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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

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  • Experience Oktoberfest

    Oktoberfest, 4 Days

    from $325*

    • 4 day tour departing Munich.
    • 3 nights twin share accommodation in large tents with comfy air mattressescomfy tents.
    • 3 continental and hot breakfasts.
    • Guided walking tour of Munich.
    • Day trip to the moving Dachau concentration camp memorial.
    • Contiki Oktoberfest t-shirt.
    • Transport in a modern, airconditioned coach with powerpoints for charging.
    • Service of an experienced, professional Drivers and Contiki Representative.
    • FREE Coach Transfers from accommodation to festival site.
    HIGHLIGHTS: Oktoberfest

    Known world wide as a beer festival, Oktoberfest is actually so much more From humble beginnings as a royal wedding celebration to the almost month long Bavarian extravaganza that it has become, the 'Fest has enough beer, pork, merchandise and amusement park attractions to keep you entertained for days. Stay at the Contiki Tent Village in the heart of Oktoberfest territory, have a hot breakfast before you set out, and come and go as you please with regular shuttles to and from the 'Fest grounds. No thinking required, just have fun.

    Day 1 Munich
    Welcome to Munich Get ready for a week of fun at one of the world's most famous festivals, Oktoberfest. Arrive at the campsite any time between 8:00am & 12:00pm - our expert Contiki On-site Team will be on hand to show you to your tent & answer any questions you have. Later, if you're feeling up to it, check out Munich & get the party started

    Day 2 - 3 Munich
    There's so much to see & do in this city, so make the most of your time here. Oktoberfest has been an annual event in the Bavarian calendar for more than 200 years, so make sure you don't miss out on any of the action. Take your place at one of the festival tents & get into all that is Oktoberfest. If you're feeling like going local then girls don a Dirndl & guys get into your Lederhosen (traditional costume) to really get into the spirit. Food is also a central part of the festival & not to be missed. Try some German treats like Pretzels, Wurst, Sauerkraut or pork knuckle, there really is something to tantalise any taste buds here. If you feel like a bit of time out from the buzzing beer halls, head to the market stalls for some other German treats. A huge amusement park is also a feature of the festival so don't forget to jump on some rides while you're here. From the central Marienplatz (market square) there's heaps of other things to do & see while you're here. Located right in the heart of the city, it's a hub for shopping, has a variety of places to eat & many historic sights within easy reach. Marienplatz is also home to the Old & New Town Halls, once the centre of the political heart of Munich. There's also the spectacular Hirschgarten nearby, with its amazing 8000 seat beer garden. Don't miss out on a visit to Olympic Park, home to the 1972 Olympic Games, where you can climb the Olympic Tower for awesome city views. If seeing some history is on your agenda, then don't miss the Alter Hof, Munich's medieval castle, one of the most beautiful locations in the city. Or ask your Contiki team for some other tips on things to do in the quaint nearby towns & villages. If you're feeling like a day out & about, explore even more of Europe while you're here. Take day trips to the fairytale Neuschwanstein Castle & Dachau Memorial Concentration camp are just a few of the options Contiki offer if you feel like something different.

    Day 4 Depart Munich
    Time to say farewell to the fun times had in Germany Say goodbye to your new friends, as your tour ends this morning after breakfast.

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  • Experience Oktoberfest

    Oktoberfest Camping Only - Second Weekend, 4 Days

    from $349*

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

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  • Great city, great scenery, great Guides and a great time - guaranteed.

    Haggis Hogmanay, 4 Days

    from $699*

    • 4 day tour departing London.
    • 3 nights accommodation in hostels dorm-share.
    • Ceilidh night.
    • Hogmanay street party pass.
    • Transfer to the Loony Dook.
    • Services of a legendary local HAGGiS guide.
    • Return transfer London to Edinburgh by coach.
    The world has New Year, only Scotland has Hogmanay and Edinburgh is THE place to be. This package is bulging with all the good stuff that has made HAGGiS the local legends for really delivering a good time - Scottish style Fully guided so you get maximum exposure to all that Edinburgh and Hogmanay has to offer.

