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Stoke Rolling Circus


Europe's wildest road trip

Fast Facts

 

A Europe-wide events tour. 

Where: Starting at La Tomatina in Valencia, then Barcelona, San Sebastian, Moliets, Paris, Amsterdam, Berlin, Prague, Budapest and ending in Munich for Oktoberfest

When: Starts in late August and runs out of steam late September at Oktoberfest... but join us in any city at any time!

How: The Stoke Circus bus with our kick ass driver AND we'll pick you up wherever you are...

Cost: 60€ a day or from 1260€ for the whole tour

Eat: Breakfast is included daily, dinner every second night at festivals and in between we will find you all sorts of yummy specialties of each country.

Inclusions: Transport, accommodation, breakfasts, drinks specials, massive party in every city, guides and walking tours everywhere we go, the most fun you can have on two legs.

Keen for a Spain and Portugal roadie?

Check out this wicked trip.

 

Stoke Passport Holders:

(Don't know what a Stoke Passport is? Check it out! Your universe will change.)

Eligible for 3 nights all-inclusive package including transport, accommodation, breakfasts, starting and ending in any city along the Rolling Circus 

 

 

 

Price Details

 

60€ a day (Hop on, crawl off, shake it all around.)

including: Transport, accommodation, breakfasts, dinner every second night at festivals, discounted drinks, massive party in every city, guides and walking tours everywhere we go, the most fun you can have on two legs.

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 Can’t make the tour but want to join our gigs? Buy tickets here!

Work to cheapen your trip!

We want you! Can you promote? Do you have a circus trick? Are you the next best thing since sliced bread? Your sweat, and mental sweat, can go towards the cost of your trip, email [email protected] for more details.



What Is It?

 

The Mighty Stoke Tour.

 

There are many tours in Europe. The Eiffel Tour, The Leaning Tower of Pisa and Le Tour de France to name but a few. And we love them! But they’re a little bland, and we’d hate to commit anymore than a few hours to any one of them...

 

That’s why we put together the Rolling Circus, Europe’s very first events tour. Where your trip isn’t just about seeing the sights and sampling the culinary delights, but culminates in a giant party in every city we go to.

 

It makes perfect sense when you think about it. Paris: sights seen, frogs legs: devoured, beret:worn and ooh la: la’d. What’s next? To get into a party like a tongue in a french kiss.

 

And we’re not just talking the tour group down the local boozer sharing Instagram snaps, oh no, we’re talking a tits and balls out rage, featuring international bands, local people partying, and it’s all ours.

 

Literally. Because on the Rolling Circus we give you, the sideshow, the opportunity to own part of the event. This means that, if you choose to, you can work to save money on the, already cheap, tour.

 

The Rolling Circus is a hop on, crawl off, tour, meaning that you can join the fun for as long, or little, as you like. Though chances are that once you’ve had a taste you’ll want to keep going for as long as possible.

 

What's included?

Sixty euros a day includes transport, breakfast and accommodation. It also includes tour guides (the local guides may appreciate tips), the best fun you've ever had and entry into all the events. And if you convince a few people to come along to our parties, then it may be zero euros a day with all those inclusions...


Location

 

 

The Road.

"Our battered suitcases were were piled on the sidewalk again; we had longer ways to go. But no matter, the road is life."

- Jack Kerouac, On the Road, Part 3, Ch. 5

 

Starting at La Tomatina in Valencia, then Barcelona, San Sebastian, Moliets, Paris, Amsterdam, Berlin, Prague, Budapest and ending in Munich for Oktoberfest

How To Get Here?

 

 

It's a bus trip.

So you just make your way to wherever we will be, or to Valencia where we start, and we'll pick you up on our magical wonderful circus party fun bus!

How to get to Europe? Well the hardest part is deciding to go, saving the money and packing your rucksack. After that you book a flight and you hurtle through the sky at very high speeds and then you're here.

Unless you're from Europe, then you don't have to do anything. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

FAQ

 

Ask us anything about Stoke's Rolling Circus in the comments box below and we'll do our best to provide clear and cleaver answers. 

  

What's a rolling circus?

