Marco Polo Ireland: the Travel Guide with Insider Tips
Fully revised and updated for 2016. Now with new Discovery Tours chapter.
Experience all of Ireland's attractions with this up-to-date, authoritative guide, packed with Insider Tips. Most holidaymakers want to have fun and feel relaxed from the moment they arrive at their holiday destination - that's what Marco Polo Guides are all about. You'll discover excellent hotels, restaurants, trendy places, buzzing night life, plus shopping tips, suggestions for those on a tight budget and ideas for Travel with Kids. Also contains: Perfect Route, Travel Tips, Links, Blogs, Apps & more, and a comprehensive index.
Failte go Eireann: Welcome to Ireland! Like a moss-covered rock, the island sits off the northwest coast of Europe, where the Gulf Stream and the forces of ice, water and wind have conspired to create a landscape both lush and rugged, the inspiration for countless tales. With MARCO POLO Ireland there are numerous ways to experience the beauty of the Emerald Isle, from enjoying a Guinness in the pub, hiking along the cliffs of the West Coast, or simply chatting with the friendly locals. This practical pocket-sized guide takes you from thatched cottages to romantic castles, rocky coastlines and picturesque little towns to lively Dublin.
The Insider Tips reveal where you can enjoy a fine whiskey, and the Best Of pages highlight some unique aspects of Ireland, recommend places to go for free, plus tips for rainy days and where you can relax and unwind. Whether by foot, car or boat you will experience the best of Ireland and its people. Trips & Tours lead you to deserted coasts and swirling rivers, and along rugged paths to places that are almost too beautiful to believe. In Ireland, country living and country sports go hand in hand, but alongside more traditional pursuits, the Sports & Activities chapter also tells you where you can go hang-gliding and diving. Finally the Dos & Don'ts point out some of the things you need to be aware of and watch out for when visiting the country.
MARCO POLO Ireland provides comprehensive coverage of the country. To help you get around there's a detailed road atlas inside, useful city maps of Cork, Dublin and Limerick in the backcover, plus a handy pull-out map. A must-have for all travellers, including those who haven't bought a travel guide in the past.
Wanderlust Magazine: You've got to applaud Marco Polo's chutzpah to launch 30 new city/island guidebooks into an already pretty crowded market. Aiming to occupy the middle ground between the context-heavy luggage fillers and the context-free thinner volumes, the main USPs of these user-friendly guides are the plentiful 'Insider tips' dotted around each edition, the maps they're packaged with, and the pocket cheering price (GBP5.99 each). Complete with near-magazine style features, they're certainly a less intimidating proposition than some of the big wedges on offer.