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Insight Guides - Author

About the Author

Insight Guides is a pioneer of full-colour guide books written by local experts, and we continue to innovative with our unique three-product packages to countries and regions. With in-depth features on culture and history, and stunning colour photography, the books are perfect for travellers planning uniquely immersive experiences. The eBooks contain the same content as the print version, while the premium destination app provides practical time-sensitive information when you’re out and about, including regularly updated listings for the likes of hotels and restaurants. All of which means that these stunning guidebooks are ideal for armchair planning and easy on-the-road access, providing everything a traveller needs for every step of their journey.

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Insight Guides Pocket Japan

Insight Guides Pocket Japan

Author: Insight Guides Format: eBook Release Date: 01/03/2017

Japan is a compelling and unique country, set across an archipelago of islands as notable for their distinctive cities as their immensely diverse landscapes. Be inspired to visit by the brand new Insight Pocket Guide Japan, a concise, full-colour guide to this captivating country that combines lively text with vivid photography to highlight the best that Japan has to offer.Inside Insight Pocket Guide Japan: Where To Go details all the key sights in the country, from the dazzling architecture of Tokyo to Japan's first imperial capital of Nara and the breathtaking natural splendour of Mount Fuji. Top 10 Attractions gives a run-down of the best sights to take in on your trip, including the castle of Himeji and the temple-rich city of Kyoto.Perfect Tour provides an itinerary for the ideal journey around Japan.What To Do is a snapshot of ways to spend your spare time, from shopping and sports to onsen (hot springs) and Japanese festivals. Essential information on Japan's culture, including a brief history of the country.Eating Out covers the country's best cuisine.A-Z of all the practical information you'll need.About Insight Guides: Insight Guides has over 40 years' experience of publishing high-quality, visual travel guides. We produce around 400 full-colour print guide books and maps as well as picture-packed eBooks to meet different travellers' needs. Insight Guides' unique combination of beautiful travel photography and focus on history and culture together create a unique visual reference and planning tool to inspire your next adventure.


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Insight Guides Pocket Abu Dhabi

Insight Guides Pocket Abu Dhabi

Author: Insight Guides Format: eBook Release Date: 01/03/2017

From its stunning Corniche to the grandiose and elaborate Emirates Palace Hotel, to off-roading in wadis and along desert plains, Abu Dhabi has much to tempt the visitor. Insight Pocket Guide Abu Dhabi is a concise, full-colour travel guide that combines lively text with vivid photography to highlight the best that the emirate has to offer.Inside Abu Dhabi Pocket Guide: Where To Go details all the key sights in the country, while handy maps on the cover flaps help you find your way around, and are cross-referenced to the text. Top 10 Attractions gives a run-down of the best sights to take in on your trip. Perfect Day provides an itinerary of the city. What To Do is a snapshot of ways to spend your spare time, from hitting the beach to museums, malls or desert excursions Essential information on Abu Dhabi's culture, including a brief history of the emirate. Eating Out covers the emirate's best cuisine. Curated listings of the best hotels and restaurants. A-Z of all the practical information you'll need.About Insight Guides: Insight Guides has over 40 years' experience of publishing high-quality, visual travel guides. We produce around 400 full-colour print guide books and maps as well as picture-packed eBooks to meet different travellers' needs. Insight Guides' unique combination of beautiful travel photography and focus on history and culture together create a unique visual reference and planning tool to inspire your next adventure.'Insight Guides has spawned many imitators but is still the best of its type.' - Wanderlust Magazine


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Insight Guides Pocket Iceland

Insight Guides Pocket Iceland

Author: Insight Guides Format: eBook Release Date: 01/03/2017

Iceland is a country bristling with natural beauty. Its landscape is littered with volcanoes, lagoons, glaciers, waterfalls, black-sand beaches and geysers. The lively capital city of Reykjavik also has a lot to offer visitors, from the stunning Blue Lagoon to its rich cultural heritage. Insight Pocket Guide Iceland is a concise, full-colour travel guide that combines lively text with vivid photography to highlight the best that the country has to offer.Inside Insight Pocket Guide Iceland: Where To Go details all the key sights in the country, while handy maps on the cover flaps help you find your way around, and are cross-referenced to the text. Top 10 Attractions gives a run-down of the best sights to take in on your trip. Perfect Tour provides an itinerary of the country. What To Do is a snapshot of ways to spend your spare time, from catching a glimpse of the Northern Lights, to whale watching, to relaxing in the Blue Lagoon, to working your way around Reykjavik's stylish bars. Essential information on Icelandic culture, including a brief history of the country. Eating Out covers the country's best cuisine. Curated listings of the best hotels and restaurants. A-Z of all the practical information you'll need.


