Experience the origins of some of the worlds most fascinating festivals and celebrations. Learn and discover the traditions of these countries, whilst rubbing shoulders with the locals, become emerged with the whole community.    

Our Tours below are planned specifically around a certain festival or are even incorporated into a wildlife or expert ledtour. These tours present a fascinating combination for the first-time visitor and provide a deeper insight to those returning to the area. please do call us and ask our travel experts for more details and information to tailor-make your very own holiday.

  • The Carnival in Rio de Janeiro is one of the biggest carnivals in the world with two million people per day on the streets. The first festivals of Rio date back to 1723.
  • India is the country with the biggest number of religious and cultural festivals. 
  • Kumbh Mela is the world’s biggest religious festival. Its is held every 12 years at the conjunction of two rivers.  Pilgrims symbolically wash off their sins in a two-month-long festival.  
  • China hosts the largest International ice and snow festival in the world. 


View our 2018 Expert-Led Cultural Group Tours brochure. This incredible portfolio of group tours sums up what we are all about, small group size, expertise, insight and behind-the-scenes access.

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See the full list of group tour departures for 2018. 

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