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you can purchase a map showing cycling routes on Jersey. An island-wide cycling network is currently being constructed. Every Wednesday and Sunday morning, furthermore, you can join free guided cycle-tours from Liberation Square, St Helier. Call Jersey Tourism on 0171 493 5278.


you can do a day return from Holyhead to Dublin, on a "Duty Free Minicruise" with Irish Ferries. There are two sailings each way per day, but if you depart for Dublin at 3.45am, and head back at 9.45pm you can get a full day in the Irish capital. Call 0990 171717.

pounds 34.50

per night, you can have a midsummer "Health and Relaxation Break" in the Malvern Hills, where you can enjoy a massage, aromatherapy, healing and flotation. Indoor pool, sauna and fabulous country walks are also available. Price based on two sharing, minimum two-night stay. Call Runnings Park on 01684 573868.

pounds 55

you can insure yourself for all world-wide travel during the course of an entire year, if you are not away for more than 24 days consecutively, and 45 days altogether. Call Inter Assurance on 01252 747747.


per person, based on a group of six sharing, you can get a week's skiing, self-catering in the Vielle-Aure Apartments in St Lary in early January 1998. Price includes flights. This is the single cheapest deal in Crystal's new ski brochure. Tel: 0181 3995144.

pounds 227

you can attend the three day North Sea Jazz festival in the The Hague, Holland on 11-13 July, where Eric Clapton, Ray Charles, Van Morrison and others will be performing. The Amsterdam Travel Service's package includes flights, accommodation, festival tickets, and transfers from Amsterdam to The Hague. Call 01992 456056.

pounds 695

you can see one of the six performances of Verdi's epic opera Aida being staged in Luxor, Egypt this October, against the background of the 3000- year-old Temple of Queen Hatshepsout. Price includes three nights aboard a Nile cruise ship, tickets to Aida and return flights. Call Voyages Jules Verne on 0171 616 1000.


you might still get to Hong Kong in time to witness the historic sovereignty handover. This limited offer available from Trailfinders involves flying out on June 27 and returning July 2, and staying in a first class hotel. Call 0171 938 3939.

pounds 2545

you can have a balcony cabin on the maiden voyage of the world's largest cruise ship, P&O's 109,000 ton Grand Princess, departing 14 May 1998, and travelling for 12 days from Southampton to Istanbul, via Portugal, Spain, France, Italy and Greece. This price is per person, for a twin cabin. Call 0171 800 2468