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Get me out of here: Chicago, Iceland, Cervinia

Now... See the Windy City before winter sets in. Hayes & Jarvis has a five-night break at the Hilton Chicago for £799pp, which overlooks Grant Park and Lake Michigan, with an American grill restaurant and a gourmet market. It includes Delta flights from Heathrow via Detroit on 24 Oct (hayesandjarvis.com).

Soon... Escape2Scandinavia has a week's Northern Lights tour of Iceland for £913pp. It includes searches for the Aurora Borealis, a trip to the Blue Lagoon and a cruise on Breidafjordur, plus B&B hotels and flights from Gatwick on 25 Nov (escape2scandinavia.com).

Later... Crystal has a week in the Italian ski resort of Cervinia – linked to Zermatt in Switzerland – for £565pp with an all-inclusive stay at the Hotel Petit Palais, Thomson Airways flights from Gatwick to Turin and transfers on 16 December (crystalski.co.uk).