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Join in the fun at special travel events and festivals around the globe

Throughout many of our tours, we provide our guests with unique experiences that allow you to partake in local festivities. These are just a few of the ways we make sure you get a chance to celebrate with the locals and truly come to understand what’s special to them.

OBERAMMERGAU
PASSION PLAY

Every ten years, the tiny Bavarian hamlet of Oberammergau takes the world stage and hosts thousands of visitors to showcase the epic Passion Play, depicting the life and death of Jesus Christ. This is a once-every-decade event that takes place next in 2020, and is the fulfillment of a promise made to God by the residents of Oberammergau in 1634. Learn more.

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Imperial Cities
Austrian Delight
Discover Switzerland
Alpine Explorer
Exploring Alpine Countries
Romantic & Fairy Tale Roads
Classic Danube

SCOTLAND’S
MILITARY TATTOO

One of Scotland’s greatest events is the world-famous Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo. Edinburgh Castle provides the backdrop for this spectacular event that brings all four corners of the globe together for a grand celebration full of pomp and pageantry.

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Best of Britain & Ireland
Discover Scotland
Exploring Britain and Ireland
UK by Rail

CALGARY STAMPEDE

The Calgary Stampede is the world’s largest rodeo! It’s been entertaining people since 1912 and features Chuckwagon races, rodeos, barrel racing, bull riding, musical performances and so much more! The competition is intense and the excitement in the air is intoxicating.

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Canadian Rockies & Glacier National Park
Canadian Rockies by Train

NEW ORLEANS
JAZZ FESTIVAL

“Jazz Fest” is perhaps best described as a celebration of the world’s greatest music. Even though jazz is the focal point, many different genres are represented as internationally renowned artists come to perform at America’s “very best music festival.”

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Spotlight on New Orleans
America's Music Cities

OTHER SPECIAL EVENTS include...

HIGHCLERE CASTLE VISIT
British Landscapes

CHERRY BLOSSOM SEASON
Heritage of America
Spotlight on Washington, DC

NEW ORLEANS CARNIVAL
Spotlight on New Orleans

FRENCH QUARTER FESTIVAL
Spotlight on New Orleans

EDINBURGH MILITARY TATTOO
British Landscapes
UK By Rail
Exploring Scotland & Ireland
Discover Scotland

KEUKENHOF
Springtime Tulip River Cruise

LAKE LOUISE ICE MAGIC FESTIVAL
Canada’s Winter Wonderland

VIRGINIA INTERNATIONAL TATTOO
Heritage of America

ST. PATRICK’S DAY
Irish Splendour
Shades of Ireland
Shades of Ireland with Northern Ireland

HOLLAND MICHIGAN TULIP FESTIVAL
Mackinac Island

MADEIRA FLOWER FESTIVAL
Portugal & its Islands

SAN ANTONIO STOCK SHOW & RODEO
Spotlight on San Antonio

FIESTA SAN ANTONIO WITH TEXAS CAVALIERS RIVER PARADE
Spotlight on San Antonio

ALBUQUERQUE BALLOON FIESTA
Albuquerque Balloon Fiesta

TOURNAMENT OF ROSES PARADE
California New Year’s Getaway
Southern California New Year’s Celebration

special CHRISTMAS TOURS

Kick off your holidays feeling merry and bright.

Southern Charm Holiday

Find your holiday spirit with a drive through enchanting James Island County Park, decorated with 500,000 holiday lights. Visit Santa’s Village to shop or perhaps even roast marshmallows by an open fire. Enjoy Christmas caroling and afternoon refreshments on Jekyll Island.

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Christmas in London

Nothing is quite as full of cheer as London during the holiday season. Whether you’re shopping through the Christmas markets for handmade gifts and colourful decorations or taking in the scent of mulled wine and cinnamon, this atmosphere will make you feel very festive indeed.

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Spotlight on New York City Holiday

Shopping, sightseeing, entertainment and lots and lots of holiday cheer. New York City positively bursts with excitement for the holidays. From the lights and decorations to the Radio City Music Hall Christmas Spectacular, New York City has all the merry you need.

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OTHER CHRISTMAS TOURS include...

America’s Music Cities Holiday

8 Days • 11 Meals

Spotlight on San Antonio Holiday

5 Days • 6 Meals

Spotlight on New Orleans Holiday

5 Days • 7 Meals

Magical Christmas Markets

7 Days • 8 Meals

Classic Christmas Markets

9 Days • 11 Meals

Christmas on the Danube

9 Days • 19 Meals