Travel

Group Leader Jan Wylie travel@u3ajavea.com
Charo Browntravel.charo@u3ajavea.com
Jan Wylietravel.janw@u3ajave.com 
Rhona Wellstravel.rw@u3ajavea.com 
Tricia Daveytravel.td@u3ajavea.com 
Val Johnsontravel.vj@u3ajavea.com 
Dave Butttravel.db@u3ajavea.com
Meeting Venue Far end of Main Hall, Parador, Jávea
Meeting Day and Time Last Wednesday of the month 10:00 – 10:55

The Travel Team arrange a variety of one day trips and activities throughout the year, and longer excursions to more distant parts of Spain, with hotel accommodation.

The Travel Organisers are on hand to collect money and names for trips on the morning of the general meetings in the Parador Hotel. Please see the conditions for booking and payments below


Upcoming travel events


Travel news

Valencia City Christmas shopping or sightseeing

Thursday 21 November 2019 Departing Interiors 08:45 Hit the shops or visit some of the amazing sight of Valencia - always something to see. This really is one of our most popular trips. Bookings will ...
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Alicante Christmas shopping or sightseeing – new this year

Thursday 14 November 2019 Departing Interiors, Javea 08:45 A chance to visit this enchanting City for some well earned Christmas shopping. Or just enjoy the marina or esplanade walks. Booking will be open from September ...
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Double treat for day trippers Lladro factory and Albufera Lake – guides for both

Please note the final date for payment is 24 April 2019 - the Monthly meeting date. Tuesday 14 May 2019 Departing at 08:45 from Interiors Javea There is something of a double treat in store ...
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Alicante Day Trip (with optional Titanic Exhibition)

Thursday 12 September 2019 Leaving 08:45 from Interiors Javea Visit the beautiful city of Alicante, with its castle and museums. Explore its narrow old streets, the marina and esplanade, not forgetting the great avenues. Try ...
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Valencia City Day Trip

Thursday 13 June 2019 Departing at 08:45 from Interiors, Javea We have had many requests for another day trip to Valencia city, so here it is - our most popular day trip by far. This ...
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Trip to Valencia Bioparc or Valencia City

This trip is proving very popular already - so book now to ensure you do not miss out! The Valencia Bioparc is split into three main sections. There are no cages in the Bioparc. Barriers ...
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Double treat for day trippers

There is something of a double treat in store for Javea U3A members signing up for a special Travel Team day trip next month. The coach trip on Tuesday May 14 features a guided tour ...
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Charo’s pictures: Ontinyent

Charo and Roy Brown organise the Camino de Santiago walks, in their 2nd year now. While the hikers tackle the paths and slopes, non-walkers are invited to join when there is room on the coach, ...
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Planned Camino de Santiago Toledo-Avila postponed until 2020

It is with great regret that I have to inform you that I feel I have to postpone the Toledo - Avila camino trip/expedition until May 2020. It has proved impossible to date to confirm ...
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Fri 29th March: Camino de Santiago walk Etapa 10b Campo de Tiro, Ontinyent-Fontanars dels Alforins

The next camino walk, Etapa 10b will take place on Friday 29th March with the following itinerary:
  • 08:00 Bus departs Jávea bus station
  • 09:40 Stop for 20 minute comfort break & coffee at Bar “El Encuentro” ...
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Camino de Santiago stage 10a Fontanars-Ontinyent

The 10th stage Fontanars to Ontinyent was long and mostly on paths with loose stones, but great landscapes and an enjoyable meal at the end. The photo album will be enriched with pictures from participants, ...
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The Travel Group

If you cannot attend the Parador you can contact any Travel Organiser via the website. ALL MEMBERS ARE WELCOME on our day excursions, trips, and special events. So also are your ideas for any future excursions.

We would like to remind everyone that we are not tour operators or certified travel guides, but volunteers!

As you would expect, we carry out a lot of research for the trips offered, frequently visiting places ourselves first in order to carry out “a reccie”. For this reason, on day trips the travel organiser and his/her partner does not pay for the travel element of a trip, but do pay for meals, guided tours etc.

On longer excursions to the different regions within Spain, the travel organiser pays 50% of the cost of the trip.

We are looking for more members to join us as Travel Organisers and help with organising trips. If you might be interested, please contact the Group Leader at the address above.


Methods of Booking and Payment for Travel Trips

BOOKING

  • Each trip is documented on the WebSite and the date of the Initial Booking Session will be defined in the trip description. The Initial Booking Session will normally be at a specified General Meeting at the Parador, in which case emails received before the Initial Booking Session will be ignored until after the session.
  • If you want to book on one the trips then you should come to the Parador General Meeting and speak to the appropriate Trip Organiser. There you can book your place (and if required, a place for your partner) and pay the required amount.  
  • If you come to the Travel Desk at the Initial Booking Session, you are also allowed to book and pay for up to a maximum of 2 other members but this is only possible once the current queue has been processed
    [Members will book and pay for themselves and then immediately join the back of the current queue to book and pay for 1 or 2 friends. This gives priority to those Members that are in the queue when booking starts.]
  • Payment secures the booking.
  • Once the Initial Booking Session at the General Meeting is over, you can send an email to the Trip Organiser to find out whether there are still places available. 
    Email communication with the Trip Organiser does not guarantee your place on the trip.  
    Your place is only secured once you have paid the required amount. 
    You can do this by 
    (a) attending the next General Meeting and paying then, 
    (b) paying by Bank Transfer (once paid, send an email to the Trip Organiser to confirm your payment), 
    (c) or getting a friend to pay for you at a subsequent General Meeting. 
  • For trips with a two-stage payment (i.e. a deposit then a final balance), if you fail to make the final balance payment on time then you may lose your place on the trip, as well as your deposit.
  • Once a trip has been paid for, it cannot be cancelled nor can the cost be refunded. However, if the Member finds another person to take their place, or there is a waiting list, then a full refund can usually be arranged.

PAYMENT

We prefer that you pay by Cash or by Bank Transfer. Cheques are not accepted.

Payment By Bank Transfer

Your can pay for your Travel Trip by Bank Transfer.

Each Trip has a unique Bank Transfer Code and you must use this code along with names and membership numbers of those being paid for as part of the Bank Transfer Reference. See Payment By Bank Transfer for details.

Once payment has been made, you should send an email to the Trip Organiser to confirm your payment, quoting your name(s), membership number(s) and the name of the trip.