Frommers Guides  

From the earliest of Frommers Guides, Europe On $5 A Day, to a contemporary publishing empire with dozens of destinations, Frommer's travel represents the best of dependable travel guide advice, whether for Europe or anywhere else on the planet.  

Today's cost to travel Europe may be considerably more than in 1957, when the flagship guide was pub-lished, and you could actually 'do' Europe on five bucks a day.

But what you can still get from any Frommers guide is user-friendly travel information for every price range, experience level, and style of travel.

The premier Frommers travel guide series is aptly called Frommers Complete.

And complete they are. These international travel guides cover the world. 

Pick any destination: city, region, or country, and there’s a Frommers guide to take you there. And often, two or three.

For instance – are you planning a trip to Spain?

The Frommers Complete series has a guidebook for the country of Spain, a local guide for the city of Madrid, a regional guide that includes Seville, Granada, & Andalusia, so you can choose your level of interest and detail.  

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If you plan to travel with children or grandchildren, Frommer' With Kids are full color travel books with tips and information specifically geared toward traveling with kids.

Each book is filled with suggestions of sights and attractions to keep all the members of your clan amused, with listings verified by the author of  'family friendly' things to do, places to stay, and attractions or events geared toward the younger set.

No dull destinations here. Rather locations that provide fun experi-ences for both kids and adults.

For instance, in the UK you can join a family-centered excursion to Brittany and seek out the legends and myths of King Arthur and his crowd. 

Or be a lighthouse keeper for a day in an authentic working building. Or maybe opt for a hike in the forest tree-tops.

In Paris, you can visit castles with a kid's point of view; sit for your portrait drawn by a real Montmarte artist; or visit France's Disneyland for a 'oui' point of view.

From Cyprus to Ireland, the Greek Isles to Wales, this family-friendly series is packed with what to do for an adventurous, trouble-free family trip abroad.

Photos, maps, and current pricing will simplify your family trip and open up the  world of international travel to those you love the most.

Frommers Guides For Travel Planning

If you’re looking for a different kind of trip to Europe or places unknown, and don’t quite know what you want to do, Frommers Guides can help.

With a list of potential travel options, Frommers global guides, better known as 500 Places, will give you inspiration to help you bring your travel ideas to life.

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With infinite details on accommodations and local services, these international travel guides include contact info and web addresses to get your travel plans in gear.

Some of the titles in this unique series are:

  • 500 Adrenaline Adventures
  • 500 Extraordinary Islands
  • 500 Places To See Before They Disappear, and
  • 500 Places To Take Your Kids Before They Grow Up.

As the names imply, these Frommers guides offer unusual ideas for travel, with hundreds of potential destinations and experiences, depending on your choice of adventure: from high-octane, dare-devil sports, to fragile ecosystems and endangered one-of-a-kind landmarks.

Pick your category, and you’ll find a wealth of ideas to spark your next travel adventure.

If you need to organize your trip or create the perfect travel itinerary, especi-ally as an independent traveler, Frommers Day By Day has dozens of local, neighborhood-type tours that lead you from sight to sight in many of Europe's greatest cities and surrounding areas.

Available in both full size and pocket size travel guides, these books include star ratings for hotels, restaurants, and sightseeing options.

With hundreds of photographs and bulleted maps, there are themed mini-tours to help you structure your time and get the most from your travel experience.

Frommers Specialty Guides

Frommers travel offers a variety of specialty guides, covering everything from hiking and driving trips, to shopping trips, to traveling with kids and family.

Known collectively as Frommers Activity Guides, two series stand out at the top of this category.

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One of the newer European guide platforms is the popular Frommers 24 Great Walks.

This series includes some of Europe's greatest city desti-nations: London, Paris, Amsterdam, Dublin, Edinburgh, Barcelona, Rome, and Venice.

Written in the first person, these en-gaging books will guide you on local walks filled with history, mystery, legend, and lore.

Each book has more than 90 color photos, along with easy to follow maps and clearly-defined directions for exploring the heart and soul of the cities they cover.

For travelers looking for a more personal and independent travel experience, Frommers Guides has recently updated, re-vamped, and re-named their driving guide series, now called Frommers 25 Great Drives.

With at least 10 regional or country-focused European books, each includes over 20 driving tours to get you around Europe at your own pace and style of travel.

These are full-color guides with more than 100 photographs each, including detailed maps and recommended hotels, making it easy to see the best of Europe by car.

And while you’re tooling around Europe on your own, Frommers Guides language series, PhraseFinders, are a take-along, in-the-moment necessity.

Pocket-sized for easy carry, you’ll find more than 5,000 words and phrases to help in real-life speaking situations.

There's translation help for local slang and colloquialisms, incorporated with a two-way dictionary and pronunciation guide. 

Currently published for French, Italian, Spanish, and German, look for upgraded books to roll out soon, with additional languages on the way. 


Frommer's Europe Anyway You Want It

Europe For the Family

Complete Europe

The UK - Your Way


Many Frommers Guides are available for download

For more tips on choosing the best Europe guidebook for your trip, see

 Choosing A Good Travel Guidebook Over A Mediocre One, and

Which Travel Guide For Europe Is Best?

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Travel Tip

International travel guides differ in their approach to travel, the advice they give for what to see and do, and their methods for planning a trip.

You have to find the guide whose words, pictures, and suggestions mesh with your vision of traveling in Europe.

That book will prove to be a trusted companion, both as your on-the-go guidebook and a frequently referenced part of your travel library.


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