Alpine escape

Inghams has a ski deal that will transport you to the slopes of Méribel in France for £529 per person. Departing on 15 December, it includes a week-long stay at the Chalet Victoria, with the full spread of breakfast, afternoon tea, dinner and wines, plus flights from Gatwick to Geneva and transfers. Set in the heart of the Trois Vallées – the world's largest ski domain – Méribel also offers easy access to the neighbouring resorts of Courchevel and Val Thorens (

Wild Sri Lanka

Virgin Holidays has a package to the Raweli lodge in Sri Lanka, which offers a series of traditional bungalows on the west coast, surrounded by wetlands and mangroves. It costs £699 per person for a week's half-board stay, including Emirates flights from Heathrow to Colombo via Dubai on 22 November. While there, you can choose to chill out on the hotel's long sandy beach or take advantage of an extensive list of excursions from birdwatching and nature walks to river cruises and wildlife tours around nearby national parks (

Chic Canada

November, low season almost everywhere, is good for cut-price deals. Travelbag has a three-night break to Vancouver for £659 per person, travelling between 6 November and 4 December, and staying at the five-star Fairmont (room only). The hotel stands in the heart of the downtown area with opulent rooms, an indoor heated pool, gym and spa. Flights are with Air Transat from Gatwick (