Christmas Shopping Trip

5 December 2018


This year our Christmas Shopping trip will be to the Thader Nuevo Condomina, Murcia.

Thader Shopping Centre is one of the largest department stores in Murcia and is conveniently located near IKEA.

We will visit Ikea in the morning and then transfer to the Thader Condomina for the afternoon. Leaving around 5.30pm

Here you will find the latest in fashion, electronics, computer technology, books, sports and much more from the best brands at great prices for the area.

Thader is quite large, contains numerous restaurants and bars of every style, and has a cinema and bowling for recreational activities.

Cost per person - 12€
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Pick up time from:
New Marina Denia - 0900
McDonalds Denia - 0915
Mas y Mas Ondara - 0930

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.

You can stay ‘all inclusive’ with breakfast, lunch and dinner and all drinks included - yes, that’s free alcoholic drinks, coffees, teas and snacks, or half board without drinks. A Gala Christmas Lunch is included in both. 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.

COSTS
We are basing the cost on 40 - 49 people. The more we have, the less it costs (and vice versa), 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 or drive yourself.

OPTION 1 - half board
€420 pp in a double room
€540 single

OPTION 2 - all inclusive
€451 pp in a double room
€571 single

OPTION 3 - self drive half board*
€310 pp in a double room
€442 single

OPTION 4 - self drive all inclusive*
€341 pp in a double room
€473 single

*Please note that self drive does not include any of the visits and day trips.

A deposit of €30 per person 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. If you have difficulty accessing the website or have any other queries, please email Ginny Whitehead : cheftalia47@gmail.com

A waiting list is now being compiled for this event. We won’t know until September whether we can have any more rooms in the hotel. To have your name added to the waiting list please contact Ginny Whitehead - the organiser for this trip: cheftalia47@gmail.com

A depostit of 30€ is required by 1 June 2018
Cost for a double room - 902€
Cost for a single room - 571€
This event is fully booked.

Pick up time from:
New Marina Denia - 0900
McDonalds Denia - 0915
Mas y Mas Ondara - 0930

The Lion King Musical, Madrid

15 January 2019


Departing on 15 January 2019 and returning on 16 January 2019

Day 1. Morning departure from Dénia towards Madrid with stops
on route.

Arrival and accommodation in hotel Ganivet in the city centre
near Plaza Mayor.

Afternoon free time in Madrid

20:30 Lion King Musical

Day 2. Breakfast, free morning.

Departure towards Dénia with stops on route.

Arrive in Dénia in the afternoon.

Included in the price:

* Modern Air conditioned coach

* Accommodation with breakfast included in hotel Ganivet

* Entrance to musical - Lion King

* Basic travel insurance

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Cost for a double room - 185€
Cost for a single room - 218€
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Pick up time from:
New Marina Denia - 0830
McDonalds Denia - 0845
Mas y Mas Ondara - 0900

Fallas Factory and Museum

7 February 2019


Leaving Denia in the morning, we’ll arrive at the factory around 11am. An English-speaking guide will take us on an hour-long tour showing us how the fallas are constructed and painted. Our driver will then bring us back into the centre of Valencia where we can buy food or eat our packed lunch. In the afternoon we’ll board the coach again for a short journey to the Fallas Museum.

In a former convent, the museum houses a collection of figures, saved from the flames by popular vote, dating back to 1934. It’s fascinating to see how fallas were originally made from wax, cardboard, wood, polyester and, more recently polystyrene. It’s a self-guided tour, written in English, and will take you about an hour. A video explaining the festival of Las Fallas completes the museum visit. We should be back in Denia by around 5pm.

This is the first time we have offered this trip so it will be very popular.

Cost per person - 25€
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Pick up time from:
New Marina Denia - 9.00
McDonalds Denia - 9.15
Mas y Mas Ondara - 9.30

Prague, Vienna, Budapest

5 May 2019


Departing on 5 May 2019 and returning on 11 May 2019

Vienna, Budapest, Prague 7 DAYS / 6 NIGHTS

DAY 1. DÉNIA – Valencia - Vienna airport Bus transfer from Dénia to Valencia. Flight from Valencia to Vienna.

Valencia 09:35 – Vienna 12:10

Arrival in Vienna by regular flight and pick-up at the airport. Transfer to the Hotel and accommodation.

