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Paperback Frommer's Europe by Rail (Frommer's Complete Guides) Book

ISBN: 0470174986

ISBN13: 9780470174982

Frommer's Europe by Rail (Frommer's Complete Guides)

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Frommer's. The best trips start here. Experience a place the way the locals do. Enjoy the best it has to offer. * Extensive information on reservations, scenic train routes, and discount railpasses. * Outspoken opinions on what's worth your time and what's not. * Exact prices, so you can plan the perfect trip whatever your budget. * Off-the-beaten-path experiences and undiscovered gems, plus new takes on top attractions. Find great deals and book...

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EXCELLENT Companion for Backpacking throughout Eurpope

This is the second time we are backpacking through Europe - and I was thrilled to see that an updated edition had been published prior to our departure. This book is a perfect resource to accomodate anyone planning a trip to Europe - from the novice traveler to the experienced. It provides great information for travelers on any budget or no budget and any taste. We took this with us every where we went. The format is perfect and the information shared is informative and accurate. A must for the European rail traveler!!

A Good Rail Guidebook

In trying to decide which book to get for traveling around Europe for a few months by rail, I looked through this book, Let's Go Europe 2008, Rick Steves Best of Europe 2008, and Europe by Eurail 2008. The latter of these was broken down into sections devoted to major cities, and day trips by train from those cities, which seemed too much like a trip organizer for me. Rick Steves didn't really include the practical point-to-point info I was looking for. Let's Go Europe was comprehensive, but the city maps just weren't that clear. At the beginning of each chapter (one per country), there's a map of the whole country, then in each city's subsection is a map of the city center with the train station clearly marked. There's a paragraph on each city's train station information, followed by information elsewhere and how best to get around the city. This is important to me, as I wanted a book that'd help me get my bearings upon arriving in a city. Let's Go is similarly formatted, and I think Fodor's is too, but this was the only one with this format geared specifically toward rail travel that I came across. This book also includes a nice laminated tear-out rail map, but I bought a separate map with more detailed city-to-city schedule info, and am also supplementing with timetables from Before buying this, I had read the review mentioning that there's some out-of-date train ticket info in this book, but I feel like that's a risk you run with any book. It's true, though, that this book alone won't give one a clear understanding of specific ticket options and prices. Europe by Eurail gave a better explanation of these; you may want to glance over it in a store, or just visit or

Frommer's Europe by rail

A very well written guide for anyone traveling in Europe. The "Fast Fact" sections are very helpful for getting a feel for the different countries and places of interest. The maps are great, especially, if your knowledge of European geography is weak. This book is fun and easy to read.

great book great service

I paid half of what I normally would pay for this book in our school book store. Didn't even notice that is was slightly used. Received it quickly.

Frommer gets the substance right!

I found this guide very useful in plotting out where I wanted to go, how to get there, and what to visit. It was also nice to know about the student discounts at various attractions. I didn't use it for the hotel recomendations, and I used a few of the restaurant ideas, which were usually excellent choices. I traveled all over Europe (12 countries) using this book, the maps provided, and my Eurail. It was helpful in figuring out the ferry options to get from Western Europe to Scandinavia as well. I definately recomend this book to anyone traveling to Europe, as I found it very easy to use as well as useful.
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