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Pamplona running of the bulls
The sleepy capital of the Navarra region explodes from a modest population of 180,000 to over 500,000 during Spain's most notorious Festival - San Fermin, more commonly known as 'the running of the bulls'.
Choose from four trips. All include accommodation and a guide:
Steeped in traditions around celebrations for the patron saint of the villiage, back in the day rag dolls were strung up and ninots (figurines) were put on platforms around the city, supposedly to represent people or occasions that were criticized, and then burnt in a big bonfire. This, more or less, is the way it happens now but on a much larger scale!
|Las Fallas Bonfire Festival
||Start & finish Valencia, 5 days
• Witness daily Mascletas (fireworks)
• Be part of the biggest bonfire night
• Explore Valencia on foot
Spain has some crazy festivals, but La Tomatina wins the award hands-down for the craziest and the messiest. On the last Wednesday in August each year, the little known town of Buñol holds the world’s largest organised tomato fight. Check out our two trips which will show you La Tomatina Festival in all its gooey-glory. Our Guides are Tomatina experts and will make sure you get the best experience.
Oktoberfest is one of the world’s biggest parties. Travel direct from London to Munich by ferry and luxury coach. You’ll travel with a big group of fellow revellers be looked after by a merry band of very knowledgeable guides. You'll be staying in a relaxed and friendly campsite where you don't have to worry about pitching your own tent, it'll be ready for you when you arrive!
Queen's Day, Amsterdam
Everyone knows the Dutch love to party but few know to what extent the city of Amsterdam comes alive every year with the celebration of Queens Day! Approximately one million people flock to party with the locals for what is fast becoming the world's largest street party!
||Start & finish London, 4 days, departs 28 April 2012
• Party with folk from around the world
• Explore the amazing sights of Amsterdam
• Dress up in Orange
St Patrick's Day
We feature two adventures that make sure you're right in the centre of Dublin for all the raucous revelery on the 17th March.
Up Helly Aa
Few have heard of it, let alone been. Our destination is the remote Shetland Islands in the far north of Scotland for one of the most incredible festivals in Europe. On the last Tuesday of January, the town of Lerwick goes more than a little mad. Up Helly Aa is a lot more than a sub-arctic bonfire and booze-up. It's a superb spectacle, a celebration of Shetland history, and a triumphant demonstration of the islanders' skills and spirit. Fifty horny-helmeted Vikings, a burning Norse galley and an all night party.
|Up Helly Aa package
||5 days fr 27 Jan 2012
• Viking parade and longboat burning
• Enjoy a full tour of the Shetland islands
• All-night party with the locals
• Dance to traditional music
The world has New Year, Scotland has Hogmanay! Edinburgh is a city that knows how to party, when that clocks strikes twelve you had better be prepared for lots and lots of singing, dancing, snogging, laughing, eating and drinking. You'll be right at the epicentre of this festive street party on the famous Princes Street surrounded by thousands of fellow revellers.
|Start & finish London, 5 days
• Join in the street party festivites
• Cure your hangover with a Loony Dook
• Check out the Highlands on a day tour
Festive Party Trek
Get together with new friends over the festive season and do something a little more exciting than the usual Christmas Fare. You will eat and drink like royalty on this trip, you can Ski on Christmas Day, you’ll see a top fireworks display over Prague from the Charles Bridge and most importantly laugh and revel the whole time. You’ll spend Christmas Day in the Polish Alps and NYE in Prague!
|Festive Party Trek
|Prague to Krakow, 11 days
• Check out Krakow’s Xmas night markets
• Go skiing on Christmas Day
• Tuck into a traditional Christmas meal