Global Shopping Center
UK | Germany
Home - Books - Travel - Europe Help

1-20 of 200       1   2   3   4   5   6   7   8   9   10   Next 20

  • Europe
  • Austria
  • Belarus & Ukraine
  • Belgium
  • Bulgaria
  • Czech Republic
  • Denmark
  • Estonia
  • Finland
  • France
  • General
  • Germany
  • Great Britain
  • Greece
  • Greenland
  • Hungary
  • Iceland
  • Ireland
  • Italy
  • Latvia
  • Liechtenstein
  • Lithuania
  • Luxembourg
  • Malta
  • Monaco
  • Netherlands
  • Norway
  • Poland
  • Portugal
  • Romania & Moldova
  • San Marino & Umbria
  • Russia
  • Slovakia
  • Spain
  • Sweden
  • Switzerland
  • Vatican
  • Yugoslavia (former)
  • click price to see details     click image to enlarge     click link to go to the store

    $16.47 list($24.95)
    1. Map of Bones
    $15.61 $14.60 list($22.95)
    2. A Year in the Merde
    $13.60 $12.49 list($20.00)
    3. Into a Paris Quartier
    $19.80 $19.70 list($30.00)
    4. Italy (Eyewitness Travel Guides)
    $13.57 $12.98 list($19.95)
    5. Rick Steves' Italy 2005
    $16.50 $13.95 list($25.00)
    6. London (Eyewitness Travel Guides)
    $16.50 $13.99 list($25.00)
    7. Paris (Eyewitness Travel Guides)
    $13.57 list($19.95)
    8. Rick Steves' Germany and Austria
    $16.50 $16.36 list($25.00)
    9. Rome (Eyewitness Travel Guides)
    $16.11 $12.45 list($18.95)
    10. Spanish in 10 Minutes a Day
    $31.50 list($50.00)
    11. Italy : The Best Travel Writing
    $13.60 $10.00 list($20.00)
    12. Florence & Tuscany (Eyewitness
    $16.29 list($23.95)
    13. Schlepping Through the Alps :
    $15.63 $12.95 list($22.99)
    14. Frommer's Italy 2005
    $15.36 $14.39 list($21.95)
    15. Rick Steves' Europe Through the
    $7.95 $5.25
    16. Streetwise Paris
    $17.81 list($26.99)
    17. Lonely Planet Europe On A Shoestring
    $8.96 $7.93 list($11.95)
    18. Inside Out London (Insideout City
    $16.50 $16.40 list($25.00)
    19. Ireland (Eyewitness Travel Guides)
    $19.80 $19.70 list($30.00)
    20. Great Britain (Eyewitness Travel

    1. Map of Bones
    by James Rollins
    list price: $24.95
    our price: $16.47
    (price subject to change: see help)
    Asin: 0060763876
    Catlog: Book (2005-05-01)
    Publisher: William Morrow
    Sales Rank: 39633
    US | Canada | United Kingdom | Germany | France | Japan

    2. A Year in the Merde
    by Stephen Clarke
    list price: $22.95
    our price: $15.61
    (price subject to change: see help)
    Asin: 1582345910
    Catlog: Book (2005-05-09)
    Publisher: Bloomsbury USA
    Sales Rank: 2866
    Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars
    US | Canada | United Kingdom | Germany | France | Japan

    Reviews (4)

    5-0 out of 5 stars COLORFULLY WRITTEN - JOYFULLY READ

    Here's a fun frolic not just for Francophiles but for all armchair travelers who like their globetrotting mixed with whimsy.Stephen Clarke presents the fictionalexperiences of an ex pat living in France with large servings of humor, contagious enthusiasm,and a sharp eye for laugh provoking detail.

    Paul West is an almost thirty something Britisher who is in Paris to open a string of very English tearooms.He has ignored the advice of his pal, Chris, who told him in no uncertain terms not to go to Paris.Chris said the French had a great lifestyle, terrific food, totally uninhibited women, but, and this is the biggie - they were impossible to get along with.

    "It's permanent payback time," Chris warns, reminding Paul that the French don't like the British one bit.Nonetheless, Paul is in the Eiffel Tower city where he runs into any number of obstacles, whether it be recalcitrant employees or a tyrannic boss.On the plus side he also enjoys a bevy of willing beauties.

    All of this is related with colorful asides as listeners learn how to fend for themselves in Paris, and laugh at Paul's mishaps.

    Voice performer Gerard Doyle's voice is spot on Paul - he's a bit husky with a tint of Upper Class British accent.It's a pleasant slightly sophisticated reading with no overplaying of the almost non-stop comedy.

    Listen, laugh, and enjoy.

    - Gail Cooke

    5-0 out of 5 stars If you've ever lived in France, READ THIS!
    This book was hilarious, moved along at a brisk clip and was dead-on accurate about the French and about American ex-pats in Paris.It may be fiction but it definitely had the ring of truth!There was a little too much frat boy-style focus on trying to get laid, but it didn't bother me that much.If you liked "Le Divorce" and David Sedaris's Paris essays in "Me Talk Pretty One Day," you'll love this.I hope to read more from Mr. Clarke.

    3-0 out of 5 stars Frat boy meets Bridget Jones
    As an American living in Paris, I'm always interested in finding interesting tales about the French.One has to keep one's sense of humor about living here, after all.I found this book in an English bookstore in Amsterdam, and had high hopes for it - A year in the s**t, how could it be bad?

    It's much more non-fiction than humorous anecdotes about the French, although it does have its moments.I've decided that if frat boys wrote chic lit about living in Paris, this would be the result - kind of fluffy, lots of sex, not much substance but a good short read.He's right on a lot of his observations, but the story is much more about the author's alter-ego's life, which just happens to take place in Paris.

    4-0 out of 5 stars Funny and accurate
    As someone who lived for a year in France as an exchange student this book brought back memories of how it was to discover France and french culture.
    Paul West, a young englishman, comes to Paris to work there for a year, establishing english tea-houses for a french business. During this year he explores french culture and describes his experience one month at a time.
    And what a read. The author is extremely witty without taking it too far and manages to point out some striking differences between english culture and the french one without sounding condescending.
    The french people loath America and american culture and England and all things english are only a notch less despised.In spite of that they have embraced some things american and/or english such as McDonalds with a fierce passion that would put the average American to shame.Taking the family for a Macdo on a Saturday is a ritual for many and the Happy Meal is loved like it belongs to french cuisine.

    Of course, this book doesn't give you a complete understanding of french society but it does provide a pretty good insight. It mentions the importance of the shrug, for example.The shrug is heavily used in France, in fact I don't think anyone has mastered conveying such strong emotion (total indifference) like they have.The book also tells us, for instance, about the importance of using the right language when ordering something at a french restaurant/bistro (of course, speaking in english is strictly forbidden) to get exactly what you want, how you must throw away notions of being liked and embrace being rude in a polite way, how wishing somenoe Bonne journee (Good day) can drive people mad and how you never ever cut the lettuce on your plate.

    Whether you are going to dwell in France for a shorter or longer time, are interested in France or are just looking for an amusing yet interesting read this is a good book to pick up.
    The text flows easily, the anecdotes are totally believable and there is something to make you smile or even laugh out loud on every page.

    Highly recommended, I couldn't put it down. ... Read more


    3. Into a Paris Quartier
    by Diane Johnson
    list price: $20.00
    our price: $13.60
    (price subject to change: see help)
    Asin: 0792272668
    Catlog: Book (2005-05-01)
    Publisher: National Geographic
    Sales Rank: 4197
    US | Canada | United Kingdom | Germany | France | Japan

    Book Description

    Paris has always held a special appeal for Americans -- its cosmopolitan culture, its great boulevards, the majestic sweep of its history. But what really makes Paris irresistible is a deeply personal connection that's not found in any guidebook but rather in a particular café, a chance encounter, a side street whose charm inspires an affection at once instant and indelible.

    For acclaimed novelist Diane Johnson, that feeling focuses on ST.-Germain-des-Prés, and in this delightful book she takes us on an affectionate tour of her home neighborhood, where the Three Musketeers swaggered, La Rochefoucault honed his cynically delightful maxims, and Gertrude Stein played den mother to a Lost Generation of American expatriates. Evoking both a rich past that has everywhere left its mark and the vibrant urbanity, Johnson brings a keenly curious eye and an eloquent pen to this fascinating, welcoming portrait of the Paris she knows and loves so well.

