Fodor's Essential Europe: The Best of 24 Exceptional by Douglas Stallings, Steven Montero

By Douglas Stallings, Steven Montero

Epub ISBN: 9780804142403

With its refined tradition, wealthy historical past, and ample attractiveness (both traditional and man-made), the Continent is a best vacation spot for tourists. yet for people with constrained time who wish extra counsel on must-sees, this booklet covers the pinnacle spots and must-see points of interest in 24 countries.

NEW colour part: a brand new 16-page colour insert initially of the consultant features a short creation and amazing photographs that trap the pinnacle reviews and sights round Europe.

CURATED insurance: since it takes a selective process, crucial Europe is the main moveable, trouble-free Europe advisor at the market.This newly imagined compact but thorough consultant willinclude curated insurance of 24 international locations, together with rising hotspots in Croatia, Hungary, Slovenia, plus sizzling towns like Talinn, Riga, Istanbul, and Belfast.

ESSENTIAL TRIP-PLANNING instruments: With huge tips about making plans a visit to Europe and 8 new itineraries, readers will locate every thing they should create lasting memories.

DISCERNING ideas: Fodor's crucial Europe deals savvy suggestion and proposals from neighborhood writers to aid tourists utilize their stopover at. Fodor's selection designates our greatest alternatives, from motels to nightlife. "Word of Mouth" fees from fellow tourists supply useful insights.

ABOUT FODOR'S AUTHORS: every one Fodor's trip advisor is researched and written by way of neighborhood specialists.

Austria: Diane Naar-Elphee (destination professional, Vienna), Ulrich Ehrhardt (Innsbruck), Karin Hanta (Vienna), Horst E. Reischenböck (Salzburg).

Belgium: Liz Humphreys (destination specialist), Tim Skelton (Belgium)

Croatia: Jane Foster (destination specialist).

Czech Republic: Mark Baker (destination expert, Prague), Jennifer Rigby (Prague purchasing, Arts and Nightlife, facet Trips).

France: Jennifer Ladonne (destination expert, Ile de France, Paris procuring, eating, Arts and Nightlife), Linda Hervieux (Paris), Nancy Heslin (Provence, French Riviera), Christopher Mooney (Normandy), Bryan J. Pirolli (Paris), Victoria Tang (Paris Hotels), Jack Vermee (Normandy).

Germany: Giulia Pines (destination expert, Berlin eating, Arts and Nightlife), Lee A. Evans (Saxony), Catherine Moser Horlacher (Excursions from Munich), Evelyn Kanter (Heidelberg), Jeff Kavanash (Hamburg), Sally McGrane (Berlin), Paul Wheatley (Munich, the Bavarian Alps).

Greece: Natasha Giannousi (destination professional, Athens, Delphi and Apollo Coast), Jeffrey and Elizabeth Carson (Mykonos, Santorini).

Hungary: Matthew Ellis (destination specialist).

Ireland: Anto Howard (destination expert, Dublin), Paul Clements (Belfast), Alannah Hopkin (County Cork, Ring of Kerry).

Italy: Amanda Ruggieri (destination expert, Rome), Peter Blackman (Tuscany), Bruce Leimsidor (Venice), Patricia Rucidlo (Florence, Tuscany), Mark Walters (Naples, Amalfi Coast).

Netherlands: Liz Humphreys (destination expert, Amsterdam Dining), Floris Dogterom (Amsterdam Exploring and Vicinity), Marie-Claire Melzer (Amsterdam inns, purchasing, Arts and Nightlife).

Portugal: Brendan de Beer (destination expert, Lisbon Environs), Carrie-Marie Bratley (Lisbon Environs), Lauren Frayer (Porto), Alison Roberts (Lisbon).

Scandinavia: David Dunne (destination professional, Estonia, Finland, Latvia), Lola Akinmade-Åkerström (Sweden) Anne-Sophie Redisch (Norway), Paul Sullivan (Iceland), Gelu Sulugiuc (Denmark).

Slovenia: Mark Baker (destination specialist)

Spain: Joanna types (destination professional, Andalusia), Lauren Frayer (Bilbao, Toledo), Ignacio Gómez (Madrid), Jared Lubarsky (Barcelona)

Switzerland: Katrin Gygax (destination specialist)

Turkey: Jennifer Hattam (destination professional, Istanbul), Vanessa H. Larson (Istanbul).

United country: Ellin Stein (destination professional, London), Julius Honnor, Kate Hughes (Bath, Oxford, Stratford), Jack Jewers (London, Cambridge), James O’Neill (London), Alex Wijeratna (London).

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35). Internet Mail Most hotels have free internet access, but internet cafés are becoming harder to find in Paris. com). US and UK visitors in particular will also find that wi-fi access is not as widespread as in their home countries, and it’s harder to find cafés and bars that offer it. You will, however, find wi-fi at some train stations and sites such as the Pompidou Centre. fr/wifi, tells you how to connect and has a downloadable PDF listing all the hot spots. French post offices (bureaux de poste or PTTs) – look for bright yellow-and-blue La Poste signs – are generally open 8am–7pm Mon–Fri, and 8am– noon on Sat.

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