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Madeira. Funchal, seven night holidays from £355 per person – saving £170 – staying at the 4 Sun Vila Gale Santa Cruz Resort, on a bed & breakfast basis, two people sharing. Departing April 23 from Manchester, the price includes return flights, accommodation, transfers and all taxes and charges.

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Turkey. Departing Manchester on May 28 for seven nights' self-catering accommodation from 1,316 for two adults and two children (aged 2-12), a saving of 160 for the family. A similar deal is also available at the 4* Green Anatolia, in Ovacik, on a B&B basis costing just an extra 2 and saves the same amount., 01293 533338.

France. Pay 228 (saving 175) in Dordogne for a week's stay in a fully-equipped Bali mobile home – for a family of up to six – at Camping Le Grand Dague, situated in the heart of a forest and close to the town of Atur. Price is for holidays between April 29 and May 16 and includes return Dover-Calais P&O crossing for car and passengers. If no ferry is required, the price is reduced by 90. 0333 700 50 50,

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Corfu. Pay 325 (saving 170) for a week's rental, starting April 26, of Maxim – a three-bedroom, two-bathroom house sleeping six, 800m from the beach at Halikouna and close to Lake Korision. It has its own private pool, covered in-built barbecue, basketball net and garden with lawns. Flights and car hire extra. 01954 261431,

Mediterranean walking: Pay 785 (saving 50) for seven-night 'Catalan Coast' break – rambling between the pretty fishing village of Collioure in Rousillon and the small Spanish seaside resort of Cadaques. Price, for departures in April and May, includes return Dover/Dunkirk crossing for car and passengers, mainly half-board hotels, detailed route maps/notes and transfers of luggage between hotels. 01580 214010,