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Where and when to go on holiday

Deciding on where to go on your next luxury holiday might not always be down to the weather. We have put together some inspirational travel ideas that encompass festivals, celebrations, wildlife and seasonal phenomena’s that only happen during certain times of the year. Deciding on a holiday destination due to the weather could be misleading, sometimes the sun maybe shining, but it could be too humid, or their might be a chance of a few showers. On the other-hand the this may bring a refreshing relief and the chance of excellent prices to visit the country or island you have been dying to see.

Whenever you want to go, The Private Travel Company can recommend the right place for you at the right time of year that can include everything you want to see and do during your luxury escape.

Santa Cruz Carnival

Santa Cruz Carnival

Often regarded as one of the world’s best street carnivals after Rio de Janeiro, the Santa Cruz Carnival in Tenerife is absolutely a must-do. This riotous festival is world-famous for its wildness and lasts for up to three weeks.

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Monarch Butterfly Migration

Monarch Butterfly Migration & Day of the Dead, Michoacan Mexico

Annually up to one billion monarch butterflies migrate from Canada to Mexico, an absolutely astounding vision of natural beauty. This vast colony of butterflies arrives into Mexico annually in October.

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Barbados Beach

Barbados Holetown Festival

Barbados Holetown Festival is a commemoration of the first settlement in Barbados, the duration of the festival is a week. This event is multifaceted, showcasing the local artisanal products alongside tattoo shows, fashion shows and historical lectures.

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Abu Dhabi Food Festival Spices

Delicious Abu Dhabi Food Festival

The Abu Dhabi Food Festival throughout the month of February, consisting of three sections ‘Gourmet Abu Dhabi’, ‘Street Feast’ and ‘Emirati Kitchen’.

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Seychelles View

Festival Creol, The Seychelles

The Festival Creol in the Seychelles is a major event in the cultural calendar. It is a week of celebrations involving colourful displays and dancing in the streets.

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Art Dubai

Art Dubai

Art Dubai takes place from March 15 – 18 in Dubai. It is an innovative and pioneering art fair in the Middle East. Annually Art Dubai represents around 90 galleries from the United Arab Emirates and beyond. The fair is mainly comprised of contemporary and modern art pieces.

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Dubai Sunset

Emirates Festival of Literature, Dubai

The Emirates festival of literature takes place during the month of March, it is a celebration of literature in every sense. This is a constantly evolving event, which since its conception has had a variety of additions; enhancing the event hugely.

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The Cliff Barbados

Barbados Food & Wine and Rum Festival

Barbados is often referred to as the culinary capital of the Caribbean. What better way to explore it than through a food & wine and rum festival. There is a variety of culinary and flavourful events on offer, throughout the duration of the festival.

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View of Cape Town

The Cape Town Jazz Festival

This annual festival is a colourful representation of extreme talent; it is hosted at the Cape Town International Convention Centre. It is a hugely successful and popular event, with a mixture of both local in international jazz artists.

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Horse Jerez Horse Fair

Jerez Horse Fair

The Jerez Horse Fair, Feria del Caballo, which is traditionally held during the first week of May dates back over 500 years when Jerez was just a small town during the reign of Alfonso the wise.

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Mauritius Beach

Celebrate Diwali in Mauritius

The Diwali celebration in Mauritius is a wonderful thing to experience. The festival of lights results in oil lamps being placed in front of every home in Mauritius, transforming the island into a flickering fairy-tale land.

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Semana Santa

Semana Santa in Spain

Spain is renowned for their Holy Week celebrations running up to Easter Sunday, which take place across the country. In essence, Semana Santa commemorates the last week of Jesus’ life, beginning with his arrival in Jerusalem and culminating in his resurrection on Easter Sunday.

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