From Majorca to Sicily, from the Algarve to Cyprus, DK Eyewitness Travel Guides will take you across Europe in gorgeous images and almost convince you you’re already there.
The Eyewitness series of DK Travel Guides gives you the best pictorial cover-age of any guidebook brand.
With a focus on Europe [but offering an ever-growing list of destinations from Singapore to Marrakech to New York City] Eye-witness Travel Guides cover the Euro-Continent with city, country, regional, and island-nation travel guides.
They draw you in, visually awak-ening your senses to the adven-tures that await you in Europe.
Published by Dorling Kindersley [DK Publishing] headquartered in London, these image laden, sump-tuously colored books offer informational details that will inspire your travel planning, whether it's your first trip to Europe or your tenth.
Breathtaking images bring words to life, pulling you through the pages.
Cutaway illustrations reveal the interiors of museums and historical buildings.
Bird’s-eye aerial images fly you over seldom seen vistas of rooftop cityscapes.
Organized by area and attraction, these guides include both pull-out and fold-out maps, secured onto the front or back cover.
With their most popular guides published in more than 30 languages, the DK Travel Guide motto claims to 'show you what other travel books only tell you'.
And show you they do!
They guide you via a photographer’s viewfinder to Europe’s greatest buildings, landscapes, landmarks, and historical monuments - truly a feast for the eyes.
But DK Eyewitness Travel Guides are not just pretty to look at.
They feature page after detailed page of history, facts, and cultural information from throughout the Euro-Continent and around the world.
DK Eyewitness Travel Guides are published for more than 100 global destinations – each with pullout or pic-torial maps, richly colored illustrations, unique ideas for travel itineraries, and practical travel suggestions.
Specific to these guides are signature cutaway floor plans that allow you to see inside major museums, historical buildings, and must-see attractions.
There are huge selections of hotels and restaurants, scenic walks and side trips, with entire books that focus on themed driving routes or city tours.
DK Travel Guides give practical suggestions for choosing which are the most time-worthy attractions, the best way to schedule on-the-ground activities, and how to navigate from one point of interest to the next.
If you're planning a short trip – or a side trip – you can choose from over 75 destinations covered by DK's 'city-break series', better known as DK Top 10 Travel Guides.
These concisely written books feature popular attractions and include details for targeting what to do and how to do it in limited travel time.
Slightly larger than pocket-size, you'll find specific lists of what to see, where to go, what to do [and what to avoid], travel with kids, and how to save time and money - all crucial on shorter European trips.
DK Travel Guides is re-launching this series as of this year  with an emphasis on new itineraries, bigger maps, and fresher images - all current and up-to-date.
DK Top 10 Travel Guides are the perfect guide to hit the ground running in a large urban area for either a short vacation break or personal days added to a Euro-business trip.
DK Eyewitness Travel Guides are particularly helpful for independent travelers, who prefer to purchase customizable travel packages and construct their own Europe itinerary.
They also publish bilingual dictionaries that intuitively demonstrate how to translate words and phrases for day to day situations, especially helpful if traveling on your own.For visual learners, the Five Language Visual Dictionary (English, French, German, Spanish and Italian Edition) is both a reference and a tool for daily conversation.
Paired with DK's 15 Minute Language Packs [a phrase-book plus CD] you can correctly learn to pronounce words in minutes [not days], giving you the language skills you need to get around on your own.
Of DK Eyewitness Travel Guide's newer lines [especially helpful to independent travelers] is their acclaimed Back Roads series, currently featuring France, Spain, Italy, Great Britain, Germany, Ireland, and Australia.
Each Back Roads volume features a mini-mum of 25 customizable driving tours to take you off the highways and onto the byways of smaller towns and country villages.
Guided by pull-out maps with GPS programming guides, you'll find rural land-scapes, historic communities, regional foods, and quaint accommodations, with sights and activities most visitors never see.
But if you're one of those travelers who just doesn’t know where in the world you want to go, DK Travel Guides has a solution for that.
Their beautiful coffee table travel books are filled with amazing photographs that will inspire you to find the perfect overseas travel destination.
Somewhat pricier than other travel books, DK Eyewitness Travel Guides are worth every penny, dollar, euro, or pound of their cost. And more.
As they say: value is in the eye of the beholder.
And DK Travel Guides are not only books to invite, encourage, and inspire you to travel....
These are books to savor with your finest travel memories, long after your trip is done.
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