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pounds 113

per person you can take a Mediterranean cruise in the North Sea. Confused? Scandinavian Seaways is offering themed two-night cruises, which include Mediterranean meals, drinks and entertainment. Cruises begin and end at Harwich, and include two nights aboard ship as well as a shore excursion of a few hours at a continental port. Call 0990 333111.

pounds 189

per person, you can visit the Turin Shroud, currently on one of its periodic displays. This package includes return flights to Turin from London Heathrow (out on Saturday, back on Sunday) as well as one night's accommodation in a hotel located 600 metres from the Cathedral. Valid until June 14. Contact Italiatour on 0171 605 7500.

pounds 259

you can spend your late May bank holiday in Marmaris, Turkey. This price includes not only glorious weather but also seven nights in a two-star hotel with return flights from London Stansted, departing on May 25. Call Accommodation Overseas on 0181 977 2984.

pounds 268

you can spend a three-night break in Madrid during the month-long Fiesta de San Isidro. Lively even in the most sluggish of seasons, Madrid during fiestas should provide enough entertainment to keep anyone awake. Price includes flights, and central B&B accommodation. Call Kirker Holidays on 0171 231 3333.

pounds 473

you can fly to the Australian cities of Melbourne, Cairns, Adelaide or Darwin on Singapore Airlines (stopovers in Singapore permitted). You must depart between now and June 30, though can return any time. Very cheap accommodation in Singapore is also available. Call Travelmood on 0171 258 0280 or 01382 322713 (Scotland) for details.

pounds 699

you can take a three-centre "lakes and castles" holiday combining three nights in the Danish Lake District with three nights in a 16th-century castle on Funen island - as well as one night in Copenhagen. Price is based on a fly/drive package, including most evening meals. Call Scandinavian Travel Service on 0171 559 6666.

pounds 830

you can go white-water rafting for a week up the Coruh river in northern Turkey, travelling past the Kackar mountains, unspoilt villages and Byzantine castles. The trip lasts a week and cost includes flights, equipment and accommodation in tents. Breaks departing on 23 May are still available. Call Adrift on 0181 874 4969.

pounds 1158

you can enjoy 12 nights in the island of Praslin in the "real" Seychelles. Guests receive B&B accommodation in the Indian Ocean Lodge on the beach at Grand Anse. Praslin, the second-largest of the Seychelles, has both white-sand beaches and jungle-like vegetation. Call Elite Vacations on 0181 864 9818.

pounds 2,850

you can join the first ever British trek to the north-eastern Indian state of Arunachal Pradesh. This state has been largely closed to travellers owing to "tribal" unrest but now the tour operator Himalayan Kingdoms is pioneering tours there. Depart on November 2 for a 17-day holiday that includes trekking and rafting. Call 0117 923 7163.

pounds 2,999

you can fly round the world in business class with unlimited stops (including three in Australia) using Singapore Airlines, Ansett and Air New Zealand. The ticket is valid for one year and can be booked any time. For more pleasurable long-haul flights, call Bridge the World on 0171 734 7447.

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