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Carnivals and Festivals Tours

Everyone loves a celebration, and Great Rail Journeys invite you to join us at a selection of the most spectacular, enjoyable and unmissable carnivals and festivals around the globe. Whichever time of the year you prefer to travel you're almost certain to find a Great Rail Journeys holiday that coincides with a local carnival or festival somewhere in the world.

Among Great Rail Journeys' holiday itineraries there are unmissable carnivals and festivals to please everyone. Music fans can get into the groove at the annual Montreux Jazz Festival in July whilst enjoying stunning Alpine scenery on our Lake Geneva & The Mont Blanc Express. Those with a taste for classical music will find the Bregenz Festival, Austria, which takes place each August, an unforgettable highlight of our Lindau and Lake Constance rail tour.

Few carnivals are as colourful and high-spirited as New Orleans' legendary Mardi Gras which lasts for a full fortnight each February. Great Rail Journeys' Tracks of the Deep South rail tour takes you to the heart of the fun on selected departures.

From the world's largest chocolate festival - 'EuroChocolate' held each October in Perugia, Italy - to the flamboyant and historic Carnival of Venice (February), with such an impressive selection of rail holidays to choose from Great Rail Journeys will transport you in comfort and style to places that you've always dreamed of visiting whilst also ensuring that you don't miss some of the world's most unmissable carnivals and festivals.

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Tracks of the Deep South
4.2 stars(99 reviews)
2024Jun
2025FebAprMayJunSepOct
14 days from
£4,395 pp
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£4,395
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  • DestinationUSA
  • Starts / EndsLondon Heathrow
  • AccommodationHotel
  • TransportFlight, Rail, Coach
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16 days from
£8,495
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  • DestinationArgentina, Brazil
  • Starts / EndsLondon Heathrow
  • AccommodationHotel
  • TransportFlight, Rail
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Nice Carnival
4.5 stars(33 reviews)
2025Feb
7 days from
£1,895 pp
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7 days from
£1,895
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  • DestinationFrance
  • Starts / EndsSt Pancras International
  • AccommodationHotel
  • TransportRail, Coach
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6 days from
£1,099
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  • DestinationFrance
  • Starts / EndsSt Pancras International
  • AccommodationHotel
  • TransportRail, Coach
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Our customers love our Carnivals & Festivals tours
Tracks of the Deep South
14/May
David Buck
5 stars
“Excellent trip with a fantastic tour guide, very interesting for anyone into, country, blues and jazz music. Expect a packed and varied schedule and a lot of travelling. I understand that the schedule has changed somewhat for next year, so a more detailed review may not be that helpful l for anyone planning a future trip.
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The Cote d'Azur and Nice Carnival
13/Mar
Rosalind
5 stars
“A great trip with a great leader. My first ever escorted tour. Nice hotel right on the Promenade des Anglais. The carnavale was spectacular.
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