Simply the Best! It’s official: Award-winning Saga is tops for solo travellers

Tuesday 17 February 2015

• Winner of Best for Singles at British Travel Awards 2014 • More than one fifth of Saga passengers travel on their own • Exciting destinations from China to South America and South Africa

Simply the Best! It’s official: Award-winning Saga is tops for solo travellers

More than 20% of Saga’s passengers are solo travellers who are attracted by the provision of single rooms at no extra cost on many hotel stays and tours. Saga also offers departures exclusively for solo travellers which aim to provide the same itinerary as the standard holiday.

Saga Holidays was voted Best for Singles at the British Travel Awards 2014 and here is a sample of some exciting solo holidays for over-50s:

A World in One Country

Discover wildlife in the Kruger National Park, wonder at Drakensburg’s mighty escarpment and the dramatic Garden Route where verdant forests and rolling hills tumble down to a flower-fringed coast. Among the highlights are exhilarating safaris and three nights in Cape Town, including an excursion to the Table Mountain.

17 nights from £2499, departing Heathrow to Johannesburg on March 21 and August 22, 2015.

Land of the Dragon

Marvel at the 6,000-strong Terracotta Warriors and visit Beijing’s imperial treasures as well as the 2008 Olympic Park to see the Bird’s Nest stadium on an escorted tour that combines ancient and modern China. Pay homage to Confucius at temples dedicated to the great philosopher and stroll along Shanghai’s cosmopolitan waterfront parade on this valued-packed journey.

11 nights from £2199, departing from Heathrow to Beijing on April 1, May 23 and August 20, 2015

The Jewel of Central America

From lush rainforests to the lively capital of San José, explore Costa Rica on this all-inclusive escorted tour.  Set between the Caribbean Sea and north Pacific Ocean, Costa Rica has a diverse ecosystem and guests can enjoy looking for wildlife including for monkeys, sloths and tropical birds.

14 nights from £2,199 departing London Heathrow on October 1, 2015 and Jan 14, 2016

South American Adventure

Brazil, Argentina and Chile - countries with their own distinctive spirit and identity. This tour celebrates the best of all three and takes in the breath-taking Andean Lakes, magnificent Iguassu Falls, as well as the beaches and bays of Rio de Janeiro.

15 nights from £3,799 departing Heathrow on October 5, 2015 and January 11, 2016

All holidays include VIP door-to-door chauffeur service, return flights and transfers, airport taxes, accommodation, most meals (or all-inclusive where stated), porterage, tour manager, tourist visa, travel insurance and cancellation cover.

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Editors: Saga Holidays is the winner of seven British Travel Awards 2014 including Best for Escorted Adventures, Best for Special Interests and Best for Singles, Best Specialist Small Ship Cruise Line, Best Holiday Company to Western Europe; to South East Asia and to Central and South America.

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