Newspaper article The Northern Star (Lismore, Australia)

True Colours of Europe; Festivals Celebrate Beer, Tomatoes and Oysters

Newspaper article The Northern Star (Lismore, Australia)

True Colours of Europe; Festivals Celebrate Beer, Tomatoes and Oysters

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CRANK up the volume on your social calendar next year and make some noise at one of the worldas most popular festivals and events.

The team at Student Flights has outlined a list of the coolest festivals around the globe for 2013, so jetsetters can kick-start their travel plans early.

Student Flights national general manager Darren Lloyd said those who keen to attend an international event should book flights sooner, rather than later, to get the best savings.

aIf you are planning to attend a summer festival next year, get in quick to lock in a great priced airfare,a he said.

aBy 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.a

ST PATRICKaS DAY

WHEN: March 15a18

WHERE: Dublin, Ireland

WHAT: Find a lucky four-leaf clover and knock back a pint of Guinness on St Patrickas Day in Ireland. See the best of Irish culture and tradition in Dublin at the annual street party.

DEAL: From $399 a person twin share, this four-day accommodation tour includes three nights at a hostel in Dublin, continental breakfast daily, St Patrickas Day parade and celebrations, a group welcome party and St Patrickas Day party, a Guinness brewery tour and services of tour representatives.

studentflights.com.au/product/2565781

LAS FALLAS

WHEN: March 17a20

WHERE: Valencia, Spain

WHAT: Watch the colourful parade of giant effigies, better known as fallas, as they are carried by locals around the city.

DEAL: From $399 a person twin share, this four-day tour in Valencia attends the cityas semi-patriotic, semi-pagan and semi-religious festival. The price includes three nights at a hostel in Valencia.

studentflights.com.au/product/2565780

QUEENaS DAY

WHEN: April 28aMay 1

WHERE: Amsterdam, Netherlands

WHAT: Don your brightest orange outfit to celebrate the Queenas birthday with crowds of up to a million people on the streets of Amsterdam.

DEAL: From $469 a person twin share, this four-day tour includes three nights hostel accommodation at a local campsite, return executive coach transfers from London, Queenas Day celebrations, regular shuttles, an orange party pack, entry to the Heineken Experience and the services of a tour leader. …

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