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Festivals & Special Events Trips & Tours

139 trips from 60 tour companies with 1,359 reviews

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Rhine Holiday Markets tour

50 plus, Cultural, Small Ship Cruise, Festivals & Special Events

5.0 | Excellent | 19 Reviews
8 Days
$ 300 per day
Type: River Cruise
Lodging:
Luxury - 5 star

Luxury - 5 star Lodging LevelThe highest level of comfort and service. All accomodations are in four or five star hotels, boutique lodges or high-end homestays.

Physical:
Easy

Easy Physical LevelSome walking over short or flat distances. Some trips may include cycling options. Some are wheelchair friendly (check for individual trips). Some cruises.

Visits: France, Germany, Switzerland, Heidelberg, Heidelberg Castle, Koblenz, Notre Dame Cathedral, Strasbourg
From
$ 2,399

Highlights

  • Explore Basel and its marvelous Christmas Market
  • Visit the magnificent Notre-Dame Cathedral
  • Discover Germany’s most beautiful city Heidelberg
  • Enjoy Cruising through the romantic Rhine River
  • Visit Cologne and its famous Gothic cathedral
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Halloween in Transylvania tour

Festivals & Special Events

4.6 | Excellent | 100+ Reviews
10 Days
$ 140 per day
Type: Small Group Tour
Lodging:
Value - 3 star

Value - 3 star Lodging LevelMid-range budget with accommodations ranging from comfortable lodges, guesthouses, and homestays to three star hotels.

Physical:
Easy

Easy Physical LevelSome walking over short or flat distances. Some trips may include cycling options. Some are wheelchair friendly (check for individual trips). Some cruises.

Visits: Romania, Bucharest, Transylvania
From
$ 1,525

Highlights

  • Transylvania conjures up images of haunted castles, gothic churches and vampires. Where better to spend Halloween than in the 12th-century town of Sighisoara, the birthplace of Count Dracula? Things are about to get medi-evil
  • Visit Biertan’s 15th-century fortified church, equipped to withstand long sieges and shelter the whole village in times of war. There’s even a ‘matrimonial prison’ where couples wanting to divorce were subjected to the Middle Ages’ idea of marriage counselling
  • A homestay with in the traditional Saxon village of Viscri exposes you to Romanian hospitality and some finger-licking home-cooked food
  • Delve into the communist past and the thriving, artistic present-day vibe of Bucharest, a city often underrated by travellers. The grand architecture of the 1980’s Palace of the Parliament is particularly awe-inspiring
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The Canadian at Christmas tour

50 plus, Nature & Wildlife, National Parks, Train & Rail Journeys, Festivals & Special Events

3.7 | Great | 18 Reviews
11 Days
$ 398 per day
Type: Group Tour
Lodging:
Premium - 4 star

Premium - 4 star Lodging Level3 to 4 star western hotel equivalents. While not all lodging will be 'luxury' they will be quite comfortable by western standards.

Physical:
Very Easy

Very Easy Physical LevelMinimal walking. Motor vehicles for all major parts of trip. Wheelchair friendly (check for individual trips). Most cruises.

Visits: Canada, Edmonton, Jasper, Jasper National Park, Niagara Falls, Toronto, Vancouver
From
$ 4,375

Highlights

  • Toronto including a guided tour
  • Niagara Falls
  • Jasper
  • 4 nights on board the Canadian
  • The Canadian Shield
  • Vancouver including a guided tour
  • Winnipeg
  • Edmonton
  • Farewell dinner in the 'Top of Vancouver' revolving restaurant
  • The Rockies
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Mongolia’s Naadam Festival and Lake Baikal

Family Friendly, Nature & Wildlife, National Parks, Train & Rail Journeys, Cultural, Festivals & Special Events, Local Immersion & Homestays, High Adventure

12 Days
Type: Group Tour
Lodging:
Premium - 4 star

Premium - 4 star Lodging Level3 to 4 star western hotel equivalents. While not all lodging will be 'luxury' they will be quite comfortable by western standards.

Physical:
Easy

Easy Physical LevelSome walking over short or flat distances. Some trips may include cycling options. Some are wheelchair friendly (check for individual trips). Some cruises.

