Festival Tours and Special Events Worldwide
Dive into culture and tradition
There is no better way to experience the rich cultural heritage of a destination than by joining in one of its vibrant local festivals. With hundreds of unique cultural events to choose from, we’ve selected some of our favourites and aligned them to popular group tour itineraries. Time your next trip to coincide with one of these events and fully immerse yourself in colourful local cultures.
If you have a specific festival in mind in one of our destinations that is not featured on our website, please do get in touch with our tailor-made team and they will endeavour to put together a trip especially for you.
At any time of year somewhere in the world is throwing a celebration of local traditions or honouring long-held beliefs in spectacular fashion. Here we highlight some of our favourite that will soon be gracing the calendar.
Harbin Ice Festival
Step into an enchanting winter wonderland at China's annual Harbin Ice Festival and witness artists putting the final touches on their sculpted neon-lit creations.
Experience Japan and hanami in springtime by coinciding your visit with the Cherry Blossom Festival and witness the Geisha Spring Dance in beautiful Kyoto.
The Sun Festival at Abu Simbel happens twice a year - in February and in October - and we offer a number of trips to Egypt that coincide with this incredible phenomenon.
Want to know more about some of the most popular festivals that we cover? Have a read of our comprehensive guides covering everything from the origins of these festivals to the best places to experience them.
Whether you're planning a visit or simply keen to know a bit more, you'll find all you need to know here.
We offer a number of specially crafted tours that take advantage of some of the world's most popular, colourful and fun festivals. Our full section is below, however, if there's a particular festival you want to include in your holiday plans, contact our tailor-made team who will be happy to put together your perfect itinerary.
Festivals & Events Articles from The Inside Track
Further reading on festivals from across the globe
If this selection of festival tours has inspired you to learn more about the world's quirkiest celebrations, have a browse through these websites:
Fest300 - the definitive guide to the world's festivals with videos and blogs Places to See in Your Lifetime - a top 29 of festivals and events across the six continents Escape Normal - a bucket list of festivals in order of date (very useful)