pounds 12

per adult (pounds 7.50 per child) you can take a 15-minute ride in one of London's newest tourist attractions, namely the world's largest tethered passenger helium balloon. The balloon takes 30 passengers and runs from 10am to dusk, from Spring Gardens, SE11.

pounds 99

you can fly return from London Stansted to Munich, perhaps in time to enjoy the beer festival in the second half of September. This price is part of a Stansted promotion being run by KLM and AirUK. Book before September 24. Call AirUK on 0345 666777 or KLM on 0990 750900

pounds 159

per person, two people can spend three nights in Paris this September, staying in a two-star hotel. This price includes Eurostar travel, B&B accommodation and a carnet of 10 metro tickets. Call Kirker 2 on 0171-231 3333.

pounds 260

you can spend four nights in the excellent four-star Regency Hotel in the Tunisian resort of Hammamet between November and March (outside Christmas). Note that this price is the same even for single travellers. Includes flights from Gatwick. Call Cadogan Holidays on 0181-770 9720.

pounds 353

per person, you can enjoy a long weekend in the southern Polish city of Cracow this autumn. The price includes flights from London Gatwick and three nights accommodation in a three-star hotel. Call Fregata travel on 0171-451 7000.

pounds 399

you can spend a week in the Indian city of Agra, down the road from the Taj Mahal. This low price includes flights, transfers and B&B accommodation with Kuoni. Departures are in October, from London Gatwick. Call Kuoni on 01306 742000.

pounds 447

per person, you can enjoy a seven-day Rocky Mountain Christmas Experience, which includes three nights at Banff Springs with massage and dinner, three nights at Chateau Lake Louise, a sleigh ride, ice-skating and snow- shoeing. Available from 15 Nov to 18 Dec. Call All-Canada Travel on 01502 585825.

pounds 469

plus tax students and people under 26 can fly return to Ho Chi Minh city in southern Vietnam. This price is for travel from September to November, and is available from STA Travel. Call 0171-3616160.

pounds 1,351

per person you can drop everything in September and escape to ultra-exclusive Denis Island in the Seychelles for five days. You'll have the island virtually to yourself and stay in a thatched chalet. Great food and watersports. Call Elite Vacations on 0181-8649818.