Festivals and Events

Celebrate some of the world's most colourful festivals with our range of tours

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.

Upcoming Festivals

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.

lantern or jelly fish

Lantern Festival

Witness the release of thousands of lanterns into the night sky or onto the waters of a local river during the Yi Peng Lantern Festival in Thailand each November.

Harbin Ice Festival

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.

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Rio Carnival Brazil

Join the world's biggest street party in Rio de Janeiro every February during Carnival time and samba your way through the streets to the infectious Latino rhythms.

Lady sitting in front of Abu Simbel - Egypt Tours - On The Go Tours

Follow the sun

The Sun festival at Abu Simbel happens twice a year - in Feburary and in October - and we offer a number of trips to Egypt that coincide with this incredible phenomenon.

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)

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