• Bangkok Tuk Tuk

    What to See on a Short Trip to Bangkok

    <a href="https://www.classicjourneys.com/bangkok-extension/" target="_blank">Bangkok; what a city.</a> There truly is no way to describe Thailand&#39;s capital, full of an infectious energy, tuk-tuks zipping around every corner, and lines of food stalls clanking and buzzing as they open for the nightly markets. A treasury of temples and history mixes with the eclectic and wonderful quirks of this massive city. It may seem impossible to discover a city so large in just a short trip, but we&#39;ve collected some of our favorite spots should you have a quick stopover in Bangkok. Here a list of the must-see things on a short trip to Bangkok (with a few insider tips from a fellow traveler):<br><br><a href="https://www.classicjourneys.com/bangkok-extension/" target="_blank"><img alt="User-added image" src="/servlet/rtaImage?eid=a2Y1T000001vxvS&amp;feoid=00N50000008QRzC&amp;refid=0EM1T000000zWpH" style="height: 355px; width: 500px;"></img></a><br><br><b>The Grand Palace </b><br><br>The massive royal, grand palace is a must-see while in Bangkok. It&#39;s an ornately decorated complex of temples and spectacular buildings used to house the Thai King, his court, and the royal governing bodies. This architectural wonder retains centuries of regal magnificence and continues to act as the grounds for several cultural occasions and religious celebrations that take place in <a href="https://www.classicjourneys.com/bangkok-extension/" target="_blank">Bangkok.</a> <b>Traveler trip: </b>visit the <a href="https://www.classicjourneys.com/bangkok-extension/" target="_blank">Grand Palace</a> early in the morning, after opening to avoid the crowds and mid-day heat.<br><br><a href="https://www.classicjourneys.com/bangkok-extension/" target="_blank"><img alt="User-added image" src="/servlet/rtaImage?eid=a2Y1T000001vxvS&amp;feoid=00N50000008QRzC&amp;refid=0EM1T000000zWoY" style="height: 355px; width: 500px;"></img></a><br><br><b>Wat Pho</b><br><br>This famous Buddhist temple complex is known for housing the city&#39;s largest <a href="https://www.classicjourneys.com/bangkok-extension/" target="_blank">reclining Buddha</a>. It&#39;s one of Bangkok&#39;s oldest temples and arguably one of the most spectacular. <b>Traveler Tip: </b>You can (and should) visit the grounds of <a href="https://www.classicjourneys.com/bangkok-extension/" target="_blank">Wat Pho</a> at night for free! There are no crowds and the decorated stupas are lit up at night—making for an unforgettable visit to the famous temple.   <br><br><b>Chatuchak Weekend Market </b><br><br>If your visit falls on a Saturday or Sunday you&#39;re in luck! This world-famous weekend market is 27-acres with a swirling maze of streets and aisles selling everything you could ever imagine. With over 15,000 booths, you are sure to find local art, clothing, jewelry and food—basically, if it exists on the planet you will find it here. Make a note of where you enter the market because getting lost is easier than you&#39;d think. <b>Traveler Tip: </b>Be prepared to haggle for what you want. In many cases, you can pay up to 50% less than the first price you were told.<br><br><a href="https://www.classicjourneys.com/bangkok-extension/" target="_blank"><img alt="User-added image" src="/servlet/rtaImage?eid=a2Y1T000001vxvS&amp;feoid=00N50000008QRzC&amp;refid=0EM1T000000zWpM" style="height: 355px; width: 500px;"></img></a><br><br><b>Wat Arun (Temple of Dawn)</b><br><br>One of the best known Thai landmarks, this temple is located on the west bank of the <a href="https://www.classicjourneys.com/bangkok-extension/" target="_blank">Chao Phraya River</a>. The Buddhist temple is decorated with colorful mosaics that create a warm brilliance during sunset and sunrise. The active monastery is made up of five tall towers, and for the more adventurous traveler, you can climb to the top of the central stupa (tower) for stunning views of the city. <b>Traveler Tip: </b>at night, the temple is lit up with lights and a spectacular view of the temple can be seen from secret rooftop bars directly across the river. Ask your <a href="https://www.classicjourneys.com/bangkok-extension/" target="_blank">local guides</a> for tips on the best one to visit.