Visits: Mongolia, Russia, Lake Baikal
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Highlights

  • Gain insight into the nomadic life and culture of the Gobi’s dauntless residents when you meet with camel breeders and stay in a traditional canvas and felt ger.
  • Witness thrilling tests of courage and strength at the Naadam Festival as spirited contestants including young boys and girls gather from distant corners of Mongolia to compete in wrestling, archery and horse racing.
  • Follow in the footsteps of the original Indiana Jones as you discover the Flaming Cliffs where adventurer Roy Chapman Andrews discovered the first-known nest of dinosaur eggs.
  • Spend a day exploring the shores of the world’s deepest lake; this historic 50-mile stretch of the original Trans-Siberian Railway traverses 200 bridges along magnificent Lake Baikal.
  • Immerse in the culture, history and daily life of a remote and picturesque island; Olkhon, the largest island in Lake Baikal, is home to just 1,500 residents and is revered as a sacred site by the indigenous Buryat people.
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Bath & Bristol Christmas Markets tour

50 plus, Nature & Wildlife, National Parks, Train & Rail Journeys, Cultural, Festivals & Special Events

3.7 | Great | 18 Reviews
4 Days
$ 108 per day
Type: Group Tour
Lodging:
Value - 3 star

Value - 3 star Lodging LevelMid-range budget with accommodations ranging from comfortable lodges, guesthouses, and homestays to three star hotels.

Physical:
Easy

Easy Physical LevelSome walking over short or flat distances. Some trips may include cycling options. Some are wheelchair friendly (check for individual trips). Some cruises.

Visits: England, United Kingdom
From
$ 431

Highlights

  • Bristol and its Christmas Market
  • Bath, a UNESCO World Heritage City
  • Bath Christmas Market
  • The Avon Valley Railway
  • Lacock Abbey and village
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First Class Glacier Express at New Year tour

50 plus, Nature & Wildlife, National Parks, Train & Rail Journeys, Cultural, Festivals & Special Events, Climbing & Mountaineering

3.7 | Great | 18 Reviews
10 Days
$ 292 per day
Type: Group Tour
Lodging:
Premium - 4 star

Premium - 4 star Lodging Level3 to 4 star western hotel equivalents. While not all lodging will be 'luxury' they will be quite comfortable by western standards.

Physical:
Easy

Easy Physical LevelSome walking over short or flat distances. Some trips may include cycling options. Some are wheelchair friendly (check for individual trips). Some cruises.

Visits: Switzerland, Paris, Strasbourg, Zermatt
From
$ 2,917

Highlights

  • Historic Brig
  • Zermatt & the Matterhorn
  • New Year's Eve on the Glacier Express
  • Lunch on board the Glacier Express
  • Chur, Switzerland's oldest town
  • New Year's Eve five-course meal with wine
  • A glass of wine at midnight and fireworks over Chur
  • Journey on the Bernina Express
  • Lucerne
  • GRJ First Class Swiss Travel Card
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Discover Japan tour

50 plus, Train & Rail Journeys, Cultural, Festivals & Special Events

4.9 | Excellent | 100+ Reviews
12 Days
$ 350 per day
Type: Group Tour
Lodging:
Value - 3 star

Value - 3 star Lodging LevelMid-range budget with accommodations ranging from comfortable lodges, guesthouses, and homestays to three star hotels.

Physical:
Easy

Easy Physical LevelSome walking over short or flat distances. Some trips may include cycling options. Some are wheelchair friendly (check for individual trips). Some cruises.

Visits: Japan, Hakone, Hiroshima, Imperial Palace, Kanazawa, Kyoto, Mount Fuji, Osaka, Shirakawa, Tokyo
From
$ 4,199

Highlights

  • Explore historic Imperial Palace (Tokyo)
  • See the majestic Mt. Fuji
  • Visit Hakone National Park
  • Opportunity to see the Shirakawago (UNESCO World Heritage Site)
  • Visit Ancient town in Takayama
  • Sightseeing in Kyoto
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Peru: Sacred Valley Ride with Caballo de Paso Festival tour

Nature & Wildlife, National Parks, Cultural, Festivals & Special Events

4.8 | Excellent | 91 Reviews
11 Days
Type: Small Group Tour
Lodging:
Value - 3 star

Value - 3 star Lodging LevelMid-range budget with accommodations ranging from comfortable lodges, guesthouses, and homestays to three star hotels.

