Costa Blanca Benidorm
Benidorm, Guadalest, Valencia, Alicante, Murcia, Villajoyosa, Eliche & Altea
Group 1: 12 – 19 July
Group 2: 19 – 26 July
Group 3: 16 – 23August
Group 4: 23 – 30 August
Group 5: 6 – 13 September
Group 6: 13 – 20 September
We meet our group leader at 9.30am for our Ryanair flight to Valencia departing at 11.30am On arrival we are transferred by coach to our 4 star hotel in Benidorm, one of the most popular resorts in Spain. This resort is a Las Vegas type city with its modern high-rise buildings which mushroomed from a quiet fishing village and now dwarf the old part situated on a rocky peninsula. Over five million tourists visit Benidorm each year. We check in, have dinner and familiarization walk with group leader.
After breakfast we will go on a half day optional excursion to explore the lovely towns around Costa Blanca. A short drive will take us to Villajoyosa. This historic town stretches alongside a wide sandy beach that ends at a small harbour. Once a fishing village, the tiny houses that crowd along one half of the seafront are still painted in bright, gaudy colours. There are roman bridges, a delightful gothic church whose elaborate doorways provide an entrance to the old walled town centre. We will proceed to Eliche, the city of over 300,000 palm trees, founded by Moors. It is the third largest city in the region and one of the most sought after by tourists. We will visit the town centre and have time to explore individually before returning to our hotel.
Breakfast and a free morning followed by an optional full-day excursion to Murcia and Alicante. We will drive to Murcia where we will visit the cathedral and the town centre framed by the Sierra Mountains. We will see the 15th century Cathedral de Santa Maria. The city is divided by the Segura River and is known for its beautiful baroque Cathedral, Almudi Palace and the castle of Monteagudo, (an 11th century fortress), the Market of Veronicas, the Malecon Gardens, the University of Murcia and the Museum Ramon Gaya. We will then proceed to Alicante, one of the three main cities of the province of Valencia and the Capital of the Costa Blanca. With a population of around 400,000, Alicante continues to grow and define itself as one of the prime tourist cities of the world. We later return to our hotel.
After breakfast we will go on a full day optional excursion to the city of Valencia, Spain’s third largest city. The historic centre of this city has outstanding Arab architecture and Gothic monuments. Our city tour will take us to see the town hall, the cathedral with harmonious mixture of Roman, Gothic, Renaissance and Baroque elements. The octagonal bell tower is the landmark of the city. Exhibited within the Cathedral is a Roman chalice which Jesus Christ and the apostles are said to have drunk from during the Last Supper. We will have free time for shopping of to visit the famous ‘Oceanographic’ (extra) before returning to our hotel later in the afternoon. In the evening we can opt for an optional spectacular show of international cabaret at the Benidorm Palace with fabulous dancers in exotic, feathered costumes and a full programme of top artists is a must-do in Benidorm.
On today’s optional excursion we discover the Sierra Helada Natural Park and Mundomar. We will start by visiting the Natural Park with beautiful views of the mountains and the sea. We visit the animal park with different species of mammals, birds, reptiles, and others. A relaxing day enjoying nature. We return to our hotel.
The morning is free to enjoy Benidorm and the Sunday market in the city centre. In the afternoon we go on an optional half day excursion to Guadalest. This small village is ranked amongst the top tourist attractions in all Spain because of the many artisan workshops and rock high above the river. The castle sits high above in this unique setting surrounded by spectacular views. We return to our hotel and dinner.
Breakfast and today we go on an optional excursion to the north of Costa Blanca to visit the charming old town of Altea. The buildings are impressive and the church with its blue and white-tiled dome roof is a unique landmark. We then proceed to the village of Denia, which has been a safe haven for seafarers and a stopping point for travellers and an attraction for tourists.
Breakfast and free morning before we make our way to the airport of Valencia for our return Ryanair flight to Malta departing at 2.20pm and arriving at 4.30pm.
PRICE PER PERSON
Adult in triple €599/ €499*
Adult in twin €669 /€569*
Adult in single €869 /€769*
Child sharing with 2 adults €399*
Half Board €99
*Special Price applies when half board and all excursions are taken.
**Seats on flights are assigned directly by Ryanair.
Should you need seats near each other this may incur a charge.
Return Ryanair** flights to Valencia including 10kg luggage and 20kg checked-in luggage
7 nights in 4-star central hotel in Benidorm
Rooms with private facilities
Buffet breakfast Return airport transfers
Services of tour leader
All taxes & service charge
ADULT / CHILD
Villajoyosa & Eliche €36 / €16
Murcia & Alicante €45 / €20
Valencia €50 / €20
Sierra Helada Natural Park/Mundomar €40 / €20
Guadalest €30 / €15
Altea/Denia €40 / €20
Benidorm Palace (incl. entrance) €55 / €40