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BIRDWATCHING MAKARSKA RIVIERA BIRDWATCHING SPAIN The magnificent marsh harrier A pair of woodchat shrikes Birdwatching in Croatia 7 nights ALL INCLUSIVE from £1149^ Including optional travel insurance or a reduction of £20 if not required§ Departing: May 8 (£1149) and Sep 12, 2019 (£1229). Holiday code: AB09Y. All breakfasts, lunches and dinners Free bar open 12 hours a day Local wine and water at lunch and dinner Five birdwatching excursions Local birdwatching guide and services of a Saga host Welcome drink and drinks reception Exclusive Saga lounge Fruit and water in your room on arrival Optional travel insurance and additional cancellation rights, or a reduction if not required§ Porterage at your hotel Return flights and transfers l l l l l l l l l l Birdwatching in Almeria 7 nights ALL INCLUSIVE from £1099^ Including optional travel insurance or a reduction of £20 if not required§ Departing: Sep 21 (Limited availability) and 28 (£1119 £1099), 2019. Holiday code: AB008 All breakfasts, lunches and dinners Free bar open 13 hours a day Wine and water at lunch and dinner Five birdwatching excursions Five birdwatching briefings from your wildlife host Wildlife host and Saga representative Welcome drink and drinks reception Optional travel insurance and additional cancellation rights, or a reduction if not required§ Return flights and transfers Porterage at your hotel l l l l l l l l l Croatia is home not only to scenic landscapes and historic cities, but an impressive variety of birds which you can watch for on this exciting holiday Your programme Biokovo Mountain: The Biokovo range has a wealth of plant and animal life. look out for birds such as the Short-toed eagle, the scops owl and eagle owl. River Neretva: The Neretva valley is a protected area and important bird area. Cruise the delta and watch for bitterns and Baillon's crakes. Krka National Park: This park with its rivers, waterfalls and lakes is home to native and migratory birds. River Cetina: Here you'll find grasslands, forests and wetlands, a landscape that supports goosander, little bittern, rock partridge and the common crane. Pantan Reserve and Trogir: The Pantan nature reserve provides an ideal habitat for many wetland birds. Later visit the historic harbour town of Trogir. Meteor Hotel QQQQ: Situated in front of an attractive shingle beach on the Makarska riviera, the locally rated 4-star Meteor Hotel has an indoor pool, restaurant, two bars and a Saga lounge where free drinks may be consumed. 278 bedrooms. Discover the birds of Almeria on this exciting birdwatching holiday. Visit the Natural Parks of Cabo de Gata and Los Véléz, explore desert and mountain areas and spend a day at the wetlands, as you watch for the many and varied species of birds. Your Programme... Cabo de Gata Natural Park ­ the marshes and wetlands: This park is a protected area, Biosphere Reserve and Special Bird Protection Area. Look out here for the marsh harrier, hoopoe and greater flamingo. Cabo de Gata Natural Park ­ the Steppes and Gypsum: In these areas you may see the blue rock thrush, black wheatear, little owls and perhaps even a bee-eater. Tabernas desert and mid arid mountain: This arid semi-desert region is home to the lark, European roller, wagtails, kestrels. If you're lucky, you may spot a golden eagle! The west coast of Almeria ­ wetlands: Here waterbirds include Andouin and slender-billed gulls, shelduck and shoveller ducks, egrets and more. Los Vélez Natural Park: This diverse park is a 'special protection zone' whose 'stars' include the griffon vulture and lesser kestrel. Hotel Barceló Cabo de Gata QQQQ This locally rated 4-star beachfront hotel is just a short distance from Cabo de Gata Natural Park. With gardens and two outdoor pools this modern, 230-room hotel makes an ideal base for relaxing after a day bird watching. You can extend your holiday at Hotel Barceló Cabo de Gata. Please call for details. SAVE an additional £50 on all advertised prices when you book by Feb 28, 2019 Birdwatching in Croatia. ^All prices are £s per person based on two people sharing with flights from Gatwick to Split with the charter services of Thomas Cook Airlines. Prices are subject to availability and may change. Current prices will be confirmed at the time of booking. § A reduction of £20 (7 nights) or £54 (14 nights) applies if you do not need the optional travel insurance and additional cancellation rights. For single accommodation (subject to availability and extra charges may apply) please visit saga.co.uk/holidays or call for further details. See enclosed Essential Information. SAVE £20 ^on Sep 28 departure when you book by Feb 15, 2019 SAVE and additional £50 on all advertised prices when you book by Feb 28, 2019 Birdwatching in Almeria. ^All prices are £s per person based on two people sharing with flights from Gatwick to Almeria with the charter services of Thomas Cook Airlines. Prices are subject to availability and may change. Current prices will be confirmed at the time of booking. § A reduction of £20 (7 nights) or £54 (14 nights) applies if you do not need the optional travel insurance and additional cancellation rights. For single accommodation (subject to availability and extra charges may apply) please visit saga.co.uk/ holidays or call for further details. See enclosed Essential Information. To book see page 67 and call FREE on 0800 056 6078 or visit saga.co.uk/special-interests19 Please quote SPN34 47