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.

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Edinburgh Military Tattoo

Set against the backdrop of Edinburgh's imposing castle, The Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo attracts thousands of visitors from around the world to the heart of Edinburgh.

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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

Amazing tour from Calgary to Vancouver   , NSW, Australia, Jul 2023
Booking with Global Journeys was hassle free and Cosmos made it easy to enjoy to great holiday with many highlights which included ticking off bucket list items such as the Calgary stampede, Banff & the Rocky Mountains. We would definitely recommend this tour to those looking for a great trip of the west coast of Canada.
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!
Classic Fighters New Zealand Tour     , WA, Australia, Apr 2019
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 ...read more our monies worth thanks again Grand Pacific and Global Journeys.
Great holiday with lots to see and do. Highlight Wanaka air show.   , SA, Australia, Mar 2018
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 ...read more 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 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.

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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...