Festival Tours and Special Events Worldwide

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.

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Esala Perahera

Coincide your visit to Sri Lanka with the revelry of Kandy Festival in July/August, when elaborately decorated elephants and performers parade down the streets.

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

Sun Festival

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.

Full Moon Festival Celebrations - Southeast Tours - On The Go Tours

Full Moon Festival

Head to Vietnam and the attractive riverside town of Hoi An to witness the mass release of hundreds of colourful lanterns into the river & eat mooncakes.

Palaces of St Petersburg music festival

White Nights

Visit the beautiful city of St. Petersburg during the white nights for a cultural extravaganza as museums open all night long under the midnight sun.

All you need to know
Festival FAQs

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.

Festivals & Events Articles from The Inside Track

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Festivals and Events

Six Alternative Ways to Spend New Year’s Eve

December 19, 2018 • Hannah Lane

For many, New Year’s Eve is a night to dress up and party into the early hours. For others,...

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10 of the Most Popular Festivals in India

November 29, 2018 • Hannah Lane

Alongside its spectacular monuments, iconic wildlife and mouthwatering cuisine, India is a land...

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What to Expect of the Esala Perahera

June 14, 2018 • Ashley Flanagan

Sri Lanka is a very spiritual country, and this can be seen across the nation. Whether it be the...

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)