Events & Festivals Tours

What To Expect from a Events & Festival Tour

Don’t just watch it, be there! Experience some of Australia and the world’s greatest sporting, cultural and music events and festivals. Whether it be the AFL final or Melbourne Cup in Australia, to the Running of Bulls in Spain, we can find a tour to get you in the centre of the action.

frequently asked questions

  • Do event tours include tickets? Most of the event tours do include tickets to those events. You should check the inclusions on each tour to understand the exact inclusions and ticket types.

Events & Festival Holiday Packages

  • An unforgettable experience

    Festmeister, 4 Days

    from $259*

    • 4 day tour departing Munich.
    • 3 nights accommodation camping in twin-share pre erected tents with air mattresses.
    • 3 hot breakfasts.
    • Join the Oktoberfest celebrations.
    • Commemorative Trip T-Shirt.
    • Return coach transport to Oktoberfest grounds.
    • Services of a European trained Topdeck crew.
    HIGHLIGHTS: Munich

    Day 1 Munich, Germany
    Wilkommen in Munchen, welcome to Munich Arrive at any time during the day and make your way to our campsite.

    Day 2 Munich
    What first began as a horse race in a field to celebrate the wedding of Bavarian Prince Ludwig in the beginning of the 19th century has subsequently grown into the world's largest festival, attracting upwards of six million visitors every year Join the crowds and check out what it's all about, there's more to do here than just drink beer although there is a lot of beer drinking done Over the two weeks some seven million litres of beer will be consumed in the various brewery-run tents. Order yourself one of the colossal one-litre glasses of beer and get ready to sing along with the obligatory 'oompah band'. Enjoy what is likely to be one of the most memorable days of your life you never remember. Prost

    Day 3 Munich
    The day is yours to do as you please, it's a good time to try out some of the different beer halls you may have missed the day before, after all there are many more here than just the travellers' favourite Hofbrauhaus. For those looking to take it a bit easier there is a whole different world of fun going on outside the tents. Of course, if you wanted to head in to town for a spot of sightseeing, the city centre is only a short S-Bahn-ride away.

    Day 4 Munich
    As all good things must come to an end, it's time to say goodbye to Oktoberfest and newlymade friends. At least for another year that is

    Ask about our great airfares
  • Take part in Irelands biggest annual party

    St Patrick's Day (Hostel), 4 Days

    from $449*

    • 4 day tour departing London.
    • 3 nights multi share hostel accommodation.
    • 3 continental breakfast.
    • Walking tour of Dublin and a visit to the Guinness Storehouse.
    • Join in the epic street party as you take part in Irelands biggest annual party.
    • Transport in a modern, airconditioned coach with powerpoints for charging.
    • The service of an experienced and professional tour manager and driver.
    HIGHLIGHTS: London - Dublin

    Take part in Irelands biggest annual party, where locals and travellers take to the streets to celebrate like only the Irish can. With packed streets, singing, dancing and good times all day and all night, live it just like the locals. While you're in Dublin you will also check out the famous Guinness Storehouse.

    DAY 1 LONDON TO DUBLIN (OR MEET IN DUBLIN)
    Meet up with your Contiki Team this morning & get ready to go Irish at the biggest St Patrick's day party on the planet. We'll jump on the coach & jet across England & Wales before crossing the Irish Sea to Dublin to let the good times roll. On arrival we'll head to our hostel where you'll be based for the next 3 nights. Later, it's time to get the party started with a night out on the town, so grab your new travel buddies & head out & hit the streets. Or, if you've chosen to meet us in Dublin, on arrival make your way to the hostel to meet the rest of the tour group who have opted to travel on the coach from London.

