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 wind down like a Munich beer hall hangover. 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, loosen your lederhosen and dive right in.

Our Festival trips

15 Days From £2,020

The ancient Greeks may have the Olympics but the Mongols have Naadam. Mongolia’s annual...

12 Days From £1,335

Travel to Egypt and experience the 'Land of the Pharaohs' on this exciting trip. ...

8 Days From £2,175

Be entranced by winter in Japan. Experience the sensational Sapporo Snow Festival, be...

13 Days From £1,715

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

5 Days From £701

Embrace the frozen glory of winter in this journey to China’s frigid northeast and...

6 Days From £1,590

Fancy dancing samba in the street from dusk 'til dawn? There's no greater party on...

6 Days From £985

Fancy dancing samba in the street from dusk 'til dawn? There's no greater party on...

5 Days From £760

Join in the celebrations of one of the world's most bizarre cultural institutions –...

5 Days From £625

Join in the celebrations of one of the world's most bizarre cultural institutions –...

8 Days From £2,045

The aurora borealis occurs when highly charged electrons from solar winds interact with...

10 Days From £945

Even without its bloodcurdling myths of Dracula, werewolves, haunted castles and gypsy...

2 Days From £115

On April 25th, 1915, Allied troops landed on the Gallipoli Peninsula. The military...

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May 15, 2016

Festival guide: why you need to see a ‘mini...


Travellers keen to experience a truly authentic Naadam Festival shouldn't be disc...

May 04, 2016

Our guide to Egypt’s Abu Simbel Sun Festival


It’s one of the more Indiana Jones-style things you can actually do in a world of...

Apr 26, 2016

Traveller stories: 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 4.83 out of 5 based on 6 reviews in the last year.

Egypt Experience - Abu Simbel Sun Festival, October 2016

Anthony Mulligan

China's Harbin Ice Festival , January 2016

duncan ronaldson

China's Harbin Ice Festival , January 2016

Deborah Worthington

China's Harbin Ice Festival , January 2016

Joe Lorenzin

China's Harbin Ice Festival , January 2016

Vikki Garth

China's Harbin Ice Festival , January 2016

Steve Cain