Now... Set sail for the Greek Islands on 29 September, when Sunvil has a week exploring the Ionian Sea on a live-aboard yacht. It costs £590pp, based on two sharing, with Germania flights from Gatwick to Prevesa and transfers.

Soon... On Foot Holidays has an autumn walking trip in Andalucia that departs any day in October for £630pp. Flights are not included, but seven nights' B&B in country inns, one evening meal and five picnics are, along with luggage transfers.

Later... From 1 November to 12 December, Thomas Cook has a week-long Thai beach break in Khao Lak for £899pp. The package includes Emirates flights from Heathrow to Bangkok via Dubai with B&B at the Merlin Resort Hotel. Thomascook