Squash up with hundreds of hard-partying Spaniards and enjoy the world’s most famous tomato fight!
Tick a European must-do off your bucket list with a visit to the La Tomatina Festival with Busabout! Experience one of the most eccentric and crazy Spanish fiestas of all time with a group of like-minded travellers and an awesome crew to show you around. 20,000 people hurling thousands of kilos of tomatoes at each other in a tiny rural village - what’s not to love? Party til dawn at the epic official La Tomatina After Party, and make this a trip to remember for years to come!
We spend 3 days exploring Spain. We visit Valencia, Barcelona, Buñol.
What Is Included...
Your fantastic Busabout crew
2 nights’ accommodation
Transfers to/from Bunol for the Tomato Fight
Transfers to/ from the Official After Party
Entrance into the Tomato Fight
Entrance to the Official After Party
Busabout festival wristband
Busabout festival T-Shirt
Orientation walk of Valencia
Trip starts at 9:00am at Barcelona, Barcelona
Trip ends at 3:00pm at Barcelona, Barcelona
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3 Day Itinerary
Day 1: Barcelona to Valencia
It’s time to get the wheels rolling this morning, as we head for the beautiful city of Valencia! Enjoy the views out the window as we cruise past spectacular scenery while your guide fills you in on the deep history and tales of the region. Valencia is known for its delicious oranges, tasty paella and of course the local drink horchata - add these to your list of things to seek out while you’re there! We’ll make our arrival early this afternoon to our hotel, located slap-bang in the middle of town. Then it’s time to get your bearings on an orientation walk of the city. Your guide will show you the main sights, so soak up the beautiful architecture and the laid back vibes, and shop for any essentials for the battle to come. Traditionally locals wear all-white outfits with red scarves around their necks. Closed toe shoes are a must, while goggles, snorkels and anything else to make this ridiculous festival more ridiculous are encouraged! For dinner, you’re in the perfect place to enjoy some of the best food Spain has to offer: indulge in an authentic paella or perhaps enjoy some tapas and beer. This festival is all about culture and tradition, so tonight why not dive in head first and sign up to enjoy enjoy an optional flamenco show - ask your guide for details!
Day 2: Valencia to Bunol to Valencia
It’s FIGHT DAY! We have a full day of carnage ahead so it’s up and at ‘em nice and early. We’ll meet at the hotel reception, then it’s all aboard our private coach to the tiny town of Bunol! Breakfast is served on the coach so make sure you fill up. After a short drive we’ll arrive in this otherwise sleepy town that comes to life for this festival as tens of thousands of people come to battle. Follow your guide through the busy streets to take your positions - there’ll be a chance to grab some snacks and an early morning sangria along the way. The festivities begin with the Palo Jabon, which is essentially a greased up pole topped with a Spanish Ham, which the brave (and silly) attempt to retrieve. Once the dust has settled, all tomatoey hell breaks loose! The fight lasts for a couple of hours and then it’s time to be hosed down by the obliging locals before boarding the coach back to Valencia - phew. This afternoon have a siesta, explore some more of the town, and then prepare for the included La Tomatina Official After Party. This is a ticketed event, located at an awesome venue just out of town (think DJs, podiums, palm trees and outdoor water fountains) - Busabout get VIP transfers there, included entrance, and night to remember!
Day 3: Valencia to Barcelona
Recover from the wild night with some breakfast this morning before we board our coach! Fear not, you can rest that weary head on the drive back to Barcelona, where it all began. We’ll arrive back into this beautiful city mid afternoon where the tour finishes on arrival. Use the afternoon to visit Gaudi’s Sagrada Familia, hit the beach or maybe join an optional Spanish cooking class (ask your Guide for details). We hope to see you again soon!
Frequently Asked Questions about the La Tomatina - Hotel
Tour starts from:
Barcelona, Barcelona at 9:00am
Tour ends in:
Barcelona, Barcelona at 3:00pm
Accommodation is included for this trip. You will stay in Triple share Centrally located 2* Hotel.
You can upgrade to a twin private upgrade available (min. 2 persons) single upgrade available. from MyTrip once you have made a booking.
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Here is the list of available optional activities, excursions and freetime avaiable on this trip:
- Enjoy some truly Spanish culture with an optional flamenco show
- Soak up the sun at the Turia Gardens
- Relax on the golden sands one of Valencia’s nearby beaches
All optional extras and excursions will be available to book through your Busabout Guide on the trip.
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