Frommer's Europe 2004

Frommer's Europe 2004

by Darwin Porter, Herbert Bailey Livesey, Suzanne Rowan Kelleher, Christina Shea
     
 
You'll never fall into the tourist traps when you travel with Frommer's. It's like having a friend show you around, taking you to the places locals like best. Our expert authors have already gone everywhere you might go—they've done the legwork for you, and they're not afraid to tell it like it is, saving you time and money. No other series offers candid reviews

Overview

You'll never fall into the tourist traps when you travel with Frommer's. It's like having a friend show you around, taking you to the places locals like best. Our expert authors have already gone everywhere you might go—they've done the legwork for you, and they're not afraid to tell it like it is, saving you time and money. No other series offers candid reviews of so many hotels and restaurants in all price ranges. Every Frommer's Travel Guide is up-to-date, with exact prices for everything, dozens of color maps, and exciting coverage of sports, shopping, and nightlife. You'd be lost without us!

Whether you're a first-time visitor doing the grand tour or a seasoned traveler planning a multi-country itinerary, Frommer's Europe is a must. Inside this concise, user-friendly volume are all the highlights of the continent. We've included a wide array of options, from grand hotels to charming and affordable guesthouses, from five-star dining rooms to simple cafes—the very best in every price range. There's something here for every taste, interest, and budget.

Just because we're covering such a wide territory doesn't mean that we've skimped on the details. You'll find an astounding depth of accurate, up-to-date information, including exact prices, open hours, metro stops, credit cards, and more.

We'll take you to the legendary cultural capitals of Europe, where we offer complete sightseeing, shopping, and nightlife coverage and review the best accommodations and dining in all price ranges, from the Ritz on down. But we don't stop there. We've designed easy-to-follow itineraries that explore the most unforgettable parts of the European countryside. Frommer's Europe takes you to the vineyards and chateaux of the Loire Valley, the lovely villages of Oxford and Stratford-upon-Avon, the hill towns of Tuscany, and the spectacular scenery of the Alps.

It's all accompanied by detailed maps. You'll also find the latest trip-planning advice on everything from bargain airfares to rail passes, money-saving tips, and a color fold-out rail map that makes trip-planning a snap!

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780764539022
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
09/15/2003
Series:
Frommer's Complete Series, #109
Edition description:
Older Edition
Pages:
1088
Product dimensions:
5.08(w) x 8.62(h) x 1.85(d)

Meet the Author

Darwin Porter, a native of North Carolina, was assigned to write the very first edition of a Frommer's guide devoted solely to one European country. Since then, he has written many best-selling Frommer's guides to all the major European destinations. In 1982, he was joined in his research efforts by Danforth Prince, formerly of the Paris bureau of The New York Times, who has traveled and written extensively about Europe.

Suzanne Rowan Kelleher, is a freelance travel writer and the former Europe Editor of Travel Holiday magazine. She has traveled extensively in Ireland, is married to an Irishman, and currently lives in County Dublin. She is the author of Frommer's Ireland and a co-author of Frommer's Europe from $70 a Day.

All four of Joseph S. Lieber's grandparents emigrated from Eastern Europe at the turn of the 20th century, settling in New York City, where he was born and raised. Mr. Lieber lived in Hungary for several years in the early 1990s. He presently practices law in Boston and is the co-author of Frommer's Budapest & the Best of Hungar y and Frommer's Europe from $70 a Day.

Christina Shea served as a Peace Corps volunteer in Hungary and subsequently directed Peace Corps language-training programs in Lithuania and Kyrghyzstan. She's the author of the novel Moira's Crossing (St. Martin's) and a co-author of Frommer's Budapest & the Best of Hungary and Frommer's Europe from $70 a Day.

Herbert Bailey Livesey is a native New Yorker. After an early career as a university administrator, he decided to devote himself to writing full-time. He's the author or coauthor of 10 travel guides (including Frommer's New England, Frommer's Canada, and Frommer's Montréal & Québec City), a novel about deep-sea sportfishing, and several books on education and sociology. His articles have appeared in Travel & Leisure, Food & Wine, and Playboy.

George McDonald has lived and worked in both Amsterdam and Brussels as deputy editor of the KLM in-flight magazine and as editor-in-chief of the Sabena in-flight magazine. Now a freelance journalist and travel writer, he has written extensively on both the Netherlands and Belgium for magazines and guidebooks. He's the author of Frommer's Amsterdam and Frommer's Belgium, Holland & Luxembourg, and a co-author of Frommer's Europe from $70 a Day.

Sherry Marker's love of Greece began when she majored in classical Greek at Harvard. She has studied at the American School of Classical Studies in Athens and studied ancienthistory at the University of California at Berkeley. Author or coauthor of a number of guides to Greece (such as Frommer's Greece and Frommer's Greek Islands), she has published articles in The New York Times, Travel & Leisure, and Hampshire Life. She's also the co-author of Frommer's Europe from $70 a Day and has written books on a variety of subjects, including a history of London for young adults.

Hana Mastrini is a native of the western Czech spa town of Karlovy Vary who became a veteran of the "Velvet Revolution" as a student in Prague in 1989. She began contributing to Frommer's guides while helping her husband, John, better understand his new home in the Czech Republic.

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