SUNDAY 5TH MARCH
Early coach pick up from campus [at approximately 6.30 a.m.] & Leamington [approximately 6.45], travel to Heathrow for check in by 9.30.
If there are any problems call Hazel on 07974 418585.
Iberia flight IB4143 departs 11.10, arrives in Seville 14.50.
Coach transfer to Ducal Hotel, Plaza de la Encarnacion, Seville. (Tel: 0034 954 215107) Staying for 3 nights, bed & breakfast included. 11 x twin rooms, 5 x triple rooms, 1 x single room.
MONDAY 6TH MARCH, TUESDAY 7TH MARCH
Sightseeing in Seville, details to be confirmed
WEDNESDAY 8TH MARCH
Coach pick up at 9.00-9.30 to travel to Granada. One night bed & breakfast accommodation at the Maciahotel Los Basilios, Pasea de los Basilios. (Tel: 0034 958 817401) Room arrangements as above.
Afternoon Visit to Alhambra Palaces included
THURSDAY 9TH MARCH
Return to Seville by coach and the Ducal Hotel for a further night.
Return via Cordoba [Few hours in Cordoba]
FRIDAY 10TH MARCH
Coach transfer to Seville airport. Flight IB4144 departs 08.20 a.m. arrives in Heathrow 10.00. Return to Leamington and campus by coach. Arrive back early afternoon.
BEFORE WE GO…
1. Copy the back pages of your passport and bring the copy to Hazel in R2.10
2. If you haven’t already done so, obtain a European Health Insurance (EHIC) Card. You can get an application form from the Post Office or apply online at www.ehic.org.uk
3. Top up your mobile phone (if applicable). It may not be possible to use the same top up facilities in Spain.
SEVILLE 2006: WHAT TO PACK…
• In terms of clothing it is advisable to take layers – it will be warm in the daytime (around 20˚C) but much cooler in the evening. March is also so the month with the highest rainfall so be prepared. Comfortable shoes are also important as we will be doing plenty of walking in the daytime.
• In Spain electricity sockets take round two-point plugs so you will need an adaptor for hairdryers etc.
• Money – make sure you have some Euros. Credit/debit cards are also accepted widely and most cards will be accepted in cash machines.
• Batteries and film for cameras etc
• In Spain you are required by law to carry some form of identification (i.e. your passport) at all times.
• Unfortunately pickpocketing and similar crimes are not unusual in the Andalucian cities. So it is important to carry your money safely and be vigilant at all times.
“Spring is the best time to visit Andalusia, any week from early March when the orange trees are coming into blossom” (Insight Guide to Seville)