One of the great Baroque cities of central Europe, Bratislava is situated on Europe's most important river, the Danube. Visitors can explore the car-free centre on foot soaking up the buzz of pavement cafés and bars.Also included is expanded coverage of day-trips outside Bratislava including the Small Carpathian Wine Route, a region full of wine cellars and internationally recognised winemakers.
This new edition of the Bradt guide to Bratislava by expert author Lucy Mallows remains the most authoritative and reliable guide available to the city that combines history with hedonism like no other. Bradt's Bratislava is by far the most comprehensive and entertaining guide on the market - in any language. Maps, walking tours, historical perspectives and hotels, restaurants, cafes and pubs are all covered. In addition, it features detailed information on shopping, sports, gardens and parks that you'll find in no other book. Not only does it include out-of-town ideas, but it goes into greater depth than other guides and is written in an engaging and colourful style that sets out very deliberately to entertain as well as inform.This third edition is thoroughly updated to include the vast number of new first class and boutique hotels, restaurants, bars and cafés. It also offers an innovative tram map and guidance on city transport, an updated event calendar, and objective and practical advice on buying property in Bratislava. Straying out of the city itself, it also covers Kosice, 2013 European City of Culture.
Winner of "The Best Guidebook 2004" from the British Guild of Travel Writers, Laurence Phillips''s "Lille is the ideal insider''s guide. This updated new edition is packed full of all the practical information needed for short city breaks or even day trips, and travelers will be entertained by both Phillips''s wit and charm in this compact guide. Lille is only a few hours travel time from either central London or Paris by rail and offers an ideal short excursion while on a European visit. Features include: >A cornucopia of gourmet restaurants, cafes, and hotels>A complete range of entertainment options, including nightlife, museums, art galleries, and sightseeing ideas in Lille and the surrounding district>The charm of shopping in old town Lille, including specialist shops and market bargains>Travel from England including Chunnel and ferry services
Impressively situated on the Danube, Bratislava boasts stunningly-restored Baroque, Rococo and art-nouveau buildings. Beyond the capital visitors will find a country packed with architectural gems, the renowned wooden churches of the Presov region, imposing fortresses, romantic castles and medieval ruins - all within easy reach thanks to an excellent transport system.
Transylvania is a wild, wooded, intensely romantic region, filled with mountains, gorges and valleys, myths and legends, dragons, bears, wolves and vampires. This guide covers a whole range of attractions and gives full details of practicalities - accommodation, eating out and transport. Discover old Saxon merchants' towns such as Brasov, Sibiu, Cluj, Medias and Sebes; impressive citadels like Sighisoara, Bran and Hunedoara and the truth behind the Dracula myth. The villages of the historic Szekely region have been untouched for centuries, and there are many Dacian and Roman ruins to explore.
Situated in the centre of Italy, Abruzzo lies just an hour's drive from Rome. Often overlooked, it has never been discovered by mass tourism. Abruzzo has something for everyone: hiking on the slopes of the Majella mountain range, wine tasting along olive-strewn roads that disappear into the labyrinths of ancient towns, shopping through the sunny, pastel streets of Pescara or skiing on the highest peaks of the central Apennines. This updated guide explores towns and villages well off the beaten track. It also goes into greater depth on the region than its competitors, with more detail on the history, culture and sights, and more opinionated and entertaining reviews of hotels and restaurants.
This extensively updated guide is essential for those wishing to explore this beautiful Baltic state. Detailing the country's medieval capital, Tallinn, the guide escorts the visitor down its timeless cobbled streets and pinpoints architectural highlights. Extensive coverage is given of the country’s complex cultural history, and its best artists, writers and musicians. With generous information on sites of interest and vital practical information, this guide remains a lively companion before, during and long after a visit to Estonia.
These idyllic islands are famed for their palm-fringed beaches, luxurious resorts, and relaxed pace of life. This fuilly updated guide caters to all types of visitors, from watersports enthusiasts and nature lovers to festival seekers and those wishing to explore the rich island history. Diving safaris, coral garden snorkeling, surfing, windsurfing, and deep-sea fishing are all covered for the energetic tourist, while exploring the atolls and resorts with the aid of this thorough guide is an attractive pastime for the traveler seeking tranquility. Features include: >How to choose the perfect resort for tastes and budgets >Getting around the islands, with cruise options >A wide variety of watersports >Accommodation options including beach cottages and overwater bungalows >Maldivian people and culture and useful words and phrases in Dhivehi
Zambia is one of the best destinations in Africa for walking safaris, river safaris, hot springs and waterfalls, yet it is little explored by travellers. The fourth edition of Zambia covers all the prime attractions, and much more, including all national parks, from the Lower Zambezi and Kafue to the famous Luangwa Park, host to several unique species and the top place for leopard-spotting. Advice for the independent traveller encompasses everything from choosing first-class bushcamps, lodges and hotels to organising memorable safaris.