Arts & Sciences, Valencia

10 October 2018

Join us for an exciting day out to The City of Arts and Sciences in Valencia. This architecturally stunning and unique complex is made up of five main elements: L’Hemisfèric, Oceanogràfic, the Science Museum, the Umbracle and the Palau de les Arts Reina Sofía. Our ticket gains us entry to the first three:


Shaped like a huge eyelid, the Hemisfèric is a digital 3D cinema, with an enormous 900 metre concave screen. Seats are positioned so that you lay back horizontally to watch the films. Several are screened daily, mainly educational documentaries of no more than 45 minutes which are suitable for all audiences. Be sure to book your seat for the film of your choice before you visit the other sites.


The Oceanogràfic is the largest aquarium in Europe and contains seven different marine ecosystems - Mediterranean, Wetlands, Temperate and Tropical seas, Oceans, the Arctic and Antarctic, Islands and the Red Sea. It contains 45,000 specimens and 500 different species including dolphins, belugas, walrus, seals, penguins and sharks. Shows take place daily in the Dolphinarium and there is also an underwater restaurant.

The Príncipe Felipe Science Museum

With the philosophy ‘NOT touching is prohibited’ you can imagine what kind of museum this is. The Príncipe Felipe Science Museum offers different interactive exhibitions and scientific activities showing new technologies and scientific advancements. With the accent on interactivity, this 21st-century science museum is a great way for getting to know, in an interactive and entertaining way, everything to do with life, science, and technology.

An option for lunch in the on site restaurant La Lonja has been offered for an extra €12.30


Starter: Salad / Pasta / Gaspacho

Main dish: Chicken / Paella / Fish

Desert: Fruit / Desert of the day

with one drink included (soft drink, glass of wine, beer)

Price per person: 12.30€

Arriving around 10:00 to Valencia

Visit Oceanografico (10:15 - 13:00)

Time for Lunch (13:00 - 14:30)

Time to visit the museum (14:30 - 16:00 )

Hemisferico (movie American wild) (16:00 - 17:00 )

Around 17:15 - Departure to Dénia

Cost per person - 43€
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Pick up time from:
New Marina Denia - 8.30
McDonalds Denia - 8.45
Mas y Mas Ondara - 9.00

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.

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 :

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:

A depostit of 30€ is required by 1 June 2018
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


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

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.

Please contact to be put on the waiting list.

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