Your Travel Team

Our aim is to provide our membership with a wide choice of trips, from days out to nights away and occasional overseas travel. We arrange value for money trips to suit all pockets within the limitation of minimum numbers required to make a trip viable. As well as being friendly and fun, we endeavor to make our trips educational/cultural in line with the U3A ethos of continued learning and sharing experiences.

Each year we offer three or four day trips, sometimes including lunch, a couple of overnighters, a theatre/exhibition trip and a Christmas break.

These are our plans for 2019:

January: Theatre trip and two nights in Madrid to see Lion King

February: Day trip to a Fallas factory, lunch break in Valencia, then visit to Fallas Museum

April: Theatre trip and overnight in Benidorm to see an Elvis Show

May: Overnight trip to Murcia and visit to Caravaca de la Cruz to see their festival of the running of the wine horses.

Six night visit to Vienna, Budapest and Prague

June: Day trip to Guadalest, and a picnic at Algar Falls

October: Day trip to a microbrewery, to Xátiva Castle for lunch, then a guided visit to The Borgia Palace in Gandia.

November: Alicante Titanic exhibition (now fully booked)

December: Four night Christmas break on the Costa del Sol with visits to Gibraltar, Ronda and Málaga to see the Christmas lights.

PLANS FOR 2020

Day trip to a famous bodega to wine taste and have lunch

Four day visit to Córdoba 3-6 May to see the Mequita and patio flower festival

Day trip to the BioPark in Valencia

Six night visit to two European capitals

Christmas break

PLANS FOR 2021

Three night visit to Río Jucár area with visit to caves, boat trip, tourist train and bodegar visits included. Half board at hotel in Jalance.

Day trip to Enrique Mendoza Bodega with visit to Altea old town for lunch.

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PRICING STRATEGY

You may see similar trips to ours advertised by Gandia Tours. Please follow this link so that you are aware of the advantages of booking via the U3A Travel group.

Fundraising Sunset Cruise

22 September 2019


The Fundraising Sunset Cruise will be taking place on Sunday 22nd September this year.

We will set sail at 7.00pm and enjoy a 2 hour cruise along the coast.

The price will include:

Goody food bag
1/2 bottle of wine per person
Music entertainment provided by John Curtis from Bay Radio

There will be a raffle with prizes
The bar will be open for alternative drinks

All proceeds will go towards purchasing a special Christmas gift and a shoebox full of goodies for each of the children who are resident at the care home in Dénia.

Don't miss the boat - register now

Cost per person - 30€
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Xativa and Gandia

18 October 2019


18th October

Depart Dénia for Soccorada Micro Brewery, Xativa
Guided tour of brewery in English with an explanation of the process of manufacturing craft beer
Snacks and beer tasting

Depart for Xativa town

Dotty train tour which takes us past the house where the Borgia family lived up to the castle
Lunch in the castle restaurant
In the afternoon a guided tour in English of the Ducal Palace, Gandia also home to the Borgia family from 1485

Price includes:

Guided tour of brewery
visit to castle
lunch
Guided tour of Ducal Palace
Basic insurance

Cost per person - 50€
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Pick up time from:
New Marina Denia - 9.00
McDonalds Denia - 9.15
Mas y Mas Ondara - 9.30

ALICANTE TITANIC EXHIBITION

6 November 2019


This event is open again for booking

Our visit begins at 11am and you’ll be given an audio guide in English.

The exhibition is housed in the Fish Market on Alicante’s main promenade. It’s an interactive experience where you’ll receive a boarding pass corresponding with a passenger on the ship, which allows you to relate to the individual story of your passenger. The 12 metre reconstruction of the ship allows you to explore the first, second- and third-class galleries. You’ll hear music of the era as you pass through the exhibit and examine recreations of the ship’s interiors, stroll along the promenade deck and marvel at the famous grand staircase.

The visit lasts an hour and a half. Afterwards you have time for lunch and to visit the shops or other sights/attractions in the area before our journey back to
Denia.

Cost per person - 20€
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Pick up time from:
New Marina Denia - 0845
McDonalds Denia - 0900
Mas y Mas Ondara - 0915

Christmas - Costa Del Sol 2019

23 December 2019


Departing on 23 December 2019 and returning on 27 December 2019

CHRISTMAS ON THE COSTA DEL SOL - 5 days, 4 nights

Join us for a fantastic five day, four night, all inclusive Christmas break in the four star Hotel Blue Sea Cervantes in Torremolinos.

The trip includes excursions to Gibraltar and Ronda, and to Malaga to see the Christmas lights. There will be a special Gala Christmas Day Lunch.

Torremolinos has come a long way from its (in)famous past as a 1960s mass tourist destination. It’s clean and smart with blue flag beaches, parks, gardens, quality shops and a variety of nightlife. It also has a lovely historic old town, which is just a short walk from our hotel. If you enjoy walking, the promenade of Torremolinos surrounds almost the entire coast of the city.

The price - which is all inclusive (full board and all drinks) - includes driver and guide tips, Christmas crackers and mint chocolates on Christmas Day and sweets on the coach. Final price depends on the number of travellers.

During the coach journey, we will have comfort stops every two hours and a break for lunch.

To help you budget, we will take staged payments throughout the year with the final payment in October.
If your plans change, your deposit will be refunded up to 1 October.

As we have already paid the deposit for this trip, you will be asked to pay €100 deposit per person when your place has been confirmed with the hotel. Ginny will email you direct.

Price per person in a double room:
Group 30 - 39 €532
Group 40 - 49 €499

Single Room:
Group 30 - 39 €642
Group 40 - 49 €609

If you prefer to drive, then the price is €400 per person sharing a double/twin room.

€100pp DEPOSITS NOW BEING TAKEN

All queries to GINNY WHITEHEAD cheftalia47@gmail.com

Cost for a double room - 1064€
Cost for a single room - 642€
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