Great getaways: Rio revelry, Balinese bliss and Italian summer

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Rio revelry

Sunvil Traveller is offering the chance to spend New Year's Eve dancing on the beaches of Rio de Janeiro. Departing on 27 December, the deal includes four nights' B&B accommodation at the five-star Copacabana Palace, overlooking the bay where spectacular fireworks explode on 31 December. The price of £1,950 per person, based on two people travelling together, includes TAM flights from Heathrow to Rio via Sao Paulo (direct flights on the return leg) and transfers (

Balinese bliss

Trailfinders has a 12-night break on the Indonesian island of Bali for £1,399 per person. The price includes Malaysia Airlines flights from Heathrow via Kuala Lumpur, a five-day "Beyond Bali's Beaches" private tour, which visits temples, local villages and rice terraces, with hotels, a driver and guide included. Next, it includes transfers to Nusa Dua for eight nights of relaxation at the luxurious Melia hotel. Breakfast included throughout. Valid for departures between 1 February and 20 March, 2013 (

Italian summer

Italian specialist Citalia has started its January sale early, with a range of enticing escapes available to book from now until Thursday, 31 January. Examples of deals range from a three-night break to Rome (£189pp, departing on 26 February, with B&B at the San Remo Hotel) to a week on the shores of Lake Garda (£675pp, departing on 2 May with transfers and half-board at the Hotel Olivi). Both include return easyJet flights from Gatwick (