Barcelona

6 November 2017


Departing on 6 November 2017 and returning on 9 November 2017

Barcelona – 4 days 3 nights

DAY 1: Dénia – Barcelona

Early morning departure towards Barcelona. Stops en route in Peniscola or Taragona. Arrival and accommodation in the hotel.

DAY 2: Barcelona (Montserrat)

Breakfast and tour of Barcelona with official guide included passing the buzzing Plazas de Catalunya and Espana continuing to Montjuic with it’s beautiful view of the city, museums, Spanish village and castle. Continuing to the Gothic quarter passing the famous statue of Columbus and the Sagrada Familia Cathedral. Continuing to Montserrat with it’s monastery and the Basilica of the Virgin and museum. Return to the hotel, free time and accommodation.

DAY 3: Barcelona

Breakfast and free day in Barcelona or half day tour of the architectural building by Gaudi famous catalan architect with the Parque Guell continuing to the sacred family work with a visit to the temples with it’s impressive towers. Free afternoon and accommodation in the hotel.

DAY 4: Barcelona – San Sadurni – Castalla

Breakfast and departure towards Sant Sadurni with a visit to a famous wine cellar. Continue to the Costa Blanca with stops en route.

INCLUDED IN THE PRICE:

- Modern air conditioned bus with video, fridge, reclinable seats
- All transfers and excursions mentioned
- Visit of Barcelona with official guide
- Hotel Cristal/Exe laictana 4* in Ramblas area
- Half Board
- Gandia tours guide

NOT INCLUDED IN THE PRICE:

- Entrance fees to museums, monuments etc.

Prices:

20 to 25 pax: €380 per person
26 to 35 pax: €350 per person
36 to 46 pax: €330 per person
46 to 55 pax: €305 per person

Single supplement: €100

This trip has been initially priced at the 20 to 25 pax. This price will be reduced depending on the number of travellers. Price includes the visit to the winery on the last day.

A depostit of 200€ is required by 31 September 2017
Cost for a double room - 760€
Cost for a single room - 480€
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Pick up time from:
New Marina Denia - 8.30
McDonalds Denia - 8.45
Mas y Mas Ondara - 9.00

Alicante Castle & shopping

1 December 2017


A visit to the Santa Barbara Castle with 1 hour tour with English speaking quide

You can't fail to notice this impressive castle situated on an outcrop over looking Alicante City. It's one of the largest medieval fortresses in Europe and covers the complete summit of the Benacantil Mountain. Originally built by the Moors in the 10th century, the castle received its name from the conquest of King Alfonse the Wise that took place on 4th December 1248: Saint Barbara's day. Over the following centuries it was developed and extended leaving it with three main areas all dating from different eras.

Santa Barbara Castle has everything you would expect, cannons, a palace, dungeons, a moat, the ruins of a small church and of course that famous lookout tower.

After the castle visit we will have free time for lunch in Alicante followed by Christmas shopping

The price shown is based upon 35 travellers - the more travellers there are the lower the price will be

Cost per person - 12€
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Pick up time from:
New Marina Denia - 09.00
McDonalds Denia - 09.15
Mas y Mas Ondara - 09.30

Christmas in Nerja

23 December 2017


Departing on 23 December 2017 and returning on 27 December 2017

Sharing with the U3A Vall del Pop

5 days 4 nights

Staying at the 4* Hotel Marinas de Nerja

4* Hotel to include
Special Christmas Eve Buffet
& Gala Christmas Day Meal.

Offering impressive sea views and accommodation with balconies, Marinas de Nerja Hotel is set on Punta Lara Beach. It features a spa and a restaurant set on the beach.

Excursions include trips to Malaga, Almunecar and Frigilana.

Reserved on half board basis, and includes wine and water with meals and all coach travel.

At present the pick up point is the large car park opposite the bodega at Jalon but the travel agent has been asked to arrange a pick up point nearer to Dénia

I will be compiling a waiting list once the coach is full. Just email pamrowlinson@gmail.com

A depostit of 75€ is required by 30 April 2017
Cost for a double room - 750€
Cost for a single room - 515€
This event is fully booked.

