Press release

Have yourself a merry little Christmas by booking early with Saga

Friday 6 June 2014

Saga has got Christmas all wrapped up around the world with a sparkling choice of seasonal holidays, city breaks and cruises. With just 200 days to go (June 7), take advantage of Saga's Early Price Promise which means that if the holiday cost goes down, the over-50s holiday firm will return the difference!

City breaks

Christmas in Berlin
Spend a magical time in the German capital visiting the Christmas markets and touring the fascinating city. Stay at the Four-star Golden Tulip Hotel and celebrate the season at a German gala dinner and a traditional Christmas lunch with wine and all the trimmings.
Five nights half board from £899, departs December 22 from Heathrow on British Airways.
Price includes flights, half board, three excursions, porterage and travel insurance.

Christmas in Vienna
Vienna’s timeless beauty will be revealed on a Christmas Eve city tour plus a visit to the Rathausplatz to drink spiced Christmas punch ‘on the house’ before special evening dinner. For those who wish there will be an opportunity to attend Midnight Mass. Guests can also opt to spend an evening at a concert at Auesperg Palace.
Five nights half board from £849 departing December 23 from Heathrow on Austrian Airlines.
Price includes flights, two excursions, porterage and travel insurance.

Ocean cruises

Christmas in the Canaries includes a chance to spend the night in exotic Marrakech. This 20-night sailing on the chic and friendly Saga Sapphire departs on December 21 with other highlights including four of the Canary Islands, Lisbon and Gibraltar. Enjoy all the festivities on board to make this 4,290 nautical-mile cruise a magical holiday.
Price from £3,495.

A Mediterranean Christmas on Saga Pearl II gives passengers time to gaze at the glorious cities of Rome, Nice, Florence and Barcelona plus hop off on the islands of Corsica, Sardinia and Sicily. This festive 23-night cruise from Southampton  departs on December 21.
Price from £3,873.

Both ships will be decorated for Christmas with plenty of entertainment and activities on board.
UK chauffeur service, sumptuous dining, snacks, 24-hour room service, porterage, all gratuities, entertainment and activities on board, free wifi (subject to availability) and travel insurance are included.

Festive river cruise

Christmas on the Rhine will transport guests into a festive atmosphere at Christmas markets and brightly towns along the Rhine.
Single cabins are available at no extra cost and the sailing on Regina Rheni II will be exclusively for Saga passengers. Departs December 20 with return flights or Eurostar options.
Seven nights from £1,049 includes a mulled wine party, wine beer and soft drinks with lunch and dinner, porterage, all gratuities, entertainment and activities on board and travel insurance.

Coastal Christmas
Christmas in Croatia includes four excursions and four evenings of entertainment in the fashionable coastal resort of Opatija. Enjoy sea views from Hotel Ambassador, which is next to the promenade and beach. Facilities include an indoor pool, two bars and a choice of shops.
Five nights half board from £799 departing December 22 from Heathrow to Zagreb on British Airways.

Christmas in the Mountains
Dreaming of a White Christmas? Take a horse-drawn sleigh ride and visit the Merano Christmas market on the five-night Christmas in the Italian Dolomites holiday. Stay in the chalet-style Hotel Alle Dolomiti in the beautiful mountain village of Molveno with view over Lake Molveno.
Five nights half board from £799 departing December 22 from Gatwick to Verona on British Airways.

Call 0800 300 500 or visit for all of the above holidays.

Calypso Christmas
For those who want to bask in the sunshine, Saga's own Bel Jou Hotel on the beautiful Caribbean island of St Lucia will be welcoming guests throughout December on a full board basis.
Guests can take a dip in the outdoor pool or laze in the sun on the terrace – Bel Jou is the perfect place to relax, set on a hilltop and surrounded by tropical gardens. For those who want to party, join an evening sunset cruise, drink rum punch and dance to the pulsating sounds of a steel band to celebrate Christmas Calypso-style.
Eight nights from £1,999 or 15 nights from £2,571 departing from London Gatwick on December 23.

Price includes include VIP door-to-door chauffeur service, return flights, airport taxes, 12-hour bar, porterage, two excursions (three on 15-night holidays) and travel insurance.

For details call free on 0800 414 8986 or visit

Editors: Saga’s Early Bird Price Promise is not just for Christmas, it covers all Saga holidays and cruises.