Now... Tale of two cities

The Swedish city of Malmo is linked with the Danish capital Copenhagen by the Oresund Bridge – making for a twin-centre escape with premier design outlets and restaurants on either side. Fly from Heathrow on 23 December with SAS – just in time for Christmas – and spend three nights' B&B at the Radisson Blu hotel for £654 per person.


Soon... New year ski

The Swiss ski resort of Zermatt casts its eyes upwards towards the Matterhorn, with high altitude slopes a plenty to assail. Inghams has an eight-night stay over New Year at Chalet Aeschhorn A for £599 per person, which includes meals, transfers and Thomas Cook flights from Gatwick to Geneva on 30 December.


Later...Cut-price Caribbean

Hayes and Jarvis has a deal to the beautiful island of Saint Lucia – famed for its twin Piton peaks and rich Creole culture. The deal includes a week's self-catering stay at the Bay Gardens hotel on the far north coast with Virgin Atlantic flights from Gatwick on 4 March next year for £749 per person.