Culture in Copenhagen

FOR all culture vultures out there, check out Copenhagen’s Night of Culture on October 10 – an annual event that grants visitors access to venues such as museums, churches, galleries and political institutions.

With over 300 participating venues, the event is one that has grown in popularity in recent years. The Night of Culture Pass gives admission to the venues, plus free access to public transportation in Copenhagen.

That pass can be bought for just 75 DKK (around €10) at local museums or online at www.kulturnatten.dk, where you can also find locations, opening hours and details of what’s on.

Scandinavian Airlines fly twice daily direct from Dublin to Copenhagen (from €69 one way including taxes and charges). All those booking return flights with SAS to Copenhagen for travel in September and October receive a free Copenhagen City Card worth €69.

For details, see www.flysas.ie .

* LONDON is the most popular destination for Irish travellers using the services of Hotels.com.

The British capital hit the high spots ahead of New York, with Paris third favourite amongst the company’s client base.

Barcelona and Rome also remain firm favourites among the Irish, making fourth and fifth place respectively.

It would also seem that Irish travellers have a particular fondness for the US with a number of US cities featuring in the top 20, including Las Vegas (sixth), San Francisco (ninth), Orlando (15th), Boston (16th) and Chicago (18th).

* AMERICAN Holidays is offering winter cruising onboard Royal Caribbean International’s Independence of the Seas from €1,099 per person (based on two people sharing an inside cabin).

The cruise-only price includes a 10-night Spain and Canary Islands cruise departing from Southampton and calling at Funchal (Madeira), Tenerife (Canary Islands), Las Palmas (Gran Canaria), Lanzarote (Canary Islands) and Vigo (Spain) before returning to Southampton.

The price is based on a November 8 departure. For details, contact 01-4331088, or see www.americanholidays.com.

* TOUR America has announced some of the holiday offers that will be available at its sale day at the Red Cow Hotel on the outskirts of Dublin on Sunday, October 3.

The organisers say there will be many special offers available from airlines, hotels, attraction parks and cruise companies at the event.

Among the holidays on offer are Orlando from €459 (per person sharing) including flights and seven nights hotel on International Drive (offer ref 364335); New York from €499 pps including flights and three nights hotel in Manhattan (offer ref 364330); and Las Vegas from €599 including flights and four nights hotel on the Strip (offer ref 364333).

* Details from www.touramerica.ie.


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