The Archaeology of Magical Minorca
Saga Hosted Hotels
Step back in time to walk in the footsteps of ancient civilisations and visit some of the most important archaeological sites on the island of Minorca. In addition to visiting well preserved Megalithic monuments from up to 1,000 BC, you can also jump forward to learn more about the Balearic island’s more recent history through visits to an uncovered Roman settlement, military installations from the island’s tumultuous 18th-century history, and 19th-century art on display in the capital, Mahon.
To enhance your holiday, which features five excursions with 11 archaeological visits, there will also be three talks from your expert host, detailing ‘Minorca through the Millennia’, ‘The Talaiots and Taulas of Minorca’ and ‘British Rule’.
11 visits to archaeological sites or museums
Cala Morelle, Pre-Historic Necropolis
Visit to Naveta D’es Tudons
Guided Tour of Ciutadella
Visit to Archaeological Site of Sanisera at Cavalleria Cape
Visit to the Talaiotic Settlement of Torrelafuda to see Talaios and Taulas
Guided tour of Mahon, Including visit to the Museum
Visit to Fort Marlborough & Military Museum, Mahon.
Visit to Torre D’en Galmo
Visit to Torralba D’en Salont
Visit to Monte Toro.
Visit to Museum Moli De Daly, Ancient Windmill
If you’re looking for a peaceful location surrounded by lovely Menorcan scenery and superb walking trails, this hotel is for you. Many of our guests return year after year to enjoy its tucked away location and excellent facilities like tennis courts, bowling greens and two outdoor swimming pools. If you like to keep active you’ll enjoy the guided walks and fitness classes including yoga and pilates, or there’s always the temptation to relax on your terrace or balcony and enjoy an included cocktail or two.
Expert Host talks
Welcome drinks reception
11 visits to archaeological sites or museums
All inclusive: All meals
Free bar open 13 hours a day - Unlimited free bar of standard local alcoholic drinks, wines, spirits, beers and juices
International flights. Prices are based on return flights with easyJet from London Gatwick. Supplements may apply from other airports
Return transfers direct to your hotel
S'Algar, Minorca, Balearic Islands
London Gatwick Airport
From £1,099 per person
Including optional travel insurance or a price reduction if not required
Food and drink
Discover authentic Mediterranean and international cuisine at the Terra Cafe Restaurant or enjoy a wide range of snacks at the Pool Snack Bar. Make sure to sample the local wine or enjoy a chat over a coffee at one of the three bars: the Aqua Lobby Bar, Fresco Pool Bar or Jumper Sports Bar.
During your stay, enjoy the following activities and entertainment. Some activities may have an extra cost and may change from time to time. Entertainment several times a week during the day and night (seasonal) including in-house entertainment shows, live music, mini-disco and professional shows Bowling green Yoga, pilates and stretching classes Located near Cami de Cavalls walking trail Guided walks Archery and rifle shooting Petanque and darts
All of the modern spacious 228 bedrooms have a balcony or terrace and are equipped with everything you expect from a 4-star hotel. Why not upgrade to a room with a sea view (subject to availability)?
- Outdoor swimming pool
- Sun terrace
- Bicycle hire
The resort of S’Algar stands on a rocky headland known for its coves, capes and islets. It’s a pretty, peaceful place with a scattering of bars and restaurants, all easily reached from the hotel along the long, level promenade. Walkers love heading off on the Cami de Cavalls walking trail - a famous bridlepath that encircles the whole island which is easily reached from the hotel.
We are delighted to welcome back the Hotel Alua Illa de Menorca, previously known as the Hotel San Luis. S'Algar has long been a favourite of Saga guests with its extensive leisure options including tennis courts, bowling greens and great walking on the nearby Cami de Cavalls, the bridle path that encircles the island. The new owners, AM Resorts, have refurbished and further improved the hotel interiors.
Richard Newsome, Head of Product
How to book excursions:
You can book online excursions through our call centre on 0808 189 8899 or in resort.
Cala Morelle, Prehistoric Necropoli
Visit this extraordinary prehistoric necropolis comprising 14 open caves that punctuate the cliffs along the island’s north coast around the cove of Cala Morell. Used as a resting place for the dead, the earliest graves on the site date to around 1,600 BC. Around 1,000 years later the necropolis was enlarged to accommodate collective burials which also took place here. Explore this fascinating site with its caves dedicated to the dead, some with entrance areas where offerings could be left, as well as architectural decoration on some.