Here is a sampling of airfare offerings gleaned from Skyscanner.net. Be sure to check with the airline for the latest update on security and delays.
Next weekend — Sept. 7-11Luxembourg City, Luxembourg: 65.90 pounds round trip
Fly VLM from London City to Luxembourg.
Start your exploration of Luxembourg City with a visit to the 17th-century Notre-Dame Cathedral, which houses the tombs of members of the current ruling Nassau-Weilburg dynasty, or the National Museum of History, with collections highlighting the prehistoric eras and Middle Ages. For a memory making moment, take in a panoramic view of the Alzette River from the prow of the Citadel of the Holy Spirit. For lively entertainment and arts visit Place d’ Armes square, host to many sidewalk cafes, a bandstand and flea markets.
Shopping for porcelain tableware, crystal or cutlery? Visit the famous Villeroy and Boch store to browse, but visit the second-quality outlet northwest of the city center to purchase at a discount. If all that shopping has you needing extra spending cash, visit Boulevard Royal, where more 200 financial institutions can be found.
Next month — Oct. 5-9Turin, Italy: 37.78 pounds round trip
Fly Easyjet from London Luton to Turin.
Part of the Piedmont region, Turin offers many gastronomic delights. Try Bagna Cauda, or hot bath, for a rich flavored vegetarian dish, or Giaduiotti, a mix of chocolates and hazelnuts, for a snack at one of the many cafes that line the streets. Don’t forget to sample the region’s full-bodied red wines or crisp white wines. In the City Center, evening dance performances and operas are staged at the Teatro Regio and classical concerts by the National Symphonic Orchestra can be enjoyed at the Auditorium della Rai.
No visit to Turin is complete without a trip to the Turin Egyptian Museum, claimed to be the first Egyptian museum in the world and with 30,000 pieces also one of world’s largest collections.
Six months from now — March 9-12Chambery, France: 45.42 pounds round trip
Fly flyglobespan from London Stansted to Chambery.
In the heart of Savoy, Chambery offers visitors art, history and nature. Visiting the five museums in town will offer a glimpse of the region’s history and a look at the scientific, technical and industrial culture from past to present. If time allows, visit the Saint Fracios de Sales Cathedral containing a stunning 15th-century polychrome wooden Nativity or the 70 bells of Chambery Chimes.
Outdoor aficionados will want to take a trip out of Chambery to visit France’s largest natural lakes, Bourget and Aiguebelette, at the crossroads of the Alps.
— Heather Klinglesmith
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