    ... Read more


    4. Italy (Eyewitness Travel Guides)
    by Not Applicable (Na )
    list price: $30.00
    our price: $19.80
    (price subject to change: see help)
    Asin: 0789493861
    Catlog: Book (2003-03-01)
    Publisher: Dorling Kindersley Publishing
    Sales Rank: 2709
    Average Customer Review: 4.62 out of 5 stars
    US | Canada | United Kingdom | Germany | France | Japan

    Book Description

    Eyewitness Travel Guides are the original illustrated travel guidebooks-and they're still the best. Since 1993, the Eyewitness brand has established itself as one of the industry leaders, with sales of more than 6.5 million copies in the U.S. alone. Featuring more than 70 worldwide destinations, new titles are being added to the best-selling Eyewitness Travel Guides series each year. In 2003, to mark the 10th anniversary of the publication of Eyewitness Travel Guides, DK is re-launching the entire series, fully updated, and with a brand-new look. ... Read more

    Reviews (61)

    4-0 out of 5 stars beautiful overview, less helpful for specifics
    What a gorgeous book. I fell in love with the Eyewitness series and decided to buy this book to learn as much as I could about as many places as I could in Italy, before I planned my trip. I also plan on collecting more, for future trips and because they are great educational books, even if one never plans on traveling. Great for the coffee table, too! Organized by region with an overview of each area and brief highlights about specific sites (most of which are churches). The map on Rome was a little confusing at first and I had to keep flipping page to page to navigate. Luckily, the book is designed with two flaps that can be used for page markers. Useful organization on the sites (such as which ones charge admission, open/closed times, market days for towns, etc.) Loved the sections on regional foods and festivals, useful travel info located in the back. Photographs are small but lovely and numerous, architectural cutaways give interesting perspective on the sites. Restaurant and hotel recommendations are well organized but I never really consulted them. (Stuck to the internet for finding rooms and our wanderings and recommendations from other travelers to find restaurants.) We went to the Amalfi coast, Capri and the Umbria area (staying in Gubbio) and found the book mildly helpful. It was most helpful in Rome. I saw many tourists with Eyewitness Italy and Rome guides everywhere in Rome, in many languages. I've also seen the Frommer's series and found that one to be more densely packed with useful information and suggestions for interesting (and often inexpensive) excursions. However, it lacks the stimulating layout of the photographs, maps and color coding found in the Eyewitness guides. I felt the need to get more specific local guidebooks as I traveled with more detailed information and photographs. For example, I bought a guidebook outside Pompeii in order to have more information on the sights as well as a more useful map. It turns out that much more of Pompeii was excavated since the Eyewitness book was written. Hardly any information was given on the excavation of Herculaneum, which we heard is even a better site to tour than Pompeii. We could have used information on navigating around Capri efficiently, too, considering a day trip allows little time to see many of the sights, which often are contingent on the weather (such as the famous Blue Grotto, inaccessible at high tide). Capri is also very expensive for just about everything. The only warning given is that it's a "tourist trap." Minimal, general information was provided for the Amalfi coast, so much had to be learned (such as driving hazards) by experience, which is one of the joys of traveling anyway. Overall, a beautiful,informative book, providing a good general overview of a variety of areas and sites. Decent maps, terrific photos, useful travel info (though limited description of bus and metro routes). Not detailed enough for many areas so local souvenir guidebooks, or a more densely informed and photo-poor book might be helpful for the more investigative traveler. A note to travelers: order foods that are specialties of the region. Foods adopted from other regions tend to be less than expected. (ex. Risotto in the south is often made with the wrong rice, pizza in the north is difficult to eat and has too thin a crust. Whereas gnocchi in the north is incredible.) What also would have been useful is a description of different shop names and what they sell so travelers know what to expect when they're looking for something specific. (Like a deli--"salumeria" for an inexpensive lunch of prosciutto and cheese) However, that is again some of the fun of traveling--finding these things on your own. Buon viaggio!

    5-0 out of 5 stars Bella Italia
    When Eyewitness travel guides burst on to the scene, they revolutionised the genre. Dorling Kindersley have long published marvellous series information books for schools and young people, and they have brought the same high quality of production to their travel series. Eyewitness does a few things superbly: 1. Their use of full colour photography. 2. No Top Tens or 1/2/3 stars. Eyewitness just show it how it is and let you decide what interests you most. 3. Real maps, with real street indexes, integrated right into the book. No more sketch maps with dubious scale or misrepresentations of actual distances. 4. Breaking up cities into manageable and logical sectors. So after helping you get there, they offer full coverage of the area. 5. There is no attempt to be hip or impose points-of-view. Other guide books do that, and do it quite well at times, so they are best left to that field.

    Italy is a fat book, and it might be heavy to carry around, but as other reviewers have said it is invaluable. It would replace at least two other guide books, and relegate the other lushly illustrated "guides" that are out there to the coffee-table status that is probably more appropriate.

    My one criticism is that the accommodation listings are more appropriate for the well-heeled traveller. Here's what I'd do: go to the local library and borrow the Let's Go, Rough Guide and Lonely Planet. Photocopy the listings and use them to supplement . As for restaurant listings, I've never used them in any guide book - just stepped outside the lodgings and wandered!

    1-0 out of 5 stars Useless... but great pictures!
    As a travel guide, this book is beyond useless! The pictures are amazing and they will definitly inspire you to take a trip to Italy but once your get there, if you depend on this book, your family will have to declare you missing! There aren't any directions to any of the places addressed in the book. And some of the places discussed would be impossible for the average person to go see on his/her own. I used Let's Go Italy as my travel guide for my 3-month italian excursion and it was the best! Yes, it wasn't without it's errors, but nothing too off the wall. I brought both my Let's Go and my Eyewitness Travel Guide with me on my trip. I gave the Eyewitness book to a British girl I met while working. She only liked it for the pictures too!

    5-0 out of 5 stars A Treasure for Travelers
    After purchasing many books on Italy, I have found that this is one of the best for your money. Eyewitness does a great job of covering the entire country, and does not sacrifice information. This book appeals to both travelers and those who simply wish to learn more about the country and its history.
    The information provided ranges from maps to the cultural and historical value of the country. As you go through each city or town, famous buildings and pieces of art are depicted as well. For those who are planning a trip to Italy, the maps of each city are helpful, as well as the directory of hotels and restaurants provided. Overall, this was an extremely well made book that presents lots of information in an interesting way and is filled with beautiful pictures. This is the book to get for covering a variety of aspects of Italy!

    5-0 out of 5 stars Best Available
    I have to confess up front. I love these books. I must have over a dozen. I really like the Paris book, and the one for Prague, and Stockholm, and South Africa, and .... You get all the detailed material similar to other great travel books plus you get great visuals. I have bought travel books from all the competitors.

    I strongly prefer the book to those available from Lonely Planet, or Frommer, or others such as Rick Steve that have zero or few photos. Michelin of course has excellent guides but the visuals are better in the DK Eyewitness Guides.

    On a cold day back here in the USA (or Canada) or elsewhere, have a glass of wine and sit in a nice chair or in the garden on a warm day and read this book. For a moment you will be back in Italy. You are back in a small restaurant or museum.

    The photos and descriptions and cutaway drawings are excellent which is ideal for a country like Italy with a lot of history. But there is lots of detail here. The book includes the history and many details on the art, art galleries, parks, cutaway views of historical buildings, and many other things of interest. The history is summarized at the beginning of the book with historical time lines and cross referenced to the culture and political figures. A solid 670 page effort - lots of stuff to see and absorb.

    It has the other things too such as maps, accommodations, transportation, and the rest. This book is one of the best for a visitor.

    You will be pleasantly surprised with the depth and quality of this book and it makes a nice souvenir to refresh your memory. Buy extra maps plus this book and you will be set.