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Insight Guides Pocket Milan

Insight Guides Pocket Milan

Author: Insight Guides Format: eBook Release Date: 01/01/2017

Insight Guides: Inspiring your next adventure Milan is a city steeped in cultural and historical riches, offering some of the world's finest dining, sport, shopping, architecture and opera. Be inspired to visit by the brand new Insight Pocket Guide Milan, a concise, full-colour guide to this iconic city that combines lively text with vivid photography to highlight the best that the city has to offer.Inside Insight Pocket Guide Milan: Where To Go details all the key areas in the city, from the San Siro to the neoclassical city gate at Porta Ticinese, while handy maps on the cover flaps help you find your way around, and are cross-referenced to the text. Top 10 Attractions gives a run-down of the best sights to take in on your trip, including the stunning Milan Cathedrals and the Piazza del Duomo. Perfect Day provides an itinerary for one day in Milan. What To Do is a snapshot of ways to spend your spare time in Milan, with detailed suggestions including shopping, entertainment and dining. Essential information on Milan's culture, including a brief history of the city. Eating Out covers the city's best cuisine. Curated listings of the best hotels and restaurants. A-Z of all the practical information you'll need.About Insight Guides: Insight Guides has over 40 years' experience of publishing high-quality, visual travel guides. We produce around 400 full-colour print guide books and maps as well as picture-packed eBooks to meet different travellers' needs. Insight Guides' unique combination of beautiful travel photography and focus on history and culture together create a unique visual reference and planning tool to inspire your next adventure.'Insight Guides has spawned many imitators but is still the best of its type.' - Wanderlust Magazine


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Insight Guides: Explore Dubai

Insight Guides: Explore Dubai

Author: Insight Guides Format: eBook Release Date: 01/01/2017

Unlike anywhere else on earth, Dubai is a dazzling, glamorous desert metropolis with and ever-changing cityscape. Find your way around with Insight Guide Explore Dubai, a brand new title and the ideal pocket companion for your trip: a full-colour guide containing 14 easy-to-follow routes around the Emirate and its neighbours. Inside Explore Dubai:Discover the cutting-edge architecture of Sheikh Zayed Road and the traditional charms of Al Fahidi Historical Neighborhood. Experience a cruise across the Creek and excursions into the desert Insight's trademark cultural coverage sets the routes in context, with introductions to Dubai's cuisine, entertainment options, superlative shopping and key historical dates. Our recommended places to eat and drink are highlighted in each route, with even more suggestions in the directory section, which also contains a wealth of useful practical information including a range of carefully selected accommodation to suit all budgets.Pull-out map with useful plotted routes. Evocative photography captures Dubai's unique attractionsAbout Insight Guides: Insight Guides has over 40 years' experience of publishing high-quality, visual travel guides. We produce around 400 full-colour print guide books and maps as well as picture-packed eBooks to meet different travellers' needs. Insight Guides' unique combination of beautiful travel photography and focus on history and culture together create a unique visual reference and planning tool to inspire your next adventure.'Insight Guides has spawned many imitators but is still the best of its type.' - Wanderlust Magazine


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Insight Guides City Guide Beijing

Insight Guides City Guide Beijing

Author: Insight Guides Format: eBook Release Date: 01/01/2017

Modern Beijing is a dynamic and increasingly sophisticated city with a wealth of unique history and fascinating culture. Be inspired to visit by Insight City Guide Beijing, a full-colour guide to this captivating city.Inside Insight City Guide Beijing: A fully-overhauled edition by our expert author.Stunning photography that brings this ancient city and its people to life. Highlights of the city's top attractions, from the breathtaking space of Tiananmen Square and historic buildings of the Temple of Heaven to the dynamic creativity of the 798 Art District and cutting-edge design at the National Stadium.Descriptive area-by-area accounts cover the whole city from the Forbidden City to the Summer Palaces, and beyond on excursions to the Great Wall of China and Chengde.A comprehensive Travel Tips section includes all the practical information you will need for your trip, including getting around.Detailed, high-quality maps throughout will help you get around and travel tips give you all the essential information for planning a memorable trip.About Insight Guides: Insight Guides has over 40 years' experience of publishing high-quality, visual travel guides. We produce around 400 full-colour print guide books and maps as well as picture-packed eBooks to meet different travellers' needs. Insight Guides' unique combination of beautiful travel photography and focus on history and culture together create a unique visual reference and planning tool to inspire your next adventure.'Insight Guides has spawned many imitators but is still the best of its type.' - Wanderlust Magazine


