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Unearthly landscapes and enchanting forests await on a captivating Canary Islands voyage with award-winning Saga Cruises

Stargaze with experts as part of a Saga Canary Islands cruise

For the ideal winter escape, head for the Canary Islands – and sailings to the Spanish archipelago with award-winning Saga Cruises offers a one-of-a-kind holiday experience. You will find more than pristine beaches, the sultry climate and appetising Mediterranean cuisine to enjoy.

With a variety of itineraries that take you off the beaten track and on the trail of some of the island’s most awe-inspiring sceneries, Saga guests will be spoilt for choice when it comes to uncovering the treasures of the Canaries.

Comprising seven main islands, there are plenty of opportunities to explore this idyllic archipelago on board Saga’s contemporary and cosy fleet. Saga Pearl II carries only 449 passengers while Saga Sapphire offers a 720-guest capacity, contributing to a friendly ambience on board. On shore, Saga offers an abundance of excursions that will appeal to your inner adventurer.

Star struck

Bathe in the glow of a sunset from a fantastic vantage point after hiking 7,500ft up Mount Teide on Tenerife as part of the Sunset and Stars on Teide excursion. After a dinner of regional culinary delights, look to the sky to admire the constellations with the help of an expert astronomer. Cruisers seeking something a little different on their holiday might well enjoy this special tour, which is available on the 18-night Jewels of the Canary Islands itinerary on board Saga Pearl II, round-trip from Southampton. It departs on 20 November 2017, from £2,711pp.

Feel the heat

You can also find more volcanoes at Lanzarote’s Timanfaya National Park. Formed around three centuries ago after a series of volcanic eruptions, the resulting landscape today is remarkably surreal and moon-like, with black and red mountains and craters adding to its otherworldly charm. Despite being classed as dormant, there is a magma chamber underneath the park’s surface, producing geothermal heat that is so strong you can even cook with it. This fascinating excursion is available on the 12-night Madeira and the Canaries cruise on board Saga Sapphire, round-trip from Southampton, from £2,239pp departing 16 October 2017.

Fresh and green

If you fancy something completely different to the beaches and volcanoes of the Canary Islands, take a Saga cruise that calls at La Palma. This enchanting island isn’t nicknamed La Isla Bonita or ‘The Pretty Island’ for nothing – its UNESCO-protected rainforest to its north coast draws many hikers wanting to take in its luscious forest, and a guided tour through Los Tilos forest affords a glimpse into a prehistoric world
of rugged nature.

Alongside well thought out excursions to the Canary Islands, guests can experience first-class service on board and a range of dining options to cater to any tastes – the hallmarks of an exceptional Saga cruise.

For more information, call 0800 008 5053 or visit saga.co.uk/canaries.