Menorca Britannia
Menorca Britannia logo

Menorca Britannia.

 
  • EnglishEnglish
  • EspañolEspañol

Our Forthcoming Events, 2019 / 2020

Marzo :: Saturday 2nd
VISIT
EL FARO DE FAVARITX
with us on
Saturday March 2nd
We are delighted to have arranged with the Port Authority for Menorca Britannia members and friends to make a special visit to the lighthouse at Favaritx
The last visit we made was several years ago when Sebastion Pons (now retired), and who had been resident keeper for many years, shared his in depth knowledge with us.
Now that it is fully automatic the history and workings will be explained to us by one of the travelling keepers
You should arrive by car to commence the visit at10.30 am
There is no charge for this visit for members
.Non members are welcome to come but we will make a charge of 5 €uros per person to cover our legally required Civil Liability Insurance
in order that we can confirm numbers to the
Port Authority

Please book by Monday 25th
By email to menorcabritannia@msn.com
or telephone 609257921
Messaging, Whatsap or Voicemail

 

May :: Fri, Sat. Sun 10/11/12
British Menorca weekend in Es Castell.
Full programme to be published shortly

Es Castell en Flores and Tapas weekend.

 

March :: Sunday 17th
we leave for our annual group visit
This year
5 days in Jerez and Cadiz

FINAL ITINERARY DETAILS
An Adventure in Jerez de la Frontera
17 - 22 march 2019

SUNDAY 17 March:
The flights are ticketless
Please be at airport for check in by 07.50 with Residents Card & Passport for photo identification
For our flights Mahón (MAH) to Jerez (XRY) with connection via Barcelona (BCN)
Departure MAH at 08:50 -- flight VY3713 -- ETA BCN 09.40 (with 2 hours 40 minutes in BCN)
Departure BCN at 12.25 -- VY2286 to ETA XRY 14.10
Coach transfer to the centrally situated, beautiful SOHO Boutique Hotel & Spa
https://www.sohohoteles.com/hotel-boutique-jerez-spa-en-jerez/

Afternoon and evening at leisure to explore the local area
There are several restaurants and bars within easy walking distance

MONDAY 18 March:
Pickup at the hotel reception at 09.30 h.
Full day coach excursion to Cadiz and Medina Sidonia with a local guide.
In the morning an extensive visit of the historic town of Cadiz, with a panoramic tour and a guided walking tour which includes entrance to the Cathedral.
For lunch we move to Medina Sidonia to the “Restaurante Bar Paco Ortega”
In the afternoon, we will visit the famous Medina Sidonia, considered by some to be the oldest city in Europe, and its surrounding area.

TUESDAY 19 March:
09.30 h: gather in reception. It’s within walking distance from the hotel so we go as a group.
Visit to the beautiful “Palacio del Tiempo”, an antique clock and watch museum and its lovely gardens. Dating from the late XVIII century the house and garden was established by a British army officer in the typical neo classical/Victorian style of the era. Then at 11.00 h we visit the adjacent “Real Escuela del Arte Ecuestre” with a display of the dancing horses. We combine the show at 12.00 h with a visit to the two museums, the Carriage Museum and the Museum of Equestrian Art.
Approximately 14.00 - 14.30 we disperse for lunch or return to the hotel on foot with the afternoon and evening free.

WEDNESDAY 20 March:
10:00 h: Meet at reception
A walking tour with a local guide within the historic city centre of Jerez starting from the hotel. (Approximately 4 hrs.) Including entrance to the Alcázar and ending in the Bodegas Tio Pepe.
Finishing in time for lunch.

THURSDAY 21 March: -
09.30 h in reception
Pick up at for a full day coach excursion with a local guide, “La ruta del Atlántico”. We will visit Baelo Claudia, an ancient roman town, Cape Trafalgar, the natural park “Las Breñas” and the beautiful town of Vejer de la Frontera. With lunch included at the restaurant “El Mirador de Barbate”.

