From Deal

What’s Included

Direct flights to Alicante from Glasgow Prestwick & Edinburgh

Central 4* hotel accommodation

Attractive city break destination

No credit card fees

For many Alicante is the gateway to the resorts of the Costa Blanca, a place to pass by en route to Benidorm. A little closer investigation reveals one of Spain’s most distinctive cities, a destination rich in history and culture.

It’s an ideal choice for a relaxing city break in the cooler months, when the Mediterranean sun isn’t quite so daunting. Today’s Big Deal offers the chance to get up close and personal with Alicante’s charms, explore its atmospheric Moorish heart and enjoy the small bars and restaurants of the Barrio Santa Cruz.

Mediterranean nights

The Big Deal, exclusive to 5pm customers, flies you to Alicante, a jewel of the Costa Blanca, with colourful streets clustered beneath its medieval fortress.

The Big Deal offers return flights with Ryanair from Edinburgh or Glasgow Prestwick with luggage allowance and three nights B&B accommodation, based on two sharing, in the 4 Star Abba Centrum Hotel.

Flight dates

The city breaks are for a three night stay, flying out Fridays and Sundays only from Edinburgh and Glasgow Prestwick. Available dates are from Friday 15th January up to and including Sunday 28th February 2016.

Central accommodation

The modern and inviting Abba Centrum Hotel is centrally-located, within easy reach of the city beach and a short stroll from the main train station.

Air-conditioned guest rooms feature bright, contemporary décor. Amenities include satellite TV, free WiFi and bathrooms with tub and hydro-massage.

Breakfast is included in the deal and can be taken in guest rooms or in the spacious restaurant. Guests may also want to enjoy the hotel’s typical Mediterranean cuisine on offer for lunch and dinner.

Facilities available to guests include a state-of-the-art gym, steam rooms, sauna and massage treatments.

The hotel’s sun terrace is a popular spot for relaxing with a book, a drink or afternoon tea.

Alicante attractions

The beaches of the Costa Blanca might be the main draw for millions of package tourists, but culture and heritage are the highlights for visitors to Alicante.

The dramatic medieval Castillo de Santa Barbara is an obvious focus. Most of the fortress dates from the 16th century and can be reached via a lift from the seaward side. The castle gardens are an attractive expanse of olive groves, walking trails and superb vistas over the coast.

The cultural hub is the Museum of Contemporary Art, an elegant modern gallery housed in the historic Asegurada building. The impressive collection includes works by Dali and Picasso.

A considerable part of the city’s charm lies in the attractive warren of streets of the Barrio Santa Cruz around the cathedral, with late-opening bars, live music and atmospheric clubs.

View the city break guide here.

Guest reviews

The Abba Centrum Hotel has plenty of enthusiastic reviews on TripAdvisor. Recent contributions include the following, edited for length:

‘Lovely welcome from the staff and always very helpful. Excellent room with very comfy bed and crisp cotton sheets. Our room was spotless and cleaned to a very high standard. Breakfast was very good with a good choice of hot and cold food.’

‘The staff are very friendly and helpful, the rooms are big and well furnished and the public areas are nicely done. I really liked the sun terrace on the roof.’

Relaxing getaway

The Costa Blanca holiday is a familiar option for Scots travellers, but this Big Deal city break to Alicante offers the chance to see a less frenetic side of Spain’s Mediterranean coast and appreciate the laid-back charms of a fascinating city.

With plenty of sunshine and Alicante temperatures in the comfortable teens, it’s also the perfect chance to escape Scotland’s winter chill for a pre-festive getaway or for a welcome break in the new year.

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Important Information

Vouchers are valid for travel between 15th Jan and 28th Feb 2016.

Departures from Edinburgh and Glasgow Prestwick on Fridays and Sundays only.

Bookings must be made at least 10 days before departure.

The Big Deal is for return flights to Alicante with Ryanair from Edinburgh or Glasgow Prestwick + 3 nights B&B in a twin or double room in the 4 star Abba Centrum Hotel.

Price is per person, based on 2 sharing.

Upgrades available at additional cost, prices as at time of booking.

Outbound flights will be between 06:15 and 22:00. Inbound flights will be between 06:30 and 23:55.

Due to availability, alternative flight carriers may be booked. Other airports and dates may be available subject to extra surcharge. Please enquire by calling directly.

Voucher is for deposit only. The outstanding balance must be paid to upon booking. All booking details are displayed on your voucher, received upon purchase.

No credit charges will be applied.

Availability and prices may change until booking is confirmed. We encourage you to make your booking immediately in order to secure dates and prices.

No single supplement.

No children.

Check in 2pm; check out 11am.

Guests should note that the room(s) is not refundable and any amendments such as names, dates and length of stay will not be accepted.

Included baggage:

1x cabin bag weighing up to 10 kg with maximum dimensions of 55cm x 40cm x 20cm, plus 1 small bag up to 35 × 20 x 20 cms may be carried per passenger.


Travellers to arrange their own transfers. Shuttle buses available from airport to Alicante city centre – costs approx. £3 per person each way. See information.

EU nationals and British Citizens can travel with a valid national identity/passport. Non-EU citizens require valid passport and visa to travel to Spain.

It is essential that you read the Air Travellers Terms & Conditions prior to purchasing your voucher.

Your travel booking is with and financially protected under ATOL licence T7564. 5pm cannot facilitate any refunds once the booking is made with, or after the initial 14 day cooling off period, from date of purchase of voucher.

Images used for illustrative purposes only.

Subject to availability and allocation. The beginning and end of the validity period is often busiest. Please book early to avoid disappointment.

Please refer to our Ts&Cs for full information.


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