Tidbits from the Continent

Here's what's happening in Europe's destination hot spots:

The third annual IcelandAirwaves music festival, presented by Icelandair, sounds off in Reykjavik from Oct. 17 to 22.

Headlined by the U.K. band Gorillaz, the three-day festival's lineup also includes artists from the U.S., Germany and Norway. Iceland artists performing include Gus Gus and Sigur Ros.

Icelandair Holidays is selling packages for the event from Baltimore/Washington, Boston and New York (Kennedy), starting from $499 per person, double; add $50 from Minneapolis/St. Paul. The commission is 10%.

Packages include roundtrip air, two nights' accommodations, transfers, breakfasts and a festival pass.

Three- and four-night packages also are available, starting from $529 and $559, respectively.

For additional information on the festival, visit its Web site at www.icelandairwaves.com.

For reservations, call Icelandair Holidays at (800) 779-2899.

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Travcoa is offering a Christmas in Vienna, Austria, & New Year's in Venice, Italy, program.

The 12-night itinerary features visits to Vienna's St. Stephens Cathedral for midnight mass on Christmas Eve, the Vienna State Opera on Christmas and a New Year's Eve celebration in the ballroom of the Hotel Danieli in Venice.

In between the holidays, days are spent touring Venice and Munich, Germany, where a day is spent visiting King Ludwig's Linderhof and Neuschwanstein castles -- the latter was the inspiration for the castle at Disneyland.

A Lagoon of Venice cruise to the fishing island Burano and glass-working island Murano takes place Jan. 2.

The program spends four nights at the Imperial Hotel in Vienna; three at the Vier Jahreszeiten in Heidelberg, Germany, and five in Venice at Hotel Danieli.

The tour, limited to 25 passengers, departs New York on Dec. 21. The price is $9,595 per person, double, land only. The commission is 10%.

The cost includes three meals per day, sightseeing, entertainment, cocktail parties and all gratuities.

For more information, call Travcoa at (800) 992-2003 or visit its Web site at www.travcoa.com.

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Through Leading Hotels of the World's One More Night program, clients who book three consecutive nights before Dec. 31 receive a fourth night free.

The offer applies to more than 170 properties around the world, including 20 European nations and Monaco.

In Paris, for example, three participating properties are the Hotel de Crillon, commissionable at 10%, and the Raphael and Lancaster, at 8%.

For more information, contact Leading Hotels of the World at (800) 223-6800 or visit www.lhw.com.

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