<br><br><a href="https://www.classicjourneys.com/bangkok-extension/" target="_blank"><img alt="User-added image" src="/servlet/rtaImage?eid=a2Y1T000001vxvS&amp;feoid=00N50000008QRzC&amp;refid=0EM1T000000zWpW" style="height: 355px; width: 500px;"></img></a><br><br><b>Floating Market</b><br><br>Floating markets are common in <a href="https://www.classicjourneys.com/thailand-tours/" target="_blank">Thailand</a>, but the most famous is the <a href="https://www.classicjourneys.com/bangkok-extension/" target="_blank">Damnoen Saduk</a> in the Ratchaburi province right outside of Bangkok. On a boat of your own, float down a canal as you negotiate with vendors selling canoes full of fresh fruit, vegetables, and other foods. <b>Traveler Tip: </b>Visit the market in the morning, when it&#39;s the liveliest. Don&#39;t forget your camera, as this is a cultural wonder and experience you won&#39;t want to miss. <br><br><a href="https://www.classicjourneys.com/bangkok-extension/" target="_blank"><img alt="User-added image" src="/servlet/rtaImage?eid=a2Y1T000001vxvS&amp;feoid=00N50000008QRzC&amp;refid=0EM1T000000zWoT" style="height: 355px; width: 500px;"></img></a><br><br><a href="https://www.classicjourneys.com/bangkok-extension/" target="_blank"><img alt="User-added image" src="/servlet/rtaImage?eid=a2Y1T000001vxvS&amp;feoid=00N50000008QRzC&amp;refid=0EM1T000000zWp7" style="height: 355px; width: 500px;"></img></a><br><br><b>Flower Market</b><br><br><a href="https://www.classicjourneys.com/bangkok-extension/" target="_blank">Bangkok&#39;s Flower Market</a> is open 24 hours a day and is a visually stunning and culturally stimulating experience. You can find hundreds of stalls selling vibrant flowers for all occasions, as well as stands selling fresh fruits and vegetables. Flowers have great significance in Thailand and are used in a wide array of situations, ranging from religious purposes to decorative use. <b>Traveler Tip: </b>The busiest time at the <a href="https://www.classicjourneys.com/bangkok-extension/" target="_blank">Flower Market</a> is from just before midnight to the early hours of the morning, as that is when the flower deliveries arrive. If you care to witness the frenzied, energetic charm of this market it&#39;s best to visit in those peak hours, however, it&#39;s a fun sight to see during the day as well. <br><br><a href="https://www.classicjourneys.com/bangkok-extension/" target="_blank"><img alt="User-added image" src="/servlet/rtaImage?eid=a2Y1T000001vxvS&amp;feoid=00N50000008QRzC&amp;refid=0EM1T000000zWpC" style="height: 355px; width: 500px;"></img></a><br><br><b>Thai Cooking Lesson</b><br><br>If time allows, enjoy an evening of food and culture with cooking lessons for some of your favorite Thai dishes. The sights, smells, sounds, and tastes you encountered at local markets will come together to create the emblematic Thai dishes we all know and love. Learn traditional food preparation techniques and discover the secret to making the perfect <a href="https://www.classicjourneys.com/bangkok-extension/" target="_blank">green curry and mango sticky rice.</a> <br><br><br><br><a href="https://www.classicjourneys.com/bangkok-extension/" target="_blank">Bangkok</a> is a city worth visiting for its vibrant energy and captivating culture. Should you find yourself traveling to Thailand, check out our <a href="https://www.classicjourneys.com/bangkok-extension/" target="_blank">trip extension to explore Bangkok</a> and all the city has to offer. 

