Spain: La Tomatina, Barcelona and Valencia

9 Days / 8 Nights
Package Price:
87999
Deal Validity
Start Date : 2013/08/22
End Date : 2013/08/30
Destination
Tomatina Festival Spain-1

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Package Overview:

Barcelona the capital of Cataluna has so many to see, you can stay here for a long time. Some interesting things to see are the architecture of Antoni Gaudi like the Sagrada Familia, Parque Guell, Casa Mila and Casa Battlo. Poble Espanyol shows all different parts of Spain. The buildings ‘left’ after the Olympic Games give a modern view over the city. Don’t forget to see the beach, the harbour and the famous street the Ramblas. Girona has many old buildings to see and Figueres is famous of Dalí the excentric painter. Valencia has also lots to see, walk in the old river bed, visit the old city centre and don’t miss the modern city Arts and Science with it’s beautiful opera building, aquarium, IMAX Theatre and museum. The world famous La Tomatina in Bunol shouldn’t be missed.

Package Inclusions:
  • Accommodation in hotels services based on double or twin room and breakfast (based on 3 and 4 star hotels)
  • All transfers from/to airport, train station, hotels Sightseeing Barcelona, Valencia, Girona, Figueres, Bunol
  • Guided walking tour in monumental city Girona Entrance fees to Teatre-Museu Dalí and “Dalí joies”
  • Complete guide book with many tips, discounts during sightseeing Girona, Figueres
  • Helikopter tour in Barcelona
  • Commentary recorded during helikopter tour
  • English speaking local guide
  • Walking tour Valencia
  • Train ticket Barcelona – Valencia v.v.
Package Exclusions:
  • Rooms/accommodations/meals other than mentioned in the travel planner schedule  chart.
  • Entrance fees or any other charges of monuments or sightseeing or attractions or transport etc. which are not mentioned at inclusions.
  • Any other charges of hiring a service for personal enjoyment/assistance like portages, tips, insurance, laundry, mineral water etc.
  • Any service/assistance not covered under inclusions.
  • Calamities caused by nature, terrorism or other causes.
  • Hotel pick up / drop off excursions: Girona-Figueres, helikopter tour and Bunol.
Package Itinerary:

Day 01: (22 August) Barcelona

Meet and greet at Barcelona Airport. Transfer to hotel in Barcelona. Day at your own leisure.

Day 02: (23 August) Barcelona – Girona – Figueres – Dali Museum – Barcelona

After breakfast full day sightseeing tour in Girona – Figueres – Dali Museum.

One day excursion from Barcelona, including a complete book guide with detailed information about the places to visit and a whole host of discounts at places of interest, restaurants and shops.

Figueres and Dali One-day trip that takes you to two major towns in northern Catalonia: Figueres, with its landmark Teatre-Museu Dalí, and Girona, a monumental city, which is home to one of Europe’s best-preserved Jewish quarters. Teatre-Museu Dalí Guided walking tour of Girona and the Teatre-Museu Dalí and “Dalí joies” in Figueres with admission fee also included and a whole host of discounts.

Day 03: (24 August) Barcelona

After breakfast or in the afternoon city and coast Helikopter tour. Rest of day free at leisure.

Day 04: (25 August) Barcelona

Breakfast at hotel. Half day Picasso walking tour, starts in the afternoon.  Rest of day free at leisure.

Discover Picasso’s Barcelona by following in the artist’s footsteps. Find out about the life of this genius through the explanations of professional guides, and discover his work on a visit to the museum Picasso, which honours his talent and is one of the city’s most visited museums.

Day 05: (26 August) Barcelona – Valencia

After breakfast check out and transfer to train station to Valencia. Transfer from train station to your hotel in Valencia. Time free at leisure.

Day 06: (27 August) Valencia

After breakfast sightseeing tour in Valencia.

Valencia has lots of opportunities, the beautiful beach, the old city centre and several sports in the dry riverbed, which is used for many activities. The modern city of Arts and Science, must not be forgotten to see, Valencia is well known for its Paella, rice boiled with chicken, sea food, saffron, vegetables.

Day 07: ( 28 August) Valencia – Bunol – Valencia

After breakfast roundtrip transfer with guide to the ‘La Tomatina’ Festival in Bunol. Bunol guided tour and enjoy the festival. Transfer back to hotel in Valencia.

Day 08: (29 August) Valencia

Sightseeing after breakfast, you will join the walking tour through the city.

Day 09: (30 August) Valencia – Barcelona

Breakfast at hotel, time for shopping before transfer to train station and train journey from Valencia to Barcelona.

La Tomatina is:

La Tomatina the food fight festival is held the last Wednesday of August. It takes place in the city Bunol 38 km from Valencia in Spain. Thousands of people from all over the world like to join the ‘World’s Biggest Food Fight’. Tons of over-ripe tomatoes are thrown in the streets with the help of many trucks.

All week there are festivities with music, parades, dancing, and fireworks. The night before the tomato fight, a paella cooking contest takes place. Paella is a famous regional dish.

What to see and do at La Tomatina:

Around 11 am, the first event of the Tomatina begins. The tomatoes are driven into the city center, Plaza del Pueblo. The signal for the beginning of the fight is firing of water cannons.

After exactly one hour, the fighting ends when the water cannons are fired once more to signal the end. At this point, no more tomatoes can be thrown. The cleaning process involves the use of fire trucks.

 Note:

This package can also be booked without the Tomatina tour on other dates, ask our team for more information.

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