Rick Steves Best of Europe

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Made up of condensed versions of the most popular chapters from his individual guidebooks on western Europe, Rick's full-color "greatest hits" guide is perfect for the whirlwind Europe trip.

In Rick Steves Best of Europe you'll find in-depth, Rick-tested information on:

  • England
    • London
  • France
    • Paris, including Versailles
    • Provence: Arles, Avignon, Pont du Gard, Les Baux, Vaison-la-Romaine, Côtes du Rhône Wine Road
    • The French Riviera: Nice, Villefranche-sur-Mer, Cap Ferrat, Monaco, Antibes
  • Spain
    • Barcelona
    • Madrid
  • Italy
    • Rome
    • Florence
    • The Cinque Terre
    • Venice
  • Switzerland
    • The Berner Oberland: Interlaken, Lauterbrunnen, Gimmelwald, Mürren, and nearby
  • Germany
    • Munich, including Dachau Memorial
    • Rothenburg and the Romanic Road
    • The Rhine Valley: Bacharach, St. Goar, Marksburg Castle, and Burg Eltz
    • Berlin
  • Netherlands
    • Amsterdam
    • Haarlem
  • Practicalities
    • Self-guided walks and museum tours
    • Easy-to-follow color maps
    • City-specific advice on planning your time and avoiding lines
    • Transportation: Trains, buses, city transit, and driving
    • Handy survival phrases for French, Spanish, Italian, German, and Dutch
    • Pre-trip checklist and advice on managing money, communicating, reserving rooms, handling emergencies, and other helpful hints

What's the difference between Rick Steves Best of EuropeRick Steves Europe Through the Back Door, and Rick Steves' Europe 101?

  • Rick Steves Best of Europe: An honest-to-goodness guidebook, now in gorgeous full color, with all the specifics on sights, hotels, and restaurants for travelers on a whirlwind trip around western Europe (who don't want to buy — or lug — separate guidebooks for every stop on the way)
  • Rick Steves Europe Through the Back Door: The essential handbook for how to plan and enjoy a trip to Europe, designed to be read before you go — with in-depth advice on planning, packing, saving money, avoiding lines, staying healthy, leaping the language barrier, finding a bathroom…and lots more
  • Rick Steves' Europe 101: Fun, informative, full-color survey of Europe's art and history — also designed to be read before your trip