The Canaries: Islands in the Stream

Overview

Warmed by the currents of the Gulf Stream, the Canary Islands benefit from year-round sunshine and diverse scenery. As you venture from one island to the next on this island-hopping tour, you'll discover the character of each, from Lanzarote's volcanic landscapes and the beautiful beaches of Fuerteventura, to the carnival atmosphere of Gran Canaria and Tenerife's historic side.

What's Included:

  • 15 nights in hotels
  • 40 meals: 15 breakfasts, 10 lunches and 15 dinners
  • Free bar open up to 12 hours a day on seven nights of your holiday.
  • Return flights and transfers
  • Saga tour manager
  • Porterage at all hotels
  • Timanfaya National Park tour
  • Arrecife and the César Manrique Foundation
  • Puerto Calero boat ride
  • Scenic inter-island ferry crossings
  • Historic Betancuria
  • Las Palmas orientation tour
  • Las Palmas old town
  • Orientation tour of Playa del Inglés
  • San Cristóbal de la Laguna tour
  • Tour of Las Canadas National Park and Mount Teide

Full Itinerary

Day 1: UK-Lanzarote

Fly to Lanzarote and stay four nights on a half-board basis at the locally rated 5-star Arrecife Gran Hotel and Spa. D

Day 2: Timanfaya National Park

Today's half-day excursion explores the Martian-esque landscape of Timanfaya National Park. B, D

Day 3: Arrecife and the César Manrique Foundation

Visit the capital and tour the former home and gallery of the island's most famous artist on today's included half-day trip. B, D

Day 4: Puerto Calero boat ride

Take the bus to Puerto Calero, then return by boat to Puerto del Carmen and ramble along the promenade back to the hotel. B, D

Day 5: Lanzarote-Fuerteventura

Travel to Playa Blanca and cross to Fuerteventura by ferry. Transfer to the the locally rated 4-star Hotel Ereza Mar where you stay on an all-inclusive basis for three nights. B, L, D

Day 6: Betancuria

A half-day excursion takes you to Betancuria, an historic settlement and the island's former capital. B, L, D

Day 7: Fuerteventura At leisure

Enjoy a day at leisure to relax or explore. B, L, D

Day 8: Fuerteventura-Gran Canaria

Transfer to Morro Jable and board the ferry to Gran Canaria. On arrival in Las Palmas you continue to Playa del Inglés and the locally rated 4-star Riu Palmeras for a four-night, full-board stay. B, D

Day 9: Las Palmas de Gran Canaria

An included full-day excursion reveals Las Palmas’ old town. At the Museo Canario you'll see an extensive collection of artefacts and mummies of the Guanche, who lived in the Canaries between 1000BC and 100BC. You can admire the endemic blooms of Doramas Park, and you'll see the house in which Christopher Columbus supposedly stayed before his first expedition to America. B, L, D

Day 10: Playa del Inglés

Today you can join an orientation walk around Playa del Inglés and you'll have free time to explore the vast sand dunes of Maspalomas independently. B, L, D

Day 11: Playa del Inglés

Spend the day at leisure or perhaps join an optional excursion to Cruz de Tejeda and discover the island’s beautiful, mountainous interior. B, L, D

Day 12: Gran Canaria-Tenerife

Head to Agaete and cross to Tenerife by ferry. Enjoy an orientation tour and transfer to the locally rated 5-star Best Hotels Semiramis, just outside Puerto de la Cruz, where you’ll stay four nights on an all-inclusive basis. B, L, D

Day 13: San Cristóbal de La Laguna

Take an included excursion to the UNESCO-listed, colonial city of San Cristóbal de la Laguna. B, L, D

Day 14: Las Cañadas National Park and Mount Teide

Mount Teide Afternoon excursion to Las Cañadas National Park and Mount Teide – the third highest volcano in the world – before a farewell dinner at the hotel. B, L, D

Day 15: Puerto de la Cruz

Colourful houses of Puerto de la Cruz town Spend the final day of your holiday as you choose. B, L, D

Day 16: Tenerife-UK

Travel to the airport for your return flight to the UK. B

Hand Picked By

Clare Hughes

As a main agent for Saga, we know that their escorted tours are the perfect adventure, whether you want to see the famous sites on a Discover tour, set off on an incredible adventure on a Go For It holiday, or explore off the tourist trail as part of a small group.

Clare Hughes

Additional Information

  • Date: Various departure dates from February 2019 to April 2019
  • Board Basis: Mixed meal plan
  • Duration: 15 nights
  • Departure Airport: Birmingham
  • Guide Price: From £1,999pp
  • Saving up to £460 per couple
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