For a truly immersive cultural experience, why not book a touring holiday that coincides with a festival? From Mexico’s colourful Day of the Dead to the beer-fuelled exuberance of Oktoberfest, from the bright lights of Diwali to the pomp and ceremony of the Edinburgh Military Tattoo, there is a festival worth visiting pretty much every week of the year. An escorted tour is a great way to experience more unusual festivals such as Harbin’s Ice Festival or Naadam in Mongolia, places where independent travel can be challenging and expensive. Booking a tour is also a smart way to secure accommodation during popular times of year such as Carnival in Rio de Janeiro, when hotels get booked up months in advance.
Peaceful monasteries, jagged Himalayan mountains and deep valleys are all part of this fascinating journey through the Buddhist Kingdom of Bhutan.
Explore the spiritual Sri Lanka features a mix of ancient cities, rock carvings, gilded Buddhist temples and wildlife-filled national parks.
Take a journey through one of Africa's least explored countries - a true blend of natural wonders and ancient history in Ethiopia
Combine two of our favourite trips on a journey through enchanting Sri Lanka and the pristine Maldives.
From unique English manor houses, an elegant French château and grand gardens steeped in history and tradition - we'll stop and smell the roses on this leisurely tour of South East England's regal towns and show-stealing stately homes. And the jewel in the crown? A trip to the green-fingered event of the year, the Royal Horticultural Society (RHS) Chelsea Flower Show.
The largest beer festival in the world, it’s no wonder why Oktoberfest draws millions of people every year to join in the celebrations.
Explore Oaxaca treat the spirits of the dead for the rest of the year, but on "Dia de los Muertos" the cemeteries are jumping.
From the fairytale spires of Prague to the bustling markets of Dresden and the twinkling Christmas lights of Karlovy Vary, this is a tour that explores the festive traditions, history and Yuletide beauty of Germany and the Czech Republic. And with the chance to discover magnificent castles, delicious local produce and scenic railways along the way, it's sure to be a trip to remember.
Cycle through the wild steppe and attend the Mongolian Olympics