    Jack in Toronto ... Read more


    5. Rick Steves' Italy 2005
    by Rick Steves, Heidi Sewell, Sarah Murdoch
    list price: $19.95
    our price: $13.57
    (price subject to change: see help)
    Asin: 1566916798
    Catlog: Book (2004-12-10)
    Publisher: Avalon Travel Publishing, Rick Steves
    Sales Rank: 1181
    US | Canada | United Kingdom | Germany | France | Japan

    6. London (Eyewitness Travel Guides)
    by Michael Leapman
    list price: $25.00
    our price: $16.50
    (price subject to change: see help)
    Asin: 0789493837
    Catlog: Book (2003-02-01)
    Publisher: Dorling Kindersley Publishing
    Sales Rank: 3701
    Average Customer Review: 4.63 out of 5 stars
    US | Canada | United Kingdom | Germany | France | Japan

    Book Description

    Eyewitness Travel Guides are the original illustrated travel guidebooks-and they're still the best. Since 1993, the Eyewitness brand has established itself as one of the industry leaders, with sales of more than 6.5 million copies in the U.S. alone. Featuring more than 70 worldwide destinations, new titles are being added to the best-selling Eyewitness Travel Guides series each year. In 2003, to mark the 10th anniversary of the publication of Eyewitness Travel Guides, DK is re-launching the entire series, fully updated, and with a brand-new look. ... Read more

    Reviews (51)

    5-0 out of 5 stars Great Travel Guide, Beautiful Coffee Table Book!
    .
    Summary:
    Every Dorling Kindersley Guide has been a great and interesting book... and delightful to have and use, even if you are not traveling to that location, but are only interested in learning more!

    The Guides are well organized in a logical and easy to follow manner. They are beautifully illustrated, well developed with accurate information (it is unusual for hotel and restaurant information to be that accurate), have enough history to help the reader understand the people and cultural background, and have a lot of useful travel information and useable maps in the appendixes.

    The really great attraction to this book is several fold; it is:
    ............Very complete
    ............Easy to read
    ............Beautifully and artistically completed
    ............Good shopping, safety and other tips
    ............Gorgeous photographs too numerous to list.

    Specifics:
    The guides are organized as follows:

    How to use this guide
    Introduction to Historical and Geographical information
    Geographical Regions
    ............Introduction London
    ........................Intro.
    ........................History
    ........................At a Glance
    ........................Through the Year
    ........................Riverview of London
    ............London Area by Area, each section includes:
    ........................Introduction to street by street area
    ........................Detailed pictorials of area buildings
    ........................Architectural drawings, pictures, cut-aways of buildings
    ........................Specific stops, historical monuments, churches, buildings, etc.
    ........................Four Guided Walks

    Travelers Needs - includes full list with rankings and notes
    ............Hotels
    ............Restaurants, pubs
    ............Shops / Markets
    ............Entertainment
    ............Children's London

    Survival Information
    ............Practical
    ........................Tourist info., Etiquete, Personal Security and Health
    ........................Currencies, Telephones, misc info.
    ............Getting to London
    ............Getting Around London
    ............Street Maps
    ............General Index
    ............Phrase Book

    Discussion:
    The book begins with "Introducing London", including a complete map, a review, the city's history, and London thought the Year - including events, etc.

    Areas with an "At a glance" overview, then has subsections of specific blocks, or forums, then specific locations, churches, historical monuments, bridges, galleries, etc.

    Architectural reviews include various views, and cutaways; given greater understanding and better perspective. They are all attractive, if not works of art - honestly.

    The travelers' Info. offers good and valid info. on prices, currencies, customs, important words, etc. I used the reviews on hotel's restaurants and nightclubs, etc. and found they were useful and accurate, and helpful with my touring and site decisions.

    The books are so well thought-out that it has multiple maps, with various lookup tables, and the book's flaps are designed to be used as bookmarks for map pages.

    Conclusion:
    Each book in this series is a great help, and beautiful collectible resource. As the President, CEO of an International Meeting Planning Corporation we have many resources and techniques to learn about places we have meetings / groups at as well as the cities and sights. But, as a traveler, this book really is top notch and I would recommend it to anyone going on a personal trip, or wanting to learn about a city, or location. We have used some of these books to augment our research to investigate cities for our groups.

    5-0 out of 5 stars You Cannot Go Wrong - These are Great Books for Travel
    I first discovered these books by accident on Stockholm. The book I bought by accident was in Swedish but it still useful because of all the photos, cut away views, museum pictures, and maps and historical details. When I got home I bought one in English. I own more than a dozen of different cities and countries in this series.

    What differentiates these books from the competition is the photos. On a cold day back here in the USA (or Canada) or elsewhere, have a glass of wine and sit in a nice chair or in the garden on a warm day and read this book. For a moment you will be back in London. You are back in a small restaurant overlooking a busy street in the theatre district. Thats how good the photos are! I am still impressed every time I pick up the book.

    The photos and desicriptions and cutaway drawings are excellent. They cover art galleries, museums, churches, special architecture, history, an a lot more. A solid 430 page effort - lots of stuff to see and absorb. Where does one to begin and describe the things to see and do in London such as the Westminster area, the galleries such as the Tate, Buckingham Palace, Soho, The City, Mayfair, Southwark, on and on. The book includes subway maps, restaurants and more. In other words you get all the travel information as found in other books plus great visuals.

    The history section is impressive. They have a timeline showing developments cross referenced to photos, people, and things to see all in a detailed section.

    Great city, the visit made better.

    Jack in Toronto

    5-0 out of 5 stars Best buy!
    Brilliant book. Accurate, easy to use and very concise. A pleasure to carry around with good quality maps, street name lookup and lots and lots of information regarding places to eat (very good recommendations) and places to go to.

    A must have if you are planning a trip to London.

    4-0 out of 5 stars Very good and very visual, but lacks more detail
    I am going to be travelling to Europe soon and I was looking for new books. I got the eyewitness london guide because of all the images it has. It is a really nice book and really entertaining and the suggested tours are good.

    My only complain with the book is that it is not so informative about prices like other guides. I would recommend getting this guide just for the visual aspect, but maybe consider buying like the Let's Go London Or Lonely Planet London guide books for budget travellers because they give you ALL the prices informations on everything from transport, restaurants, entrances to sights, etc. For example in London's case, the eywitness guide just mentioons the travel cards to get around but doesn't give information on prices which do come in the Let's Go and LP series.

    2-0 out of 5 stars An index of London, not really a guidebook
    I took this book and Frommers to London. This book lists everything,and yet at the same time can be vague when it comes to directions, prices and if something is worthwhile or not. It's an index rather than a guide book. The Frommer's book was as if someone went to London before you did and came back with the good places and sites that you should go to, including restaurant recommendations that I find to be on the money. I'm going to Italy next month and will be taking a Frommer's guide since it gives me prices, times, and what's worth seeing. And...while the individual graphics in this book are good, overall the book is too cluttered. ... Read more


    7. Paris (Eyewitness Travel Guides)
    by Alan Tillier
    list price: $25.00
    our price: $16.50
    (price subject to change: see help)
    Asin: 0789493896
    Catlog: Book (2003-02-01)
    Publisher: Dorling Kindersley Publishing
    Sales Rank: 3745
    Average Customer Review: 4.71 out of 5 stars
    US | Canada | United Kingdom | Germany | France | Japan

    Book Description

    Eyewitness Travel Guides are the original illustrated travel guidebooks-and they're still the best. Since 1993, the Eyewitness brand has established itself as one of the industry leaders, with sales of more than 6.5 million copies in the U.S. alone. Featuring more than 70 worldwide destinations, new titles are being added to the best-selling Eyewitness Travel Guides series each year. In 2003, to mark the 10th anniversary of the publication of Eyewitness Travel Guides, DK is re-launching the entire series, fully updated, and with a brand-new look. ... Read more

    Reviews (7)

    5-0 out of 5 stars Make Eyewitness essential part of your travel fun
    DK's Eyewitness Travel Guides are our best travel companion during our tour of Europe. Full of tips, pictures, maps, site info, history, local reference ... every page is not only helpful but beautiful. The layout anf format is very innovative and reader friendly, a ture standing out from any other travel books. It was interesting to see that almost everywhere we went, we saw other people (tourists apparently) holding and checking the same DK book on the street.
    The coverage is comprehensive and growing year after year, Paris, Rome, Florence, Venice ... every city we went have its own Eyewitness serie. We studied them before our trip, consulted them during our trip, and kept them as memo and photo book after our trip. They are simply essential part of the travel fun.

    I recommend buying indiviual city/area book wherever possible instead of the country book. For example, buy Rome, Florence, and Venice books instead of Eyewitness Italy (unless your destination doesn't have its own Eyewitness). That way you get more detailed and targeted info.

