Alicante Castle and 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€
This event is fully booked.

Pick up time from:
New Marina Denia - 09.00
McDonalds Denia - 09.15
Mas y Mas Ondara - 09.30

Christmas Party - Viva Espana

9 December 2017


A Christmas Party at Viva Espana

This could be either on Saturday 9th or Sunday 10th December
We are hoping for 10th but Viva Espana have a provisional booking on 10th which has yet to be confirmed - so if it comes available our party will be on 10th - but because of the short time before the event we need to advertise it to assess how many members will be joining us

Lunch time Meal and Flamenco Show

Starter

Prawn with crab and pineapple cocktail
Or
Homemade pumpkin cream soup

Main course

Turkey with gravy and garnish
Or
Roast beef with gravy and garnish

Desert

Homemade apple tart with cream

1 bottle of wine per couple
Water on the tables
Glass of champagne included
Coach Travel from Dénia included

40 Euros per person


Cost per person - 40€
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Pick up time from:
New Marina Denia - 11.15
McDonalds Denia - 11.30
Mas y Mas Ondara - 11.45

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

22nd February - Wine Tasting evening for those who appreciate wine

25th March - Mar Menor/Cartagena 3 nights, 4 days

March - Day trip to the Fallas in Valencia

May - Day trip to Albufera






Benidorm Palace

7 February 2018


Departing on 7 February 2018 and returning on 8 February 2018

Treat yourselves to an overnight stay in the fabulous four star Mielia Hotel in Benidorm, with tickets to the show, a gala meal, wine and cava.



We'll travel by coach in the morning to the hotel, which is just down the road from the Benidorm Palace. We can check in and use their spa facilities. This beautiful hotel has a spectacular lagoon pool with waterfalls and is surrounded by tropical vegetation. It also has a heated indoor pool, complete gym, sauna and two whirlpools. Buses and taxis stop outside so you can enjoy an afternoon here or shop or sightsee in town.

Benidorm Palace is just 450 mtrs from the hotel and is within easy walking distance on the flat

Dinner starts at 8.30pm and the show finishes at 12.30am. Buffet breakfast next morning will set you up for the day and you'll have free time before we depart for Denia around four in the afternoon.



Benidorm Palace menu



Marinated chicken salad with bacon, crunchy
croutons and Gran Palace sauce

Pumpkin cream soup



Grilled fillet steak with port sauce, potato gratan and
sautêed vegetables

Chef's special dessert

Wine and Cava throughout the meal



Group from 30 to 39 people - €120 per person sharing double room

Single room €150

Price will be reduced from 40 people plus



Cost for a double room - 240€
Cost for a single room - 150€
There are 17 places left for this event. You must sign in to book travel events

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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Mar Menor and Cartagena

25 March 2018


Departing on 25 March 2018 and returning on 28 March 2018

4 days, 3 nights

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

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

Albufera

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

MENU:

TAPAS
Salad
Patatas Bravas

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

DESSERT OR COFFEE

BREAD WITH TOMATO

A DRINK

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€
There are 38 places left for this event. You must sign in to book travel events

Pick up time from:
New Marina Denia - 8.45
McDonalds Denia - 9.00
Mas y Mas Ondara - 9.15