On August 31, 2016, We have organized a 1 day bus trip departing from Barcelona to Buñol and vice versa. See below and choose the package that suits you.
La Tomatina is a very traditional Spanish festival held in the city of Buñol, Spain once every year. The mass battle started back in 1945 amongst young boys! There was a parade and one of participants fell off and started to get crazy angry. The boys started throwing vegetables from a local cart at each other until the local police had to shut it down. The following year the boys decided to bring tomatoes from home and fight until broken up again, the boy continued this despite the authorities stopping it every year. In the late 1950’s it was official a La Tomatina Festival. The prank has been celebrated every year since then and it’s getting more & more popular every year. It is expected to have over 50,000 participates with 125 tons of tomatoes brought in to the city center.
The festival is about exactly what it sounds, Tomatoes. By the end of August, thousands and thousands of participants come from different corners of the world to fight in a harmless tomato battle. The purpose is quite simple: to have FUN and to get soaked by tomato juice!
The Day Plan
Meeting point in Barcelona will be in front of Hard Rock Cafe at Placa Catalunya. We check in and prepare for departure.
Departure of bus to Buñol. We will have a 30 minutes stopover halfway. After 5 hours of ride, we plan to reach Buñol around 08:00 am.
Around 11:00 am, the Tomatina Festival begins. A ham is placed on the top of a pole that is covered in soap, once someone can climb to the top and bring it down then the festival can officially begin. The firing of the cannon is the official signal: the battle begins! From this point forward, every man and woman are for themselves.
An hour later, the fighting ends and the cannon are fired once again to signal the end of the battle. At this point no more tomatoes can be thrown.
Meeting point in Buñol at 3:30 pm and prepare to departure for Barcelona. The expected arrival time to Barcelona will be around 09:00 pm.