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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9 Days London to Stratford-upon-Avon
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Operated By: Globus
4 Days London or Dublin to London or Dublin
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19 Days Calgary to Vancouver
Operated By: Cosmos
Popular festivals and special events around the world
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
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.
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
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 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!).
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What our clients are saying about their festival touring experiences
“Relaxing Canadian Rockies and Calgary Stampede tour”
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 for a great experience!
“Classic Fighters New Zealand Tour”
Marg and I had a ball, would definitely recommend booking with Global Journeys and touring with Grand Pacific. Tony the tour guide was great as were both coach drivers we had for the tour. We were very happy with the standard of accommodation and food provided whilst on tour. Highlight of the tour without doubt was the Air Show. We definitely got our monies worth thanks again Grand Pacific and Global Journeys.
“Great holiday with lots to see and do. Highlight Wanaka air show.”
Overall we thoroughly enjoyed our trip. However we were not impressed with our airport pickup. The guy did not even hold up any sign, was not wearing a Grand Pacific shirt and in the end we only found him due to the help of another pickup person who asked us who we were looking for. To make matters worse he took off and we struggled to follow him. We did find the extremely early starts and very late dinners a bit challenging and also, when we had to find our own dinners, there was not much help ...read more or information given. A 3am wakeup for the extremely early flight home was in our opinion unnecessary. A later flight would have been preferable. Arriving in Melbourne homeward bound with 2 and a half hours to spare, we only just caught our flight due to the utter chaos at the Virgin bag check. Signs pointing in the wrong direction and totally unhelpful Virgin staff. The airshow was fantastic and New Zealand met all our expectations. The people on tour with us were all very friendly and we got on well. Queenstown was exceptional.
“Calgary Stampede exceeded all our expectations”
Our Trafalgar tour guide, Jess, and coach driver, Gil, were the best - went 'above and beyond' every day! Very jam-packed tour! Calgary Stampede was very exciting - exceeded all our expectations; Vancouver, Banff and Whistler were most enjoyable; Kamloops and Jasper are a little 'tired'; Sun Peaks would be at its best in the ski season; Victoria on Vancouver island was interesting but very touristy. Certainly would love to go back to see more of Canada and would use Trafalgar again.
Your guide to festivals & events around the world
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..
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..
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..