Great getaways: Sout Africa adventure, Lapland and Northern Lights, New York in winter, relax at Frederick's Hotel and Spa

Fly south

Travelbag has an eight-night adventure around South Africa for £969pp. Departing from Heathrow with South African Airways on 26 November, it includes three nights at the Ritz Hotel in Cape Town with breakfast, followed by a six-day "Garden Route Splendour" escorted tour with accommodation en route. Book by 12 November (travelbag.co.uk).

Look north

Adventure Worldwide has a three-night "Lapland and Northern Lights" trip in Finland, which departs on 14 January or 15 February next year. The price of £1,078pp includes full-board in a remote hotel above the Arctic Circle and activities such as snowmobiling, snowshoeing, cross-country skiing and husky sled rides. Flights to Ivalo via Helsinki are also included, along with all land transport and guides (adventureworldwide.co.uk).

Wrap up

Enjoy New York's ice rinks, January sales and cosy restaurants in the New Year. Virgin Holidays has four nights staying at the Skyline Hotel in Hell's Kitchen for £579pp, departing with flights from Heathrow on 16 January. The hotel, just west of Midtown, puts you within reach of the galleries of Chelsea and the High Line (virginholidays.co.uk).

... and relax

Until the end of this month, Fredrick's Hotel and Spa in Berkshire is offering an autumn break for £225pp, based on two sharing. Available on weekdays and weekends, it includes two nights' accommodation with breakfast, a 60-minute spa treatment and full use of the facilities, plus lunch one day and a three-course dinner on the first night (fredricks-hotel.co.uk).

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