Cheap Seats: Find discount air fares to Hamburg, Poland, Gibraltar
Here is a sampling of airfare offerings gleaned from the Web site Skyscanner.net. Be sure to check with the airline for the latest update on security and delays.
Next weekend — Oct. 6-9Hamburg, Germany: 92.05 pounds round trip
Fly Germanwings from London Gatwick to Hamburg.
Germany’s second-largest city offers tourists plenty to occupy the often-drizzly days of autumn. According to the Hamburg.de Web site, metropolitan Hamburg has 31 theaters, six music halls, 10 cabarets and 50 museums.
Start your tour of Hamburg’s museums with a visit to Kunsthalle, the largest art museum in Germany, and then make your way to the port on the Elbe River. Here you can explore Cap San Diego and Richmer Rickers, both museum ships.
Head to St. Pauli Harbor — the red light district — in the evening and stroll Reeperbahn, which is lined with small theaters, restaurants, music clubs and discos.
Next month — Nov. 4-6Wroclaw, Poland: 65.02 pounds round trip
Fly Ryanair from London Stansted to Wroclaw.
Situated at the foot of the Sudety Mountains, upon the Odra River and cut through by its abundant tributaries and canals, Wroclaw is a welcoming city of 12 islands and 112 bridges.
Despite almost complete destruction during World War II, Wroclaw is considered to be one of the most beautiful cities in Poland. To experience the local splendor, take a stroll through Szczytnicki Park with its 370-plus species of trees and shrubs. You can also take a romantic stroll on Ostrow Tumski among the hand-lit oil lamps that line the streets.
Rynek, the central square, is home to picturesque buildings, including the town hall that now houses the Museum of Burgher Art. Stop at one of the many cafes lining the square for a local brew and enjoy a performance from one of the many musicians or pantomime artists. You can also pick up an inexpensive painting from one of the local painters that ply their trade in the square.
Six months from now — April 6-9Gibraltar: 183.57 pounds round trip
Fly Monarch from London Luton to Gibraltar.
The first thing visitors may notice when arriving in Gibraltar is the runway built during World War II, which crosses the main road into the city and brings traffic to a halt to allow aircraft to take off and land. Outdoor enthusiasts will enjoy the vast amount of activities available to fill a short weekend or an extended holiday.
Take an official rock tour to the upper rock nature reserve and learn about thousands of years of history. Explore St. Michael’s Cave — with its stalagmites and stalactites — which was once home to Neanderthals and Neolithic man.
Enjoy an afternoon of relaxation aboard one of the many dolphin safari boats, watching dolphins at play in the bay, or sit back on the beach with your rod and reel. Divers can explore the spectacular underwater experience with more than 30 wrecks, reefs and pinnacles to choose from.
— Heather Klinglesmith
Airfare prices are courtesy of the Web site www.skyscanner.net and are subject to change depending on availability. Prices include estimated taxes.