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Published February 15th, 2016

When it comes to whacky festivals, Europe really takes the cake. Usually involving copious amounts of alcohol and a lot of mess, if you’re up for some serious fun, you’ll not want to miss out on these wild experiences. 

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Oktoberfest If you like beer, fun and frivolity with a healthy dose of culture, you’re going to love Germany’s infamous Oktoberfest. Topdeck have a range of different options for you to choose from, with various options for accommodation and trip length. Oktoberfest BRÄUMEISTER Visit the legendary Oktoberfest on this fun-filled 4-day tour, and you’ll enjoy all the comforts of home (well almost). The Braümeister tour includes modern hostel accommodation within walking distance to the Oktoberfest site, as well as a continental breakfast each morning. The tour begins and ends in Munich so you can make your own way there, before meeting up with your tour rep and group, ready to hit the festival. You get to spend lots of time sampling all the local delicacies and get stuck right in to the party scene, as well as take a walking tour of Munich. Oktoberfest FESTMEISTER Make your own way to Munich where you’ll meet up with the Topdeck crew ready to party at the legendary Oktoberfest. This 4-day tour includes camp accommodation at the special set up campsite close to the action, so all you need to do it arrive and settle in. You'll get a hot breakfast each morning to help line your stomach before you hit the festival and participate in the consumption of the seven-million-odd-litres of beer that get sampled at the festival each year.

Oktoberfest PROSTMEISTER Departing from London, and returning to London via overnight coach, this 5-day fiesta will take you to the heart of the party. Accommodation is in pre-erected twin-share tents at a campground close to the action, so you'll be able to get stuck right in and visit all the beer halls, gorge on yummy würst and knödel before hitting up the fairground rides. The tour includes a full cooked breakfast each morning, and on the last day you’ll get to tour the city itself and do a bit of sightseeing. The Prostmeister tour has 3 departures throughout September. Oktoberfest STEINMEISTER Stay a little longer at Oktoberfest on the epic 6-day Steineister Tour. Departing and returning to London via an air-conditioned overnight coach, you’ll be accommodated in pre-erected tents near the festival site, ready for three full days of beer drinking, song singing and general merriment. You'll also get the opportunity to visit the sobering Dachau Concentration Camp, and take a walking tour of Munich. There are 3 departures for this trip throughout September 2016.

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Oktoberfest GROSSMEISTER For the ultimate Oktoberfest extravaganza, hop aboard the 7-day Grossmeister Tour for a week long celebration of fun-filled frivolity at Oktoberfest and also a trip to historic Prague. There’s 2 options to choose from depending on departure date, both departing from London and returning to London in an air-conditioned overnight coach, with one heading to Muich first and the other heading to Prague first. On both trips you’ll get full days to rock Oktoberfest, accommodation in a pre-erected campsite, and hot breakfast each morning.

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La Tomatina in action


La Tomatina If getting a load of tomatoes thrown at you sounds like a laugh, you’d better book yourself on a tour to Spain’s ridiculously fun and a very messy La Tomatina Festival. The festival takes place in early September in Valencia, and there are several different tour options to choose from with Topdeck, depending on your comfort requirements! The 4-day itinerary is much the same for the different options, with the budget option of the hostel stay, the mid-range option of the 3 star hotel stay, or a little more comfort with the 4 star hotel stay. Based in Valencia’s gorgeous Old Quarter, you’ll have time to wander round and explore Valencia, as well as getting transfers to the small village of Buñol for the epic La Tomatina festival itself, where you’ll have get into all the action of the street party and tomato fight, before returning to Valencia for a shower and much-needed sangria or two! The La Tomatina tours begin on 1 September 2016.

Amy Dalgleish

Wanderlust pommie, currently living the dream in sunny Byron Bay.