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Once a year before Lent begins, the beautiful seaside town of Sitges goes bonkers for sequins, feathers, frivolity and carnival
We’ve never been ones to miss out on a party, and will charter a bus, fill it with sangria, you, fancy dress, face paint, and head to the insanity that is Sitges Carnival 2019!
What is it?
Beat the end of winter chill at the hottest party this side of the Atlantic. Carnival is celebrated around the world and Sitges is one of its biggest hotspots to celebrate the Barcelona Carnival in 2019, with 250,000 people flocking to this small coastal town. Sitges Carnival marks the last chance to go absolutely wild and give in to every temptation before the 40 days of Lent begin. This is your chance to dress up and get freaky, go all out in sequins, feather boas and body paint, or even put on a mask if you desire.
Sitges is the gay and lesbian capital of Europe, they sure do know how to party. So throw your inhibitions out the window, along with your shirt, and let’s have one heck of a party!
Why go to Sitges Carnival with us?
We know this party like no one else, we’ve been organising party trips to Sitges for over 10 years, and we want to show you how it is done! We start with the biggest pre-game in town with face painters, glitter bombs and most importantly, a 1 hour private open bar available to everyone who checks in early. Then, you will get picked up in the centre of Barcelona and dropped off in the centre of Sitges at the perfect time to start the party and get the best spots for the parade. You’ll be lead into the parade by our party guides to the best spot to catch the action, and everyone gets a little bottle of fun juice aka Sangria. Here is the boring but possibly most important part…We bring you back to Barcelona too, so you won’t be one of the hundreds of people stranded, you won’t be waiting in the cold for hours in the queue at the train station, nope you’ll jump on one of Stoke Travel’s fleet of private buses and we’ll get you back to Barcelona safely.
We are officially the Biggest Barcelona to Sitges Party Group! Our group is so large that we have 2 check in times so that we can get you all checked in on time. All of the buses will leave between 6:00pm – 7:30pm.
Check in 1: From 4:00pm (note the open beer bar is only available for this check time)
Check in 2: From 5:30pm
The final and busiest day of the carnival is called Fat Tuesday, when the local carnival parade makes its way down the Rua del Extermini in decorated carriages, sporting the campest razzle-dazzle type outfits you have ever seen. Each parade is themed, for example… Rua de la Disbauxa – the Debauchery Parade, on Sunday night and the Rua de l‘Extermini – the Extermination Parade, on Tuesday night.
Stoke threads swag
Bet ya didn’t know that we dabble in a little clothing too huh? Check out the “Don’t lose your shit” Sitges Carnival limited edition string bag. Add it onto you booking for just €6 and have peace of mind at Sitges Carnival that you have got your shit together. Oh and of course it’s pretty handy to carry around all of that sangria we’re going to give you.
Find this at: Carrer de la Maquinista 4, Barceloneta www.stokethreads.com
We have 2 check in times in order to deal with the huge number of you coming to party with us at Sitges – We are officially the Biggest Sitges Party Group! Please respect your allocated check-in time.
5:30pm - 6:30pm
Open Beer and sangria bar if you pre-purchased this add-on (€5). If you want to make the most of the private open bar, then you must check in early, expect 15-20 minute queues. The beer and sangria bar add-on option is only available for the 4:00pm Check in group.
6:00pm - 7:00pm
Buses start leaving for to Sitges, you’ll be given a litre of sangria to enjoy on arrival. We will get the buses moving as quickly as possible and appreciate your help in making this process speedy, so that we can get a good spot for the start of the main parade at 9:00pm and the pre-festivities or volleyball or to just catch a tan.
Buses start leaving Sitges from the same place we dropped you off. We appreciate your help in making this process speedy by getting to the pick up point promptly at 1:30am and avoiding being left behind!
Buses start arriving back in Barcelona.
Sitges is a coastal town, located just 45 minutes from Barcelona, Spain. It is sheltered by the Garraf mountains and this, combined with its position in the Mediterranean, means Sitges has a warm “microclimate” that makes it possible to enjoy outdoor activities all year round. It has 4 km of beach with a beautiful seafront promenade, lined with 20th century colonial mansions, and this is the perfect backdrop for the Sitges Carnival. Sitges town is a bit of a maze, that’s why we send guides into the madness with you, to show you around and take you to all the hottest spots.
The George Payne Irish Bar, Plaça d’Urquinaona, 5, 08010 Barcelona
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Reviews from Sitges Carnival
Great way to get to Sitges Festival and great people to party with! Staff was so nice and helpful, and it was a great party atmosphere in the bus during the way to Sitges.
Went there with two friends but ended up with 10 more. Loved the fact that on the way back there was so many buses so we did not have to wait long to go back home.
Great evening! I was able to get in a bus with all of my friends and get free booze. In the bus there was there was amazing music and some people won prizes!
It was all craziness! Everyone was dressed up very nice, there were free shots in the bar, free sangria upon arrival, and the staff was the best! I’ll definitely go again next year!
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