Alicante City

Full Day Excursion – Mondays ( All Year Round)

Alicante is the name of the province and also the provincial city. It is well worth a visit. The history can be traced back to Roman times when it was known as the city of light.

There is a castle perched high overlooking the city with wonderful views (a lift takes you there from the sandy beach). The Santa Barbara Castle is located on the top of Benacantil Mountain, 166 metres above sea level.  In & dominating the city centre of Alicante
From there, you can see almost the entire bay of Alicante. On its slopes have been found archaeological remains of the Bronze Age, Iberian and Roman, but the origin of the fortress is in the late ninth century with the ‘Moors’ Muslim rule.

The seafront is very impressive with a superb yacht marina and pretty promenade with amazing paving that is a real optical illusion and it looks as if it is undulating. Restaurants and cafes line the promenade and flowers and palm trees add to the ambience. Most of the cafes and restaurants along the promenade offer inexpensive lunch menus.

Just behind the seafront lies the old town, with it’s beautiful buildings, including the town hall and a magnificent Gothic church. Here you will find tapas bars and cozy restaurants.

If shopping is your thing, then there is a modern area, with lots of big names and designer fashion as well as an indoor food market with incredible choice of goods on show in an iconic building.

There is also a lovely old building that houses the indoor Central Market (Mercado Central): Opened in 1921 with an area of 11,100 m2. It has 292 Commercial Units. Full of fresh fruit, meats, bread and lovely cafes. On a Monday this is open until 2.30pm – Just behind this is a small but charming flower market and bars.

The city has been well planned with boulevards full of flowers, statues and seats to rest, away from the busy traffic.

Both shopaholics and culture lovers will not be disappointed with this full day excursion, with plenty of luggage space in the coach for your shopping!

  • PLEASE NOTE WE DO NOT ACCEPT BOOKINGS AFTER 4.00pm ON THE DAY PRIOR TO ANY EXCURSION

What to expect.

Picking up from your chosen point, we head off after the pick-up’s to Alicante.

Our English speaking travel guide will provide you with a street map and a free store guide for the El Corte Inglés shopping centre.

You will be dropped off at the El Corte Inglés Shopping Centre. Then you are free to explore, shop or simply soak up the culture of this beautiful city. Perfect for those who prefer to explore & discover the city at their own pace. The cosy capital of the Costa Blanca offers a variety of museums and monuments, shops and shopping centres. Enjoy your freedom!

The famous Spanish department store ‘El Corte Ingles’ is definitely worth a visit, and remember that foreign tourists (Non Spanish residents) can pick up a special card that allows them to enjoy tax discounts up to 10%! For anybody that does not live within the EU, your discount can be claimed at the store on the day. Everyone who gets a card will also be offered a free tapas and refreshment – courtesy of El Corte Inglés.

Enjoy strolling along the impressive and elegant shopping boulevard Maisonave with all the famous international brands and discover the cozy small streets with their original boutiques.Alicante is a relatively small city and it is is so easy to walk around and discover the delights of this cosmopolitan city.

The tour guide / host will confirm the meeting point and time ( approx 4.30pm) for returning back to Benidorm & Albir. After around 5 1/2 hours in Alicante City. You’ll arrive back at the hotels around 17:30/18:00

  • PLEASE NOTE WE DO NOT ACCEPT BOOKINGS AFTER 4.00pm ON THE DAY PRIOR TO ANY EXCURSION

Tour escort/host
Pickup and drop-off from designated meeting points
Transport by air-conditioned coach
Alicante Street map and a free store guide for the “El Corte Inglés” shopping centre.

Food & Drinks

Hotel Kaktus Albir (Roundabout) 9.15am
Consum (Bus Stop Opposite) 9.20am
Hotel Albir Playa (Roundabout) 9.25am
Albir Garden Resort 9.25am
Hotel Magic Robin Hood (Outside) 9.30am
Hotel Levante Club 9.35am
Hotel Dynastic 09:35am
Burger King (Rincon de Loix) 9.35am
Hotel Don Pancho 9.40am
Hotel Helios 9.45am
Hotel Caballo de Oro 9.45am
Hotel Belroy 9.50am
Hotel Madeira Centro 9.50am
Hotel Poseidón Palace 9.55am
Hotel Prince Park* (Supermercado Vidal) 10.00am

Children are considered such between the ages of 4 & 12 years of age.
We personally feel that the Alicante city trip is not really suitable for infants 🙁

Prices

Adults & Seniors: 18.50 €uro Benidorm Tourism Clients 15.50 €

Children: 15.50 €uro Benidorm Tourism Clients 12.50 €
(Aged between 4 & 12)

This excursion is operated by BJP Travel

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