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Stoke Rolling Circus

All over western Europe!

Late August - late September

Stoke Rolling Circus: 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 any more 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 this 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.

How is this even possible?

What are the key ingredients to a successful and fun tour?
Good spots, unique sights, sensory experiences and entertaining guides.

Well, you’ve played your cards right because we’ve weaved some magic to give you a Guide with a knack for sleight of hand until he gets slightly out of hand.
The one. The only. Reuben!
For your musical amusement and musings of magical mystery that this trip will bring you, our DJ and head tour promoter who will be putting bums in seats and pumping beats, here you have Jono!

Now to your destinations:

  • Barcelona – ever sucked the teat of a panther?
  • Valencia – ever indulged in a food fight of epic proportions?
  • San Sebastian – ever gnawed on the cheek of an ox while beer-bonging Basque cider?
  • Moliets – ever caught the perfect wave while wearing a beret and stick-on moustache?
  • Paris – ever pissed on Jim Morrison’s grave?
  • Amsterdam – ever eaten a brownie so good the world suddenly seemed a happier place?
  • Berlin – ever chilled on the beach in the middle of a city?
  • Prague – ever lashed a ghoul?
  • Budapest – ever bought a party shirt in the print of a Rubik’s cube?
  • Munich – ever drunk litre beers with 36000 lederhosen&dirndl-clad revelers?

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…

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For more information on the different destinations, check out our city guides in our Stokepedia. They’ll give you all the facts on these incredible cities and leave you hungering for more.

Barcelona
Valencia
San Sebastian
Moliets
Paris
Amsterdam
Berlin
Prague
Budapest
Munich

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Key Features

  • 60€ a day or from 1740€ for the whole 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...
  • Age: Young at heart traveler 18+. Free trip if you bring your grandma
  • 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.
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  • 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.

    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

  • 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…

    Saturday 27th August:
    Arrive in Barna 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).
    Sunday 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 tonight’s 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.
    Monday 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.

    Valencia:

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

    Tuesday 30th August:
    We set forth this morning for Valencia
    Indulge in the madness by becoming part of the world’s biggest spaghetti bolognaise!
    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 31st 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. By eve, we will have our second gig right there in the campsite and then we’ll hit the official La Tomatina afterparty.

    San Sebastián:

    Rolling in on 1st of September and rolling out on 4th of September
    Eat, surf, drink, sleep and then do it all over again in Stoke’s slice of surf paradise…

    Thursday 1st September:
    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 pintxos you have ever seen. Ox cheek at Borda Berri’s and a Jimmy at Pinudi’s. What could be better?
    Friday 2nd September:
    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.
    Saturday 3rd 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 the clubs in town for our end of summer party!

    Moliets

    Rolling in on 4th of September and rolling out on 6th of September.
    See if you can keep up with the big kids at France’s elite surf beach…

    Sunday 4th 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 (French bowls) 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.
    Monday 5th September:
    All sorts of action: hit the surf and show off the skills you learned in San Seb because you’re 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 6th of September, rolling out on the 9th of September.
    Tearing it up in the city of love and lights…

    Tuesday 6th 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?
    Wednesday 7th September:
    Bright and early start to cram all the goodness that is Paris kicking off with your walking tour at 10am ending with a local wine and cheese picnic under the Eiffel Tower.
    Spend the rest of the day exploring the Montmartre district and seeing sites like the Sacre Couer and Moulin Rouge.
    Thursday 8th September:
    Creep yourself out exploring Paris’ abandoned catacombs and railways (optional – not for pussies), and 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.
    And then it’s the Rolling Circus Party – yup it’s gig night again!

    Amsterdam:

    Rolling in on the 9th of September, rolling out on the 12th of September.
    Prepare yourself for some serious Amsterdamage…

    Friday 9th September:
    We say au revoir to belle Paris and head to Holland for hash and ho’s. 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
    Saturday 10th 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)
    Sunday 11th September:
    Another day of free time and for those of you who aren’t still caught in the weed café vortex of day one, let’s 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 12th of September, rolling out on the 15th of September
    A magical land of beer, sex shows and clubs you scumbags have 0% chance of getting into…

    Monday 12th September:
    Arriving just in time for some beer and wieners. It’s off to Hofbräuhaus we go!
    Tuesday 13th September:
    A guided graffiti tour and workshop (optional extra 15€) is the perfect way to see alternative Berlin. And if you’re 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.
    Wednesday 14th September:
    Time to take in the historical sites with your walking tour and the not-so-historical 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 15th September, rolling out on the 18th of September
    Put Jagerbombs with goulash and shit’s bound to get weird…

    Thursday 15th September:
    Mid afternoon arrival means we have time to explore the old town and end ourselves at the beer museum to taste test 20 different beers from lager to blueberry (included).
    Friday 16th 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 evening’s pub crawl (optional)
    Saturday 17th September:
    Head out 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 18th of September and rolling out on the 21st of September…
    Home to the craziest party hostels in all of Europe…

    Sunday 18th 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.
    Monday 19th 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.
    Tuesday 20th 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 21st of September
    The madness comes to an end at Stoke’s festival within a festival…

    Wednesday 21st September:
    OKTOBERFEST! We get ourselves checked into our shared tents – so buddy up for maximum anti-chill cuddling. We then let our freak flags fly with other random weirdos and party up a storm at the Stoketoberfest campsite or head to the halls for multiple steins.
    Thursday 22nd 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 one, the only, Oktoberfest! Then stumble back to camp once the halls close and party up a storm at Stoke’s festival within a festival
    Friday 23rd September:
    Some of you circus freaks will be leaving us today :( but if you’re sticking around and are 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?
    Tonight we’ll have our final gig to close out the circus.
    Saturday 24th September:
    Oktoberfest all day until Stoketoberfest at night. Tentertainment and love in a hopeless place.

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

  • It’s a bus trip.

    So you just make your way to wherever we will be, or to Barcelon 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.

  • Ask us anything about Stoke’s Rolling Circus in the comments box below and we’ll do our best to provide clear and clever 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…

    What should I bring? 
    Sunglasses and sunscreen, a pillow, epic party clothes and your camera to record memories you’ll be too drunk to remember.

    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 courtesy of our travelling bands. Get ready to let your hair down and get your weird on.

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  • I always wanted to run away with the circus! Best Eurotour ever - Dave, California

  • The bands were awesome - it was like being roadies - Jim, Australia

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27th August - 24th September

Hop on, crawl off, shake it all around.

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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.

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 info@stoketravel.com for more details.

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

Barcelona. Sidecar, Placa Reial. Doors open 930pm, gig starts 10pm sharp. 10€ online 15€ on door.

San Sebastian. Disco Friends. Alameda del Boulevard, 27, 20003 San Sebastián, Gipuzkoa. Doors open 8.30pm. UNLIMITED BEER AND SANGRIA 9-10pm. Gig starts 10pm. 15€ includes free club entry.

Paris. Belushis Gare du Nord. 5 Rue de Dunkerque, 75010 Paris, France. 10€. Two for one beers until Midnight. Doors open 930pm.

Berlin. 1820 Bar. Rosa-Luxemburg-Straße 41, 10178 Berlin, Germany. Doors open 9pm with Happy Hour until 10pm. 2for1 carlsberg, 2for1 whiskey, vodka, gin with a mixer. 2 jager bombs for 5euro, 3 jagerbombs for 6euro and 1.50 shots of jager.

Prague. Boat Party Venue: Cargo Gallery. 5euro or 140CZK address: Nabrezi Edvarda Benese 8 Doors open 9pm

BANDS/THEATRE SHOW

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