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pounds 6.50

adults can take an evening river sightseeing tour of central London, starting from Charing Cross Pier (children pounds 4.50). Tickets are available from Catamaran Cruisers' booking office opposite Embankment Station.

pounds 7

you can get into Nausicaa, France's "Centre for the Sea", which has just doubled in size. This Boulogne marine centre includes tropical lagoons and samples of all world oceans. Nausicaa can be reached in one hour from Folkestone on Le Shuttle. Cheap day trips are available. Call Eurotunnel on 0990 353535, or Nausicaa on 0033 3 21309991.

pounds 39.95

you can obtain the new language courses just released by Berlitz, in French, German, Spanish or Italian. Each pack includes various books as well as four 60-minute audio cassettes, plus, at present, a coupon offering one free language lesson redeemable at any Berlitz centre worldwide. Available at bookshops, or from Berlitz on 0171 518 8300.

pounds 299

you can enjoy a three night break in Hong Kong in June. The price includes taxes, non-stop flights from London or Manchester, transfers and accommodation. Call Far East Travel Centre on 0171 414 8844.

pounds 405

you can fly return to Kathmandu this summer, if you depart between 5 July and 14 August (departures twice weekly). You are free to return any time in the subsequent four months, and can make a stop-over somewhere in the Arabian Gulf for an extra pounds 28. For reservations call Trailfinders on 0171 938 3939.

pounds 459

including taxes you can grab a last-minute return flight to New Zealand, provided you can depart on 18 or 25 June. The maximum stay is one year. The flight is on Korean Airlines and you can have a stopover in Seoul in either direction for no extra cost. Call Trailfinders on 0171 9383939.

pounds 460

you can spend a week in the Algarve, Portugal, taking semi-intensive tennis instruction, including video analysis, with the renowned Jonathan Markson tennis coaching team. This price, based on two sharing, includes accommodation in a self-catering apartment with ocean views, plus all tennis equipment - but not flights. Call 0171 460 0600.

pounds 485

you can fly return to any one of five Australian cities on Singapore Airlines - as long as you depart before the end of June and you book in a party of two. Additionally, if you wish, you can take the option of breaking your journey in Singapore and spending a night in a three-star hotel for just pounds 1. Call Austravel on 0171 734 7755.

pounds 995

you can spend 14 nights in the luxury resort of Round Hill in Jamaica, staying in a superior room, anytime between now and 30 November. This price includes scheduled BA flights and private car transfers, but no meals. Call Elegant Resorts on 01244 897999.

pounds 1,489

you can spend a luxurious week sailing along the Danube, through cities such as Vienna, Budapest and Bratislava. This price is for a good outside twin cabin in high season, and is per person. It includes a return London- Munich flight, transfers and full board. Call Der Travel Service on 0171 290 1111.

pounds 1,795

you can take a 23-day journey through one of the most exotic parts of Central Asia - including Uzbekistan, Kirghizstan, China and Pakistan - crossing a couple of the world's highest mountain passes en route. Highlights include Samarkand and Kashgar. Price includes flights, 21 nights' B&B and transport. Call Explore Worldwide on 01252 344161.

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