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pounds 89

you can try to book the cheapest holiday in the Airtours Winter Sun brochures for 1997/98. This price is based on adult-only holidays booked before 31 May in Costa Blanca, for seven nights in December (call 01706 232324).

pounds 99

return you can fly to Stockholm from London on Ryanair, a vast reduction on any previous fare. Stockholm in summer is full of bars, galleries, fine architecture and daylight (call 0541 569569).

pounds 115

per person you can book a New York "Dynamite Deal" which includes tickets to see Smokey Joe's Cafe on Broadway, a helicopter tour over Manhattan's skyscrapers and a two-day pass for the New York Apple Bus, enabling you to get on and off as often as you like (call Seligo on 0121 6434321).

pounds 129

you may be able to grab a late-availability seven-night break in Tunisia for April in one of the coastal resorts. Flights are from Manchester on Fridays and prices include self-catering or B&B (call SunTours on 0171 4343636).

pounds 150

you can, if you are feeling rather overweight, spend the week of 9-16 May walking around the Cotswold hills. Eating only clear soups and drinking juices and tea, participants stay at the National Trust Manor House (call 0171 6147221).

pounds 199

you can enjoy a 4x4 weekend break at the Haycock Hotel near Peterborough. Under expert tuition drivers can spend a day negotiating steep hills, ditches, mud, water and other shocking terrain. The one-night package includes dinner, B&B and driving. Two-night packages are also available (call 01780 782223).

pounds 259

per person you can obtain a three-week Horizon AirPass, valid for as many flights as you want between more than 40 cities in Western USA and Canada, from LA to Edmonton, including Seattle and San Francisco (call 01737 555300).

pounds 281

return, plus tax, you can fly from London to Mexico City if you travel out in April and return by 15 May (call STA Travel on 0171 3616262).

pounds 599

you can spend five nights at the first class Royal Hotel at the Malaysian island resort of Penang. This price is based on two sharing, and includes all flights, taxes and B&B; available until 15 June (call the Airline Network on 01772 727757).

pounds 600

you can join the Australian Outback Travel Company's six-day Cape York Safari, which runs weekly between mid-May and late November. Food and wine with dinner, entrance and campsite fees, and a flight one-way up or down the Cape are included - but not travel to and from the UK (call Austravel's Great Escapes on 0171 5840202).

pounds 749

motor sports enthusiasts can enjoy a Monaco Grand Prix package, departing on 9 May and staying two nights in the Grand Hotel de Londres in Nice. Price includes return flights from London to Nice, train transfers to Monaco and grandstand seats (call Bac Sport on 0171 4567100).

pounds 750

per night you can rent a Grand Canal Palazzo in Venice, close to the Accademia, with all the original furnishings. The palazzo has four bedrooms and four bathrooms (call Venetian Apartments on 0181 8780982).

pounds 3,498

per person potential explorers can enjoy two weeks at the little visited Shiwa N'gandu estate and manor house in Zambia, departing 27 June. The itinerary takes in wildlife havens and journeys by 4WD, foot and canoe (call Sunvil on 0181 2329777).

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