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Go on holiday with God on your side? Take a Christian holiday with a company such as MasterSun (0181-942 9442). The staff "firmly believe that all our hotels are in very special God-given locations, and that His ideas and purposes for these holidays are wide-ranging and far-reaching". Mediterranean destinations include Kos, Halkidiki and Bodrum. Unlike the rest of the travel trade (see Jeremy Skidmore's story, above), MasterSun has faith in the summer of '96 and has increased capacity by 10 per cent.

Cycle around a secular society? Join the Easter trip around Cuba with Bike Tours (01225 480130). A fortnight costs pounds 1,070, including flights, full board and the services of a mechanic.

Afford a long-distance train ride in Germany? Call the German Rail information line on 0181-390 8833 (but only between 10am and 3pm) and ask about the Night Ticket, which allows unlimited travel between 7pm and 2am for pounds 28.

Fly to Australia for less than tuppence a mile? Ask Austravel (0171-734 7755) about late-availability charter seats, such as pounds 349 from Manchester to Melbourne on 4 February. And see the travel pages of the Independent this Saturday

Spot a long-crested eagle or a violet-eared waxbill? Join a fortnight's birding safari to Zimbabwe with Art of Travel (0171-738 2038). The departure on 24 February costs pounds 1,998.

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