DAY 2. VIENNA Breakfast. 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 (not included in the programe) and free afternoon. Accommodation.

DAY 3. GYÖR / BUDAPEST After breakfast, we said 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 (not included in the programe). 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.

DAY 4. BUDAPEST 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 Plaza de los Héroes in the City Park, we will pass along the Andrassy Avenue (Patrimony of the Humanity), we will see outside the impressive Parliament of the country - the most emblematic building of Hungary -, the majestic State Opera neo- Renaissance palace. Lunch (not included in the programe) and free afternoon with the possibility of an optional excursion. Accommodation.

DAY 5. BUDAPEST / PRAGUE After breakfast, we said goodbye to Budapest and leave in the direction of Prague. Stops where appropriate. Arrival in Prague and accommodation.

DAY 6. PRAGUE Panoramic tour of Prague with local guide, knowing 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 Watch of Prague is located. The building stands out for its Gothic tower of 60 m. of height from which you can contemplate the center 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 and lodging.

DAY 7. Prague - Prague AIRPORT Breakfast and departure to Prague Airport.

Prague 18:35 – Valencia 21:20

Arrival, transfer from Valencia airport to Dénia. End of our services.

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


Total Price per person: 880€
Single supplement: 240€

The price includes basic insurance:

Schedule of benefits:

Medical Assistance
Medical expenses during the trip in country of residence or nationality (excess 16 €) up to:
1.000€
Medical expenses during the trip in Europe and Mediterranean sea side countries up to:
4.000€
Medical expenses during the trip in the rest of the world up to: 9.000€
Repatriation or medical transportation in case of illness or accident. Unlimited
Repatriation of the deceased. Unlimited
Escort of minors and handicapped Included
Displacement for a companion due to hospitalization longer than 5 days. Included
Supplementary hotel expenses (3 strars hotel) for a companion in case of hospitalization longer than 5 days, outside country of residence (maximum 10 days).
Included
Supplementary hotel expenses (3 stars hotel) following medical prescription (maximum 10 days).
Included
Early return due to deceased of the insured ́s spouse, parents, sons, daughters, brothers and sisters.
Included
Sending of medicines. Included
Urgent mensages transmition. Included
Luggage
Help and advice for searching the lost luggage. Included
150€ Loss or destroy of invoiced luggage, or robbery out of the way of transport in Spain up to:
Loss or destroy of invoiced luggage, or robbery out of the way of transport in Europe or Mediterranean sea side countries up to:
300€
Loss or destroy of invoiced luggage, or robbery out of the way of transport in the rest of the world up to:
600€
Loss or robbery of the passport: Included
* In case of total loss or deterioration of the baggage by a public passenger transport company, it will be necessary to present a copy of the claim made to that company. In case of theft, it will be necessary to present the police report in the same place of the theft and inside the 24 hours after the event.*
Indemnity in the event of accident on a public transport
Indemnity in the event of death or permanent disability due to an accident in public transport, in country of residence or nationality up to:
2.000€
Indemnity in the event of death or permanent disability due to an accident in public transport, outside country of residence or nationality up to:
4.000€
* This guarantee will not cover persons over 70 years of age; persons under 14 years of age and handicapped persons will only be covered in the event of permanent disability.*
Civil Responsability
Privated Civil Responsibility (excess 150 €) up to: 6.000€
Opcional hiring of teachers Civil Responsability up to: 150.000€
Advancements and bail bonds
Advance of bail bonds outside the country of residence up to: 6.000€
Advancements of funds by loss or robbery of credit cards: 6.000€
24 HOURS TRAVELLER ASSISTANCE
For all coverages it will be indispensable to contact before with the assistance platform 24 hours.
***This is an informative document without any contractual value***

For an additional €30 per person fully comprehensive insurance can be secured:

