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Tips and deals of the week: 31/10/2010

Christmas markets

Take a festive break at one of Europe's Christmas markets. Dertour has a range of packages to destinations such as Cologne, Düsseldorf, Vienna and Prague from £122 per person including two nights' B&B accommodation and flights from Gatwick.

Go to dertour.co.uk

Porto city break

Spend three nights in the Portuguese home of Port, from £128 per person, including B&B hotel accommodation, and return flights from Gatwick. Departing 29 November.

Go to lowcostholidays.com

Nile cruise

To celebrate its 50th birthday, Bales is offering £300 off selected departures of its dahabiyya (traditional riverboat) holidays, in Egypt. Eight-day cruises from £1,495 per person. Book by 31 January 2011.

Go to balesworldwide.com

The Tweet

Premier Inn launches the UK's first Twitter Concierge service. Tailored travel advice from the budget hotel chain, via its Twitter page: @PremierInn#concierge

The map

Crumpled City Maps are designed to be scrunched up and slipped into pockets, made from waterproof, tough Tyvec.

Go to: turnaround-uk.com

The boxset

Red Velvet, the new bespoke boxset from Luxe City Guides is a Christmas gift winner: five guidebooks for your chosen destinations, encased in festive red and gold.

Go to: luxecityguides.com