Physical:
Easy

Easy Physical LevelSome walking over short or flat distances. Some trips may include cycling options. Some are wheelchair friendly (check for individual trips). Some cruises.

Visits: Peru, Cusco, Inca Trail, Lima, Machu Picchu, Ollantaytambo, Sacred Valley, Urubamba
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Highlights

  • Explore Lima, Peru’s historic ‘City of Kings’
  • Enjoy the dazzling Caballo de Paso Festival at Lurin
  • Discover the colonial and Inca highlights of Cusco
  • Five day horse trek through the stunning Sacred Valley of the Incas
  • Visit Machu Picchu, one of the New Seven Wonders of the World
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Contrasts of Mexico and Yucatan Peninsula

Cultural, Festivals & Special Events

4.6 | Excellent | 65 Reviews
21 Days
$ 125 per day
Type: Small Group Tour
Lodging:
Value - 3 star

Value - 3 star Lodging LevelMid-range budget with accommodations ranging from comfortable lodges, guesthouses, and homestays to three star hotels.

Physical:
Moderate

Moderate Physical LevelRegular walking or cycling over moderately long, hilly, or bumpy distances. Some public transport or utility vehicles such as safari jeeps.

Visits: Antigua And Barbuda, Belize, Guatemala, Mexico, Mexico City, Palenque, Tikal
From
$ 2,618

Highlights

  • Oaxaca - Experience the Day of the Dead celebrations in this colonial city, a UNESCO World Heritage Site
  • Mexico City Anthropological Museum - An impressive collection of precolonial artefacts
  • Tikal (Guatemala) - The Maya metropolis, where temples scattered over a vast area stand out tall above the surrounding jungle
  • Palenque - Arguably the most enchanting of the ancient Maya ruins, set in dense jungle
  • San Cristobal de las Casas - A beautiful highland colonial market town, surrounded by modern day Maya villages
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Festivals of Bhutan

Cultural, Festivals & Special Events

4.6 | Excellent | 65 Reviews
12 Days
$ 316 per day
Type: Small Group Tour
Lodging:
Value - 3 star

Value - 3 star Lodging LevelMid-range budget with accommodations ranging from comfortable lodges, guesthouses, and homestays to three star hotels.

Physical:
Moderate

Moderate Physical LevelRegular walking or cycling over moderately long, hilly, or bumpy distances. Some public transport or utility vehicles such as safari jeeps.

Visits: Bhutan, Nepal, Bhaktapur, Kathmandu, Punakha, Thimpu
From
$ 3,795

Highlights

  • Punakha - The ancient capital of Bhutan. Visit Punakha Dzong and hike in the Punakha Valley
  • Phobjika Valley - Look out for the rare black-necked crane
  • Paro - Climb up to the ‘Tiger’s Nest’ Monastery, perched high on the cliff side
  • Thimpu - Walk through the most relaxed capital in the world
  • Kathmandu - Explore the old city on foot before visiting the Pashupatinath temple complex
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Ancient Lands Of The Maya

Festivals & Special Events, Education / Learning

4.6 | Excellent | 65 Reviews
15 Days
$ 134 per day
Type: Small Group Tour
Lodging:
Value - 3 star

Value - 3 star Lodging LevelMid-range budget with accommodations ranging from comfortable lodges, guesthouses, and homestays to three star hotels.

Physical:
Moderate

Moderate Physical LevelRegular walking or cycling over moderately long, hilly, or bumpy distances. Some public transport or utility vehicles such as safari jeeps.

Visits: Antigua And Barbuda, Guatemala, Honduras, Copan, Lake Atitlan, Tikal, Chichicastenango
From
$ 2,016

Highlights

  • Antigua - Enjoy the famous, colourful Easter processions in this elegant, colonial city
  • Lake Atitlan - Visit some of the villages and towns around this beautiful lake by boat
  • Mayan sites - Discover the huge Maya site of Tikal deep in the Guatemalan jungle, and the beautiful site of Copan
  • Chichicastenango Market - Experience the bustle and colour of this busy local market
  • Nebaj - Stay in this remote town in the Ixil Mountains and experience local life
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Cycle Rajasthan

Cycling & Biking, Festivals & Special Events, Education / Learning

4.6 | Excellent | 65 Reviews
15 Days
$ 136 per day
Type: Small Group Tour
Lodging:
Value - 3 star

Value - 3 star Lodging LevelMid-range budget with accommodations ranging from comfortable lodges, guesthouses, and homestays to three star hotels.

