Rick Steves European Festivals

Rick Steves European Festivals

Author: Rick Steves

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 9781631218002

Category: Travel

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It's party time in Europe! Bestselling author Rick Steves explores the best festivals in Europe, from the Running of the Bulls in Spain to Carnival in Venice. There will be no museums! And no art galleries! Just Europeans having lots of fun. Across Europe, festival traditions go back centuries and are filled with time honored pageantry and ritual. Entire communities hurl themselves with abandon into the craziness. We'll careen all over Europe: the Palio horse races in Siena, the Highland games near Edinburgh, the colorful masquerade of Carnival in Venice, Slovenia, and Luzern, Easter festivities in Andalucía, Tuscany, and Greece, the springtime April Fair in Sevilla, Bastille Day in Paris, the Running of the Bulls in Pamplona, Oktoberfest in Munich, and Christmas markets and traditions in Nurnberg and Switzerland. With fascinating insights, rich history, and vivid photos, this great gift book captures the spirit of Europe's rich and fun-loving heritage. Hang on to your party hats!

Rick Steves Great Britain

Rick Steves Great Britain

Author: Rick Steves

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 9781641712408

Category: Travel

Page: 1148

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From the craggy beauty of the Scottish Highlands to cosmopolitan London, Great Britain is yours to discover with Rick Steves! Inside Rick Steves Great Britain you'll find: Comprehensive coverage for spending two weeks or more exploring England, Wales, and Scotland Rick's strategic advice on how to get the most out of your time and money, with rankings of his must-see favorites Top sights and hidden gems, from Stonehenge and Shakespeare's Globe Theatre to whisky distilleries and corner pubs How to connect with culture: Try haggis or a Scotch pie, catch a show in SoHo, or chat with locals in a cozy Welsh tavern Beat the crowds, skip the lines, and avoid tourist traps with Rick's candid, humorous insight The best places to eat, sleep, and relax with a pint Self-guided walking tours of charming villages, historic sites, and museums Detailed maps throughout, plus a handy fold-out map for exploring on-the-go Useful resources including a packing list, a historical overview, and recommended reading Over 1,000 bible-thin pages include everything worth seeing without weighing you down Complete, up-to-date information on London, Windsor, Cambridge, Bath, Glastonbury, Wells, Avebury, Stonehenge, Salisbury, South Wales, the Cotswolds, Stratford-upon-Avon, Ironbridge Gorge, Liverpool, the Lake District, York, Durham and Northeast England, Conwy, Caernarfon, Snowdonia National Park, Blaenau Ffestiniog, Edinburgh, Glasgow, Stirling, St. Andrews, Oban and the Inner Hebrides, Glencoe and Fort William, Inverness, Loch Ness, and more Make the most of every day and every dollar with Rick Steves Great Britain.

Rick Steves Best of England

Rick Steves Best of England

Author: Rick Steves

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 9781641713047

Category: Travel

Page: 448

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Hit England's can't-miss art, sights, and bites in two weeks or less with Rick Steves Best of England! Rick's expert advice on what's worth your time and money Short itineraries covering the best of London, Bath, the Cotswolds, Stratford-upon-Avon, Liverpool, the Lake District, and York, including Windsor Castle, Cambridge, Oxford, Stonehenge, and more Rick's tips for beating the crowds, skipping lines, and avoiding tourist traps The best of local culture, flavors, and haunts, including step-by-step walking tours of world-class museums and atmospheric neighborhoods Trip planning strategies like how to link destinations and design your itinerary, what to pack, where to stay, and how to get around Over 400 full-color pages with detailed maps and vibrant photos Suggestions for side trips and excursions Updated to reflect changes that occurred during the Covid-19 pandemic up to the date of publication Experience England's Old-World sophistication and modern-day excitement for yourself with Rick Steves Best of England! Planning a longer trip? Rick Steves England is the classic, in-depth guide to exploring the country.

