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Celebrate local culture on one of our Special Event Tours. You'll visit destination at its most vibrant, during a cultural event or festive season.

Fall Foliage Tour: Vermont to Massachusetts
with Boston extension
8 or 10 days
From $2,699*
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What our travelers say about their Special Event Tours

Best trip ever
10/11/2018 by 4-time traveler Linda L.
This was not my first trip with GoAhead but I think it rates as the best one ever. The places that we visited were breathtaking. I’m convinced that one of the things that made it so special was our guide Jens. He was wonderful and went above and beyond to make our journey spectacular.
See more reviews of Oktoberfest: Jewels of Alpine Europe
Trip of a Lifetime!
12/17/2018 by first-time traveler Alonda C.
This was my first trip to Europe and it was simply amazing! Very well organized. Thought of every detail. Our tour director Paula was wonderful! She was full of interesting facts and information.
See more reviews of Christmas Markets of Germany, Switzerland & Austria

How it works

Planning a trip is a breeze with the help of Go Ahead Tours’ experts working behind the scenes.

Work with our in-house experts
Choose from 175+ tours all around the world. Need help narrowing down? Call our regional experts at 1-800-590-1161 to talk through how you like to travel.
Sit back & get ready for your trip
Your tour package includes handpicked hotels, breakfast daily and other select meals, comfortable transportation, an expert Tour Director, guided sightseeing, and more.
Take off on an adventure, stress-free
Your local Tour Director will meet you and your group on the first day, and be your go-to for the best sites, flavors, and stories of the region.

Tips for taking a Special Event Tour

What are some popular special events?

Festival tours are such a unique way to see the world—celebrating a cultural event or historical milestone brings a destination to life. Our special events and festival tours take you to the heart of some of the world’s biggest celebrations, as well as lesser-known (but just as exciting) events that highlight the culture of a region. Here are just a few favorites:

Christmas Market tours in Europe

Venice Carnival

St. Patrick’s Day in Dublin

Japan’s cherry blossom season

Oktoberfest in Munich

Albuquerque Balloon Festival

Keukenhof Gardens in Amsterdam

… and more! One of our expert Tour Consultants can help pick the trip that’s right for you.

Where to go on a Special Event Tour

Our special events tours get you in on the excitement of seasonal celebrations and cultural happenings the world over. So, choosing where to go just depends on what kind of experience you’re hoping to enjoy.

Feeling festive? Our Christmas market and New Year’s Eve [/travel-types/new-years-eve] tours take you to some of the world’s biggest and best holiday events in Europe. If fall fun is more up your alley, you may want to travel on event tours to Oktoberfest in Munich or spend Halloween in Edinburgh. Springtime brings cherry blossoms to Japan and bright blooms to the gardens of Keukenhof outside Amsterdam—as well as plenty of revelers to the streets of Dublin for St. Patrick’s Day.

Our special event guided tours also cover cultural and historical events, such as the Passion Play in Oberammergau or World War remembrance journeys in Northern Europe. Whatever your interest, one of our expert Tour Consultants can help you narrow in on your perfect trip.

What to expect on a Special Event Tour

All of our special events tours give you insider access to a can’t-miss celebration. During your tour, you’ll enjoy all our standard inclusions, such as select meals, comfortable transportation, and an expert Tour Director with you at every step. On top of that, each of our special events tours and festival tours take you to where the action is happening—whether that’s getting you tickets to an Oktoberfest tent or bringing you to the best of Europe’s charming Christmas markets. You won’t have to navigate admission to sought-after events on your own! We take care of the planning, you can just enjoy your trip.

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