pounds 5

anyone in full-time education over the age of 12 can obtain an ISIC card, which will qualify them for major discounts on flights, Eurostar tickets, car rentals and Rough Guide books. Cards can be obtained from branches of Campus Travel, STA or mail order. Call 01457 890902 for details.

pounds 90

you can take a one-night break in Norfolk (extra nights costing pounds 25), in whch you can race a Honda Pilot, ride off-road in a 4X4 vehicle, and have fun in a reverse-steer car. Afterwards play tennis or try laser clay shooting. Price is on basis of four people booking. Call Anglian Activity Breaks on 01603 700706.

pounds 99

you can get a three-night break in Brussels, travelling from London on Eurostar and staying in a two-star hotel. This bargain price is available throughout July. Call the Belgian Travel Service on 01992 456156.

pounds 139

you can get a return flight to Athens, valid for one month, if you depart before 30 June. This opportunity to check out the delights of Greece and its islands is available from Campus Travel, and is open to all. Call 0171 730 3402.

pounds 355

you can spend a week self-catering in a 'trulli', a distinctive house of the Puglia region of Italy with thick, solid walls and conical roofs. The houses can accommodate four people and are available for July and August. Price does not include flights. Call Long Travel on 01694 722193.

pounds 358

you can spend six days cruising in the Orkneys and Shetland Islands, departing 11 July by coach from the Stroud area. Price includes three nights full-board in a two-berth cabin, plus two nights half-board in hotels, as well as all travel. Call Beavis Holidays on 01453 882297.

pounds 395

per person, you can attend a one-week photography course in the French Pyrenees. Accommodation is in a French manor house with pool and tennis court. Participants visit different locations each morning, leaving afternoons free. Price includes return ferry fares plus one overnight stop each way. Call Living France Magazine on 01234 711874.

pounds 495

not including flights, you can take a 15-day gorilla-viewing trek in east Africa, taking in Kenya, Uganda and part of the former Zaire. The trip begins and ends in Nairobi, and leaves on 23 July. Call Kumuka on 0171 937 8855.


you can spend three nights staying in one of the best hotels in Rome, the Inghilterra Hotel, close to the Spanish Steps. Hemingway and Mark Twain used to stay here. Price includes flights, transfers and accommodation. Call Kirker Travel on 0171 231 3333.

pounds 708

you can rent a studio, sleeping two to four, on the French Riviera in August. Studio occupants have access to two swimming pools, a gym and other sports. Price includes ferry crossing for car and all passengers. Call Just France on 0181 780 4488.

pounds 2,045

per person you can be taken on a stunning 22-day trip around Patagonia in southern Argentina, departing in the autumn or winter. You'll see whales, penguins and sea-elephants, not to mention Tierra del Fuego itself, the southern tip of Latin America. Call Explore Worldwide on 01252 319448.