pounds 39.99

you can fly one-way between Glasgow and Paris, from 19 November. The price includes tax. Ryanair (tel: 0541 569569).

pounds 169

enjoy a two-night break on Jersey in the run-up to Christmas and see the island's first Fete de Noue festival, including street entertainers, bell ringers and choirs. Remember, shopping is VAT free. The price includes flights from Gatwick and b&b accommodation. Simply Jersey (tel: 01534 759366).

pounds 170

learn how to be a Scot in the Duke and Duchess of Roxburghe's Sunlaws House Hotel, outside Edinburgh. During this two-night weekend break, you will toss cabers, wear kilts, fish for salmon and play the bagpipes. The price includes b&b accommodation plus one dinner, and all lessons. The weekends take place on 4-6 and 11-13 December. Sunlaws House Hotel (tel: 01573 450331).

pounds 189

you can take your car and up to five adults on the Swansea to Cork ferry during the Christmas period, between 17 December and 8 January. The 10- hour crossing saves up to 400 miles driving to the southwest of Ireland from ports on the east coast. Comfortable pullman seats are included in the price, or you can pay extra for cabin accommodation. Swansea Cork Ferries (tel: 01792 456116).

pounds 319

you can take a seven night break in the Gambia in November. This price includes return flights and transfers and b&b accommodation at the African Village Hotel. The hotel is set in tropical gardens, with beaches, pools and views over the Atlantic. Gambia Experience (tel: 01703 730888).

pounds 720

enjoy a luxury three-night Christmas break on the island of Mallorca, staying in the five-star Hotel Formentor on the north coast. The price includes return business class flights, half-board accommodation and car hire. Unicorn Holidays (tel: 01582 834400).

pounds 1,292

you can take a 15-day escorted tour of Malaysia in January, based in two centres and taking in the city of Kuala Lumpur and Pangkor Island. This tour is also designed to coincide with a huge, spectacular Hindu festival which takes place at the Batu Caves of Kuala Lumpur. Cricketers (tel: 01892 664242).

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