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DK EYEWITNESS GUIDES

DK EYEWITNESS GUIDES

Eyewitness Travel Guides show what other guides tell. The guides are filled with color photographs, cutaway images and detailed three-dimensional maps that show significant buildings, museums and galleries and briefly discuss major shops, hotels and restaurants. In addition, the guides contain visual guides to currency, tickets and communication systems. Organized by area, the guides have great diagrams of major museums and galleries. These guides are particularly appropriate for upper middle class travellers interested in good hotels, restaurants and shopping, but who also value culture -- particularly art and architecture. Because the guides are heavy on photos, art and design at the expense of providing comprehensive general coverage, those who are seeking depth of coverage are best served by using this guide in conjunction with a text-based guide.

  • Highly visual, user-friendly presentation with full-color photographs and illustrations on nearly every page
  • Up to 2,000 color photos, maps, and artworks of every significant sight, location, region, building and attraction
  • 3-D aerial views and unique cutaways and floor plans of important sights
  • Special features on history, art, architecture, music and opera, and local flora and fauna, and cuisine
  • The local scoop on food, markets and festivals, shopping, galleries
  • Star system that highlights what to look out for and how to make the most of your time
  • Guided walks with aerial area maps, cross sections and a streetfinder
  • Survival guide shows, in pictures, how to use local currency, public transport and telephones
  • Local transportation options
  • Select hotel, restaurant, cafe and bar listings
  • Extensive maps
  • Special section for travelling with children
  • A “Four Great Days” feature in the city guides with a unique mix of activities to help travellers get the most out of their trip.
  • A “Discovering” feature in the country guides highlights the key attractions of each region, so travellers can decide at a glance which places are best for them.
DK BACK ROADS

Go off the beaten path with DK Eyewitness Travel Back Roads guidebooks. Each book features more than twenty driving itineraries with recommendations for things to see and do, authentic local cuisine, and charming places to stay. Detailed route maps, local road rules, clear driving instructions, GPS programming guides, and a pull-out road map are included.

Features include:

  • The Drive - each drive begins with a list of highlights and a mapped itinerary showing each stop along the route.  In the tours pages that follow, each stop includes a detailed description with linked driving instructions
  • Plan Your Drive - practical trip planning information, the tour pages side panels showcase where to stay, eat and drink
  • Day Trip Options - additional destinations of interest to extend and customize your travel
DK FAMILY GUIDES

DK's Eyewitness Travel Family Guide series helps parents explore cities, regions, and countries with their children, and provides all the information needed to ensure fun and stress-free family holidays.  Written specifically for those travelling with children ages four to twelve, these Family Guides treat major sights as "hub" destinations around which to plan a visit, with detailed maps, nearby places of interest, places to play, and places to eat; Kids' Corner activities bring children into the planning process and entertain on-the-go.  All the major cultural attractions and historical sights are covered, along with family-friendly hotels, restaurants, and activities that will appeal to both adults and children.

Features include:

  • The Sights - includes a cut-away illustration, details, and photos of its most interesting features
  • Letting Off Steam - nearby parks, playgrounds, and destinations for play
  • The Lowdown - practical visitor information such as map references and transportation, addresses and hours, budget guidelines, age range suitability, activities, tours and restroom locations
  • Kids Corner - quizzes, clues, fun facts, cartoons, and stories written just for kids
DK PHRASEBOOKS

These pocket phrasebooks give business and vacation travellers everything they need for a smooth, successful trip. Organized by subject, the traveler can quickly find the vocabulary relevant to the situation, whether transportation, hotels, meals, shopping, post offices and banks, sports, or health care, accompanied by a pronunciation guide. At the end of each phrase book is a 2,000-word mini-dictionary.

The combination phrasebook & CD includes a 70-minute CD.

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