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.
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.
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, the Czech Republic, France, Germany, Great Britain, Italy, the Netherlands, Spain, and Switzerland. Youll find a healthy mix of big cities, small towns, and exciting regions, such as London, Paris, Rome, Amsterdam, Prague, and Barcelona. Also included are Rothenberg, Siena, Toledo, Hallstatt, and Gimmelwald, as well as Provence, the French Riviera, the Romantic Road, the Berner Oberland, and the 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.