pounds 29.50

you can treat yourself to a gourmet lunch followed by a leisurely river cruise in Windsor. The price includes lunch at the Oakley Court Hotel Call 01753 609 988.

pounds 69.50

you can spend your May bank holiday in luxury at the five-star Slanley Hall International Hotel, Golf Resort and Spa in Northumberland. The price is based on a minimum two nights' stay and includes accommodation, an English breakfast and a buffet dinner (Tel: 01434 673 350).

pounds 129

you can spend a romantic weekend at the Baltimore in the heart of Paris. The price per couple per night includes a welcome bottle of wine, full breakfast and late check-out (Tel: 0171-771 7000).

pounds 249

you can spend a long weekend cruising the Greek Islands. Price per person includes return flights from Gatwick to Athens, three nights' on-board accommodation, meals and entertainment. Call Seafarer on 0171-234 0500.

pounds 400

you can feel the wind in your hair as you cycle for 50 miles in six days across the Velay in south-eastern France. The price includes ferry crossings, bicycle equipment and hotel accommodation, between 2 July and 25 August. Call Belle France on 01892 890 885.

pounds 495

you can discover a penchant for Italian opera. The price includes a return flight from Heathrow to Pisa, transfers to Florence, three nights' stay in the three-star Hotel Machiavelli Palace and tickets to a performance at the Teatro Comunale (Tel: 01905 425 628).

Allison Romano