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Stoke Travel’s Sitges Carnival trip is €30 and includes:
We go to Sitges on Fat Tuesday (Mardi Gras) which in 2023 is the 21st of February. It’s the Craziest night and biggest party!
🚌 Private return-trip party bus from Barcelona
💃 welcome shot before the bus and bar deals in sitges
🏺 One litre of sangria in souvenir carnival cup
The original and best Barcelona to Sitges Carnival trip. This is winter’s craziest party, and we’ll be rolling with the biggest crew. Avoid the public transport crowds, thieves and hassles and roll on our private party buses. PLUS our pre-party is LIT!
Fat Tuesday is the same as Mardi Gras (it’s literally the translation), and just like in New Orleans Sitges goes fully debauched for the occasion – with outlandish costumes, a wild parade past the seaside boulevard, and absolute hedonism everywhere you look.
We’ve never been ones to miss out on a party and so for Sitges Carnival 2023 we charter a bus, fill it with sangria, you, fancy dress, face paint, and head to the insanity that is Mardi Gras in Spain.
Jump in early and reserve your spot for 2023!
Need more Carnival in your life? How about St Paddy’s Day in Dublin with The Abroad Connection, or the unofficial end-of-semester party – Springfest, Munich?
Fat Tuesday is Sitges Carnival’s best parade day, and in 2023 it’s on FEBRUARY 21st.
What is Sitges Carnival?
Beat the end of the winter chill at the hottest party this side of the Atlantic. Carnival is celebrated around the world and Sitges is one of the biggest hotspots to celebrate. Only 40 minutes outside of Barcelona, Sitges Carnival normally sees 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 LGBTQI capital of Europe, which makes the party extra amazing. Throw your inhibitions out the window, along with your shirt, and let’s have one heck of a rage!
Private Sitges Carnival transport from Barcelona
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 pick you up in our private party coaches (it’s the best way to arrive) in the centre of Barcelona and dropped off in the centre of Sitges at the perfect time to start pre-gaming in our partner bars – or just wandering the streets with your one-litre of sangria in its souvenir cup and finding the best spots to see the parade.
Here is the boring but possibly most important part – we bring you back to Barcelona too, so you won’t be one of the thousands of people stranded, 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! And check in is with a welcome shot at 4:00pm and the buses depart from 5:00 with the last one at 6:00.
Skip the queues and get the party started quicker…with over 1000 people joining our Sitges party we highly recommend that you pick up your ticket before the event from our priority “fast track” check in desk. The Sitges Priority check in desk opens 2 weeks before the event, 17th-28th of February, Thursday to Sunday, 12 (noon)-7pm. Stoke Travel HQ: Stoke Threads, Carrer de La Maquinista 4, Barcelona 08003
PLUS YOU CAN PICK UP YOUR SOUVENIR CARNIVAL CUP IN ADVANCE AND FILL IT WITH FUN FOR THE BUS RIDE.
Why Fat Tuesday?
Just like Mardi Gras, Fat Tuesday is 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.
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.
FREE Fast Track – We expect queues so to skip the queues you can take advantage of our FREE priority “fast track” check in desk. From 17th to 28th of February, Thursday to Sunday, 11am-7pm. Stoke Travel HQ: Stoke Threads, Carrer de La Maquinista 4, Barcelona 08003
Before the 21st Feb - Anytime - Pre-check in
Come to Stoke Threads (Carrer de la Maquinista, 4, 08003 Barcelona) to check in early and avoid lines, grab your souvenir Carnival Cup, and check out our fabulous range of feather boas, beads, vintage clothing and everything you need to look THE ABSOLUTE BEST at the party of the year! We might even have some cava and beer there for you.
21st Feb - 4:00pm - Check in opens
Come on down to Ovella Negra to check in and grab your souvenir cup if you haven’t already. We’ll give you a shot for your troubles to get the party started.
5:00pm - First bus leaves
First bus leaves for Sitges, and we’ll be running buses non-stop until we’re all gone (or until 6pm)
6:00pm - Last bus leaves Barcelona
This is the very last bus, so make sure you’re on one before it! The ride to Sitges is about 40 minutes on the highway, and when we arrive you have to take note of where the bus stopped – as that’s where we’ll get picked up at 11pm. We recommend dropping a pin. This is also where we give you a litre of sangria for your souvenir cup. The party has begun.
6:00-11:00pm - PARTY TIME
Let’s wander the streets of Sitges and hit up bars and clubs (your wristband and the Stoke App will get you discounts at certain bars – consult the map on the Stoke App for a list). Fill up your cup with cocktails and find a great spot to watch the parade. Dance until your feet hurt, laugh until your face falls off – all the fun stuff!
11:00pm - Buses start leaving from Sitges
Buses start arriving back in Barcelona. Who wants to keep partying?
From 12:30am - 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.
Central Barcelona Bar (Venue TBA)
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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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