FRIDAY 22 March:-
Pick up time to be advised.
Transfer from hotel to the airport and return via Barcelona.
Departure XRY to BCN -- flight VY2287 14:50 -- ETA BCN 16.30 -
(just 45 minutes in BCN).
Departure BCN to MAH – flight VY3716 17.15 – ETA MAH 18.10

 

March :: Saturday 30th
GUIDED TOUR OF FORTALEZA ISABEL 11
Bryce is delighted to guide what will be a very comprehensive tour covering many aspects of the construction and the history of this amazing fortress.
Commencing at La Puerta de La Reina (Queens Gate) we will make our way to Fronts 9-10.
Then down to what is left of the original Queen Annes Fort constructed by the British soon after their arrival of 1708 at the beginning of the reign of King George 1st.
Here we find the viewpoint above Clot de la Mola with its wonderful views over the entrance to the Harbour.
Then we venture below ground through the Mine past all storerooms and living quarters before surfacing and heading to the Hornabeque. A lot to talk about here with a viewpoint where we will look across to the Lazareto and Sant Felipe.
This will also be a rest and comfort stop.
Then passing the decanting pools and water reservoir we make our way underground once more to the Loop Hole Gallery, the star of the underground construction. Then up to the surface again by way of the "OMG" steps to emerge adjacent to the Torre Princesa.
Have you seen the Queens Bathing pool before? Well this will be next and before we make our way up past the ghostly remains of the Penitentiary with a few stories to be told here!
Next we will see the Queens Powder Room before finally making our way up to the Vickers Guns. Manufactured on Tyneside in 1930 to 1934 and installed here in 1934/36
We will inspect the underground machinery and describe the workings of these 38.1 cm (15inch) calibre guns which could fire a distance of 35 kms and be capable of penetrating 18inch steel plating
Above ground once more we will finish by inspecting inside the turrets.
With a final “pit stop” here before making our way back to the cars at the end of an approximately 3 hrs tour.
The tour will start with a general preamble before we cross the moats and before entering the Queens Gate.
We have a special price of entry for Menorca Britannia members-
Just 5.00 €uros per person for members
payable when we meet in the car park.
We will start the tour at 10.00 am.
This is an advance notice to enable members priority booking.
If you are interested in attending, please let us know as soon as possible.
E/mail menorcabritannia@msn.com
or
Telephone 609257921
Message, Whatsap or voicemail
However--
The definitive poster will be sent out next week and we will require final numbers by Monday 25th March



 

JUNE :: SUNDAY 30th
MUSIKFEST 2019
PUT THIS DATE IN YOUR DIARY
ASK FOR A POSTER SHOWING FULL DETAILS AND WE WILL SEND BY E-MAIL



 

JULY :: SATURDAY 13th
SATURDAY, 13th. JULY
We are chartering one of the Yellow Catamarans again for
THE FIESTA VIRGIN DEL CARMEN


Cruise the waters of Mahón Harbour with family, friends and fellow members
amidst the multitude of boats to commemorate the Patron Saint of Seamen and what is generally known as the “Blessing of the Fishing Boats.”
Soak up the atmosphere and have a great night out under the stars
Follow the Virgin del Carmen from the Naval Base
Then after, disembark and follow the procession to the Naval ChapelTo listen to the choir.

Boarding time is 19.15 for leaving at 19.30 latest
Meet at the bottom of the steps next to the ticket offices
Mahón harbour at the bottom of the steps ticket offices for the Harbour Trips

There will be a Pomada for everyone on boarding
There is a bar and toilets on board

Price 15 €uros per person for members. Non Members and friends 20 €uros each
Children under 12 years of age 10 €uros each Under 5 yrs free.
Payable on boarding the boat,

Reservations should now be made as soon as possible.
To book your places it is important to give all the names in your party.
by e-mail to menorcabritannia@msn.com
or by Whats App on 609257921
(Should you wish to book a table at your favourite restaurant for afterwards, we should finish about 22.30)



 

Nuestros Futuros Eventos de 2019 / 2020

La siguiente es una indicación sólo de nuestros programas para los 6 próximos meses. Todos están sujetos a cambios y los detalles finales serán publicados una vez confirmado.

Marzo :: Sabado dia 2
Event

 

 

Mayo :: Dias 10/11/12
Event

 

 

Marzo :: Domingo dia 17
Event

 

 

Marzo :: Sabado dia 30
Event

 

 

JUNIO :: DOMIMGO dia 30
Event

 

 

JULIO :: SABADO dia 13
Event