Witness some of the most unique seasonal events and celebrations from around the world on a special/festival tour with Bunnik Tours.

Experience the colour and excitement of Sri Lanka's Kandy Festival, 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. 


Special/Festival Tours By Destination



Bright orange and green lanterns of a dragon and person at the Nebuta Festival in Japan on a special/festival tour

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. 


Big Christmas tree covered in twinkling lights in Ljubljana at dusk with lights strung across the square on a special/festival departure

With a continent as full of history and tradition as Europe, the festivals are sure to impress. 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 & Central America

Skeletons dressed in Day of the Dead costumes in Oaxaca, Mexico on a special/festival departure

South America has a wide range of cultures and iconic festivals to embrace local life. In Central America, on our Viva Mexico festival departure, you will participate in the festivities of Mexico’s Day of the Dead festival.
Image by Journey Mexico


United Kingdom & Ireland

Military band members on stage at the Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo on a special/festival departure

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


Day of the Dead

This festival is a colourful celebration where the Mexican people remember and honour their deceased loved ones. It is believed that during this festival, the border between the spirit world and real world dissolves and the deceased return to feast, drink and dance with the living. You’ll watch the parades and experience the unique graveyard celebrations.

Kandy Festival 

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.



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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.

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.

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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