Cultural Events & Festivals Travel packages

World's most unique events

September - October 2024

Tbilisoba Wine Fest & Highlights of the Caucasus

country_flag Armenia

country_flag Azerbaijan

country_flag Georgia

9-17 days

from US$ 5075

26 October - 6 November 2024

Pirates, Maya & Day of Dead Festival

country_flag Mexico

12 days

from US$ 4045

22 November - 6 December 2024

Hornbill Festival, Tigers & Head-Hunters

country_flag India

15 days

from US$ 3700

Family trip

Santa & Christmas Dreams Tour

country_flag Finland

6 days

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1 - 8 October 2024

Gerewol Festival: The Heart of Africa

country_flag Chad

8 days

from US$ 2999

17 - 29 March 2025

Novruz Bayram: the best of Turkmenistan

country_flag Turkmenistan

13 days

from US$ 3770

8 - 20 January 2025

Ouidah Voodoo Festival & Africa's ancient kingdoms

country_flag Benin

country_flag Ghana

country_flag Togo

13 days

from US$ 3795

13 - 25 January 2024

Timkat Festival, Blue Nile & Camelot

country_flag Ethiopia

13 days

from US$ 3630

26 June - 13 July 2024

China, Mongolia & Naadam Festival

country_flag China

country_flag Mongolia

18 days

from US$ 7050

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

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Brian King

USA

Highly Recommend Just back from Germany where World of Discoveries organized a fantastic custom trip for us to the Euro 2024 football (soccer) tournament, covering Frankfurt and Cologne. From start to finish, their communication was excellent, ensuring we were well-informed and prepared for our adventure. Our in-country host, Mike, was exceptional. He went above and beyond to keep everyone updated on game day, making sure everything ran smoothly. His knowledge and enthusiasm added a special touch to our experience. Seats obtained by them were great too! The hotel selections were spot on. In Cologne, our hotel was perfectly situated, allowing us to easily walk to the fan zone and along the river, soaking in the vibrant atmosphere of the tournament alongside fellow fans. The convenience and quality of the accommodations truly enhanced our trip. Overall, World of Discoveries exceeded our expectations with their attention to detail, customer service, and seamless organization. They made our Euro 2024 experience unforgettable, and we wouldn't hesitate to book with them again for future adventures. Thank you, World of Discoveries, for an incredible journey!

Daniela

Great Britain

From start to finish the team couldn't have made this any easier to plan the trip. From the initial discussion to the finer details, don't hesitate to book. It's always daunting using a new company for things like this but they were so professional and I'll be using them again in the future. Lina was great with communication regarding the trip and Gulner was amazing ensuring we knew all about the transfers at the other end. They couldn't be more helpful or reassuring and I can't thank them enough!

Greg Dunning

Canada

Trip of a Lifetime that exceeded my expectations I have just completed a 2 week, 5 city, 6 game tour of the Euro 2024 in Germany. World of Discoveries discussed my idea and goals of this trip in advance with me and developed an end-to-end vacation for me that was a trip of a lifetime! All I had to do was get to Germany. After that I simply followed the provided detailed itinerary. The pre-booked hotels were well-chosen, the intercity trains worked perfectly, and the game tickets that World of Discovery procured for me were absolutely spectacular. There is no way that I could have acquired these tickets on my own, especially coming from North America. German citizens were only able to acquire tickets to these games via a lottery. We met people who simply could not get tickets and we met others who maybe had one in their home city. We went to 6 games of the teams we were interested in and World of Discoveries basically put us next to the pitch for every game. Better than I ever expected. There were no surprises. Once a train we were expected to take was cancelled by Deutche Bahn. WOD, a day in advance, alerted me to this fact, before I even knew, and provided me with new tickets and a revised itinerary. Gulina, Sofia, and Alex all had a role in making my trip an amazing experience. If I had any concerns about ticket delivery they responded instantly, every time. I will turn to this company every time I have a trip of serious magnitude, especially one that requires country specific knowledge, internal contacts, and complex travel.

Hugo & Carolina Ayon

USA

WOFDI was always so helpful and organized during our Qatar World Cup trip! Want to thank Mike for always being available and willing to help whenever we needed!

Jose Leonardo Ramos Mateos

Great experience in Qatar World Cup!!! Great service and support during our trip to Dubai and Qatar for the 2022 FIFA World Cup!!! Helena for the first contact and reservations coordination was just perfect! Michael, Varya, Irena, Anastasia and all the support staff made a great Job and made us feel safe, happy and satisfied with the service and the tours we got. The full tour included welcome party, Desert dinner and show, tour in Dubai and a perfect logistics for travel between Dubai and Qatar. We had no problem with the FIFA hospitality tickets… Simply a perfect and unforgetable trip!!! We will for sure hire World of Discoveries services again soon!!

Terry O'Connell

France

Great trip all round I booked not knowing what I was going to getting, a little sceptical and apprehensive due to never using these guys before. I could not have been more wrong, the service has been great and the tour has also been great. Mike the tour guide and the girls in the office are 5 star. Even had a disaster and left my passports in the hotel safe of one city and Mike and the team could not do enough to help me get these back. Really appreciate your professionalism and kindness. Will see you at the World Cup ?