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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.

Tomatina Festival

La Tomatina, Spain

La Tomatina is held in the Valencian town of Bunol in Eastern Spain on the last Wednesday in August every year. The festival, which dates back to 1945, is billed as the world’s biggest food fight and draws in visitors and participants from far and wide.

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Whale Watching

Whale Watching in Hermanus

Recognised by the World Wildlife Fund, Hermanus is one of the 12 best places in the world to watch Whales. This can be done from, land, boat or even plane to catch an aerial view.

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Spicemas Festival Grenada

Grenada Spicemas Festival

The Grenada Spicemas festival is an event packed with a variety of shows and displays. For example they have a Queen Pageant show, Soca displays, calypso and a carnival. They also have a range of children’s events.

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Man walking through Muscat

Muscat Festival

Muscat Festival is a month-long celebration of multiculturalism in various forms; including sports tournaments, sailing races, parachute displays and musical performances.

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Mediterranean in September

Mediterranean in September

September is a fantastic month to consider an escape to the Mediterranean for that relaxing break or late summer indulgence, as not only are you avoiding the crowds that school holidays draw in but prices of flights and accommodation are dropping and for those water lovers the sea will have had that bit longer to warm up from the heat of peak summer.

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Venice Carnival

The Enchanting Venice Carnival

The Venice carnival is held annually, it is an enchanted and magical event. The carnival is deeply embedded in history, and was originally celebrated in the 11th century.

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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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