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  • Includes Event Tickets

    Calgary Stampede, 3 Nights + Tickets

    from $779*

    • 3 nights accommodation at a 3-star hotel in Calgary.
    • Event tickets admit to Stampede Park for each day.
    • Travel and information kit.
    Billed as 'The Greatest Outdoor Show on Earth', the Calgary Stampede, held every July in Calgary, Alberta, Canada is one of the world's largest rodeos made up of sights, sounds, tastes and feelings. The ten-day event attracts over one million visitors each year and also includes a parade, stage shows, concerts, agricultural competitions, chuckwagon racing and First Nations exhibitions. Keith is offering two package options. The Chaps and Chucks package allows you to experience just the show. The Thrill package includes seating closer to the action and take home souvenirs of your cowboy adventures.

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  • Discover one of Europe's biggest music festivals

    Sziget Festival 2014, 8 Days

    from $1,299*

    • 8 day tour departing Budapest.
    • 7 nights accommodation in hotels.
    • Daily breakfasts and welcome dinner.
    • Festival entrance tickets.
    • 5 day public transportation pass.
    • Admission fee where applicable.
    • Services of English-speaking leader throughout trip.
    • Service charge and tax.
    HIGHLIGHTS: Budapest - Sziget Festival

    Budapest, in Hungary. Sziget Festival is one of the largest and most popular European music festivals, taking place between 11-18 August 2014 on the leafy (and beachy) 'Obudai Island' in the heart of the stunning city of Budapest, in Hungary.

    Party with open-minded festival-goers from all over the world, then cool down and relax in one of the many ancient Turkish spas dotted around in the city.

    With around 100 live acts performing daily, and a huge variety of genres (from the biggest names in international pop/rock - to electronic, metal, folk, jazz, blues, world and even classical music) there really is something here for everyone.

    Create your unique and unforgettable holiday experience at Sziget, with the right combination of non-stop partying, sun, sand and the lively cultural scene that beautiful Budapest has to offer.

    Day 1 Budapest
    Arrival in Budapest. Afternoon meeting with tour leaders. Evening meet and greet dinner at a local Hungarian restaurant for the group's first taste of real goulash. After dinner head out to the famous Budapest "ruin bars" for a shot of Unicum and other local specialities- have a drink at the must see bar "Szimpla", mingle with the locals in a club that`s located on the rooftop of a department store just off Blaha Lujza square. And who knows- the night might end in one of the world famous outdoor clubs on Margaret Island.

    Day 2 Budapest
    Spend the morning exploring the amazing city of Budapest that has so much to offer- see the square of Heroes, cycle down Andrssy street where all the beautiful people meet, pass the House of Terror and Opera house, visit the local market for a quick snack of Langos (deep fried pastry with cheese and sour cream) before heading over the Danube to the Buda side of the city. Head out to the festival grounds in afternoon.

    Day 3 Budapest
    This morning you can choose to join your leader on a visit to Memento Park on the outskirts of the city- see the remains of communist era all in one place. See the statues of famous personalities from the labour movement, soldiers of the Red Army and other gigantic pieces: Lenin, Marx, Engels, Dimitrov, Captain Ostapenko, Bela Kun and other "heroes" of the communist world. Head out to the festival grounds in afternoon.

    Day 4 Budapest
    This morning you can choose to head out for a morning on a beach in Hungary`s most popular summer destination- Lake Balaton. Spend the morning on the beach or go kite surfing (weather permitting).

    Day 5 Budapest
    Today you can choose to spend a leisurely morning on a boat taking in the city from a different perspective. Head down the Danube to see the beautiful villages of Szentendre, Visegrad and Esztergom. Head out to the festival grounds in afternoon.

