Great Getaways: Madeira, Barcelona, Chicago, Barbados


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Prestige Holidays has a break to this Portuguese outpost for £579 per person. The deal includes a week's B&B at the Quinta Da Penha De França, transfers and flights with TAP Portugal from Heathrow for daily departures until 29 February (


Soak up the colours of the Catalan capital on Valentine's Day: easyJet Holidays has two nights' B&B at the Hotel América for £181 per person, which includes flights from Gatwick on 13 February. The central hotel is located on the Carrer de Provença, close to the Parc de Juan Miró and the city's main shopping precincts (


Travelbag has a three-night trip to the soaring heights of the "Windy City" for £479 per person. It includes room-only at the Essex Inn hotel and Delta Airlines flights from Heathrow for travel throughout March. The hotel is located on the "cultural mile" of Michigan Avenue in the Downtown area, near a host of museums, music venues and theatres. Book by 29 February (


Hayes & Jarvis is offering a week-long stay on this Caribbean island for a very reasonable £749 per person. Fly with Virgin Atlantic from Gatwick on 6 March for a room-only stay at the Sunbay Resort, located on Maxwell Beach near Oistins, where a fish festival takes place every Friday evening (