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Insight Guides Pocket Dublin

Insight Guides Pocket Dublin

Author: Insight Guides Format: eBook Release Date: 01/10/2016

Find the craic in Dublin with this Berlitz Pocket Guide, a concise, full-colour guide to Ireland's fast-paced capital. It tells you everything you need to know about the best places to visit in the city, from the party district Temple Bar, to the grand boulevard O'Connell Street and the ever-popular Guinness Storehouse. Handy maps on the cover flaps help you find your way around, and are cross-referenced to the text.The guide is full of ideas for enjoying this friendly and vibrant city, with our 10 top attractions in Dublin, such as the world famous Book of Kells, followed by an itinerary for a Perfect Day in the city. The What to Do chapter is a selection of what's on offer in Dublin, including pubs and nightlife, shopping, entertainment, sports and activities for children. The book provides all the essential background on Dublin's culture, including a brief history of Dublin and an Eating Out chapter covering the city's superb range of cuisine. There are carefully chosen listings of the best hotels and restaurants and an A-Z of all the practical information you'll need.


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Insight Guides Pocket Marrakech

Insight Guides Pocket Marrakech

Author: Insight Guides Format: eBook Release Date: 22/07/2016

Marrakesh is arguably the most exotic, mysterious and enchanting place this close to Europe. With its stunning natural setting and rich history this city incites love at first sight. Be inspired to visit by the brand new Insight Pocket Guide Marrakesh, a concise, full-color guide to this enchanting place that combines lively text with vivid photography to highlight the best that Marrakesh has to offer.Inside Insight Pocket Guide Marrakesh:Where To Go takes you from Downtown out to the coast. Take in the beautiful historical monuments which are often places of peace and tranquility. Alternatively, if you fancy something more lively head into the fabulous Jemaa el-Fna which is the heart and soul of the city and one of the liveliest places in Morocco. Additionally, in order to get a real sense of the culture in Marrakech a trip to the quieter northern part of the medina is a beautiful spot full of down-to-earth food markets and some of the best restaurants in the medina.Top 10 Attractions gives a run-down of the best sights to take in on your trip, including the Majorelle Gardens, the Saadian Tombs and also the Qurika Valley.Perfect Day provides an itinerary for one day in the city.What To Do is a snapshot of ways to spend your spare time, from endless shopping opportunities to relaxing in the traditional Hammam (turkish bath) , plus a buzzing nightlife.Essential information on Marrakesh culture, including a brief history of the city.Eating Out covers the cities best cuisine.Curated listings of the best hotels and restaurants.A-Z of all the practical information you'll need.About Insight Guides: Insight Guides has over 40 years' experience of publishing high-quality, visual travel guides. We produce around 400 full-colour print guide books and maps as well as picture-packed eBooks to meet different travellers' needs. Insight Guides' unique combination of beautiful travel photography and focus on history and culture together create a unique visual reference and planning tool to inspire your next adventure.'Insight Guides has spawned many imitators but is still the best of its type.' - Wanderlust Magazine


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Insight Guides Caribbean - The Lesser Antilles

Insight Guides Caribbean - The Lesser Antilles

Author: Insight Guides Format: eBook Release Date: 22/07/2016

The Caribbean's Lesser Antilles are a chain of stunning paradise islands stretching from the British Virgin Islands, east of Puerto Rico, to Trinidad and Aruba, just north of mainland South America, all rich in white sand beaches, volcanic topography and unique cultures. Be inspired to visit by the new edition of Insight Guide Caribbean: The Lesser Antilles, a comprehensive full-colour guide to this tropical island arc. Inside Insight Guide Caribbean Cruises: A fully-overhauled edition by knowledgable writers. Colourful photography brings this tropical region and its people to life. Lively features explore the Caribbean's history, from colonial times to modern tourism, and distinctive culture including Carnival, Creole cuisine and local architecture. Highlights of the region's top attractions, including the spectacular Pitons in St Lucia, turtle-watching in Dominica and Trinidad, and Brimstone Hill Fortress in St Kitts. Descriptive place-by-place accounts cover the whole of the Lesser Antilles, from the most famous islands such as Barbados and Antigua to lesser-known gems including Martinique and Curacao. Detailed, high-quality maps throughout will help you get around and travel tips give you all the essential information for planning a memorable trip. Insight Guide Caribbean: The Lesser Antilles now includes the Walking Eye app, free to download to smartphones and tablets on purchase of the book. The Caribbean app includes our independent selection of the best hotels and restaurants, plus activity, event and shopping listings. About Insight Guides: Insight Guides has over 40 years' experience of publishing high-quality, visual travel guides. We produce around 400 full-colour print guide books and maps as well as picture-packed eBooks to meet different travellers' needs. Insight Guides' unique combination of beautiful travel photography and focus on history and culture together create a unique visual reference and planning tool to inspire your next adventure. 'Insight Guides has spawned many imitators but is still the best of its type.' - Wanderlust Magazine