    DAY 2 DUBLIN
    We'll start the day off right with an included walking tour of the city, so you can really get your bearings. Check out the city sights including Trinity College, the 'Tart with the Cart', the Monument of Light, Parnell Square, St. Stephen's Green, plus the unmissable Temple Bar district, where you'll no doubt be spending some time over the next few days. We'll top off the tour with our highlight, a visit to the Guinness Storehouse. Dublin is the home of this famous black drop, so what better place to learn all about it than where it comes from. Get your Guinness facts & figures on a walking tour, topped off with a pint at the SkyBar at the top. Tasting the real deal with Dublin's best views as your backgrop is a totally memorable experience. This afternoon is free go Irish & get local, so head back to somewhere you might have liked the look of, or find a place to park up with your travel buddies & get amongst the buzzing city vibe. The city is perfect for getting around on foot, so cross over Penny Bridge & explore the shops, find a pub for a tasty lunch or just to hang out & people watch the cool crowd & street performers. The Irish are great, so making friends with the locals is a must Ask your Tour Manager where the best places to head is, and get involved.

    DAY 3 ST. PATRICK'S day IN DUBLIN
    Happy St Patrick's day Spending it in Ireland is the best place to be in the world & today is going to be epic as you are part of Ireland's biggest annual party Locals & travellers take to the streets to celebrate, so make sure you're up & ready to go early to get the best possible spot. Donning green, white & even a bit of orange is an absolute essential, so make sure you brought the right gear & costumes with you before you leave home. Get into it like the locals as you spend the day dancing, singing & having all round good times.

    DAY 4 DUBLIN TO LONDON (OR END DUBLIN)
    Chill or catch up on some much needed sleep on the coach today, as we make our way back to London. Don't forget to swap email addresses with your new travel buddies, as your tour ends on arrival in London. If you've opted to start & end in Dublin, your tour ends after breakfast this morning.

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  • Includes a 3 Day General Admission Ultra Europe Music Festival pass

    Ultra Croatia 2015, 9 Days

    from $1,799*

    • 9 day tour departing and returning Split.
    • 1 night hostel accommodation in Split (dorm share).
    • 7 nights accommodation on the boat.
    • Bedding onboard (bring a towel and cossie).
    • 7 Breakfasts and 7 lunches.
    • 3 Day General Admission Ultra Europe Music Festival pass (10/11/12 July).
    • Orientation walks of Split and Dubrovnik city .
    • Services of an experienced Guide and Driver/Captain and Crew.
    Pricing Options:
    Student:
    B Below from $1799*
    B Above from $1972*
    A Below from $2145*
    A Above from $2261*
    Cruiser Below from $2725*
    Cruiser Above from $2891*

    Adult:
    B Below from $1863*
    B Above from $1992*
    A Below from $2165*
    A Above from $2281*
    Cruiser Below from $2745*
    Cruiser Above from $2911*

    HIGHLIGHTS:Split - Omis - Hvar - Mljet - Dubrovnik - Korcula - Makarska

    Don't miss the chance to experience the ULTRA Europe Music Festival in the vibrant city of Split, Croatia in 2015 for 3 days - dance the nights away at the massive world class stadium venue then recharge with days of swimming and sunbathing in secluded bays from our sail boat.

    Enjoy 8 days aboard and cruise along the Dalmatian Coast as we continue the party out to the islands. Think crystal clear seas, tiny walled cities, eclectic islands and long nights sampling local foods and wines plus Croatia's best party hotspots.

    Day 1: Friday 10th July 2015 The program begins at 2.00pm in the harbour town of Split. Passengers check into Hostel accommodation then take an orientation walk around the old town with emphasis on hip bars and restaurants. In the afternoon, meet for pre-drinks, before heading to the Ultra Europe Festival for the night with General Admission ticket entry to dance the night away.

    Day 2: Saturday 11th July 2015 Check out of hostel and onto boats at 11.00am followed by a lunch onboard and a cruise out to a nearby secluded bay to enjoy swimming from the boat, drinks and relaxing in the sun. Arrive back into Split early evening for the second night of the Ultra Europe Festival with General Admission tickets.

    Day 3: Sunday 12th July 2015 Enjoy a relaxing morning onboard waking up to a swim stop late morning as we sail to the pirate town of Omis. Lunch onboard before a chance to hit the beach or hike up to the pirate fortress. We arrive back to Split this afternoon for our final evening of Ultra Europe Festival with General Admission tickets.

