28 October 2019, 10:48

Holiday jewels need not cost the earth

  • 11 nights in ‘Land of the Eagle’ Albania from £999
  • All-inclusive 14-nights Jewels of Spain from £1,049
  • Jewels of Croatia from £1,249

Fascinating destinations, fine hotels and included tours with expert guides usually come with a price tag but with Saga it’s possible to find an all-inclusive tour of Croatia or Spain for under £75pp a night, and an 11-night exploration of Albania for less than £1,000pp including flights.

The relaxed, two-week Jewels of Croatia break starts at £1049 pp for the April 13, 2020 departure and includes a tour of the ruins of Salona, home to 60,000 people during the Roman Empire, guided excursions to UNESCO-listed Trogir and Split – and a stay on the island of Brac, where guests can enjoy a wine-tasting in a traditional village.

Like most Saga holidays, return flights and transfers, all accommodation, most meals and a tour manager are included in the price of the break, which also features three nights on the Makarska Riviera, with an additional optional excursion to Dubrovnik.

Three UNESCO World Heritage sites feature on the Land of the Eagle holiday to Albania – Gjirokastra, birthplace of former communist dictator Enver Hoxha; Butrint, where archaeological sites include a Greek theatre; and Berat, the “city of a thousand windows”, where guests enjoy lunch in a local home.

Time in the capital, Tirana, includes a visit to cultural hub Bunk’ Art 1 for tea with a leading Albanian artist. The price, starting at £999pp for the April 20, 2020 departure, includes visits to Llogara National Park and the Sultan’s Castle at Elbasan.

There’s even more value in the 14-night, all-inclusive Jewels of Spain tour, from £1,249pp for the October 06, 2020 departure, with a visit to the Maserof wine museum and a tour of a 300-year-old farmhouse and winery in the beautiful Jalon Valley.

Four nights on the Costa Blanca, and time to explore cathedrals and castles, as well as the ancient port of Cartagena and villages of the stunning Lecrin Valley, offer a flavour of Spanish heritage and traditions – and, of course, the sunshine climate.

For details call free on 0800 092 0803 or visit saga.co.uk

Jewels of Croatia
14 nights all-inclusive from £1049pp, with a choice of departures from Gatwick in April, May and September 2020.

Land of the Eagle
11 nights from £999pp, choice of 12 departures from London Gatwick between April and October 2020.

Jewels of Spain
14 nights all-inclusive from £1,249pp, choice of departures from London Heathrow and Gatwick between April and October 2020.

Prices include return flights, airport taxes, accommodation, most meals, porterage, tour manager, optional travel insurance and additional cancellation rights, or a discount if passenger has own insurance. 



Alex Brazier

Notes to editors

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