Jávea U3A
 

Travel

Group Leader Joni Hills
Email Addr Joni Hills: travel@u3ajavea.org

Jan Davies: travel.jd@u3ajavea.org
Barbara Gorrod: travel.bg@u3ajavea.org
Charo Tames Brown: travel.charo@u3ajavea.org


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Meeting Venue Far end of Main Hall, Parador, Jávea.
Meeting Day and Time Last Wednesday of the month, 10:00 - 10:55.
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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.

 

Events Summary (full details below):

For Jávea U3A trips, click on destination to go to the event description.

 

2017  
Thurs 28th - 30th Sept

Cuenca Cuidad Encantado (3 days 2 nights).

Barbara Gorrod travel.bg@u3ajavea.org

TBA

Relleu Self-sufficiency Project. (Day trip).

'Make a Smile' Farm Visit.

Weds 20th November

Valencia (Day trip). Subsidised.

TBA.

26th Sept - 3rd Oct 2018

Costa Brava. (One week trip)

Barbara Gorrod travel.bg@u3ajavea.org

 

Please be aware that members taking part in these activities do so entirely at their own risk. Members are responsible for their own medical cover.

 

 

 



Cuenca Cuidad Encantado

3 days/ 2 nights

Thurs 28th-30th Sept

Total Cost:

€ 195 (single supp €44).

Includes:

Coach, B&B 2 nights 4*, official guides

Status:

Those who have not paid the balance MUST contact the organiser and arrange immediate payment.

Deposit:

€50 + supp

Due by:

 

Balance:

 

Due by:

Balance must paid immediately.

 

Bank Transfer Code:

Cuenca

Departure:

Interior·s, Jávea Port

TBA (08:15 for 08:30)

Return:

Interior·s, Jávea Port

18:30 Approx.

Organisers:

Barbara Gorrod travel.bg@u3ajavea.org

Itinerary

Thursday: After a fairly early departure from Jávea Port we will visit the Ciudad Encantada, the Enchanted City, where the limestone has been eroded into fantastic shapes.

Then onto Cuenca, famous for its hanging houses. B and B in a 4* hotel. Free evening to find your own restaurant.

Friday: After breakfast, travel to Zaragoza, Spain´s 5th largest city, situated on the banks of the River Ebro. Official guided tour, with an optional visit to the Palacio de la Aljaferia, which is an enormous Moorish palace built in the 11th century. Free afternoon and evening. B and B in a central 4* hotel.

Saturday: After breakfast, travel to Belchite, which is a ghost town, a memorial to the Spanish civil war. The tour here will be in Spanish, but I am hopeful we will have some Spanish Speakers in our group, who will be able to translate, and I will have some printed information to give out.

Return to Jávea, we will be back in the port around 18:30.

 



Relleu Self-sufficiency Project  ‘Make a Smile’  Farm Visit

Day Trip

TBA

Total Cost:

€ 25

Includes:

Coach and lunch

Status:

Places available

Payment:

In full

Due by:

September Meeting

 

Bank Transfer Code:

Cash only

Departure:

Interior·s, Jávea Port

09:15 for 09:30

Return:

Interior·s, Jávea Port

17:30 Approx.

Organisers:

Joni Hills travel@u3ajavea.org

Itinerary

We have been invited by the ‘Make a Smile’ Charity to visit their farm in the village of Relleu.  They will show us around their project site and give us lunch.   The menu will be posted prior to our visit.  There is a bar for drinks, €1 per beer, wine or soft drinks. 

‘Make a Smile’ is our designated Charity for 2017

The farm is situated near the village of Relleu.  The farm has various farmyard animals and grows crops to supply Emaus children and young adults’ homes which are situated in the area of Marina Alta.  The mentally challenged unit in Relleu has an occupational therapy room, so visitors are asked to bring broken or unwanted fashion jewellery for the youngster’s projects. They also collect small coins (the dusty ones in little pots that sit on everyone’s dresser) to bank.  The money is converted into food and necessities for the homes.

The Travel Team will organise one or two smaller coaches to visit the farm in October (12th or 19th Oct). 

Please bring any coins or unwanted jewellery to the U3A meeting either in June or September.

 

 

 



Valencia

Day Trip

Weds 20th November

Total Cost:

€ 5

Includes:

Coach

Status:

Book in September

Payment:

In full

Due by:

TBA

 

Bank Transfer Code:

Cash only

Departure:

Interior·s, Jávea Port

TBA

Return:

Interior·s, Jávea Port

TBA

Organisers:

Organiser travel@u3ajavea.org

Itinerary

Details to be announced.

 



Costa Brava

One week trip

26th Sept-3rd Oct 2018

Total Cost:

€ 556 (+ cost of coach)

Includes:

4*Hotel (all inclusive) + four day trips

Status:

 

Deposit:

€150

Due by:

Payment direct to Saga.

Balance:

 

Due by:

?

 

Bank Transfer Code:

N/A

Departure:

 

 

Return:

 

 

Organisers:

Barbara Gorrod travel.bg@u3ajavea.org

Itinerary

Holiday to the Costa Brava (maybe to re-live memories of holidays in the 60´s).
One week, all inclusive at Ilunion Caleta Park, S´Agaro 4*hotel.

Includes 2 trips out to Tossa del Mar and Palamos and Callela de Pallafrugel.
Optional trips include one to Barcelona and another to Figueres to Dali Museum.

Single rooms are available at no extra cost, but they are small.

This holiday is being arranged by Saga.
Barbara can email you the paperwork, so you can send your deposit of 150 direct to Saga.

Saga's phone no from Spain is 0044 1303 774030.
Email is group.travel@saga.co.uk.

 

 


The Travel Group

If you cannot attend the Parador you can contact any Travel Organiser via the website. Please see the Methods of Payments below for payment options. ALL MEMBERS ARE WELCOME on our day excursions, trips, and special events. So are your ideas for any future excursions.

Come and talk to us:

jan barbara charo janw sue heather
Joni Hills Jan Davies Barbara Gorrod Charo Brown Jan Wylie Sue Sieber Heather Maybury

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 reckie”. 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

Payment By Cheque

Payments of €50 or over can be made by cheque at the General Meeting to one of the Travel Group representives.

However, we prefer that you pay by Cash or by Bank Transfer as Cheques cause the Jávea U3A considerable extra work and can also result in bank charges. Thank you.


If you really need to pay by Cheque, then it should be made payable to:

ASOC SOCIAL DE LA TERCERA EDAD DE JAVEA

and please remember to put the name of the Trip on the reverse of the cheque.

 

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 Transferfor 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.

 


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