Explore the colourful Porto riverfront with the NEW Rough Guide to Portugal


The Rough Guide to Portugal (Travel Guide with Free eBook)

With miles of power-soft dunes, cliff-backed coves and perfect surfing waves, in Portugal you're rarely far from a remarkable beach.

The Rough Guide to Portugal

An epic coast is only part of the story, though, as in the green interior, hilltop castles and ancient walled villages await. That's before you've discovered one of Europe's most captivating capitals, the port wine route from Porto and a passion for seafood that sees a festival dedicated to sardines.

Discover Portugal with this comprehensive and entertaining travel guide, packed with practical information and honest recommendations by our independent experts. Whether you plan to explore the colourful Porto riverfront, visit some of the many medieval houses in the fortified hilltop village of Monsaraz or witness one of the greatest achievements of Portuguese architecture: the Mosteiro da Batalha, The Rough Guide to Portugal will help you discover the best places to explore, eat, drink, shop and sleep along the way.

Portugal Top 10

1. Porto's Riverfront

2. Monsaraz

3. Algarve Beaches

4. Évora

5. Mountain Biking in the Algarve

6. Óbidos

7. Rio Douro Valley

8. Velha Universidade, Coimbra

9. Mosteiro da Batalha

10. Kayaking on the Mondego River

5 Top Barcelona Travel Guides


Located on the shores of the Mediterranean, Barcelona boasts grandiose architecture, cutting-edge design. Gaze in wonder at Gaudi's Sagrada Familia, stroll along La Rambla and the ancient streets of the Barri Gotic.

Check out these top Barcelona travel guides.

Lonely Planet Best of Barcelona 2020

Covers Barri Gòtic, La Rambla, La Ribera, La Sagrada Família & L'Eixample, Parc Güell, El Raval, Barceloneta & the Waterfront, and more

The Rough Guide to Barcelona

Detailed city coverage - whether visiting the big sights or venturing off the tourist trail, this travel guide has in-depth practical advice for every step of the way. Areas covered include: the Ramblas, the Barri Gòtic, El Raval, Sant Pere, La Ribera, Ciutadella, Barceloneta, Port Olímpic, Port Vell, Montjuïc, Dreta de l'Eixample, Esquerra de l'Exiample. Glòries, Gràcia, Parc Güel, Horta, Les Corts, Pedralbes, Sarrià-Sant Gervasi, Tibidabo, Pacr de Collserola. Attractions include: Sagrada Família, Casa Batlló, La Pedrera, Fundació Joan Miró, La Seu, Transbordador Aeri, La Bouqeria, Museu Nacional d'Art de Catalunya (MNAC), Museu Picasso, Museu d'Art Contemporani de Barcelona (MACBA), Camp Nou.

Lonely Planet Pocket Barcelona

Covers La Rambla, Barri Gòtic, El Raval, La Ribera, Parc de la Ciutadella, La Barceloneta, Passeig de Gràcia, L'Eixample, Montjuïc, Poble Sec, Camp Nou, Pedralbes, Sarria, and more

DK Eyewitness Top 10 Barcelona: 2020

Top 10 lists of Barcelona's must-sees, including detailed descriptions of Sagrada Família, La Rambla, Barcelona Cathedral, Museu d'Art Contemporani and Centre de Cultura Contemporània, Museu Nacional d'Arte de Catalunya, Parc Gu¨ell, La Pedrera, Fundació Joan Miró, Museu Picasso and Palau de la Música Catalana

Insight Guides City Guide Barcelona

 Insight City Guide Barcelona is ideal for travellers seeking immersive cultural experiences, from exploring the buzzing Eixample district, to discovering the wonderful seafront neighbourhoods

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Hike, Drive, Stayin' Alive!

by The Raven Brothers

On Amazon >

Out of shape and unprepared, The Raven Brothers return to the road in a collection of ten quests to travel to their dream destinations against all odds! After two decades pioneering new routes across the globe, you would expect the authors of 'Driving the Trans-Siberian' to be hotshot explorers, with a sixth sense and an ability to survive in almost any situation. Think again! With virtually zero knowledge of the workings of the internal combustion engine and very limited skills of wilderness survival, Simon and Chris struggle into their hiking boots and power across three continents by river, tarmac and trail.

