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you can spend nine days trekking through Iceland and raise money for charity at the same time. On your 100km journey, you will see beautiful geysers, glaciers, waterfalls, hot pools and volcanic peaks. The money you raise from sponsorship will go to Whizz-Kidz, an organisation which works on improving the mobility of disabled children. For further details, call Whizz-Kidz on 0171 233 6600.

pounds 21

per day, you can employ a house-sitter to look after your home while you're on holiday. Your sitter could not only limit the damage of a leaky pipe and help deter burglars, but could also look after your pets. Homesitters operates a nationwide service employing more than 700 vetted sitters. Call 01296 630 730 for further details.

pounds 112

per person, you can book the best seats in the house for a Saturday night at the opera in Verona, Italy. Based in the stunning Roman open-air amphitheatre, the city's world- famous summer season of opera includes performances such as Verdi's 'Nabucco' and Puccini's 'Tosca'. There is a range of seats available for various dates between 26 June and 30 August. For further details call Edwards & Edwards on 0171 734 4500.

pounds 225

you can send your child on a one-week summer camp on the Isle of Wight. Camp activities include banana boat rides, film- making, horse riding and crag climbing. The price includes full board accommodation and all activities with professional supervision and instruction. There is even a "homesickness guarantee" which promises a pro-rata refund if your child is desperate to return home after two nights. Call Superchoice on 01273 691 100.

pounds 310

you can take part in The Gambia's third "Roots Homecoming Festival" this summer. The festival takes place from 12-20 June and includes music, dance, art exhibitions, and the chance to visit the ancestral home of Alex Haley - the American novelist who wrote 'Roots'. The price includes seven nights B&B accommodation, return flights, transfers and airport taxes. For more information call The Gambia Experience on 01703 730 277.

pounds 595

per person, you can go on a nine day tour of China departing 21 March. Your journey will include an introduction to Peking and the Forbidden City, combined with a trip to the Great Wall and a scenic rail journey to Chengde, the former summer capital of the emperors. The price includes flights, medium grade accommodation with breakfasts, some lunches and dinners, as well as a tour manager. Call Bales Worldwide on 01306 885 923.

pounds 2,835

per person, you can enjoy a 14-night five-star Vistafjord Icelandic Cruise that would normally cost pounds 4,380. Departing 16 July, your luxury ship will take you to the Outer Hebrides and the Faroe Islands, before circumnavigating Iceland. This bargain deal, which must be booked before 14 February, includes free cabin upgrades and return flights, with free regional departures from 16 selected airports. Call The Cruise Line on 01273 835 252.

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