    Day 4: Monday 13th July 2015 An easy morning on deck to recharge the batteries, then the pace steps up again with lunch onboard and swimming off the islands near Hvar - docking into Hvar town tonight, one of the hottest and most beautiful party spots in Croatia Dinner in the old town is followed by a party at Kiva Bar (try the famous Tequila Boom Booms if you dare) and then its Carpe Diem club until the early hours

    Day 5: Tuesday 14th July 2015 Departing Hvar early morning, we sail past some of the most beautiful Croatian Islands (with a swim stop on route) before arriving at Mljet with an optional visit to the National Park this afternoon (and a refreshing dip in its beautiful lakes). Entrance approx 10 Euros (equivalent in local Croatian Kuna). Optional BBQ onboard and a few sundowners tonight with your shipmates.

    Day 6: Wednesday 15th July 2015 A morning sail (and lunch onboard) as we cruise into Dubrovnik. After lunch, you will enjoy an orientation of the stunning old town followed by free time to conquer its medieval walls, hit the beach or get lost in its maze of streets buzzing with a cool bar and cafe scene Happy hour back onboard 5.00pm-7.00pm then optional dinner in the town. Optional admittance to Super Club Revelin inside a 15th century fortress

    Day 7: Thursday 16th July 2015 Depart Dubrovnik for Korcula. Swim stops & lunch onboard. Sunset drinks at Massimo Bar. Then it's a night at Club Boogie Jungle. Boogie Jungle is a perfect place for fans of summer clubbing. It's in a unique location for the beauty of exotic interiors, rich variety of cocktails and superb sound system with exciting music for all-night party.

    Day 8: Friday 17th July 2015 Depart Korcula for Makarska, where the mountains meet the beach on Croatia's lively Riviera Optional dinner in a local restaurant then Club Deep (the famous rave in a cave). Imagine partying inside a cave where the dance floor's packed, the sound system is world-class, the cocktails are potent and the crowd is young and out for a good time.

    Day 9: Saturday 18th July 2015 Early morning sail to Split with breakfast onboard and arrival to Split at 9am when it's time to sadly leave the boat. Optional Busabout Adventure link ups for Ottoman Trek or Bohemian Trek.

    Ask about our great airfares

Our Top 3 Events & Festival Holiday Packages

  • An unforgettable experience

    Festmeister, 4 Days

    from $259*

    • 4 day tour departing Munich.
    • 3 nights accommodation camping in twin-share pre erected tents with air mattresses.
    • 3 hot breakfasts.
    • Join the Oktoberfest celebrations.
    • Commemorative Trip T-Shirt.
    • Return coach transport to Oktoberfest grounds.
    • Services of a European trained Topdeck crew.
    HIGHLIGHTS: Munich

    Day 1 Munich, Germany
    Wilkommen in Munchen, welcome to Munich Arrive at any time during the day and make your way to our campsite.

    Day 2 Munich
    What first began as a horse race in a field to celebrate the wedding of Bavarian Prince Ludwig in the beginning of the 19th century has subsequently grown into the world's largest festival, attracting upwards of six million visitors every year Join the crowds and check out what it's all about, there's more to do here than just drink beer although there is a lot of beer drinking done Over the two weeks some seven million litres of beer will be consumed in the various brewery-run tents. Order yourself one of the colossal one-litre glasses of beer and get ready to sing along with the obligatory 'oompah band'. Enjoy what is likely to be one of the most memorable days of your life you never remember. Prost

    Day 3 Munich
    The day is yours to do as you please, it's a good time to try out some of the different beer halls you may have missed the day before, after all there are many more here than just the travellers' favourite Hofbrauhaus. For those looking to take it a bit easier there is a whole different world of fun going on outside the tents. Of course, if you wanted to head in to town for a spot of sightseeing, the city centre is only a short S-Bahn-ride away.