Venture to the top of Norway, cruise the road to Damascus, hike the Camino trail into Spain’s Wild West, row the Ganges, explore Frida Kahlo’s world in Mexico City, hangout with the dead in Sicily’s eerie catacombs, crawl deep inside Bolivia’s notorious silver mine, seek lions in Gujarat, wellness in Berlin and journey into the Naga Hills where tribal kings still rule.

Noted by Lonely Planet for their talent to portray an “accurate view of what to expect”, 'Hike, Drive, Stayin’ Alive!' signals a return to the duo writing “buttock clenching” travel comedy with the first in a series of candid stories of adventure by The Raven Brothers.

Greek Islands - Saronic Gulf Islands (PDF Chapter) Lonely Planet


The Saronic Gulf Islands dot the waters nearest Athens and offer a fast track to Greek island life. Each of the Saronics has a unique feel and culture, so you can hop between classical heritage, resort beaches, exquisite architecture and remote escapism.

Greek Islands - Saronic Gulf Islands (PDF Chapter)

- take in the gorgeous port of Hydra, with its excellent museums and stylish scene, and the island’s deserted trails and ubiquitous swimming rocks

- maps

- delve into ancient history at the beautiful Temple of Aphaia and the Byzantine village of Paleohora on Aegina, then sip seaside cocktails

- transport

- taste-test your way through Spetses’s top restaurants, tracing the region’s history in Spetses Town’s museums, or cycle the island’s ring road to dip into sparkling bays

- restaurants & accommodation

Coverage includes: Aegina, Aegina Town & Around, Angistri, Poros, Poros Town & Around, Hydra, Hydra Town & Around, Spetses.

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Hike, Drive, Stayin' Alive!

by The Raven Brothers

On Amazon >

Out of shape and unprepared, The Raven Brothers return to the road in a collection of ten quests to travel to their dream destinations against all odds! After two decades pioneering new routes across the globe, you would expect the authors of 'Driving the Trans-Siberian' to be hotshot explorers, with a sixth sense and an ability to survive in almost any situation. Think again! With virtually zero knowledge of the workings of the internal combustion engine and very limited skills of wilderness survival, Simon and Chris struggle into their hiking boots and power across three continents by river, tarmac and trail.

Venture to the top of Norway, cruise the road to Damascus, hike the Camino trail into Spain’s Wild West, row the Ganges, explore Frida Kahlo’s world in Mexico City, hangout with the dead in Sicily’s eerie catacombs, crawl deep inside Bolivia’s notorious silver mine, seek lions in Gujarat, wellness in Berlin and journey into the Naga Hills where tribal kings still rule.

Noted by Lonely Planet for their talent to portray an “accurate view of what to expect”, 'Hike, Drive, Stayin’ Alive!' signals a return to the duo writing “buttock clenching” travel comedy with the first in a series of candid stories of adventure by The Raven Brothers.

Europe's Best Trips - Portugal Lonely Planet

Lonely Planet Europe's Best Trips - Portugal

Europe's Best Trips - Portugal

Portugal’s mix of the medieval and the maritime makes it a superb place to visit. A turbulent history involving the Moors, Spain and Napoleon has left the interior scattered with walled medieval towns topped by castles.

- discover a heartbreakingly beautiful river valley laced with vines producing sensational ports and reds

- see some of the world’s great beaches and towns with Moorish heritage

- discover even more with detours and ways to link your trips

Coverage includes: Porto, Peso da Régua, Quinta do Vallado, Quinta do Crasto, Quinta Nova, Casa do Visconde de Chanceleiros, Pinhão, Casal de Loivos, Vila Nova de Foz Côa, Miranda do Douro, Vila Nova de Milfontes, Zambujeira do Mar, Odeceixe, Aljezur, Praia do Arrifana, Praia de Vale Figuiera, Carrapateira, Sagres, Lagos, Portimão & Praia da Rocha, Silves, Monchique, Carvoeiro, Praia de Falésia, Igreja de São Lourenço de Matos, Faro, Tavira, Cacela Velha, Need to Know and Language.

