La Tomatina Festival!!

  • August 27, 2013 · 7:00 PM
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La Tomatina Festival 27th to 29th August!!!

La Tomatina is a food fight festival held on the last Wednesday of August each year in the town of Bunol near to Valencia in Spain. Thousands upon thousands of people make their way from all corners of the world to fight in this 'World's Biggest Food Fight' where more than one hundred metric tons of over-ripe tomatoes are thrown in the streets. The week-long festival features music, parades, dancing, and fireworks

Useful Advice

  • Wear closed shoes that you don’t mind throwing away afterwards. If you wear flip-flops, you may get hurt, or you could lose them easily during the battle
  • Wear old clothes, or clothes that you aren’t planning to wear again. They will most likely end up damaged from being ripped or incredibly dirty
  • You may find goggles useful. However, it is safer if you just ensure that you always have something clean to wipe your eyes with. The best thing is if you tuck your T-Shirt into your shorts to keep the bottom part of your T-shirt clean and dry
  • If you are planning to take pictures, bring a waterproof camera!
  • Do not miss the Palojabón – a soap-covered pole with a Spanish ham at the top: whoever can climb the pole and get the ham can keep it!
  • Stay safe and enjoy the festivities as much possible

Cost: £169.

 

The payments are non-refundable. We only offer a refund if the trip has been cancelled or rescheduled.

If members are unable to attend they should advertise/sell their places (to another members) on the message board for the specific event or contact those on the "Waiting List".

Accomodation: NH Las Artes http://www.nh-hotels.com/nh/en/hotels/spain/valencia/nh-las-artes.html?trip=10029&nhagentid=10755&nhsubagentid=107555220029

Reccommended Flights: TBC

Included in this price is the following;

Twin room arrangement (double ).Please make sure to book in two's else you will have to pay a single supplement.

  • Excellent quality hotel in central Valencia (inc. breakfast)
  • Pre tomatina e party
  • Coach transfers to and from Bunol for La Tomatina plus NEW COMPULSORARY ENTRANCE TICKET
  • Transfers to the official La Tomatina After Party and entry (until 8pm)!
  • Souvenir T-Shirt

 

Not Included

· Flights : Look for flights to Valencia with easyjet or ryanair

· Lunches/dinners

· Transfer to and from airport

 

Travel tip: Please check with the Spanish Embassy if you need a visa to travel there. Spain is in the EU. It is your responsibility to obtain all necessary travel documents, including visa (We can email you a letter confirming your place and trip itinerary to help obtain your visa). It is also essential that you take out travel insurance that covers sport (adventure) activities.


Itinerary

Day 1 - Tuesday 27 August 2013
Check into hotel - Tour briefing and Welcome party
Own arrangements to Valencia. Check into your hotel. Taxi from the airport costs approximately €25 or from central train station about €5 or about a 20 minute walk.

At 8.00pm meet your Rep at the Hotel reception, for a welcome briefing before heading out for our welcome party. At this meeting you be given a full run down on what to expect at La Tomatina and how to get the most of this amazing event and how to get right into the heart of the action the following day.
All PP Travel's hotels are in a terrific position in a new area of central Valencia. As well as being very close to a large shopping mall with plenty of shops and food outlets it is just a short stroll to the Science Museum, Aquarium and Opera House. It is also just a 25 minute walk from the Americas Cup port and beach and the city centre is only about 20 minutes walk away.

Pre LaTom party: Following the meeting warm up for a huge day at our exclusive party at High Cube bar - one of Valencia's most ritzy night clubs that sticks right out into the America's Cup port. Free shuttle bus from our hotel, free entry and cheap drink deals to all PP passengers.

Day 2 - Wednesday 28 August 2013
The Big Day - La Tomatina 2013
After an early breakfast, we transfer by coach to Bunol journey time approx 1 hour. The Tomatina festival commences around 11am, following the desperate attempts of the human ladders to grab a large ham at the top of a greased pole in the centre of town.

Your experienced crew will be on hand to ensure you get right into the heart of the action and get the most of this short but wild and crazy event. Remember: "Go past the ham ..."

Several dump trucks full of tomatoes are emptied into the main, very narrow street of the town and then the fun really begins with the locals and other travellers covering each other in tomatoes. After approximately one hour and gun blast signals the end of the fight and everyone goes for a welcome shower (if they can find one) and joins in the fiesta.
We depart Bunol mid afternoon returning to our hotels in Valencia for another much needed wash and rest.

