pounds 2.50

you can buy the new quarterly `Travel England' magazine, which focuses on topics as diverse as arts events, festivals, cultural heritage and regional cuisine. The magazine will be available from newsagents and English tourist information centres from 17 October.

pounds 29

per person, you can enjoy a two-night mini- cruise to Amsterdam, with onboard entertainment based on particular themes, such as Irish or Caribbean. Expect to encounter dancers, live music, cabaret, cocktails and perhaps a spot of limbo dancing. For further details call Siesta Travel Europe on 01642 227711.

pounds 94

independent skiers can enjoy a first class Hoverspeed Channel crossing, vehicle breakdown cover and comprehensive winter sports insurance. The price is based on a 10-day trip for a car and two passengers via Calais or Boulogne between November and April. Call Leisure Direction on 0181- 324 4048.

pounds 175

you can take part in the Great Mushroom Hunt being held on the edge of the Sussex Downs on 24 and 25 October. Fungi fans and budding gourmands will be led to secret locations where different varieties of fungi will be hunted down, identified and consumed. The price includes accommodation, picnic lunch and evening meals. Call The Spread Eagle Hotel on 01730 816911.

pounds 209

a family of six can spend 14 nights in a tent in France. All tents are roomy and well-equipped with electric lights and fully sprung beds. Furthermore, if you book before 31 October a 10 per cent discount is available on holidays for 1998. For further details call Eurocamp on 01565 626262.

pounds 399

you can enjoy 14 nights in the tropical paradise of Goa, India's most popular resort. Price includes flights, B&B accommodation and transfers. Flights on Caledonian Airways leave Gatwick every Friday. Call The Holiday Place on 0171-431 0670

pounds 485

you can spend eight days walking in the Dordogne this autumn, taking in castles, caves and natural woodlands. The walking is easy to moderate, with maps and notes on places of interest. You can walk at your own pace, knowing that your luggage, a hot shower, a meal and a bed await. For more information call Belle France on 01797 223777

pounds 550

per person, you can have an Inca adventure in Bolivia and Peru. This three-week journey takes in Lake Titicaca, the mysterious Nazca lines of the Atacama and a trek to watch the sunrise at the Lost City of the Incas on Machu Pichu. The price includes ground transport and some meals but no flights. Call Kumuka on 0171-937 8855.

Compiled by Gareth Lloyd

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