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  • South Africa

    South Africa Adventure: Trip Recap

    The wonder of <a href="https://www.classicjourneys.com/south-africa-tours/" target="_blank">South Africa </a>is the dramatic and irresistible diversity of its cultures, landscapes and wildlife. Two of our longtime guests who have taken 13 trips with us, Terry and Dotty, explored the beauties of <a href="https://www.classicjourneys.com/blog/tag/South%20Africa/" target="_blank">Cape Town</a>, enjoyed the famous wines of the<a href="https://www.classicjourneys.com/blog/tag/South%20Africa/" target="_blank"> South African Winelands</a> and searched for <a href="https://www.classicjourneys.com/south-africa-tours/" target="_blank">The Big Five</a>—the elephant, rhinoceros, Cape buffalo, lion, and leopard—on a three-day safari experience during their recent trip to South Africa with Classic Journeys. Here is a quick trip recap of their adventure that has us all adding this destination to our bucket lists. <br><br><b>Day 1 - Cape Town </b><br><br><a href="https://www.classicjourneys.com/south-africa-tours/" target="_blank">Cape Town</a> is considered one of the most beautiful cities in the world, with sheer cliffs that fall into the cold sapphire-colored waters of the Atlantic to the west of the city mixing with the warm waters of the Indian Ocean to the east. Since its founding in 1652, the city&#39;s culture and architecture have been influenced by the indigenous groups, the Dutch and the British. Dotty and Terry explored the historical city with local Cape Town guide, Clive, and stopped for high tea at the famously painted pink Mount Nelson Hotel, located at the foot of <a href="https://www.classicjourneys.com/blog/tag/South%20Africa/" target="_blank">Table Mountain</a>. Following lunch, they walked along <a href="https://www.classicjourneys.com/south-africa-tours/" target="_blank">Lions Head Trail</a> and took in the sweeping views of the coastal city. After a lengthy walk and day of exploration, they enjoyed a dinner of fresh seafood in a restaurant on the city&#39;s famous Bree Street. <br><br><a href="https://www.classicjourneys.com/south-africa-tours/" target="_blank"><img alt="User-added image" src="/servlet/rtaImage?eid=a2Y1T000001vxzj&amp;feoid=00N50000008QRzC&amp;refid=0EM1T000000zXX0" style="height: 355px; width: 500px;"></img></a><br><br><b>Day 2 -  Cape of Good Hope </b><br><br>The day started with a southward guided drive with their local guide, Clive, over<a href="https://www.classicjourneys.com/south-africa-tours/" target="_blank"> Chapman&#39;s Peak Drive</a>, an engineering marvel that hugs the cliffs and offers jaw-dropping ocean views. The day was dedicated to exploring the historic <a href="https://www.classicjourneys.com/south-africa-tours/" target="_blank">Cape of Good Hope</a> where the Portuguese navigators once sailed in the 15th century. They walked on trails high above the ocean and stopped to enjoy the views over a glass of champagne. Clive recounted that while admiring the coastal views over champagne, a baboon snuck up and stole their cooler of waters providing for some laughs (at least it didn&#39;t steal the bubbly!). They then visited <a href="https://www.classicjourneys.com/south-africa-tours/" target="_blank">Boulder Beach</a>, home to the largest colony of endangered African penguins as well as the famous <a href="https://www.classicjourneys.com/south-africa-tours/" target="_blank">Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens</a>, home to more than 7,000 plant species. Their day ended with a lovely dinner at Karibu restaurant, located along the city&#39;s Wharf. <br><br><a href="https://www.classicjourneys.com/south-africa-tours/" target="_blank"><img alt="User-added image" src="/servlet/rtaImage?eid=a2Y1T000001vxzj&amp;feoid=00N50000008QRzC&amp;refid=0EM1T000000zXWq" style="height: 355px; width: 500px;"></img></a><br><br><br><a href="https://www.classicjourneys.com/south-africa-tours/" target="_blank"><img