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 $3,080

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

12 Days From $2,040

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

8 Days From $3,315

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

13 Days From $2,620

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

5 Days From $1,170

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

6 Days From $2,300

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

6 Days From $1,420

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

5 Days From $1,110

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

5 Days From $950

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

8 Days From $2,184

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

10 Days From $1,445

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

2 Days From $175

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

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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.

Feb 08, 2016

Carnaval beyond Rio: 3 other places to join the...


Thing is, much as Cariocas (Rio locals) would love have you think it elsewise, Rio...

Oct 27, 2015

Behind the masquerade: The untold stories...


Many of the world’s festivals go way back to the olden days. How much do you know...

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