Your Travel Team


Back row l to r: Richard, Chris and Graham. Front row l to r: Cazzie, Ginny and Liz

Our aim is to provide our membership with a wide choice of value for money trips to suit all pockets, bearing in mind the rising cost of transport and food. As well as being friendly and fun, we endeavour to make our trips educational/cultural in line with the U3A ethos of continued learning and sharing experiences.

Phil, our Webmaster, is working hard to produce us a new Travel Booking System, where you will be able to book on trips without using a password, select your pick up point and make your lunch choices. We're expecting the system to be up and running soon.

These are the trips we're researching for you for this year.

7 June - day trip to Altea where you can shop, visit the old town, enjoy lunch on the seafront - or do all three! We still have some places left on this trip.

25 July - Cirque du Soleil Alicante. This trip is now full.

2 - 9 October - eight nights in Mallorca visiting some of the UNESCO world Heritage sites. We’ll take a dramatic wooden train journey through the hills to the village of Soller and see the caves of Drach and spend a day at the spectacular Cap de Formentor. We'll be staying in a 4* Adults Only hotel, half board, and travel by ferry direct from Denia. This trip is now full.

We will be advertising these trips later in the year:

November - day trip to Elche with a guided tour of the old town, a guided tour of the UNESCO World Heritage Site El Palmeral before having lunch in the beautiful four star Hotel Jardin Milenio.

7 December- sightseeing/Christmas shopping day trip to Valencia.

23 - 27 December - four nights full board in Hotel Kaktus, Albir, where we had such a good time last year.


A DAY IN ALTEA

7 June 2024


Join us for a lovely day out in Altea, the charming and picturesque resort which is just a 45 minute drive down the coast. Our first stop will be in the main town/seafront area. The promenade was renovated during Covid and has a delightful selection of cafés and restaurants to suit all pockets. Just back from the seafront, the streets are full of individual shops (particularly clothes, ladies!).

Our second stop will be up in the historic old town, which dates back to the 16th century. There was originally a castle here, built to protect the town from attack, and some of the old walls are still visible. Here you can explore the pretty, narrow cobbled streets and whitewashed houses, and find family-run restaurants and shops selling crafts, clothes and jewellery. The old town is steep and can be rocky and uneven underfoot, so is best avoided if you have any mobility problems. It’s not for the faint-hearted, but you can walk down into the main seafront area if you wish, or stay there for the day and be picked up by our coach later in the afternoon.

So, you have a choice - you can shop, visit the old town, stroll along the seafront and enjoy lunch - or do all three!

Pick up times:
Denia New Marina 9.15 am
McDonald’s 9.30 am
ALSA bus stop, Ondara 9.45 am

Return:
Old town 4.15pm
Town 4.30pm

9 euros per person

To book, you must be a paid up (2024) member of U3A Denia.

Contact Ginny : travel@u3adenia.com with
the names of all members travelling with you, and
where you want to pick up the coach - Denia New Marina, McDonald’s or Ondara.

WITHOUT ALL THIS INFORMATION I CANNOT BOOK YOU ON THE TRIP.

There are 16 places left for this event. You must sign in to book travel events

Pick up time from:
New Marina Denia - 9:15
McDonalds Denia - 9:30
Mas y Mas Ondara - 9:45

Cirque du Soleil

25 July 2024


The fabulous Cirque du Soleil is performing in Alicante and we have managed to reserve 50 seats.

Allegria recounts the tale of a kingdom that has lost its king. It observes the conflict between the established order and a fresh movement yearning for hope and rejuvenation. The Aristocrats and their pretend king, a fool who claims the throne and wants to maintain the current system, are on one side. On the other side, a human movement is emerging from the streets to challenge the established authority.

The performance starts at 6.30pm and lasts until 8.35pm. You will not be allowed to bring any food and drink into the venue, but you can buy refreshments there (which will obviously be more expensive than bringing your own).

Cost is 89 euros per person.

The trip is now fully booked. If you would like to go on the waiting list, please contact Ginny : travel@u3adenia giving the names of all the people travelling with you and where you would like the coach to pick you up: Denia New Marina, McDonald's or Ondara.

Please read our Terms and Conditions before booking.






This event is fully booked.

Pick up time from:
New Marina Denia - tba
McDonalds Denia - tba
Mas y Mas Ondara - tba

Mallorca

2 October 2024


Departing on 2 October 2024 and returning on 10 October 2024

MALLORCA - a journey through time
Eight nights half board

Mallorca, the largest of the Balearic Islands, has a rich history dating back over 2,000 years. Our base will be the four star Hotel JS Palma Stay in C’an Pastilla.

