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

  • The opening weekend is party central: the town will be packed and the beer will be flowing freely.

    Oktoberfest Camping Only - Opening Weekend, 4 Days

    from $349*

    • 4 day tour departing Munich.
    • 3 nights twin-share camping accommodation.
    • 3 breakfasts.
    • Opening Parade.
    • Orientation walk of Munich.
    • Busabout Oktoberfest t-shirt.
    • Services of your Busabout Guide.
    HIGHLIGHTS: Munich

    Ideal if you are making your own way there, even better if added on to your Busabout Hop-on Hop-off Pass, this 'accommodation only' package means you get all the Oktoberfest experience on a budget.

    Day 1:
    Check-in and meet your Guide, then we explore Munich We finish our night in a traditional beer hall and party the night away.

    Day 2:
    To the Oktoberfest grounds for another day Hair of the dog, soak up the Bavarian culture, a bike tour - the choice is yours.

    Day 3:
    Optional day trip to Neuschwanstein Castle. Back in time to party at the beer halls for the last night.

    Day 4:
    Trip ends after breakfast. Ideal if you are making your own way there, even better if added on to your Busabout Hop-on Hop-off trip, this 'accommodation only' package means you get all the Oktoberfest experience on a budget

    Ask about our great airfares
  • For all who claim to be Irish and those who want to be

    St. Patrick's Party - Dublin, 4 Days

    from $415*

    • 4 day tour departing Dublin.
    • 3 nights city centre accommodation.
    • 3 breakfasts.
    • Exclusive Shamrocker Adventures t-shirt.
    • St.
    • Patrick's Day Party.
    • Fast Track Guinness Storehouse entry.
    • Shamrocker Walking Tour of Dublin.
    • Services of a fan-feckin-tastic Irish Guide.
    HIGHLIGHTS: Dublin

    This neat package gives you the St. Patrick's Day Party you've been waiting for. You get to hit the highlights of the festival in Dublin's Fair City, including the Parade, see all the famous sights of the capital and then party properly with the Irish on their native soil. This means you can get on with the business of having an awesome time

    Day 1: Dublin
    Your city centre hostel is already sorted. Arrive in Dublin and check in before joining us for some welcome drinks in one of Dublin's local pubs.

    Day 2: Dublin
    The Guinness Storehouse and walking tour of Dublin before an afternoon experiencing the festival vibe. Onto a traditional music session.

    Day 3: St. Patrick's Day
    The big day. Dublin St. Patrick's Day parade and festival. Be prepared for the massive party

    Day 4: Dublin
    After a fan-feckin-tastic time celebrating St Pat's it is time to bid farewell to the Emerald Isle

    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
  • An unforgettable Christmas in the stunning Scottish Highlands.

    Royal Highland Christmas, 3 Days

    from $699*

    • 3 day tour departing Edinburgh.
    • 2 nights accommodation in a hotel twin/triple share.
    • 2 full Scottish breakfasts and 2 packed lunches.
    • Traditional Christmas dinner including wine.
    • Christmas Eve Buffet Dinner.
    • Mulled wine on arrival to the Royal Highland Hotel.
    • A traditional Scottish Ceilidh.
    • Services of a legendary local HAGGiS Guide.
    HIGHLIGHTS: Scottish Highlands

    Join like-minded travellers celebrating far from home on this Festive Highland adventure. There's the legendary Scottish hospitality but also snow-capped mountains, gorgeous lochs and glens, traditional dancing and a slap up Christmas dinner at your exclusive Royal Highland Hotel.

    Day 1:
    Hear tales of William Wallace as we pass Stirling and into Rob Roy country where the lowlands change in to the Highlands. We visit eerie Glencoe, monstrous Loch Ness and on to our Highland hotel with mulled wine on arrival. Time to party

    Day 2:
    We explore the great outdoors and (weather permitting) have the biggest snowball fight of your life. Back to Inverness for the main event, Christmas dinner with plenty of wine and traditional Scottish ceilidh, HAGGiS-style

    Day 3:
    We visit windswept Culloden battlefield before heading south and into Cairngorms National Park and Macbeth country. A stop at historic Dunkeld before returning to Edinburgh.

    Ask about our great airfares

Our Top 3 Events & Festival Holiday Packages

  • The opening weekend is party central: the town will be packed and the beer will be flowing freely.

    Oktoberfest Camping Only - Opening Weekend, 4 Days

    from $349*

    • 4 day tour departing Munich.
    • 3 nights twin-share camping accommodation.
    • 3 breakfasts.
    • Opening Parade.
    • Orientation walk of Munich.
    • Busabout Oktoberfest t-shirt.
    • Services of your Busabout Guide.
    HIGHLIGHTS: Munich

    Ideal if you are making your own way there, even better if added on to your Busabout Hop-on Hop-off Pass, this 'accommodation only' package means you get all the Oktoberfest experience on a budget.

    Day 1:
    Check-in and meet your Guide, then we explore Munich We finish our night in a traditional beer hall and party the night away.

    Day 2:
    To the Oktoberfest grounds for another day Hair of the dog, soak up the Bavarian culture, a bike tour - the choice is yours.

    Day 3:
    Optional day trip to Neuschwanstein Castle. Back in time to party at the beer halls for the last night.

    Day 4:
    Trip ends after breakfast. Ideal if you are making your own way there, even better if added on to your Busabout Hop-on Hop-off trip, this 'accommodation only' package means you get all the Oktoberfest experience on a budget

    Ask about our great airfares
  • For all who claim to be Irish and those who want to be

    St. Patrick's Party - Dublin, 4 Days

    from $415*

    • 4 day tour departing Dublin.
    • 3 nights city centre accommodation.
    • 3 breakfasts.
    • Exclusive Shamrocker Adventures t-shirt.
    • St.
    • Patrick's Day Party.
    • Fast Track Guinness Storehouse entry.
    • Shamrocker Walking Tour of Dublin.
    • Services of a fan-feckin-tastic Irish Guide.
    HIGHLIGHTS: Dublin

    This neat package gives you the St. Patrick's Day Party you've been waiting for. You get to hit the highlights of the festival in Dublin's Fair City, including the Parade, see all the famous sights of the capital and then party properly with the Irish on their native soil. This means you can get on with the business of having an awesome time

    Day 1: Dublin
    Your city centre hostel is already sorted. Arrive in Dublin and check in before joining us for some welcome drinks in one of Dublin's local pubs.

    Day 2: Dublin
    The Guinness Storehouse and walking tour of Dublin before an afternoon experiencing the festival vibe. Onto a traditional music session.

    Day 3: St. Patrick's Day
    The big day. Dublin St. Patrick's Day parade and festival. Be prepared for the massive party

    Day 4: Dublin
    After a fan-feckin-tastic time celebrating St Pat's it is time to bid farewell to the Emerald Isle

    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

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