Europe by Eurail 2017

Touring Europe by Train

Author: Laverne Ferguson-Kosinski

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 1493018205

Category: Travel

Page: 584

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Europe by Eurail has been the train traveler’s one-stop source for visiting Europe’s cities and countries by rail for more than forty years. This comprehensive guide provides the latest information on fares, schedules, and pass options, as well as detailed information on more than one hundred specific rail excursions. The book contains information readers need to enjoy visits in historic cities, romantic villages, and scenic hamlets on more than ninety rail trips starting from twenty-eight base cities located in twenty countries. Sample rail-tour itineraries combine several base cities and day excursions into fifteen-day rail-tour packages complete with hotel recommendations and sightseeing options. . Packed with practical information, step-by-step directions, advice on where to go and what to see and do, and complemented by the inclusion of twenty maps, Europe by Eurail takes the puzzle out of European Rail Travel.

CityTrip Porto (English Edition)

Travel guide with maps and walks

Author: Petra Sparrer

Publisher: Reise Know-How Verlag Peter Rump

ISBN: 383174758X

Category: Travel

Page: 144

View: 5859


Northern Portugal's largest city lies right by the Douro River and the Atlantic Ocean: an ideal way to enjoy both the beach and the culture, have fish and seafood, and taste port wines in several different wineries of Vila Nova de Gaia. In addition to the city's impressive bridges and cathedrals (which are UNESCO World Heritage sites) there's contemporary art, culture, and architecture to discover. In short: Porto has nothing but quality to offer! This updated travel guide is the ideal partner for helping you explore all sides of this Portuguese harbor city on your own: • The most important landmarks and attractions of the city, as well as less-known neighborhoods and sights are thoroughly introduced and assessed • Fascinating architecture, from gorgeous baroque to modern brutalism • With a walking tour through the city, full of variety • Excursions for a long weekend • Trips to the coast: the beaches of Foz do Douro and Matosinhos • Great places to shop, from the oldest colonial goods stores to stylish boutiques • The best restaurants and pubs, as well as all kinds of information on Portuguese cuisine • Ideas for planning your evenings and nights: from jazz and fado to electronic and rock music • Port wine: the most important wineries of the city and the history of the region's winegrowing culture • Relaxation in Porto: beach cafés, Jardim do Morro, Horto das Virtudes • Selected accommodation, from the affordable to the extravagant • Practical information about arrival, prices, transportation, tours, events, emergencies ... • Background information with depth: history, Porto's mentality, life in the city ... • A small introduction to Portuguese with important travel vocabulary • City map • And a free web app for smartphones, tablets, and PCs! (see below)

Walking on the Amalfi Coast

Ischia, Capri, Sorrento, Positano and Amalfi

Author: Gillian Price

Publisher: Cicerone Press Limited

ISBN: 1783625228

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 192

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Walking on the Amalfi Coast describes 32 day-walks, ranging from 3km to 11km in length. The walks explore the Sorrento Peninsula, Amalfi Coast and Monti Lattari, as well as the islands of Capri and Ischia in the Gulf of Naples. The whole area is crisscrossed by ancient mule tracks, pilgrim routes and goat tracks, offering a variety of walking from family strolls to strenuous treks across terrain from paved paths to verdant hillside paths and rough volcanic scree. Split into the five sections of Ischia, Capri, Sorrento, Positano and Amalfi, each walk is accompanied by relevant public transport information as well as a sketch map. The book also provides local and practical information, accommodation options and an Italian-English glossary. The steep southern edge of the Sorrento peninsula, famous for its medieval villages perched atop plunging cliffs, with their near-vertical vineyards and lemon orchards, is recognised as a World Heritage Site. This coastline, the rugged landscape behind, crowned by the Monti Lattari, and the idyllic islands of Capri and Ischia together make a perfect holiday destination for walkers.

P&O Cruise Ships

Author: Ian Collard

Publisher: Amberley Publishing Limited

ISBN: 144566741X

Category: Transportation

Page: 96

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Ian Collard looks at the cruise ships of the iconic P&O brand.

