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

“Wow” moments are an integral part of any great travel adventure. These standout experiences become stitched in our memory, leaving us with a one-of-a-kind connection to a destination. To ensure you have your “wow” moment, why not embark on a tour that features a special event or festival? From the infectious party atmosphere of New Orleans during Carnival, to the regal pageantry of the Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo, these special events add a whole new, exciting element to your getaway. 

Special Events



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. Enjoy reserved seats to this incredible performance on several of our Collette tours.


Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta

Heads up! The Albuquerque Balloon Fiesta is one of the most spectacular displays of colour and sound. Close to 600 balloons navigated by 1,000 pilots launch into the sky at early morning, creating a colourful spectacle of aviation and artistry. Enjoy this magical event during your time in the diverse and scenic state of New Mexico.


International Military Tattoos

Both the Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo and the Virginia International Tattoo bring men and women from around the world to showcase their impressive talents and military pomp and pageantry. From drum corps and piping bands to dancers and drill teams, the performances are a sight to behold. Learn more about this global military event.


Calgary Stampede

Mingle with cowboys and take in wonderful western culture. Since 1912, this "Greatest Outdoor Show in the World" has hosted the world’s most competitive tournament-style rodeo, featuring barrel racing, bull riding and chuckwagon races in addition to country fairs, agricultural exhibits, music festivals, spectacular variety shows and fireworks. All this takes place during 10 days in July, drawing spectators from all over the world.

Flower Festivals

Whether you have a green thumb or just appreciate Mother Nature’s beautiful floral gifts, flowers are captivating organic creations. Across the world, people dedicate elaborate festivals to showcase flowers and all their unique shapes, sizes and colours. Enjoy one of these flower-themed festivals while on tour.

Other Special Events Including Highclere Castle Visit, Nice Carnival, and Holi Festival


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 carolling and afternoon refreshments on Jekyll Island.

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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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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

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Nashville & the Smoky Mountains Holiday

8 Days • 11 Meals

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