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Lonely Planet's Guide to Train Travel in Europe: Plan Sustainable and Stress-free Journeys Throughout Europe Hardcover – 11 Feb. 2022
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Looking for a sustainable and stress-free way to explore Europe? Hop on board the continent's railway network with this ultimate guide to train travel. Whether you want to take it slow on the scenic route or make the most of the newest high-speed services to get straight to your destination, Lonely Planet's experts show you how to plan your journey.
Packed with detailed gatefold route maps and insider tips, we cover everything from how to piece together a long-distance trip to the must-see stops and best ways to book value-for-money tickets. As airlines cut back flights and airfares rise, now is the perfect time to take advantage of the increasing overnight services and flexible fares being offered. We also reveal the quirks of different operators and countries, such as luggage allowances, rules and regulations, and what facilities are on board.
If you're looking for a more eco-friendly, convenient - and sometimes quicker - way to get from A to B as you travel throughout the continent, Lonely Planet's Guide to Train Travel in Europe will equip you to make the most of your time and budget.
- high-speed services in France, Italy, Germany, Switzerland and Spain
- scenic local routes in key countries including the UK and Scandinavia
- sleeper and long-distance services across the continent
About Lonely Planet: Lonely Planet is a leading travel media company and the world’s number one travel guidebook brand, providing both inspiring and trustworthy information for every kind of traveller since 1973. Over the past four decades, we've printed over 145 million guidebooks and grown a dedicated, passionate global community of travellers. You'll also find our content online, on mobile, video and in 14 languages, armchair and lifestyle books, eBooks, and more.
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A sustainable and stress-free way to explore Europe
Hop on board the continent’s railway network with this ultimate guide to train travel. Whether you want to take it slow on the scenic route or make the most of the newest high-speed services to get straight to your destination, Lonely Planet’s experts show you how to plan your journey.
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Featuring six high-speed routes
With high-speed trains able to travel through countries in hours, the advantages of avoiding airports have never been better. We’ve highlighted six key high-speed routes that crisscross the continent. We show you how you can get almost everywhere in Western Europe by hopping between these routes and the best experiences to have along the way.
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To help you plan your journey, we’ve covered the continent’s great transport hubs - including London, Paris, Frankfurt, Vienna and Milan - in comprehensive detail.
We explain where the main stations are, the best ways to get from one to another in a hurry, and where to stay and eat in their locale if you’re able to spend some more time in the city.
A fork is an amazing destination that can be reached easily with one change of train from the mainline. They can be your last stop on a trip or somewhere to experience on a day or two’s detour.
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|About||This annual list provides a year’s worth of travel inspiration with our ranking of the top 10 must-visit countries, cities and regions for 2022.||With more than 300 suggestions for destinations across Europe and the best time of year to experience them, this book is the ultimate trip planner for every month of the year.||Experience 60 of the world’s greatest and most unforgettable train journeys, from classic long-distance trips to little-known gems on regular commuting lines.||Our most comprehensive guide to Europe that recommends both popular and lesser-known experiences. Whether exploring big cities or smaller towns, this guide will equip you to design a trip that matches your interests.|
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- Publisher : Lonely Planet (11 Feb. 2022)
- Language : English
- Hardcover : 262 pages
- ISBN-10 : 183869496X
- ISBN-13 : 978-1838694968
- Dimensions : 19.05 x 2.54 x 24.77 cm
- Best Sellers Rank: 4,332 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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I think this was more 60% tourist guide, 40% travel guide. My gut reaction was to send it back and find a better book. In fact I might still do it! It did however point me in the direction of "the man in seat 61". That guy seems much more focused on trains and train travel rather than describing destinations. If you are unsure where you want to go then focus on this as a travel guide to Europe. Should you already know where you want to go this may simply frustrate. Sadly I am two days out of the return window.
It is a great coffee table book and as such I would give it five stars!
The font is large and double spaced with wide margins, photos are in colour but I am not sure I need a picture of a cafe with the legend: "Above: Parisian cafes are perfect for a drink, a snack or just a spot of people-watching" (page 170) The pages are thick and the pages are sewn rather than glued, it is an impressive book -with the focus firmly on layout and design.
Sadly the focus was taken away from informative content.
I would have removed all the pictures of cafes or museums and replaced them with maps.
I would have forgone the 3D printing into the hardback cover and gone for a tough plastic/fabric cover.
I would have reduced the size by 40% and used 10 point font single spaced rather than 14 point double.
I would have given detailed info. on specific countries focused on traversing distinct from exploring.
My guide would have been smaller, lighter and ideal for a handbag/rucksack and NOT a coffee table book