EUROLINES (0582 404511), the coach company, has put together eight round-trip tickets called Euro Explorers 'designed for people to see as much of Europe as possible for the minimum prices'.

The cheapest ticket, priced pounds 59, allows a journey from London to Dublin, Galway, Cork and back. For pounds 105, travellers can go to Budapest and Prague before returning to London. The most expensive ticket for pounds 219 permits the itinerary: London to Munich, Barcelona, Rome, Paris to London.

All tickets are valid for up to two months and travellers can choose how long they wish to stay in each location; they need to book the first journey from the UK and the remaining legs 48 hours before departure.