    Day 6 Budapest
    Only few people are aware of the fact that Budapest is built on a limestone basis and there is approximately 120 km long cave system underneath the city- be one of the few adventurous spirits and head underground to explore the city. Head out to the festival grounds in afternoon.

    Day 7 Budapest
    After a week of good food, great music, amazing people and incredible sights take some time to relax in the world famous Budapest baths. Spend the day in one of the Europe`s largest public baths, enjoy an optional massage or pass your time watching locals play chess on the side of the pool.

    Day 8 Budapest
    Departure day

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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
  • Experience Oktoberfest

    Oktoberfest, 4 Days

    from $325*

    • 4 day tour departing Munich.
    • 3 nights twin share accommodation in large tents with comfy air mattressescomfy tents.
    • 3 continental and hot breakfasts.
    • Guided walking tour of Munich.
    • Day trip to the moving Dachau concentration camp memorial.
    • Contiki Oktoberfest t-shirt.
    • Transport in a modern, airconditioned coach with powerpoints for charging.
    • Service of an experienced, professional Drivers and Contiki Representative.
    • FREE Coach Transfers from accommodation to festival site.
    HIGHLIGHTS: Oktoberfest

    Known world wide as a beer festival, Oktoberfest is actually so much more From humble beginnings as a royal wedding celebration to the almost month long Bavarian extravaganza that it has become, the 'Fest has enough beer, pork, merchandise and amusement park attractions to keep you entertained for days. Stay at the Contiki Tent Village in the heart of Oktoberfest territory, have a hot breakfast before you set out, and come and go as you please with regular shuttles to and from the 'Fest grounds. No thinking required, just have fun.

    Day 1 Munich
    Welcome to Munich Get ready for a week of fun at one of the world's most famous festivals, Oktoberfest. Arrive at the campsite any time between 8:00am & 12:00pm - our expert Contiki On-site Team will be on hand to show you to your tent & answer any questions you have. Later, if you're feeling up to it, check out Munich & get the party started

    Day 2 - 3 Munich
    There's so much to see & do in this city, so make the most of your time here. Oktoberfest has been an annual event in the Bavarian calendar for more than 200 years, so make sure you don't miss out on any of the action. Take your place at one of the festival tents & get into all that is Oktoberfest. If you're feeling like going local then girls don a Dirndl & guys get into your Lederhosen (traditional costume) to really get into the spirit. Food is also a central part of the festival & not to be missed. Try some German treats like Pretzels, Wurst, Sauerkraut or pork knuckle, there really is something to tantalise any taste buds here. If you feel like a bit of time out from the buzzing beer halls, head to the market stalls for some other German treats. A huge amusement park is also a feature of the festival so don't forget to jump on some rides while you're here. From the central Marienplatz (market square) there's heaps of other things to do & see while you're here. Located right in the heart of the city, it's a hub for shopping, has a variety of places to eat & many historic sights within easy reach. Marienplatz is also home to the Old & New Town Halls, once the centre of the political heart of Munich. There's also the spectacular Hirschgarten nearby, with its amazing 8000 seat beer garden. Don't miss out on a visit to Olympic Park, home to the 1972 Olympic Games, where you can climb the Olympic Tower for awesome city views. If seeing some history is on your agenda, then don't miss the Alter Hof, Munich's medieval castle, one of the most beautiful locations in the city. Or ask your Contiki team for some other tips on things to do in the quaint nearby towns & villages. If you're feeling like a day out & about, explore even more of Europe while you're here. Take day trips to the fairytale Neuschwanstein Castle & Dachau Memorial Concentration camp are just a few of the options Contiki offer if you feel like something different.

    Day 4 Depart Munich
    Time to say farewell to the fun times had in Germany Say goodbye to your new friends, as your tour ends this morning after breakfast.

    Ask about our great airfares
  • Experience Oktoberfest

    Oktoberfest Camping Only - Second Weekend, 4 Days

    from $349*

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

    Ask about our great airfares

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