Deals of the week: Discounted airfares; an autumn break; the Maldives

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Less than £200: A Continental jaunt

This winter, CityJet is offering discounted airfares on a range of key European destinations from its hub at London City airport. Book by 25 Oct- ober for travel between 19 December – 29 February 2012 and fly return to Amsterdam for £118 per person; Florence for £158; or Paris Orly, just south of the French capital, for £118. As well these Continental staples, good value return fares are also available to the medieval French town of Brive (£118) or to Rotterdam (£158).

Less than £500: Vintage vacation

Go retro with an autumn break. East Coast Campers has a collection of vintage VW vans available to rent throughout October for £275 per weekend; or £445 per week. After collecting yours at the base in Noak Hill, Sussex (Fridays between 2-4pm) you're free to hit the road and explore the country. One of many national treasures at this time of year is Westonbirt Arboretum in Tetbury, which explodes with rustic red and orange.

Less than £1,000: Idyllic islands

Escape to the island nation of 26 atolls in the Indian Ocean. Virgin Holidays has a week-long holiday in the Maldives, departing from Heathrow with non-stop SriLankan Airlines flight on 21 November, for £965 per person. The deal includes B&B at the Bandos Island Resort & Spa – a luxury hotel with water on all sides and an onsite dive centre – making it a good option for admirers of the aquatic world. Book by 30 October.