Rough Guides eBooks

For digital-savvy readers who don’t want to compromise on quality or depth of coverage, Rough Guides eBooks are available on a range of devices, such as the iPad, Kindle, Nook & Kobo.
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Rough Guides apps

For readers who like to combine the best travel info with the latest devices, such as the iPad, iPhone, Android & Windows Phone.
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Rough Guide to… Countries

For independent-minded travellers, keen to get off the beaten track and explore to the heart of a country and its people

  • In-depth coverage, including highlights and recommendations for each region
  • Things not to miss, itineraries, author picks and more, plus all the essential practical details
  • Listings and recommendations to suit all budgets, from shoestring to splurge
  • Inspiring photos and crystal-clear maps
  • Background historical, cultural and environmental information
  • Available in paperback and eBook format

Rough Guide to… Regions

For inquisitive travellers who want to focus on a particular region and be truly immersed in its culture

  • In-depth coverage, including highlights and recommendations for each region
  • Things not to miss, itineraries, author picks and more, plus all the essential practical details
  • Hundreds of eating, drinking, sleeping and nightlife recommendations to suit all budgets
  • Inspiring photos and crystal-clear maps
  • Historical, cultural and environmental information specific to the region
  • Available in paperback and eBook format

Rough Guide to… Cities

For travellers visiting a city for the first or fifty-first time who want to thoroughly explore and get around like a local

  • Comprehensive, neighbourhood-by-neighbourhood coverage, with insider tips and recommendations
  • Hundreds of listings and reviews, clearly marked on easy-to-view maps
  • City history and culture, plus top sights, hidden gems and day-trip suggestions
  • All budgets covered for the best eating, sleeping, shopping and partying in the city
  • Top 5 lists pick out our expert authors’ highlights
  • Available in paperback and eBook format

On a budget

For value-conscious travellers embarking on continent-wide adventures, often with more time than money

  • Extensive, multi-country guides that help your cash go further
  • Listings of the best budget options for everything from transport to accommodation, plus suggestions for special things worth splashing out on
  • Itineraries plus unmissable destinations, events, activities and festivals
  • Advice on negotiating border crossings, entry requirements and visas
  • Available in paperback and eBook format


Ideal for those planning a gap year or extended break

  • Ultimate pre-trip planners packed with tips and advice – everything you need to know before you go
  • Country profiles highlight the best places to visit, the best time of year to go, plus essentials such as budgeting, visa requirements, health and safety
  • Focus on a continent or worldwide
  • Available in paperback and eBook format

Pocket Rough Guides

For city breakers looking to get the most out of a short time, with trustworthy, local information in a pocket-sized guide

  • Compact city guides covering all the highlights, plus expert reviews and essential information
  • Recommendations arranged in an intuitive neighbourhood-by-neighbourhood layout
  • Itinerary suggestions to help you make the most of a short break
  • FREE pull-out city map featuring all the sights and listings from the guide
  • Available in paperback and eBook format


For travellers who want to communicate with locals and have the key phrases at their fingertips

  • Easy to navigate language guides for novices as well as those looking to brush up on their skills
  • Include a handy language-to-language dictionary, key phrases and conversational essentials
  • In-depth reviews help you choose what’s right for you and your group
  • FREE MP3 audio download, travel tips and regional pronunciation advice


For independent travellers looking for new ideas about their favourite activities

  • Guides that focus on the best of the best for camping, walking, budget places to stay or for travellers with disabilities
  • Written by local experts who have camped, walked and slept at every place listed
  • In-depth reviews help you choose what’s right for you and your group


For seasoned explorers and armchair travellers alike – plan your next adventure, or dream about it from the comfort of home

  • Luscious coffee-table books that make great gifts
  • Filled with stunning photography and inspiring travel ideas
  • Themed around adventure, culture, eco-travel, families, festivals, wildlife and more

Big Trip eBooks

Designed specifically for the iPad 2 and above, this series gives you the very best of Europe, Southeast Asia, Central America and South America

  • Thorough, first-hand research and great writing combines with photo galleries, video and interactive maps to produce the next generation of travel guides
  • Chapters focus on individual countries, featuring our writers’ highlights, breakdowns of individual cities and sights and stunning, full-screen photography
  • Itineraries guide readers around wildlife reserves, great architecture and historic towns
  • The Basics section covers everything from buses and homestays to sunburn,  while browsable feature boxes let you flick through temples, beaches, museums and famous hikes

Snapshots eBooks

For  readers with a specific destination in mind, keen to travel light

  • Regional and city guides based on key chapters from our bestselling country guides
  • In-depth coverage, highlights and recommendations, full range of reviews and practical information, plus detailed maps.

Rough Guides City apps

Perfect for pre-trip or on-the-go planning, Rough Guides city apps help you to make the most of your city break

  • Packed with recommended sights, bars, restaurants, shops and hotels, the apps cater for all tastes and budgets, plus you can bookmark your favourites to build itineraries
  • Explore the city you’re visiting with a complete city-centre map
  • Find what you want when you are out and about with geo-locations for all sights, cafes, restaurants and shops
  • Available for the iPhone, Android & Windows Phone

World Lens app

Be inspired with the FREE Rough Guides World Lens app, an evocative gallery of hundreds of Rough Guides’ amazing photographs

  • Browse the location of all of the images on a map of the world (requires internet connection)
  • Each image includes an extended caption, penned by Rough Guides’ team of writers and locally based correspondents, evoking the essence of the picture and the place
  • Create a list of your favourite images so that they are easy to navigate back to whenever you want, and download any of the images as a wallpaper
  • Available for the iPhone, iPod Touch & iPad

Travel Survival Kit app

With the Travel Survival Kit app you can prepare for the exciting, breathtaking and (occasionally) unexpected elements of travel with a ready mind

  • Covers all types of travel areas and scenarios: sea, arctic, desert, jungle, natural disasters and danger
  • Basic preparations to cover before you travel, including handy survival and medical checklists
  • Learn useful skills before you travel, or have the instructions handy for unexpected situations
  • Covers medical emergencies and how to deal with them
  • Available for the iPhone & iPod Touch

Rough Roads app

Travel the world in your trusty camper van and beat those Rough Roads

  • Navigate seven far-flung destinations
  • Earn points to unlock fast facts about each of the seven destinations
  • Collect bonus items – stars to boost your scores and Running Man badges to transport you to the next destination and unlock fast facts!
  • Discover your high scores, how many points you’ve won, and check in with Apple Game Center
  • Available for the iPhone & iPod Touch