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6 of 8 people found the following review helpful
Excellent Book, Poor Description...
on 21 January 2011
To begin with, I would like to let you all know, this is a fantastic book. It has such vast quantities of information on each and every European country and the methods of travel within them you could not begin imagine.
Part A of the book focuses on the different aspects to travelling on the Continent - For example, there is a section on using your InterRail pass, and the Eurostar among others - which gives you the broad overview of European travel; essential for any train trip around Europe.
Part B focuses on each individual country in Europe, it looks at the train operators, how to get there and the best and most cost effective way of doing so.
It is the 'How to get there' which really lets the book down.
If for every train journey you leave from London, then fantastic, by all means invest in this book, but for the individual looking to go on a sightseeing tour of European cities, its pretty much useless thereafter.
Rather than telling you the best method to get between cities, just take for example Prague and Berlin, it has next to nothing on or perhaps a small paragraph telling you a website to have a look at, but how to get from London to Prague, or London to Berlin, or in fact London to any other major European city, then its fantastic.
All in all, a book I am happy I bought because of the afore mentioned Part A; which has been really helpful in planning my trip, but for the simple lack of information on intercity and inter-European travel on the Continent, then it's only three stars.