Experience the colour and excitement of Sri Lanka's Kandy Festival, enjoy the pageantry of Inti Raymi in Peru, discover the scenic beauty of cherry blossom season in Japan, or be amazed by the atmosphere of Mexico’s Day of the Dead. Look out for selected seasonal departures on tours below. Book a small group tour today or get in touch with one of our friendly Travel Specialists.
Witness some of the most unique seasonal events and celebrations from around the world on a special/festival tour with Bunnik Tours.
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Classic European Christmas markets abound on this small group tour that will make you fall even more in love with Europe.
Join our 27 July 2024 departure and witness two of Japan’s top three festivals; Akita’s Kanto Matsuri and Aomori’s Nebuta Matsuri.
An energetic mix of colours, sights and sounds, India is one of a kind. Journey across Rajasthan, known as the ‘Land of the Kings’ and discover the ancient cities, magnificent forts and palaces that display the state’s rich and diverse history.
Uncover Peru’s captivating history, vibrant culture and ancient wonders.
Explore the incredible wonders of South America during this once-in-a-lifetime adventure.
The tropical island nation of Sri Lanka is befitting of its title ‘The Pearl of the Indian Ocean’.
Special/Festival Tours By Destination
Asia has an array of festivals that celebrate rich cultures and traditions. On a Sri Lankan Discovery festival departure you will experience their greatest annual event, the Kandy Festival. This festival pays homage to the Sacred Tooth Relic of Buddha. Here you will experience live music, performers, an elephant parade and more. On the Colours of Northern Japan festival departure, you will experience the yearly Kanto Matsuri and the Nebuta Matsuri Festival, both famous for their illuminating lights and colourful scenes.
With a continent as full of history and tradition as Europe, the festivals are sure to impress. Go back to medieval times with our Best of Northern France festival departure and experience jousting tournaments, a medieval market, balls and a grand parade in Dinan with the Ramparts Festival. On our Austria, Slovenia & Croatia Christmas Markets tour you can experience the magic of a white Christmas. Visit Christmas markets adorned with twinking lights and decorations, sip mulled wine and enjoy a three-course Croatian Christmas lunch.
South America has a wide range of cultures and iconic festivals to embrace local life. On the Peru Explorer and South America Explorer festival departures, you will experience the vibrancy of the Inti Raymi Festival in Peru. Also known as the ‘Festival of the Sun’, here you will experience street fairs, live music, dancing, cuisine and more! In Central America, on our Viva Mexico festival departure, you will participate in the festivities of Mexico’s Day of the Dead festival.
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The United Kingdom and Ireland are steeped in history and culture. On our Scotland Discovery festival departure in August, you can opt to attend the spectacular Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo. Why not extend your tour by a few more days and take advantage of the Edinburgh Fringe Festival, the largest arts festival in the world!
Special/Festival Tour Highlights
Also known as the ‘Festival of the Sun’, the Peruvian Inti Raymi festival celebrates the sun god Inti. This world famous festival draws in thousands of local and international tourists per year. You will experience spiritual purifications in rivers and waterfalls, dancing, vibrant costumes, local cuisine and more.
Also known as the ‘Festival of the Tooth’, the Sri Lankian festival honours the Sacred Tooth Relic of Buddha. Every night of this festival you will experience magnificent elephant parades, Kandyan performers with bright torches, musicians, colourful costumes and more.
Kanto Matsuri Festival
The Kanto Festival, or the Pole Lantern Festival, is a famous Japanese festival based in Akita. The festival is held to protect the people from evil spirits during the harvest season. Here, you will witness 10,000 pole lanterns in the night sky and spectacular performances.
How can I tour as a responsible traveller?
At Bunnik Tours, we believe in responsible travel and sustainable tourism. For more information, visit our Sustainable Tourism hub.
What else can I see on a special/festival tour?
Aside from experiencing the incredible festivals and special seasonal events, we also include multiple special experiences, a tonne of sightseeing all within an unforgettable small group tour.
On an Asia special/festival holiday, you can take a walking tour of the mediaeval capital of Polonnaruwa and explore the cave temples of Dambulla in Sri Lanka. Witness the beautiful Matsushima Bay in Japan and see the impressive Hirosaki Castle. If you’re interested in touring South America on a festival tour, you can explore the ‘white city’ of Arequipa in Peru, see the incredible Iguazu Falls in Argentina, delve into the intriguing history of Machu Picchu and more.
How much is a special/festival tour?
If you’re looking to tour Asia on one of our special/festival departures, our prices range from $6,295 to $10,295 per person. Our South America festival travel tours range from $10,895 to $17,095 per person. If you want to experience the colourful celebration of the Day of the Dead festival, our tours start from $8,895 per person. Our special/festival tours include airfares, transport, many meals, accommodation and local guides.
How many days are special/festival tours?
It all depends on which special/festival departure you want to choose! On a special/festival holiday in Asia, you can choose between 16 to 17 days. Our South America festival tours range from 20 to 28 days.
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