Rick Steves Provence & the French Riviera

Rick Steves Provence & the French Riviera

Author: Rick Steves

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 9781641714785

Category: Travel

Page: 631

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Now more than ever, you can count on Rick Steves to tell you what you really need to know when traveling through Provence and the French Riviera. Stroll breathtaking coastlines, explore Roman ruins, and soak up some sun in the South of France! Inside Rick Steves Provence & the French Riviera you'll find: Fully updated, comprehensive coverage for spending a week or more exploring Provence and the Riviera Rick's strategic advice on how to get the most out of your time and money, with rankings of his must-see favorites Top sights and hidden gems, from the Pont du Gard aqueduct and Impressionist masterpieces to warm stone villages and cozy wineries How to connect with local culture: Relax at a waterfront café, dive into a bowl of bouillabaisse, and watch fishermen sail back to the harbor Beat the crowds, skip the lines, and avoid tourist traps with Rick's candid, humorous insight The best places to eat, sleep, and relax over a glass of Provençal wine Self-guided walking tours of lively neighborhoods and incredible museums Detailed maps for exploring on the go Over 500 bible-thin pages include everything worth seeing without weighing you down Complete coverage of Arles, Avignon, Orange and the Côtes du Rhône, Nice, Monaco, Antibes, the Inland Riviera, and more Covid-related travel info and resources for a smooth trip Make the most of every day and every dollar with Rick Steves Provence & the French Riviera. Exploring more? Try Rick Steves France for comprehensive coverage, detailed itineraries, and essential information for planning a countrywide trip.

Rick Steves Europe Through the Back Door

Rick Steves Europe Through the Back Door

Author: Rick Steves

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 9781631216268

Category: Travel

Page: 1385

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You can count on Rick Steves to tell you what you really need to know when traveling through Europe. With Rick Steves Europe Through the Back Door, you'll learn how to: Plan your itinerary and maximize your time Pack light and 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 30+ years of exploring Europe, Rick considers this travel skills handbook his life's work, and with his expert introductions to the top destinations in Europe, choosing your next trip will be easy and stress-free. Using the travel skills in this book, you'll experience the culture like a local, spend less money, and have more fun.

Rick Steves Best of Scotland

Rick Steves Best of Scotland

Author: Rick Steves

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 9781641713146

Category: Travel

Page: 312

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Hit Scotland's can't-miss sights, bites, and history in two weeks or less with Rick Steves Best of Scotland! Expert advice from Rick Steves on what's worth your time and money Two-day itineraries covering Edinburgh, Glasgow, St. Andrews, the Highlands, and the Isle of Skye Rick's tips for beating the crowds, skipping lines, and avoiding tourist traps The best of local culture, flavors, and haunts, including walks through the most interesting neighborhoods and museums Trip planning strategies like how to link destinations and design your itinerary, what to pack, where to stay, and how to get around Over 80 full-color maps and vibrant photos Experience the magic of Scotland for yourself with Rick Steves Best of Scotland! Planning a longer trip? Rick Steves Scotland is the classic, in-depth guide to spending more than two weeks exploring the country.

Rick Steves Florence & Tuscany

Rick Steves Florence & Tuscany

Author: Rick Steves

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 9781631216855

Category: Travel

Page: 1098

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Walk in the footsteps of the Medici, sip aperitivi, and discover the cultural heart of Italy: with Rick Steves on your side, Florence and Tuscany can be yours! Inside Rick Steves Florence & Tuscany you'll find: Comprehensive coverage for spending a week or more exploring Florence and Tuscany Rick's strategic advice on how to get the most out of your time and money, with rankings of his must-see favorites Top sights and hidden gems, from the Uffizi Gallery and the Duomo to a 600-year-old perfumery How to connect with local culture: Let a street musician serenade you on the Ponte Vecchio, stroll through a morning market sampling freshly-made pasta, and sip full-bodied wines with Montalcino locals at a corner enoteca Beat the crowds, skip the lines, and avoid tourist traps with Rick's candid, humorous insight The best places to eat, sleep, and relax with a glass of wine Self-guided walking tours of lively neighborhoods and incredible museums Detailed maps for exploring on the go, including driving tours through the heart of Tuscany and Brunello wine country Useful resources including a packing list, an Italian phrase book, a historical overview, and recommended reading Over 400 bible-thin pages include everything worth seeing without weighing you down Complete, up-to-date information on Florence, Siena, Pisa, Lucca, Volterra, San Gimignano, Montepulciano, Pienza, Montalcino, Cortona, and more Make the most of every day and every dollar with Rick Steves Florence & Tuscany. Spending less than a week exploring Florence? Try Rick Steves Pocket Florence.

Rick Steves Snapshot Norway

Rick Steves Snapshot Norway

Author: Rick Steves

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 9781641710633

Category: Travel

Page: 267

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You can count on Rick Steves to tell you what you really need to know when traveling in Norway. In this slim guide excerpted from Rick Steves Scandinavia, you'll get Rick's firsthand, up-to-date advice on the best sights, restaurants, and hotels in Norway. You'll wander through Viking history, explore snowcapped mountains and mighty glaciers, stroll through a lively fish market, and relax in a cozy fjordside hamlet. Rick also covers day trips, scenic drives, and the famed "Norway in a Nutshell" ride, with helpful maps and self-guided tours to keep you on track. You'll learn to travel smart and get around like a local as you explore Oslo, the Sognefjord, Gudbrandsdal Valley, Jotunheimen Mountains, Bergen Stavanger, and more. More than just reviews and directions, Rick Steves Snapshot Norway is truly a tour guide in your pocket. Exploring beyond Norway? Pick up Rick Steves Scandinavia for in-depth coverage, detailed itineraries, and important planning information for a longer trip.

