(PRWEB) January 04, 2013
The team at Student Flights has outlined a list of the coolest festivals around the globe for 2013, so that jetsetters can kick-start their travel plans early, whether in Spain, France, Ireland, Amsterdam or Germany.
Student Flights national general manager Darren Lloyd said those who were keen to attend an international event should book flights sooner, rather than later, to get the best savings.
“Now is the season for booking flights to Europe or the UK, so if you are planning to attend a summer festival next year, get in quick to lock in a great priced airfare,” Darren said.
“By booking early, you will also have the chance to select from a bigger range of departure dates, with a range of airlines and tour operators in the city of your preference.
“Plus, it’s an excellent way to get excited about a trip for 2013.”
The list below included travel dates, destinations and deals for the world’s most popular festivals and events.
Student Flights is offering a bonus 15% off when you book two festival tours or 20% off when you book three festival tours.
ST PATRICK’S DAY
WHEN: 15 March to 18 March, 2013
WHERE: Dublin, Ireland
WHAT: Find a lucky four-leaf clover and knock back a pint of Guinness on St Patrick's Day in Ireland. See the best of Irish culture and tradition blend in Dublin at the annual street party, where you can meet some of the friendliest local leprechauns in their fine green attire.
DEAL: From $399* per person twin share, this four-day accommodation tour is a great way to experience the best of St Patrick’s Day in Dublin. The price includes three nights’ at a hostel in Dublin, continental breakfast daily, St Patrick's Day parade and celebrations, a group welcome party and St Patrick's Day party, a Guinness brewery tour and services of tour representatives.
WHEN: 17 March to 20 March, 2013
WHERE: Valencia, Spain
WHAT: Watch the colourful parade of giant ‘effigies’, better known as ‘fallas’, as they are carried by locals around the city. The ritual features a burning ceremony, which is capped off with a grand display of fireworks, music and partying.
DEAL: From $399* per person twin share, this four-day tour in Valencia attends the city’s semi-patriotic, semi-pagan and semi-religious festival. The price includes three nights’ at a hostel in Valencia, the Las Fallas festival events and street parties, a St Patrick's Day celebration at local Irish Bar, an orientation walk of city and services of experienced tour leaders.
WHEN: 28 April to 1 May, 2013
WHERE: Amsterdam, Netherlands
WHAT: Don your brightest orange outfit to celebrate the Queen’s birthday with crowds of up to a million people on the streets of Amsterdam. You’ll see decorated carnival floats, live street theatre and colourful parades, plus enjoy the spectacular fireworks display and pulsing DJ music.
DEAL: From $469* per person twin share, this four-day tour includes three nights hostel accommodation at a local campsite, return executive coach transfers from London, Queens Day celebrations, regular shuttles, an orange party pack, entry to the Heineken Experience and the services of a tour leader.
WHEN: 27 August to 29 August, 2013
WHERE: Bunol, Spain
WHAT: La Tomatina is definitely the largest food fight on the planet. See more than 40,000 tomato-tossing enthusiasts congregate for a one-hour tomato throwing frenzy in the streets of Bunol.
DEAL: From $423* per person twin share, book this four-day Deluxe Tomato Fight package. The price includes return transfers from Valencia to the festival in Bunol, three nights hotel accommodation, local welcome parties, return shuttle transfers, the La Tomatina event, option to join the authentic 'Water & Wine Festival', a souvenir t-shirt and the services of tour leaders.
WHEN: 4 July to 8 July, 2013
WHERE: Pamplona, Spain
WHAT: Spain’s popular ‘Fiesta San Fermin’, or Running of the Bulls as it is commonly known, is one of the most lively festivals. Locals and out-of-towners unite to cheer on raging bulls as they run through the city of Pamplona. There is also traditional sports competitions, parties and cultural activities to enjoy.
DEAL: From $315* per person twin share, take a four-day Pamplona Camping tour, which will get you to the opening ceremony and to the two bull runs. The price includes three nights’ camping accommodation at the pre-erected campsite of El Molino, return coach transfers, free shuttle transfers, breakfast daily, activities and services of a tour leader throughout.
WHEN: 18 September to 25 September, 2013
WHERE: Munich, Germany
WHAT: For those who love the smell of warm salty pretzels and drinking cold beer from a beer stein, this festival is for you. Kick up your heels at the annual Oktoberfest, which brings together the best of German culture in what is regarded as the biggest festival in the world. Last year, the festival was attended by more than 6.3 million visitors.
DEAL: From $899* per person twin share, make the most of your Oktoberfest experience on this eight-day Eurofest tour. The price includes seven nights central modern hostel accommodation in Amsterdam and Paris, as well as a chalet in Austria, the opening parade and weekend at Oktoberfest, return coach transport from central London, ferry crossings, other sightseeing activities and services of a tour leader.
IRISH OYSTER FIGHT
WHEN: 28 September to 30 September, 2013
WHERE: Galway, Ireland
WHAT: Sip champagne and eat fresh oysters in Ireland next year at the annual the Galway International Oyster & Seafood Festival. Each September, the claws are out when Galway City comes alive with seafood for its internationally recognised oyster festival. The tantalising array of food events is bound to get your mouth watering.
DEAL: From $769* per person twin share, this deal includes two nights’ accommodation in a centrally located 3-star hotel, return flights from London Heathrow to Galway, return coach transfers and a ticket to the Galway International Oyster Fest on the Finale Day.
WHEN: 30 December, 2013 to 2 January, 2014
WHERE: Edinburgh, Scotland
WHAT: Edinburgh is the host city of the traditional Scottish festival, Hogmanay, which is held over the New Year. Edinburgh’s Hogmanay celebrations draw a crowd of over 100,000, with previous headlining acts of the Concert in the Gardens including Blondie, Groove Armada and the Scissor Sisters. The streets come alive with wacky traditions, torch light processions, food stalls, fireworks and after-parties.
DEAL: From $559* per person twin share, this four-day Edinburgh Deluxe tour will have you staying in the centre of Edinburgh on New Year’s Eve. The price includes three nights’ hotel accommodation in Edinburgh, the Hogmanay Street Party pass, continental breakfast daily, local bar parties daily, as well as special New Zealand and Australian New Year's countdowns and celebrations.
All trips are valid for sale until February 1, 2013 unless sold out prior.
*Prices are subject to change and availability at the time of purchase.
Phone Student Flights on 1300 019 130 for bookings or see the website for more details.http://www.studentflights.com.au/events/.