Return fares to Avignon and Marseille start at just £99 / pa


Eurostar January sale

The Channel Tunnel passenger train operator rarely sells seats from London St Pancras for less than its base price of £69 return. But if you buy by 14 January and travel between 19 January and 25 March you can find Eurostar return tickets to Paris and Brussels for £59. The same fare applies to Calais and Lille; tickets to any Belgian station cost £69 return (

Venice in winter

Avoid packed piazzas and clogged canals with a winter trip to Venice. Citalia has a threenight jaunt to La Serenissima for £324pp, including easyJet flights from Gatwick on Saturday 28 February and a double room (with breakfast) at the five-star Ca Sagredo hotel, set in a private palazzo on the Grand Canal (

New year, new you

If your New Year’s resolution is to get fit, consider easing yourself in with a holiday in Turkey. The Healthy Holiday Company is offering a week at the D-Hotel Maris on the Datca peninsula from £848pp, if you book by the end of January. The price includes flights from Gatwick to Dalaman in May, private transfers, and a week’s B&B, plus daily wellness classes and sports activities (

Get a lift in France

Ski Solutions is offering buy one, get one half-price for six-day lift passes (which cost £218) in Val d’Isère starting 10 and 17 January or 21 March. The offer applies to a range of chalets, including the Chalet Tolima, which costs £477pp for a departure on 10 January, with flights, shared transfers, and catered accommodation (