Get me out of here: Madrid, St Petersburg, Reykjavik


Now... Departing on 6 August, there's a three-night city break to Madrid being offered by easyJet Holidays for £149 per person. The price includes flights from Gatwick and B&B at the smart, centrally-located Petit Palace Alcala Torre hotel, close to the lively cafés and upmarket shops of the Gran Vía. The Royal Palace and Almudena cathedral are within reach nearby.

Soon... See the majestic palaces and parks of St Petersburg as the sun shines on Russia's second city in summer. DialAFlight has a four-night break with KLM flights from Heathrow via Amsterdam for travel between 1 and 28 August and B&B accommodation in a deluxe room at the plush Renaissance hotel in the city centre, for £639 per person.

Later... Plan ahead to glimpse the Northern Lights this winter. Flight Centre has an early booking package to Iceland for £299pp, with three nights' B&B at the Odinsve Hotel in Reykjavik and Iceland Air flights from Heathrow for travel between 1-30 November. If you fail to spot the elusive Aurora Borealis, console yourself with a Polar Beer or explore the city's "101" design district. Book by 31 July.