pounds 129

travel to Paris for Bastille Day (14 July) celebrations on a four-day escorted coach trip. Departing on 12 July, this per-person price includes travel, accommodation with breakfast and sight-seeing, plus excursions to the Place de Bastille and the Champs-Elysees for the Bastille Day parade. En Route (tel: 01303 261605).

pounds 353

those in search of love should fly to Rio for the Festas Juninas where locals celebrate the feast day of, among others, St John (24 June), the patron saint of maidens in search of love, with barn dances and fireworks. This last-minute price is for a return flight to Rio and all travel must be completed by 30 June. Trailfinders (tel: 0171-938 3939).

pounds 479

fly to either Perth, Darwin, Sydney, Brisbane, Adelaide or Auckland, with one stopover in either Bali or Bangkok. To qualify for this cut-price deal you must depart by 30 June and the maximum stay is six months. This return fare, with Garuda Indonesian Airlines, includes all taxes. ATAB (tel: 0171-636 5000).

pounds 549

take a beach break in Bali. The price, per person, includes seven nights at a three-star Puri Santrian hotel in the south coast beach resort of Sanur, and return flights. This break could be good for culture lovers who can skip the beach in favour of the Bali Arts festival, 26 June-17 July. Qantas Holidays (tel: 0990 673464).