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Hike, Drive, Stayin' Alive!

by The Raven Brothers

Out of shape and unprepared, The Raven Brothers return to the road in a collection of ten quests to travel to their dream destinations against all odds! After two decades pioneering new routes across the globe, you would expect the authors of 'Driving the Trans-Siberian' to be hotshot explorers, with a sixth sense and an ability to survive in almost any situation. Think again! With virtually zero knowledge of the workings of the internal combustion engine and very limited skills of wilderness survival, Simon and Chris struggle into their hiking boots and power across three continents by river, tarmac and trail.

Venture to the top of Norway, cruise the road to Damascus, hike the Camino trail into Spain’s Wild West, row the Ganges, explore Frida Kahlo’s world in Mexico City, hangout with the dead in Sicily’s eerie catacombs, crawl deep inside Bolivia’s notorious silver mine, seek lions in Gujarat, wellness in Berlin and journey into the Naga Hills where tribal kings still rule.

Noted by Lonely Planet for their talent to portray an “accurate view of what to expect”, 'Hike, Drive, Stayin’ Alive!' signals a return to the duo writing “buttock clenching” travel comedy with the first in a series of candid stories of adventure by The Raven Brothers.

3 inspiring books to read on the Trans-Siberian

Trans-Siberian Handbook

Bryan Thomas

A trip across Siberia on the longest continuous railway track in the world is undoubtedly the journey of a lifetime. It's also a convenient way to reach China, Mongolia or Japan. Tickets are not expensive or difficult to arrange. This acclaimed guide shows you how to organise a trip, where to get tickets, where to stay and what to see.

*Practical information - planning your trip; what to take; getting to Russia from Europe, North America and Australasia

*Kilometre-by-kilometre route guides covering the entire routes of the Trans-Siberian, Trans-Manchurian, Trans-Mongolian and Siberian BAM railways with 49 strip maps in English, Russian and Chinese: see where you are as you travel.

*City guide and maps - the best sights, places to stay and restaurants for all budgets: Moscow, St Petersburg, Ulaan Baatar, Beijing and 32 towns in Siberia; plus Lake Baikal guide

*Siberia and the railway - the detailed history of Siberia, the construction and the running of the railway today are of great interest not only to visitors but also to armchair travellers.

*With 92 maps - plus timetables, fares, Russian & Chinese phrases

Driving the Trans-Siberian: The Ultimate Road Trip Across Russia

The Raven Brothers

Ever had the desire to jump in your car and keep driving? Well, that is precisely what The Raven Brothers decided to do whilst stacking boxes of frozen oven chips in a -30 degrees freezer. With a squeaky foot pump and an SAS survival guide, the travel writing duo from the UK fired up their rusty Ford Sierra and headed east. After clocking up over 12,000 kilometres, quite literally living in the car, they miraculously arrived in the Far Eastern city of Vladivostok on the Sea of Japan. 

What the brothers had in fact done was drive Russia’s new Trans-Siberian Highway, a staggering eight years before the road was completed. With only very limited skills of wilderness survival and, virtually zero knowledge of the internal combustion engine, Simon and Chris crossed ten time zones in the beat up petrol engine saloon they used for work. Driving through endless rivers and canyons in a bid to cross the notorious Zilov Gap in darkest Siberia, the hapless heroes capture the true spirit of overland travel during a life-altering journey across one of the world’s last frontiers. 

Along the way they rub shoulders with Chechen criminals, escape highway robbery, trade banana flavoured condoms with Russian cops, meet an eccentric cast of characters at truck stops in Siberia, endure torturous road conditions and enter into a race to the finish with the Germans. Surviving the journey by the skin of their teeth, the brothers are forced to confront their worst fears in a toe-curling comedy of extreme road trip adventure. Priding themselves on going it alone, The Raven Brothers have been noted by Lonely Planet for their talent to portray an “accurate view of what to expect”.


