Less than £200...Basque break

Bilbao offers playful modernity in the form of Frank Gehry's landmark Guggenheim Museum, along with Gothic churches such as the Basilica de Begoña and a terracotta-roofed Old Town. EasyJet Holidays will fly you out to this intriguing Spanish city next weekend with three nights' B&B at the Petit Palace Arana, for £192 per person. The deal includes flights from Stansted departing Friday 25 November. Holidays.easyjet.com


Less than £500... Christmas on the slopes

Neilson has a week-long holiday to the French ski resort of Avoriaz, flying out from Gatwick to Geneva on 24 December – just in time to guarantee a white Christmas on the slopes. The no-frills deal includes self-catering accommodation at the Portes du Soleil apartments for £465 per person. A range of restaurants and cafés are located nearby, along with a mixture of challenging and intermediate pistes. Neilson.co.uk


Less than £1,000... Beach bliss

Start December with a dose of sun, sea and sand. Hayes & Jarvis has a week-long break to the Caribbean island of Antigua, with all-inclusive accommodation at Jolly Beach Resort & Spa for £796 per person. Situated on the island's west coast, the hotel boasts a prime beachfront location and is a short drive from the capital St John's. The deal includes Virgin Atlantic flights from Gatwick on 2 December. Hayesandjarvis.com