Friday, 26 August 2011 2:35 PM
If you're thinking about booking a budget festival tour, there are several options to consider when planning your holiday.
Budget festival tours are a brilliant way to have an amazing break and not do too much damage to your credit card - whether they take place in Spain, Scotland, Germany or England - as you will find that they often include the cost of accommodation, excursions and other things that can add up when bought separately.
You can head to San Fermin, for example, to take in the Running of The Bulls in Pamplona by booking a package trip away that includes the festival.
Here, holidaymakers can enjoy nine days of festivities, with traditional sports, endless parties and, naturally, the bull-running event that has made the festival renowned around the world - with the animals that will face off against matadors in the evening fights charging through the city streets to the bullring.
There are various packages that you can book, depending on individual budgets - those looking to save cash as much as possible could opt for campsites as festival accommodation, rather than hotels or B&Bs, which could help keep back a few pennies.
Another way to save money could be by gathering a larger group of people together and taking advantage of any discounts that may be available for bigger bookings.
Elsewhere, one break that those considering budget festival tours might find of interest is Oktoberfest in Munich, which began when Crown Prince Ludwig married Princess Therese of Saxony and the local citizens were invited to attend the festivities in front of the city gates.
These days, people gather to drink lots of beer and enjoy good food, as well as entertainment like rollercoasters and carousels.
Booking a package tour could help you save money and also mean you see more of your surroundings than just the festival itself, such as through visits to the Monastery Brewery in Andach - where beer has been brewed by monks since the 15th century and some delicious pork knuckles can be tasted - and Dachau Concentration Camp.
For those looking to have a great time without breaking the bank, budget festival tours are surely one of the best options available.