- Outspoken opinions on whats worth your time and whats not.
- Exact prices, so you can plan the perfect trip no matter what your budget.
- Off-the-beaten-path experiences and undiscovered gems, plus new takes on top attractions.
Table of Contents
A team of veteran travel writers, Darwin Porter
and Danforth Prince
have produced numerous titles for Frommer’s, including best-selling guides to Italy, France, the Caribbean, England, and Germany. Porter, a former bureau chief of the Miami Herald,
is also a Hollywood biographer. His most recent releases are The Secret Life of Humphrey Bogart
and Katharine the Great,
the latter a close-up of the private life of the late Katharine Hepburn. Prince was formerly employed by the Paris bureau of the New York Times,
and is today president of Blood Moon Productions and other media-related firms.
Suzanne Rowan Kelleher is a freelance travel writer and the former Europe Editor of Travel Holiday magazine. She has traveled extensively in Ireland, is married to an Irishman, and currently lives in County Dublin. She is the author of Frommer’s Ireland and a co-author of Frommer’s Europe from $70 a Day.
All four of Joseph S. Lieber’s grandparents emigrated from Eastern Europe at the turn of the 20th century, settling in New York City, where he was born and raised. Mr. Lieber lived in Hungary for several years in the early 1990s. He presently practices law in Boston and is the co-author of Frommer’s Budapest & the Best of Hungary and Frommer’s Europe from $70 a Day.
Herbert Bailey Livesey is the author or co-author of 10 travel guides (including Frommer’s New England, Frommer’s Canada, and Frommer’s Montréal & Québec City), a novel about deep-sea sportfishing, and several books on education and sociology. His articles have appeared in Travel + Leisure, Food & Wine, and Playboy.
George McDonald has lived and worked in both Amsterdam and Brussels as deputy editor of the KLM in-flight magazine and as editor-in-chief of the Sabena in-flight magazine. Now a freelance journalist and travel writer, he has written extensively on both the Netherlands and Belgium for magazines and guidebooks. He’s the author of Frommer’s Amsterdam, Frommer’s Brussels, Bruges, Ghent & Antwerp, and Frommer’s Belgium, Holland & Luxembourg, and a co-author of Frommer’s Europe from $70 a Day.
Sherry Marker’s love of Greece began when she majored in classical Greek at Harvard. She has studied at the American School of Classical Studies in Athens and studied ancient history at the University of California at Berkeley. Author or co-author of a number of Frommer’s guides to Greece, she has published articles in the New York Times, Travel + Leisure, and Hampshire Life.
Hana Mastrini is a native of the western Czech spa town of Karlovy Vary who became a veteran of the “Velvet Revolution” as a student in Prague in 1989. She began contributing to Frommer’s guides while helping her husband, John, better understand his new home in the Czech Republic.
Sascha Segan, a freelance writer, is a columnist on air travel and destinations for Frommers.com. He is the author of Frommer’s Fly Safe, Fly Smart and has contributed to many Frommer’s guides. In his spare time, he writes about gadgets for technology magazines. He lives in New York City.
Christina Shea served as a Peace Corps volunteer in Hungary and subsequently directed Peace Corps language-training programs in Lithuania and Kyrghyzstan. She’s the author of the novel Moira’s Crossing (St. Martin’s) and a co-author of Frommer’s Budapest & the Best of Hungary and Frommer’s Europe from $70 a Day.