You've booked your cruise through Northern Europe: now what? Explore Europe's magnificent port cities with Rick Steves Northern European Cruise Ports!
- Rick Steves' expertise on how to have a meaningful cultural experience when you only have a few hours in each city
- Unlike other cruising guidebooks, Rick focuses on the main attraction: the most beautiful cities in Northern Europe
- Full coverage of 18 ports of call
- One-day itineraries for exploring Copenhagen, Stockholm, Oslo, Berlin, St. Petersburg, Helsinki, Tallinn, Riga, Gdansk, London, Paris, Amsterdam, Brussels, Bruges, Bergen, Stavanger, and the Norwegian Fjords
- The best of local flavors, haunts, and landmarks from the top sightseeing destinations to hidden gems
- Rick's reliable tips and candid humorous advice on how to beat the crowds, skip lines, and avoid tourist traps
- Useful tools including logistics for getting from the cruise terminal to town, overviews of each country, maps, photos, and mini-phrasebooks
- Travel strategies covering how to choose, book, and plan your trip, as well as how to save time and money on and off the ship
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Full list of coverage: Copenhagen, Denmark; Stockholm, Sweden; Helsinki, Finland; St. Petersburg, Russia; Tallinn, Estonia; Riga, Latvia; Gdansk, Sopot, and the Port of Gdynia, Poland; Berlin, Warnemünde, and Rostok, Germany; Oslo, Stavanger, Bergen, Flåm, and Geirangerfjord, Norway; Amsterdam, the Netherlands; Bruges, Brussels, Zeebrugge, and Ghent, Belgium; London, Southampton, Portsmouth, Dover, and Canterbury, England; Paris, Le Havre, Honfleur, Rouen, and the D-Day Beaches, France
About the Author
Since 1973, Rick Steves has spent about four months a year exploring Europe. His mission: to empower Americans to have European trips that are fun, affordable, and culturally broadening. Rick produces a best-selling guidebook series, a public television series, and a public radio show, and organizes small-group tours that take over 20,000 travelers to Europe annually. He does all of this with the help of a hardworking, well-traveled staff of 100 at Rick Steves' Europe in Edmonds, Washington, near Seattle. When not on the road, Rick is active in his church and with advocacy groups focused on economic justice, drug policy reform, and ending hunger. To recharge, Rick plays piano, relaxes at his family cabin in the Cascade Mountains, and spends time with his partner Trish, son Andy, and daughter Jackie.
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Born in Denver and raised in central Ohio, Cameron Hewitt settled in Seattle in 2000. Ever since, he has spent three months each year in Europe, contributing to guidebooks, tours, radio and television shows, and other media for Rick Steves' Europe, where he serves as content manager. Cameron married his high school sweetheart (and favorite travel partner), Shawna, and enjoys taking pictures, trying new restaurants, and planning his next trip.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
I bought this book one day before I left on a 12-day Baltic cruise. It was a great book to have for the cruise port excursions. I was able to read the chapter on the cruise port city the day before we arrived, and I was able to get a good overview of the city. Especially beneficial were the listings of the public busses and trams one could use while in town. Great book!
This was our first trip to the Baltic, so we knew little about the cities we would be visiting. This book was a great pre-trip resource as well as a fantastic in-port guide. Only one stop (Kristiansand) was not covered. However, all the others had great in-depth explanations on how to get from the ship to the town(s) and walking tours with lots of good information on what to look for along the way. Rick's humor was also appreciated. We actually purchased both the book (for indoor reference) and the eBook (as an in-port reference). We used the eBook version on our tablet to read as we roamed. The only things that could have been better are the walking tour maps...the book maps details are not the most complete; but that is easily solved by picking up a local (free) map from any tourist info center.
This book is great! Each port has its own section and the book has instructions to be taken apart so you only need to take along the ports you go to. There is a wealth of information with maps, where ATM's and wireless internet is located. There is so much information in here I can't begin to list everything. Mr Rick Steves is obviously a very seasoned European traveler
GREAT GUIDE!!! Have learned to expect nothing less from Rick Steves. We're planning our trip/cruise for August and just got the book, wish we'd have gotten months ago. Very detailed and direct. The maps are great and local information (not tourist info) is so helpful. I like the "tear out" feature, but hate to use it and destroy such a great guide.