Cultural Events & Festivals Travel packages

September - October 2020/2021

Tbilisoba & 3 Countries

Armenia

Azerbaijan

Georgia

18 days

ON SALE! From
AUD 4786

24 June - 18 July 2020

The Naadam Eastbound

China

Mongolia

Russia

25 days

from AUD 9269

13 - 25 January 2021

Timkat Festival

Ethiopia

13 days

from AUD 4652

17 - 29 March 2021

Navrus Bayram Festival

Turkmenistan

13 days

from AUD 4624

23 October - 3 November 2021

Day of Dead Festival

Mexico

12 days

from AUD 5176

8 - 20 January 2021

Ouidah Voodoo Festival

Benin

Ghana

Togo

13 days

from AUD 4883

22 November - 6 December 2021

Hornbill Festival

India

15 days

from AUD 4763

2 - 9 October 2021

Gerewol Festival

Chad

8 days

from AUD 3848

1-14 August 2020

Scandinavian Highlights & Peer Gynt Festival

Denmark

Norway

Sweden

14 days

24 July - 14 August 2020

Northern Adventures & Peer Gynt Festival

Denmark

Finland

Norway

Russia

Sweden

22 days

Cultural Events & Festivals Travel Packages

Celebrating the World

We're lucky to live in a world with so much to celebrate – and ways to join the festivities. At World of Discoveries, we believe in getting out of your comfort zone and exploring all four corners of our planet. Celebrate the world's cultural festivals with our bespoke tours. We've curated the best events worldwide with travel packages and tour options to suit every traveller.

Peer Gynt Festival

As one of Norway's' largest festivals, Peer Gynt is a celebration of all things Norwegian in the very best of ways.

Before it was a festival, Peer Gynt was a play, written and composed by two famous Norwegians, with a storyline steeped in moralistic messages and folklore. The first festival, almost 100 years ago, began as a celebration of the story of Peer Gynt.

Today, it is a spectacle of the very best aspects of Norwegian culture. The remarkable vistas of Norway's mountain and fjords set the scene for nine days of music, history, stories and spirit.

Rio Carnival

Come to the biggest party in the world in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. A trip to Carnival is sure to be an unforgettable holiday, as the five-day celebration explodes in a festivity of colour and movement.

The city comes to a standstill during the Samba parade; breakaway parties fill the streets with a contagious enthusiasm for life.

Even more iconic to Carnival is the 'blocos', casual street parties hosted throughout the city, each with a unique neighbourhood vibe, ranging from a few hundred to thousands and thousands of partygoers.

Carnival can be a lot to get your head around, which is why we created escorted small group experiences. Don't worry about finding the best party or getting back to your hotel – our tour guides will organise everything.

Naadam Festival

Mongolia's historic Naadam Festival is a demonstration of Mongolia's past, untouched by the volume of tourists that crowd many cultural festivals today.

An annual midsummer event, Naadam showcases the development of Mongolian culture, from demonstrations of clan strength to military training, to celebrating of Mongolia's independence. See the main events – contestants showcasing their skills in archery, wrestling and horse riding – or enjoy the myriad of attractions that sideline the festival. 

There are colours, musicians, footstalls and art lining the borders of Naadam's main attractions, hosting the unique nature of Mongolian culture and earning Naadam a place on UNESCO's 'Representative List of Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity' in 2010.

Make sure your Naadam vacation goes smoothly with the help of our bilingual tour guides, pre-arranged transportation, and premium seating at the festival.

Umhlanga, South Africa's Reed Dance Ceremony

Eswatini, previously known as Swaziland, hosts an annual event to usher girls into womanhood – as well as an opportunity for the king to choose his next wife. Girls in traditional apparel dance and present a reed to the King; the ceremony is a feast of colour and culture that you won't find anywhere else.

The traditional proceedings bring together tribes from regional locations, encouraging cohesion and unity. It's an experience unlike any other, which is why we crafted tours around the early-September event.

Bundle Your Vacation with An Unbelievable Festival

Trust us – you won't regret it. Festivals attract large crowds, which can create stressful experiences as a foreigner. Our expertly crafted small-group experiences guarantee that petty details won't be on your mind to distract from your holiday. Heard of a festival that you'd love to visit? Explore our website for travel packages you won't find anywhere else