Fully-revised and updated, this Berlitz Pocket Guide to Riga provides all the information you need in a handy, genuinely pocketable format, featuring a brand new cover and fresh page designs. Colour-coded sections allow you to locate the information you need quickly and full-colour, fold-out maps provide instant orientation wherever you are, ......
Latvia's picturesque capital has long been a symbol of commerce and cosmopolitan living. Explore the beautiful medieval old town, surrounded by a meandering canal, lush manicured parks and impressive tree-lined boulevards. Soak up the Gothic and art nouveau architecture and be prepared to be surprised by the multiple attractions the city has to offer. Be inspired to visit by the Pocket Guide Riga, a concise, full-color guide to this elegant city that combines lively text with vivid photography to highlight the best that Riga has to offer. Berlitz Riga Pocket Guide: - Where To Go details all the key sights in the city, from the cobblestone streets of Old Riga to restored countryside palaces, while handy maps on the cover flaps help you find your way around, and are cross-referenced in the text. - Top 10 Attractions gives a run-down of the best sights to take in on your trip, including the royal palaces, St Peter's Spire and Dome Square. - Perfect Day provides an itinerary for one day in the city. - What To Do is a snapshot of ways to spend your spare time, including arts, shopping, and the best tapas and flamenco bars in town. - Essential information on Riga'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 Berlitz: Berlitz draws on years of travel and language expertise to bring you a wide range of travel and language products, including travel guides, maps, phrase books, language-learning courses, dictionaries and kids' language products.
Latvia possesses the largest and most cosmopolitan capital of the Baltic states, and visitors to Riga will find their interests well catered for in this guide - from museums, art nouveau buildings and opera to casinos, bars and jazz clubs.For visitors touring the peaceful Latvian countryside, a host of options is covered: Jurmala's sandy beaches, Gauja National Park and quaint provincial villages all merit a visit and are easily discovered with the Bradt guide. This new edition provides more coverage of activity holidays, the coastal town of Liepaja - now readily explorable with summer flights from Riga - and new possibillities for observing wildlife, including the developing nature area at Lake Pape.
The Rough Guide to Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania is your ultimate travel guide to the Baltic States, with inspiring colour photos, clear maps and in-depth descriptions of everything from Tallinn's most atmospheric drinking dens to the countries' finest sandy beaches and the best nature trails. Dip into the full colour introduction to get an idea of the highlights of Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania. The guide itself features definitive accounts of the fascinating capital cities of Tallinn, Vilnius and Riga, as well as full coverage of smaller towns and villages and the distinctive landscapes of lakes, forests and national parks, and practical advice to help your travels run smoothly. It also contains tips on the best places for hiking, canoeing and birdwatching, as well as detailed maps for every region, and up-to-date reviews of accommodation, restaurants and nightlife. Two new-look colour sections give the lowdown on food and drink and the great outdoors. This new edition also features a handy events calendar to help plan your trip across the Baltics to coincide with the best events - there's everything from jazz, ballet, chamber music and film festivals on offer throughout the year - as well as expert background on musical traditions, from the birth of Lithuanian free jazz to Estonia's first punk rock concert. Make the most of your holiday with The Rough Guide to Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania.
Detailed practical information is set in the context of the city's place in Lithuania's history and culture, ensuring that visitors can make the most of their stay, whether on an organised tour or travelling independently. Written by specialists, it offers informed opinion and a detailed, personal interpretation of a complex but beautiful city.
Complemented by easy-to use, reliable maps, helpful recommendations, authoritative background information, and up-to-date coverage of things to see and do, these popular travel guides cover in detail countries, regions, and cities around the world for travelers of every budget, along with extensive itineraries, maps with cross-referencing to the text, "Top 10" and "Top 5" lists, and other practical features.