    5-0 out of 5 stars Great Photography and Descriptions, Takes You There
    I have to confess up front. I love these books. I must have a dozen. I really like the Paris book, and the one for Prague, and Stockholm, and South Africa, and .... You get all the detailed material similar to other great travel books plus you get great visuals.

    On a cold day back here in the USA (or Canada) or elsewhere, have a glass of French wine and sit in a nice chair or in the garden on a warm day and read this book. For a moment you will be back in Paris. The same with the Stockholm book. You are back in a small restaurant or museum.

    It is not a Michelin guide but that is okay. The photos and desicriptions and cutaway drawings are excellent and more than make up for any lack of small detail. But there is lots of detail here. The book includes the history of Paris and many details on the art, art galleries, parks, cutaway views of historical buildings, and many other things of interest. The history is summarized at the beginning of the book with historical time lines and cross referenced to the culture and political figures. A solid 400 page effort - lots of stuff to see and absorb.

    It has the other things too such as maps, accomodations, transportation, and the rest. The Michelin guide has more sub-detail but this book is still the best for a visitor.

    You will be pleasantly suprised with the depth and quality of this book and it makes a nice souvenir to refresh your memory.

    Jack in Toronto

    3-0 out of 5 stars Visually appealing but no hard-core info.
    I think the title of my review wraps it all up: the eyewitness guides are a work of graphic art. Their highlight is probably the great work on the maps, both small and large scale, which are of great help as you navigate around the city looking for sights. As a tool for reaching all of the sights you want to see, I would say that the Eyewitness Guide is among the best, with its street map, neighborhood maps and Metro/subway guide. In addition to this, as another positive comment I would say that it is a great guide to take on a trip if you don't have much time and you need information presented in an easy-to-read, simple manner. The drawings and photos, and the way they are laid out, is very appealing.

    The advantages stop there, however. If you really want to get to know a city, you simply need more in-depth historical and cultural information on the sights you are seeing. Most of the locations described in the Eyewitness Guide do not stretch beyond a paragraph or two, which is quite superficial in my opinion. If you really want to know about the history behind the church, monument, museum or park you have traveled so far to see, you will definitely need another guidebook to give you any kind of detail. This flaw becomes far worse when you read the sections on sights outside of the city or in the suburbs (which are many!). The descriptions become utterly superficial.

    Harsh critique also for the hotel and restaurant information, which is limited to places designed for the rich and famous, or at least the very upper of the upper-middle class. The best guides give you a little info. on all styles of lodging and food, from low budget to luxury, but these guides make little effort to do so, and even the information on the laps of luxury is limited to little symbols, instead of providing descriptions like other guides do.

    With this combination of characteristics, I think Eyewitness is good to take along for a short trip in which you have little time to spend seeing the city and you don't really care about getting any deep information on what you're seeing. Otherwise, keep looking for another guidebook.

    5-0 out of 5 stars Wonderful visually-oriented guide!
    I have the older edition that I bought back in 2001, and it's fantastic. I used this book everywhere for my two-week trip to Paris, and more than the other three guide books I bought. The reason this book is so useful is that it doesn't describe the sites in long wordy paragraphs like the others. It's the one book I carried around everywhere. It includes tons of pictures that allow you tell quickly if you're at the right location, even if there's no sign (or if the sign is in a strange language). The pictures and illustrations make all the difference, and the layout is easy to understand. The maps are also useful and clear. The binding is also reasonably good quality, so that it hasn't fallen apart in spite of heavy use. I just loaned my friend this book, and he used it on his ten-day trip to Paris, and he also liked it. I can only imagine that this latest edition is as good or better than the one I have. If I make another trip to another place or city, I'll check what this series has to offer, first.

    5-0 out of 5 stars Outstanding
    ...P>It is outstanding. The illustrations are excellent, the maps accurate and detailed. The only better map is the No 2 Plan to public transport available free from Metro stations, which shows metro , RER and bus routes with named streets, and the more expensive book maps by arrondissement available in Paris.

    But unless you want to cart around two books, the maps in this volume are excellent (warning: there are a few places they DON'T cover, so if you are planning visits to some of the less touristed arrondissements, you will need a map book as well).

    I used this in conjunction with Fodor's Around Paris With Kids, and together they covered everything we needed as a family.

    The house style of Eyewitness Guides is now well-known, and this volume is as good as, if not better, than any. You really can't go wrong if you pack this. It will even make you want to go places you might otherwise have dismissed. ... Read more


    8. Rick Steves' Germany and Austria 2005
    by Rick Steves
    list price: $19.95
    our price: $13.57
    (price subject to change: see help)
    Asin: 1566916755
    Catlog: Book (2005-01-31)
    Publisher: Avalon Travel Publishing, Rick Steves
    Sales Rank: 64334
    US | Canada | United Kingdom | Germany | France | Japan

    Book Description

    Who but Rick Steves can tell you how to take the Do-It-Yourself Dresden Baroque Blitz Tour or the Short and Scenic Black Forest Joyride? With Rick Steves' Germany and Austria 2005, travelers can experience Rick's favorite destinations in Munich, Bavaria, Baden-Baden, Rothenburg, Würzberg, Frankfurt, the Rhine Valley, Köln, Nürnberg, Dresden, Berlin, Vienna, the Danube Valley, Salzburg, Hallstatt, Innsbruck, and Hall-economically and hassle-free. Completely revised and updated, Rick Steves' Germany and Austria 2005 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 Germany and Austria have been used by millions of Americans in search of their own unique travel experience. ... Read more


    9. Rome (Eyewitness Travel Guides)
    by Not Applicable (Na )
    list price: $25.00
    our price: $16.50
    (price subject to change: see help)
    Asin: 0789494213
    Catlog: Book (2003-02-01)
    Publisher: Dorling Kindersley Publishing
    Sales Rank: 3947
    Average Customer Review: 4.68 out of 5 stars
    US | Canada | United Kingdom | Germany | France | Japan

    Book Description

    Eyewitness Travel Guides are the original illustrated travel guidebooks-and they're still the best. Since 1993, the Eyewitness brand has established itself as one of the industry leaders, with sales of more than 6.5 million copies in the U.S. alone. Featuring more than 70 worldwide destinations, new titles are being added to the best-selling Eyewitness Travel Guides series each year. In 2003, to mark the 10th anniversary of the publication of Eyewitness Travel Guides, DK is re-launching the entire series, fully updated, and with a brand-new look. ... Read more

    Reviews (44)

    5-0 out of 5 stars Great Travel Guide, Beautiful Coffee Table Book!
    Summary:
    Every Dorling Kindersley Guide has been a great and interesting book... and delightful to have and use, even if you are not traveling to that location, but are only interested in learning more!

    The Guides are well organized in a logical and easy to follow manner. They are beautifully illustrated, well developed with accurate information (it is unusual for hotel and restaurant information to be that accurate), have enough history to help the reader understand the people and cultural background, and have a lot of useful travel information and useable maps in the appendixes.

    Specifics:
    The guides are organized as follows:

    How to use this guide
    Introduction to Historical and Geographical information
    Geographical Regions
    ............Introduction / History of Rome
    ............Specific City Areas
    ........................Introduction to street by street area
    ........................Detailed pictorials of area buildings
    ........................Architectural drawings, pictures, cut-aways of buildings
    ........................Specific stops, historical monuments, churches, buildings, etc.
    ............Six guided walks

    Travelers Needs - includes full list with rankings and notes
    ............Hotels
    ............Restaurants
    ............Shops / Markets
    ............Entertainment
    ............Rome for children

    Survival Information
    ............Local Info.
    ........................Tourist info., Etiquette, Personal Security and Health
    ........................Currencies, Telephones, misc info.
    ............Getting to Rome
    ........................Planes, trains and automobiles, signs
    ........................general map, sectional maps with index
    ............Travel Info.
    ........................Maps, tours, currency, etc.
    ............General Index
    ............Phrase Book

    Discussion:
    The book begins with "Introducing Rome", including a complete map, a review of Rome, Rome's history, and Rome thought the Year - including events, etc.

    Areas with an "At a glance" overview, then has subsections of specific blocks, or forums, then specific locations, churches, historical monuments, bridges, galleries, etc.

    The really great attraction to this book is several fold; it is:
    ............Very complete
    ............Easy to read
    ............Beautifully and artistically completed
    ............Good shopping, safety and other tips
    ............Gorgeous photographs too numerous to list.

