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It is not necessary to be Erasmus student to participate in our trips and activities.
Internships, spanish students, exchange students, tourists, nationals, etc:
Everyone is welcome!
Important information: In recent years, some bad «associations» in Valencia have been copying our trips and activities, even with the same prices and same days, with the sole purpose of confusing the students and taking advantage of our advertising. Before buying your ticket, verify that you are doing it with «International VIP Valencia». Do not be fooled!!
Surestour Mayorista de Viajes
The Tomatina is one of the most popular and most visited Spanish festivals that’s known around the world. Do you want to throw tomatos and swim in a pool tomato juice? Then this is the festival for you and you can’t miss it! Every last Wednesday of August tonnes of tomatoes and tomato lovers from around the world get ready for the big battle!
Your target can be anyone within reach, the main aim is to throw tomatoes at those around you. If you consider that over forty thousand people take part in this fun battle and the amount of amunition in the hundreds of tons of tomatoes, it’s easy to imagine what goes on in the streets in Buñol.
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The signal of the beginning of the battle is a firecracker which is set off at 11:00h at Ayuntamiento. With this signal truckloads of tomatoes fill the streets and participants run under a rain of tomatoes and begin the tomato battle!
A little history:
The first tomatatina was in 1945, when the final festival of the summer in Buñol a group of youngsters who were either bored or wanted a new way to have fun and brought down one of the Giant figures in the parade. The guy who was dressed up as this figuredid not appreciate the joke and started the fight, and his friends quickly joined in. The fight took place near the vegetable stalls and tomatoes quickly beame the ammunition. The police broke up the fight and forced those involved to pay for the vegetables used, but exactly a year later the young people arrived at the same place again but with their own tomatoes. Gradually the tomato throwing became common throughout the city, and despite the disapproval from the police, more and more people took part. In 1950the local authorities had not prevented the Tomatina and started naming the day this. But the Spaniards were not restricted to onlythrowing tomatoes at each other, and sometimes the tomatoes hit influential people, which led to the prohibition of the festival in 1957. The frustrated Spaniards then held a Tomatina funeral, in which they took a huge coffin full of tomatoes through the streets ofthe city with a traditional funeral procession, even accompanied by an orchestra. Under the pressure from citizens, in 1959 the local authorities were forced to lift the ban and recognize as an officialfestival and so it became the Tomatina in Buñol.
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Participants from around the world, even Australians, Chinese and Japanese come together in this so called battlefield where no one is an ally! It’s everybody for themselves.
NO ALLIES! ALL AGAINST ALL!!
More than 40,000 people come to this, the mother of all battles, with 100,000 kg of tomatoes as ammunition and we’ll be right among it all! It’s true that this is the craziest festival in Spain…
We’ll leave Valencia on a private coach in the morning, we will drink sangria and we will be ready for the big battle!
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Since 2013, the City Council of Buñol, charges an entrance fee of € 12 for the maintenance of the city, after the celebration of this mega-party. This ticket can be purchased at the ticket office (PLAZA 5 DE MARZO (Calle del Doctor Garcés Vericat Nº 1, BUÑOL)) the same day at 08:00 h, it is important to take the exact money.
When we arrive in Buñol, we will go together to exchange the entry with the PDF (those who already have an entry bought before) and also to buy your ticket if you do not have it yet.
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Time and place of depart:
Wednesday 29/08/18 at 06:00h
International Vip Office: C/ Actriz Encarna Mañez #3
Time and place of return:
Wednesday 29/08/18 approximately at 16:00h
International Vip Office: C/ Actriz Encarna Mañez #3
The return schedule may be subject to possible variations dependent on external factors such as traffic on highways, shipping, etc…
-Bring old clothes (or a swimsuit) because they are going to be stained a little
-Bring closed shoes (no sandals or barefoot)
-Bring swimming glasses to keep the tomatoes out of your eyes (they are acid and sting a bit your eyes)
-Put your phone, your camera, etc in some plastic bags (more than one)
-Take nothing but the absolutely necessary and nothing of value or which can’t get wet.
-It is important to bring spare clothing, since you will not be able to get on the bus with clothes full of tomatoes. (The spare clothes and what you want can be stored on the bus).
-No need to bring tomatoes…here you have them!
-In all Buñol, you can find drinks and food stalls…plus music and party throughout the city.
√ Private bus from Valencia to Buñol
√ Bottle of Sangría for each one
√ International VIP Coordination
√ Private bus from Buñol to Valencia
√ After-Party in Akuarela Playa (Free entry)
★Group price 10 people: 15€ for each one★
★Group price 5 people: 17€ for each one★
★Group price 3 people: 19€ for each one★
★ Individual price: 20€ ★
Group prices are only applied in the office.
:::: POINT OF SALE ::::
International Vip office
C/ Actriz Encarna Mañez #3 (Plaza del Cedro)
WhatsApp info: +34 652 635 434
*Google Maps: https://goo.gl/maps/nz3ZWnjxuAz
:::SUMMER HOURS 2018:::
Tuesday: from 18:00h to 22:00h
Thursday: from 18:00h to 22:00h
Friday: from 18:00h to 22:00h
:::: ONLINE SALE ::::
Before boarding the bus you can show the payment receipt in the phone.
The online price does not include card management fees
Do not forget to send personal data (Full name, email and whatsapp number) in Additional Information, if you are going to buy more than 1 ticket.
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