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Welcome to the Travel Group Newsletter setting out the Trips on offer. Full details of all the Trips mentioned here can be seen on our Webpage at www.u3amoraira-teulada.org/travel

PLEASE NOTE THAT MONIES PAID FOR TRIPS ARE NON-REFUNDABLE UNLESS WE CAN RE-SELL THE CANCELLED PLACES OR THE TRAVEL GROUP CANCELS THE TRIP WHEN ALL MONIES WILL BE REFUNDED.

FOR FULL DETAILS OF ALL THE TRIPS SHOWN BELOW PLEASE GO TO THE TRAVEL WEBPAGE


IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO BOOK AND PAY THE DEPOSIT FOR ANY OF THE TRIPS LISTED BELOW, BY PRIOR ARRANGEMENT WITH THE TRIP ORGANISER YOU CAN MEET SOMEONE FROM THE TRAVEL GROUP AT CAFE RELAX IN MORAIRA BETWEEN 10 AM AND 12 NOON

DAY TRIPS

IKEA & Murcia shopping centre(Sales)

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- day trip -

Wednesday 10th January 2018

This is always very popular trip so the Travel Group have been asked to organise another shopping trip to Murcia spending the morning in Condomina and the afternoon in Ikea.

Cost €10 per person...

For a place on this Trip please come to the Travel Desk at the next General Meeting or email Sue at sue.popkin@u3amoraira-teulada.org

VALENCIA DAY TRIP

- Oceanografic -

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Wednesday 21st February 2018
Valencia is a fascinating city with many things to see and do but on this Trip we have decided to visit the Oceanografic. We will spend the morning looking at the fascinating sea creatures and wonderful birds in a landscaped environment. You will visit Antarctica, Arctic, Indian Ocean and other tropical seascapes. All these creatures are displayed as naturally as possible. Price includes entrance to the Oceanografic.

Cost: €30 per person

For a place on this Trip please come to the Travel Desk at the next General Meeting or email Lynn at lynnclark0403@gmail.com
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- Shopping or Sightseeing day trip -

Wednesday, 14th March 2018

Enjoy a relaxing day out with friends, shopping or sightseeing whatever takes your fancy. You can explore the town or go the interesting gardens nearby or go to the Shopping Centre.
Cost €10 per person...
For a place on this Trip please come to the Travel Desk at the next General Meeting or email Sue at sue.popkin@u3amoraira-teulada.org

Sagunto & St. Joseph’s

Caves in Vall d’Uixo

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Thursday 10th May 2018
This Trip is instead of the Trip on the 19th October 2017 which was cancelled due to bad weather. The cost of this trip will include: the coach to and from Moraira, tourist train in Sagunto guided tour of castle and amphitheatre, and a boat trip through the caves

Cost €30 per person...
For a place on this Trip please come to the Travel Desk at the next General Meeting or email Lynn at lynnclark0403@gmail.com

OVERNIGHT TRIPS

Madrid

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- 4 days and 3 nights trip -


Monday 16th to Thursday 19th April 2018
This Trip has been arranged for April to take advantage of the clement weather in Madrid. It can be either extremely cold or extremely hot in Madrid. Therefore, this time of the year will give the best opportunity for seeing the sights in comfort - not to mention keeping the costs within an acceptable level.
Accommodation in Madrid will be half board including wine and water. We will be staying at the Hotel Ganivet in the centre of the city. On our way to Madrid we will visit Aranjuez for lunch. As an option extra you can visit the Royal Palace.

Cost per person €375

depending on the number of people taking part.

Single room supplement: €75.

Optional extras on this trip include: Entrance to the Escorial with Guide and Entrance to the Palace at Aranjuez with guide. The price depends on the number of people wishing to go to either of these venues.
To secure a place, please pay a deposit of 60 euros per person at the Travel Desk at the next general meeting or email Carol at carol.mantle@hotmail.com

Córdoba & Granada

Court Yard

Monday 14th to Friday 18th May 2018

(5 days, 4 nights)

This trip is scheduled to take place the day after the Court Yard Festival ends in Cordoba to ensure our hotel is available at a sensible price. Some of the court yards will still be open.
Accommodation for 3 nights: B&B in a 3* hotel in a central position opposite the Mezquita. On arrival in Cordoba it is necessary to make a short flat walk (approximately 10 to 15 minutes) over the Roman Bridge to the hotel. Luggage is transported to the hotel by luggage vans and the same will apply on our departure from Cordoba. Accommodation for 1 night: half board in a 4* hotel near the Alhambra.

