IrelandBook - 2010
Take a fresh approach to Ireland with this "Step by Step" guide, part of a brand new, stylishly designed series from Insight Guides. Lavishly illustrated in full colour, this book features 16 fabulous self-guided walks and tours, written by a local expert and packed with great insider tips. Whether you are new to the country or a repeat visitor, whatever your interests, and however long your stay, this book is the perfect companion. It shows you the smartest way to link the sights and takes you beyond the beaten tourist track. The tours begin by exploring the Irish capital of Dublin before journeying clockwise around the country and ending with a detour to Belfast, capital of Northern Ireland. All the walks and tours come with clear, easy-to-follow full-colour maps and hand-picked places to eat and drink en route. A 'Key Facts' box at the start of each tour highlights the recommended time needed to enjoy it to the full, plus the distance covered and a start and end point; all this makes it simple to find the perfect tour for the time you have to spare. The book also recommends top tours by theme, including 'literary types', 'gardeners', new Irish cuisine' and many more. You will also find a special 'Only in' feature, highlighting a number of experiences or attractions that are unique to Ireland to help you get a real feel for the country. In addition, it has background texts on history highlighting the key events that have shaped Ireland over the centuries, as well as information on food, drink, shopping, entertainment and outdoor activities. The 'Directory' section features a clearly organised A-Z list of practical information, including hotel and restaurant listings to suit all budgets. The guide also comes with a free pull-out map, complete with street index and with the walks and tours clearly marked. This map is great for use both with and without the main book.
Publisher: Singapore : APA ; Basingstoke : GeoCenter [distributor], 2010
Characteristics: 128 p. ; 23 cm