Travel

Group Leader: Dave Butttravel@u3ajavea.com
Jan Wylietravel.janw@u3ajavea.com 
Meeting Venue: Far end of Sala Cabo la Nao, Parador Hotel, Jávea
Meeting Day and Time: Last Wednesday of the month 9.30 – 10:45

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


Meet the Travel Team

Upcoming travel events


Travel news

Albaida and Bocairent day trip

Thursday 4 June 2020 Departing Interiors 08:45 This day trip starts with a visit to the amazing puppet museum in Albaida. There will also be time to look around the village and have a coffee ...
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Valencia City – day trip

Thursday 25 June 2020 Departing Interiors 08:45 Our last trip before the summer break is a day trip to our most popular destination. Spend the day "doing your own thing" in Valencia. Need I say ...
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Benidorm Palace – the spectacular AQUA show

Thursday 12 March 2020 Departing Interiors at approximately 7.00pm For more information please visit the Benidorm Palace website HERE We are able to offer three options (please note that the best seats are available with ...
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Xativa – castle and town day trip

28 May 2020 Departing Interiors 08:45 This is a day trip to the wonderful inland town of Xativa. We decided this trip would be aimed at those members who really like to "do their own ...
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Gandia – Ducal Palace, tour of the town (on foot) then lunch

Thursday 30 April 2020 Departing Interiors at 08:45 Upon arriving at Gandia we have time for a coffee and comfort break, then we have a short guided walk of the highlights of old Gandia. This ...
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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 ...
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Valencia City for the day

Thursday 6 February 2020 Departing Interiors 08:45 Return Departure at 16:30 (4.30pm in old money) Hit the shops or visit some of the amazing sight of Valencia - always something to see or do. This ...
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The Courtyards Festival of Cordoba (Patios) – World Heritage

I HAVE MANAGED TO GET A FEW MORE ROOMS AT THE HOTEL - IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO JOIN US PLEASE EMAIL ME ASAP 5 Days - 4 Nights Trip date now confirmed as 10 ...
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TRIP IS NOW FULLY BOOKED – VALENCIA, lunch then see the Xmas lights – an afternoon and early evening jaunt

Monday 16 December 2019 Departing Interiors Javea at 11.45am We are trying something new this year, especially for those of us who live here all year round and so want to do something a bit ...
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FULLY BOOKED – Explore the highlights of Andalucia 6 days 5 nights

We do now have one twin room available - however a waiting list is in place so please do email if you wish to join us Monday 23 - Saturday 28 March 2020 DAY 1 ...
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Valencia City Christmas shopping or sightseeing – last few places available

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. Booking now ...
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FULLY BOOKED – Alicante Christmas shopping or sightseeing – new this year – fully booked – waiting list is open

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 now open so put the ...
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FULLY BOOKED – Trip to Valencia Bioparc or Valencia City

The trip is now fully booked and we also have a full waiting list This trip is proving very popular already - so book now to ensure you do not miss out! The Valencia Bioparc ...
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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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The Travel Group

TRAVEL TERMS & CONDITIONS

Please note we are not travel agents or tour guides.  We are just members of Javea U3A the same as you.

Most of your questions or queries will probably be answered by reading this information – it is there to help.

Booking Guidelines

  • The first people to give their names and pay will automatically be first on the list. When the trip is full, we will then start a waiting list.
  • If you reserve a place by email, we will hold that reservation for 72 hours to enable payment to be made, if payment is not received within that time we cannot guarantee your place.
  • No refunds will be given unless the Travel Group are able to sell your place on any given trip.
  • If you do have to cancel, please contact the Trip Organiser who will contact people on the waiting list. It is NOT acceptable for you to substitute other people, especially non-members, changes must be carried out by the Trip Organiser.
  • For all overnight and trips abroad, please ensure you have your passport with you.
  • We do require an emergency contact name and number whenever possible.
  • Please do not expect the Travel Team Organisers to return phone calls (except in an emergency).  All contact should be by email if possible.
  • The price charged covers all expenses incurred in the organisation of the trip, together with all necessary subsidies for the trip Leaders.

Payment

We ask that you pay by Cash or by Bank Transfer (preferable for the more costly trips).

Cash payments can be made at the U3A Javea monthly meetings.

You can pay for your Travel Trip by Bank Transfer.  Please quote the name and date of the trip along with names and membership numbers of those being paid for as part of the Bank Transfer Reference.  Click here for full 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.  However, we do ask that you confirm places are available before making any payment.

Health and Safety

For the benefit of everyone on the trip, we ask members to consider the following basic Health and Safety factors before booking a trip.

We have drawn up these guidelines to ensure that you have a good trip and that other members enjoy their trip as well.

  • All travellers are reminded that they are individually responsible for their own Travel Insurance and should ensure that they have enough Travel Insurance cover for all emergencies, including cancellations, illness and accidents.  You will need to carry your insurance documents with you, together with your NIE and/or SIP card, and to produce these for trips when required.
  • For some trips, you need to be capable of walking and standing unaided, and for sightseeing trips particularly, able to walk unaided for a period of time.  Please discuss possible difficulties with the Travel Group leader before booking, if you think this may be applicable.
  • If you are reliant on a wheelchair, you are asked to ensure you are accompanied by a friend/helper to assist during the trip.
  • Where luggage is involved, you need to be capable of handling your own personal luggage or have a named friend/helper who has agreed to assist.
  • For many trips you will need to be able to climb on and off a coach, train or plane, and to climb a short flight of stairs.
  • Recognising that our members are in their “Third Age”, we acknowledge the need for a leisurely pace and occasional support from a partner or companion.

Disclaimer

Insurance:   Members are reminded that they are responsible for their own insurance.  Javea U3A is not liable in any respect for any loss or injury that may be suffered by Members whilst participating in the Association’s activities.

Please note that, at times, it is necessary for the U3A to make deposits with travel agents for future trips, and whilst we do not anticipate any such problems, in the event of a travel agent or hotelier becoming bankrupt, Javea U3A would not be in a position to refund any losses that might occur.

We strongly recommend that you ensure that your own personal travel insurance provides cover for any such losses.