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Travel Guide for Europe

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Whether you are planning a first time visit or are returning to the continent, a European travel guide is an essential part of your luggage.

The books are updated on a regular basis and are invaluable in providing information. They are also entertaining and contain lovely photographs.

The Rough Guide series of books are especially popular with students, backpackers and young people in general. Europe on a Budget looks at 32 countries plus sections on Morocco, Russia and Turkey, all of which could be extensions of a European vacation. A lot of coverage is given to the nightlife of each country and there is information on hostel accommodation and train and bus schedules. Other pages deal with border crossings, outdoor activities, sport, shopping and markets. There are comprehensive lists on where to stay, restaurants and bars. Major highlights of each country are discussed and there are more than 200 user-friendly maps. This European travel guide would be ideal for students on a gap year.

The Rough Guide to Europe also puts the emphasis on value for money traveling with sections on the main tourist attractions and the best clubs, music festivals and beaches to visit. There is advice on where to stay and which restaurants and bars to frequent. More than 100 maps and itineraries are designed to help you to plan a good trip and there is information on budget flights, Inter Rail passes, cycling tours and organized trips.

The Europe Eyewitness Travel Guide puts together the attractions from cities in 20 countries. Whatever your interest, this European travel guide points out National Parks, museums, castles, cathedrals, beaches, shopping districts, gardens, art treasures and vineyards. Each major town and city is given a map and there is information on moving around. There are also reviews of hotels and restaurants.

Europe by Eurail 2008: Touring Europe by Train is compiled by LaVerne Ferguson-Kosinski. This is up to date information for a fantastic way to see a continent. An exciting adventure awaits and this book makes it easy by printing transport schedules and information about fares and passes. The author advises on the best way to secure the seat you want and to get value for money. 24 cities are featured with information on more than 90 excursions. There are detailed maps and historic sites, attractions and scenic spots are highlighted.

Europe on a Shoestring: Big Trips on Small Budgets is published by Lonely Planet for their Shoestring series. 44 countries are included with key phrases in 29 languages. Countries sometimes overlooked by other European travel guides include Montenegro, Belarus, the Ukraine and European Russia. It's another great book for backpackers. There is also a section on how to behave responsibly and ethically whilst traveling.

The Lonely Planet Multi Country Guide has editions for Eastern Europe and Western Europe. The Eastern Europe edition includes Albania, Macedonia, Montenegro, Belarus, Moldova and the Ukraine. Western Europe discusses sustainable tourism, volunteering and adventure travel. (TIMExplore.com)

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