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Great getaways: Wild at heart in Costa Rica, fall for New York City, sale away to France and Citalia Italian city breaks

Wild at heart

On 16 October, Bales Worldwide has a 10-day "Natural Wonders of Costa Rica" tour for £2,095pp. The trip includes United Airlines flights from Heathrow via Newark, with hotels, meals and sight-seeing in Tortuguero National Park, Arenal Volcano, Monteverde cloud forest and San José (balesworldwide.com).

Fall for NYC

Depart on 7 October for a three-night city break to New York, when the trees of Central Park should be signalling the shifting seasons. The deal with Hayes and Jarvis includes Virgin Atlantic flights from Heathrow and three nights' room-only accommodation at the Edison Hotel in Times Square for £649pp (hayesandjarvis.co.uk).

Sale away

Brittany Ferries is offering three nights for the price of two on cruise-and-stay breaks to France. The offer is available on services from Portsmouth, Poole and Plymouth and is valid for travel between 15 October and 31 December. Examples include three nights' B&B at the Hotel des 13 Assiettes, at Le Val St Père in Normandy, for £118pp, based on two sharing, with return ferry crossings from either Portsmouth-Caen or Poole-Cherbourg and car (brittanyferries.com).

The culture show

Citalia is currently offering deals on Italian city breaks. Book by 20 August and three nights' B&B in Venice, staying at the Bonvecchiati hotel costs £478pp, including BA flights from Gatwick on 26 August (the film festival starts two days later). Or opt for a Roman holiday; a three-night stay with breakfast at the Hotel San Remo is £345pp, departing from Gatwick with easyJet flights on 28 September (citalia.com).