pounds 209

per person, you can spend a week's all-inclusive holiday in the Alpine village of Kranjska Gora in Slovenia, just three miles from the Italian and Austrian borders. Departures from Gatwick, Birmingham, and Stansted between 1 July and 15 July. Call Crystal Holidays on 0181-399 5144.

pounds 227

per person, two people can take a three-night break in Amsterdam, staying in a four-star hotel, if you depart on 10 July. This price includes B&B accommodation, transfers and return flights from Gatwick. Call Amsterdam Travel Service on 01992 456080.

pounds 286

per person, based on two sharing, you can take a three-night break in a traditional hotel in the heart of the old west Berlin. Price includes return flights, transfers and B&B accommodation, and is available from 1 July to 31 August. Call Time Off on 0990 846 3633.

pounds 399

you can spend seven nights B&B at the Hilton Fayrouz Village in delightful Sharm El Sheikh on the Red Sea in Egypt. This price is available for departures on 4 and 11 July; accompanying children are pounds 259. Prices increase to pounds 419 and then pounds 499 later in July. Flights from London Heathrow included. There is no single supplement. Call Destination Red Sea on 0181-275 0101.

pounds 399

you can reserve your flight to South Africa for the coming winter, if you book with Bluebird Holidays before 31 July. Flights available from 2 December 1998, to 8 March 1999. Given how hard it can be to get to the southern hemisphere at Christmas, an early booking is worth consideration. Contact any Lunn Poly shop.

pounds 419

you can fly to any destination in Australia if you are able to depart before 15 July. This price, which includes taxes (except for a pounds 2 supplement to Sydney or pounds 9 to Cairns) is for flights on Garuda Indonesia, and permits a free stopover in Bali in either direction and Bangkok on the return. Maximum stay six months. Call Austravel on 0171-734 7755.

pounds 942

you can enjoy a Gourmet's Guide to Kerala next January. Tourists will see the preparation of the food, learn its religious significance - and then eat it. Visits to spice plantations and markets are also on the agenda. Price is half-board, and based on two sharing, but does not include flights (reckon on pounds 475 extra). For this mouth-watering expedition call Gateway to India on 01283 821096.

pounds 1,900

you can take a 10-week trans-Africa camping tour, taking in seven countries from Kenya to Botswana. Activities range from a safari in the Masai Mara Game Reserve, to mountain-trekking and beach bumming. The price includes all meals. It does not include flights, insurance or visas (another pounds 500 plus). Call Kumuka on 0171-937 8855.

pounds 60,000

(approximately; the sterling equivalent to $100,000), you can enjoy one of the more exclusive Millennium packages on offer from the Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company. The list of what you'll get for your money is long, but includes complimentary gold watches, 24-hour butler service, and a chauffeur- driven Jaguar for your stay (plus three nights full-board accommodation). Call 0800 234000 for details.