If you're looking for inspiration and comprehensive planning advice, our main Insight Guides are for you. Each book contains hundreds of beautiful photographs that inspire and inform, and the lively features on history, people and culture paint a vivid portrait of contemporary life. Beautiful colour features focus on fascinating and unusual cultural traditions in the destination. The key attractions and experiences of each area are covered in detail, and all main sights are cross-referenced to high-quality mapping. Our independent reviews are selected to guide to you the best places to stay and eat, whilst an overview of practical information shows how to plan your trip and get around with ease. 288-496 pages.
Insight City Guides
City Guides are practical guides that are perfect for long and short city breaks. Their vivid images illustrate every facet of the destination, and descriptions of each attraction are accompanied by detailed practical information. The essays on history and culture are a great read and bring to life the city's past and present. Seeking out the coolest shops, bistros, bars and cafes is an essential part of any city break, and Insight City Guides list the best in each neighbourhood. Other features include an indexed Atlas section plotting hotels and restaurants, full-colour maps, and floor-plans of major museums and galleries. 256-273 pages.
Insight Step By Step Guides
Take a fresh approach to travel with this stylish series of self-guided walks and tours, devised by local experts to be enjoyable and full of variety. Whether the reader is new to the destination or a repeat visitor, and however long their stay, these books are the perfect companions, showing travellers the easy way to see the top sights and to venture off the beaten track.
Insight Select Guides
Planning a trip that's a little different? See a city from a fresh angle with Select Guides, sleek guides that offer both style and substance. The In The Mood ForÉ chapter is an intriguing array of hip, unusual and quirky ideas to match whatever you feel like doing, while in the Neighbourhoods chapters we offer 100 interesting ideas on how to spend your day. Evocative photography is matched by high-quality maps and lively, informative text. Linen bound, with a matching bookmark, Select Guides also make a stylish gift for the urban sophisticate. 192 pages.
Insight Great Breaks
If you're about to take a holiday in the UK, the small-format Great Breaks are the perfect choice. This series of 12 practical guides bring you the best of the British Isles in clearly laid-out walks and tours, with options for walking or using public transport wherever possible. The emphasis is on family fun, wholesome outdoorsey activities, local festivals, and food and drink. There are loads of great holiday ideas: kids' stuff, best beaches, historic pubs, literary connections, unique shops, and - crucially with our Great British weather - what to do on a rainy day. 128 pages.
Insight Smart Guides
Smart Guides are practical on-the ground books packed with information. Their unique, full colour A–Z format puts the destination at the readers’ fingertips helping them find what they need quickly and simply.
Insight Pocket Guides
Insight Pocket Guides cover a destination through a series of walks and excursions. The destination's past and present are explained in a nutshell, the carefully devised routes link the highlights, and the excursions explore interesting places to see within easy reach of a central point. There are plenty of tips on what to buy, where to eat and where to stay out late, with hotel recommendations and essential practical information. The detailed pull-out map gives an overview of the tours and can also be used independently of the guide. 96-104 pages.
If you're seeking both inspiration and practical information for a longer country trip, you'll find what you need in the full-colour Berlitz Handbooks. Before you leave, the Unique Experiences and Top Attractions sections will inspire you to discover the best the country has to offer, along with a useful Trip Planner, and plenty of hotel recommendations. These are also highly practical travel guides to use on the ground: the detailed narrative on all the key sights, comprehensive listings for restaurants, nightlife, entertainment and outdoor activities, excellent mapping and a phrase book section will ensure you don't miss a thing. 304 pages.
Berlitz Pocket Guides
Our Berlitz Pocket Guides are the perfect choice if you need reliable, concise information in a handy format that you can slip into your bag at the airport. These guides may be small, but they are packed with information. Top 10 sights and A Perfect Day give you plenty of ideas on the best things to see and do, while the potted history of the destination is essential background reading. The Where to Go chapter describes all the key sights and how to find them easily, and there's information on sports, festivals and activities. The back of the book has a wide range of hotel and restaurant listings, plus travel tips and useful phrases. No wonder these books have sold more than 45 million copies worldwide. 144-256 pages.
Berlitz Cruising & Cruise Ships
This renowned tome, now in its 27th year of publication, constantly evolves to reflect the ever-changing, and increasingly popular, world of cruising. It is completely independent and accepts no sponsorship. Its hard-hitting reviews are based on personal experience: Douglas Ward, has spent more than 5,500 days at sea, participating in nearly 1,000 cruises. His judgments are frequently trenchant, and it’s not for nothing that The Times called him “the most feared critic in the business.