Deals of the week: From YHA York to camel riding in Jordan

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Stay at the YHA York in August if you book online at less than five days in advance.


Stay in the grounds of Muncaster Castle (01229 717614) in the Lake District. The price is per person per night and includes breakfast. Valid until end of the year.


The Macdonald Francis Hotel (0870-400 8223), in the heart of historic Bath, is offering one-night stays on Sundays in July and August, a saving of £26. The price is for room-only accommodation.


Spend a week with the family at Haven Europe's Le Bois Masson siblu parc (0870-242 7777) in the Vendée region of France. The price is for adults - kids go free - and includes return ferry travel from Dover to Calais. Departs 3 September.


Enjoy a three-night stay at the Langham Place Hotel, Hong Kong, with Airline Network (0870-700 0543). The deal includes return flights with Emirates from Heathrow, Gatwick, Manchester, Birmingham or Glasgow and a free upgrade to a City View Deluxe room. Valid from 1-6 September.


Join the "Sorrento, Rome and Capri by Air" eight-day break with Leger Holidays (0845-458 5599). The deal includes return flights to Naples, transfers, seven nights' half-board and the services of a tour manager. Departs 16 and 23 September.


Step out in Switzerland on the Hiking in the Bernese Oberland tour (0870-333 4001), which takes in meadows and Alpine paths. There's also the chance to take the train to the Schynige Platte. The deal includes return flights, transfers and accommodation. Departs 14, 21, 28 August, or 11 and 18 September


Learn to ride a camel in Wadi Rum during a nine-day tour of Jordan. Silk Road and Beyond (020-7371 3131) is offering a Desert Kingdom tour that follows the ancient caravan routes of the Nabateans. The price includes return flights with British Airways, transfers and sightseeing. Valid from October 2005 to March 2006, excluding the Christmas season.

Prices correct at time of going to press and are per person based on two sharing unless stated. Subject to availability