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The Last-Chance Saloon: This Week's Best Last-Minute Holiday Buys

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Kos or Kusadasi

Lunn Poly has seven nights in Kos on a room-only basis for pounds 265 per person based on two people sharing, departing Manchester on 7 August, and 14 nights in Kusadasi in Turkey for pounds 389 per person in the 3D-rated Barbados Apartments. The flight departs Newcastle, 7 August. Available from 800 UK Lunn Poly shops.


Flightbookers (0171-757 2444) is offering five nights in Dubai for pounds 359 per person up to 14 August staying in a four-star resort.


An offer from Panorama (01273 427777) which caught our eye is seven nights in Tunisia at the Hotel Cleopatra in Hammam-Sousse for pounds 359 per person half-board departing Birmingham on 8 August.

The Dordogne

And if you fancy something a little different, Travelbag Adventures (01420 541007) has an eight-day "Dordogne a Pied" walking holiday for pounds 495 per person leaving on 7 August. Including return train travel from London, local transport (when not on foot), seven nights' accommodation, some meals and a tour leader, the trip explores the pilgrimage town of Rocamadour and medieval Martel.


Imaginative Traveller (0181-742 8612) has reduced its eight-day "Israel Connection" tour starting on 11 August by pounds 70 to pounds 665 per person. The price includes return flights to Cairo on KLM from Heathrow (and regional UK airports), transport, seven nights' accommodation, meals and a guide. Highlights include a walking tour of Jerusalem's Old City, Nazareth, the port of Akko, and the Dead Sea.

The eclipse

If you haven't made plans for the eclipse yet, Voyages of Discovery (01293 433030) has slashed prices on its 11-night Eclipse Cruise to pounds 695 per person (originally pounds 1,740-pounds 1,970). Leaving on 7 August, you'll view the eclipse off the coast of Le Havre.

All details and offers correct at time of going to press.