A self-conscious pocket guide that claims to approach the city holistically rather than as a list of highlights. Certainly it unveils some interesting lesser-known spots, and the pull-out map is first-rate, but some may find the tone of the writing somewhat hard to swallow.
A colourful, cultural guide to Europe with plenty of photographs and bird's eye graphics. Perfect as a sightseer's companion for an organised tour of the continent, rather than a practical travelling guide. Includes a general introduction to the history, art and landscape of Europe followed by a section on each country.
A catch-all for the budget traveller, this guide covers western Europe, giving travel advice, accommodation and recommended sites of interest. The Discover series is a selection of the main tourist attractions detailed in the individual country guides.
For a whistlestop tour of Central Europe the Lonely Planet guide covers all the basics, but skimps a bit on culture and history. Including chapters on Austria, Switzerland, Germany, Poland, Slovenia, Slovakia and Poland, not forgetting the 6 pages dedicated to Leichtenstein, it would be a good space-saving option.
A useful guide to all the options available for exploring the country with children. It includes suggested destinations across the nation, plenty of photographs, good maps, and appropriate hotels and restaurants.
Includes 25 car tours, with well-planned itineraries that make time for walks and other diversions. Distances, directions and driving times are included to aid planning, and at the back of the book one finds a first-rate road atlas.
This guide to Brittany and Normandy is one of Lonely Planet's new style of regional guides. The focus is very much on tourism rather than 'travelling' and contains plenty of itineraries and ideas for trips.