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you can get 420 Greek drachmas (last year it was 350).

pounds 25

per person (based on two people sharing) you can get out of the city and spend a night in one of a whole range of Scotland's Commended Hotels, many in superb rural locations. The offer runs until 30 April and there is a minimum stay of two nights. For reservations, dial 01333 360888.

pounds 54

($87) you can - if you are 26 or under - take any flight between any of 90 US cities, on condition that you book a minimum of eight flights using the US Skytrekker pass from TWA. The pass is obtainable free if you fly into the States on TWA. Call Campus Travel for details on 0171 730 2101.

pounds 63

return you can travel by bus from anywhere in Scotland to Paris, via London Victoria. Scots keen on getting closer to their European cousins should call Eurolines for reservations on 0990 143219.

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you can enjoy a two-night stay in Amsterdam, travelling by Eurostar. As part of the deal you are additionally entitled to spend a day cycling round on a hired bike (free of charge) and also join a Friday afternoon canal cruise. Contact Amsterdam Travel Service on 01992 456056.

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you can get it all off your chest, and express your most macho instincts by spending a day learning to command a tank and other military vehicles in Highlands Park, Wiltshire. Call 01264 850702 for details.

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plus 7.60 tax you can hop across the North Sea from Heathrow in the unusual direction of Bergen, Norway, to enjoy greenery, mists and mountain scenery. Travel on a weekday (not Friday) and stay a Saturday night, before the end of March, for this fare. Call British Midland on 0345 554554.

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per person you can travel by Eurostar return to Paris and enjoy a two- night break in the delightfully-located four-star Meridien Montparnasse. Billed as a Valentine's Day break, the offer is in fact open for travel until 21 March. For reservations, call Eurostar Short Breaks on 01992 456146.

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plus pounds 36 tax you can fly return to Boston from London Heathrow via Iceland, if you book before 12 March and stay a Saturday night. If you fancy some great art galleries and bookshops and have a taste for soft-shell crab, call the Airline Network on 0800 727747.

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you can trek to raise money for the Cancer Research Campaign in Morocco or Uzbekistan. Having paid your entry fee, you then need to raise around pounds 2,500 through sponsorship to cover your flights, accommodation and guides. Call the Cancer Research Campaign on 01273 684840.

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plus pounds 26 tax you can make a miraculous escape directly into mid-summer by flying (via Tokyo) to Sydney. Valid to 1 May. Call The Airline Network on 01772 727272 for reservations.

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you can sail from Southampton to New York on the QE2 and then fly back on Concorde (do note that passengers are responsible for their own accommodation while in the US). For the trip of a lifetime, call Cunard on 0171 973 2471.

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pounds 5,495 per person you cross old cultural frontiers by taking a 19-day cruise in a verandah suite from Singapore to Cairns in Queensland, Australia. The price includes all flights, meals and drinks as well as the cruise itself. Call Silversea on 0171 739 4029.

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