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.

These are the trips we've organised for you for the rest of this year.

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.This trip is now full.

We will be advertising these trips later in the year:

November - a bodega visit with lunch

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. This trip is now open for booking.

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


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:

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

Christmas in I'Albir

23 December 2024

Departing on 23 December 2024 and returning on 27 December 2024

4 star Hotel Kaktus
4 nights, full board

This large, family-run hotel is nestled between Benidorm and Altea in the pretty little resort of L’Albir. It’s right on the beach and used by both Saga and Tui, so you can be sure they have all the facilities we Brits love - kettles in the room for our morning cuppa, English TV stations, an International cuisine, eggs and bacon for breakfast (they even serve porridge!), and they have good facilities for disabled travellers, too.

Decorated in an unusual Art Nouveau style with cane furniture and stained glass, the hotel is open and airy with a superb bar/lounge and dance floor for their regular entertainment evenings. If you’re a card or games player or just prefer to chat in the evenings, there’s plenty of space to do so.

Our rooms are large with comfortable seating and all have a side view of the beach and promenade, and that all-important kettle! All meals are served buffet-style and we all agreed the food last year was excellent.

They charge 12 euros a night for their underground car park, but you could probably find parking in nearby streets for free.

Price: 23 - 27 December (5 days, 4 nights) full board
- double room - 460 euros per person
- single room - 568 euros

The price includes a Gala Christmas Eve Dinner, a Gala Christmas Day Lunch and wine and water with meals (including the non-gala ones). We had a wonderful Christmas here last year, which is why we’re going again.

I shall ask you for a 100 euro deposit per person by 8 September, and the full amount by 16 November. Please do not pay until I send you an email with the payment details.

TO BOOK: email Ginny: with:
- the names of everyone travelling with you
- whether you need disabled facilities and
- whether you want a single, twin or double room.


There are 21 places left for this event. You must sign in to book travel events

Pick up time from:
New Marina Denia - Not applicable
McDonalds Denia - Not applicable
Mas y Mas Ondara - Not applicable