Spain: ‘La Tomatina’ and Madrid and Valencia
This 9 days tour leads you from Madrid to Valencia and the world famous food festival ‘La Tomatina’ in Bunol.
Sightseeing in Madrid is a pleasure, visit the Royal Palace of the Spanish kings, the old city centre, the museums, eat tapas and drink a glass of wine at a terrace. Enjoy the nightlife.
Toledo is a World Heritage City with lots of monuments, the famous painter El Greco lived in this city.
Valencia has a beautiful beach, old city centre, walk, excercise and cycle in the old riverbed, eat paella and drink a glass of sangria.
Bunol is world famous for its festival ‘La Tomatina’ the food festival where people also throw with tomotoes.
- 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
- Madrid, Valencia, Toledo sightseeing
- Transport by: Train
- English speaking local guide
- Entrance fees in Toledo
- Lunch during sightseeing Toledo
- Bicycle tour Valencia; bicycle, helmet, plate of tapas, 1 drink
- Train ticket Madrid – Valencia v.v.
- Rooms/accommodations/meals/drinks 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 Valencia bicylce tour
Day 01: (22 August) Madrid
Meet and greet at Madrid Barajas International Airport. Transfer to hotel in Central Madrid. Day at your own leisure.
Day 02: (23 August) Madrid
After breakfast panoramic sightseeing tour in Madrid. The Royal Palace, Plaza Mayor, Thyssen Bornemisza Museum, a few to mention.
The Royal Palace was the home of the kings of Spain, it is open to public now, the royal family doesn’t life here anymore, but it still is their official residence. Plaza Mayor is in the middle of the centre of Madrid, many restaurants and bars to be found, the old centre is also worth to stroll around. Thyssen Bornemisza Museum houses many important paintings from the Renaissance, Baroque, Rococo, Romance and from the 19th and 20th century, like painters as Rembrandt, Monet, van Gogh, Klee, El Greco, Beckmann, Bacon, Carvaggio and Rubens.
Day 03: (24 August) Madrid – Toledo – Madrid (70 km one way)
After breakfast a full day guided coach tour in Toledo included lunch. Sightseeing and walking tour.
Toledo is a World Heritage City, once it was the capital of Spain. The old city with its surrounding walls captures the architecture of the Moors, Jewish and Christians who lived here in peace together. It is located at the Tajo river. The famous painter El Greco lived in Toledo.
Day 04: (25 August) Madrid
Breakfast at hotel. Half or full day sightseeing at your leisure. Overnight stay at hotel.
Day 05: (26 August) Madrid – 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 take a tour by bicycle of 3.5 hr and eat the typical Spanish tapas. Afternoon free at leisure.
Day 09: ( 30 August) Valencia – Madrid
Breakfast at hotel, time for shopping before transfer to train station and train journey from Valencia to Madrid.
About La Tomatina:
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.
This package can also be booked without the Tomatina tour on other dates, ask our team for more information.
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