FOR AS LITTLE AS
Sunday 29 June 1997
per adult, you can take in some history by visiting the medieval Chateau de Falaise in Normandy, birthplace of William the Conqueror. The castle, initially built for defence purposes but then a family home, has just re-opened to the public following extensive renovation.
buy a ticket for the first ever "Days of Music" Jazz Festival in Cyprus, on 4-7 July. It's the dream of the late musician and thinker Nicholas Economou, who held the view that the island's best defence against military and cultural threats was to establish a common culture and channel of communication. Call the Cyprus Tourist Office on 0171 734 9822.
per person, head to the Costa Brava for a week. If you're looking for a cheap, no-frills holiday in two or three star accommodation in a well- known resort then this could be for you. The holiday is from First Choice who have a number of similar holidays in their new range, Sunstart. Brochures available in travel agents.
per person you can shop until you run out of francs in the Paris summer sales. Price includes return travel by Eurostar and three nights accommodation for the price of two. Those still terrified of the Chunnel will be relieved to hear that flights start from pounds 178. Tel: Paris Travel Service on 01992 456040.
you can fly from Gatwick to Prestwick and watch a day's play at the 126th Open Golf Championship at Royal Troon from 17 July. Cost includes travel , entry and a special souvenir pack. Tel: BAC Sport on 0171 456 7100.
go to the Maldives for a week. This is just one of the last-minute deals on offer from Kuoni; and, if things stay the way they are, you're going have to go abroad if you want any kind of decent weather at the moment. Tel: 01306 744173.
plus flight, you can take part in the 1998 Pilgrimage and Historical Journey to Sinai. The journey, in April, follows the route of the Exodus to Mt Sinai and St Catherine's Monastery, finishing with a couple of days camel trekking with the Bedouin. Guest lecturer will be the Rev John Moses, Dean of St Paul's Cathedral. Call Wind, Sand and Stars on 0171 433 3684.
you can pretend you're the next Tim Henman by spending a week at the Boca Raton Resort & Club in Florida. The training ground for some of the top players, such as Steffi Graf, it has a new $12m tennis and fitness complex. Personal tennis coaching is about pounds 40 an hour. Call BA Holidays on 01293 723111
you can take part in Tony Blair's drive to preserve the environment. The remote North West Frontier of Pakistan is home to some of the most ancient Central Asian civilisations and rare Himalayan wildlife. Call Discovery initiatives on 0171 229 9881.
per person (pounds 3,129 between 20 July and 15 August), you can go on a two- week Caribbean dream holiday. The first week is spent in the Coconut Creek hotel in Barbados, followed by a week aboard the elegant 55ft Dabulamanzi yacht. Holidays don't get much more extravagant. Contact Crystal Worldwide on 0181 241 5161.
The Independent travel offers: Discover a world of inspiring destinations
- 1 Cecil the lion: Dentist Walter Palmer blames local guides in Zimbabwe for the scandal
- 2 Kate Winslet thanked 'particularly horrible' girl who bullied her at school after Titanic success
- 3 Norwich paedophile ring: Woman at centre of gang who made children 'sexual play things' guilty of 23 offences
- 4 Black and ethnic minority people twice as likely to be hit by Tory cuts than white people, report finds
- 5 Walter Palmer: Cecil the lion killer revealed to be American dentist
Labour leadership contender Jeremy Corbyn says 'we can learn a great deal from Karl Marx'
The last thing Labour needs is a leader like Jeremy Corbyn who people want to vote for
Yvette Cooper: Our choice is years of Tory rule under Jeremy Corbyn – or a return to a Labour government
I am the Jeremy Corbyn supporter that many will tell you doesn't exist
Public anger after French sunbather beaten up by gang for wearing a bikini in Reims park
Labour leadership: New poll shows party is now even 'less electable' than under Ed Miliband
COMPETITIVE: Guru Careers: A Product Manager / Product Owner is required to jo...
£25k plus Benefits: Guru Careers: A Carpenter and Maintenance Operator is need...
£17600 per annum: Recruitment Genius: This museum cares for one of the largest...
£12500 - £24500 per annum: Recruitment Genius: Drivers wanted for a family run...