Insight Guides
Insight Guides

Insight Guides’ books explore destinations in detail through stunning photography, engaging storytelling, in-depth features on culture, society and history, and handy maps.

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Insight Guides Pocket Guides

Pocket-sized travel guides packed with practical and cultural information for everyone from short city-breakers to longer holiday-makers, thanks to the blend of area-by-area descriptions, at-a-glance historical and cultural information, and comprehensive listings and travel tips, backed up by easily-accessible mapping.


  • The destination’s top ten sights and perfect day/tour [delete as applicable] at the beginning of each guide

  • Practical travel information including getting there, getting around by public transport, accommodation, detailed food and drink highlights, and entertainment and activities in the region

  • Colour-coded chapters focus on where to go and what to do in a highly-readable descriptive style, featuring historical information and tips on what to look out for

  • Recommendations for accommodation, restaurants and leisure activities for all budgets

  • Colour-coded detailed pull-out map, with points of interest marked by number and corresponding to the information of the places in the book

  • Beautiful, inspirational full-colour photography throughout brings the destination to life

  • Free eBook with each purchased printed guide


Format: 105 x 144mm

Price: £6.99 | $9.99 

Extent: 144-256 pages

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Insight Guides Flexi Maps

Stylishly-designed, laminated maps, combining clear, up-to-date cartography with handy tourist information and selection of recommended sights, enhanced by stunning photography.


  • Slim-line, lightweight maps featuring all the primary areas of interest for a destination 

  • Extended selection of recommended sights and points of interest with descriptions, all with coordinates to the relevant grid on the mapping

  • Essential information, such as getting from the airport, getting around, money and emergency numbers, is featured 

  • Laminated finish is tough, weatherproof and can be written on using a non-permanent marker pen

  • Stylish design features several full-colour photos of the destination

  • Clever fold makes the maps easy to use - and put away


Format: 100 x 218mm (folded)

Price: £5.99 | $9.99

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Insight Guides Main Series

Inspirational, lavishly illustrated travel guides to countries and regions that provide all you need for every step of your journey. With in-depth features on culture and history and stunning colour photography throughout, they are perfect for inspiration as well as a souvenir of your trip, while detailed place chapters and travel tips make it ideal for trip planning.


  • In-depth coverage of the destination's history, landscapes, wildlife, people and culture, from the arts to sports.

  • The destination’s top ten attractions and editor’s choice of what to see and do at the beginning of each guide

  • Practical travel information includes when to go, getting there, getting around, entry requirements, food and drink highlights, and everything you need to know about local culture

  • Colour-coded chapters travel around each city or region in a highly-readable descriptive style, featuring fascinating historical information as well as detailed information on points of interest, backed up by handy tips on what to look out for when you’re there

  • Colour-coded detailed maps with key sights marked up by number and corresponding to the places chapters

  • Beautiful, inspirational full-colour photography throughout brings the destination to life and makes the book a memorable souvenir of a trip

  • Printed on paper from responsible sources verified to meet FSC’s strict environmental and social standards

  • Free eBook with each purchased printed guide


Format: 152 x 228mm

Price: £14.99-£18.99 | $22.99-$26.99

Extent: 248–464 pages

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Insight Guides Travel Maps

Folded paper road maps featuring detailed cartography for practical on-the-road use, backed up by a large number of points of interest.


  • Ideal for route planning ahead of and while on a driving trip, with multiple attractions pinpointed

  • Practical distance indicators give distances to the nearest towns and other major attractions

  • Intermediate driving distances are marked on main roads

  • Legend is shown in eight languages

  • Easy to fold, with a striking design and inspirational imagery on the front


Format: 130 x 225mm (folded)

Price: £6.99 | $10.99 


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Insight Guides Phrasebooks

Handy pocket-sized phrasebook to make travel abroad easy. Recognise signs, learn numbers and find the key words and phrases for getting around, eating out, leisure, social media, emergencies, business, and more.


  • Compact and lightweight with colour coding for quick reference.

  • Essential phrases cover your journey from your arrival in the airport or station to getting to your hotel, meeting or out and about

  • Simplified pronunciation and pronunciation guide make it easy to understand and be understood

  • Comprehensive bilingual dictionary so you’re never lost for words

  • Pocket-sized – easy to use – and carry with you


Format: 93 x 140mm

Price: £5.99 | $8.99 

Extent: 280 pages


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Insight Guides Explore

Beautifully illustrated, practical pocket-sized travel guides to cities, regions and countries, based around a series of walking and driving tours and backed up by all the practical information you could need for every step of your journey.


