Take a last-minute trip to New York, one of those ‘must visit before you die’ cities. Everyone loves the Big Apple, the city that never sleeps, so if you still haven’t made it across the Atlantic and are prepared to throw a few things into a case and go, Virgin Holidays in conjunction with Hip Hotels (0844 573 2460; www.vhiphotels.co.uk) is offering three nights in New York (room-only) at the modern Eventi hotel, plus flights with Virgin Atlantic for £865. That’s a saving of £175 per couple, based on two people sharing a standard room, reports the Telegraph. Departures have to be before the 15th of December, so book now and be in possibly the world’s most exciting city before you know it.
Alternatively, you can fly to Cairo from London Heathrow with Air France from £308 with Flight Centre (0844 800 8628; www.flightcentre.co.uk). Reach for your credit card as the offer ends on the 15th of December, but bookings are for travel between the 1st of January and the 28th of February, so you have some time to plan. Quote reference CAILONAF1 to get this deal and experience a city that has been attracting travellers for over 1000 years. Modern Cairo is one of the world's largest urban areas and there’s plenty to see, including the Egyptian Antiquities Museum and the Great Pyramids of Giza on the edge of the city.