Get all the red, delicious madness of the festival, a chance to explore beautiful Valencia, and three nights in a central hostel.
The Spanish have a talcum-powder party, a baby-jumping festival, and a funny-face pulling contest. None of them quite as mad as 20,000 people hurling thousands of kilos of tomatoes at each other in a tiny rural village. Get all the red, delicious madness of the festival, a chance to explore beautiful Valencia, and three nights in a central hostel for what is the most memorable festival Spain has to offer.
We spend 4 days exploring Spain. We visit Valencia, Buñol.
What Is Included...
Your fantastic Busabout crew
3 nights’ accommodation
Transfers to/from Bunol for the tomato fight
Transfers to/from the Official After Party
Entrance to the Official After Party
Entrance into the Tomato fight
Orientation of Valencia
Busabout festival Wristband
Busabout Festival T-Shirt
Trip starts at 2:00pm at Purple Nest Hostel, Valencia
Trip ends at 10:00am at Purple Nest Hostel, Valencia
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4 Day Itinerary
Day 1: Valencia
Your adventure begins in the capital of Spanish ancient history. Originally founded as a Roman town, Valencia is now the third largest city in Spain and home to some spectacular views, historical monuments and architecture. Check-in at the hostel at 2pm, then head out into the city with the guide for some shopping (a great time to pick up some essentials for the battle to come). Since we are in the city, a pub crawl is in order. Join your fellow travellers for a cold drink and get to know each other.
Day 2: Valencia
Today there is an optional trip to the majestic Peniscola, known as the “City in the Sea”. It is joined to the mainland by a narrow strip and is a coastal fort featuring a lighthouse built on a high rocky outlook, and castle built by the Knights Templar in the late 13th century. There are also public buses available to transport you to the local beaches or to return to the city for some more shopping and to enjoy some tapas with a few beers. Whilst you’re out, if you’re craving seafood, indulge in an authentic paella. Ask your crew about the optional flamenco show on offer tonight, as a folkloric traditional dance this is a truly unmissable Spanish experience.
Day 3: Valencia to Bunol to Valencia
The biggest food fight in the world begins with your transfer to the town of Bunol. Upon check-in you will receive your exclusive Busabout T-shirt and the guide will ensure you get right into the action & soak up the atmosphere. Our Busabout crew will be on hand to assist with anything you may need. 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! After the battle, jump in the river to get the red off you with the kind assistance of the locals. We return to Valencia to kick off the official La Tomatina after party with your fellow tomato throwers!
Day 4: Valencia
Enjoy your final breakfast before departure. We hope to see you again! Those of you still craving a fiesta can take a ferry or flight to Ibiza and join us on our Ibiza Blast.
Frequently Asked Questions about the La Tomatina - Hostel
Tour starts from:
Purple Nest Hostel, Valencia at 2:00pm
Tour ends in:
Purple Nest Hostel, Valencia at 10:00am
Accommodation is included for this trip. You will stay in Dorm Share (max. 8 bed dorm).
You can upgrade to a twin private (min. 2 people) from MyTrip once you have made a booking.
* All upgrades are subject to availability.
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Here is the list of available optional activities, excursions and freetime avaiable on this trip:
- Explore Valencia by bike
- Public bus to the beach
- Day trip to Peniscola
All optional extras and excursions will be available to book through your Busabout Guide on the trip.
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Yes, depending on availability there is no problem to change dates (a small fee applies). If the new date is more expensive the difference will also need to be paid. You can also transfer the funds you’ve already paid over to another trip of the same or higher value if you change your mind, as long as it’s outside of the notification period.
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