Travel and Events for 2018

7th February - Benidorm Palace

25th March - Cartagena 3 nights, 4 days

7th May - Jerez Horse Fair - 3 nights, 4 days

The Jerez Horse Fair (Feria de Caballo) which is traditionally the first week in May is an exciting and lively event that brings the entire city to the Gonzalo Hontoria Fairgrounds, which cover 52,000 square metres, giving ample space for the finest horses of Jerez as synonymous with the city as sherry and flamenco, to show off their moves to the crowds who flock to the two hundred or so casetas which, unlike Seville's, are mainly open to the public, and other attractions.

The history of the Jerez Horse Fair goes back over 500 years, to the commercial livestock fairs that were established in April and September, in the time when Jerez was just a small town back during the reign of Alfonso X El Sabio (the Wise).

The Jerez Horse fair is open to the public. No tickets are required except for special events. The centre of activity is in the Parque González Hontoria in the north of the city located on Avenida Alvero Domeq by the intersection with Paseo la Roseleda. Unlike Seville Feria most of the casetas in Jerez are open to the public. A highlight is to watch the informal horse and carraige procession which takes place from the Monday until the closing Sunday from 13.00hrs to 19.30 hrs.



Benidorm Palace

7 February 2018

Departing on 7 February 2018 and returning on 8 February 2018

7th February Departure by Bus from Dénia to Benidorm.

Arrival at Hotel Melia**** with free time in Benidorm

Evening show and dinner in Benidorm Palace

8th February Breakfast at hotel

Free morning in Benidorm

Departure by bus from Benidorm to Dénia at Midday

Group from 30 to 39 people - €109 per person

Group from 40 to 49 people - €105.50 per person

Group from 50 to 55 people - €102.50 per person


Cost for a double room - 218€
Cost for a single room - 138€
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Pick up time from:
New Marina Denia - 9.30
McDonalds Denia - 9.45
Mas y Mas Ondara - 10.00

Wine Tasting

22 February 2018


A WINE EXPERIENCE FOR APPRECIATORS OF FINE WINES

DATE: Thursday 22nd February 2018

VENUE: New Café Solés, Las Marinas

TIME: 6.30 PM

COST: €15 per person

To include samples of 4 wines, 1 white, 2 red and 1 Prosecco and a glass of whichever you prefer

A presentation from Mark O’Neill

Tapas

Santa Ana Malbec from Argentina

Guilhem Rouge from France

Rimera Luz Sauvignon

Fiabesco Prosecco

Mark O’Neill, an Irishman who lives in Valencia, has 30yrs experience in the wine industry and is holder of the prestigious WSET Diploma.

He has an online business called The Wine Place.es TheWinePlace.es – an online store offering wine lovers in Spain the opportunity to enjoy carefully selected imported wines.

Mark writes weekly columns in the Spanish newspapers El Mundo and 5 Barricas sharing his experiences and ideas on the world of wine with the readers. He also broadcasts a weekly wine programme on Levante Radio.

He is also a WSET Approved Programme Provider offering courses to professionals and wine enthusiasts, cursos.thewinplace.es. His objective is to introduce a global perspective for those working in the wine business while providing wine enthusiasts with the confidence to explore the world of wine.

Cost per person - 15€
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Cartagena - 3 nights, 4 days

25 March 2018


Departing on 25 March 2018 and returning on 28 March 2018

Day 1 25/03 - Leaving Denia, lunch en route. Afternoon arrival at the hotel, free time. Dinner at the hotel.

Day 2 26/03 - Breakfast . Going to Shopping Plaza la Zenia. Free time for lunch . Afternoon back to the hotel . Free Time . Dinner at the hotel.

Day 3 27/03 - Breakfast . Leaving in the morning to visit Cartagena :

Visit Licor 43 factory .
Teatro Museum , old town hall and the main buildings in its old town.

Lunch at a local restaurant . (in between 17 and 20eur p.p.)
Panoramic lift view point.(1eur)

After some free time at Cartagena, late afternoon back to the hotel . Dinner at the hotel.

Day 4 28/03 - Breakfast. late morning back to Denia, lunch in route.

Price Includes : Bus + Rolf as tour guide + Local English speaking Guide in Cartagena + entry roman theatre + 3 hotel nights with Half Board

Cost for a double room - 430€
Cost for a single room - 255€
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