Celebrate the life of Ol’ Blue Eyes in the Rat Pack’s desert playground with Saga

Monday 9 November 2015

Four weeks for price of three from £1,899 including flights

Celebrate the life of Ol’ Blue Eyes in the Rat Pack’s desert playground with Saga

Saga passengers who prefer the freedom of self-catering can ‘Do it their way’ in Palm Springs while celebrating the life of singer Frank Sinatra who was born 100 years ago, on December 12, 1915.

The award-winning Biarritz Apartments are in a prime location to explore California’s desert playground where Ol’Blue Eyes came to live when Hollywood Studios’ two-hour rule required its stars to be within easy reach of the film set.

Guests can visit Sinatra’s old haunts including Twin Palm Estate, the home where he spent time with Ava Gardner; dine on Steak Sinatra at Johnny Costa's which is still owned by Frank's one-time personal chef; party at the Purple Room, the Rat Pack hangout where Sinatra proposed to his fourth wife Barbara Marx or sit in Sinatra Corner at Melvyn's and meet owner Mel Haber shares his stories of the crooner's life.

In the heart of the Coachella Valley, nestling beneath the San Jacinto Mountains, the 110 Biarritz Apartments are individually decorated and each has one bedroom, a living room and kitchen. There is an outdoor pool, Jacuzzi and tennis courts while several world-class golf courses are within easy reach.

Palm Springs enjoys year-round sunshine combined with stunning natural beauty and there are many excellent hiking trails. Further attractions include Palm Springs Art Museum, Moorten's Cacti Garden, College of the Desert Street Market, Palm Springs Air Museum, Pioneertown – an Old West town built in the 1940s as a film and television set and the Palm Springs aerial tramway.

For those who want to discover more about the Golden Age celebrities are there are tours to highlight the stunning homes of stars including Bing Crosby, Bob Hope, Cary Grant, Dean Martin, Elizabeth Taylor, Kirk Douglas, Marilyn Monroe and Sammy Davis Jr.

For details call free on 0800 414 383 or visit travel.saga.co.uk/USA


15 nights from £1499 or four weeks for the price of three from £1899 based on May 26, Sep 1 & 15, 2016 departures. Four weeks for the price of three available Apr 14-Nov 10, 2016.

Price includes VIP door-to-door chauffeur service, return schedules from London Gatwick to Los Angeles (or Heathrow to Palm Springs for a supplement), transfers, accommodation, welcome pack, weekly maid service, Saga representative and optional travel insurance and additional cancellation rights, or a discount of £98 per person if passenger has own insurance. 

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