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.

Top Selling Festivals & Events

9 Days London to Stratford-upon-Avon
Operated By: Collette
9 Days Calgary to Vancouver
Operated By: Collette
11 Days Los Angeles to San Francisco
Operated By: Trafalgar
11 Days Christchurch to Wellington
Operated By: Grand Pacific
6 Days Santa Fe to Albuquerque
Operated By: Collette
7 Days Budapest to Budapest
Operated By: Busabout
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Popular festivals and special events around the world

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!).

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“Classic Fighters New Zealand Tour”
Chris - 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 North and South Islands. 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.”
Susan & Paul - 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 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

“Calgary Stampede exceeded all our expectations”
Pauline & Edward - QLD, Australia Jul 2015
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.

“All the main attractions & with great insider knowledge”
Margaret Catley - Australia Jun 2014
Excellent well organised tour. Taking in all the main attractions & with great insider knowledge from the tour guide. Booking via Global Journeys was extremely easy & a time saver. Hannah kept me up to date on any changes & sourced suitable airfare options.

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Your guide to festivals & events around the world

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..

25 July, 2018
Spend Halloween in Transylvania with G Adventures

Are you up for some hair-raising, spine-tingling adventure? You’ll get that in spades from G Adventures’ 7 Day Halloween in Transylvania tour. Not only will the stunning countryside of Romania thrill you, but you will spend Halloween in Bran Castle, known around the world as Dracula’s..