  • The best ready-made routes for different interests and themes at the beginning of each title

  • Usable, highly practical guidance on walking, driving and touring in the destination, with all routes backed up by full-colour, in-depth maps

  • Find out where to stop for refreshments along the way, plus find restaurant, accommodation and nightlife listings in the Directory

  • Practical travel information includes when to go, getting there, getting around, entry requirements, local language, health guidance and much more

  • Each route features insights into local history and culture, with quirky tips to help you get the best out of the destination

  • Colour-coded detailed maps with key sights and refreshment stops marked up by number and corresponding to the routes

  • Beautiful, inspirational full-colour photography throughout brings the destination to life and makes the book a memorable souvenir of a trip

  • Printed on paper from responsible sources verified to meet FSC’s strict environmental and social standards

  • Free eBook with each purchased printed guide


Format: 117 x 194mm

Price: £8.99 | $12.99

Extent: 112–144 pages


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Insight Guides City Guides

Inspirational, lavishly illustrated travel guides to the world’s best cities that provide all you need for every step of your journey. With in-depth features on culture and history and stunning colour photography throughout, they are perfect for inspiration as well as a souvenir of your trip, while detailed place chapters and travel tips make it ideal for trip planning.


  • The destination’s top ten attractions and editor’s choice of what to see and do at the beginning of each guide

  • In-depth information about the city’s history, people and culture, from the arts to activities and unique aspects of life there

  • Practical travel information includes when to go, getting there, getting around, entry requirements, food and drink highlights, and everything you need to know about local culture

  • Colour-coded chapters on each city area, featuring fascinating historical information as well as detailed information on points of interest, backed up by handy tips on what to look out for when you’re there

  • Excursions to popular day trip spots from the city are covered, with information on what to see and how to get there

  • Colour-coded detailed maps with key sights marked up by number and corresponding to the places chapters

  • Beautiful, inspirational full-colour photography throughout brings the city to life and makes the book a memorable souvenir of a trip

  • Printed on coated paper to showcase the illustrations

  • Free eBook with each purchased printed guide


Format: 133 x 196mm

Price: £12.99-£14.99 | $17.99-$23.99

Extent: 248–4344 pages

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Insight Guides Great Breaks

Pocket-sized, practical travel guides to popular UK cities for domestic travellers seeking local highlights, history, activities and practical tips, plus helpful listings and area-by-area mapping. 


  • The top ten destination highlights at the beginning of each guide

  • Colour-coded chapters focus on walking and driving routes in a highly-readable descriptive style, featuring historical information and tips on what to look out for

  • Practical travel information including getting there, getting around by public transport, accommodation, detailed food and drink information, and sports and activities in the region

  • Recommendations for accommodation, restaurants and leisure activities for all budgets

  • Colour-coded detailed maps with key sights marked up by number

  • Insights on history, culture and green activities throughout

  • Beautiful, inspirational full-colour photography throughout brings the destination to life

  • Free eBook with each purchased printed guide [if applicable]


Format: 102 x 190mm

Price: £7.99 | $12.99 

Extent: 128 pages

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Rough Guides Main Series

Practical travel guides series covering countries, cities and regions, with detailed factual travel tips, perfect for independent, long-stay, backpacking and budget-conscious travellers seeking comprehensive travel information and off-the-beaten track experiences


  • Extensive practical travel information including getting there, getting around, climate information, safety tips, accommodation explanations, food & drink advice and shopping essentials 

  • Curated author picks with destination highlights at the beginning of each guide

  • Ready-made itineraries covering every corner of the destination

  • Colour-coded places chapters with detailed coverage of places and sights, presented in a points-of-interest structure 

  • Extensive recommendations for accommodation, restaurants, shops and leisure activities for all budgets

  • Colour-coded detailed maps with marked-up key sights 

  • Insights on history and nature highlights  

  • Easy to use, newspaper-style layout

  • All guides published from January 2021 are printed on paper from responsible sources verified to meet FSC’s strict environmental and social standards

  • Free eBook with each printed guide published from May 2019 


Format: 129 x 198mm

Price: £14.99-£26.99 | $13.99-$34.99

Extent: 616–1208 page

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Mini Rough Guides

Pocket-sized travel guides packed with practical and cultural information for everyone from short city-breakers to longer holiday-makers, thanks to the blend of area-by-area descriptions, at-a-glance historical and cultural information, and comprehensive listings and travel tips, backed up by easily-accessible mapping


  • Practical travel information including getting there, getting around by public transport, accommodation, detailed food and drink highlights, and entertainment and activities in the region

  • Destination highlights not to miss at the beginning of each guide

  • Colour-coded chapters focus on where to go and what to do in a highly-readable descriptive style, featuring historical information and tips on what to look out for

  • Recommendations for accommodation, restaurants and leisure activities for all budgets

  • Colour-coded detailed maps on the book flaps with key sights marked up by number

  • Beautiful, inspirational full-colour photography throughout brings the destination to life

  • Printed on paper from responsible sources verified to meet FSC’s strict environmental and social standards

  • Free eBook with each purchased printed guide


Format: 105 x 144mm

Price: £6.99 | $9.99

Extent: 144 pages