During Las Fallas fiesta, the streets are alive with fireworks displays, music bands, street performances and parades... Las Fallas ('the Fires') is a tribute to St. Joseph, Patron Saint of Carpenters. The centre of attraction is the 'ninots', huge statues that are exhibited in the streets. On the last day, at midnight, they are set on fire and burn in immense, spectacularly beautiful pyres.
- Welcome Party night
- Cabalgata del Fuego (Celebration of Fire) and the Cremà (Burning)
- The daily Mascletas (spectacular firecrackers) at Plaza Ayuntamiento
- Daily Castells (fireworks from the river bed)
- Orientation tour
- Valencia Beach time
- Amazing night life in the El Carme district
- Your fantastic Busabout Guide
- 4 nights accommodation
- 4 breakfasts
- Sangria & Paella
- Welcome Party
- Orientation tour of Valencia
- Busabout festival t-shirt
- Explore Valencia by bike
- Visit the America's Cup Port
- Check out the street light displays all around the city
- Paella, tapas... and beach time!
- Flamenco Show at a local venue
Day 1: 16 March
Check in from 2pm and meet your fellow festival buddies and your Busabout Guide to get the low-down of what's ahead over the next 4 days. What better way to start your trip than eating paella from its birthplace and drinking Spanish Sangria?! And it's our shout! Afterwards, we'll head out and sample one of Valencia's best bars. The city is famed for its nightlife and for those who want to see it in full swing, the best clubs open after midnight and go on to the wee hours of the morning. There's also the first round of fireworks at 1am!
Day 2: 17 March
After breakfast, we'll show you around the old town, point out the major sights, the main shopping area, markets and all the restaurants and bars. Want to learn the lingo? Our Guide will teach you the basics to get you through your trip! Early afternoon, we meet up and head to the main plaza to see the spectacular fireworks (the Mascleta) which take place every day at 2pm. There is no comparable fireworks display; it's something everyone should experience at least once! Checkout all the Fallas sculptures as you navigate throughout the town, there are hundreds. Fireworks aplenty tonight!
Day 3: 18 March
Today your morning is free to do as you please. Meet your Guide and let them point you in the right direction to experience Valencia as the locals do. Walk around the markets, head down to the port or how about taking a local bike tour to cover all Valencia has to offer. Alternatively, we'll catch the bus to the beach for some sun, sea and sand.
Tonight is the Nit de Foc (The night of Fire), the most important fireworks display in the Fallas Festival!
Day 4: 19 March
It's the Big Day with loads of events happening. Your Guide will make sure you know where to be and when. Today, you can head back to Plaza Ayuntamiento to see the Mascleta again or the America's Cup Port and City of Arts and Science. In the evening, meet your Guide and join the Cabalgata del Fuego (Celebration of Fire) which takes to the streets. Everything from floats, giant mechanisms, rockets, gunpowder, street performances and music. The Cremà (Burning) marks the end of the festival. Tonight, enormous pyres burn around the whole city, hundreds of spectators watch as the splendid Ninots (sculptures) that once stood proudly just a few hours before are reduced to ashes. Festival party night until the wee hours!
Day 5: 20 March
Trip finishes after breakfast. Time to say goodbye to all your pyromaniac friends. Check out of your hostel by 10am.