Cultural Events & Festivals Travel packages
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.
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.
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.