Cultural Festivals

Oktoberfest, La Tomatina & Beyond

Whether you’d like to sample steins at Oktoberfest, hurl tomatoes at La Tomatina or ring in the New Year at Hogmanay, make sure you check out our cultural festivals to broaden your horizons. Festivals of this nature are a great way to celebrate other countries’ cultures and enable you to immerse yourself in the local values and beliefs in one short trip.

 
Cultural Tours
Munich, Germany

Oktoberfest

Oktoberfest - 4 days camping
Known worldwide as a beer festival, Oktoberfest is actually so much more! The festival has become a party with enough beer, pork, merchandise and amusement park attractions to entertain you for days.
From $257
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Oktoberfest - 5 days camping
This has got to be at the top of everyone's bucket list. It's not just a European must-do; it ranks up there as one of the world's biggest parties! Where else can you drink from steins the size of your head and get away with wearing lederhosen?
From $409
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Oktoberfest - 5 days hotel
Enjoy Germany's famous Oktoberfest in comfort with 5 days in a Munich hotel. Sample the beer, fill up on pretzels and dance on tables - you won't regret it!
From $635
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Cultural Tours
Valencia, Spain

La Tomatina

La Tomatina Festival - 3 days hostel
This is one weird and wonderful experience you've got to see to believe. La Tomatina is one of the world's most unusual festivals in which people gather in the town square of Buol to pelt each other with squashed tomatoes while trying to grab a leg of ham from the top of a greased pole.
From $397
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La Tomatina - 4 days camping
Heading around Spain in August and want to be part of the World's biggest food fight on a budged? Make your own way there and spend your nights under canvas at Valencia's famous La Tomatina festival.
From $379
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La Tomatina - 4 days hostel
Enjoy more time exploring Valencia on this 4-day tour. See the fabulous coastal town of Peñíscola before descending on Buñol for the world's largest organised tomato fight.
From $479
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Cultural Tours
Worldwide

Christmas Tours

Christmas in Amsterdam
This 4-day package lets you get up close and personal with this cultural, café-filled and canal-lined city over the festive period. Hop on a bicycle and roll around the city like a local whilst exploring this fascinating city over Christmas. 
From $470
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Christmas in Paris
Celebrate Christmas à la France on this 4-day festive package to Paris. Enjoy French cuisine, cruise down the Seine River and enjoy the city's many museums, galleries and cafés.
4 days| Now from $413 | Was $459
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Highland Christmas - Loch Ness
Imagine a Highland setting for Christmas, with lochs, glens and snow-capped mountains. Then add a traditional Christmas dinner with all the trimmings follwed by a Ceilidh (Scottish party!) and a wee dram or two.
From $759
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Worldwide

New Year

Las Vegas New Year
Spend 4 exciting days ringing in the New Year in Las Vegas. This unforgettable trip includes sightseeing in Sin City, most meals, accommodation and much, much more!
From $785
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New Year in Amsterdam
Bring in the New Year in the free-wheeling city of Amsterdam. This tour spans 4 days, so as well as celebrating a new year, you can explore Amsterdam's famous canals, cafés and museums.
From $525
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New Year in Paris
There’s so much to see in Paris, so get to know the chic French capital in depth this winter on this 4-day New Year's Eve package. See the city on an ‘Illuminations’ tour, and tke time to do as the the locals do as you try some authentic French cuisine, relax on a Seine River cruise or take in the city’s cultural side 
From $490
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Up Helly Aa

Few have heard of it, let alone been - Up Helly Aa is set the remote Shetland Islands in the far north of Scotland for one of the most incredible festivals in Europe. On the last Tuesday of January, the town of Lerwick goes more than a little mad. Expect cultural processions, dancing and the burning of a gigantic Viking longship.

 

6 days | From $989

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