New trip to MADRID 5 days/4 nights

Sunday 6 October to Thursday 10 October 2020

DAY 1 Javea – Chinchón – Madrid

Departing from Javea to Chinchón crossing the plains of “La Mancha” through the provinces of Albacete and Cuenca, where we have free time to explore this unique Spanish town and visit its famous square, continuing to Madrid we arrive at our hotel – the Hotel Ganivet

 https://www.hotelganivet.com/en/

The hotel is in the city centre near the Plaza Mayor and the Royal Palace.  

We have also arranged an evening meal in the hotel for our first night.

Chinchón

Day 2 Madrid

Breakfast at out hotel followed by an official guided trip to the districts of Austrias and Bourbones, Puerta del Sol, Fuente de la Cibeles, Paseo de la Castellana and Puerta de Alcalá with its museums and the Parque del Retiro. Then a free afternoon to explore and/or visit some of the city`s highlights.

Royal Palace

DAY 3 San Lorenzo del Escorial

After breakfast we have an excursion to visit the impressive monument of Felipe II that contains a monastery, palace, pantheon, basilica and library.  We have included the cost of entry (over 65s rate) and a tour guide (in English) for this visit.  We then return to Madrid where you will have further free time.

DAY 4 Madrid

After breakfast there is a free day to continue your exploration of Madrid.

Prado

DAY 5 Madrid – Toledo – Javea

After breakfast we depart to visit the historical city of Toledo on the banks of the Tajo river.  In Toledo, in the past, Arabic, Christian and Jewish culture converged.  Here we have arranged a guided tour of the city in English with free time for personal exploration.    But be warned it is very easy to get lost in the old town centre but we have a map!


After Toledo we board the coach for our return to Javea.

The trip includes:

Modern air-conditioned coach with video, fridge, reclining seats etc.

All transfers and excursions mentioned

Initial tour of Madrid with official guide

Hotel Ganivet*** in Madrid city centre near Plaza Mayor and Royal Palace

Accommodation with breakfast – dinner has been arranged for the first night only

The approximate cost for the above trip is per person (in double room) depending on numbers.

50 people is 370 euro each

40 people is 380 euro each

30 people is 430 euro each

Single supplement per person: 200€

A deposit of 150 euro per person is required with your booking

As many of the hotels in Madrid book up in advance very quickly, we do need to get our booking in as quickly as possible, therefore deposits must be paid by the U3A monthly meeting at the end of February 2020 at the very latest, though the earlier we receive them the better.

For this trip please enquire by email to travel.db@u3ajavea.com, this will reserve your places for a short while but please note that only receipt of the deposit payment will fully confirm your booking.

Payment by bank transfer is preferred but if you wish to pay by cash please do so at the monthly meeting.

For payment by Bank Transfer please quote the trip name “MADRID” as the reference. Click here for Bank detail

If you have mobility issues please do let us know at the time of booking and we will try to arrange a seat near to the front of the coach. But please note the front row of seats must be reserved for the trip organisers as we need to be able to converse with the driver and access the microphone – surprising how many people don´t realise that!

There may need to be changes to the itinerary due to circumstances beyond our control.  Obviously, we will inform travellers if this does happen as soon as we are able, but hopefully nothing will change.

We have no problem with members wishing to do their own thing and skip planned activities, but we do ask that you inform us in advance so we know you will not be joining us on a specific day.