Tonight there is a chance to head into the fabulous old town of Valencia. We also offer transfers and admission to the official La Tomatina after party until 8pm. This is nearly as big as the event itself, with over 3000 people attending this great outdoor event.

Please note: During La Tomatina 2013 it is recommended that girls wear tight fitting sports bra and/or singlet and shorts, along with footwear such as sandals or trainers/runners. Guys generally wear old cheap shorts, T-shirt and shoes only. All passengers take a change of clothes to Bunol and plan on throwing out everything you wear to the tomato fight.

Day 3 - Thursday 29 August 2013
Departure Day
Our La Tomatina 2013 tour finishes after breakfast. For those of you who wish to stay on extra nights they are available on request although they must be booked before the tour begins to be certain that a room is available.

 

Please Make payments on RSVP as hotel bookings are on a first come first serve basis. Please use the a payment reference of: tomatina+yourname'

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  • Howie

    Uploaded and shared my La Tomatina pictures on my gmail photo album account. If anyone did'nt get an email to see my pics, please let me know.

    September 2, 2013

    • Neetha

      Thanks Howie, found them in my junk mail.

      September 7, 2013

    • Neetha

      Some great pictures, you've been very busy . Thanks again

      September 7, 2013

  • Agata D.

    AWESOME!

    2 · September 2, 2013

  • Wolf

    Give us some photo's then guys!! ;-)

    1 · September 2, 2013

  • Olly T

    Great fun; good to meet all you guys!

    2 · August 30, 2013

  • Denis A.

    Amazing once in a lifetime experience

    4 · August 29, 2013

  • Saumya R.

    My flight lands at 16.50.shld be at the hotel by 18.30

    August 27, 2013

  • Deep S.

    Hi guys,
    I´ll be reaching the hotel at approx 6:30 pm on Tues. Am in Alicante at the moment. Will be flying back to London evening of Thu. My number is 07908789320. Please let me know where I can meet you guys. Looking forward to have fun. Cheers!

    August 25, 2013

  • Nicole

    Hey I'm going to this as well but joined another meetup before this was posted. Will anyone be in Barcelona beforehand? I'll be there from Sat to Tues. would be good to have company.

    August 23, 2013

    • Adrian R.

      Ill be in Barcelona on Thursday

      August 24, 2013

    • Nicole

      I hope you see this Howie, I'm at my hostel right now so I'm getting internet. My number is 07852655005. Wanna meetup tonight for some drinks?

      August 24, 2013

  • Saumya R.

    Guys my number is 07891449497.Will keep you all in the loop.

    August 24, 2013

  • Adrian R.

    Hi I am going to Tomatina which kat has organised. ... if any of you guys want to meet up for drinks let me.... perhaps post on both events :)

    1 · August 5, 2013

    • Saumya R.

      Hi Adrian deffo would be good to catch up with the KAt tomatina crew. Not quite sure how too coordinate... i know drop you guys a line with where we're staying at can keep you posted on where we'll be for the pre party n post party.

      1 · August 5, 2013

    • Adrian R.

      Hi I am arriving on Tue, 27Aug13 Flight FR7262 arrive VLC at 14:50 so may see you guys there :) Leaving Thursday travelling back to Barcelona, not sure if I should book train now or there - if anyone going Barcelona let me know ....

      1 · August 24, 2013

  • Denis A.

    Is anyone going to bring a waterproof camera to this event? :)

    August 19, 2013

    • Denis A.

      I just bought one too :) Hopefully will return soon after ;)

      1 · August 19, 2013

    • Wolf

      I'm sooo looking forward to some good Tomatina photo's going up on uDare guys!!

      1 · August 20, 2013

  • Bally

    Hi guys anyone getting their visa and stay sorted...?

    August 19, 2013

    • Neetha

      Yes we are from Tuesday, but some of us are heading early for some sangria and paella :)

      2 · August 20, 2013

    • Bally

      I think i might miss it this tym coz if my visa ....have fun guys

      August 20, 2013

  • Denis A.

    Does anybody wants to join me to go for a swim on the 27th? :) I arrive to Valencia at 11:20 :)

    August 20, 2013

    • Denis A.

      That would be great :) You know my number email even passport number right? :)

      August 20, 2013

    • Saumya R.

      I know enough to get my shopping sorted:)

      August 20, 2013

  • Bally

    Hi bucket list....

