Resort: £423, Expedia

One holiday, three ways

It's not too late to book a family escape abroad. We asked three companies for their best offer on a one-week family holiday to Portugal, departing in August. All prices are per person, based on two adults and two children travelling together, and all include flights from Gatwick.

Active: £1,095, Responsible Travel

Includes TAP flights to Lisbon, departing on 1 August, plus seven nights' B&B in a family apartment in Milfontes in the Alentejo; a choice of activities including canoeing, surfing, cycling, and abseiling; some lunches and dinners; and airport and activity transfers (01273 823700; responsibletravel.com).

Villa: £533, James Villas

Includes Monarch Airlines to Faro, departing on 20 August, plus seven nights' self catering at Villa Fernandes on the outskirts of Albufeira in the Algarve. The villa has a private pool, terrace, and walled garden. The villa has two bedrooms with twin beds (0800 074 0122; jamesvillas.co.uk).

Resort: £423, Expedia

Includes Monarch flights to Faro, departing 12 August, plus seven nights' self-catering in a beach apartment at the Cabanas Park Resort in Cabanas de Tavira in the Algarve. It sleeps four with a kitchenette, sofa beds and wi-fi. Cabanas beach is within walking distance (0330 123 1235; expedia.co.uk).

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