Lonely Planet: The world's leading travel guide publisher Lonely Planet Estonia, Latvia & Lithuania is your passport to the most relevant, up-to-date advice on what to see and skip, and what hidden discoveries await you. Soak up history in Estonia's Old Towns, enjoy a midsummer bonfire and beer in Lithuania and take a traditional sauna and spa in Latvia; all with your trusted travel companion. Get to the heart of Estonia, Latvia & Lithuania and begin your journey now! Inside the Lonely Planet Estonia, Latvia & Lithuania Travel Guide: Colour maps and images throughout Highlights and itineraries help you tailor your trip to your personal needs and interests Insider tips to save time and money and get around like a local, avoiding crowds and trouble spots Essential info at your fingertips - hours of operation, phone numbers, websites, transit tips, prices Honest reviews for all budgets - eating, sleeping, sight-seeing, going out, shopping, hidden gems that most guidebooks miss Cultural insights give you a richer, more rewarding travel experience - history, people, landscape, architecture, greetings, etiquette Over 70 maps Covers Estonia, Tallinn, Lahemaa National Park, Rakvere, Narva, Tartu, Valga, Muhu, Saaremaa, Helsinki, Latvia, R?ga, Kurzeme, J?rmala, Kemeri National Park, Talsi, Lithuania, Vilnius, Paneriai, Trakai, Kalingrad and more eBook Features: (Best viewed on tablet devices and smartphones) Downloadable PDF and offline maps prevent roaming and data charges Effortlessly navigate and jump between maps and reviews Add notes to personalise your guidebook experience Seamlessly flip between pages Bookmarks and speedy search capabilities get you to key pages in a flash Embedded links to recommendations' websites Zoom-in maps and images Inbuilt dictionary for quick referencing The Perfect Choice: Lonely Planet Estonia, Latvia & Lithuania, our most comprehensive guide to the region, is perfect for both exploring top sights and taking roads less travelled. Looking for more extensive coverage? Check out Lonely Planet Eastern Europe for a comprehensive look at all these countries have to offer Authors: Written and researched by Lonely Planet. About Lonely Planet: Since 1973, Lonely Planet has become the world's leading travel media company with guidebooks to every destination, an award-winning website, mobile and digital travel products, and a dedicated traveller community. Lonely Planet covers must-see spots but also enables curious travellers to get off beaten paths to understand more of the culture of the places in which they find themselves. TripAdvisor Travelers' Choice Awards winner in Favorite Travel Guide category for 2012, 2013, 2014 and 2015.
Author: Mara Kalnins
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Release Date: 2015-01-04
The history of the Latvian people begins some four and a half millennia ago with the arrival of the proto-Baltic Indo-Europeans to northern Europe. One branch of these migrants coalesced into a community which evolved a distinctive and remarkably robust culture and language, and which eventually developed into a loose federation of tribal kingdoms that stretched from the shores of the Baltic sea to the upper Dniepr river. But these small independent kingdoms were unable to resist the later invasion of the Teutonic Knights in 1201, an invasion that initiated nearly eight hundred years of helotry for the Latvians in their own domains. In the centuries of domination by successive European powers that followed, the inhabitants nonetheless preserved a powerful sense of identity, fostered by their ancient language, oral literature, songs and customs. These in turn informed and gave impetus to the rise of national consciousness in the nineteenth century and the political activities of the twentieth which brought the modern nation-state of Latvia into being. This book traces the genesis and growth of that nation, its endurance over centuries of conquest and oppression, the process by which it achieved its independence, and its status as a member of the European community in the twenty-first century.
