pounds 89.95

per person you can enjoy a Premiership Football weekend: on 7 November for example, you can watch Coventry versus Newcastle, then go and stay in a Coventry hotel on a B&B basis for one night. Several more such packages are available before the new year. Call Goldenrail on 0161 238 5206.

pounds 295

a single person can enjoy a seven-night stay with a car at the three- star Cynthiana Hotel in Paphos, Cyprus (between November and April, except Christmas). Price includes flights from Gatwick, transfers, B&B, and car hire for duration of stay. Call Odyssey Holidays on 0181 343 9090.

pounds 399

you can fly to Australia or New Zealand on selected departures with Britannia Airways during November. The maximum stay is eight weeks, which means you can stay until Christmas and New Year. This historically low fare is available through Austravel (0171 734 7755).

pounds 411

(plus pounds 20 tax) you can fly out to the spice island of Zanzibar off the sunny coast of Tanzania. There is no minimum stay on the ticket but you must depart during November. This offer is available through Trailfinders 0171 938 3939.

pounds 549

you can enjoy a five-star rated Nile cruise over Christmas in Egypt. This seven night cruise, from 19-26 December includes stopovers as well as onboard facilities such as pools and discos. Based on two sharing; departures from London or Manchester. Call Seafarer on 0171 234 0500.

pounds 738

per person (pounds 312 per child under 12) you can have a fantastically white Christmas in the Norwegian resort of Venabu. Enjoy traditional Christmas festivities, saunas and miles of Nordic off-piste skiing in the forests. Depart 20 or 27 December. Price is all-inclusive. Call Headwater on 01606 813367.

pounds 845

you can follow in the footsteps of Booker Prize winner Arundhati Roy, whose book "God of Small Things" is set in the quiet southern state of Kerela. This price, per person, is for a 12-day independent tour departing from Bombay, and skirting through the inland waterways that criss-cross this region. Price does not include flights - reckon on pounds 300-pounds 450 for these. Call Greaves Travel Ltd on 0171 487 5687.

pounds 5,598

you and your partner can have the ultimate in luxury: an entire island just for you two, for five nights between January and March. Stay on the Seychellois island of Felicite, in a restored plantation house, with all meals and use of a yacht included. Call Elite Vacations on 0181 864 4431.