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you can sail away on a mini-cruise to Spain for 24 hours. Every few days the 'Val de Loire' leaves Plymouth for Santander, where you will have an hour or so to explore the city's waterfront boulevards, leafy parks and crowded beaches. The fare includes two nights on board the ship, use of the pool, sauna and gym and pounds 30 worth of dining vouchers. Call Brittany Ferries on 0990 360360.

pounds 151

per person, you can ski for a week in Briancon, France, commencing 11 April. Set in the beautiful Serre Chevalier, this resort claims to be the highest town in Europe with some of the best snow. The price is based on six people sharing a three-star apartment and includes a lift pass and a return crossing by Le Shuttle or ferry. Call Motours on 01892 518 555.

pounds 239

you can spend seven nights in Mexico sampling the tacos and slamming the tequilas as you soak up the sunshine. The price is based on two people sharing on a room-only basis and includes transfers, taxes and return flights from London Gatwick departing 25 April. Call Last Stop Holiday Shop on 0191 510 1100.

pounds 344

a family of five can have one week self-catering in l'Esterel mountain range in southern France. On hand activities include golf, paint balling, dance classes, archery and swimming. The price includes return crossing by Le Shuttle or by ferry and one week's s/c accommodation. A second week can be booked from just pounds 144. Call Motours on 01892 518555.

pounds 429

adventurers can have an action-packed jeep safari in Turkey for seven nights. There will be opportunities to swim at Ciftlik Bay, kayak on the Dalaman River, trek to the summit of Golgell Daglari and camp out under the stars. The price includes flights, transfers, full-board accommodation , guides and surface transport. For further information call Accommodation Overseas on 0181 977 2984.

pounds 509

you can enjoy a relaxing three-week break in Mombasa, Kenya, from 12 April. The city has few high-rise buildings and the old town between the Portuguese-built Fort Jesus and the old dhow dock retains a mid-19th- century feel. The price includes flights from London Gatwick, transfers and two-star half-board accommodation (to be allocated upon arrival). Details from any Lunn Poly Holiday Shop.

pounds 645

per person, cowboys and cowgirls can go on a country and western cruise from Nassau in the Bahamas to Dover. Departing 3 May, this 13-night fly- cruise boasts live performances from top performers, as well as some expert tuition in Line Dancing. The price includes flight, all food and entertainment. Call Fred Olsen Cruise Lines on 01473 292 222.

pounds 899

you can go on a 10-day camper-van fly-drive holiday in Cairns, Australia. Amongst the many local attractions are the Atherton Tablelands, Cape York and the Great Barrier Reef. The package includes return flights on Quantas from London Heathrow to Cairns this May, taxes and a fully equipped, air-conditioned van. Additional days camper-van hire can be arranged from just pounds 29. Call Jetabout Holidays on 0181 741 3111.

pounds 1,934

per person, you can safari and party on a luxury holiday in South Africa. There will be an opportunity to view the "Big Five" animals at the Sabi Sabi Reserve before heading off for some serious five-star pampering in Cape Town and Pretoria. The price includes all flights, transfers, accommodation and some meals. Call Sartravel on 0171 287 1133.