Berlitz Pocket Guide Helsinki is a concise, full-colour travel guide that combines lively text with vivid photography to highlight the very best that this vibrant, modern city has to offer. The Where To Go chapter details all the key sights, from the entertainment district to the cathedral, taking in colourful markets, first-rate museums and galleries, the historic Suomenlinna Fortress and dignified state architecture. There are also excursions to nearby Porvoo, Tampere and across the water to Tallinn, the Estonian capital. To inspire you, the book offers a rundown of the Top 10 Attractions in the city, followed by an itinerary for a Perfect Day in Helsinki. The What to Do chapter is a snapshot of ways to spend your spare time, from shopping for colourful Spectrolite jewellery to catching a hockey game, Finland's favourite sport. You'll also be armed with background information, including a brief history of the city and an Eating Out chapter covering its adventurous cuisine. There are carefully chosen listings of the best hotels and restaurants, and an A-Z to equip you with all the practical information you will need.
Author: Neil Taylor
Publisher: Bradt Travel Guides
Release Date: 2008
A revamped and expanded version of Bradt's Baltic Capitals, this guide recognises a shift in the nature of travel in the region. No longer limited to a Baltics' itinerary covering Tallinn, Riga and Vilnius, the guide incorporates the Russian enclave of Kaliningrad, the Baltic coast from Klaipeda to Liepaja, and inland cities of Kaunas and Tartu.Whereas the Baltic states reflect western European influence, Kaliningrad - an offshoot of Russia - is very different: the Cyrillic alphabet remains and tourists can still see a statue of Lenin, or walk along a Revolution Road. The perfect companion, Baltic Cities details each city's historic sights, from museums to churches, together with scenic walking tours and essential details of where to eat and stay.
Author: Marco Polo Travel Publilshing
Release Date: 2017-03-15
Fully updated for 2017... and now with ZOOM system for even better orientation! Marco Polo maps feature completely up-to-date, digitally generated mapping. The high quality cartography with distance indicators and scale converters aid route planning.
Lonely Planet: The world's leading travel guide publisher Lonely Planet Pocket Valencia is your passport to the most relevant, up-to-date advice on what to see and skip, and what hidden discoveries await you. Visit the awe-inspiring assemblage of modern architecture that is Ciudad de las Artes y las Ciencias, shop in the fascinating central market, or visit the magnificent hilltop castle at Xàtiva; all with your trusted travel companion. Get to the heart of the best of Paris and begin your journey now! Inside Lonely Planet Pocket Valencia: Full-colour maps and images throughout Highlights and itineraries help you tailor your trip to your personal needs and interests Insider tips to save time and money and get around like a local, avoiding crowds and trouble spots Essential info at your fingertips - hours of operation, phone numbers, websites, transit tips, prices Honest reviews for all budgets - eating, sleeping, sight-seeing, going out, shopping, hidden gems that most guidebooks miss Free, convenient pull-out Valencia map (included in print version), plus over 15 colour neighbourhood maps User-friendly layout with helpful icons, and organised by neighbourhood to help you pick the best spots to spend your time Covers Barrio del Carmen, L'Eixample, North Ciutat, Russafa, South Ciutat, Northern & Eastern Valencia, Valencia's Beaches, Western Valencia and more eBook Features: (Best viewed on tablet devices and smartphones) Downloadable PDF and offline maps prevent roaming and data charges Effortlessly navigate and jump between maps and reviews Add notes to personalise your guidebook experience Seamlessly flip between pages Bookmarks and speedy search capabilities get you to key pages in a flash Embedded links to recommendations' websites Zoom-in maps and images Inbuilt dictionary for quick referencing The Perfect Choice: Lonely Planet Pocket Valencia, a colorful, easy-to-use, and handy guide that literally fits in your pocket, provides on-the-go assistance for those seeking only the can't-miss experiences to maximize a quick trip experience. Looking for more extensive coverage? Check out Lonely Planet Spain guide for a comprehensive look at all the country has to offer. Authors: Written and researched by Lonely Planet. About Lonely Planet: Since 1973, Lonely Planet has become the world's leading travel media company with guidebooks to every destination, an award-winning website, mobile and digital travel products, and a dedicated traveller community. Lonely Planet covers must-see spots but also enables curious travellers to get off beaten paths to understand more of the culture of the places in which they find themselves.