It's a road trip, a rolling festival, a month of madness, a freaky tour of Europe's finest cities, massive gigs and events, a menagerie of backpackers, freaks, geeks, gorillas and clowns... equal parts tour and blatant excuse to indulge in absolute hedonism.

 

How long do I have to go for?

As long as you like. You can do one leg or the whole lot! The idea is to make it so much fun that you'll never want to leave - and if it's not costing us all much than perhaps you never will...

 

How can I save money on my trip?

By promoting the parties.  You'll get a commission per person that attends because you told them to, and you can take that commission off your trip price. Super sweet huh!? And if you're good enough you could be traveling for free...

Also, as it's the Circus and it's a freaky tour we need freakily skilled people to jump on board with us, if you have a special talent or you know someone who does then get in touch. Can you stand on your head for 10 hours, fit your fist in your mouth? Do you have a way with deep-throating swords? 

 

What sort of parties will we be having? 

Rages. Big old fashioned shindigs with lots of drinking and dancing and of course live music. Get ready to let your hair down and get your weird on. 

 

 

 

Maps

 

We'll probably pass by here...

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Itinerary

2015 Dates

TUESDAY 25th  AUGUST : VALENCIA

WEDNESDAY 26th AUGUST: VALENCIA

THURSDAY 27th AUGUST : VALENCIA -BARCELONA

FRIDAY 28th AUGUST: BARCELONA

SATURDAY 29TH AUGUST: BARCELONA

SUNDAY 30TH AUGUST: BARCELONA-SAN SEBASTIAN

MONDAY 31ST AUGUST: SAN SEBASTIAN

TUESDAY 1ST  SEPTEMBER: SAN SEBASTIAN

WEDNESDAY 2ND SEPTEMBER: SAN SEB–MOLIETS

THURSDAY 3RD SEPTEMBER: MOLIETS

FRIDAY 4TH SEPTEMBER: PARIS

SATURDAY 5TH SEPTEMBER: PARIS

SUNDAY 6TH SEPTEMBER: PARIS – AMSTERDAM

MONDAY 7TH SEPTEMBER: AMSTERDAM

TUESDAY 8TH SEPTEMBER: AMSTERDAM

WEDNESDAY 9TH SEPTEMBER: AMSTERDAM-BERLIN

THURSDAY 10TH SEPTEMBER: BERLIN

FRIDAY 11TH SEPTEMBER: BERLIN

SATURDAY 12TH SEPTEMBER: BERLIN-PRAGUE

SUNDAY 13TH SEPTEMBER: PRAGUE

MONDAY 14TH SEPTEMBER: PRAGUE

TUESDAY 15TH SEPTEMBER: PRAGUE-BUDAPEST

WEDNESDAY 16TH SEPTEMBER: BUDAPEST

THURSDAY 17TH SEPTEMBER: BUDAPEST

FRIDAY 18TH SEPTEMBER: BUDAPEST-MUNICH

SATURDAY 19TH SEPTEMBER: MUNICH 

SUNDAY 20TH SEPTEMBER: MUNICH 

 

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ITINERARY

Valencia: Rolling in on the 25th of August and rolling out on the 27th of August.

Kick off the madness by becoming part of the world’s biggest spaghetti bolognaise!

 

Tuesday 25th August:

Arrive at the campsite some time during the day. We’ll check you in, check you out, give you a few beers then leave you to stumble around the campsite drunk until you find someone to make out with. Good luck.

Then later that night we head to a wee small town for the Water and Wine fight. You can watch a fake bull fight first then adventure into the streets to get soaked. Stoked.

 

Wednesday 26th August:

Bright and early wake up call with a cooked breakfast and a Bloody Mary before you stock up on sangria and load up the buses to La Tomatina!

You throw tomatoes, we throw tomatoes, everyone throws tomatoes, then back to camp we go. Then we have an afternoon to hit the beach over the road and recover from the tomato stench before hitting Loco Club in the city for the first Rolling Circus gig.

 

Barcelona: Rolling in on the 27th of August and rolling out on the 30th of August

Welcome to the city that never sleeps but sometimes passes out…

 

Thursday 27th August:

After a sleep in in Valencia we hit the road to Barcelona arriving late arvo just in time for some tapas for dinner.

That night go hard or home at the best pool party club in Barcelona , L’Atlantida. (Optional extra: 20€ entrance fee to the club with a free drink).

