Travel Agenda: Dutch culture, Bath bus, ferry fortnight, Greenland, Alastair Sawday, ME, Barcelona hostel and skincare
Where to go and what to know
Saturday 02 March 2013
Rotterdam Museum Night takes place next weekend with galleries across the Dutch city offering extended opening hours, workshops and special tours. Participating museums include the Nederlands Fotomuseum – with the largest collection of photography in Holland – the main Kunsthal, pictured, and the NAI architectural institute (rotterdamsemuseumnacht.nl).
On board for Bath
The Bath Bus Company is launching a new service between Bristol Aiport and Bath. Starting on 24 March, it will operate hourly between 3am and 11.30pm, linking the airport with the World Heritage Site in an hour and 15 minutes (bathbuscompany.com)
National Ferry Fortnight starts tomorrow, with companies offering deals and discounts. One example: Brittany Ferries is offering up to two free child crossings on all four of its UK routes to France for every adult car booking made before 16 March and taken before 31 December – including school holidays (discoverferries.com/nff2013).
Cox & Kings is launching tours to Greenland for the first time, with prices starting at £590pp for a two-day visit (coxandkings.co.uk).
Alastair Sawday's new Special Places guide to French B&Bs has 850 suggestions that span from intimate and authentic to downright indulgent. In Antibes, Bastide Valmasque, has B&B from €75 (£15.99; sawdays.co.uk).
All about ME
ME London is a new five-star from the Spanish hotel group Meliá. Officially opened yesterday in Aldwych, it has interiors by Foster + Partners and a Radio Rooftop Bar, left (melia.com).
Audaca's new natural men's skincare range was inspired by the founders' love of travel and the natural remedies they've encountered. The products, which start at £10, have been created with an active lifestyle in mind and come in 100ml tubes that are handy for cabin baggage (audaca.com).
The starting price, in euros for a dorm bed at Barcelona's new Generator hostel, which debuts in the Catalonian capital's Gràcia neighbourhood later this month (generatorhostels.com).
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