Duration: 4 days
Trip code: FELT
Welcome to La Tomatina, Europe’s sauciest festival! In this epic food fight, you’ll take to the streets of Bunol in Spain, and hurl tomatoes until you’re (quite literally) red in the face! Dating back to the early 40s, this tomato-hurling extravaganza takes over this sleepy town every year and is a must-do experience in Europe! Grab a tomato don’t miss out!
One day, every year, people from around the world gather in the tiny Valencian town of Bunol and hurl tonnes and tonnes of tomatoes at each other. The streets run red with ketchup, the townsfolk look like extras in a Tarantino movie, and the air is thick with the squelch of tomatoes.
Now it’s your turn to enter the fray! Join a group of fellow tomato tossers on this 4-day escape near Valencia. Stay on a gorgeous campsite by the beach, enjoy transfers to the tomato fight (with a complimentary Bloody Mary included), plus entry to the official after party in Valencia!
Day 1: Arrive at camp. Arrive at your campsite in Puzol, just north of Valencia. You can either make your own way there, or catch a transfer from Barcelona, Madrid or San Sebastian and meet some fellow tomato enthusiasts on the way (extra cost). Please let your travel advisor know if you wish to book this transfer.
Day 2: Water and Wine Fight. Wake up and grab some breakfast at camp. You can spend the day chilling on the beach or head into the city of Valencia to explore. Tonight you can join an optional excursion to the nearby water and wine festival in Requena (extra cost £20; must be booked in advance).
Day 3: La Tomatina! Wake up early and grab some breakfast before jumping on the bus to Bunol. Arrive and head into town where the crowds will be gathering. Enjoy an included Bloody Mary to get you in the mood. The tomato fight lasts about an hour after which no more tomatoes can be thrown. The streets are hosed down, and everyone heads for the showers. The festivities continue tonight! Enjoy dinner at camp reliving your tomato heroics and then board a bus to the official after party. Dance long into the night at a pumping club with a swimming pool and raise a glass to this unforgettable adventure!
Day 4: Depart. Enjoy breakfast at camp and then depart at any time. If you have booked a return transfer to Barcelona, San Sebastian or Madrid you will depart at 12pm. Speak to a travel advisor for more details.
European Festival Pass
Book La Tomatina with our European Festival Pass! This epic pass entitles you to four of our festivals and events trips, valid for 2 years! Contact a travel advisor to find out more about our European Festival Pass.
Please note: this is a 'party trip' which mostly attracts travellers aged 18-35. Prepare for plenty of big nights out, crazy drinking games and partying into the early hours. It’s the ultimate way to let loose in Europe!