Now more than ever travelers want to experience destinations authentically and are seeking out local experiences wherever they can. And, with the rise of budget airlines and low-cost flights, the cities of the world have never been more accessible. Whether it’s a weekend in one city, or a longer trip to several, taking a City Break is a great way to experience culture, shopping, dining and sightseeing in a short amount of time.
With so many cities to choose from, how do you decide where to go, and what to do once you’re there? Fortunately, the travel guides from Insight Guides and Rough Guides can help. With guides and maps to hundreds of cities worldwide, travelers can get the latest information for pre-trip inspiration, detailed features on history, culture, art, and practical on-the-ground advice from local experts.
New and newly revised guides this year include popular destinations like Florence, Budapest, Bangkok and Madrid, as well as emerging City Break destinations such as Porto, Copenhagen, Helsinki, Edinburgh and more. Each Insight Guides includes a free e-Book, so you can travel light, and a free Walking Eye app, which gives real time updates.
Rough Guides: Make the Most of Your Time on Earth
Since 1982, Rough Guides have sold more than 30 million books and their publication list includes more than 260 travel guides to more than 120 destinations, country and city guides, pocket guides, award-winning website and a new design for the 2018 titles. Rough Guides is a leading travel publisher known for its “tell it like it is” attitude, accurate, up-to-date content and authoritative contemporary writing. They offer more of a practical edge – more attention to on-the-ground information like getting around and accommodation that’s useful when you’re out on the road traveling. Their writers and researchers are always out in the field, checking out the latest openings and finding the road less traveled, to distinguish the hotspots from the not-spots.
Insight Guides: Travel Made Easy. Ask Local Experts
Insight Guides is a pioneer of full-color guide books, with almost 50 years’ experience of publishing high-quality, visual travel guides with user-friendly, modern design. Insight publishes close to 400 full-color print guide books and maps, as well as phrase books, eBooks and mobile apps to meet different travelers’ needs, from longer immersive guides to countries and regions, to Experience city guides designed to inspire off-the-beaten track adventures.
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