Experience the best of local culture during vibrant seasonal events.

Classic destinations become even more intriguing on our Special Event Tours, where time-honored traditions and revered celebrations take center stage. Join revelers from around the world as you toast Champagne on New Year's Eve, taste Bavarian delicacies at Oktoberfest or browse handmade ornaments at Advent markets. Our special departures highlight the best of awe-inspiring cities while immersing you in authentic festivities.

Ring in the new year

Laugh with locals along Paris' confetti-splashed streets, see fireworks light up the night sky over Madrid and watch Big Ben tick to midnight alongside new friends in London. No matter how you want to welcome the new year, a New Year's Eve tour is the most exciting way to mark the occasion.

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Experience Oktoberfest

Bavarian culture is on display every fall in Munich, Germany, where locals and visitors alike can be found at the world's largest fair: Oktoberfest. This iconic cultural festival boasts music-filled tents, world-renowned beer and authentic Bavarian fare—and our Oktoberfest departures allow you to get in on the action.

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Revel in the yuletide

The winter months in Europe bring lively Advent markets, which pop up in historic squares throughout the continent. Meet local craftsmen, shop for handmade souvenirs and bask in holiday excitement at sparkling bazaars in Germany, Switzerland and beyond on our immersive Christmas market tours.

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Discover more to celebrate

Walk along the Grand Canal during Venice's Carnival. Raise a pint during St. Patrick's Day in Ireland. Try decadent sweets on our new tour featuring Turin's CioccolaTò festival. If fun-filled revelry is what you seek, our portfolio of Special Event Tours has it in spades.

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"I had such an incredible time on this trip! The Christmas markets were beautiful and lively, full of irresistible food and gifts, and in some places it seemed like there was a new market around every corner. Christmas was a wonderful time to visit these cities because there were holiday lights everywhere. Everything felt magical."

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