Festivals & Events

Explore guided itineraries to some of the world’s best and unique festivals. Enjoy celebrations of culture around the world, from India’s Holi Festival to the Naadam Festival in Mongolia, and see incredible visual displays like China’s Harbin Ice Festival or the Albuquerque Balloon Fiesta. Air show enthusiasts will love the Warbirds Over Wanaka in New Zealand, and musos shouldn’t miss the New Orleans Jazz Fest.

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Oktoberfest - Prost!

Oktoberfest - Prost!

Drink in the atmosphere, and the beer, at Munich’s iconic festival. Enjoy entertainment aplenty and Bavarian specialties along with steins of your favourite brew.

Harbin Ice Festival

Harbin Ice Festival

This annual event sees over 100 life size landmarks carved from ice. Sculptures from fairy tale castles to the Colosseum are illuminated in a winter wonderland.

Calgary Stampede

Calgary Stampede

Get a taste of Canada’s Wild West at this iconic event, with chuckwagon races, plenty of rodeo action, and stunning performances to get you yahoo-ing!

Celebrate Diwali in Jaipur

Celebrate Diwali in Jaipur

Enjoy India’s Festival of Lights as the locals do. Shop for fireworks, don traditional Indian dress and share in the celebrations with a local family as candles and lanterns are lit across the city.

Jazz & Heritage Festival New Orleans

Jazz & Heritage Festival New Orleans

Jazz Fest welcomes an eclectic mix of artists with the likes of Bruce Springsteen, Bob Dylan, Stevie Wonder, and Pearl Jam having graced its stages over the last 50 years of the event (just to name a few!).

Recent Reviews What our clients are saying about their festival touring experiences

Rhythm & Alps   , QLD, Australia, Dec 2019
I won’t travel with Contiki ever again. Very immature tour leader. The event bookings were mainly with those companies that benefit them not really caring about the customer. Zero customer service. However, this review is not related to Global Journeys, Global Journeys was amazing and quick in booking and very informative and accurate, I’ll book through ...read more them again.
Fantastic and relaxing tour that covers all those original places on Route 66   , QLD, Australia, Sep 2019
This is the best trip we have ever done. We went to all the little places still on the route for stops and meals, pace was just right, tour director John was fantastic as was the driver Wayne. I can't recommend this tour enough for anyone interested in Route 66. Far exceeded my expectations based on other bus tours which we have always enjoyed. The ...read more additional balloon and Route 66 festivals helped to make this just that bit better. Rate this 10 out of 10.
Relaxing Canadian Rockies and Calgary Stampede tour   , NSW, Australia, Jul 2019
This was a relaxing tour that had 2 & 3 night stays that meant you got to really enjoy the mountains. And they are very spectacular to see. The Calgary Stampede was an enjoyable experience with good seats to the evening show and rodeo over two days.

Thanks to Trafalgar tours, Ron our tour director and Al our driver and Hannah from Global Journeys ...read more for a great experience!
Fantastic well organised tour     , NSW, Australia, Jun 2019
We had an incredible time away in Canada with Luxury Gold! A fantastic company, well organised, great accommodation, wonderful places and fabulous itinerary. Thank you again to Yvonne who always does a magnificent job in organising everything from accommodation, flights etc. Thank you again!

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Flight of the Imagination - Warbirds Over Wanaka

20 September, 2019

Flight of the Imagination - Warbirds Over Wanaka

Warbirds Over Wanaka Airshow is an enthralling festival of flight that you can experience on a choice of four unique touring options with Grand Pacific. Why not combine the romance of aviation as brought to life by famous Warbirds, joining forces with classic aircraft and modern jets, to...

Add The Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo to Your Scotland Bucket List

30 May, 2019

Add The Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo to Your Scotland Bucket List

Since its inaugural show in 1950, the Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo has wowed audiences with a compilation of breathtaking performances that showcase military and Scottish tradition as well as international acts in an annual extravaganza. Bagpipes echo off the walls of Edinburgh Castle and...

5 Reasons to go to Sziget Festival

18 October, 2018

5 Reasons to go to Sziget Festival

The Sziget Festival in Budapest has skyrocketed to one of the biggest music and cultural events in Europe. Held in August each year it draws attendees from all over the world, with a record 565,000 visitors coming together in 2018. Since its inception in 1993, Sziget really has become a...

Take a Trip to the Albuquerque Balloon Fiesta

18 October, 2018

Take a Trip to the Albuquerque Balloon Fiesta

The Albuquerque Balloon Fiesta is a time-honoured tradition that has filled the skies with a rainbow of hot air balloons since its inception in 1972. What started off as a collection of 13 balloons firing up from a parking lot has transformed into a huge annual event in early October, drawing...