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The best great value guides for short trips just got better - iconic Berlitz Pocket Guides now come with a handy new dictionary and fresh new design. Below is just a small selection of destinations in this bestselling range. Read on to discover more...
In a Nutshell: Iconic style, a bestselling brand, this is the quintessential pocket-sized travel guide to Menorca. Despite being small in size, this series is big on inspiration with so much information - and so many stunning photos - packed into 144 pages. The Brief History section provides a fascinating glimpse into Menorca’s past, from pre-history, through the Roman-era and beyond, while the Where to Go overviews guide travellers around specific areas of the island, including the protected Parc Naturel de S’Albufera in the Northeast, and Ciutadella in the South. Throughout, top historical sites are highlighted, and foodies will find much to tantalise their taste buds in the Eating Out section.
In a Nutshell: Iconic style, a bestselling brand, this is the quintessential pocket-sized travel guide to Bangkok. This is surely the most useful pocket guide to cosmopolitan Bangkok on the market. Essential practical information about what to see, where to go and how to get there sits alongside interesting potted overviews of history and culture, and tops tips on where to eat, sleep and shop. Given the sprawling size of this fascinating city, the getting around recommendations and maps are especially useful, as are the plentiful colour photos, which help travellers get a fulsome flavour of places before they head there.
In a Nutshell: Iconic style, a bestselling brand, this is the quintessential pocket-sized travel guide to Bruges and Ghent A twin break to Bruges and Ghent makes the perfect trip – they’re two of Belgium's most attractive cities, and both have much to enthrall and entertain short-trip travellers. This perfectly formed pocket guidebook covers both destinations in the right amount of detail, with the Perfect Tour section providing an itinerary of both cities. The What to Do chapters offer activity suggestions for all interests, from history buffs who won’t want to miss the stunning 10th-century Gravensteen Castle in Ghent, to thrill-seekers who’ll be fascinated by Boudewijn Seapark, an old world theme park in Bruges. Throughout, the maps and directions are incredibly clear, while the new dictionary section provides an extra layer of practical guidance.
In a Nutshell: Iconic style, a bestselling brand, this is the quintessential pocket-sized travel guide to Oman. Offering a fascinating overview of Oman’s rich history and heritage, plus plenty of practical information, this compact guidebook is a veritable goldmine of essential travel tips. The Where to Go chapter details key sights in different areas, including Muscat, Nizwa and the Mountains, and the Batinah coast, with clear colour maps that make exploration easier, including a fold-out map on the cover flaps. There are also fascinating features on subjects as diverse as frankincense and dive sites. All in all, this pocket guide packs a lot into its compact format.
In a Nutshell: Iconic style, a bestselling brand, this is the quintessential pocket-sized travel guide to Helsinki. Whether you’re about to take a city break to super-cool Helsinki, or stopping off there during a cruise trip, this refreshed pocket guidebook makes a great travel companion. If you only have a weekend, the Perfect Day itineraries have got you covered so you won’t miss any of those must-see sights, like the incredible cathedral, or the Suomenlinna Fortress. If you have a little longer, the book’s suggested excursions to Porvoo, Tampere and across the water to the Estonian capital of Tallinn are well worth taking, and all clearly detailed. Given Helsinki’s vibrant, varied music scene, the entertainment chapter is especially useful, with venues highlighted for pretty much every taste, and the shopping tips – from local markets to up-market – cater for a range of tastes and budgets.
In a Nutshell: Iconic style, a bestselling brand, this is the quintessential pocket-sized travel guide to Crete. If you’re heading to Crete, and don’t want to waste valuable sunbathing time trawling through a huge, wordy guidebook, this treasure trove of essential information is exactly what you need! It highlights the main attractions of this history-rich, sun-kissed island, and offers top tips on where to buy the best local leather sandals, or listen to the best Cretan music. The Perfect Day Itinerary suggestions deserve special mention - they’re really excellent for when you (eventually) decide to explore further afield. From enjoying a seafood lunch in postcard-perfect Hani, or trekking out-of-this-world Samaria Gorge, this compact guide will show you the way without weighing you down.