    Architectural reviews include various views, and cutaways; given greater understanding and better perspective. They are all attractive, if not works of art - honestly.

    The travelers' Info. offers good and valid info. on prices, currencies, customs, important words, etc. I used the reviews on hotel's restaurants and nightclubs, etc. and found they were useful and accurate, and helpful with my touring and site decisions

    The books are so well thought-out that it has multiple maps, with various lookup tables, and the book's flaps are designed to be used as bookmarks for map pages.

    Conclusion:
    Each book in this series is a great help, and beautiful collectible resource. As the President, CEO of an International Meeting Planning Corporation we have many resources and techniques to learn about places we have meetings / groups at as well as the cities and sights. But, as a traveler, this book really is top notch and I would recommend it to anyone going on a personal trip, or wanting to learn about a city, or location. We have used some of these books to augment our research to investigate cities for our groups.

    5-0 out of 5 stars Don't leave home with out this guide
    Dorling Kindersley makes the best travel guides hands down. They are extremely well illustrated, have extensive and detailed maps (thank god, because I tend to get lost very easily and it is even easier to get lost in Rome), up to date information on hotels (rates, rooms etc), restaurants (costs and reservation policies), and sites to see. This is a more detailed look at Rome than their Italy book, which is also fabulous. The travel guides have wonderful pictures, well researched histories and facts about Rome (not just about the city as it stands today but a whole history of Rome from it's glory days), what wines and foods that one should try, detailed walking tours, information on famous art (there is a great section on the Sistine Chapel and all of the figures you will find in each panel).

    The book also covers the best places to shop (and there are SO many in Rome), where to get good deals on leather and other wonderful things. The book give you wonderful ideas on how to see the city in a limited time or really enjoy it if you are there for more than a few days. The book also covers things to do that many tourists might over look as well as telling you what is worth your while and what to skip.

    The book also covers customs, money changing, travel information - you name it! This is one of the best guides available on the market.

    5-0 out of 5 stars Make Eyewitness essential part of your travel fun
    DK's Eyewitness Travel Guides are our best travel companion during our tour of Europe. Full of tips, pictures, maps, site info, history, local reference ... every page is not only helpful but beautiful. The layout anf format is very innovative and reader friendly, a ture standing out from any other travel books. It was interesting to see that almost everywhere we went, we saw other people (tourists apparently) holding and checking the same DK book on the street.
    The coverage is comprehensive and growing year after year, Paris, Rome, Florence, Venice ... every city we went have its own Eyewitness serie. We studied them before our trip, consulted them during our trip, and kept them as memo and photo book after our trip. They are simply essential part of the travel fun.

    I recommend buying indiviual city/area book wherever possible instead of the country book. For example, buy Rome, Florence, and Venice books instead of Eyewitness Italy (unless your destination doesn't have its own Eyewitness). That way you get more detailed and targeted info.

    4-0 out of 5 stars Great book for remembering your trip
    Beautiful book for getting excited about going or to remember your trip by when you return. Also bought Rick Steves guide book which I found more practical with common sense advice and better sized for carrying around Rome without a purse or back back. Before and after Rome trip I used this book. In Rome I used Rick Steves.

    5-0 out of 5 stars best guide out there
    After looking through all the guides at the bookstore, we chose this one because it provided the most information in the most readily-accessible manner. We carried it around with us during our week in Rome and found it immensely helpful. Judging from the copies in the other tourists' hands, this is the most popular guide out there, and for good reason. ... Read more


    10. Spanish in 10 Minutes a Day
    by Kristine K. Kershul
    list price: $18.95
    our price: $16.11
    (price subject to change: see help)
    Asin: 0944502598
    Catlog: Book (2001-11)
    Publisher: Bilingual Books (WA)
    Sales Rank: 9955
    Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars
    US | Canada | United Kingdom | Germany | France | Japan

    Reviews (20)

    4-0 out of 5 stars Not Next to Awful
    I used this series to start my German learning experience. Although one reviewer seemed to think cute pictures mean this book is for childern or is educationally bad, it actually works. I used this book for 10-20 minutes a day and I immediately could talk German! I went on with other courses, and the last time I was in Germany, I spoke in German and was understood! An excellent series for a jumpstart that primes your mind for further, more "intellectual" learning. I am starting the Spanish now with the hope for the same results. Sometimes simple and cute is more powerful than dull and dry.

    5-0 out of 5 stars Este libro esta muy bien!
    I've never tried to learn Spanish, however, living in Southern California, it is now a necessity. Therefore, I wanted a book to give me the basics so that I could have an immediate ability to speak Spanish. This book has given me a very good basic foundation.
    The only way to make this book better would be to include CDs with pronunciation so that you knew you were pronouncing them correctly (although it does have the phenetics for the words). For me, this is a good way to "get my feet wet" and begin the learning process. I do 5 chapters a week, then use the weekend to review, and I also make practice tests to test myself. This works really well for me and really enables me to drill the information.

    2-0 out of 5 stars Useful for Some; But Not the Best
    I found this book to be useful at first, but I later changed to "Spanish Made Simple" (Jackson, Rubio revised by Nemethy; make sure you get the 2004 edition). The latter book is not nearly as "simplified" as "Spanish in 10 Minutes", but I found the more methodical approach, reviews, and review tests to be more conducive to study. Make sure you also get some means of audio instruction to get the pronouciation right. I used the Pimsleur CD's which are very expensive but easily the best. (Look for them in your library first.)

    3-0 out of 5 stars Good as a supplement
    (By Edward Trimnell, author of "Why You Need a Foreign Language & How to Learn One," ISBN:1591133343)

    As several reviewers have pointed out, this book is not exactly equivalent to a university textbook in Spanish. It is indeed quite simple, and filled with lots of pictures.

    Some people have difficulty getting motivated with the more advanced texts, and this book can convince the beginner that learning a foreign language really won't be as painful as a root canal.

    If you already know some Spanish, then your money would best be spent elsewhere. However, this book will be helpful if you have found yourself intimidated by past Spanish courses, or by foreign language study in general.

    2-0 out of 5 stars Pretty close to awful
    I have passed this book up numerous times at the bookstore because of its obvious oversimplicity. Imagine my surprise when I enrolled in an "advanced" Spanish class given by a local organization, and I was given this book!

    I've been studying Spanish on my own for about a year, so I'm hardly an expert. But I found that this book is meandering, condescending and may even be crippling to the readers. Why? Because in its effort to avoid traditional teaching patterns, it does not give a language learner the vocabulary they need to further their studies. I'm not even referring to Spanish vocabulary -- I mean English! Never once does it mention "conjugation" or "tenses" or "subjunctive" (even though it uses the subjunctive at times, which could confuse the learner). What's wrong with that is it denies the learner the opportunity to use outside materials to augment their learning. There are myriads of books and websites about verb conjugations, but how can someone look them up if all they know is "the plug-in method" or "word patterns?"

    The book requires the reader to write everything three times. Three is not a "magic number." Some words can be learned immediately. Some words have to be repeated 20-30 times to sink in. The book begins by teaching you to ask questions, and I can practically guarantee that even those who finish the book will not be prepared to parse the answers if given by a real Spanish speaker.

    The artwork is childish and universally bad. The writing style is condescending. The concept that someone can learn a language in 10 minutes a day is so fallacious it is ludicrous.

    My pet peeve is in the English text, peppered with Spanish words. In most cases this is fine, but it gives the false impression that one can get by merely substituting Spanish words for English. Also, I've studied enough Spanish to think of the pronoun "Usted" in the third person (because that's how it's conjugated), yet they use it to replace "you" in most circumstances. It grates on me like fingernails on a chalkboard to read things like "When usted go," "if usted do" and "Usted have learned..."

    The only thing which has prevented me from giving this book a one-star rating is the inclusion of those cute little labels which can be very useful for building vocabulary. The flashcards are a good idea, but there are far too few of them.