Physical:
Moderate

Moderate Physical LevelRegular walking or cycling over moderately long, hilly, or bumpy distances. Some public transport or utility vehicles such as safari jeeps.

Visits: India, Delhi, Jaipur
From
$ 2,033

Highlights

  • Village India by Bike - Cycle through the back-roads and villages of rural Rajasthan
  • Wild India - Game drives in Sariska and Rathambore National Parks to seek Tigers
  • Taj Mahal, Jaipur and Udaipur - Explore the majesty of the Mughals and the Rajput princes
  • Temples and Fortresses - Visit the remarkable Jain temples at Ranakpur and the hilltop forts of Kumbhalgarh and Chittorgarh
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New York New Year (Start New York City, end New York City) tour

Festivals & Special Events

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3.9 | Great | 22 Reviews
4 Days
$ 304 per day
Type: Group Tour
Lodging:
Basic - 2 star

Basic - 2 star Lodging LevelYou'll stay in no-frills, but clean and comfortable, hotels or guesthouses. A 'Basic' trip might also involve a few nights of camping.

Physical:
Moderate

Moderate Physical LevelRegular walking or cycling over moderately long, hilly, or bumpy distances. Some public transport or utility vehicles such as safari jeeps.

Visits: United States, New York, York
From
$ 1,215

Highlights

  • See Wall Street and the NYSE
  • See Museum Row including the Metropolitan Museum of Art and Guggenheim Museum
  • Visit Ground Zero & Battery Park
  • Visit fashionable Fifth Avenue & see St. Patrick's Cathedral, Rockefeller Center & Tiffany's
  • Come face to face with the Statue of Liberty
  • The Big Apple's all yours with a 7 day travel pass
  • See the famous neighbourhoods of New York such as Soho, Greenwich Village and TriBeCa.
  • See the lights of Times Square
  • Greet the new year right with a dinner party in Times Square!
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Las Vegas New Year (Start Las Vegas, end Las Vegas) tour

Festivals & Special Events

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3.9 | Great | 22 Reviews
4 Days
$ 201 per day
Type: Group Tour
Lodging:
Basic - 2 star

Basic - 2 star Lodging LevelYou'll stay in no-frills, but clean and comfortable, hotels or guesthouses. A 'Basic' trip might also involve a few nights of camping.

Physical:
Moderate

Moderate Physical LevelRegular walking or cycling over moderately long, hilly, or bumpy distances. Some public transport or utility vehicles such as safari jeeps.

Visits: United States, Las Vegas
From
$ 805

Highlights

  • Evening tour of the famous Vegas 'Strip'
  • Experience some of the world's largest hotels & casinos
  • Visit Fremont Street & see the light-and-laser show
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Naadam Festival Mongolia tour

Nature & Wildlife, National Parks, Cultural, Festivals & Special Events, Transformative

4.8 | Excellent | 100+ Reviews
15 Days
$ 200 per day
Type: Small Group Tour
Lodging:
Value - 3 star

Value - 3 star Lodging LevelMid-range budget with accommodations ranging from comfortable lodges, guesthouses, and homestays to three star hotels.

Physical:
Moderate

Moderate Physical LevelRegular walking or cycling over moderately long, hilly, or bumpy distances. Some public transport or utility vehicles such as safari jeeps.

Visits: Mongolia, Ulaanbaatar, Lake District
From
$ 2,999

Highlights

  • Watch the opening ceremony of the naadam festival
  • Cheer on wrestlers and archers
  • Listen to famous throat singing
  • Sleep in traditional gers
  • Devour mongolian barbecue in the grasslands
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Bhutan Tours: Spring Festivals, Families And Nature tour

Family Friendly, Nature & Wildlife, National Parks, Cultural, Festivals & Special Events

5.0 | Excellent | 96 Reviews
12 Days
$ 333 per day
Type: Private Guided
Lodging:
Premium - 4 star

Premium - 4 star Lodging Level3 to 4 star western hotel equivalents. While not all lodging will be 'luxury' they will be quite comfortable by western standards.