    August 19, 2013

  • Nick S.

    Am I too late to join the party? I'm coming from London and will be headed to Italy, by way of Ibiza. Is anyone looking for a bunkmate?

    August 13, 2013

    • Saumya R.

      Nick do you know of someone else willing to go with you??if not you will land up paying a single supplement.i have one person who hasnt paid yet and if their money doesnt reach mr by tomorrow you can take their place.:)

      August 13, 2013

  • Saumya R.

    We've found howie!! Yay!!

    1 · August 9, 2013

  • Saumya R.

    Does anyone know howie tsang??if u do please can you ask him to check his mail??i have now recieved everyones information apart from his.help!!!

    August 5, 2013

    • Howie

      Pls contact me: [masked]

      August 8, 2013

    • Saumya R.

      I have howie.pls check n respond today!!

      August 8, 2013

  • Denis A.

    How about tomato fight rehearsal? :) It would be good to know who is on the team. It is my first meetup in this group

    1 · August 5, 2013

  • Saumya R.

    Just a few more days to go!! This is going to be fun!!

    August 5, 2013

  • Olly T

    Hi Saumya,

    Can you confirm you received the additional details you required for the festival please; I'm aware the deadline is tomorrow!

    Cheers

    Olly

    August 4, 2013

    • Saumya R.

      hi Olly! thought i'd responded. Sorry..yes i did recieve it!:)

      1 · August 5, 2013

  • Elena M.

    So we've had the awesome idea of coming in fancy dress so lets vote for fancy dress outfits..... what about:

    http://www.carnivalstore.co.uk/product/tomato-costume/

    it will be hilarious!

    2 · July 30, 2013

  • Olly T

    Hi Saumya,

    I've a friend who is interested in coming as well; is it too late to add a +1? I see 6 spots are available....

    Thanks

    Olly

    July 16, 2013

    • Saumya R.

      yes Agata she does and if not i still have another person interested so let me know. Whoever of the two confirms first will get to stay with you :)

      1 · July 24, 2013

    • Agata D.

      Apologies for the delays in responding, I have been oh so busy with work. I am booking tickets etc as we speak, could you please confirm your friend or Pooja is still going? Am I going to have 'a partner'? cheerios!

      July 25, 2013

  • Saumya R.

    Hello Everyone!! Please can all those who need visa letters, contact me by email soi can have it sorted. Cheers

    June 24, 2013

  • Dan L.

    Could we organise a coach to take us ?¬

    June 8, 2013

    • Saumya R.

      Hi Dan i think cos a lot of people are arriving at different times, it wuld be hard to organise a coach. I'm sure we can all looka t flights, buddy up and take public transport or cabs...

      June 16, 2013

  • Neetha

    I will spend the previous weekend in valencia, if anybody else is planning to do the same please let me know

    Outbound
    Saturday, 24 August[masked]:35 h / London
    Heathrow , Terminal 5 Saturday, 24 August[masked]:00 h / Madrid
    Barajas , Terminal 4S IB7445
    Flight operated by British Airways.
    Saturday, 24 August[masked]:00 h / Madrid
    Barajas , Terminal 4 Saturday, 24 August[masked]:55 h / Valencia
    Airport IB8976
    Flight operated by Air Nostrum. Inbound
    Thursday, 29 August[masked]:50 h / Valencia
    Airport Thursday, 29 August[masked]:45 h / Madrid
    Barajas , Terminal 4 IB8977
    Flight operated by Air Nostrum.
    Thursday, 29 August[masked]:45 h / Madrid
    Barajas , Terminal 4 Thursday, 29 August[masked]:10 h / London
    Heathrow , Terminal 5 IB3168
    Flight operated by Iberia.

    1 · May 4, 2013

    • Elena M.

      Hi Neetha, Im arriving on Sunday morning.

      June 10, 2013

  • Elena M.

    Flight booked! Arriving Sun 25th for some SUMMER sun :)

    2 · June 10, 2013

  • Howie

    Ditto... I'm in too...

    June 3, 2013

    • Howie

      My T-shirt size would be large.

      June 6, 2013

    • Denis A.

      I am so glad know so as everybody else :)

      June 6, 2013

  • Nav

    Sorry, I need to drop out now. :(

    June 3, 2013

  • Dan L.

    Looks good ! Im in

    June 2, 2013

    • Saumya R.

