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Malta & Gozo Marco Polo Guide (Marco Polo Travel Guides)
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
on 17 April 2012
This guide is really useful. Not only does it gives you a full overview of the country, it's history and detail about all the different regions and areas, as you would expect from a guide book, but it also features a layout that actually makes it easy and useful to reference while you're out and about. Such as;
* a load of bullet pointed lists at the front to give you a quick guide of the highlights in various categories. There are page number references for where these highlights are explained in more detail if you want to find out more
* a list of "Dos and Don'ts" at the back.
* Travel tips
* a recommended route to explore the country
* an extensive collection of maps, including a pull out road atlas.

In the more detailed section of the book, each region/area is broken down into sections such as "where to stay" "food and drink" and "sightseeing". All these features make it a really easy read and great to glance at /reference while you're actually away to remind yourself of where to go etc, as well as when you're planning the trip. It's also compact enough to carry around with you.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
on 18 July 2012
I recently recieved my copy of Malta Marco Polo Guide before i travel to Malta in a few weeks and the guide looks very good and one of the best travel guides i have picked up and i would definatley recomend this. it is recently published so all up to date. well worth the money.
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12 of 13 people found the following review helpful
on 12 May 2012
A good value purchase. Well presented book and is nicely illustrated. The enclosed fold away map and plastic wallet are particularly useful. Contains useful information relevant to this particular area.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
on 7 February 2013
I found this a really useful guide and would look out for Marco Polo again when going somewhere new. Without this guide I wouldn't have known about the Hypogeum and the need to pre-book it as they can only allow 80 people in per day. It was well worth seeing and just this made it worth having the guide. I drove to Gozo and the guide took me to some fascinating places. I would totally recommend it. I also bout the Insight flexi map which I would recommend too as it also got a lot of use.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
on 24 July 2012
A good travel guide, well laid out, easy to use - would recommend if you are travelling to Lake Garda.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
on 9 April 2012
Got this guide ahead of a trip to Barcelona. I spoke to a Spanish friend of mine who was able to assure me that the information inside the guide, especially regarding prices, was very accurate. I've already planned the places I'm going to visit and I can't wait to take it with me. I love that the map is separate to the guide itself. Much easier to use, unlike other guides.
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23 of 27 people found the following review helpful
on 11 October 2012
Bought this before a recent trip to Lake Garda. There are 2 elements to this package - the book and the pull out map. I'll deal with the map first.

On paper, the map looks good. Nice size, fold up and comes with a plastic wallet attached to the back cover of the book. If you are travelling in daytime by rail, boat or train, it's fine. When you are travelling by car in the dark trying to make sense of random road signs, it is not the best. The main toll road is shown as a prawn coloured line on an orange background. Not easy to pick out under a 3 watt bulb. I bought a map in Gardone for 4 Euros which was much better.

The book itself was good. Insider Tips were in the main well drawn, however I was disappointed with one which stated a back street restaurant was well visited by locals for its pizzas. We went there, were served up a big cheesy affair which was fairly average, and watched other diners tucking into the biggest steaks I had seen in years. Bit of disinformation there.

However, some tips were really useful, like what time to hit the cable car for Monte Baldo, and which ferries went where. The book travelled with us wherever we went and added to the holiday.

I did spot the same book without the inclusion of the map selling for 12 Euros (£10+) in the same tourist shop I bought the map. At under a fiver on Amazon, much better value.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
on 16 March 2013
Small and easy to carry around, full of information, places to visit and eat with indication of prices. Also good beach guide.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
on 13 February 2015
This book is very out of date. For example, it states that you can get a sea plane to Gozo. The sea planes stopped running six years ago. Ok for information on sites that never change, but everything else is probably out of date.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
on 9 April 2012
I frequently visit New York and was looking for a guide that could offer me something more than what I have already experienced. This guide did just that.

The Insider Tips alone have me excited for my next trip. It's easy to use and the language is simple. It also has a pull out map, as opposed to the fold-out page maps which I find really irritating and end up ripping out anyway. And it's really small, perfect for my tourist satchel.

I'm definitely becoming a huge fan of these guides. I think I'll be consulting Marco Polo before all my trips from now on.
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