    Maybe this book is good for little children or for people who have practically no language aptitude, no intention of being conversational someday or those having no previous exposure to the langage, but the adult learner with some language skills (even in English) and a curious mind might want to pass on this book. You can get a lot more bang for the buck elsewhere. ... Read more


    11. Italy : The Best Travel Writing from the New York Times
    by Umberto Eco
    list price: $50.00
    our price: $31.50
    (price subject to change: see help)
    Asin: 0810959054
    Catlog: Book (2005-05-01)
    Publisher: Harry N Abrams
    Sales Rank: 426948
    US | Canada | United Kingdom | Germany | France | Japan

    12. Florence & Tuscany (Eyewitness Travel Guides)
    by Christopher Catling
    list price: $20.00
    our price: $13.60
    (price subject to change: see help)
    Asin: 0789494280
    Catlog: Book (2003-04-01)
    Publisher: Dorling Kindersley Publishing
    Sales Rank: 3676
    Average Customer Review: 5 out of 5 stars
    US | Canada | United Kingdom | Germany | France | Japan

    Book Description

    Eyewitness Travel Guides are the original illustrated travel guidebooks-and they're still the best. Since 1993, the Eyewitness brand has established itself as one of the industry leaders, with sales of more than 6.5 million copies in the U.S. alone. Featuring more than 70 worldwide destinations, new titles are being added to the best-selling Eyewitness Travel Guides series each year. In 2003, to mark the 10th anniversary of the publication of Eyewitness Travel Guides, DK is re-launching the entire series, fully updated, and with a brand-new look. ... Read more

    Reviews (3)

    5-0 out of 5 stars Make Eyewitness essential part of your travel fun
    DK's Eyewitness Travel Guides are our best travel companion during our tour of Europe. Full of tips, pictures, maps, site info, history, local reference ... every page is not only helpful but beautiful. The layout anf format is very innovative and reader friendly, a ture standing out from any other travel books. It was interesting to see that almost everywhere we went, we saw other people (tourists apparently) holding and checking the same DK book on the street.

    The coverage is comprehensive and growing year after year, Paris, Rome, Florence, Venice ... every city we went have its own Eyewitness serie. We studied them before our trip, consulted them during our trip, and kept them as memo and photo book after our trip. They are simply essential part of the travel fun.

    I recommend buying indiviual city/area book wherever possible instead of the country book. For example, buy Rome, Florence, and Venice books instead of Eyewitness Italy (unless your destination doesn't have its own Eyewitness). That way you get more detailed and targeted info.

    5-0 out of 5 stars I am very thankful for the DK Eyewitness Guides!
    As I've said in my review of the Eyewitness Guide to Rome, I am very impressed by the aesthetic qualities of the DK books. They make a great show and tell after you've taken the trip, save you from having to take many pictures, and inspire others to want to go there. The content, in terms of guided walks and tours, is just what you need if you're spending more than a day in the beautiful city of Florence. Face it, if you just spend a day, go to the Uffizi and the Palazzo Vecchio area, maybe the Duomo... and let them speak for themselves. But this book goes into decent depth for a variety of attractions and locations. If you are only there three days, you can pick and choose, and it doesn't skimp. I could see how the Eyewitness Guide to Florence would equip you for a month of travel in Tuscany, easily. I unfortunately couldn't get out of the city, but that leads to another praise of the book...

    I had a significant medical problem in Florence, and needed immediate attention. The book gave the address for a clinic specifically for tourists (I didn't see this listed in the other guides I had access to). All of the doctors at this clinic spoke English, and I didn't even have to speak to hospital staff or reception. The thing is, even if many foreigners speak enough English to impress, in health situations it's very different and easy to confuse and become confused. Trying to get surgery isn't like ordering dinner. So the directions to this clinic allowed me to get the surgery I needed from someone fluent in my language and made the rest of my trip so much more enjoyable.

    The bottom line is, if you're going to Tuscany, you can trust the DK guides to take care of what you need!

    5-0 out of 5 stars Excellent travel guide
    This travel guide came in very handy during a recent vacation trip to Florence. It's one of the best I've seen, though not perfect. This book is packed with useful information about the major attractions, interesting historical tidbits, lots of color photos and illustrations, and suggestions on things to buy and foods to eat. The maps of central Florence are very helpful to anyone planning to wander a lot by foot which is really the best way to see the city. Most of the major sights are within easy walking distance of one another. There is also information and photos of other towns in Tuscany with brief descriptions. This guide book has sturdy laminated covers which means it won't fall apart on you, even after constant use. My biggest gripe concerns the hotel and restaurant recommendations. Most of the hotels listed are very expensive. And the restaurant list could be better, in my opinion. It would have also been helpful to have more information about bus routes to places of interest outside Florence. My wife and I, for instance, took a side trip to a small town just south of the city. We found a local bus that took us there and the fare was less than two euros. But all of these faults are minor. I would still strongly recommend this guide to anyone visiting Florence. ... Read more


    13. Schlepping Through the Alps : My Search for Austria's Jewish Past with Its Last Wandering Shepherd
    by SAM APPLE
    list price: $23.95
    our price: $16.29
    (price subject to change: see help)
    Asin: 0345465032
    Catlog: Book (2005-03-29)
    Publisher: Ballantine Books
    Sales Rank: 2433259
    US | Canada | United Kingdom | Germany | France | Japan

    14. Frommer's Italy 2005
    by DarwinPorter, DanforthPrince
    list price: $22.99
    our price: $15.63
    (price subject to change: see help)
    Asin: 0764568922
    Catlog: Book (2004-08-09)
    Publisher: Frommers
    Sales Rank: 7205
    US | Canada | United Kingdom | Germany | France | Japan

    Book Description

    The definitive trip-planner to Italy-our bestselling international guidebook
    * Italy is a perennially popular destination for American travelers, with three cities (Florence, Rome, and Venice) among the top ten in the 2003 Travel & Leisure "World's Best" poll
    * UNESCO reports that Italy holds two-thirds of the world's artistic heritage sites
    * The Leaning Tower of Pisa, one of the world's most popular tourist attractions, is once again open after a decade-long reconstruction
    * Includes a full-color photo insert
    ... Read more


    15. Rick Steves' Europe Through the Back Door 2005 (Rick Steves' Europe Through the Back Door)
    by Rick Steves
    list price: $21.95
    our price: $15.36
    (price subject to change: see help)
    Asin: 1566916186
    Catlog: Book (2004-09-09)
    Publisher: Avalon Travel Publishing, Rick Steves
    Sales Rank: 1904
    US | Canada | United Kingdom | Germany | France | Japan

    Book Description

    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. ... Read more


    16. Streetwise Paris
    by Michael Brown
    list price: $7.95
    our price: $7.95
    (price subject to change: see help)
    Asin: 0935039252
    Catlog: Book (1993-03-01)
    Publisher: Streetwise Maps
    Sales Rank: 4278
    Average Customer Review: 4.64 out of 5 stars
    US | Canada | United Kingdom | Germany | France | Japan

    Book Description

    Revised yearly, STREETWISE is the best-selling map of PARIS, with coverage from Boulevard de Port Royal to Boulevard Haussmann. Points of interest such as museums, parks, and popular sites are highlighted and fully indexed. The Metro stops are clearly indicated on the main map, while a separate map of the Metro is also included. Laminated for durability, accordion folded to fit in your pocket or purse, STREETWISE gives you PARIS in a clear, concise, and convenient format. ... Read more

    Reviews (11)

    5-0 out of 5 stars Buy it, take it, use it!
    Used it during pre-trip planning to research where to stay. Took it with us every day while exploring the streets of Paris, which can be confusing. Much better than a bulky paper fold-out map. Dropped our Streetwise while out in the rain but it suffered no damage because of its lamination. It also includes metro stops.

    Be sure to get the "Streetwise" map and not the "Artwise" map. The Streetwise series includes an index of street names on the reverse, while the Artwise gives a list of museums & opening times. Index of street names is much more useful.

    Also, the "Let's Go" people publish a similar type of map, but the Streetwise covers a greater area.

    5-0 out of 5 stars I love these maps!
    These maps fold easily, fit in a pocket or purse, are laminated (water repellant)and the Paris map covers 80% of the main area of the city. It is not as good for areas outside of the city center (that is, outside of the single-digit arrondissments). Includes a metro map, and listing of street names with map locators. For walking around the most popular tourist areas, it is perfect. If you need a map that covers a larger area by all means buy another one and consult it before you go out, but don't walk around without Streetwise. I used it on my first trip to Paris and I used it on my ninth.

    5-0 out of 5 stars Best item I bought for the trip!
    This map got us everywhere we wanted to go in Paris for our 1 week visit. I began using it right off the plane when our shuttle driver didn't know where our apartment was. We used it to keep the rain off our heads, and put it down on dirty benches to protect our clothes. The metro map meant that we never took a wrong train. We spent most of the week on foot and every street we were on was in the map. Most of the items and guides I brought along were looked at in the room before we left every morning, but this map was always with us.