Rick Steves Snapshot Stockholm

Rick Steves Snapshot Stockholm

Author: Rick Steves

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 9781641710701

Category: Travel

Page: 197

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You can count on Rick Steves to tell you what you really need to know when traveling in Stockholm. In this slim guide excerpted from Rick Steves Scandinavia, you'll get Rick's firsthand, up-to-date advice on the best sights, restaurants, and hotels in Stockholm. You'll sample authentic Swedish meatballs, visit the Skansen open-air folk museum, treat yourself to a Swedish massage, and take a cruise through the stunning archipelago. Rick also covers day trips to nearby destinations like Uppsala, Sandhamn, and Drottningholm Palace, with helpful maps and self-guided tours to keep you on track. You'll learn to travel smart and get around like a local as you explore charming Old Town, atmospheric Gamla Stan, and young, trendy Södermalm. More than just reviews and directions, Rick Steves Snapshot Stockholm is truly a tour guide in your pocket. Exploring beyond Stockholm? Pick up Rick Steves Scandinavia for in-depth coverage, detailed itineraries, and important planning information for a longer trip.

Rick Steves Snapshot Copenhagen & the Best of Denmark

Rick Steves Snapshot Copenhagen & the Best of Denmark

Author: Rick Steves

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 9781641714204

Category: Travel

Page: 190

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With Rick Steves, Copenhagen and Denmark are yours to discover! This slim guide excerpted from Rick Steves Scandinavia includes: Rick's firsthand, up-to-date advice on Copenhagen and Denmark's best sights, restaurants, hotels, and more, plus tips to beat the crowds, skip the lines, and avoid tourist traps Top sights and local experiences: Visitthe Viking Ship Museum in Roskilde, the Moesgård Museum in Arhus, and the isle of Ærø. Ride the rollercoasters at Tivoli Gardens, eat at one of the best restaurants in the world or grab a snack from a streetside pølsevogn, and toast to the Denmark national football team with a triumphant skål! Helpful maps and self-guided walking tours to keep you on track With selective coverage and Rick's trusted insight into the best things to do and see, Rick Steves Snapshot Copenhagen & the Best of Denmark is truly a tour guide in your pocket. Exploring beyond Denmark? Pick up Rick Steves Scandinavia for comprehensive coverage, detailed itineraries, and essential planning information.

Rick Steves Best of Spain

Rick Steves Best of Spain

Author: Rick Steves

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 9781631213168

Category: Travel

Page: 910

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Hit Spain's can't-miss art, sights, and bites in two weeks or less with Rick Steves Best of Spain! Expert advice from Rick Steves on what's worth your time and money Two-day itineraries covering Barcelona, Madrid, Toledo, Granada, Andalucía's White Hill Towns, and Sevilla Over 60 full-color maps and vibrant photos Rick's tips for beating the crowds, skipping lines, and avoiding tourist traps The best of local culture, flavors, and haunts, including walks through the most interesting neighborhoods and museums Trip planning strategies like how to link destinations and design your itinerary, what to pack, where to stay, and how to get around Suggestions for side trips to Montserrat and Figueres, Basque Country, Santiago de Compostela, El Escorial, Segovia, Salamanca, Córdoba, and Spain's South Coast Experience Spain's Old World romance and New World excitement for yourself with Rick Steves Best of Spain! Planning a longer trip? Rick Steves Spain 2018 is the classic, in-depth guide to exploring the country, updated annually. Time for a quick getaway? Colorful Rick Steves Pocket Barcelona is perfect when you have a week or less.

Rick Steves Snapshot Lisbon

Rick Steves Snapshot Lisbon

Author: Rick Steves

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 9781631211225

Category: Travel

Page: 221

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You can count on Rick Steves to tell you what you really need to know when visiting Lisbon. Rick Steves covers the essentials of Lisbon, including the Tejo River, Belém, and the Bairro Alto district. Visit Lisbon's São Roque Church, taste the world's greatest selection of ports at the Port Wine Institute, or observe art spanning 2,000 years at the Gulbenkian Museum. You'll get Rick's firsthand advice on the best sights, eating, sleeping, and nightlife, and the maps and self-guided tours will ensure you make the most of your experience. More than just reviews and directions, a Rick Steves Snapshot guide is a tour guide in your pocket.