      Hi dan, just drop me a line when u've paid along with your T shirt size :)

      June 3, 2013

  • Saumya R.

    Sagar Recieved your payment and place confirmed.

    May 31, 2013

  • Olly T

    Hey Saumya,

    Hopefully booked on and transfered the money all okay; please can you confirm?

    Best wishes

    Olly

    May 27, 2013

    • Saumya R.

      olly ur in and confirmed:) p.s need ur tshirt size

      May 28, 2013

    • Olly T

      Cheers! Better go for Large :-)

      May 28, 2013

  • Saumya R.

    Judy you are in! thanks for your payment. :)

    May 17, 2013

  • Saumya R.

    ben,michaela, elena ur confirmed!!

    1 · May 10, 2013

    • Elena M.

      Yes! War has been declared. I'll reserve the ripest tomatoes for special target :))))

      May 10, 2013

  • Saumya R.

    Josefine, ur on board! :)

    May 9, 2013

  • Saumya R.

    Payment details are on the event page. Please email me if you need further help.

    May 9, 2013

  • josefine

    how do I pay

    May 8, 2013

  • Saumya R.

    denis ur booking is confirmed:)

    May 8, 2013

  • Saumya R.

    iveta and neetha ur booked on this trip!!

    1 · May 8, 2013

  • Saumya R.

    Hey everyone, please note that the hotel accomodation is on a first come first serve basis. So those that have booked your flights, please make sure to transfer your monies to me asap so i can make the bookings!

    May 7, 2013

  • Denis A.

    What a great way to celebrate my Birthday :)

    1 · May 3, 2013

    • Saumya R.

      lets make it one big party Denis!!Welcome on board!!)

      May 3, 2013

    • Denis A.

      Oh yes I am counting on it :) Big Party! :)

      May 4, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    sorry, am double booked - hope someone can take my spot! Have fun x

    May 3, 2013

    • Saumya R.

      there will be a next time! :)

      May 4, 2013

  • Denis A.

    My flights are booked too, woohoo, but with a slight twist :) I am spending the weekend before the event in Paris. Cheap flights to Paris and from Paris to Valencia so I thought why not!
    1. 24 August 12:15 London, Heathrow - 14:35 Paris, Charles de Gaulle (Air France) 48 pounds
    2. 27 August 09:20 Paris Beauvais - 11:20 Valencia (Ryanair) 29 pounds
    3. 29 August 06:35 Valencia - 08:00 Bristol (Ryanair) - 75 pounds

    So yes, if anyone is somewhere along my route, let me know :) Especially, those peeps arriving to Valencia around the time I do.

    Double excitement now - 2 holidays in one :)))

    1 · May 3, 2013

  • Saumya R.

    Peeps i have booked my tickets with Iberia
    Outbound
    Tuesday, 27 August[masked]:10h / London
    Heathrow , Terminal 5 Tuesday, 27 August[masked]:45 h / Madrid
    Barajas , Terminal 4 Flight operated by Iberia
    Tuesday, 27 August[masked]:55h / Madrid
    Barajas , Terminal 4 Tuesday, 27 August[masked]:50 h / Valencia
    Airport 4h 40m Flight operated by Air Nostrum.
    Return
    Thursday, 29 August[masked]:50h / Valencia
    Airport Thursday, 29 August[masked]:45 h / Madrid
    Barajas , Terminal 4 Flight operated by Air Nostrum.
    Thursday, 29 August[masked]:45h / Madrid
    Barajas , Terminal 4 Thursday, 29 August[masked]:10 h / London
    Heathrow , Terminal 5 5h 20m

    May 3, 2013

  • Iveta

    Just booked my flight :) I found much better deals on skyscanner, than what Ryanair and Easy Jet are offering. Although I have to stop in Zurich it is still way cheaper. So excited :D

    1 · May 3, 2013

    • Saumya R.

      Hi Iveta, please can you share your flight details on the wall so the rest of us can have a look?? Thanks

      May 3, 2013

  • Elena M.

    Que si que si, que yo me apunto! x

    1 · May 2, 2013

  • Saumya R.

    We will meet at Valencia Airport based on the flights we book or directly at the hotel. Once i get the payments i can make the bookings at the hotel and send you all the details.Do share the event! it will be awesome!

    May 2, 2013

  • Neelu

    Interested to know the location... Sounds fun :)

    1 · May 2, 2013

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