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The Rough Guides books will help you discover more about the world’s best locations and destinations! These simple guides cover the best sights to visit and attractions and focus on places off the beaten track, as well as hotels, restaurants and more.

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Rough Guides books

The Rough Guides books will help you discover more about the world’s best locations and destinations! These simple guides cover the best sights to visit and attractions and focus on places off the beaten track, as well as hotels, restaurants and more.

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    The Rough Guide to Brazil (Paperback)

    Clemmy Manzo

    The new, full-colour Rough Guide to Brazil is the definitive travel guide to this captivating country. In-depth coverage of its diverse wildlife, dynamic cities and exhilarating scenery - think lush rainforest, thundering waterfalls and the world's best beaches - takes you to the most rewarding spots, with stunning colour photography bringing everything to life. Discover Brazil's highlights: jaguar-spotting in the Pantanal wetlands; historic colonial towns; pearly-white beaches; the kaleidoscopic Rio Carnaval; Amazonian ecolodges; and the futuristic architecture of Brasilia. Easy-to-use maps, reliable advice on how to get around and insider reviews of the best hotels, restaurants, bars, clubs and shops for all budgets ensure that you won't miss a thing. Make the most of your time on Earth with The Rough Guide to Brazil.
    • £16.09
    • RRP £18.99
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    The Rough Guide to Vintage London (Paperback)

    Lara Kavanagh

    The "Rough Guide to Vintage London" is your ultimate guide to London's burgeoning vintage scene, that is making the British capital a more exciting place to visit than ever before. Whether you're into fifties fashion or seventies furnishings, old-fashioned beauty parlours, Art Deco cafes or retro restaurants, "The Rough Guide to Vintage London" will show you where to find the best bargains and the hippest hang-outs. This authoritative illustrated guide casts a discerning eye over the entire city, highlighting the best of vintage London in each area. It covers over 200 budget and luxury attractions, from the East End hotspots of hyper-cool Hoxton and Shoreditch to the eccentric emporia of the West End, as well as the pick of London's markets and the classiest vintage outlets north and south of the centre, all marked on full-colour maps. Whatever your look or interest - blitz chic, beehive hairdo, forties screen idol, rockabilly, twenties flapper or Edwardian chap - "The Rough Guide to Vintage London" will tell you where you can enjoy them to the full. From Consultant-Editor Wayne Hemingway and written by Francis Ambler, Emily Bick, Samantha Cook, Nicholas Jones and Lara Kavanagh.
    • £9.89
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    Rough Guide Phrasebook: Swahili (Paperback)

    "The Rough Guide Swahili Phrasebook" is the definitive phrasebook to help you make the most of your time in Eastern Africa. Whether you want to book a hotel room, ask what time the train leaves or buy a drink from the bar, this new phrasebook has a dictionary of over 5,000 words and will help you communicate with the locals in no time. The free audio downloads, recorded by native Swahili speakers, can be downloaded to your computer or MP3, allowing you to listen to the correct pronunciation of essential dialogues, ideal for practicing before you go or while you're there. There's even a regional pronunciation guide and Rough Guide travel tips, so wherever you are you can get around and speak the lingo. "The Rough Guide Swahili Phrasebook" has an extensive two-way dictionary packed with vocabulary and a helpful menu and drinks list reader, perfect for choosing the right dish in any restaurant. With this phrasebook in your pocket you'll never run out of things to say! Make the most of your trip to Eastern Africa with "The Rough Guide Swahili Phrasebook".
    • £5.79
    • RRP £5.99
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    Rough Guide Phrasebook: Portuguese (Paperback)

    "The Rough Guide Phrasebook Portuguese" is the definitive phrasebook to help you make the most of your time in Portugal. Whether you want to book a hotel room, ask what time the train leaves or buy a drink from the bar, this new phrasebook will help you communicate with the locals in no time with a dictionary of over 5,000 words. The free audio downloads, recorded by native Portuguese speakers, can be downloaded to your computer or MP3, allowing you to listen to the correct pronunciation of essential dialogues, ideal for practicing before you go or while you're there. There's even a regional pronunciation guide and "Rough Guide" travel tips, so wherever you are you can get around and speak the lingo. "The Rough Guide Phrasebook Portuguese" has an extensive two-way dictionary packed with vocabulary and a helpful menu and drinks list reader, perfect for choosing the right dish in any restaurant. With this phrasebook in your pocket you'll never run out of things to say! Make the most of your trip to Portugal with "The Rough Guide Phrasebook Portuguese".
    • £5.99
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    Rough Guide Phrasebook: Greek (Paperback)

    "The Rough Guide Greek Phrasebook" is the definitive phrasebook to help you make the most of your time in Greece. Whether you want to book a hotel room, ask what time the train leaves or buy a drink from the bar, this new phrasebook has a dictionary of over 5,000 words and will help you communicate with the locals in no time. The free audio downloads, recorded by native Greek speakers, can be downloaded to your computer or MP3 player. They allow you to listen to the correct pronunciation of essential dialogues and are ideal for practicing before you go or while you're there. There's even a regional pronunciation guide and Rough Guide travel tips section, so wherever you are you can get around and speak the lingo. "The Rough Guide Greek Phrasebook" has an extensive two-way dictionary packed with vocabulary and includes a helpful menu and drinks list reader, perfect for choosing the right dish in any restaurant. With this phrasebook in your pocket you will never run out of things to say! Make the most of your trip to Greece with "The Rough Guide Greek Phrasebook."
    • £5.89
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    The Mini Rough Guide to New York City (Paperback)

    Martin Dunford

    "The Mini Rough Guide to New York City" is your essential companion to one of the world's most dynamic cities. It covers all the major sights and attractions in NYC, plus the practical, nitty-gritty information you'll need to make the most of your visit. The guide's introduction offers a lively city overview and a selection of 'things not to miss' - museums, architecture, green spaces, nightlife, cuisine and more. Then discover New York City by neighbourhood; from bustling Chinatown and once-bohemian Greenwich Village to the beautifully refurbished Lincoln Centre on Manhattan's Upper West Side. You can find snappy reviews of hotels, restaurants and bars for every budget and taste, plus shops, clubs, galleries and more. Pocket-sized and portable, it'll help you get around with clear, readable maps - grid referenced with all the top attractions and recommendations. Entertaining, engaging and opinionated, this guide is unbeatable. Make the most of your break with "The Mini Rough Guide to New York City".
    • £7.89
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If you’re going travelling and need some great travel books to take then these Rough Guides are the perfect additions to your luggage. There are phrasebooks and travel guides to help you enjoy your travels wherever you are going to.

Unique travel guides

The Rough travel guides focus on a range of interesting locations and types of travel, including locations in the UK. If you are looking for a more unusual location guide you’re in the right place.

Pocket phrasebooks

Pack one of the Rough Guides phrasebooks to familiarise yourself with the language of your holiday location. If you need a simple guide to a foreign language Rough Guides are here to help.