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

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Taking in five major festivals across Whistler, Banff, Lake Louise and Jasper National...

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Join a nine day Israel and Palestinian Territories adventure with Christmas in...

13 Days From $3,845

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

15 Days From $4,225

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

14 Days From $4,305

Travel through the untouched beauty and fascinating culture of Ethiopia. From the...

2 Days From $210

Travel from Istanbul to Gallipoli for the 2019 Anzac Day Dawn Service. Sleep out under...

11 Days From $2,550

Experience the acclaimed Sarawak Rainforest Music Festival along with Kuching and the...

7 Days From $2,415

Unravel the mystery of Sleepy Hollow’s Headless Horseman and learn of Salem’s fiery...

9 Days From $2,695

Embrace the music of the South during this trip from Atlanta to New Orleans. Visit...

10 Days From $2,080

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

12 Days From $3,255

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

8 Days From $4,580

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

5 Days From $1,555

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

12 Days From $5,345

Get to know the south with this trip through Atlanta, Charleston, Asheville, Nashville,...

6 Days From $3,475

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

6 Days From $2,110

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Traveller reviews

Our trips score an average of 4.59 out of 5 based on 46 reviews in the last year.

Mongolia's Naadam Festival, June 2018

Belinda Loli Lopez

Mongolia's Naadam Festival, June 2018

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Mongolia's Naadam Festival, June 2018

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Mongolia's Naadam Festival, June 2018

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Mongolia's Naadam Festival, June 2018

Andrea Withers

Mongolia's Naadam Festival, June 2018

Sarah Harrison

Japan Winter Festivals, February 2018

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Egypt Experience - Abu Simbel Sun Festival, February 2018

Michael DiRaimondo

Egypt Experience - Abu Simbel Sun Festival, February 2018

Vanessa Larsen

Egypt Experience - Abu Simbel Sun Festival, February 2018

Joanna Scutt

Egypt Experience - Abu Simbel Sun Festival, February 2018

Laurent Dubois

Egypt Experience - Abu Simbel Sun Festival, February 2018

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