 

Friday 28th August:

Start the day with a free walking tour in the gothic area and get lost in all the nooks and crannies that are Barcelona. Hit up the vintage shops and get yourself a party shirt for tonights Stoke Afloat – our very own barbecue boat party! Optional extra 40€ - includes dinner and drinks!

And if the open seas ain’t your bag soak up some culture at a flamenco show (optional extra 14€ with a free drink). And them jump on the free club entry on the beach.

 

Saturday 29th August:

Kick the day off with our optional bike tour with Good Barcelona (optional extra 22€). They will share all sorts of Barcelonian wisdom and perhaps a beer or ten with you. Then you have free time to chill at the beach, or just wander and soak up the beauty and madness that is Barcelona. And for those still chasing down Gaudi sites, Park Guell has a great view of the city!

Las night has the Rolling Circus Party and again free club entry so you can dance your way out of Barcelona in Style.

 

 

San Sebastián: Rolling in on the 30th of August and rolling out on the 2nd of September

Eat, surf, drink, sleep and then do it all over again in Stoke’s slice of surf paradise...

 

Sunday 30th August:

Early start for a long drive, sleep your way to San Seb, settle your hostel and then prepare for a tastebud explosion with the best pinxos you have ever seen. Ox cheek at Bordiberris and a Jimmy at Pinudis. What could be better?

 

Monday 31st August:

Kick off the day with a free walking tour and enjoy a day of exploration! Enjoy some free time then meet back up for a climb up Monte Urgull for a picnic at sunset and some cheeky selfies with Jesus.

 

Tuesday 1st September:

Time to meet our studly surf instructors who’ll get you on your feet in no time (and on your backs too if you’re that way inclined) with your included surf lessons for the morning.

Keep up your surf skills for the afternoon or why not head to a local vineyard to sample the finest brews that Basque country has to offer (optional extra 12€).

And then we party the night away at People on the beach for our end of Spanish summer party!

 

Moliets: Rolling in on the 2nd of September and rolling out on the 4th of September.

See if you can keep up with the big kids at France’s elite surf beach…

 

Wednesday 2nd September:

Across the border in to France we go arriving just in time for lunch! We’ll pair up into tents (everyone has to PITCH IN. Ha ha. Get it?) and then head to the beach to chill. Or hang out in the hammocks, or play yaself some bocce and prepare yourself for the night ahead!

At nightfall get stuck into the free flowing punch, enjoy a freebie dinner and head off for gig night.

 

Thursday 3rd September:

All sorts of action hit the surf and show off the skills you learnt in San Seb because your basically a pro now right? Hire a scooter, head to the adrenaline park or grab a free bike and head for a ride. Then crack a few beers, chill out and have dinner on us!

 

Paris: Rolling in on the 4th of September, rolling out on the 6th of September.

Tearing it up in the city of love and lights...

 

Friday 4th September:

Off for the big city life and we arrive in time to get settled before heading for dinner in the Latin Quarter (not included) and explore Paris by night. Kiss under the Eiffel Tower perhaps?

 

Saturday 5th September:

Bright and early start to cram all the goodness that is Paris kicking off with your walking tour at 10am. Then spend the rest of the day exploring. Creep yourself out exploring Paris’ abandoned catacombs and railways (optional - not for pussies), head to Père Lachaise Cemetery - the final resting place of a crazy amount of the world’s best ever people but most notably Jim Morrison, or hit up the Saint Ouen Flea Market which hosts 15 different markets all full of delightful crap that you definitely don’t need but should most definitely buy anyway.

And then it’s the Rolling Circus Party - yup its gig night again!

 

Sunday 6th September:

Big day ahead we hit the road early with a stop off for a few hours to explore BRUGES - Colin Farrell, clocktowers, beers and chocolate. Done. Then we continue on to:

 

Amsterdam: Rolling in on the 6th of September, rolling out on the 9th of September.

