Day 1: Valencia, Spain
Viva España! Our trip begins today in the glorious Spanish coastal city of Valencia. We meet at our fantastic accommodation near Valencia's Old Town. We then head out for an evening and a chance to get to know our fellow revellers. This is a great chance to get into the Spanish lifestyle and the spirit of the great city of Valencia!
Day 2: Valencia
Today is all yours to explore Valencia's Old Quarter, taking in such highlights as the Central Market, Plaza Redonda, the Cathedral of Valencia and the Basilica of Our Lady the Forsaken. Or you might just prefer to retire to the beach and work on your tan. This evening is yours to sample the delicious local cuisine. Why not sit back at a tapas restaurant and enjoy being able to order five different dishes? And maybe a sangria or two!
Day 3: Valencia
We have an early start this morning but today's excitement makes it more than worthwhile. We board our coaches for the included transfer to Buñol, home of La Tomatina -the world's biggest food fight! The atmosphere building up to the 'fight' is like one big street party, with the occasional water fight added just for fun! Technically the festival dsn't kick off until someone has climbed up a greased pole to retrieve a ham (no, really), however a canon blast will also signal the start of the tomato onslaught at 11am. Huge trucks packed with tons of tomats roll through the street dropping their loads in the middle of the packed crowds. Then it's game on and it's everyone for themselves! The fight lasts for an hour - which may not sound like much but it's a long time if you're repeatedly getting pelted with tomats! - then it's time to head back to Valencia for a shower and a well-earned rest. Tonight hopefully there are no lingering tomato-related animosities as we toast new friends and the the memories of our 'Tomatina experience'.
Day 4: Valencia
The tour finishes this morning after breakfast, when it will be time to sadly say goodbye to fellow travellers. Enjoy the remainder of your stay in fantastic Valencia!