Getting into Africa

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ONE of the world's biggest collections of mosaics and ruins of the ancient city of Carthage are just two of the attractions Tunis offers as a city break destination.

Wigmore Holidays offer year-round breaks to Tunisia's capital, on the North African coast. As an example of prices, a four-night break in April staying at the five-star Abou Nawas Hotel in Tunis city centre costs pounds 449 per person. The price is based on two people sharing and includes bed and breakfast accommodation and return flight to Heathrow.

Contact Wigmore Holidays on 020 7836 4999.

Cycling for softies

DALLY in the Dordogne this Easter on a short break with Cycling for Softies. No need to dash about, simply take a Super Softie, single-base option and relax in the Hostellerie des Ducs - with its outdoor pool and pretty gardens - pottering around on the bike. A three- night break (for April 21 or 22 arrivals) - with half-board hotel accommodation and cycle hire - costs pounds 265 per person based on two sharing. For details contact 0161 248 8282.

Slick guarantees

AFTER carrying out detailed surveys of all beaches nearest to its sites, Mark Hammerton Travel is out to allay fears by announcing an `oil-free guarantee' on its holidays. …