Under £200... The French capital transforms in summer as beaches pop up along the Seine from 20 July 19 August. See Paris with Great Escapes, which has three nights at the Hôtel Jardin de Villiers for £165pp between 15 July and 24 August, with return car ferry. greatescapes.co.uk

Under £500... Railbookers has launched "Taster Holidays" – condensed itineraries at compact prices, such as a four-day flit to Berlin and Prague for £399pp in August, including BA flights, two nights' at the Hampton by Hilton, train to Prague and a night at the Elite Hotel. railbookers.com

Under £1,000... There's still availability for a Croatia Family Adventure during the school summer hols – eight days' boating, meals included, along the glorious Adriatic coast. It starts and ends in Split (flights extra) and costs £940pp. Available dates: 28 July, and 4, 11, 15 and 25 August. utracks.com