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Culture & Festivals

Fascinating Cultures & Festivals

Imaginative Traveller has an incredible knowledge and understanding of the geography and culture of a destination. Tours of the music, festivals, history and culture of a country can be particularly fascinating and really brought to life when guided by a specialist.

Experience Paro Festival, a colourful celebration of Bhutanese culture and faith through music and dance; the Harbin Ice Festival in China, one of the world’s largest ice festivals featuring huge, beautifully-lit ice sculptures; and Mongolia's Naadam Festival, a circus-like event dating back centuries and featuring wrestling, archery and horse-racing or, of course, the annual Carnival in Rio de Janeiro - the greatest party on Earth.

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Our Culture & Festivals trips


TRIP CODE
IQVSO

GROUP TOUR from £608 for 5 days

HIGHLIGHTS

- Fiesta the night away in Mexico City and get into the true spirit of this haunting ceremonial festival.
- Get the low-down on all of the traditions and rituals of the Day of the Dead festival, including taking part in making your own traditional altar offering.
- Get a taste of local art with a visit to the Frida Kahlo Museum in the Coyoacan neighbourhood. Check out the works in her former home, with her art often focused on the notion of death.

TRIP CODE
IQVKC

GROUP TOUR from £608 for 5 days

HIGHLIGHTS

- Fiesta the night away in Mexico City and get into the true spirit of this haunting ceremonial festival.
- Get the low-down on all of the traditions and rituals of the Day of the Dead festival, including taking part in making your own traditional altar offering.
- Get a taste of local art with a visit to the Frida Kahlo Museum in the Coyoacan neighbourhood. Check out the works in her former home, with her art often focused on the notion of death.

TRIP CODE
DRCS

GROUP TOUR from £1.0E+19 for 6 days

HIGHLIGHTS

- Sector 11 ticket for the Sambadrome
- Visit to Corcovado
- Visit to Sugarloaf Mountain
- Join us at one of Rio\'s famous Blocos
- Party the night away at Rio Scenarium

TRIP CODE
IZMSZ

GROUP TOUR from £1080 for 8 days

HIGHLIGHTS

- Take a walk through the idyllic coastal city of Porto and understand why the birthplace of fortified wine is renowned for its narrow lanes, charming buildings and delicious cuisine.
- Explore the country’s oldest university when discovering the historic riverfront city of Coimbra – once the capital of Portugal.
- Take in all the highlights of Portugal’s arts and culture scene with an included traditional Fado show in Coimbra.

TAILOR
MADE

TAILOR MADE TOUR from £1725 for 8 days

HIGHLIGHTS

- Experience the “Paris of the East” and get to grips with Beirut’s amazing culinary scene.
- Explore pretty fishing villages and discover the stunning natural beauty of the mountains.
- Spend the night in a rock hewn monastery in the Qadisha Valley
- Discover the monumental Roman ruins at Baalbeck
- Soak up the atmosphere in the heart of Old Tripoli

TRIP CODE
EAGM

GROUP TOUR from £1449 for 9 days

HIGHLIGHTS

- Explore the ancient sites of Mystras and Delphi
- Visit Olympia, the site of the first Olympic Games
- Enjoy spectacular Meteora- 'columns in the sky'

TRIP CODE
EADZ

GROUP TOUR from £1349 for 9 days

HIGHLIGHTS

- Explore Baroque heritage in Noto and Ragusa Ibla
- Visit archaeological sites in Siracusa, Agrigento and Selinunte 
- Cover the island's highlights and best heritage sites in nine days

TAILOR
MADE

TAILOR MADE TOUR from £3850 for 10 days

HIGHLIGHTS

- Shop till you drop in the futuristic city of Tokyo
- Enjoy breathtaking views of Mount Fuji
- Visit the imperial city of Kyoto, home to more than a thousand temples
- Reflect in the forward thinking city of Hiroshima

TAILOR
MADE

TAILOR MADE TOUR from £1997 for 10 days

HIGHLIGHTS

- Visit the Monreale cathedral, considered to be the most beautiful of the Norman churches in Sicily
- In Taormina, visit the Amphitheatre with a local guide. The Greek theatre was built for dramatic performances and music concerts, but during Roman times it was used for games and gladiatorial battles
- Traverse Mount Etna by jeep

TAILOR
MADE

TAILOR MADE TOUR from £2600 for 11 days

HIGHLIGHTS

- See perhaps the greatest and most iconic structures ever created by man - the Pyramids and the Sphinx
- Head into the Valley of the Kings. Buried beneath the arid hills there are over 60 tombs of pharaohs, many richly decorated with reliefs and paintings
- Sail along the River Nile on Dahabiya, a traditional small sailing vessel

TAILOR
MADE

TAILOR MADE TOUR from £2750 for 11 days

HIGHLIGHTS

- See the amazing rock-hewn churches of Lalibela
- Visit Axum, the seat of the legendary Queen of Sheba
- Explore the extensive castles and forts of Gondar
- Hike in the stunningly beautiful Simien Mountains

TAILOR
MADE

TAILOR MADE TOUR from £2250 for 11 days

HIGHLIGHTS

- Ride the deluxe high speed train “Afrosiab” between Tashkent and Samarkand
- Explore ancient UNESCO Heritage Sites of Merv, Nissa and Urgench
- Spend a night under the stars next to the extraordinary Darwaza Gas Crater
 
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