How to see the great cities of Europe and not spend a lot of money? Try walking the streets.
Calgary Public Library has many books on walking and walking tours. Just recently received are these great guides from National Geographic.
Walking London and Walking Paris are "part of a brand-new series from National Geographic that showcase the world's great cities, These guides are divided into the following sections. The Whirlwind Tours section shows you how to see the entire city in a day or a weekend; what sights will interest kids most; plus, a hedonist's tour that's pure pleasure from dawn to midnight and beyond. The Neighborhoods section of the book presents each city broken down into itineraries that lead you on a step-by-step tour to the best sights in each of the cities' greatest neighborhoods...Travel Essentials provides information on how to get to the city and how to get around, as well as hand-picked hotels and restaurants."
Check out our other guidebooks, such as:
Think about using local transit to get around various cities. Check out the options for purchasing a transit pass for multiple days or stops.
You can also save money in many European cities, by purchasing a European City Card. Thirty-six of Europe’s most popular cities now offer ‘city cards’. Most City Cards offer free public transport, free entrances and discounts in restaurants, shops and entertainment.
Sandeman's New Europe Tours offer free tours of 14 European cities. Their guides operate on a 'tips only' basis.