pounds 70

you can take a day-trip to Paris on Eurostar between now and 15 September. This fare is available any day of the week, including weekends, and no advance purchase is necessary. The earliest arrival time in Paris is 9.23am, the latest departure is 9.13pm. For pounds 75 you can enjoy a day- trip to Brussels. Remember, availability is limited at this time of year. Eurostar (tel: 0990 186186).

pounds 100

you can fly return to Bologna any day of the week from 8 September with British Airways' low-cost subsidiary Go. The price includes tax. Go (tel: 08456 054321).

pounds 120

you can spend a weekend pretending to be an Elizabethan noble. Available through the National Trust's Education Department, this break takes place in Tattershall Castle in Lincolnshire from 4 to 6 September. Dancing, music and costumed feasts will be on the agenda. The price includes accommodation, food and "tuition" fees. National Trust (tel: 01507 522449).

pounds 190

you and your family - a partner and up to four children - can take a seven-night camping holiday in Carnac, Brittany. This price is only available for arrivals on 4 and 5 September and includes return crossings for car and passengers, and accommodation in a tent. Canvas (tel: 01383 644000).

pounds 199

you can take a short break in Stockholm, staying on board a luxury 1920s cruise ship, permanently moored in the centre of the city. You must travel before the end of October. This per-person price is based on two sharing and includes return flights with Ryanair from London Stansted and two nights' b&b accommodation. Scantours (tel: 0171-839 2927).

pounds 239

you can go golfing from 18 to 20 September in Paris. To qualify for this price you must call by 31 August. The price includes return travel on Eurostar, entrance to the Lancome Trophy tournament, b&b in a Novotel hotel in central Paris, lunches and transfers. Novotel (tel: 0181-2834504).

pounds 300

you can register to take part in an adventure cycle ride in Australia, in April 1999, fundraising for the charity Mencap. The ride from Canberra to Sydney will take seven days. Return flights, food, accommodation and bikes are all provided on condition you reach a minimum sponsorship target. Mencap (tel: 0645 777779).

pounds 359

you can take a three-night break in Cairo, staying at the Ramses Hilton on the banks of the Nile, in the centre of the city and close to the fabulous Egyptian Museum. The hotel has a pool, fitness centre, saunas, Jacuzzis, and panoramic views. This per-person price is based on two sharing and includes return flights and b&b accommodation. (You must stay over a Saturday night.) After 11 September, the price rises to pounds 379. Somak Holidays (tel: 0181-423 3000).

pounds 479

you can fly to Mahe, in the sunny, paradisial Seychelles, with Alitalia. This fare is valid for departures from London Heathrow and London Gatwick between 15 September and 31 October (minimum stay six days). Trailfinders (tel: 0171-938 3939).

pounds 499

you can take a two-night city break in New York this September. This per-person price includes scheduled return flights and two nights' accommodation, based on two people sharing. Crystal Premier Cities (tel: 0181-241 5040).

pounds 950

you can join a 17-night journey from Delhi to Bombay, departing on 12 November, the best time of year for travel in the subcontinent. Travel is in a rugged Mercedes-Benz vehicle, accommodation is in hotels. Highlights include jeep safaris in tiger reserves and a night in a former Maharajah's palace. Note that this price does not include international flights - budget for another pounds 400. Dragoman (tel: 01728 861133).

pounds 2,699

you can go wine-tasting in New Zealand. Enjoy the Antipodean summer next February on famous wine-estates such as Cloudy Bay, Stoneyridge and Te Mata, under the guidance of leading wine experts. This per-person price is based on two sharing and includes scheduled return flights with Air New Zealand, internal transport, three and four-star accommodation, 12 meals with wine, visits and tastings. Arblaster & Clarke Wine Tours (tel: 01730 893344).

pounds 3,775

you can travel to the Antarctic Peninsula from the tip of South America, departing from London on 10 December 1998. On this 14-day trip you are likely to see penguins, seals, whales and birds (as well as icebergs). Swimming may even be possible in waters warmed by geothermal activity. The per-person price is based on two sharing and includes return flights and full board on the ship, and b&b in Buenos Aires. Wildlife Worldwide (tel: 0181-667 9158).