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World Events

Match your holiday with a world of events!

What better way to truly discover a destination than by experiencing the buzz and excitement of the city during some of the world’s most famous events?

If there’s a big event on while you’re there with Trafalgar, we’ll make sure you get to experience it from the inside. From the biggest sporting events in the world to world famous festivals, take a look at some upcoming events below that you can attend on your guided holiday, or plan your holiday around. 

Brazil Rio de Janeiro beach

Football World Cup, Brazil

12 June - 13 July 2014

If you are looking to travel to South America before, after or during the Football World Cup, take a look at our extensive range of holidays that visit Brazil, Peru, Argentina, Chile and more.

Featured holidays around event: Best of South America, Icons of South America, Land of the Incas

Europe Ireland Flower shows

World Flower Show, Dublin Ireland

18-22 June 2014

Calling all green thumbs, the 11th World Flower Show will be held in Ireland for the first time next year and you can attend. We have a special 3-day holiday extension visiting the show.

Extension to event on these holidays : Irish Highlights  and Irish Experience

Tukrey Galipoli ANZAC day memorial

ANZAC Day at Gallipoli, Turkey

April 2014

Join us on a special journey taking in the wonders of Turkey and honour the Australian and New Zealand soldiers by attending the ANZAC Day commemorations and events at Gallipoli.

Go to this event on: Best of TurkeyHighlights of Turkey

Canada Calgary Stampede horse racing

Calgary Stampede, Canada

4-13 July 2014 

Don your boots and Stetson and visit the world-famous Calgary Stampede with your guided holiday. An exciting spectacle of rodeo events, grandstand shows and agricultural exhibits.

Go to this event on: Canada’s RockiesBest of Canada’s WestCanada’s Rockies and Rocky Mountaineer

Scotland Edinburgh Military Tattoo

Edinburgh Military Tattoo, Scotland 

2-24 August 2014

A must-do experience is attending this spectacular show. Enjoy the pipes and drums, military bands, display teams, dancers and the Lone Piper set against the backdrop of Edinburgh Castle.

Go to this event on: Best of Ireland and ScotlandBest of ScotlandBritain and Ireland Panorama

Japan Kyoto Golden Pavilion

Gion Festival, Kyoto Japan

July 2014 

Get a real taste for Japanese culture and people when visiting this famous annual festival in Kyoto. It runs for the month of July with street events, parades and markets.

Go to this event on: Splendours of JapanSplendours of Japan with Hiroshima

Scotland Glasgow

Commonwealth Games, Glasgow Scotland 

23 July to 3 August 2014
Held every four years, this event is 11 days of elite sporting competition, plus live entertainment, cultural highlights, fan zones and big screens, street theatre and something happening on every corner of Glasgow.

Feature holidays around event: Best of ScotlandScottish Highlands, Islands and Cities

Route 66 in the USA

Albuquerque Balloon Fiesta, USA

September and October 2014

Rise early to experience the world’s largest and most photographed hot-air balloon event of its kind. Gaze in wonder as hundreds of coloured hot air balloons rise into the autumn sky.

Go to this event on: Route 66

Scotland homecoming kilt

The Homecoming, Scotland  

Throughout 2014 

In 2014, Scotland welcomes the world to join in the exciting Year of Homecoming. In addition to the Commonwealth Games and Ryder Cup, there's a year-long program of events and activities.

Feature holidays around event: Britain & Ireland GrandeurBest of ScotlandThe Britannia

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