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Choose a less ordinary holiday

OH to be 18 again. Or even 35. If you're in that age bracket, you're a lucky so and so. Especially when the original fun'n'sun touring experts Contiki have a new brochure out.

Oktoberfest drinking. Pamplona bull running, Greek island-hopping - all this and more could be yours with good prices, high quality and no single supplement.

A lifetime of memories needn't cost the earth - tour prices start at just €99 for a trip to Ascot, €425 for a six-night escorted tour in Spain, or €661 for a 10-day tour of France, Switzerland, Monaco and Italy. Book through your local travel agent and check out www.contiki.com

It's not even summer, yet the tour operators want to get you booking for winter. But there are great discounts.

Early bookers (before June 30) can save up to €140 per couple/free room or board upgrades in selected accommodation, as Thomson launches its new winter collection.

Prices in the new brochure start from just €499pp for a week, with all inclusive from €669.

See www.thomsonholidays.ie, call 1850 45 35 45 or contact your local travel agent or Falcon Travel Shop.

Falcon Holidays, meanwhile, is offering up to €200 off per couple in hotels and up to €120 off per couple in self- catering apartments if they book before June 1.

The winter hotels deal is available in selected hotels in Egypt, Lanzarote and Gran Canaria and the apartments deal is for a selection in Lanzarote and Gran Canaria.

Check out www.falconholidays.ie or call 1850 45 35 45.