To the Edge of the World: The Story of the Trans-Siberian Railway

Christian Wolmar

Christian Wolmar expertly tells the story of the Trans-Siberian railway from its conception and construction under Tsar Alexander III, to the northern extension ordered by Brezhnev and its current success as a vital artery. He also explores the crucial role the line played in both the Russian Civil War -Trotsky famously used an armoured carriage as his command post - and the Second World War, during which the railway saved the country from certain defeat. Like the author's previous railway histories, it focuses on the personalities, as well as the political and economic events, that lay behind one of the most extraordinary engineering triumphs of the nineteenth century.

Devon & Cornwall Lonely Planet

Lonely Planet’s Devon & Cornwall is your passport to the most relevant, up-to-date advice on what to see and skip, and what hidden discoveries await you. Surf the coast, enjoy a Cornish pasty, and marvel at Exeter Cathedral; all with your trusted travel companion. 

Devon & Cornwall Lonely Planet

Lonely Planet writer Oliver Berry describes why he loves Devon & Cornwall. "Cornwall is my home country, so it's the place I know better then anywhere. I've travelled all over the globe as a travel writer, but there's something special about the world out west, and I always find myself drawn back. I reckon I've visited pretty much every beach there is over the years, but there's always something new to see: the light, the weather and the changing seasons all bring out a different side to the landscape. for me, the Lizard and the Penwith coastline are very bit as spectacular as any of the more exotic places I've visited."

Top 10 Devon & Cornwall

1. Eden Project

2. Isles of Scilly

3. Dartmoor National Park

4. St Ives

5. Exeter Cathedral

6. South West Coast Path

7. St Michael's Mount

8. Lost Gardens of Heligan

9. Exmoor National Park

10. The Lizard

Inside Lonely Planet’s Devon & Cornwall Travel Guide:

Up-to-date information - all businesses were rechecked before publication to ensure they are still open after 2020’s COVID-19 outbreak

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, sightseeing, going out, shopping, hidden gems that most guidebooks miss

Cultural insights give you a richer, more rewarding travel experience - history, people, music, landscapes, wildlife, cuisine, politics

Over 55 maps

Covers Exeter, Torquay, Plymouth, Dartmoor, Exmoor, Bodmin, Newquay, Isles of Scilly

Book Details

ISBN: 9781787018549

Writers: Oliver Berry, Belinda Dixon

Get to the heart of Devon & Cornwall and begin your journey now!

Epic Hikes of Europe by Lonely Planet

Explore Europe's most thrilling treks and trails

With Stories of spectacular hikes in Europe, from Andalucia to the Arctic Circle. Lonely Planet Epic Hikes of Europe will inspire a lifetime of incredible walking adventures. 


Hikes range from urban rambles to mountain summits, via wine-tasting trails, coastal walks, multi-day pilgrimages, cultural hikes and snowshoeing. Whatever your experience, all these hikes are epic.

Lace up your hiking boots for the next in Lonely Planet’s highly successful Epic series, this time exploring 50 of Europe’s most rewarding and beautiful hikes. From the sun-kissed regions of Southern Europe, including Italy, Greece, Portugal and Spain, to North Europe’s history-rich heartlands (including France, Germany, Belgium, Britain, Ireland and Scandinavia), we cover a huge variety of themes and experiences for every type of hiker. 

Epic Hikes of Europe features some classic routes to tick off: Ireland’s Dingle Way, Speyside’s Malt Whisky Trail, a battlefield hike through Belgium and Italy’s stunning Sentiero degli Dei along the Amalfi Coast. Hikes are graded according to their challenge and practical info is provided so you can follow in the writers’ footsteps. A vibrant illustrated cover continues this collectible series. Inspiring, full-page images, maps plus practical details Engaging first-person accounts from writers who have completed the hike A wide range of routes for every ability, from one-day walks to multi-day treks.

