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Rick Steves' Switzerland
     

Rick Steves' Switzerland

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by Rick Steves
 

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You can count on Rick Steves to tell you what you really need to know when visiting Switzerland.

This book guides you through bustling Zürich and charming Luzern, colorful with flower-bedecked bridges. Crisscross the mountains on cable cars, trains, and hiking paths. Find an alpine retreat in the cliff-hanging village of Gimmelwald. Marvel at the

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You can count on Rick Steves to tell you what you really need to know when visiting Switzerland.

This book guides you through bustling Zürich and charming Luzern, colorful with flower-bedecked bridges. Crisscross the mountains on cable cars, trains, and hiking paths. Find an alpine retreat in the cliff-hanging village of Gimmelwald. Marvel at the Matterhorn, relax in Lugano, and take an unforgettable swim in Bern. Cruise Lake Geneva and savor the cozy small-town atmosphere of Appenzell. After a day of sightseeing and hiking the Alps, treat yourself to a glass of local wine, cheese fondue, and delicious Swiss chocolate.

Rick's candid, humorous advice will guide you to good-value hotels, B&Bs, and restaurants in cities, villages, and resort towns. You'll learn how to plan scenic rail journeys, and which sights are worth your time and money. More than reviews and directions, a Rick Steves guidebook is a tour guide in your pocket.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781612381916
Publisher:
Avalon Travel Publishing
Publication date:
04/03/2012
Series:
Rick Steves' Travel Guides Series
Edition description:
Sixth Edition
Pages:
436
Product dimensions:
0.60(w) x 2.70(h) x 0.60(d)

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Rick Steves has spent 100 days every year since 1973 exploring Europe. Rick produces a public television series (Rick Steves' Europe), a public radio show (Travel with Rick Steves), and an app and podcast (Rick Steves Audio Europe); writes a bestselling series of guidebooks and a nationally syndicated newspaper column; organizes guided tours that take thousands of travelers to Europe annually; and offers an information-packed website (RickSteves.com). With the help of his hardworking staff of 80 at Europe Through the Back Door—in Edmonds, Washington, just north of Seattle—Rick's mission is to make European travel fun, affordable, and culturally broadening for Americans.

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Rick Steves' Switzerland 3.2 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 12 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is the first Rick Steves guidebook I've purchased. He always seemed more budget/backpacky than I wanted to travel but in the current economy budget travel is better than no travel. I purchased the book mainly because of its section on visiting the Berner Oberland part of Switzerland where I am planning to visit. That section is very thorough regarding what to see and how to get to it, with special emphasis on train travel. I'm planning to travel by train so I found that helpful. What I didn't realize about Steve's books is that they are not guidebooks in the sense of a Fodors, Frommers, Eyewitness, etc. They do not have information about every city or area in a country. They only have information about cities or areas that Steves thinks a traveler should visit. Based on other guidebooks descriptions I plan to spend a night in Basel to visit the old town and several well rated art museums. Basel is not mentioned in Steves Switzerland guide. Two other smaller towns with highly rated art collections that are easy daytrips from Zurich, Baden and Winterthur, are also not included in his book. Budget information would have been helpful for all three locations but had to be found in other guidebooks and online. If you are planning to travel to just the areas Steves writes about in "Switzerland" then this book may work fine for you. You will still likely want to check other guidebooks to see what he has left out just in case some of the omissions are things that would interest you. What he covers, he covers thoroughly and at times with some humor. He definitely has a unique perspective. However, this is probably not the one and only guide that you can take to cover all of your travel in Switzerland.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Rick Steves advice is always helpful, especially when looking for local highlight and cafes. I am taking it ,via Nook, on a trip later this year to Switzerland.
EvansvilleJoe More than 1 year ago
As all his books seem to be this is a great resource for planning and traveling. Lots of information. He does give his opinions and recommendations but also seems to offer fair information on everything one may want to consider. In other countries we have found his recommended sleeping and eating place to live up to his billing; we will know in 6 1/2 weeks how these rate, but we expect them to be good as well.
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