For us, festivals are the smell of incense, the fizz of fireworks and the squelch of a fresh tomato. They arrive with the thunder of bespeckled dancers and ride on till the wee hours with plenty of dancing and music. They’re the lantern-lit, confetti-filled, mud-slinging reminder that life is there to be enjoyed to the max, and that there’s no such thing as too much fun in the name of pomp and ceremony.

From the holy waters of the Ganges and the graveyards of Mexico to the tulip fields and orange groves of Europe, festival season never truly dies – and we’ve got your private pass all ready to go. It’s time to strap on your sandals, pick up some maracas and dive right in.

Our Festival trips

15 Days From $4,305

Embrace the festive atmosphere at the Naadam Festival, with visits to the region's...

12 Days From $3,120

Travel to Egypt and experience the history and culture of the land of the pharaohs on a...

8 Days From $4,500

Follow the Winter Festival Trail around Japan’s northernmost island. See the world’s...

13 Days From $3,595

Get a taste of China on this cultural and ice-filled adventure.

5 Days From $1,740

Brave the sub-zero temperatures of Harbin and you’ll be rewarded with the most...

2 Days From $240

Travel from Istanbul to Gallipoli for the 2017 Anzac Day Dawn Service. Sleep out under...

2 Days From $210

Travel from Istanbul to Gallipoli for the 2018 Anzac Day Dawn Service. Sleep out under...

6 Days From $3,530

Carnival, the famous festival of Rio de Janeiro, is the greatest party on earth! Join...

6 Days From $2,180

Join Carnival, the greatest party on earth! The famous festival of Rio de Janeiro is an...

5 Days From $1,525

Become a part of the Day of the Dead celebrations in Mexico City. Join a street party,...

5 Days From $1,310

Become a part of the Day of the Dead celebrations in Mexico City. Join a street party,...

10 Days From $2,025

From Bucharest to Sibiu, Sighisoara to Brasov get beneath the history, mythology and...

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Apr 26, 2016

Marching in the Tel Aviv Pride


One guy's experience of the biggest, proudest party in the Middle East.

Traveller reviews

Our trips score an average of 4.38 out of 5 based on 24 reviews in the last year.

Egypt Experience - Abu Simbel Sun Festival, February 2017

Sally Allen

Japan Winter Festivals, February 2017

Kim Loxham

Rio Carnival Package Basix, February 2017

Vanessa Hollis

Egypt Experience - Abu Simbel Sun Festival, February 2017

Jennifer Wilson

Egypt Experience - Abu Simbel Sun Festival, February 2017

Brett Taylor

Egypt Experience - Abu Simbel Sun Festival, February 2017

Malcolm Dane Anderson

Egypt Experience - Abu Simbel Sun Festival, February 2017

Alisha Gasparini

Egypt Experience - Abu Simbel Sun Festival, February 2017

Jackson Barnard

Japan Winter Festivals, February 2017

david chamberlain

Japan Winter Festivals, February 2017

Jill Poyner

Japan Winter Festivals, February 2017

Corey Dowling

Japan Winter Festivals, February 2017

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