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LAP UP LAPLAND

Escape2Scandinavia has a five-day "Fall Tour, Ruska & Husky Training" holiday to Finnish Lapland for £1,023 per person. Departing on 11 November with flights from Heathrow to Oulu, it includes transfers, accommodation in Iso Syote, some meals and a range of guided excursions, such as a visit to a reindeer farm, a husky training safari, and a quad bike adventure. It also includes car hire, so you can explore the area independently (escape2scandinavia.com).

US CITY BREAKS

Virgin Holidays has two enticing city breaks across the Atlantic, both including flights from Heathrow and three nights' room-only accommodation. First up, there's a trip to Washington DC for £519pp, staying at the Doubletree Hotel Crystal City from 5 November – meaning you'll arrive in town the day before the presidential election vote. Or wait a touch longer for

trip to New York, staying at the Aloft hotel in Brooklyn for £599pp, on 27 November (virginholidays.co.uk).

GOING DOWNHILL

Inghams has launched a new "Deal of the Day" on its website, highlighting the best ski deals in snow-sure resorts across Europe and North America ahead of the 2012/13 season. The daily discounts are available online for 24 hours from Monday to Thursday and for 72 hours from Friday to Sunday. You have until midnight tonight to take advantage of the latest offer: a week in the French resort of Alpe d'Huez, with a catered stay at the Chalet Hotel Les Cimes, is £589pp, with flights from Gatwick to Turin on 15 December (inghams.co.uk).

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