Join in the fun and celebrations on a rail holiday with Great Rail Journeys at some of the world's most enjoyable and unmissable carnivals and festivals.
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.
The beauty of this is that not only do you get to explore some of the most popular and spectacular destinations in the world, travelling from one highlight to the next in the comfort and convenience of a train, but you also have the opportunity to immerse yourself in the local culture and fun at any of a wide range of festivities and celebrations.
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.