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Insight Guides: Explore Beijing

Insight Guides: Explore Beijing

Author: Insight Guides Format: eBook Release Date: 03/05/2016

Explore Beijing is from the popular series from insight and is the ideal companion when discovering this vibrant city. This itinerary-based guide provides details of the country's best routes, written by a local expert, for that personal touch and insider information. Explore Beijing is the perfect companion when exploring this fascinating city, revealing its history and cultural flavour through appealing walks and tours.These cover Beijing's classic attractions but also tracks lesser known sights and up and coming areas. The best places to eat and drink are highlighted in each route and in the directory section, which also contains a wealth of useful practical information, including a range of carefully selected hotels to suit all budgets. All routes are plotted on the useful pull out map, and evocative photography reveals Beijing's unique character. The stylish design, full colour photography throughout and durable, flexi bound cover makes this guide not only a pleasure to read, but also the ultimate companion when exploring Beijing.About Insight Guides: Insight Guides has over 40 years' experience of publishing high-quality, visual travel guides. We produce around 400 full-color print guide books and maps as well as picture-packed eBooks to meet different travelers' needs. Insight Guides' unique combination of beautiful travel photography and focus on history and culture together create a unique visual reference and planning tool to inspire your next adventure. 'Insight Guides has spawned many imitators but is still the best of its type.' - Wanderlust Magazine


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Insight Guides Vietnam

Insight Guides Vietnam

Author: Insight Guides Format: eBook Release Date: 01/09/2015

Historically profound yet dynamically modern - Vietnam is a fascinating country, blessed with varied and beautiful scenery, rich biodiversity, vibrant cities and a multi-layered culture. Be inspired to visit by the fully-updated new edition of Insight Guide Vietnam, a comprehensive full-colour guide to this Southeast Asian star. Stunning, specially-commissioned photography brings this intriguing country and its people to life, while the Best of Vietnam highlights the country's top attractions, including the natural and cultural splendors of Unesco World Heritage Sites Halong Bay and Hue. Descriptive region-by-region accounts cover the whole country from the charismatic capital of Hanoi to the lush canals of the Mekong Delta. Detailed, high-quality maps throughout will help you get around and travel tips give you all the essential information for planning a memorable trip, including our independent selection of the best restaurants. Discover Vietnam with Insight Guides.


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Insight Guides Poland

Insight Guides Poland

Author: Insight Guides Format: eBook Release Date: 03/08/2015

Insight Guide Poland is a comprehensive full-colour guide to the culture, history, and people of this beautiful country. Be inspired by our Best of Poland section highlighting unmissable sights and experiences and lavish Photo Features on topics such as Polish folklore, the Chopin Route and spa resorts. Our unrivalled coverage of history, landscape, and culture provides an essential introduction to Poland's green land and contemporary life, to complement the in-depth coverage of the arts, activities, and modern culture. A detailed Places section, with stunning travel photography and full-colour maps, shows you where to go and what to do, from the dense forests and "e;shifting"e; sand dunes of its national parks to the top sea and sun destinations in Western Pomerania - making sure you don't miss anything. A comprehensive Travel Tips section gives you all the travel advice you need to plan your trip, with our selective, independent reviews to guide you to the most authentic restaurants.


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Insight Guides: Lake Garda Mini

Insight Guides: Lake Garda Mini

Author: Insight Guides Format: eBook Release Date: 16/02/2013

This ebook guides you round the sights and experiences that you can enjoy on and around Lake Garda, Italy's largest lake. Its shores border three provinces (Veneto, Brescia and Trentino), and the landscape is as diverse as it is beautiful. The Dolomite mountains to the north drop sheer into the lake, creating a dramatic Alpine landscape, while the sheltered southern shores harbour a Mediterranean micro-climate where lemon groves and vineyards thrive. All around Lake Garda there are historic towns and villages to discover, alongside beautiful gardens and villas, as well as delicious food and wine, family-friendly activities, and of course boat trips and water sports on the lake's clear indigo waters.


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Insight Guides: Thailand

Insight Guides: Thailand

Author: Insight Guides Format: eBook Release Date: 03/07/2012


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Insight Guides: South America

Insight Guides: South America

Author: Insight Guides Format: eBook Release Date: 02/07/2012