    5-0 out of 5 stars Great Map!
    This map was an essential element of my time spent in Paris. It is perfect if you're going to be in Paris and need a very detailed street map while walking through the city. It doesn't cover many of the outer-lying areas, but it covers the heart of the city in-depth. I speak zero French and this map got me wherever I needed to go. I would recommend any of 'Streetwise' maps. I have used quite a few, both internationally and nationally, and have found them all to be extremely useful. In fact, whenever I know I'm going to be visiting a different city I buy one! Also worth the price because the maps are very durable, they're laminated and I've never had one tear on me.

    1-0 out of 5 stars Not really a map of Paris!
    This map is crap. I mean it's really bad. Look at any Plan de Paris and you'll see they have one thing in common: they have a map of ALL of Paris, the ENTIRE city! This horrible map doesn't go any farther north than Sacre Coeur (strange), farther east than Pere Lachaise (not good) or farther south than Tour Montparnasse (absolutely, inexcusably whack). That's a huge swath of Paris wiped off the map, especially in the south. Now if you are just a monkey-boy tourist who will only be walking from the Champs Elysees to the Eiffel Tower and then maybe on to the Louvre (but definitely not to the Centre Pompidou, because you just don't 'get' modern art) then woo-hoo! Here's a map, and not only a map, but a laminated one! Let's buy it sweetheart! Oh yes darling, let's! I'm so very happy, love, are you happy? Oh yes, terribly happily! Let's go eat in this little bistro, only in Paris could one find a place so charming! ... Read more


    17. Lonely Planet Europe On A Shoestring (Lonely Planet Europe on a Shoestring)
    by Sarah Johnstone
    list price: $26.99
    our price: $17.81
    (price subject to change: see help)
    Asin: 1740597796
    Catlog: Book (2005-02-01)
    Publisher: Lonely Planet Publications
    Sales Rank: 607809
    US | Canada | United Kingdom | Germany | France | Japan

    18. Inside Out London (Insideout City Guide: London)
    by Compass Maps
    list price: $11.95
    our price: $8.96
    (price subject to change: see help)
    Asin: 1904766080
    Catlog: Book (2003-11-01)
    Publisher: Map Group Inc.
    Sales Rank: 85469
    Average Customer Review: 5 out of 5 stars
    US | Canada | United Kingdom | Germany | France | Japan

    Book Description

    The London Insideout City Guide includes a 64 page Insiders Guide, compass, and maps to help you travel intelligently around London. A classic London itinerary is provided that suggests how to best enjoy this historic city. 42 must-see places, like Buckingham Palace and Westminster Abbey, are outlined with descriptions, historical insights, and an alphanumeric index corresponding to one of the helpful maps. 38 places to shop are identified and organized by categories such as: Book Stores, Markets, Antiques, and Sporting Goods. After each category, the guide lists the stores' specialties. There are 54 entertainment venues covering themes from the Opera and Theatre to Dance Clubs and Sporting Arenas, with a detailed description of each, what it has to offer, and its location. The 60 restaurants included cover a wide range of ethnic tastes, as well as a price guide to rate the restaurants from inexpensive to high priced. Last but not least is a listing of all the practical information regarding London, including a directory that has everything you need to know to get the best out of this exciting city. ... Read more

    Reviews (1)

    5-0 out of 5 stars How to be an inconspicuous tourist
    This book is great and the tiny size makes it easy to check your map without looking like a lost tourist (even though you are one)! The subway map was unbelievably accurate and the suggestions for things to see and do was very helpful. But again, back to the map (I'm slightly obsessed), it was a great help in navigating the city and had all of the neighborhoods and major sights clearly labeled on it. I'm looking forward to checking out the Compass Map guides for other cities. ... Read more


    19. Ireland (Eyewitness Travel Guides)
    by Lisa Gerard-Sharp, Tim Perry
    list price: $25.00
    our price: $16.50
    (price subject to change: see help)
    Asin: 0789494248
    Catlog: Book (2003-03-01)
    Publisher: Dorling Kindersley Publishing
    Sales Rank: 7344
    Average Customer Review: 4.67 out of 5 stars
    US | Canada | United Kingdom | Germany | France | Japan

    Book Description

    Eyewitness Travel Guides are the original illustrated travel guidebooks-and they're still the best. Since 1993, the Eyewitness brand has established itself as one of the industry leaders, with sales of more than 6.5 million copies in the U.S. alone. Featuring more than 70 worldwide destinations, new titles are being added to the best-selling Eyewitness Travel Guides series each year. In 2003, to mark the 10th anniversary of the publication of Eyewitness Travel Guides, DK is re-launching the entire series, fully updated, and with a brand-new look. ... Read more

    Reviews (27)

    4-0 out of 5 stars Nice photos.
    Really a great guide to help you sort out what type of attractions you want to explore since it included so many nice photos of the various attractions. I agree with other reviewers that you certainly need a detailed road map to travel across Ireland, but this book was used to plot out our travel plans from start to finish. The survival section was a nice primer to read before the trip, since it discussed what to expect in terms of basic needs. Really a great guide.

    5-0 out of 5 stars Handy, Informative, and Necessary
    Here's the drill: You're planning the trip, know you NEED a book - you head to the Travel Section of your favorite bookstore and begin the long process of paging through every one in stock. "Gee," you say. "They all seem good." Well, maybe it's just me... For our trip, we settled on 3 books just to cover the bases & ETG's Ireland was by far the best. The color coded indexing was especially helpful - each section has illustrated map w/icons resembling the major points of interest in the area, along w/major hwy's. This is followed by the down and dirty information for all the sites. The back of the book has all the practical info you need; rail, bus, taxi service, ticket info, customs, religious, etc. The indexing at the back is also helpful.
    Bottom Line: This book went with us everywhere and we saw lots of other tourist toting too. It's colorful, informative, and will be a savior when planning your day trips...go for it and enjoy Ireland!

    5-0 out of 5 stars Excellent Guide!
    Our family moved to Germany almost 2 years ago. Before coming here I purchased the Eyewitness Travel Guide to Germany (also highly recommended). Since then, I have tried a few other books to use during our European travels. NONE of them come close to Eyewitness books. These travel guides are easy to use. They have awesome pictures. I am one who likes to look at pictures to see what is interesting and then read the info. so the pictures are a huge help. The guide for Ireland is just as great as I had expected it to be. The guide is broken into sections and regions. We did purchase a map in addition but for over-all ease and basic facts, the DK books are tops! I will always look to the Eyewitness books first when considering travel destinations.

    5-0 out of 5 stars Highly Recommend - Beautiful Visuals
    I have to confess up front. I love these books. I must have a dozen. I really like the Paris book, and the one for Prague, and Stockholm, and South Africa, and .... You get all the detailed material similar to other great travel books plus you get great visuals. I just bought my sister a copy of this book.

    On a cold day back here in the USA (or Canada) or elsewhere, have a glass of wine and sit in a nice chair or in the garden on a warm day and read this book. For a moment you will be back in traveling. The photos are that good.

    As I said, the photos and descriptions and the cutaway drawings are excellent and more than make up for any lack of small detail. But there is lots of detail here. The book includes the history of the country and many details on the art, art galleries, parks, culture, historical figures, cutaway views of historical buildings, and many other things of interest. The history is summarized at the beginning of the book with historical time lines and cross referenced to the culture and political figures. A solid effort - lots of stuff to see and absorb.

    It has the other things too such as maps, accommodations, transportation, and the rest.

    You will be pleasantly surprised with the depth and quality of this book and it makes a nice souvenir to refresh your memory when you get home.

    Jack in Toronto

    5-0 out of 5 stars The only travel guide you'll need
    This is an outstanding guide in a brilliant series; I only wish I'd found it before I'd wasted my money on the Rough Guides and Lonely Planet books. It's so dense with information and it's all so well-presented that it's an entertaining read even if you're just staying at home. All the practical information is there, in detail -- from general information to the little quirks and inconveniences that could mean the difference between feeling uncomfortable and feeling like you're on vacation. I'll never go anywhere again without the accompanying Eyewitness Travel Guide.

