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Apartado 64, Ctra. Arboc KM 2.5, Vilanova i la Geltru, 08800, Spain

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Help required please.

by PaulaMcCue

Can anyone give advice for a large group to travel on the train or bus, Our requirements are the following, i am bringing a youth football team out to play Vilanova Geltru and Cubbeles FC we are staying at the Vilnova holiday park 3km outside the town centre between 21st October and 28th October.
1) Train into Barcelona and back for 19 children and 11 adults, can you obtain group tickets ? Saturday 23rd.
2) Train to Port Ventura and back by train for same amount of people, alos how far is the park from the train station ?
Any other advice is very welcome. Also trying to hire a people carrier for the week to go to the super market to get food and do small trips etc.
Also is there any big markets for souvenirs or carnivals at this time ?
regards,

Re: Help required please.

by Terje1966

Hello.
I found this on the website of Port Aventura:
Train companies names are Renfe and AVE

PortAventura has its own train station which can be reached from other mainline stations. For further information please visit: www.renfe.es or call 00 34 902 320 320.
Internet site of the Park is:
http://www.portaventura.co.uk/train-portaventura

Re: Help required please.

by Belsaita

Clarification o the above post: "Train companies names are Renfe and AVE". NO, the only train company is RENFE. AVE are the high-speed trains (run by RENFE) but these do NOT serve this train line.

You can check train timetables for Barcelona-Vilanova at www.rodalies.cat (easier to use than www.renfe.com)

Groups with a minimum of 10 people are entitled to special fares. You must ask for these at the train station. These trains (both Barcelona-Vilanova and to Port Aventura) are commuter trains and can't be booked in advance.

The place where you are staying is outside of town (and the train station) and you will definitely need a people carrier. I'm afraid there are no special events on your dates, but you may check www.vilanovaturisme.net to get ideas about things to do.

Travel Tips for Vilanova i la Geltru

Carnival

by Belsaita

Vilanova i la Geltrú is one of the few towns in Spain that could resist Franco's prohibition of Carnival celebrations (others were Tenerife and Cadiz, maybe a few more) Therefore, Vilanova has not re-invented this festival after the return of democracy. The Carnival you can enjoy here is (more or less) as my great-grandparents celebrated! It is the last remaining Catalan-Antillian carnival (once celebrated all along the coastline).

The festival begins on Saturday with the Dance of Shawls. The "Xatonada" is a social and gastronomic town ritual (see my other tip) but on Maundy Thursday the dish is brought out into the street to allow all visitors to participate in the tradition. On Friday arrives the King of the carnival, Carnestoltes with their "Arrivo"(parade). They continue on Saturday with the parade of the Moixó Foguer (character covered totally of feathers that appears and disappears from a box), and parties of funny costumes at night.

Sunday is the big day with "les Comparses": couples throwing candies (almost 100 tons, no kidding!!) to each others and to the viewers.

After a few more traditional activities on Monday ("Vidalet", children's carnival, and the Carnestoltes Choirs), and on Tuesday ("Vidalot", groups of disguised adults throw grains of corn and barley on people) the festival ends on Wednesday with "the sardine funerals" (simulation of the death of the Carnestoltes King... till next year!)

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