Travel

Group Leader: Dave Butttravel@u3ajavea.com
Jan Wylietravel.janw@u3ajavea.com 
Val Johnson: travel.vj@u3ajavea.com
Charo Browntravel.charo@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


Meet the Travel Team

Come along to the Monthly meeting at the Parador to meet the team and book your trips.

Upcoming travel events


Travel news

VALENCIA -Lunch then see the Xmas lights – an afternoon and early evening trip

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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Trip to Andalucia 6 days 5 nights

TWO SPACES NOW AVAILABLE! Due to a couple of people dropping out we havetwo spaces now available - first come first served! Drop me an email, pay your deposit and you will be on the ...
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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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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

This trip is now fully booked 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 ...
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Trip to Valencia Bioparc or Valencia City

This trip is nearly full so if you do want to go get your booking in now! This trip is proving very popular already - so book now to ensure you do not miss out! ...
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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

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 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.