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Deals of the week: Berlin, Sharm el Sheikh, Cape Verde


Less than £200... Berlin call

Now the season of corporeal indulgence is over, serve your cultural appetite with a city break in the German capital. A three-night stay at the centrally placed Angleterre Hotel with easyJet Holidays costs £179 per person, which includes breakfast and flights from Gatwick on 28 February. The hotel is located on the same street as Checkpoint Charlie, the crossing point that once linked East and West Berlin. Holidays.easyjet.com

Less than £500... Winter sun

Hayes and Jarvis has a week-long stay at the luxurious Savoy Hotel near Sharm el Sheikh, which has a huge lagoon-like pool, six restaurants and a spa, plus its own stretch of beach, where the aquatic life and coral reefs of the Red Sea wait to be explored. The price is £499 per person, with breakfast and includes Egyptair flights from Heathrow on 29 January and transfers.Nearby, Mount Sinai and St Catherine's Monastery are accessible as day trips. Hayesandjarvis.com


Less than £1,000... Exotic islands

Located 500 miles off the coast of West Africa lies the remote mid-Atlantic Cape Verde archipelago. Wild, sandy beaches and lush forest jostle for space with colonial towns in this cluster of 10 islands. Thomas Cook has a week-long stay at the Iberostar Hotel on the main island of Boa Vista, for £705 per person, with all-inclusive board and Thomas Cook Airlines flights from Manchester on 20 January. Thomascook.com