Go Dutch by boat
Try a mini-cruise to Amsterdam. DFDS Seaways offers a buy-one, get-one-free promotion on two-night trips from Newcastle to the Dutch capital this autumn. For £69, enjoy two nights' room only in an ensuite cabin, coach transfers to the city centre and a sightseeing tour. Valid for departures on certain dates until December, with good availability midweek from November (0871 882 0885; dfds.co.uk/dutch).
Taba: more than a beach break
Five hours from the UK, Taba has yet to succumb to winter. The resort at the apex of the Gulf of Aqaba is pleasantly hot and offers a beach, access to desert, mountains and a border crossing into Jordan. Longwood Holidays has a week's holiday at the InterContinental Resort Taba Heights for £549, flights departing Gatwick on 15 November, transfers, staying on a half board basis (020 8418 2515; longwoodholidays.co.uk).
Many happy returns flights
To celebrate its 15th birthday, Flight Centre is offering discounts on a range of flights to destinations ranging from Austria to Australia. Flights from Heathrow to Western Australia's capital, Perth, start at £625 for departures between 1 November and 8 December on Royal Brunei Airlines. Valid for bookings up to 29 October, reference PerLonBI2 (0844 800 8628; flightcentre.co.uk).Reuse content