Book Details

ISBN: 9781838694289 

Writers: Lonely Planet 

320 pages, 320pp color | Dimensions: 207mm × 265mm

Lonely Planet's Best Day Walks Italy

Lonely Planet's Best Day Walks Italy is your passport to 60 easy escapes into nature. Stretch your legs outside the city by picking a hike that works for you, from just a couple of hours to a full day, from easy to hard. Hike the Dolomites, explore the Italian Lakes, and stroll Sardinia's coast. 

Lonely Planet's Best Day Walks Italy

Top 10 Hikes

1. Tour Du Mont Blanc, Western Maritime Alps

2. Monte Mileto, Abruzzo

3. Stromboli, Sicily

4. Chianti Classico, Tuscany

5. Cala Sisine to Cala Luna, Sardinia

6. Greenway Al Lago Di Como, Italian Lakes

7. Passo Gardena to Vallunga, Dolomites & Stelvio

8. Alpe Di Fanes, Dolomites & Stelvio

9. Portofino to San Fruttuoso, Liguria

10. Sentiero Degli Dei, Campania & Amalfi Coast

Inside Lonely Planet's Best Day Walks Italy Travel Guide:

Colour maps and images throughout

Special features - on Italy's highlights for walkers, kid-friendly walks, accessible trails and what to take

Best for… section helps you plan your trip and select walks that appeal to your interests

Region profiles cover when to go, where to stay, what's on, cultural insights, and local food and drink recommendations to refuel and refresh. Featured regions include:

Italian Lakes, Campania & the Amalfi Coast, Abruzzo, Tuscany, Sicily, Dolomites & Stelvio, Sardinia, Umbria & Le Marche, Liguria and Western & Maritime Alps

Essential info at your fingertips - walk itineraries accompanied by illustrative maps are combined with details about walk duration, distance, terrain, start/end locations and difficulty (classified as easy, easy-moderate, moderate, moderate-hard, or hard)

Over 60 maps

The Perfect Choice: Lonely Planet's Best Day Walks Italy, our most comprehensive guide to walking in Italy, is perfect for those planning to explore Italy on foot.

Author Gregor Clark

Get to the heart of Italy and begin your journey now!

Splash around in the Blue Lagoon's with Lonely Planet Iceland travel guide


Lonely Planet Iceland is your passport to the most relevant, up-to-date advice on what to see and skip, and what hidden discoveries await you. Splash around in the Blue Lagoon's geothermal water, catch a glimpse of the celestial Northern Lights, or take a boat trip among the icebergs -all with your trusted travel companion. Get to the heart of Iceland and begin your journey now!


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Inside Lonely Planet's Iceland 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, politics, landscapes, wildlife, literature, music, cinema, art, architecture, customs, cuisine.

- Free, convenient pull-out Reykjavik map (included in print version), plus over 37 maps

Covers Reykjavik, the Westfjords, the Highlands, North Iceland, East Iceland, South Iceland, the Golden Circle, Southwest Iceland, the Eastfjords, Akureyri, Hunafloi and more
The Perfect Choice: Lonely Planet Iceland, our most comprehensive guide to Iceland, is perfect for both exploring top sights and taking roads less travelled.

Fodor's Las Vegas travel guide

Fodor’s Las Vegas travel guide is packed with customizable itineraries with top recommendations, detailed maps of Las Vegas, and exclusive tips from locals.

Fodor's Las Vegas travel guide

Whether you want to gamble in a glitzy casino on the Strip, party at a happening club, or take a side-trip to Hoover Dam or the Grand Canyon, this user-friendly guidebook will help you plan it all out.

• COVERS: Every major hotel on and off the Strip, Henderson, Paradise Road, Downtown, Fremont Street, Summerlin, Red Rock Canyon, Aria, MGM Grand, Cirque du Soleil, the Grand Canyon, Hoover Dam, Area 51, and more.

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