Prepare yourself for some serious Amsterdamage…

 

Sunday 6th September:

What else would we do tonight, lets get comfy and find ourselves a weed cafe and settle in for an evening of new highs and no lows

 

Monday 7th September:

The walking tour starts off our morning and then the rest of the day is free time, so run free little kiddies and do whatever your heart desires. Anne Frank, hire a bike, check out the condomerie and meet back up for the Ultimate Pub Crawl in the evening (optional extra - ends in a club after 5 bars with free shots…assuming you make it that far)

 

Tuesday 8th September:

Another day of free time and for those of you who aren’t still caught in the weed café vortex of day one lets head out, hire a boat, play in the canal and admire Amsterdam’s good looks from the water. And for our last night we head to a Jazz club for party night. Circus style.

 

Berlin: Rolling in on the 9th of September, rolling out on the 12th of September

A magical land of beer, sex shows and clubs you scumbags have 0% chance of getting into...

 

Wednesday 9th September:

Arriving just in time for some beer and wieners. Its off to Hofbräuhaus we go!

 

Thursday 10th September:

A guided graffiti tour and workshop (optional extra 15€) is the perfect way to see alternative Berlin. And if your not up for the whole tour then we are off to check out the Eastside gallery and Cool Runnings bar for a beverage afterwards.

For the afternoon the Badeschiff is a cool swimming pool which floats on a river and the only place to be before hitting the club scene.

 

Friday 11th September:

Time to take in the history sites with your walking tour and the not so history sites with spooky weird abandoned things: we’ll be exploring Berlin’s abandoned theme park, Olympic village and ghost stations.. Because who doesn’t love spooky weird abandoned things?

Or as an optional extra and not for the easily emotional take a tour of nearby Sachsenhausen Concentration Camp (15€).

And we roll out of town tomorrow after our party tonight!

 

Prague: Rolling in on the 12th September, rolling out on the 15th of September

Put Jagerbombs with goulash and shit’s bound to get weird...

 

Saturday 12th September:

Mid afternoon arrival means we have time to explore the old town and end ourselves at the beer museum to taste text 20 different beers from lager to blueberry (included). And since its Saturday night at all the club scene is epic and underground and nearly Berlin, but not.

Sunday 13th September:

A day of sightseeing and wandering to wherever takes your fancy or head off to Aquapalace - the biggest waterpark in Europe! Then tonight we’ll jump on the party bus and go make our mark on the John Lennon wall before joining this evenings pub crawl (optional)

Monday 14th September:

Head oout of town today and check out the bone chapel or if that is too spooky for you explore Prague’s spooky abandoned Jewish cemetery. And then we are off to check out Riegrovy Sady - a beautiful park and beer garden – before the circus party kicks off tonight.

 

Budapest: Rolling in on the 15th of September and rolling out on the 18th of September...

Home to the craziest party hostels in all of Europe...

Tuesday 15th September:

We arrive into Retox, put on our costumes (circus themed of course) and join the 4 hostels in a massive dress-up party at the stock-exchange bar for beer pong, karaoke and buckets of drinks.

Wednesday 16th September:

Why not go caving? This optional extra is epic and not to be missed (approx. 20€) and afterwards check out the city’s famous Hero Square baths and soak away your hangover or rest your muscles after squeezing though the caves. Then the Rolling Circus gig kicks off at Retox itself before the Ruins Pubs pub crawl.

Thursday 17th September:

Time for a well earned sleep in followed by your walking tour of all things Budapest with the Alice in Wonderland themed teahouse and Michael Jackson Memorial Tree amongst the sights. Then tonight we jump on the biggest boat party, which includes free champagne! Winning.

Munich: Rolling in on the 18th of September

The madness comes to an end at Stoke’s festival within a festival….

Friday 18th September:

OKTOBERFEST! Well the night before so we head to camp and kick off with The Church’s Oktoberfest Opening Party! Prepare yourself for strippers, games and random weirdos walking around making people do beer-bongs. Lots and lots of beer-bongs.

Saturday 19th September:

Early early early we rise to head to the beer halls. Spend the day with steins, pretzels, oompah bands and the best company in the world at the Oktoberfest Opening Ceremonies. Then stumble back to camp once the halls close and party up a storm at Stoke’s festival within a festival

Sunday 20th September:

Some of you circus freaks will be leaving us today :( but if you’re sticking around and sick of beer (really) why not explore Munich on a free walking tour, or take a bus to the magical Disney castle in the nearby countryside?

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