Schedule of benefits
Cancellation (only valid for services booked in the travel agency where the insurance were issued)
Due to the following causes, up to: 1.000€
Serious illness, accident or death of the insured, his or her spouse, parents, sons or daughters, brothers or sisters.
Included
Official scholarship awarning. Included
Adoption of a baby. Included
Official citation to divorce proceeding. Included
Medical appointment for an organ transplant. Included
* Cancellation guarantee will be only accepted if the insurance has been booked at the same time that the travel and the same travel agency.*
Medical Assistance
Medical expenses during the trip in country of residence or nationality (excess 16 €) up to:
1.500€
Medical expenses during the trip outside country of residence or nationality up to:
15.000€
Urgent dental expenses during the trip outside country of residence up to: 90€
Repatriation or medical transportation in case of illness or accident. Unlimited
Repatriation of the deceased. Unlimited
Escort of minors and handicapped Included
Displacement for a companion due to hospitalization longer than 5 days. Included
Supplementary hotel expenses for a companion in case of hospitalization Included
longer than 5 days, outside country of residence (maximum 10 days):
Supplementary hotel expenses following medical prescription, maximum 10 days
Included
Early return due to a hospitalization longer than 5 days or deceased of the insured ́s spouse, parents, sons, daughters, brothers and sisters.
Included
Urgent mensages transmition. Included
Luggage
Help and advice for searching the lost luggage. Included
Loss or destruction of invoiced luggage, or robbery of the luggage out of the airline up to:
1000€
Robbery or fire of luggage does not check in the air company up to: 500€
Help in questions about lost of travel documents Included
Sending forgotten items during the trip to his or her address, up to: 100€
Loss or robbery of the passport: Included
* In case of total loss or deterioration of the baggage by a public passenger transport company, it will be necessary to present a copy of the claim made to that company. In case of theft, it will be necessary to present the police report in the same place of the theft and inside the 24 hours after the event.*
Legal assistance during the trip
Privated Civil Responsibility (excess 150 €) up to: 60.000€
Advance of bail bonds outside the country of residence: 5.000€
Legal defence expenses outside the country of residence or nationality: 900€
Legal information outside the country of residence or nationality: Included
Indemnity in the event of accident on a public transport
Indemnity in the event of death or permanent disability due to an accident in public transport, up to:
100.000€
* This guarantee will not cover persons over 70 years of age; persons under 14 years of age and
handicapped persons will only be covered in the event of permanent disability.*
24 HOURS TRAVELLER ASSISTANCE
For all coverages it will be indispensable to contact before with the assistance platform 24 hours.
***This is an informative document without any contractual value***


This trip is now fully booked. If you would like to be added to the waiting list please contact travel@u3adenia.org

A depostit of 100€ is required by 30 December 2018
Cost for a double room - 1760€
Cost for a single room - 1090€
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Pick up time from:
New Marina Denia - 5.00
McDonalds Denia - 5.15
Mas y Mas Ondara - 5.30

Guadalest and Algar Falls

14 June 2019


In the morning we will visit Guadalest. Situated on a mountain overlooking the valley of the river Guadalest, the town is surrounded by the mountain chains of Sierra d´Aixorta, Sierra de Serella and Sierra de Aitana. The way there leads through pine forests, citrusgroves, nispera and almond trees the sight of which makes for a very pleasant journey.

With a number of permanent residents in the region of 300, Guadalest is tiny, but explodes with tourists who come to see the main attractions: the reservoir which is formed by the river and the picturesque town itself, divided into El Arrabel, the old town and the quarter of the castle, San Jose. Both parts are connected by a tunnel hewn into the rock.

There are many museums in Guadalest including a salt and pepper shakers, an art museum, Not far away in Calle del Sol, is the museum which puts into juxtaposition miniatures and gigantic sculptures. You will for example see a bull ring painted on a grain of rice.Miniatures are to be observed through a magnifying glass.

You can also purchase home made marmalade and mountain honey.

We will then travel back down the mountain towards Algar Falls with a stop at the picnic area where you can enjoy your own picnic.

The river Algar empties into the Mediterranean at Altea. On its way there, it passes the town of Callosa d´en Sarria, where it forms a series of roaring waterfalls, cascading down the rocks into natural pools. Known as Les Fonts dé l`algar, the entire area is a nature reserve and as such protected.

Apart from the waterfalls, the nature reserve is a showcase for lush Mediterranean flora which is why it also contains a arboretum, open to visitors. There is a souvenir shop, a small restaurant/cafeteria and toilets, then, you can head down wooden steps and follow the indicated path along the length of the river, leading from one cascade to the next. The entire length is 1.5km.

Cost per person - 10€
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Pick up time from:
New Marina Denia - 9.30
McDonalds Denia - 9.45
Mas y Mas Ondara - 10.00