The worlds biggest food fight!
Every year the 9000 inhabitants of the tiny village of Bunyol find their population has quadrupled overnight as a multitude of enthusiasts turn up for the largest tomato war on the planet. It's the opportunity of a lifetime - let battle commence!
By 11am the 30,000-strong army are well breakfasted on pancetta, chorizo and lots of rosé and have been prepared for action by copious soakings. The tomato wars are about to begin.
Five bulbous, tomato-packed rockets are sent whistling into the skies and the masses congregated below launch into a frenzy of flinging, slinging and lobbing - it's every man and woman for themselves.
This year we have 3 different tours to the festival including a 7 Day tour that also includes Barcelona for those you who want to spend a bit more time in sunny Spain. Want to make your own way to Spain or already in Europe - we have also got accommodation only packages to suit your budget - everything from hostel to 4 star hotel.
These tours all sold out in record time last year - so get in quick if you wish to go - a 100 GBP deposit per person will hold your places on flight tours (just 50 GBP for accommodation only) and full payment is not due until 6 weeks before departure.
Our flights for The La Tomatina tour are booked with British Airways. Flying from London Heathrow. BA has scheduled departures times and airpoints are available for passengers on this flight if you are part of the ONE WORLD Frequent Flyers Club.
For our La Tomatina tour we will be staying with the Home Hostel Group. They have excellent hostels in each city of Barcelona and Valencia which we will stay at for three nights each respectively.
Each hostel has excellent facilities, is located in the centre of the city, and offers secure, comfortable accommodation. More details to follow soon...
The La Tomatina tradition was born way back in 1945 when some locals got carried away in a restaurant food fight. The word spread and the small restaurant fight has now developed into one of the world's most famous events.
To get things started there's a monumental 125,000 kilo arsenal of ripe fruit dropped in the town centre. Participants then have one hour in which to hurl tomato's at the 30,000 strong crowd!
There are very few rules in La Tomatina
- it is compulsory to squash the tomato's before throwing them.
- this is a tomato lovers festivals so strictly no other projectiles are allowed.
After the tomato fight has concluded, the town is transformed back to its former self. Shopkeepers take down their tarpaulins and everyone chips in to hose down the town and return it to its former "tomato-less" glory.
La Tomatina Tours
3 Day - 3* Hotel Option - from £139
3 Day - 4* Superior Hotel Option - from £149