    Day 4 Munich
    As all good things must come to an end, it's time to say goodbye to Oktoberfest and newlymade friends. At least for another year that is

    Ask about our great airfares
  • Take part in Irelands biggest annual party

    St Patrick's Day (Hostel), 4 Days

    from $449*

    • 4 day tour departing London.
    • 3 nights multi share hostel accommodation.
    • 3 continental breakfast.
    • Walking tour of Dublin and a visit to the Guinness Storehouse.
    • Join in the epic street party as you take part in Irelands biggest annual party.
    • Transport in a modern, airconditioned coach with powerpoints for charging.
    • The service of an experienced and professional tour manager and driver.
    HIGHLIGHTS: London - Dublin

    Take part in Irelands biggest annual party, where locals and travellers take to the streets to celebrate like only the Irish can. With packed streets, singing, dancing and good times all day and all night, live it just like the locals. While you're in Dublin you will also check out the famous Guinness Storehouse.

    DAY 1 LONDON TO DUBLIN (OR MEET IN DUBLIN)
    Meet up with your Contiki Team this morning & get ready to go Irish at the biggest St Patrick's day party on the planet. We'll jump on the coach & jet across England & Wales before crossing the Irish Sea to Dublin to let the good times roll. On arrival we'll head to our hostel where you'll be based for the next 3 nights. Later, it's time to get the party started with a night out on the town, so grab your new travel buddies & head out & hit the streets. Or, if you've chosen to meet us in Dublin, on arrival make your way to the hostel to meet the rest of the tour group who have opted to travel on the coach from London.

    DAY 2 DUBLIN
    We'll start the day off right with an included walking tour of the city, so you can really get your bearings. Check out the city sights including Trinity College, the 'Tart with the Cart', the Monument of Light, Parnell Square, St. Stephen's Green, plus the unmissable Temple Bar district, where you'll no doubt be spending some time over the next few days. We'll top off the tour with our highlight, a visit to the Guinness Storehouse. Dublin is the home of this famous black drop, so what better place to learn all about it than where it comes from. Get your Guinness facts & figures on a walking tour, topped off with a pint at the SkyBar at the top. Tasting the real deal with Dublin's best views as your backgrop is a totally memorable experience. This afternoon is free go Irish & get local, so head back to somewhere you might have liked the look of, or find a place to park up with your travel buddies & get amongst the buzzing city vibe. The city is perfect for getting around on foot, so cross over Penny Bridge & explore the shops, find a pub for a tasty lunch or just to hang out & people watch the cool crowd & street performers. The Irish are great, so making friends with the locals is a must Ask your Tour Manager where the best places to head is, and get involved.

    DAY 3 ST. PATRICK'S day IN DUBLIN
    Happy St Patrick's day Spending it in Ireland is the best place to be in the world & today is going to be epic as you are part of Ireland's biggest annual party Locals & travellers take to the streets to celebrate, so make sure you're up & ready to go early to get the best possible spot. Donning green, white & even a bit of orange is an absolute essential, so make sure you brought the right gear & costumes with you before you leave home. Get into it like the locals as you spend the day dancing, singing & having all round good times.

    DAY 4 DUBLIN TO LONDON (OR END DUBLIN)
    Chill or catch up on some much needed sleep on the coach today, as we make our way back to London. Don't forget to swap email addresses with your new travel buddies, as your tour ends on arrival in London. If you've opted to start & end in Dublin, your tour ends after breakfast this morning.

    Ask about our great airfares
  • Includes a 3 Day General Admission Ultra Europe Music Festival pass

    Ultra Croatia 2015, 9 Days

    from $1,799*

    • 9 day tour departing and returning Split.
    • 1 night hostel accommodation in Split (dorm share).
    • 7 nights accommodation on the boat.
    • Bedding onboard (bring a towel and cossie).
    • 7 Breakfasts and 7 lunches.
    • 3 Day General Admission Ultra Europe Music Festival pass (10/11/12 July).
    • Orientation walks of Split and Dubrovnik city .
    • Services of an experienced Guide and Driver/Captain and Crew.
    Pricing Options:
    Student:
    B Below from $1799*
    B Above from $1972*
    A Below from $2145*
    A Above from $2261*
    Cruiser Below from $2725*
    Cruiser Above from $2891*

