Perfect Christmas Gift

What’s Included

Direct flights to Alicante from Glasgow International

3* central hotel close to beach

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.

Today’s Big Deal offers the chance of an escape to this old Moorish city, full of atmospheric streets, great bars, nightlife and temperatures guaranteed to put Glasgow’s in the damp shade.

Mediterranean getaway

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

The offer includes return flights with Jet2 from Glasgow International, with luggage allowance and three nights room only accommodation (based on two sharing), in the 3* Hotel La City Mercado.

Flight dates

You will be flying from Glasgow International on a choice of the following 2020 dates (book early to make sure you get your preference):

9th, 16th, 23rd January

6th, 13th, 20th, 27th February

5th March

You will be departing from Glasgow International at 11:00 and arriving in Alicante 15:15.

On your return journey, you will be departing from Alicante at 12:20 and arriving in Glasgow International at 14:40.

Flight times are subject to change. There is also the option to fly from Edinburgh or Glasgow Prestwick airports – please enquire directly.

Central accommodation

The 3* Hotel La City Mercado is in an excellent location just a 10-minute walk from the beach. It is also close to the Central Market, Old Town area and port. There is a tram stop outside the hotel which will take you to other city attractions.

This new and modern hotel includes a bar, free Wifi and a 24-hour front desk. Each of the air-conditioned ensuite rooms has a flat-screen TV with satellite channels, heating, a minibar and a safe.

Alicante attractions

The beaches of the Costa Blanca are the main draw for millions of package tourists, but even in winter the region has plenty to offer. The Terra Mitica Theme Park offers a variety of exhilarating rides and adventures in a coastal setting a short train ride from Alicante.

The city itself merits exploration. 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 coastal vistas.

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.

Happy guests

Hotel La City Mercado has plenty of positive feedback on TripAdvisor. Recent contributions include the following, edited for length:

‘Good stay, excellent service. I spent two night at La City Mercado and I definitely recommend it. The quality price ratio is extremely good, the service was excellent… the room was clean and the bathroom was good…’

‘We picked this hotel for a 2 day stop in Alicante. It was clean, comfortable and quiet… reception staff were friendly and although we never used the breakfast area it looked pretty good. Ideal for short visit and only a 10-15 min walk to the busier tourist areas.’

‘My husband and I stayed for a 3 night break. The hotel is ideally located in the centre of Alicante. Our room was on the small side, but not unusually so for a city hotel, and it was very clean and modern. Walk-in shower was great, the lift was ideal for people with mobility issues etc. The staff were very friendly and kind. I would recommend without hesitation.’

Great getaway gift

The Costa Blanca holiday is a familiar option for Scots travellers, but this Big Deal on a winter break to Alicante offers the chance to see a less frenetic side of Spain’s Mediterranean coast.

There, you can appreciate the laidback charms of a fascinating city.

Deposit £35

Important Information

The Big Deal is for return flights to Alicante with Jet2 from Glasgow International and 3 nights room only accommodation in a twin or double room in the 3* La City Hotel Mercado.

Valid for travel on the following 2020 dates: 

9th, 16th, 23rd Jan;
6th, 13th, 20th, 27th Feb;
5th Mar.

Price is per person, based on 2 sharing.

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

Outbound flights depart from Glasgow International at 11:00, arriving in Alicante at 15:15. Inbound flights depart 12:20, arriving 14:40.

Flight timings are subject to change as per airlines policy.

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.

There is also the option to fly from Edinburgh & Glasgow Prestwick – please enquire directly.

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

No credit card charges will be applied.

Single supplement applies to cover the full cost of holidays.

No children.

No city tax.

Check-in from 4pm; check-out by noon.

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.

Note: cash transactions at the hotel cannot exceed 2500€, due to national regulations. For further details, please contact the property using information in the booking confirmation.

Cash deposit/credit card for incidental charges & government-issued photo identification are required upon check-in.

Included baggage:

1 x hand baggage which must not exceed 56cm x 45cm x 25cm in size and 10kg in weight for each adult. Liquids, creams and gels must be no larger than 100ml.


Travellers to arrange their own transfers. Public transport information available here

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 deal.

Refunds available up to 14 days from date of purchase of voucher if no booking has been made. Your travel booking is with and financially protected under ATOL licence T7564. 5pm cannot facilitate any refunds once the booking is made with

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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