Resilience and Regional Dynamics

An International Approach to a New Research Agenda

Author: Hugo Pinto,Teresa Noronha,Eric Vaz

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 3319951351

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 257

View: 2978


Economic and financial crises have brought the rise of unemployment, reduction of economic growth and emergence of global imbalances and tensions as countries and regions have suffered the effects of a variety of internal and external shocks. In this context of constant disruption, the scientific community has struggled to provide satisfactory answers to current economic challenges within standard frameworks. Focusing on the interconnections between innovation and resilience, this edited book contributes to a better understanding of how the crisis affects innovation and the capacity of territories to adapt and evolve. It offers both theoretical and empirical contributions that debate the notions of resilience in regional and urban contexts and serve as case studies related to innovation strategies and territorial clusters.

The Rough Guide to Andalucia

Author: Rough Guides

Publisher: Rough Guides UK

ISBN: 0241217482

Category: Travel

Page: 616

View: 7678


Now available in PDF, the fully updated The Rough Guide to Andalucía is the ultimate guide to this autonomous region in southern Spain; an exciting blend of fiestas, sherry, Roman ruins and whitewashed villages. Lavish photography brings to life the region's wealth of attractions from the breathtaking Alhambra palace in Granada and Córdoba's exquisite medieval Mezquita to the spectacular natural beauty of Andalucía's numerous national parks. The Rough Guide to Andalucía provides comprehensive coverage of all major sights and towns, with incisive reviews of the best places to eat, sleep and drink in every price range as well as insider tips on the best tapas bars, clubs and beaches. The detailed and easy-to-use colour maps and plans for each major town, city and monument, alongside expert advice on getting around, as well as engaging commentary on the region's history and culture mean that you really can make the most of your visit to Andalucía. Make the most of your time on EarthTM with The Rough Guide to Andalucía.

Walking and Trekking in the Sierra Nevada

38 walks, scrambles and multi-day traverses

Author: Richard Hartley

Publisher: Cicerone Press Limited

ISBN: 1783625589

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 272

View: 5997


This guidebook presents 33 graded walks and 5 high mountain scrambles in the striking Sierra Nevada, the highest mountain range in mainland Spain and in western Europe outside the Alps. Easily accessible from Granada and Málaga, it is a world of soaring, snow-clad peaks and deep valleys, far removed from the crowded beaches of the Costa del Sol just two hours away. The routes are spread across the national park, with attractive towns and villages such as Trevélez, Lanjarón, Hoya de la Mora and Cumbres Verdes serving as potential bases for a walking holiday. The walks have been carefully chosen to showcase the Sierra Nevada's dramatic scenery, taking in barren rocky peaks, lush green valleys, arid badlands and tranquil lakes. From more leisurely outings in the Cumbres Verde area to ascents of mainland Spain's highest summit, Mulhacén, there are routes to suit a range of abilities, although most require a reasonable degree of fitness, navigational skill and experience of high mountain terrain. Whilst some are day or half-day walks, others take advantage of the region's network of mountain shelters or offer an opportunity to wild camp. Also included are three longer traverses: 'Los Tres Picos' (the Spanish Three Peaks - Veleta, Mulhacén and Alcazaba), 'Los Tres Miles' Integral (a multi-day trek covering all the major 3000m peaks in the range) and an overview of the 302km Sulayr GR240. The walks can be enjoyed most of the year, however conditions may prove too hot at the peak of summer and extra care and equipment will be required in snow or ice: the descriptions assume summer conditions, but include additional notes for winter walking. The guide also includes advice on transport, bases and safety, a tick-list of the 3000m peaks and a Spanish-English glossary. Information on plants, wildlife and local points of interest will further enhance your visit and the glorious colour photos provide a taste of what the region has to offer. For those who like their mountains rough and rugged, Walking and Trekking in the Sierra Nevada is a perfect companion to escaping the crowds and discovering a different side to Andalucía.