Less than £200.. La Ville-Lumière

The French capital is at its romantic best in winter when the streets take on a crisp glow and the cafés bustle with locals gathering for warmth and good company. Cresta Holidays has a three-night break staying at the centrally located Ambassade Hotel – close to Place Victor Hugo, the Musée d'Art Moderne and the Eiffel Tower – for £185 per person. The deal includes breakfast and Eurostar transport from London St Pancras to Gare du Nord on 27 January. Crestaholidays.co.uk


Less than £500... Idyllic Algarve

Sovereign Luxury Travel has an early booking offer at the Porto Bay Falesia hotel on Portugal's southern shore, just outside of Albufeira. Book now for a seven-night holiday, with easyJet flights from Luton to Faro on 9 May 2012, transfers and breakfast for £439 per person. With impressive views of the rugged Algarve coastline, an expansive pool area and a range of restaurants and bars to sample, this chic hotel covers all the bases for a relaxing week in the sun. Sovereign.com


Less than £1,000... Island life

Mauritius, unlike many southern-hemisphere destinations, is at its best in the middle of the northern summer. Virgin Holidays has an escape to the Indian Ocean island, with its coral reefs, crystalline coast and pristine beaches. Depart between 27-29 June next year for an eight-night stay in the lap of luxury at the Coin de Mire Attitude hotel. The deal includes half-board and Air Mauritius flights from Heathrow (Virgin no longer flies to the island) for £999 per person. Book by 20 December. Virginholidays.co.uk