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From train and rail pass skills to strategies for visiting open-air folk museums, who else but Rick Steves teaches you the skills you really need when traveling through Europe? Learn how to deal with all of the small details of planning a trip to Europe with Rick Steves' Europe Through the Back Door 2005. America's number one authority on travel to Europe, Rick Steves has done the legwork, discovered the secrets, and made the mistakes-so you don't have to. Completely revised and updated, 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 European travel experience. Rick's travel tips include: sticking to a budget; smart packing; planning ahead for visiting major sites; personal safety; avoiding tourist traps; and finding Europe's back door attractions. Smart advice is also offered on everything from social etiquette to booking a hotel and ordering food. Rick Steves' Europe Through the Back Door 2005 is an essential item on any European traveler's checklist.
From train and rail passes to packing to foreign currency, who else but Rick Steves teaches visitors what they really need to know when traveling through Europe? Readers learn how to deal with all the small details of planning a trip to Europe with this updated edition.
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 time
Pack lightand right
Find good-value hotels and restaurants
Travel smoothly by train, bus, car, and plane
Avoid crowds and tourist scams
Hurdle the language barrier
Understand cultural differences and connect with locals
Save money while enjoying the trip of a lifetime
After 25 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.