Synopses & Reviews
Who but Rick Steves can tell you the best way to visit Etruscan caves in Central Italy's hill towns, shop for cheeses in Avignon's open-air market, or catch an accordion performance on Amsterdam's city streets? With Rick Steves' Best of Europe 2005, you can experience the best of everything Austria, Belgium, the Czech Republic, Denmark, France, Germany, Great Britain, Ireland, Italy, the Netherlands, Portugal, Spain, and Switzerland have to offer-economically and hassle-free. Completely revised and updated, this extraordinary guidebook includes color maps and photos, opinionated coverage of both famous and lesser-known sights; friendly places to eat and sleep; suggested day plans; walking tours and trip itineraries; clear instructions for smooth travel anywhere by car, train, or foot; and Rick's newest back door discoveries. America's number one authority on travel to Europe, Rick's time-tested recommendations for safe and enjoyable travel in Europe have been used by millions of Americans in search of their own unique travel experience.
Admire the architecture of Pragues historic Old Town Square, check out Berlins hip art galleries, or find solitude on the remote beaches of the Italian Riviera— Rick Steves Best of Europe 2009 allows any traveler to experience all that Europe has to offer—economically and hassle-free. Rick offers honest and up-to-date advice on the top destinations throughout Europe, including Paris, London, Rome, Amsterdam, and Barcelona. Rick also includes tips on avoiding the crowds and enjoying a true European experience, from biking through the idyllic countryside near Bruges to exploring the sleepy Swiss mountain town of Mürren.
Steves, television's beloved travel-show host, covers European sites that can't be missed, as well as the ones simply worth knowing about. Includes hundreds of restaurant and hotel recommendations, color and b&w photos, illustrations, and maps.