Mar Menor and Cartagena

25 March 2018

Departing on 25 March 2018 and returning on 28 March 2018

Three night, four day trip to Mar Menor and the Roman ruins in Cartagena

Sunday 25 to Wednesday 28 March 2018


Depart from Denia with a lunch stop on the way, arriving at the Costa Narejos Hotel in the afternoon. Situated in Los Alcazares, and just 100 meters from a lovely beach, this modern 4-star hotel has free wi-fi, a Turkish bath, spa and jacuzzi. Dinner is buffet-style with wine and water included.


After breakfast, we'll take a short drive to La Zenia shopping centre . All your favourite shops are here, ladies, and there is Decathlon and Leroy Merlin for the boys! There will be free time for shopping and there are plenty of options for lunch. We'll return to the hotel in the afternoon. Dinner and overnight.


After breakfast we'll take the coach to CARTAGENA.

Founded around 220BC, Cartagena boomed during the Roman period. With our local English speaking guide we'll be visiting the famous Roman Theatre Museum, a beautifully structured museum with an impressively restored 1st century amphitheatre.

We'll see the old town and, for those with a head for heights, we'll take the panoramic lift for a fabulous view of Cartagena and the surrounding area. There will then be free time to wander around the historic buildings with an optional lunch (€17-€20) before we return to the hotel late afternoon. Dinner and overnight.


After breakfast, we will be visiting the Licor 43 factory - Cartagena is famous for producing Licor 43 (Cuarenta Y Trés) and we'll be visiting the factory and sampling the wares.
We return to Denia stopping on the way back for lunch.


All meals are buffet style (no tourist menus) and include wine and water.

Local English-speaking guide in Cartagena

Entry to the Roman Theatre Museum

Trips are optional and you are under no obligation to take any of them if you prefer to do your own thing.

Cost for a double room - 436€
Cost for a single room - 257€
This event is fully booked.

Pick up time from:
New Marina Denia - 10.00
McDonalds Denia - 10.15
Mas y Mas Ondara - 10.30


19 April 2018

9:15 - Departure from Dénia by bus

10:15 - Arrival at el Palmar where we will meet our guide

10:30 - We go by bus to a Barraca (tradicional valencian house), where we'll get some explanations

11:30 - Walking tour of an hour to see the 3 different landscapes of the Albufera (very relaxed walk)

12:45/13:00 - Paella lunch at restaurant


Patatas Bravas

Valencian Paella (chicken and rabbit) or Arroz a banda (fish) or Vegetables Paella (vegetarian)




15:00 - Visit of Casa de la Demanà, a tradiTional fishermen building

16:00 - Boat tour to see some local fauna and flora of the area

17:00 - Departure by bus to Dénia.

Cost per person - 43€
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Pick up time from:
New Marina Denia - 8.45
McDonalds Denia - 9.00
Mas y Mas Ondara - 9.15

Familia Castano Vineyard, Yecla

18 May 2018

Day trip to Familia Castano vineyard, Yecla

Tours in the winery follow the different stages in winemaking. Listen to the detailed explanations and curiosities about vinification that our guides will provide you with and get know a bit more about wine. You will also be able to taste the best wines produced in Bodegas Castaño, a real pleasure to the senses.


11.30 Meet at Bodegas Castano

12.00 Walking tour in the Vineyard Dominio Espinal

13.00 Visit to Bodegas Castano

The tour is with an English speaking guide and is wheelchair friendly – the only place wheelchairs cannot access is a small cellar where the oak barrels of wine are stored – but these can also be seen in the warehouse.

14.00 Homemade meal paired with our wines
(4 different)

16.30 Visit to the shop

Once you have completed your shopping we will then board the coach for our return journey to Dénia.

Lunch is included in the restaurant situated in the heart of the ancient winery renewed to become a comfortable warm lunch room.

Enjoy traditional dishes according to our philosophy, carefully chosen and prepared, accompanied by the best fruit of our vineyards.



Homemade fried Almonds

Ham and Cured Cheese

Seafood Salad

Mixed Salad

Main Course:



Seasonal Fruit



Bodegas Castano D. O. Yecla


€35 per person including lunch

PLEASE NOTE: Please ensure that you select your preferred pick up point correctly – the first on the drop down list is always New Marina Las Rotas. If you don’t want to select the New Marina then please use the drop down list - MacDonald is the second choice and Ondara the third.

