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JAZZ MAKARSKA To find out more visit New Orleans Jazz in Croatia Uncover the beauty of Croatia's southern coast on this holiday created for lovers of jazz. 7 nights ALL INCLUSIVE from £1039^ Including optional travel insurance or a reduction of £20 if not required§ Departing: May 16 (£1039), 2019. Holiday code: AN43Y All breakfasts, lunches and dinners Free bar open 12 hours a day Five evenings of live New Orleans jazz Two jazz talks Excursion to Makarska Jazz host and dedicated Saga representative Welcome drink and drinks reception Porterage at your hotel Optional travel insurance and additional cancellation rights, or a reduction if not required§ Return flights and transfers. l l l l l l l l l Meteor Hotel QQQQ Set next to a shingle beach and close to the centre of scenic Makarska, this locally rated 4-star hotel has an indoor pool, two bars and 278 bedrooms, each with a balcony. The free bar is in the dedicated lounge which has an outdoor terrace. It is open from 11am to 11pm for local alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks. Free drinks may only be consumed in the lounge ­ if you want to enjoy drinks elsewhere in the hotel, these can be purchased from one of the other bars. Sunset over the Makarska Riviera Enjoy live jazz from John Shillito's Band Cool down in the pool Your programme Enjoy five exuberant evenings of New Orleans jazz courtesy of The John Shillito Band. This exuberant band, made up of veteran performers who have all been playing at the highest levels since the 1950s, will also perform ballads, vaudeville classics and pulse-quickening street parade anthems. John Shillito, who leads the band on trumpet and vocals, will also act as your jazz host and will give two entertaining talks during your stay. In addition to indulging your passion for jazz, you can look forward to a drinks reception with your fellow guests. You can enjoy an included excursion to Makarska, and are free to join a range of optional excursions that include trips to UNESCO-listed Dubrovnik, historic Split and Trogir, Krka Waterfalls, and more. You might also like to join cruises along both the Makarska and Norin rivers. Location Biokovo Mountain provides a magnificent backdrop to the clear waters and pebble beaches of the Makarska Riviera. The long stretches of beach here are considered to be one of the major attractions and are regarded by some as the most scenic of the Adriatic Coast. The sweeping forested slopes protect dozens of seaside villages including the small town of Makarska, which has an excellent setting beside a horseshoe-shaped bay. Explore the narrow streets and markets, admire the 16th-century Franciscan monastery and discover elegant St Mark's Cathedral in the town's main plaza. Extend your holiday Your host ­ John Shillito John Shillito pursued a music career in London where he lived there for 15 years and led his own band, after moving down from Sheffield. to pursue a music career in London. Having gone on to tour the UK and European jazz scenes with John Barnstable's Chosen Six, he settled in Devon, where he's worked ever since ­ when not hosting music holidays for Saga! He is the lead trumpeter in his field and is always a popular host with Saga guests. The band ­ John Shillito Band The John Shillito Band play a lively variety of traditional jazz and blues led by John on trumpet and vocals and he will be joined by five equally enthusiastic and experienced band members. 7 nights from £530. All inclusive. Stay an extra week at the Meteor Hotel. Please call for details. SAVE £50 on all advertised prices when you book by Feb 28, 2019 New Orleans Jazz in Croatia. ^All prices are £s per person based on two people sharing with flights from Gatwick to Split on 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 or to travel from a local airport (both subject to availability and extra charges may apply) please visit or call for further details. See enclosed Essential Information. 20 Please quote SPN34 Questions on an existing booking? Call FREE on 0800 300 600 or visit