It’s an adults only hotel with buffet meals (no ‘tourist menus’), pool, jacuzzi, spa and evening entertainment. There’s a bus stop right outside if you wish to sightsee by yourself, but you probably won’t need to when you see what we have in store for you. Of course, it’s entirely up to you how you spend the holiday. You can take the trips with us, or not, if you prefer to do something else.

Day 1 (Wednesday 2nd October)- arrival and overnight.

Day 2 (Thursday 3rd October) - breakfast, then a morning’s guided tour of old Palma to see the historic centre with its picturesque streets, emblematic monuments, important Gothic style buildings and Medieval Jewish Quarter. Afternoon free, dinner and overnight.

Day 3 (Friday 4th October) - after breakfast we’ll take the iconic wooden train up to Sollér in the Sierra de Tramuntana mountains. The mountains have been awarded UNESCO World Heritage status, and are considered one of the most impressive natural landscapes in the Mediterranean. You can stroll around the little streets and maybe take the 15 minute tram to the port of Sollér, which runs hourly. Stay as long as you like. Dinner and overnight

Day 4 (Saturday 5th October) - At your leisure. You may like to visit the fabulous Cathedral/Basilica. A masterpiece of Gothic architecture, it was built over a period of 400 years and is considered to be one of the most beautiful cathedrals in Spain. In the afternoon, you could visit the Royal Palace of Almudaina. Dating back to the 14th century and originally an Arab fort, this grand palace is the official residence of the Royal Family for special events and their annual summer holiday. The 11th century Arab baths are an outstanding example of Islamic architecture in Spain. The lovely gardens are worth a visit, too. Entry is free to pensioners between 3pm and 6pm on Saturdays. Dinner and overnight.

Day 5 (Sunday 6th October)
After breakfast, we have a morning visit to the beautiful village of Valldemossa. This charming hilltop village, set in the Tramuntana Mountains, is famed for its quirky, cobbled streets and the 13th century Cartuja de Valldemosa, a monastery which was originally a palace.
We have a guided tour of the Cartuja, which was once home to Chopin, who lived there with the love of his life, Aurore Dupin, also known under her pen name of George Sands. He composed some of his most acclaimed pieces here. Afternoon is free time. Dinner and overnight.

Day 6 (Monday 7th October)
We’ll visit the Caves of Drach in the morning. Formed between 11 and 5.3 million years ago, the four caves stretch for 4km. Our half day guided visit includes a live classical music concert from floating musicians and a boat trip around Lake Martel. You can then enjoy some free time in lovely Porto Cristo and have lunch before we return to the hotel in the afternoon. Dinner and overnight.

Day 7 (Tuesday 8 October)
We’ll spend a full day in Formentor, the northernmost point of the island, known as Mallorcan Finistere. A must-see for any visitor is the dramatic and stunning Cap de Formantor - where the Tramuntana Mountains meet the Mediterranean - and a windswept lighthouse which stands on the promontory.

We’ll also visit the pretty town of Puerto Pollensa, playground of the rich and famous, who moor their super yachts in the turquoise waters of the harbour. 15 minutes inland is the ancient town of Pollensa, with its famous 365 Calvari Steps and views to die for if you can make it to the top! A retreat of artists, writers and musicians, its narrow winding streets and artisan shops are worth exploring. Dinner & overnight.

Day 8 (Wednesday 9th October)
Free day today to do as you please - revisit the places you enjoyed most, see those you’ve missed or just relax in our lovely hotel by the pool. Dinner and overnight.

Day 9 ( Thursday 10th October)
Early breakfast before we board the coach for the ferry at 8am, arriving back in Denia at 1.15pm.

We are restricted to 40 places on this trip

Cost for 40 passengers:
Double room €988 per person
Single supplement €285

There are a small number of sea view rooms (€190 extra per room) and partial sea view rooms (€140 extra per room) available on a first come, first served basis, subject to availability at the time of booking. Please ask when you book. The hotel is not on the beach.

For members with mobility issues, contact Ginny about mobility information for some of the sites.

You, and anyone travelling with you, must be a fully paid up member of U3A Denia.

Please read our Terms & Conditions before booking.

This trip is now fully booked. If you would like to go onto the waiting list, please contact Ginny: travel@u3adenia.com

This event is fully booked.

Pick up time from:
New Marina Denia - to be advised
McDonalds Denia - to be advised
Mas y Mas Ondara - to be advised