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Bradt Guide to Baltic Capitals, 2nd Edition: Tallinn, Riga, Vilnius and Kaliningrad

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Discover the delights of the more unusual cities of Europe: the Baltic capitals of Tallinn, Riga, Vilnius, and Kaliningrad. With a range of attractions that appeal to both tourists and business visitors alike, they are ideal for a multi-center trip or individually for that perfect weekend break.
This fully updated guide offers a comprehensive perspective on each city, from detailed city walks taking in the best of the history and architecture...
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Overview


Discover the delights of the more unusual cities of Europe: the Baltic capitals of Tallinn, Riga, Vilnius, and Kaliningrad. With a range of attractions that appeal to both tourists and business visitors alike, they are ideal for a multi-center trip or individually for that perfect weekend break.
This fully updated guide offers a comprehensive perspective on each city, from detailed city walks taking in the best of the history and architecture to a wide selection of restaurants and even short excursions beyond the cities.
Included are: the best places to stay and eat; sightseeing, walking tours and city plans; half-day excursions from each city; essential words and phrases in four languages; practicalities, from money and phones to buses, taxis and trains.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781841620718
  • Publisher: Bradt Publications UK
  • Publication date: 9/1/2003
  • Series: Bradt Guides Series
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 224
  • Product dimensions: 5.30 (w) x 8.40 (h) x 0.40 (d)

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Neil Taylor, contributing editor, is a tour operator who specializes in the Baltic States and who wrote Bradt's guide to Estonia. He lives in Bristol, England.

Chris Patrick and Stephen Baister, authors of Bradt's Latvia, have supplied material on Riga, and Gordon McLachlan, author of Lithuania: The Bradt Travel Guide, provided information on Vilnius for this combined guide.
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Table of Contents

Introduction VII
Chapter 1 Practical Information 1
When to go 1
Time zones 1
Red tape 2
Money matters 2
Costs 4
What to take 4
Getting there 5
Getting around 7
Accommodation 9
Eating and drinking 9
Media and communications 10
Museums 11
Health 11
Crime 11
Major dates in Baltic history 12
Chapter 2 Tallinn 15
History 16
Practical information 17
What to see 76
Excursions from Tallinn 107
Chapter 3 Riga 51
The city 51
Practical information 58
What to see 74
Excursions from Riga 107
Chapter 4 Vilnius 111
The city 111
Practical information 116
What to see 141
Excursions from Vilnius 165
Chapter 5 Kaliningrad 173
The status of Kaliningrad 174
History 175
Practical information 184
What to see 191
Outside the city 205
Appendix 1 Language 211
Appendix 2 Further Reading 213
Index 216
List of Maps
Baltic States
Kaliningrad: orientation 188
Kaliningrad centre 192
Riga: Old Town 79
Riga centre 60
Riga: Art Nouveau 97
Tallinn: orientation 22
Tallinn: Old Town 30
Trakai 166
Vilnius: orientation 122
Vilnius centre 137
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