those people lucky enough not to live in the metropolitan hell can enjoy a weekend Millennium Dome break in London next year. This price is based on two sharing, including one night's budget hotel accommodation, dome tickets, a posh dinner and a public transport travel card. London Travel Service (tel: 01992 456178).
take a two-night weekend break in the French city of Lyon (recently listed as a Unesco World Heritage Site). This offer, valid between 1 April and 30 June, includes flights with Air France from Heathrow. Leisure Direction (tel: 0181-324 3030).
a villa in France sleeping up to five people can be yours for two weeks, in the rural Domaine de St Apolis, a former wine-growing estate close to the Mediterranean. This price is available before 15 May. Crystal Premier France (tel: 0181-241 5030).
you can stay 14 nights half-board any time up to the end of June in the four-star Southern Palms resort in Kenya. There is no single-room supplement, and flights are out of London Gatwick. Tropical Places (tel: 01342 825123).
you can fly to Moscow from London, Manchester or Edinburgh if you are a student, or under 26, then take the five-day Trans-Siberian Express across to Beijing - and fly back to London from there. STA Travel (tel: 0171-361 6160, 0161-834 0668, or 0131-226 7747).
the tropical island of Bali can be your destination for 12 nights, staying at the three-star Risata resort, between 1 April and 30 June. Singapore Airlines offers daily scheduled flights. Transfers and some tours are also included. The Destination Group (tel: 0171-400 7000).
cruise down the Nile for nine days, departing on 26 May. This trip starts in Cairo, then continues to Luxor, from where you sail past all the great sites of upper Egypt to Aswan. The price includes all transport, sight- seeing and most meals. Bales Worldwide (tel: 01306 885991).
enjoy a 15-day group-tour in Malawi, including a four-day trek in the Nyika National Park, cruising on Lake Malawi and an exploration of Likoma Island. The price includes return flights, transfers, accommodation and some meals. Explore Worldwide (tel: 01252 760100).
your dreams of riding through the jungles of northern Thailand on elephant- back can finally be realised. This price covers five nights on the elephant trek on a full-board basis, plus two-nights' hotel in Chiang Mai at the beginning and end. The price is based on two people sharing; children aged under 14 go for pounds 565. Flights are not included. One+One Travel (tel: 01761 415 800).Reuse content