2016: The year of island hopping for Saga guestsMonday 30 November 2015
Saga guests cannot get enough of island hopping and so to meet demand the over-50s holiday company has added a new Scottish itinerary to its worldwide programme.
2016: The year of island hopping for Saga guests
Here’s the Saga Top 10 for 2016:
Scottish Island Hopping
The 4-star Marine Hotel in Troon is a grand base to enjoy hopping over to the Isles of Bute and Arran. In Bute, guests can visit Rothesay and Mount Stuart House and Gardens as well as joining an optional tour to explore the clifftop Culzean Castle.
The Isle of Arran is affectionately known as ‘Scotland in Miniature’ and guests can visit the quintessential Victorian ‘Highland’ estate, Brodick Castle, Garden & Country Park with its backdrop of Goatfell Mountain. Next stop is The Royal Hotel, in a beautiful location overlooking Campbeltown Harbour. From here guests can spend a day on the Isle of Islay and enjoy a guided tour of the Bowmore Whisky Distillery.
Five nights’ half-board from £699 departing June to October 2016
Islands of Antiquity
This magical three-centre tour of Malta, Gozo and Comino will reveal its 7,000 years of history including Neolithic temples, natural wonders including Comino's Blue Lagoon, the architectural splendours of the Knights of St John and heroic tales from World War II.
10 nights from £899, departing London Gatwick and Manchester airports from February to June and September to November 2016 (Price based on Feb 11, 2016 departure)
Islands of the Caribbean
Explore Tobago, Grenada, St Vincent and Bequia, staying in lovely hotels while travelling in a small group of up to 25 guests. Discover the rainforest, coral reefs and seabird sanctuaries as well as learning about the history of the islands on a trip to Grenada National Museum.
13 nights from £2,899 departing London Heathrow in May and Sept to November 2016
Taste of the Greek Islands
Enjoy breathtaking scenery and discover 5,000 years of history and culture while staying at three small hotels on Santorini, Paros and Naxos. Optional tours include sailings to magical Mykonos and the historic ruins of Delos.
14 nights from £1,149 departing Birmingham, Manchester, London Gatwick and Heathrow in May, June, September and October 2016 (Price based on May 10, 2016 departure)
Islands of the Aegean
This all-inclusive tour starts in Rhodes with sailings on the sparkling Aegean by catamaran to the islands of Leros and Symi to relax, explore and soak up the sun.
14 nights from £1,199 departing Birmingham, Manchester, London Gatwick and Heathrow airports in May, June, September and October 2016 (Price based on May 4, 2016 departure)
Azores Island Hopping
Explore three unspoilt islands with rugged cliffs, volcanic craters and bubbling hot springs. The tour includes spectacular São Miguel, Faial and Terceira where guests can explore and also join a whale-watching excursion.
14 nights from £1,549 departing London Gatwick from April to October 2016 (Price based on Apr 23, 2016 departure)
Islands in the Stream
From Lanzarote's volcanic landscapes, the beautiful beaches of Fuerteventura and the carnival atmosphere of Gran Canaria, bask in the contrasting Canary Islands’ cultures and year-round warmth of the Gulf Stream.
11 nights from £1,129 departing London Gatwick and Manchester airports in January, March to June and September to October 2016 (Price based on May 12, 2016 departure)
Jewels of the Adriatic
Spend seven nights on Croatia’s charming island of Rab to discover its natural and architectural beauty before hopping by ferry to Losinj to enjoy its mild climate and attractive coastline.
14 nights all-inclusive from £929 departing London Heathrow in May, June, September and October 2016 (Price based on Oct 5, 2016 departure)
Seychelles Island Explorer
Sail on sapphire blue seas to find white powder beaches on m/y Pegasus, a 45-metre motor yacht which has 21 air-conditioned cabins and an elegant lounge.
10 nights from £2,699 with a choice of regional airport departures from January to June and September to November 2016
Island Contrasts of the Indian Ocean
Discover the beautiful islands of Madagascar, Réunion and Mauritius on a 14-night Active Explorer tour in a group of up to 17 guests. In Madagascar see an incredible array of wildlife including the star attraction lemurs.
14 nights from £3,099 departing London Heathrow in January, March, May to July and September to November 2016.
For details call free on 0800 092 0083 or visit travel.saga.co.uk/holidays
Editors: Saga Holidays is the winner of 16 Gold British Travel Awards 2015 including Best for All-Inclusive Holidays, Best for Escorted Adventures, Best for Wildlife & Nature, Best for Special Interests and Best for Singles.
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