Physical:
Easy

Easy Physical LevelSome walking over short or flat distances. Some trips may include cycling options. Some are wheelchair friendly (check for individual trips). Some cruises.

Visits: Bhutan, Punakha, Thimpu
From
$ 3,995

Highlights

  • Explore Paro
  • Visit Memorial Chorten, Textile Museum, Paper factory, village school for arts and crafts, Zilukha Nunnery.
  • Visit Jakar Valley.including Jambay Lhakang, Kurjey, Tamshing
  • Explore Gangtey valley, including the Black Crane Center and Gangtey Gompa
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Bhutan: Land of the Thunder Dragon tour

Hiking & Walking, Cultural, Festivals & Special Events

4.6 | Excellent | 100+ Reviews
13 Days
$ 376 per day
Type: Small Group Tour
Lodging:
Value - 3 star

Value - 3 star Lodging LevelMid-range budget with accommodations ranging from comfortable lodges, guesthouses, and homestays to three star hotels.

Physical:
Moderate

Moderate Physical LevelRegular walking or cycling over moderately long, hilly, or bumpy distances. Some public transport or utility vehicles such as safari jeeps.

Visits: Bhutan, Nepal, Kathmandu, Punakha, Thimpu
From
$ 4,885

Highlights

  • A short classic trek through the beautiful Bhutanese countryside
  • An opportunity to gain an insight into the culture of the people
  • Two most famous and colourful cultural highlights; the Paro Dzong and Thimpu's Memorial Chorten
  • Witness Bhutan's colourful, vibrant festivals (on festival departures)
  • Visit the incredible Taktsang 'Tiger's Nest' Monastery
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Colours of Rajasthan tour

Cultural, Festivals & Special Events

4.6 | Excellent | 100+ Reviews
14 Days
$ 118 per day
Type: Small Group Tour
Lodging:
Value - 3 star

Value - 3 star Lodging LevelMid-range budget with accommodations ranging from comfortable lodges, guesthouses, and homestays to three star hotels.

Physical:
Moderate

Moderate Physical LevelRegular walking or cycling over moderately long, hilly, or bumpy distances. Some public transport or utility vehicles such as safari jeeps.

Visits: India, Delhi, Jaipur, Udaipur, Fatehpur Sikri, Jodhpur, Taj Mahal
From
$ 1,655

Highlights

  • Visit the magnificent Taj Mahal
  • Search for the elusive tiger
  • Explore the 'Pearl of Rajasthan', Udaipur
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Mongolia Eagle Festival: Steppes, Deserts & Nomads

Nature & Wildlife, National Parks, Cultural, Festivals & Special Events

4.6 | Excellent | 100+ Reviews
19 Days
$ 178 per day
Type: Small Group Tour
Lodging:
Value - 3 star

Value - 3 star Lodging LevelMid-range budget with accommodations ranging from comfortable lodges, guesthouses, and homestays to three star hotels.

Physical:
Moderate

Moderate Physical LevelRegular walking or cycling over moderately long, hilly, or bumpy distances. Some public transport or utility vehicles such as safari jeeps.

Visits: Mongolia, Ulaanbaatar, Beijing
From
$ 3,375

Highlights

  • Attend the Eagle Festival in the remote Altai Mountains
  • Explore Mongolia's vast wilderness stepp and Gobi Desert
  • Experience traditional nomadic culture
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Ethiopia in Depth: Timkat Festival

Cultural, Festivals & Special Events

4.6 | Excellent | 100+ Reviews
16 Days
$ 208 per day
Type: Small Group Tour
Lodging:
Value - 3 star

Value - 3 star Lodging LevelMid-range budget with accommodations ranging from comfortable lodges, guesthouses, and homestays to three star hotels.

Physical:
Moderate

Moderate Physical LevelRegular walking or cycling over moderately long, hilly, or bumpy distances. Some public transport or utility vehicles such as safari jeeps.

Visits: Ethiopia, Axum, Gondar, Lake Tana, Lalibela, Addis Ababa
From
$ 3,335

Highlights

  • Timkat Festival
  • Castles of Gondar
  • Spectacular scenery in the Simien Mountains
  • Stelae of Axum
  • Rock-hewn churches of Lalibela and Tigrai
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