We’ve teamed up with Flight Centre to help y’all get some bucketlist boxes ticked. They’ve got an Earlybird Sale happening HERE for 2017 Euro experiences, making damn sure you don’t miss out on the iconic experiences just ’cause you were a little late to the party. 


Iconic Events To Book ASAP If You Wanna Bucket List The Hell Outta Europe

Sure, spontaneity is a beaut trait to have, but missing out on things because your mate couldn’t get their shit together in time is downright hell. A drinks date here and there isn’t too painful, but when it comes to the bigger things, the FOMO can sting like piss on a jellyfish bite. Hurts da soul real good.

So you don’t creep into that guy territory, here’s what you need to book right bloody now if you’re even THINKING about going to Europe next year. 

OKTOBERFEST

Iconic Events To Book ASAP If You Wanna Bucket List The Hell Outta Europe
Photo: Johannes Simon / Getty Images.

WHEN: September 16 – October 4, 2017.
WHERE: Munich, Germany.
WHAT YOU NEED TO BOOK: Accomodation and transport / tour group. 

Entry itself is free and does not need to be booked for general attendance. However, you can book seats in advance should you do so before February at the latest.

Danielle Smith, who was a travel agent at both Flight Centre and Escape Travel for the better part of a decade, tells PEDESTRIAN.TV:

“People get very disappointed when they try and book accomodation, flights or tour groups for Oktoberfest only to find that it is all booked out. You really need to book it at least nine months in advance, if not earlier to avoid missing out entirely.”

TOMORROWLAND

Iconic Events To Book ASAP If You Wanna Bucket List The Hell Outta Europe
Photo: Facebook / Tomorrowland

WHEN: July 28-30 (TBC) 2017.
WHERE: Boom, Belgium.
WHAT YOU NEED TO BOOK: Tickets (!!!), accommodation and transport / tour group.


Tomorrowland is the biggest electronic music festival in the world, so, as y’can imagine, is in high demand for tourists. The festival just wrapped up for 2016, meaning dates and ticket availability for 2017 are a’coming. You best be ready.

LA TOMATINA

Iconic Events To Book ASAP If You Wanna Bucket List The Hell Outta Europe
Photo: Jasper Juinen / Getty Images.

WHEN: August 20, 2017.

WHERE: Buñol, Valencia, Spain. 

WHAT YOU NEED TO BOOK: Accomodation / tour group, transport. 

You don’t need to book to get tomato in places tomato should never go, however, you need to sort your accomodation and transport. Buñol is a small town, and extra measures need to be taken to get in and out of there. 

Former London-based Aussie Jaime decided to go to La Tomatina less than a week before the fact, only to find out that there were no flights, trains or even buses going to Spain as they were all booked out.

“I ended up finding a trip share through Gumtree but it took over 16 hours, was crowded and uncomfortable and the driver ended up asking for more petrol money than what was originally agreed on.

I definitely wish I booked this one in advance, because the whole trip started off on the wrong foot. I really struggled to enjoy myself because of the difficult situation, spent way more than I should have, and was all-round unprepared.”

SZIGET

Iconic Events To Book ASAP If You Wanna Bucket List The Hell Outta Europe
Photo: Facebook / Sziget.

WHEN: August (exact date TBC) 2017.

WHERE: Hungary, Budapest.

WHAT YOU NEED TO BOOK: Tickets (!!!), accommodation and transport / tour group.

28-year-old Chloe Gjedsted hit up the festival last year and had a hella time thanks to being on the ball with flights, accomodation and tickets.


“I booked months before, at the same time that I booked my accommodation and flights to Budapest (obviously because I had to plan around the festival). You wanna get the best / cheapest flights and accommodation, so you book early.

Plus, Budapest turned into tourist city for that whole week – everyone was there for Sziget – so we were lucky because all the hostels were packed.”

CROATIA SAILING 

Iconic Events To Book ASAP If You Wanna Bucket List The Hell Outta Europe
Photo: Supplied. 
 
WHEN: Summer 2017.
WHERE: Croatia. 
WHAT YOU NEED TO BOOK: Travel & tour group.

Everyone knows an island hopping tour is best done in summer, which is why this one is important to catch in its peak.

Jacob Maguire from NSW’s Central Coast has just returned home from a Eurotrip of a lifetime, telling P.TV:

“Croatia was the highlight of my trip to Europe this year. I remember getting out of the taxi with my mates – we all stopped and looked at each other and literally had to pick our jaws off the ground.

Croatia is a MUST – you will come back a different person. I was fortunate enough to have one of my friends book the entire thing for our group (I’m useless at planning ahead), meaning we got to sail Croatia in peak period and meet so many people doing the same thing.”

If you want to take all the brainwork out of the planning, hit up Flight Centre‘s Earlybird Special. They’ve got partners like Contiki, Topdeck and Busabout that’ll ensure your accomodation and travel is all sorted for the must-do events on your itinerary. Scope it HERE.

Besides, if you went to Europe and didn’t snap a selfie at the continent’s biggest / loosest / most iconic events, did you ever truly Europe at all? We think not, and we want to make damn sure you don’t find yourself in a hellish hole of regret.

#Eurotrip2017 #YOLO.

Photo: Jasper Juinen / Getty Images.