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Escorted Tour - pace 2
Escorted Tour Pace 2

The Canaries: Islands in the Stream

Canary Islands

from £1,229.00 11 2

Including optional travel insurance or a discount of £24.00 if not required
  • Breakfasts and more All breakfasts and more
Discover the delights of this charming archipelago on your island-hopping tour

Warmed by the currents of the Gulf Stream, the Canary Islands benefit from year-round sunshine and diverse landscapes. 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.

Including...

  • Optional travel insurance and additional cancellation rights, or a discount if not required
  • Return flights and transfers
  • All breakfasts and all dinners
  • Last 4 nights are all inclusive (3 lunches and a free 12 hour bar)
  • Excursions as described
  • Saga tour manager
  • Porterage at all hotels
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11 nights

Day 1 UK-Lanzarote

Costa Calero hotel

Fly to Lanzarote and stay four nights at the locally rated 4-star Hotel Costa Calero (4Q) which overlooks the marina.


Day 2 Timanfaya National Park

Timanfaya National Park

Today's half-day excursion explores the Martian-esque landscape of Timanfaya National Park, a striking volcanic region of craters and frozen lava chambers.

Timanfaya National Park Lanzarote Canary Islands Spain Europe

Day 3 Arrecife and the César Manrique Foundation

Cesar Manrique

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

Arrecife Lanzarote Canary Islands Spain Europe

Day 4 Ramble to Puerto del Carmen

Fishing boats in Puerto del Carmen

Enjoy a clifftop ramble to the popular town of Puerto del Carmen, famed for its golden-sand beaches. You'll have time to explore the resort independently before returning to the hotel by boat.

Puerto del Carmen Lanzarote Canary Islands Spain Europe

Day 6 Lanzarote-Fuerteventura

Corralejo

Travel to Playa Blanca and take a short ferry crossing to Fuerteventura. Transfer to the locally rated 4-star Barceló Corralejo Bay (4Q) where you spend the next three nights.


Day 6 Betancuria

Betancuria

Today's half-day excursion takes you to Betancuria, an historic settlement and the island's former capital. You'll also pass through many picturesque villages along the way.

Betancuria Fuerteventura Canary Islands Spain Europe

Day 7 Fuerteventura At leisure

Barcelo Corralejo Bay hotel

Enjoy a day at leisure to relax or explore.


Day 8 Fuerteventura-Gran Canaria

Las Palmas cathedral

Transfer to Morro Jable, where you'll board the ferry to Gran Canaria. During your crossing keep your eyes peeled for whales and dolphins, and admire the views of the islands. You’ll arrive in Las Palmas and continue to the locally rated 4-star Riu Palmeras (4Q). Set in a secluded location in Playa del Inglés, this will be your welcoming base for the next four nights.


Day 9 Las Palmas de Gran Canaria

Doramas Park in Las Palmas

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.


Day 10 Playa del Inglés

Playa del Ingles

Today you can join an orientation walk around Playa del Inglés and have free time to explore Maspalomas independently.

Playa del Ingles Gran Canaria Canary Islands Spain Europe

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.



Optional excursions

Head into the mountains as you venture towards the centre of Gran Canaria, passing orchards and cornfields before reaching the village of Tejeda, set on the slopes of a crater. Standing 5,184 feet above sea level, a simple carved stone cross – the Cruz de Tejeda – marks the geographical centre of the island. Your tour continues to San Mateo and the town of Teror.

Cruz de Tejeda
Cruz de Tejeda Gran Canaria Canary Islands Spain Europe

Day 12 Gran Canaria-UK

Flight home

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


15 nights

Day 1 UK-Lanzarote

Costa Calero hotel

Fly to Lanzarote and stay four nights at the locally rated 4-star Hotel Costa Calero (4Q).


Day 2 Timanfaya National Park

Timanfaya National Park

Today's half-day excursion explores Timanfaya National Park.

Timanfaya National Park Lanzarote Canary Islands Spain Europe

Day 3 At leisure

Spend the day at leisure or perhaps take an optional tour.



Optional excursions

Perhaps join an optional tour of Lanzarote’s north-west coast, visiting Mirador

View of the north coast of Lanzarote

Day 4 Ramble to Puerto del Carmen

Fishing boats in Puerto del Carmen

Enjoy a cliff-top ramble to Puerto del Carmen, returning by boat.

Puerto del Carmen Lanzarote Canary Islands Spain Europe

Day 6 Lanzarote-Fuerteventura

Corralejo

Travel to Playa Blanca and take a short ferry crossing to Fuerteventura. Transfer to the locally rated 4-star Barceló Corralejo Bay (4Q), your base for the next three nights.


Day 6 Betancuria

Betancuria

A half-day excursion to Betancuria also passes charming local villages.

Betancuria Fuerteventura Canary Islands Spain Europe

Day 7 Fuerteventura At leisure

Barcelo Corralejo Bay hotel

Enjoy a day at leisure to relax or explore.


Day 8 Fuerteventura-Gran Canaria

Las Palmas cathedral

Board the ferry to Gran Canaria. You’ll arrive in Las Palmas and stay four nights in the secluded setting of the locally rated 4-star Riu Palmeras (4Q).


Day 9 Las Palmas de Gran Canaria

Doramas Park in Las Palmas

An included full-day excursion reveals Las Palmas’ old town, including the house believed to have been occupied by Christopher Columbus. Lunch included.


Day 10 Playa del Inglés

Playa del Ingles

Today you can join an orientation walk around Playa del Inglés and have free time to explore Maspalomas independently.

Playa del Ingles Gran Canaria Canary Islands Spain Europe

Day 11 Playa del Inglés

A day at leisure or join an optional excursion to Cruz de Tejeda.



Optional excursions

Head into the mountains as you venture towards the centre of Gran Canaria, passing orchards and cornfields before reaching the village of Tejeda, set on the slopes of a crater. Standing 5,184 feet above sea level, a simple carved stone cross – the Cruz de Tejeda – marks the geographical centre of the island. Your tour continues to San Mateo and the town of Teror.

Cruz de Tejeda
Cruz de Tejeda Gran Canaria Canary Islands Spain Europe

Day 12 Gran Canaria-Tenerife

Tenerife

Head to Agaete for your ferry crossing to Tenerife. Enjoy an orientation tour and transfer to the locally rated 5-star Best Hotels Semiramis (4Q), just outside Puerto de la Cruz, where you’ll stay four nights on an all-inclusive basis, including a free 12-hour bar.


Day 13 San Cristobal de La Laguna

Cathedral of San Cristobal de la Laguna

Included excursion to UNESCO-protected San Cristóbal de la Laguna.

San Cristobale de la Laguna Tenerife Canary Islands Spain Europe

Day 14 Puerto de la Cruz

Hotel Semiramis

Day at leisure or join an optional excursion to Loro Parque.



Optional excursions

Situated in the village of Punta Brava, Loro Parque claims to house the world’s largest collection of parrots, with over 300 species. The Loro Parque Fundación is actively engaged in parrot research and conservation work.

Loro Parque Punta Braca Tenerife Canary Islands Spain Europe

Day 15 Las Canadas National Park and Mount Teide

Mount Teide

Afternoon excursion to Las Cañadas National Park and Mount Teide, followed by a farewell dinner tonight.

Mount Teide Tenerife Canary Islands Spain Europe

Day 16 Tenerife-UK

Flight home

Travel to the airport this morning for your return flight to the UK.