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pounds 12.50

you can buy a day-pass for The Great Thorpe Park in Chertsey, Surrey. For this price you must buy a minimum of four tickets and purchase them before 5pm on the day prior to your visit. Note that children under one metre high are admitted free. Credit card hotline (tel: 0990 880880).

pounds 218

you can spend two weeks travelling around Spain, from Catalonia to Galicia to Andalusia, if you are a full-time student with an ISIC card or under 26. The per-person price includes return coach travel from London to Madrid, and a 15-day rail pass offering unlimited travel. Campus Travel (tel: 0171-730 3402).

pounds 325

you can spend nine days in New Zealand exploring the South Island by car, taking in such highlights as the Franz Josef Glacier and Te Anau. This price includes eight nights' twin-share accommodation, car hire and a detailed self-drive kit (including maps, driving instructions, etc). The price does not include flights - budget for an extra pounds 500 to pounds 600 per person. Travel2 (tel: 0541 550066).

pounds 365

you can fly to Bangkok from London Heathrow non-stop with Eva Air. To qualify for this fare, you must stay for a minimum of three nights and accommodation must be purchased with the flight - no bad deal given that per-person prices begin at only pounds 12 per night. Bridge the World (tel: 0171-734 7447).

pounds 549

you can spend a week on one of the most luxurious boats on the River Nile this August, the `M/S RA II', which has a swimming pool and Jacuzzi. This price includes full-board accommodation, based on two people sharing a cabin, with own bathroom, air-con and a small balcony - for watching sunsets over the river. Departures on Mondays. Somak Holidays (tel: 0181- 423 3000).

pounds 1,255

you can take a nine-day, two-centre tour of the former Soviet Republic of Georgia. The tour includes three nights in the snow-capped Caucasus mountains and four nights in the capital, Tbilisi, with visits to wine- growing regions. Price includes return flights, tours and half-board accommodation. Cricketer Holidays (tel: 01892 664242).

pounds 19,500

(approximately) you can join a deep-sea exploration project to view the wreck of the Titanic. The expeditions operate from Newfoundland, Canada (flights to Canada are not included in the price) and will last for nine days. It is too late to join this year's trips in September, but you can book for 1999. Wildwings (tel: 0117-984 8040).

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