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pounds 4.50

(or pounds 6.50 if you are an adult) you can visit London's newest attraction, the London Aquarium. Lung-fish, piranhas and elephant-snout fish are all on show. The aquarium is on Westminster Bridge Rd, in London SE1 (tel: 0171 967 8000)

pounds 29

you can travel return, with reserved seats, from London to Glasgow by train if you book 14 days in advance. Virgin West Coast Trains on 0345 991995.

pounds 103

per person you can step out in Cheltenham at the annual Spring Sequence Dance Festival from 18-20 April. Package includes two nights accommodation, plus admission to dances and teach-ins (tel: 01242 522878)

pounds 132

you can enjoy freedom of the rails in Scandinavia with the Scanrail pass. The pass can be used on five days out of 15 on the national rail networks of Sweden, Denmark and Norway. Call Scandinavian Seaways on 0990 333000.

pounds 162

you can spend three nights walking in the Lake District over the May Bank Holiday, starting 2 May. Stay is at the three-star Damson Dene Hotel, Crosthwaite. Call Goldenrail on 0161 2385206.

pounds 184

you can do one week's fly/drive in Rome. Brave the Roman traffic or hit the Italian countryside with Lupus Travel. This offer (not including tax) is based on four sharing the cost, and includes return flights on scheduled airlines as well as car-hire (tel: 0171 306 3000).

pounds 299

you can spend six nights in Cuba, with return flights from London Gatwick and hotel accommodation in Havana. Offer for departures between 22 April and 24 June. Call Kuoni on 01306 740500

pounds 600

(plus pounds 90 port taxes) you can take a fascinating if slightly chilly Baltic cruise with stop-overs in Poland, Estonia, Russia, Sweden and Denmark. Trip departs on May 11 and takes ten days. Price is all inclusive from virtually anywhere in the UK. Call Costa Cruises on 0171 323 3333

pounds 1,339

you can take the road to the gates of Tartary, with Encounter Overland. The 22-day route starts from northern Pakistan, and follows the Karakoram Highway to Kashgar in western China. The price includes all transport, accommodation, food and guides, but not flights from the UK (pounds 400-pounds 500). Call 0171 370 6845.

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