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For many an appreciation of the culture of the country or community that you visit on your holidays is a major part of the travelling experience, especially for the more mature traveller.

Culture Trip

Whether you are taking a short city break to Amsterdam or Paris, or going on a longer trip to a distant and exciting land, your experience is enriched by an appreciation of the local culture.

Colourful Festivals

Ideally, time your trip to coincide with a major festival. At Travel Begins at 40 we have a whole section devoted to some of the most colourful and spectacular festivals from around the world. So whether it is the whirling dervishes of Konya, Nagaland’s Hornbill Festival, the Tsagaan Sar in Mongolia or Benin’s Voodoo Festival that tickles your cultural fancy, let us guide your way.

Cultural Shock

Visiting an unfamiliar country can lead to a bit of a cultural shock, but don’t let this put you off making that special journey. Often it is when we leave our comfort zone that we reap most rewards.

City of Culture

Not that we always have to travel that far to have a rich and rewarding cultural experience. Hull is the current city of culture in the UK, and a trip there can be a surprisingly rewarding experience. Enjoy it.

Pushkar Camel Fair

Pushkar Camel Fair 2019, India

The Pushkar Camel Fair is a fantastic, colourful madhouse where Hindu pilgrims, mystics, cattle traders, entertainers, tourists and camera crews mix with some 30,000 camels. 

Phuket Vegetarian Festival

Phuket Vegetarian Festival 2019

Thailand is certainly no stranger to everything that’s quirky and out of the ordinary. The Phuket Vegetarian Festival – also known under its more Taoist-inspired name Nine Emperor Gods Festival…

Ganesh Chaturthi festival worldwide festivals

Ganesh Chaturthi Festival, 2019

September 13- 23: The spectacular Hindu Ganesh Chaturthi festival is a 10-day affair of colourful festivities, involving singing, dancing and theatre honouring the birth of the elephant-headed deity…

Winchester Festival 2018

Winchester Festival 2019

One of the cultural highlights in southern England’s summer calendar, the Winchester Festival 2019 returns to Hampshire for its 22nd year in July, with music, drama, talks, the visual arts and…

Let the adventure begin.