Coach Day Trips
The beautiful Costa Blanca is home to some of Spain’s most visited cities, towns and villages as well as a fantastic selection of attractions and days out, most of which can be visited on coach day trips from Benidorm. The city of Benidorm itself offers a huge range of things to do from a simple game of 10 pin bowling to adrenaline fuelled adventure tours, both on land and at sea. Aside from Benidorm’s excellent golden sand beaches, there are shady parks and plazas, museums and art galleries, theme parks, aqua parks, boat trips, zoos and aquariums, fun arcades and a whole host of thrilling water sports.
Having said this, it’s nice when on holiday to enjoy a day when you don’t have to plan anything, worry about getting lost on a journey or have to find parking in a foreign town or city. This is the beauty of coach day trips; just arrive at your pick up point on time, hop on a lovely air conditioned coach, sit back and relax, enjoy the journey and let your driver and guide take care of the rest.
Enjoy A Drink
Some of these coach day trips include a visit to a winery with wine tasting included, something you could not do if you were driving. Whatever your destination you can enjoy a few cold beers, wine or cocktails during your excursion, safe in the knowledge your trusty driver will get you back to your drop off point in Benidorm. With fierce competition between tour operators, coach day trips are usually excellent value for money and you would be hard pushed do them for the same price using your own or a hire vehicle.
Beware Blanket Tours
If you have ever been on holiday and been roped into a ‘Timeshare’ talk by a street or hotel tout then you will know how pushy and thick skinned these sales people can be. Most people go to these talks and seminars on the promise of a free gift and not because they want to invest in a timeshare. Sometimes you get lucky and receive a free timeshare holiday or fancy set of luggage but most times you end up with a poxy T-shirt or baseball cap.
Blanket tours are a similar scam where touts will offer you a free coach or boat tour only to spend your entire time on the tour trying to sell you something, originally blankets but these days pretty much anything. So, unless you are thick skinned yourself and can totally ignore the sellers during your tour, it’s best just to say no thank you.
Coach Day Trips
Based in the heart of the city on Calle Gerona 48, Excursiones Benidorm have a wealth of experience in the adventure tour and activities industry. They offer an amazing amount of excellent coach day trips, half day trips, boat trips, adventure tours, shows and activities. Half day coach trips are to places in and around Benidorm and full day coach trips are to some of the Costa Blanca’s most famous cities, towns and villages. By promoting business for all the attractions and places visited during these tours, Excursiones Benidorm regularly receive substantial discounts allowing them to keep their prices very competitive.
Murcia City – A day of culture to this grand old city with its wonderful town squares and plazas. You will get to visit the beautiful Cathedral of Saint Mary, 19th century casino and Salzillo Museum before having free time to enjoy a leisurely stroll and stop for lunch and refreshments. This is followed by a visit to the Fuensanta Monestary before heading home.
Santa Pola, Elche & Alicante – First stop Santa Pola’s picturesque Nature Park and salt lakes where you can view different species of migratory birds including the statue like pink flamingos; then it’s off to the port area for a visit to Santa Pola’s aquarium. Next stop the city of Elche and its famous palm groves, the largest in Europe. A UNESCO World Heritage Site, there are over 200,000 palm trees that surround the city and provide welcome shade. Ladies, if you love shoes, ask your guide if you can forfeit visiting the palm groves for a visit to one of Elche’s fantastic shoe factories that produce the largest amount of footwear in Spain. Last stop is at the Santa Barbara Castle in Alicante with lovely views over the city and bay.
Discovery Tour – When thinking of booking coach day trips the kids will love this one. A drive into the mountains brings you to the exciting Aitana Safari Park where you will get to see some of the most fascinating animals from around the world, including lion, elephant, giraffe, tigers and much more. Lunch and refreshments are followed by a drive to the most visited village in Spain, beautiful Guadalest. There are some lovely little museums, quaint cafes and tapas bars, restaurants and craft shops. Be sure to visit the tower that stands above the village and offers stunning views all the way to the bay of Altea.
Authentic Spain – Heading inland through some of the Alicante Province’s hidden villages, you stop in Villena for a tour of its archaeology museum and then on to a luxurious bodega (winery) for a wonder round followed by a taste of some of the bodega’s excellent wines. The final stop is in Novela where you can view the Gaudi style Church of St Mary Magdalena and explore a lovingly conserved Art Nouveau house.
Marina Alta – This is one of the most lush and beautiful parts of the Costa Blanca, with soaring mountains and fertile valleys perfect for growing grapes. First stop is in Altea with its narrow cobbled streets and distinctive blue domed church. Then its off into the mountains to visit the village of Polop that has a dominant castle, ancient fountains and the Museum of Miniatures that you can explore before heading for the stunning Algar Waterfalls and its huge cactus gardens, one of the largest in the world. Bring a towel and take a dip in the natural rock pools if you dare, the mountain waters are icy cold. Lunch is in the picturesque mountain village of Táberna that offers splendid views. Last stop of the day is for a wine tasting at one of the Jalon Valley’s bodegas.
Coach Day Trips Itinerary
- Entrance to the attractions on the coach day trips are included in the price
- Wine tasting is included in the price
- Lunch and drinks are not included in the price
- Tickets must be purchased 2 days in advance
- Once received tickets must be printed and presented to your guide on day of travel