Press release

Saga Holidays offers a Canary treat for music lovers

Tuesday 1 August 2006

Saga Holidays, the leading tour operator for today's over 50s, has organised a series of spectacular holidays for classical music enthusiasts in the winter sun of Tenerife.

The three superb trips have been arranged to coincide with the popular six-week Canary Islands Music Festival - which takes place in January and February 2007 -and features highly acclaimed orchestras and choirs from around the world.

The festival, which is celebrating its 23rd year, will take place in the recently built 1,600-seat Auditorio de Tenerife, located in Tenerife's capital Santa Cruz. Key performances include Britten's War Requiem, Tchaikovsky's Symphony No.6, Schoenburg's Gurrelieder and Mendelssohn's Symphony No.4 Italian.

Performing at the festival will be the BBC Symphony choir, the Helsinki Philharmonic Orchestra and the Chamber Choir of Bratislava.

Prices start from 749 for 7 nights based on January 5 2007 departure. Departures are also available on January 19 and February 2 2007. Included in the price are three concerts, three talks by Saga music host Irene Bale, two excursions, a free bar open ten hours daily, return flights from London Gatwick, insurance and cancellation cover. Guests will stay in the four-star Hotel Canarife Palace, which is located in the quiet La Paz district.

Andrew Goodsell, Chief Executive of Saga, said: "This is a wonderful opportunity for guests with a real passion for classical music to enjoy some magnificent performances."


Saga holidays are exclusively for people aged 50 and over, a travelling companion may be aged 40 or over.

Saga holidays are only available direct and not through travel agents.

Contact Saga Holidays: 0800 056 5880- all calls are free

For further press information please contact the Saga Press Office on: 01303 771118.



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