Exodus Expeditions (081-675 5550): 3 November 21-day trekking holiday on Isabela, largest of the Galapagos Islands. Included in the pounds 2,190 price are return flights, three nights' camping, five nights in a hotel, 11 nights' yacht accommodation and all food (except main meals in Quito).

Inntravel Shortbreaks (0439 71111): 30 October Gatwick to Toulouse, two-night fly-drive package to Cordes, pounds 273 per person (based on two sharing) including return scheduled flights, car hire and half-board accommodation at the Hotel le Vieux Cordes.

Kuoni (0306 742222): 5 November Gatwick to Antigua, six nights, room only, pounds 525; 7 November Heathrow to Penang, seven nights, room only, pounds 663; 10 November Gatwick to Barbados, seven nights, room only, pounds 573.

Progressive Tours (071-262 1676): 20 December Heathrow to Obninsk (near Moscow), 14 days' bed and breakfast, pounds 600.

Thomson (021-632 6282): 28 October Manchester to Tenerife, 16 nights' self-catering, pounds 199; 30 October Birmingham to the Algarve, 14 nights' self-catering, pounds 169; 30 October Gatwick to Madrid, two nights' bed and breakfast, pounds 179; 30 October Gatwick to Lisbon, two nights' bed and breakfast, pounds 165; 31 October Gatwick to Orlando, 14 nights, room only, pounds 439; 6 November Gatwick to Vienna, two nights' bed and breakfast, pounds 189.