BARCELONA CITY BREAK
3 nights beach hostel accommodation in Barcelona
Daily breakfast and dinner
Barcelona walking tour
Original Barcelona Boat Party
Free club entry to beachfront clubs (Pacha, Shoko, Catwalk, Opium)
3 nights camping accommodation at our Tomatina campsite (pre-erected twin share tents with air mattresses and sleeping bags)
Hot breakfast daily
Dinner every second night (Aug 28 & 30)
Bloody Marys on day of tomato fight
Transport to and from the festival in Bunol
Tomatina After-Party Ticket
Transport and overnight ferry from Valencia to Ibiza
IBIZA BEACH CAMP
3 nights camping accommodation at our Ibiza beach camp
Breakfast and lunch daily
Daily yoga, snorkelling equipment, and activities in Ibiza
Guided party trips & discounted club entry
Unlimited beer & sangria at La Tomatina and Ibiza campsites (10€/day)
Friday 25th August: Barcelona
Check in to your central Barcelona hostel and meet the Stokies. Explore the city, hit the beach, bask in the nakedness, eat the tapas and drink the sangria before exploring Barcelona’s nightlife – we’ll provide free entry to the Mediterranean city’s famous beach clubs.
Saturday 26th August: Barcelona
Recovery mode with a hearty hostel breakfast, before discovering Barcelona on foot with a walking tour. See the sights and learn the secrets of this ancient city. Eat. Drink. Love life. That afternoon set sail on one of Stoke’s flagship boat parties. Rage on the Mediterranean while we cruise along Barcelona’s coastline. The unlimited drinks on board will properly prepare you for another party night.
Sunday 27th August: Barcelona
Why stop now? Spend the day seeing the sights not included on your walking tour. Visit some of our favourite bars. Sit on terraces in the sun drinking world-class Spanish wines. Head up to the Bunkers with your Stokie best friends to watch the sunset with uninterrupted 360˚ views of the greater Barcelona area, from the Mediterranean to the Pyrenees. Come and party again, we’ve got the hook-ups so you’d be crazy not to.
Monday 28th August: Valencia
Say goodbye to your Barcelona home and jump on Stoke’s bus, destination: Valencia. We’ll arrive at the La Tomatina campsite by the evening, just in time for a swim and a massive campsite BBQ and paella with a few hundred new best friends. Position yourself at Stoke’s own bar and drink all the beer and sangria. Do some groundwork with the gals/guys that tickle your fancy (as friends, of course).
Tuesday 29th August: Valencia
Get set for the day with a Stoke Travel hot breakfast before doing whatever you want. Lounge by the pool, check out Valencia city, play beer pong, go to the beach – whatever you feel like, we’ll steer you in the right direction. That night we’ll be throwing another great campsite party, or you can elect to head into a nearby village for a water and wine fight, depending on your stamina and the plans of your new pals/objects of your affection.
Wednesday 30th August: La Tomatina
An early start is made easier with complimentary Bloody Marys and a hot breakfast before boarding the bus for the tomato fight. Marvel at how sparkling and clean your Stoke Travel whites are, take a photo and post it to Instagram as the before photo. Enter into the Tomato fight with the rest of the Stokies and raise hell, throw tomatoes at strangers, have strangers throw tomatoes at you, maybe make out with said strangers. Once you’ve taken your “after” photo rinse off down by the river, or from one of the local old ladies’ hoses. Ride the bus back to camp and chill on the beach/have a siesta – we are in Spain after all. Take advantage of the open bar some more and smash the dinner that’s whipped up by our on-site chefs, before heading into the official La Tomatina after/pool party. Rage, dance the night away and make out with some more people, if that’s what you want to do.
Thursday 31st August: Ibiza
This is the day we set sail across the Med to Europe’s party island. Say goodbye to your Stokie friends who weren’t smart enough to book the whole tour and jump on the ferry from Valencia to Ibiza. It’s an overnight trip, so we’ll party again and snooze where we can find space. Make a million new pals because that seems to be a theme of this trip.
Friday 1st September: Ibiza
When we arrive in Ibiza we’ll take you to the perfect cove that houses our permanent camp, crawl into bed for a siesta, swim at the beach, chill out in the shade. That night go to whichever club tickles your fancy – the Stoke Travel Ibiza crew know all the best nights and can help you get discounted tickets.
Saturday 2nd September: Ibiza
The next few days will be filled with snorkelling, cliff jumping, beach games, visits to the hippie markets, sight seeing, swimming, people watching, and, of course, partying. Your time in Ibiza should be a beautiful combination of ticking things off your bucket list, doing things you never knew possible, and going with the flow. On this Mediterranean paradise anything goes if you let go…
Sunday 3rd September: Ibiza
Beach, sleep, rave, repeat… maybe a Sunday session? And by “maybe” we mean “definitely”.
Monday 4th September: Ibiza
Now’s the time to return to real life, or your next stop, with all the memories and photographic proof of things you won’t remember, new additions to your “friends for life” list, the need for sleep, or a desire to keep on partying. If you want, you can choose to stay on longer in Ibiza, or maybe it’s time for a San Sebastian Surf Camp. Of course, if you want to head to Barcelona again we can totally organise that…
The home of Gaudi, Dali, the 1992 Olympics, FCB and the French Bulldog.