    Adult:
    B Below from $1863*
    B Above from $1992*
    A Below from $2165*
    A Above from $2281*
    Cruiser Below from $2745*
    Cruiser Above from $2911*

    HIGHLIGHTS:Split - Omis - Hvar - Mljet - Dubrovnik - Korcula - Makarska

    Don't miss the chance to experience the ULTRA Europe Music Festival in the vibrant city of Split, Croatia in 2015 for 3 days - dance the nights away at the massive world class stadium venue then recharge with days of swimming and sunbathing in secluded bays from our sail boat.

    Enjoy 8 days aboard and cruise along the Dalmatian Coast as we continue the party out to the islands. Think crystal clear seas, tiny walled cities, eclectic islands and long nights sampling local foods and wines plus Croatia's best party hotspots.

    Day 1: Friday 10th July 2015 The program begins at 2.00pm in the harbour town of Split. Passengers check into Hostel accommodation then take an orientation walk around the old town with emphasis on hip bars and restaurants. In the afternoon, meet for pre-drinks, before heading to the Ultra Europe Festival for the night with General Admission ticket entry to dance the night away.

    Day 2: Saturday 11th July 2015 Check out of hostel and onto boats at 11.00am followed by a lunch onboard and a cruise out to a nearby secluded bay to enjoy swimming from the boat, drinks and relaxing in the sun. Arrive back into Split early evening for the second night of the Ultra Europe Festival with General Admission tickets.

    Day 3: Sunday 12th July 2015 Enjoy a relaxing morning onboard waking up to a swim stop late morning as we sail to the pirate town of Omis. Lunch onboard before a chance to hit the beach or hike up to the pirate fortress. We arrive back to Split this afternoon for our final evening of Ultra Europe Festival with General Admission tickets.

    Day 4: Monday 13th July 2015 An easy morning on deck to recharge the batteries, then the pace steps up again with lunch onboard and swimming off the islands near Hvar - docking into Hvar town tonight, one of the hottest and most beautiful party spots in Croatia Dinner in the old town is followed by a party at Kiva Bar (try the famous Tequila Boom Booms if you dare) and then its Carpe Diem club until the early hours

    Day 5: Tuesday 14th July 2015 Departing Hvar early morning, we sail past some of the most beautiful Croatian Islands (with a swim stop on route) before arriving at Mljet with an optional visit to the National Park this afternoon (and a refreshing dip in its beautiful lakes). Entrance approx 10 Euros (equivalent in local Croatian Kuna). Optional BBQ onboard and a few sundowners tonight with your shipmates.

    Day 6: Wednesday 15th July 2015 A morning sail (and lunch onboard) as we cruise into Dubrovnik. After lunch, you will enjoy an orientation of the stunning old town followed by free time to conquer its medieval walls, hit the beach or get lost in its maze of streets buzzing with a cool bar and cafe scene Happy hour back onboard 5.00pm-7.00pm then optional dinner in the town. Optional admittance to Super Club Revelin inside a 15th century fortress

    Day 7: Thursday 16th July 2015 Depart Dubrovnik for Korcula. Swim stops & lunch onboard. Sunset drinks at Massimo Bar. Then it's a night at Club Boogie Jungle. Boogie Jungle is a perfect place for fans of summer clubbing. It's in a unique location for the beauty of exotic interiors, rich variety of cocktails and superb sound system with exciting music for all-night party.

    Day 8: Friday 17th July 2015 Depart Korcula for Makarska, where the mountains meet the beach on Croatia's lively Riviera Optional dinner in a local restaurant then Club Deep (the famous rave in a cave). Imagine partying inside a cave where the dance floor's packed, the sound system is world-class, the cocktails are potent and the crowd is young and out for a good time.

    Day 9: Saturday 18th July 2015 Early morning sail to Split with breakfast onboard and arrival to Split at 9am when it's time to sadly leave the boat. Optional Busabout Adventure link ups for Ottoman Trek or Bohemian Trek.

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