    Of course, visit the tourist centers for the most up-to-date maps, phone numbers, and such. But for everything else, travel with confidence that you've got an encyclopedia of info that fits in your pocket. ... Read more


    20. Great Britain (Eyewitness Travel Guides)
    by Michael Leapman
    list price: $30.00
    our price: $19.80
    (price subject to change: see help)
    Asin: 0789493853
    Catlog: Book (2003-03)
    Publisher: Dorling Kindersley Publishing
    Sales Rank: 7365
    Average Customer Review: 4.33 out of 5 stars
    US | Canada | United Kingdom | Germany | France | Japan

    Book Description

    Eyewitness Travel Guides are the original illustrated travel guidebooks-and they're still the best. Since 1993, the Eyewitness brand has established itself as one of the industry leaders, with sales of more than 6.5 million copies in the U.S. alone. Featuring more than 70 worldwide destinations, new titles are being added to the best-selling Eyewitness Travel Guides series each year. In 2003, to mark the 10th anniversary of the publication of Eyewitness Travel Guides, DK is re-launching the entire series, fully updated, and with a brand-new look. ... Read more

    Reviews (15)

    5-0 out of 5 stars Great Travel Guide, Beautiful Coffee Table Book!
    .
    Summary:
    Every Dorling Kindersley Guide has been a great and interesting book... and delightful to have and use, even if you are not traveling to that location, but are only interested in learning more!

    The Guides are well organized in a logical and easy to follow manner. They are beautifully illustrated, well developed with accurate information (it is unusual for hotel and restaurant information to be that accurate), have enough history to help the reader understand the people and cultural background, and have a lot of useful travel information and useable maps in the appendixes.

    But, the really great attraction to this book is several fold; it is:
    ............Very complete
    ............Easy to read
    ............Beautifully and artistically completed
    ............Good shopping, safety and other tips
    ............Gorgeous photographs too numerous to list.

    Summary Negative:

    The country books are too general to really satisfy all your needs in any given location. So, if your entire trip is spent in Wessex, for example, you will also want to get the specific guide for that city (but, the London Section is fairly good)

    Guide Specifics:

    The guides are organized as follows:

    How to use this guide
    Introduction to Great Britain
    ............Portrait of Great Britain
    ............History of Great Britain
    ............Great Britain Through the Year
    London, Area by Area
    Great Britain by Region
    ............Southeast England
    ........................Specific Cities / Towns
    ............West Country
    ........................Specific Cities / Towns
    ............Midlands
    ........................Specific Cities / Towns
    ............North Country
    ........................Specific Cities / Towns
    ............Wales
    ........................Specific Cities / Towns
    ............Scotland
    ........................Specific Cities / Towns
    Travelers Needs
    ............Hotels
    ............Restaurants
    ............Shopping
    Survival Information
    ............Practical Info.
    ........................Police, safety, buses, trains, etc.
    ............Travel Info.
    ........................Maps, tours, currency, etc.
    ............General Index
    ............Phrase Book

    Discussion:
    The book begins with "A Portrait of Great Britain", including a complete map, a review of Great Britain, it's history, and Great Britain's History (very interesting), and Great Britain though the Year - including events, etc.,

    Region with an "At a glance" overview, then has subsections of Cities / Towns, then specific locations, churches, historical monuments, bridges, galleries, etc.

    Architectural reviews include various views, and cutaways; given greater understanding and better perspective. They are all attractive, if not works of art - honestly.

    The travelers' Info. offers good and valid info. on prices, currencies, customs, important words, etc. I used the reviews on resorts, hotel's restaurants and nightclubs, etc. and found they were useful and accurate, and helpful with my touring and site decisions

    The books are so well thought out that it has multiple maps, with various lookup tables, and the book's flaps are designed to be used as bookmarks for map pages.

    Negative:
    The country-wide guides are by definition more general than the specific city guides. So, if you are going to Scotland, get the specific "Scotland" guide (another great guide). If you decide to get the "Great Britain" guide for your 3, or 4 city tour of England, understand that this guide may be a little to general for all your local travel needs.

    Conclusion:
    As the President, CEO of an International Meeting Planning Corporation we have many resources and techniques to learn about places we have meetings / groups at as well as the cities and sights. But, as a traveler, this book really is top notch and I would recommend it to anyone going on a personal trip, or wanting to learn about a city, or location.

    5-0 out of 5 stars Lush Photography and Thorough Coverage
    When planning trips to Europe, I frequently consult Eyewitness travel guides, because of their great breadth of coverage and strong organization (regions in the specific country are divided into colors). It can sure make navigating through the pastoral Lake District and captivating city of London that much easier.

    Of course, the strongest point is the massive coverage of London. There are about seventy pages devoted to this stunning capital. All the main sights are covered, with their hours, photos/remarkable drawings, historical insights, and all the other necessary information included. From there, this book goes off into all the intricacies of Great Britain, from Bath to Scotland. Coverage remains strong, be it Cambridge or Wales. This travel guide is a nice change from Fodor's dreary presentation on stark black and white pages; reading about and planning travel should be enjoyable, not like reading a textbook. This book, on the other hand, does a nice job of making that happen.

    Another strong point, is the fact that the book is able to meld history, graphical representations, and all of the major sights, towns, and villages of Great Britain into its copious amount of pages. The introduction, with such information as a quick glance at British history and typical foods, is a nice touch. The countryside tours and stately home inserts are both informative and lavish, as are the "street-by-street" layouts, which are used for many of the towns and cities. This book disappoints, though, on the coverage of hotels; there is a rather slim representation of hotels available, especially in London.

    Overall, this book is well presented, thoughtful, and edifying - a necessary guide through what can be the intimidating isle of Great Britain.

    1-0 out of 5 stars A nice idea but so very far from the truth
    First of all, for all those who are not familiar to the UK (Great Britain)the Britain this guide try to show you has not excisted since the end of the 1950's. The images are buetiful, in fact I will complement it on selling such a romantic vision of contemporary Britain. But alas this is all false. Verging on 99.9 percent of the UK's people have never eaten cream-cakes or had tea and crumpets with the Queen in Buckingham Palace, likewise nobody in the country speaks like the Queen (sorry to tell it like it is.) Roads are concrete and Burger King & McDonalds lurk in every town. I can say as a UK citizen that this guide is giving out mis-information. I would recommend reading this book if you are planning on visiting the countryside or a museum but otherwise they are selling you a vision of Britain that has been dead for nearly 60 years. If you buy this guide, belelive what you read, and visit the country you will (and we see this happening on a regular basis in Britain) walk into the roughest and most run-down area of London for example, ask the first person you meet in a bar for scones and tea and then you and maybe your partner will be beaten to pulp and have your possessions stolen. By no means is Britain a hell-hole, but its far from the Britain shown in this Travel Guide. Sorry to tell it like it it.

    5-0 out of 5 stars A No Brainer Buy It - Excellent
    Buy it!

    I travel and have 20-30 travel books. I discovered this series a few years ago and own a dozen in the series. What is really outstanding are the visuals in these books. They have lots of details - as do most good travel books - but the visuals are stunning.

    The color photos almost leap from the pages. Also there are lots of cultutal and historical facts with photos, cutaway drawings of famous buildings, and more. The historical part is excellent. Included are art galleries, churches, museums, special architecture, culture, political figures, maps, restautants all continuously updated so when you buy you get a current book not a book years old.

    A common feature in the series (Eyewitness) is an introduction at the start of the book with a history time line with lots of photos and information on politics and things to see.

    In addition it has the regular stuff in almost 700 pages such as detailed maps, accomodations and a comprehensive restaurant guides. My favourite books in this series are the city books so I would get the London book also.

    With the beautiful photos it makes an excellent souvenir after you get back home.

    Jack in Toronto

    5-0 out of 5 stars AN ANGLOPHILE'S TEXT BOOK
    This book covers everything. I'm especially impressed with the History of Britain section. It goes through each time period, prehistoric, norman, tudor, georgian, victorian, each illustrated with a beautifully drawn diagram of a building of that period and wonderful photographs of artifacts from the period. It has a section, also illustrated by photographs, of English food and dozens of easy to read maps. This is invaluable if you are traveling to Britain, but also precious to the person who isn't, as it virtually enables them to from their armchair. ... Read more


    1-20 of 200       1   2   3   4   5   6   7   8   9   10   Next 20
    Prices listed on this site are subject to change without notice.
    Questions on ordering or shipping? click here for help.

    Top