It’s a tourist Mecca. Thousands upon millions upon billions of sun-seeking, fun-loving revellers flock here every year and there’s a bloody good reason for it. It’s because Barcelona is awesome. It has a bit of everything, but still retains a small city vibe. The nightlife is nothing less than hectic and intense, the day life is a myriad of colours, sites, sounds, smells, street performers and sangria.
It’s a place you’ve just gotta see. And we’re pretty much experts… if we do say so ourselves… so we’ll show you Barcelona from the Stoke point of view.
We stay just north of Valencia city, in a beach town called Puzol (Puçol in the local lingo – it’s pronounced Puthol though, confusing right?) Puzol is well connected to Valencia city, and we have our own private shuttles for La Tomatina Festival and for visits to town. Puzol is located on a stretch of beautiful Mediterranean beaches and every year we arrive and blow the town’s collective mind.
Our camp is beachside… you can get out of your tent, make a beeline for the beach and be splashing about within 5 minutes of opening your sangria-soaked eye sockets. The campsite is not wild in the slightest, with full-time security, a bar, restaurant and shop onsite, a great swimming pool with slide, clean amenities, great authentic Spanish atmosphere (it’s not uncommon to be invited into a family’s caravan for a meal of authentic local paella).
Cala Martina Ibiza
Cala Martina is an amazing beach with excellent watersport facilities and is popular among the “young hippie crowd”. It is the perfect location for windsurfers, beginners as well as advanced surfers.
COME FLY TO US…
Wherever you are in the world you can fly to Barcelona. Ryanair and Easyjet are budget favourites that fly to Barcelona regularly. Once you’re at the airport just hop on the Aerobus and it frops you off in the centre of Barcelona in just 30 minutes! One thing to remember is that Girona Airport which is sometimes the cheapest option is an hour by bus from downtown Barcelona.
CHOO CHOO TRAIN
A great option if you’re coming to Barcelona from elsewhere in Spain, or from France. Check out Renfe for trains from within Spain and snfc for those departing within France.
BUSES ARE FOR LEGENDS
Check Eurolines for international buses to Barcelona, or Vibasa for buses from within Spain.
Should I bring a change of clothes?
Yes, especially if you are on the day trip. The bus driver will not let you on in tomato pulp. If you’re not on the day trip, maybe just bring a black plastic bag so they’ll let you on the bus back to camp. Also, be sure to stand directly in front of one of the hose-holding locals and let the beautiful, cold water clean you of excess fruit baggage before you head back towards the bus.
What else should I bring?
Sunglasses and sunscreen as it gets pretty hot, a pillow and torch for your tent, goggles, condoms, a waterproof camera, swimmers to have a dip in the pool afterwards, old shoes that can be thrown out after the madness, and shampoo if you don’t want your hair stained red for the next month. Oh and don’t forget a towel.
Are the shuttles to and from Tomatina and the other Water & Wine festival included in the price?
Yes and no. The shuttles to and from Tomatina are included. It’s €20 extra for the transportation to and from the Water & Wine fight. We also throw in some boxes of red wine to get you started. Please note the Tomatina bracelet is not included in the Meet Us There price, but is €10 extra. This is not our choice! The town council has imposed this extra charge. It is included in the package deals.
Do you provide transport from Valencia centre?
No, but getting to Puzol from Valencia is easy peasy and we pick you up from the train station there. We have set pickup times (9am – 8pm on the hour) and outside of that, just let us know when you are on the train from Valencia’s central station to Puzol and we’ll jump in the car and head over. See how to get there details for more info.
What is the breakfast like?
Breakfast is bacony and eggy and delicious. Sometimes there’a pancake or two thrown in for good measure. Our chefs are pretty fricking good at food.
Do we have the option of flying to Barcelona and taking one of your buses to the camp site outside of Valencia?
Yes, you absolutely do. You can fly to Barcelona in time for the Ride With Us trip which departs at noon on 30th August and returns 19:00 on 1st September. You can also do the Day Trip from Barcelona, which leaves early in the morning on the day of Tomatina (31st August at 03:30) and returns to Barcelona late afternoon. It just depends on whether you can get cheaper flights to Barcelona or Valencia and if the difference will be less than taking one of our shuttles.
It said on the website that it is a twin tent. Can it fit two people?
Yes, the twin tents are two-man tents. We have two-man tents, so if you are in a group of three, one of you will be tented with a new friend of the same sex. Tents are allocated on arrival, so just let us know your preferences when you arrive. We also have an option to have a private tent for a small additional fee – just in case you don’t want to share…. or if you want to leave space for the hottie you’re going to meet at our campsite… You never know…
And what amenities are offered at the camp site?
The campsite is awesome! It has a giant pool, a playground, a cafe/restaurant, a little shop, hot showers, laundry area, parking, drinkable water, and it’s a five-minute walk from the beach.
Are there lockers where we can put our passports or other important items?
The campsite itself has no lockers, but we a campervan which gets locked every night and we can put small valuables in there during the festival and when we’re away from the campsite.
If someone throws a tomato at my head can I kick them?
Only if you kick them hard in the shins.
Will the tomato be good for my skin?
If by good you mean sting like hell but still be worth it, then yes.
If we are camping does that mean we’ll be attacked by wild animals?
We serve unlimited alcohol at our camps. You, my friend, will be the wild animal.
Are these questions really the most frequently asked?
No, but if you have any specific questions you must email firstname.lastname@example.org – the guys in the office know absolutely everything about anything.