On The Go Tours’ ultimate calendar guide to your best 2018
To help you plan out an unforgettable 2018, On The Go Tours, the award-winning tour operator specialising in locally-led group tours and tailor-made holidays to worldwide destinations, have devised the ultimate destination calendar with their most exciting itineraries for 2018.
From trekking to see gorillas in Uganda to partying down the streets of Rio to witnessing a meteor shower in the deserts of Jordan, On the Go Tours has every corner of the world covered and every month filled with off-track adventures and bucket list events.
Ring in the New Year in style, surrounded by the breathtaking ice installations at the 34th Harbin International Ice & Snow Festival. Over 11-days, discover China in winter with highlights including the Great Wall, Beijing’s Forbidden City and the Terracotta Warriors of Xi’an. Prices from $2,595 per person twin share.
Don’t miss the world’s biggest party! Stay in the heart of Rio de Janeiro and be fully submersed in the atmosphere of the iconic Carnival. Highlights include an excursion to Rio’s largest favela, Rocinha and the Sambadrome Parade. This 6-day tour starts from $2,365 per person twin share.
For an unmissable experience head to Iceland for a guided 5-day Northern Lights tour. A unique tour witnessing the mystical Northern Lights, discovering remote beaches, chasing waterfalls and taking in the stunning scenery before ending your tour bathing in the Blue Lagoon. Prices start from $1,395 per person twin share.
Travel to India to see the streets and people of Jaipur painted in a kaleidoscope of colours for Holi. Highlights also include a rickshaw ride around UNESCO Heritage site Keoladeo Ghana National Park and a visit to the regal City Palace and ancient observatory of Jantar Mantar in Jaipur, as well as tours around Old and New Delhi. This 8-day tours starts from $1,795 per person twin share.
Cherry Blossom Festival Japan
In spring, see the iconic cherry blossoms in full bloom. During this 13-day tour, cruise down the Sumida River, visit Matsumoto Castle to see how the samurai lived and fought and explore UNESCO listed ancient and cultural capital of Japan, Kyoto. Prices start at $8,245 per person twin share.
For an experience of a lifetime travel to Gallipoli for 8-days to attend the ANZAC Dawn Service. The trips starts in Istanbul where you will see the best of what Turkey has to offer- the mesmerising Blue Mosque, Hagia Sophia and the Underground Cistern. Prices start at $1,495 per person twin share.
Head to Russia for the annual Long Night of Museums in St Petersburg where the city offers free entry to museums and art galleries for visitors to peruse until the early hours of the morning. Follow this with a trip to the country’s capital Moscow to see the UNESCO-listed Red Square, Kremlin and Lenin’s Mausoleum and St Basil’s Cathedral. This 6-day tour starts at $1,895 per person twin share.
Start your European summer in Eastern Europe when the nights get warmer and old city squares come alive. Discover the best of the Baltic in just 7 days! From the beautiful former-soviet walled capital of Estonia, Tallinn, to the historic capital of Poland, Warsaw, with the highlights of Lithuania and Latvia in between. An efficient way to see this part of Europe with prices starting from $1,365 per person twin share.
Gorilla Trek & Tanzania
See the gorillas of Africa on this adventure of a lifetime through this magnificent continent. June is the start of the dry season and the best time to trek and see these beautiful creatures. Kicking off in Kenya, visit the iconic Masai Mara before heading to Bwindi or Mgahinga Gorilla Park in Uganda. Finishing up with a visit to the picturesque beaches of Zanzibar, this is a trip not to be missed. This 25-day tour starts from $3,095 per person twin share.
Enjoy a European summer exploring the culturally rich destinations of Spain and Portugal on this 15-day tour. Have a taste of the historic cities of Madrid, Seville, Granada, Lisbon and Porto with local offerings of tapas and custard tarts. Prices start from $8,895 per person twin share.
Take an all-encompassing tour of the best of central Sri Lanka to enjoy the festivities of Buddhist celebration the Kandy Festival. The sleepy city of Kandy transforms for ten days into a vibrant, bustling celebration full of dancing and colour. Other highlights of this 8-day tour includes taking in the Giragama Tea Factory, as well as a scenic train ride through waterfalls. Prices start from $2,195 per person twin share.
Perseids Meteor Shower Jordan
On The Go runs this special 8-day tour departing 8 August 2018 to see the annual Perseids Meteor Shower whilst camping in the desert at Wadi Rum. A truly mystifying experience, whilst also having the opportunity to visit the Roman Ruins, floating in the Dead Sea and seeing the Rose City of Petra. Prices start from $2,495 per person twin share.
Enjoy this fun-filled 8-day tour across Bhutan to take in the famous mask dance performances of the Thimphu Tshechu Festival. See the Himalayan peaks, hike up to Chimi Lhakhand Temple and visit the incredible Tiger’s Nest Monastery. Prices start at $4,295 per person twin share.
Full Moon Festival Vietnam
Take 10 days to see the best of beautiful Vietnam during the Full Moon Festival. Celebrate the annual festival in Hoi An and witness the spectacle that is thousands of coloured lanterns floating in the river. This tour also includes a visit to the Ancient Quarter of Hoi An, Saigon- the ‘Pearl of the Orient’, and UNESCO Listed Halong Bay. Prices start from $2,895 per person twin share.
Witness sunrise over Abu Simbel, the awe-inspiring temple dedicated to the deified Pharaoh, King Ramses II. Ramses II had the entire temple precisely positioned for the sun’s rays to align just twice a year on the date of his ascension to the throne. This incredible, natural phenomenon provides for a most spectacular sight which has come to be referred to as the Sun Festival of King Ramses II. In 10 days, see the Pyramids and Sphinx at Giza Plateau in Cairo, sail the River Nile and observe the sheer wonder that is Egypt. Prices start from $1,835 per person twin share.
Witness the magical timed release of thousands of coloured, candle let lanterns into the sky and local river at the annual Yi Peng Lantern Festival. Together with highlights such as Grand Palace and Original Thai Massage School in Bangkok as well as the Chiang Mai night market, this 10-day tour of Thailand is the perfect way to round off the year. Prices start at $2,695 per person twin share.
Diwali, Festival of Lights India
Celebrate India’s favourite festival, Diwali, with an 8-day tour through Delhi, Agra, Karuli and Jaipur. In addition to seeing dark nights lit up with Diwali firecrackers on a tour of India’s famed Golden Triangle, see India’s most famous landmark, the Taj Mahal, uncover an abandoned city in Fatehpur Sikri and visit a tailor in Jaipur. Prices start from $1,795 per person twin share.
Have yourself an exotic Christmas in magical Morocco! Certainly a road less travelled, this 8-day tour will take you to the rolling Saharan sands, bustling souks and ancient Kasbahs. Spend Christmas Day trekking at Dades and Todra Gorge and visiting a traditional Berber home. Prices start at $1,435 per person twin share.
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