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The Balearic Islands are composed of the major islands of Majorca, Minorca, and Ibiza.
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Take your pick from two tempting coves at this great value clifftop hotel.

A charming resort on Minorca's west coast.

Hotel Agamenon QQQQ

Stay and Relax

Enjoying an enviable location overlooking Es Castell’s pretty bay, the locally rated 4-star Hotel Agamenón is a haven for those seeking relaxation in the Minorcan sun

The white sandy beach at Cala Millor in Majorca is just a short step from this excellent all-inclusive hotel.

Enjoy a stay at a peaceful resort on Majorca's south coast.

It’s time to experience relaxation the Minorcan way at this fantastic value, all-inclusive hotel that's new to Saga…

Hotel Playa Azul QQQ

Stay and Relax

Enjoy a relaxing holiday on the island's sunny south coast

Expect the unexpected in this beautiful, cultured and historic island

The locally rated 4-star Hipotels Marfil Playa Hotel offers friendly service, excellent facilities and a fantastic location amid palm-framed grounds 150 metres from the beachfront promenade of Sa Coma.

Hotel San Luis QQQQ

Stay and Relax

Make the most of this hotel's excellent sporting facilities.

Hotel Riu Bravo QQQQ

Stay and Relax

This large and lively, cosmopolitan 4-star hotel is surrounded by beautiful shady gardens.

The 4-star Sentido Cala Viñas has a stunning location on Majorca’s south coast, making it ideal for a relaxing beach holiday. Enjoy a truly peaceful holiday on Majorca's south coast at this locally rated 4-star hotel.

Enjoy spectacular views in the picturesque mountains and countryside of Majorca, admiring waterfalls, wooded valleys, gentle streams and olive groves.

Can't choose between Minorca and Majorca? Have both with this relaxing two-centre stay. With seven nights on each, you've time to discover the charms of both beautiful islands...

Spanish Adventure

Saga Cruises

Uncover the centuries of history and fascinating cultures at the heart of some of the most famous cities of the Iberian Peninsula.


Spanish; Castilian -

Castillian Spanish is the official language, with other Spanish languages and dialects varying in different regions.

English isn’t widely used outside of the main coastal resorts, so you may find it very handy to learn a few words before you travel.


Tipping is similar to the UK: the typical amount in restaurants is 10% (most establishments don’t add a service charge to the bill). Taxi drivers and porters expect a small tip too.

Population and size

Spain has a population of 47.4 million, which is relatively low in comparison to other European countries such as France and Italy.

At 505,988 square kilometers, Spain is more than twice the size of the UK.


Euro - The currency is the euro, divided into 100 cents.


The main religion is Roman Catholic, which accounts for around two-thirds of the country, along with a small minority of Muslims.

When meeting new people, a handshake is the common greeting among men, and a kiss on the cheek between women – the number of kisses can vary, so prepare yourself for two or even three!

You’ll also find that the Spanish eat much later than we do in the UK, with lunch between 2-3.30pm and dinner between 9-11pm, so don’t be alarmed if you find yourself in a relatively quiet restaurant. Oh, and the Spanish love to party, so depending on when you visit you might find yourself embroiled in one of their many annual celebrations – including one that involves a battle with tomatoes!

Pablo Picasso is among Spain’s most celebrated sons, along with Antoni Gaudi, whose eccentric architecture dots the Barcelona cityscape. More recent times saw Spanish cinema come into its own with directors like Pedro Almodovar breaking into the English-speaking world. And films like the Guillermo del Toro’s darkly fantastic masterpiece, Pan’s Labyrinth, a Spanish-Mexican venture, solidified Spain as a big player in the film industry.


A few basic words of Spanish to get you started…

Hola – hello

Adios – goodbye

Por favor – please

Gracias – thank you

Si – yes

No – no

Perdon – excuse me

No hablo espanol – I don’t speak Spanish


Spain is one hour ahead of GMT, two in British summertime.


Mains voltage is 220-240 volts AC (50 cycles) and all sockets take small round two-pin plugs. You’ll need an adaptor for your British appliances, so remember to bring one with you as you probably won’t be able to find one in Spain.


The climate varies depending on the region, but generally the further south you go, the warmer it will be. The weather on the south and east coast is fairly reliable all year round, enjoying a balmy Mediterranean climate, while the interior tends to stay hot and dry as it’s located on a plateau.


As health information can change at any time, we’d advise you to consult your GP at least 12 weeks before departure.

Country-specific information and advice on possible health risks is also published by the National Travel Health Network and Centre – see, and The British Foreign and Commonwealth Travel Advice Unit provides important health and safety information for British nationals travelling abroad at

Passports and visas

You’ll need a current passport valid for the duration of your stay. British citizens don’t require a visa.


Smoking is banned in enclosed public areas and is not allowed on public transport, in bars or restaurants, except in designated areas. Be sure to remember this or you may be stuck with a hefty fine.

Flight time

London to Madrid and Barcelona – from 2 hours

London to Seville – from 2.5 hours

Places in the Balearics


A bohemian playground that uncovers its true character out of season


Step ashore the Queen of the Balearics, the island that thinks it's a continent


Soak up in the relaxed atmosphere of this charming island, which basks in sunshine 330 days each year