Cost per person - 35€
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Pick up time from:
New Marina Denia - 8.45am
McDonalds Denia - 9.00am
Mas y Mas Ondara - 9.15am

Christmas Break in Nerja

23 December 2018

Departing on 23 December 2018 and returning on 27 December 2018

Join us for a super five day, four night Christmas break in Nerja. We’ll be staying at the Marinas de Nerja Aparthotel. It’s situated right on the beach and the staff are used to English visitors as it’s regularly used by Saga. 30 of us enjoyed a lovely Christmas break here last year and can highly recommend it. The staff are very friendly and speak English. The food is excellent. Accommodation is in apartments with balconies overlooking the two swimming pools (bit too cold for swimming at this time of year, though!).

Nerja is a delightful little town with a laid-back, relaxed air. It’s a pleasant 20 minute stroll along the beach road for your morning constitutional, or after a large Christmas dinner! Bars and restaurants are open all over the Christmas period, as are some little shops.

We’ll be staying ‘all inclusive’ with breakfast, lunch and dinner and all drinks included - yes, that’s free alcoholic drinks, coffees, teas and snacks. Here’s the itinerary:

Sunday 23 December - Leave Denia in the morning with comfort stops on the way. It’s worth noting here that there are always a large number of coaches making their way south for the Christmas break. Lunch stops can be extremely busy, so I’d advise you to bring your own packed lunch and a drink. We’ll aim to arrive at the hotel around 5pm. Buffet dinner in the evening.

Monday 24 December - After breakfast, the coach will take us to the famous caves in Nerja. The caves are one of Spain’s major tourist attractions but, as we’ll be visiting out of season and on Christmas Eve, we’ll miss the crowds and probably have the place to ourselves like last year. Neanderthal paintings have been discovered there dating back 42,000 years. There are a considerable number of staIrs to climb, but everyone on our tour managed it last year as the pace is quite sedate. These amazing caves are not to be missed. The audio-guided tour costs €10.

In the afternoon we’ll visit Frigiliana, which has won numerous prizes for being the prettiest village in Spain thanks to its immaculately kept flower-bedecked hilly, cobbled streets. A buffet dinner awaits us on our return in the evening.

Christmas Day - After breakfast (with cava) we’ll meet up for some carol singing and a glass of cava before our Gala Lunch. Wine and cava is served throughout the four course meal, with Christmas crackers, silly hats and secret Santa. Later in the evening, a buffet dinner is available for those of you who can manage it!

Boxing Day - In the afternoon we’ll visit Málaga. All the shops are open and if you fancy the walk, you can visit the Alcazaba, a palace-like fortress dating from the 11th century. Above it, on top of the hill, is the Gibralfaro built in the 14th Century to house troops guarding the Alcazaba. Don’t worry, there’s a lift to take you there! A short walk down is a lovely Parador where you can have a coffee and admire the view. The Christmas lights are switched on at 6.30pm and you can watch in awe as the fabulous lights ‘dance’ to music. Buffet dinner on our return.

Thursday 27 December - After breakfast, we make our way to Denia, arriving back in the evening.

We will be accompanied throughout the trip by our super Gandia Tours guide, Rolf, whom many of you will know from previous trips.

We are basing the cost on 40 - 50 people. The more we have, the less it costs (and vice vera), but 55 is our limit. As soon as we know numbers, we can give you a final price. You can choose either to travel with the coach and guide or drive yourself.

All inclusive

Per person in a one bed apartment €420
Single person (studio apartment). €540

Self drive all inclusive

Per person €343.

Please note that self drive does not include any of the visits and day trips. You may like to consider car sharing to save on fuel costs.

A deposit of €60 per room will be required by the beginning of June. The deposit is returnable up to three weeks before the trip.

This will be a very popular trip so book your place on our website now. After you’ve booked, please let me know whether you’re taking the coach or driving yourself - our computer system cannot differentiate. If you have difficulty accessing the website or have any other queries, please email Ginny Whitehead :

Make sure you’re on the trip, not the waiting list!

A depostit of 30€ is required by 1 June 2018
Cost for a double room - 840€
Cost for a single room - 540€
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Pick up time from:
New Marina Denia - 0900
McDonalds Denia - 0915
Mas y Mas Ondara - 0930

Prague, Vienna, Budapest

1 May 2019

Departing on 1 May 2019 and returning on 8 May 2019


DAY 1.


