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Garden tours

Our verdict:

Saga Holidays has a great range of expert-led special interest holidays from archaeology and art to bird watching and music. We particularly like these gardening tours to the UK, Europe, the Caribbean and South Africa, including a wonderful island-hopping trip to Croatia. It’s over-50s only, and some have no single supplement.

Recommended tour operator: Saga Holidays

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Saga Holidays says

Our special interest holidays are a fantastic option if you’re travelling solo and aged 50 or over. With dancing, archaeology, art appreciation, bird watching, gardens, music and walking to choose from, there’s pretty much something for everyone.

  • great value
  • no single supplement on selected trips
  • over-50s only

The key to their rising popularity lies in the combination of a very social atmosphere, carefully-crafted itineraries with fantastic value for money and knowledgeable tour hosts.

All our special interest holiday include the services of an expert host, a programme of talks and excursions and a welcome drinks reception. Many offer single rooms with no extra cost.

We offer garden holidays from 4 nights up to 15 nights in the UK, Europe, St Lucia and South Africa. Whichever destination you choose, you will have the opportunity to enjoy the beauty and diversity of some of the world’s most spectacular gardens – both famous examples such as Monet’s garden at Giverny and unknown gems such as the private baroque gardens of Palazzo Parisio on the island of Malta.

There’s one departure that is exclusively for solo travellers – go island-hopping on Croatia’s Ancient Gardens to see the historic monastery gardens of Dubrovnik, the Lokrum arboretum, the elegant Villa Sorkocevic garden and 500-year old oriental plane trees.

Find out more about our garden holidays and other special interest holidays.

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