Festive Edinburgh, Boxing Day in Amsterdam, and summer in Greece: Travel deals

Plus, Caribbean cruise, a long weekend in Copenhagen, and luxury Florence

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Now... Feel festive in Edinburgh

Edinburgh has some of the UK's best Christmas markets, offering the chance for some last-minute festive shopping. British Airways has flights from Gatwick to the Scottish capital on 22 December, plus two nights room-only at the George Hotel near Princes Street, for £181pp. ba.com

Soon... Cruise into the Caribbean

Virgin Holidays is offering a two-week break in Florida and the Caribbean for £899, departing 24 January. Fly from Gatwick to Orlando and spend a week at the Rosen Inn at Pointe Orlando before a week's cruise of the western Caribbean aboard Carnival Sunshine. virginholidays.co.uk

Later... Go Greek next summer

Thomas Cook is currently offering some good summer holiday deals. A week in Crete costs £270pp, staying at the Camari Gardens Apartments at Rethymnon. It includes flights from Manchester to Heraklion on 9 June (with an overnight flight returning on 17 June), and transfers. thomascook.com

Deals of the week

Less than £200... Dash off to Denmark

Spend a long weekend in Copenhagen in January for £173. The price includes return flights from Gatwick to the Danish capital, leaving on 9 January and returning on 12 January, as well as a three-night stay in the centrally located Savoy hotel, on a B&B basis. easyjetholidays.com

Less than £500... Flee to Florence

Enjoy four nights of luxury at the four star Grand Baglioni in Florence for £365 per person. The offer, from specialist Italy operator Citalia, includes return easyJet flights from Gatwick on 6 February, breakfast, and a complimentary room upgrade. citalia.com

Less than £1,000... Cultural Christmas

Banish post-Christmas blues with a trip to Amsterdam, departing from Gatwick on Boxing Day. For £559pp, Kirker Holidays has three nights' B&B at the four-star Jan Luyken hotel. The price includes flights, transfers and either Rijksmuseum or Van Gogh Museum tickets. kirkerholidays.com

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