In a Nutshell: Iconic style, a bestselling brand, this is the quintessential pocket-sized travel guide to Budapest. This really handy guide serves up loads of top tips about city centre sights (the best spas, the best museums, the best shops), with fabulous photography that will spark your interest before you visit, and maps that are easy to follow when you’re out and about. While this is a ‘best of Budapest’ book, this guide also manages to include information about excursions to nearby Szentendre, Visegrád and Ezstergom, and even further afield to Hungary's seaside at Lake Balaton, while the Eating Out section provides plenty of great recommendations for restaurants serving delicious local dishes.
In a Nutshell: Iconic style, a bestselling brand, this is the quintessential pocket-sized travel guide to Munich and Bavaria. This compact full-colour guide comes highly recommended to anyone planning to spend a few days exploring magnificent Munich and the wider area of Bavaria, with lots of interesting snippets of information on history and culture. But this guide really comes into its own in its provision of pertinent information about must-see sights – what to see, how to get there – and the clear maps. Another great bonus is the new dictionary section and regional expansion – this fresh edition covers top out-of-town treats like the Romantic Road.
In a Nutshell: Iconic style, a bestselling brand, this is the quintessential pocket-sized travel guide to Stockholm. This full-colour pocket guide to Stockholm is perfect for a weekend away in this fascinating Scandinavian city. The maps are clear and easy-to-follow for even the most navigationally challenged travellers, and the Top Ten Attractions and Perfect Day sections are incredibly handy when time is tight. And, if you’re feeling brave and fancy trying the local lingo, the dictionary section is a great bonus to this recently re-vamped edition.
The world in your pocket
Covering hundreds of exciting destinations, and now featuring a nifty new dictionary section and fresh design, the original pocket travel guides just got better.
With over 45 million copies sold, these world-renowned guidebooks are convenient, concise, and feature full-colour photography throughout. The tips on top attractions, hidden gems and Perfect Day itineraries help short-trip travellers plan and save time, while the handy colour maps on the inside cover flaps make on-the-ground exploration easy. They’re all a traveller needs to feel at home, when away!
Some testimonials from those who use the Berlitz Pocket Guides. To view their full review click on any Berlitz Pocket Guide:
"A little pocket rocket of a travel guide... this is an all-round super little guide" Marion, Cumbria
"Pocket sized guides that sure pack a punch, these little gems are full of useful information to help you make the most out of your trip... Perfect little books bursting with bite-size information" Becky, Surrey
"Perfect for your handbag... including a decent sized dictionary... pages are colour coordinated for easy reference... There are useful fold out maps in laminated card at the front and back" Rachael, Glasgow
"I love Berlitz travel guides... perfect to read to help make plans but also so useful when you are in the midst of your travels. The key highlights I love about Berlitz is the quality of the publication, the colour photos and the ‘snippets’ of information to help prioritise what to do when time may be limited. A ‘must have’ especially in this world of trying to minimise baggage." Phyl, Edinburgh
"The Berlitz Pocket Guides are a brilliant handy travel companion. As the name describes the books are small and pocket sized but they pack a punch... a must have for any traveller." Ian and Julie, Co. Donegal
Berlitz Pocket Guides are priceless yet inexpensive travel companions for short breaks and long-haul journeys alike... While Berlitz Pocket Guides are small in design they are big in terms of reliability, meaning one should be the second most important item to pack after your passport. Lee, Birmingham
Small enough to fit in your bag, and your pocket, it is still full of everything you need to know. Also ideal for an "Armchair Traveller’ like me... it won't break the bank! Angie, Lancashire
The Berlitz Pocket Guides are a handy pocket size and light to carry around. Rachel, London
There are over 110 Berlitz Pocket Guides beginning with Abu Dhabi and ending in Zakynthos. To view a list of all the Berlitz Pocket Guides currently available or being published in 2018 click here.
To find out more about the Berlitz Travel Guides visit www.berlitzpublishing.com