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Nothing quite livens up winter like a chic, cultured city with canals, Carlsberg and rainbow-coloured houses, now does it?
Copenhagen is easily one of Europe’s prettiest capitals, making it the ideal getaway in January or February. And let’s not forget that it was also the inspiration for many of Hans Christian Anderson’s tales, including The Little Mermaid (who has a starring spot on the promenade).
That’s why today’s Big Deal for flights and a three night stay in central Copenhagen would make a unique and special present. What better gift could there be than a city of spellbinding stories and Scandinavian stylishness?
The Big Deal from The Travel Company Edinburgh, exclusive to 5pm customers, flies you direct to Copenhagen with Ryanair from Edinburgh Airport, and provides three nights B&B accommodation in a standard double or twin room at the 3* Star Hotel.
The deal includes hand luggage for your flight.
The city breaks are for three nights, flying out from Edinburgh Airport on the following dates in 2018:
7th, 11th, 14th, 15th, 18th, 21st, 22nd, 25th, 28th January
2nd, 4th, 11th, 18th, 26th February
Depending on the departure day, flight times will vary.
Outbound Monday flight departs from Edinburgh at 06:40, arriving into Copenhagen at 09:25. Inbound flight departs at 15:40, arriving at 16:35.
Outbound Thursday flight departs at 12:30, arriving at 15:15. Inbound flight departs at 22:05, arriving at 23:00.
Outbound Friday flight departs at 13:35, arriving at 16:20. Inbound flight departs at 09:50, arriving at 10:45.
Outbound Sunday flight departs at 18:55, arriving at 21:40. Inbound flight departs at 22:05, arriving at 23:00.
The 3* Copenhagen Star Hotel, with a smart stone façade, is conveniently located just a few steps from the Central Station in the Vesterbro quarter. The famous Tivoli Gardens and the Stroget shopping avenue are within walking distance, and there are numerous public transport options for exploring the city.
Twin or double ensuite rooms have contemporary décor, tea and coffee making facilities and free high-speed wireless internet connection.
Let’s assume you have sipped that Carlsberg and gazed at the Little Mermaid. Now it’s time to soak up the unique atmosphere of Copenhagen.
The Tivoli Gardens, close to your hotel, are an old-school amusement park, dating from 1843, and still keeping visitors enthralled with rides, wooden rollercoasters and the Star Flyer carousel offering great views over the city.
For dining and entertainment, the Nyhavn harbour front is an obvious hub, with great restaurants, elegant 17th-century houses and traditional bars. This is where Hans-Christian Andersen wrote some of his best-loved fairytales.
Like Amsterdam, Copenhagen is a great canal city and canal tours offer a unique perspective on the historic areas of the capital. Tours depart from Nyhavn or the Gammel Strand, with English commentary.
The Star Hotel has picked up appreciative feedback from guests on TripAdvisor, including the following recent reviews, edited for length:
‘The location was exceptional. It was clean, breakfast was good, and the staff was very helpful. It has just what you need.’
‘Staff were all excellent and determined to give best possible service.
Breakfast huge, really good coffee. Rooms clean,with generously sized bathroom.’
Stylish city break
Once the excitement of Christmas wears off and that leftover bottle of fizz goes flat, you need something else to look forward to. Packing your bags for one of Europe’s most beautiful capitals would certainly offer just that.
With direct flights and central accommodation, this would make for a perfect winter getaway.