Whether it’s a safari across the great plains of Africa or a rail journey through the Rocky Mountains, there is a world of choice out there with Saga.
Saga has been creating incredible holidays – designed especially for the over 50s – for almost 70 years. During that time, the company has tailored its offering, perfecting it with inclusions that are known and loved by customers, including a VIP door-to-door travel service on long-haul holidays and river cruises, optional travel insurance and a money-back guarantee if your clients don’t love their holiday. What’s not to like?
From roads to rail
After a turbulent start to 2020, your clients are going to want to embrace travel in 2021 – and Saga offers tours to every corner of the globe. Why not try offering them something off the beaten track? Uzbekistan: Heart of the Silk Road is a ten-night tour of the Central Asian country. Exploring the ancient cities of Tashkent and Khiva, Saga takes your client on a journey past towering minarets and turquoise domes before travelling through the Red Desert, where traders used to lead their silk-laden camels.
Rail enthusiasts will love The Great Indian Rail Journey, a 15-night tour of northern India taking in the likes of Jaipur, Agra and Chandigarh, where travellers can board the famous Toy Train, part of the Unesco World Heritage Site of the Mountain Railways of India. This is a once-in-a-lifetime adventure – and the perfect chance to travel the vast country in the best way possible: by locomotive. Overall, guests will take six memorable train journeys across the country as they explore some of India’s most famous sites, including the majestic Taj Mahal.
If your clients are looking for something a little closer to home, why not book them on a Jewels of Croatia tour? This 14-night break sees guests explore the highlights of this Mediterranean gem, from Split, with its ancient palaces and cathedrals to Brac, a sleepy island paradise. Travellers will be able to sample the renowned local wine on an optional excursion or visit the medieval town of Dubrovnik, with the cobbled streets of the Old Town overlooking the Mediterranean Sea.
Solo tours and specialist holidays
There is also a wide range of tours exclusive to solo travellers – whether your client wants to enjoy a little independence, needs their own room when travelling with a friend or just wants to explore a dream destination that a partner has already visited. One example is a solo tour of Costa Rica. Your client will travel in a group of fellow solo travellers no bigger than 25 people, keeping it nice and intimate. Everything is taken care of: your client will be picked up at their door, fast-tracked through airport security and given lounge access. When in Costa Rica they’re met at the airport by a member of the Saga team before heading off to enjoy the lush rainforests of one of the most diverse ecosystems in the world. If you’ve got a group or society with a special interest, then why not talk to one of Saga’s trade team about the possibilities? There are birdwatching holidays in Costa Blanca or walking holidays in Montenegro. One of Saga’s most popular types of themed holidays are those specialising in gardens. Whether it’s a short four-night break seeing the gardens of Dorset or travelling a little farther and walking among the Moorish and Modern Gardens of Spain, there is plenty of choice available to budding horticulturalists.
Saga’s holidays cater specifically for the over-50s market. However, that doesn’t mean that all of its tours are the same. Know your client’s mobility level and make sure you choose a tour that’s right for them, based on Saga’s ratings.
Tours with a 1 rating are designed for those with less mobility. Any walking will be at a leisurely pace for no more than a few hours and travel between hotels will always be limited to shorter journeys. Tours marked as 2 will have more walking involved, sometimes on challenging terrain, but the itineraries are designed to offer plenty of options each and every day. Category 3 tours require a higher level of fitness and mobility. These are typically walking holidays, which can sometimes be on difficult terrain and at altitude. It will also be important that your client is comfortable getting in and out of different modes of transport, including 4x4s and boats.
Whoever your client, they will want to embrace travel in 2021 and you want them to book with an operator you can trust.
Inspiring itineraries and included extras
Saga’s team of holiday experts has scanned the globe for the best destinations and taken care of every detail, so your customers can make the most of their time on holiday. Many of the prices include tourist visas, hold baggage (even on low-cost airlines) and a VIP door-to-door travel service. In addition, all our holidays include excursions and visits to must-see sights, optional travel insurance and an experienced Tour Manager.
Saga Tour Managers help guests get the most out of the places they visit, sharing local knowledge and arranging activities that immerse them in the destination. They’ll accompany guests throughout their tour, making sure their holiday runs smoothly – from organising porterage of their luggage at each hotel to creating a sociable and inclusive atmosphere within the group.
VIP door-to-door service
Your customers can enjoy a hassle-free start and end to their holidays with our VIP door-to-door travel service, which is included on all long-haul holidays. We’ll pick your customers up from anywhere in the UK and take them to and from the airport. Or if they prefer to take the train or drive themselves, we’ll arrange complimentary rail travel or airport parking.
Optional travel insurance is included in the price of Saga holidays and includes cover for more than 400 pre-existing medical conditions. If your customers are already covered and wish to opt-out of our travel insurance, a deduction can be made to their holiday price. Saga travel insurance is underwritten by Great Lakes Insurance SE, UK Branch. Cover is subject to some medical questions.
You and your customers can book with confidence thanks to Saga’s money-back guarantee.
Customers can book their first Saga holiday with peace of mind, knowing that if during the first 48 hours of their holiday they don’t think it’s for them, we’ll bring them home free-of-charge and refund the cost of their holiday. There’s only one way to discover what makes Saga holidays so good, and that’s by joining one!