Travel: Departures: Real holiday review

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A selection of the latest brochures you are unlikely to find at your high street travel agency:

Bon Voyage (0703 330332): 'America Your Way' brochure listing flight, fly-drive and escorted holiday ideas. 'All requests for prices will be fulfilled by a detailed and personal written quotation within 48 hours.'

Classic Cottages (0326 565656): More than 350 cottages throughout the West Country 'providing a very high standard of accommodation in good holiday locations with helpful and caring owners . . . the properties are inspected every year and strict quality control procedures are maintained'. Prices range from pounds 153 to pounds 1,299 per week depending on season and accommodation.

Hoseasons (0502 500 555): More than 700 cottages, gites and villas in seven European countries - France, Italy, Spain, Ireland, Belgium, Germany and the Netherlands. Prices start at pounds 47 per person per week, including accommodation, ferry fares and breakdown insurance.

Saga Natural World (0800 414383): New programme from the 'holidays for older travellers' specialist that features overland trips through the Borneo jungles and a journey to Manitoba in Canada to see polar bears. Prices start at pounds 1,499 for a 16-night wildlife safari.

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