Bus transfer from Dénia to Valencia.
Flight from Valencia to Prague.
Arrival in Prague by regular flight and pick-up at the airport.
Transfer to the Hotel and accommodation


Panoramic tour of Prague with local guide, visiting the Old City (StaréMesto) and New Town (NovéMesto).

During our visit we will visit the Wenceslas Square built by Charles IV, the Republic Square (NáméstiRepubliky) with one of the oldest towers in Prague, the Powder Tower. Next to it, we will see the Municipal House (Obecní dům), the most outstanding of the Art Nouveau buildings in Prague.

Passing through the "royal road", Celetna Street, we reach the famous Old Town Square (StaromestskeNámesti) surrounded by interesting narrow streets, which make it a real pleasure to walk. The square is full of interesting buildings such as the Church of Our Lady of Týn, the Church of St. Nicholas and the Town Hall of the Old Town, where the impressive Astronomical Relój of Prague is located. The building stands out for its Gothic tower of 60 m. of height from which you can contemplate the centre of the city.

Before reaching the Charles Bridge we will see the Clementinum, the second largest architectural complex in the city behind the Prague Castle.

Lunch (not included in the programe) and free afternoon with the option of an optional excursion to the "Prague Castle".

At the agreed time, return to the hotel.


After breakfast, we say goodbye to Prague and leave by coach to Vienna. We make a stop in the ancient city of coronation of the Hungarian kings, Bratislava, currently the capital of Slovakia. We will tour the city passing through the most important and significant places outside the old town such as the Presidential Palace, the Danube Promenade or the walls. We can´t fail to see either the Bratislava Castle, the Napoleon Hill and the Slavín monument where you will enjoy a wonderful view of the city.

Lunch in Bratislava.

Continue to Vienna.

Arrival at the hotel and accommodation.


In the morning visit of Vienna with local guide, we will go to the Avenue of the Ring with its gardens, monuments and known buildings: State Opera, National Theater, Parliament, City Hall, Museums of Fine Arts and Natural History, University, Stock Exchange Values, Votive Church, Academies of Art, Monuments to Mozart, Strauss, Goethe.

We will visit the interior of Schönbrunn Palace, a residence that rivals Versailles, where famous people like Maria Teresa, Francisco José and Sissi lived.

Lunch and free afternoon.



After breakfast, we say goodbye to Vienna and leave by coach to Budapest. During the trip we will stop in the fourth most important city of Hungary, the city of three rivers, Győr which is the capital of the Kisalfold region (Little Plain). The heart of the city is called Capitula Hill and here are the main monuments, such as the Cathedral.

Lunch en route.

We will continue to the Hungarian capital.

As we enter the city, we will see Mount Gellért with the Citadel, (235 m high), with stunning views, and in this way we will understand how the city is structured on the sides of Buda and Pest.

Arrival at the hotel and accommodation.


After breakfast we will visit the incredible city of Budapest through a panoramic tour with a local guide, which will take us through the most important areas of Buda and Pest. We will see the Heroes Square in the City Park, we will pass through the Andrassy Avenue (World Heritage), we will see outside the impressive Parliament of the country - the most emblematic building in Hungary, the majestic State Opera neo-Renaissance palace.

Lunch and free afternoon with the possibility of an optional excursion.



Breakfast and departure to Budapest Airport, flight from Budapest to Valencia, arrival in Valencia.

Bus transfer to Dénia.

NOTE: the order of the excursions may be modified without affecting its content.


• 2 nights half board in Prague in hotel 3/4 * Olsanka type or similar

• 2 half board in Vienna hotel 3/4 * type Allegro or similar

• 2 half board in Budapest 3/4 * Vitta type or similar.

• Accompanying guide.

• Coach for transfers and excursions according to the described itinerary.

• Local guide in Prague.

• Local guide in Vienna.

• Local guide in Budapest.

• Travel insurance with international coverage.

• Driver.

• Flights.

• Bus transfer from/to Dénia.

PRICE DOES NOT INCLUDE **** Any extra not mentioned in the previous section****

Group minimum number: 35

Total Price per person: 850€
Single supplement: 210€

Please note – this is an estimated price based on prices as of October this year. Once the definite date and price for May 2019 has been received then anyone who has booked will be notified and all information on the website will be updated.

A depostit of 100€ is required by 30 December 2018
Cost for a double room - 1700€
Cost for a single room - 1060€
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Pick up time from:
New Marina Denia - 8.30
McDonalds Denia - 8.45
Mas y Mas Ondara - 9.00