Get me out of here: Barcelona; Sicily; Australia


Now... See Barcelona from the striking surrounds of the Grand Hotel Central, where a luxury four-night break is offered by Kirker Holidays for £686pp with breakfast, private transfers and BA flights from Heathrow in July and August.

Soon... If Sicily in September sounds tempting, BA Holidays has good deals: five nights in a studio at the Villaggio Alkantara, with flights from Gatwick to Catania on 2 September, for £442pp; or at the Grand Hotel Excelsior for £545pp, departing the same date.

Later... Flight Centre has a 10-night Sydney, Rock and Reef trip for £1,499pp departing between 1 Sept and 31 Oct, with two nights in Uluru and finishing in Cairns – gateway to the Barrier Reef – at the Palm Royale Hotel. Book by 30 July.