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Good to go: 10/11/2010

Act natural

Treat yourself to an escape before Christmas. Natural Retreats is offering discounts on all midweek breaks at its luxury self-catering sites in Yorkshire, Cornwall, Wales and Ireland until 17 December. A two-night break at a three-bedroom residence in the Yorkshire Dales costs from £210 – or £35 per person – a hamper of local produce is thrown in too (0161 242 2970; naturalretreats.com).

Salzburg on sale

Whether it's Christmas markets or access to the Alps that you seek, take advantage of Airberlin's flash sale, which started yesterday and finishes tomorrow. The airline is offering reduced fares to destinations such as Salzburg (pictured), Nuremberg and Dusseldorf. The fares are valid for selected flights from Stansted and Manchester for travel between 22 November and 28 February 2011 (0871 500 0737; airberlin.com).

Indian odyssey

Sail from Mumbai on a 17-night cruise to Southampton via Suez, Athens and Lisbon from just £849. The deal includes one night at the reopened five-star Taj Mahal Palace hotel in Mumbai (pictured) plus flights to Mumbai, transfers and accommodation in an inside stateroom with full board and 24-hour complimentary room service. Valid for the 30 November departure (020 8544 6447; iglucruise.com).