Cost per person €395

depending on the number of people taking part.
Single room supplement: €95.
Cost includes Guided tours and Gala Dinner
To secure a place, please pay a deposit of 60 euros per person
at the Travel Desk at the next general meeting. If you are unable to get to a General Meeting please contact Carol at carol.mantle@hotmail.com

Trip to Cofrentes and

Alcala del Jucar

Village

Tuesday 22nd to Thursday 24th May 2018

3 days, 2 nights

On this trip we will be staying in a three star hotel in Jalance approximately five to ten minutes drive from the town of Cofrentes which is on the Jucar River. Our accommodation will be on a full board basis. Cost will include Boat Trip & excursion on the Tren Turistica.

Cost per person €200

depending on the number of people taking part.
Single supplement will be €42
The cost will include Full Board at a three star hotel, To secure a place, please pay a deposit of 60 euros per person at the Travel Desk at the next general meeting.
If you are unable to get to a General Meeting please contact Lynn at lynnclark0403@gmail.com

NEW ZEALAND

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26th JANUARY to 9th MARCH 2019 - 43 days and 42 nights.

2 nights Singapore, 3 nights Brisbane, 1 night Auckland, 2 nights Paihia, 1 night Opononi, 1 night Whangarei, 2 nights Pauanui, 2 nights Rotorua, 1 night Taupo, 2 nights Napier, 2 nights Wellington, 1 night Picton, 2 nights Christchurch, 1 night Greymouth, 1 night Franz Josef, 1 night Wanaka, 2 nights Queenstown, 2 nights Te Anau, 1 night Invercargill, 2 nights Dunedin, 1 night Twizel, 1 night Tekapo, 2 nights Sydney, 4 nights Bali
Saturday 26th January Bus transfer to Madrid for an overnight flight to Singapore
Full itinerary of the trip can be found on the Website
Saturday 9th March Flight arrives in Madrid at 1240 followed by a bus transfer to Moraira.
The cost of the trip will be approximately €6,000 to €7,000 to be confirmed subject to supplier providing quotes
The single room supplement to be confirmed
To secure a place on this trip, please pay a deposit of €1,000 at the Travel Desk at the next general meeting
There are several reasons why price of the trip is approximate:
The prices quoted for hotels and entrance fees are the 2018 prices. There is likely to be a small increase in the 2019 prices.
The cost of the flights was calculated using the prices quoted for flights on the
equivalent dates in January to March 2018. We will not know the exact price until we book the flights for 2019 in March or April next year.
The price for the tour of New Zealand was quoted in New Zealand dollars. The current exchange rate was used in calculating the cost of the trip. The exchange rate when we make the final payments is likely to be different.
We will not be able to confirm the bookings at the stopover hotels until after the flights are booked. Changes to the 2019 flight schedules could require changes to the details of the stopovers.
The price includes:
• Pick-ups and transfers, as specified, by private vehicle with an experienced, safe driver
• Sightseeing with experienced local guides as indicated in the itinerary
• All breakfasts and some lunches as indicated in the itinerary
• Entrance fees according to the itinerary
• VAT and all taxes
The price excludes:
• Personal travel and health insurance
• Tips
If you are unable to get to a General Meeting please contact Norman at normanpeterken@hotmail.com
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If you would like to go on a particular trip but feel you might be unable to take part, e.g. because of walking difficulties, please make contact with a Travel Group member and we will do our best to accommodate you.
The Travel Newsletters are compiled by Carol Mantle, Travel Group Coordinator, and distributed by Pat Clarke, Membership Secretary. If you do not wish to receive these Newsletters, please contact Pat. Membership Secretary
You are receiving this Travel Newsletter because you are a fully paid up member of our U3A and have provided us with your email address. If you know someone who is a member but does not have a computer, please pass the information to them.
For further information on any of the above trips, please contact the appropriate member of the Travel Group.
Travel Group members are Carol Mantle, Norman Peterken, Anne Cattle, Sue Popkin, Lynn Clark, Linda West and Yvonne Osborne.