alt="User-added image" src="/servlet/rtaImage?eid=a2Y1T000001vxzj&amp;feoid=00N50000008QRzC&amp;refid=0EM1T000000zXWv" style="height: 355px; width: 500px;"></img></a><br><br><b>Day 3 - Cultural Townships &amp; Robben Island</b> <br><br>In order to learn more about modern South Africa and the path the country has taken since apartheid, it&#39;s essential to visit the townships located in the peripheries of the city. Clive guided Dotty and Terry through the cultural townships and they had the chance to gain insights into South African culture that is hard to find anywhere else. They were then invited into a small school, where they delivered soup ingredients and met a class of South African children who were excited to sing for them and chat about their lives. They also had the chance to speak with a traditional healer in the area and even try a taste of <a href="https://www.classicjourneys.com/south-africa-tours/" target="_blank">home-brewed African beer</a>. In the afternoon, they had the chance to visit <a href="https://www.classicjourneys.com/south-africa-family-adventure-tours/" target="_blank">Robben Island,</a> where Nelson Mandela was imprisoned for almost 20 years in an attempt to silence his anti-apartheid voice. Today, the island is a UNESCO World Heritage site and a symbol of the transformative power of forgiveness. <br><br><a href="https://www.classicjourneys.com/south-africa-family-adventure-tours/" target="_blank"><img alt="User-added image" src="/servlet/rtaImage?eid=a2Y1T000001vxzj&amp;feoid=00N50000008QRzC&amp;refid=0EM1T000000zXX5" style="height: 355px; width: 500px;"></img></a><br><br><br><b>Day 4 &amp; 5 - The Cape Winelands </b><br><br>Over the next two days, Clive guided Dotty and Terry to the <a href="https://www.classicjourneys.com/south-africa-tours/" target="_blank">Cape Winelands</a> where they stayed in <a href="https://www.classicjourneys.com/south-africa-tours/" target="_blank">Stellenbosch</a>, the capital of the Winelands. The Winelands are a premier location to walk through vineyards and enjoy the lovely olive orchards over chats with locals of the excellent South African cuisine. During their guided cuisine walks, they tasted fresh bread from the ovens of an artisanal baker, snacked at a family-run butchery, tasted wines at a lively wine bar in the area, and finally, sampled Cape deserts with a side of the locally grown teas. <br><br><a href="https://www.classicjourneys.com/south-africa-tours/" target="_blank"><img alt="User-added image" src="/servlet/rtaImage?eid=a2Y1T000001vxzj&amp;feoid=00N50000008QRzC&amp;refid=0EM1T000000zXWg" style="height: 355px; width: 500px;"></img></a><br><br><b>Day 6, 7, and 8 - Safari </b><br><br>On day six, Dotty and Terry parted with Clive in Cape Town and flew to eastern South Africa where they began their<a href="https://www.classicjourneys.com/south-africa-tours/" target="_blank"> three-day Safari</a>. They settled into their luxurious and comfortable lodge on the grounds of the <a href="https://www.andbeyond.com/destinations/africa/south-africa/kwazulu-natal/phinda-private-game-reserve/" target="_blank">Phinda Private Game Preserve</a>, looking out on the wild terrain where they searched for opportunities to view <a href="https://www.classicjourneys.com/south-africa-family-adventure-tours/" target="_blank">The Big Five</a> - the elephant, rhinoceros, Cape buffalo, lion, and leopard. With chances to go on daily game drives, bush walks, Zulu village tours, black rhino safaris, and more, Dotty and Terry were not disappointed with the South African safari experience you only hear about in storybooks.  <br><br><a href="https://www.classicjourneys.com/south-africa-tours/" target="_blank"><img alt="User-added image" src="/servlet/rtaImage?eid=a2Y1T000001vxzj&amp;feoid=00N50000008QRzC&amp;refid=0EM1T000000zXWl" style="height: 355px; width: 500px;"></img></a><br><br><br><a href="https://www.classicjourneys.com/south-africa-tours/" target="_blank"><img alt="User-added image" src="/servlet/rtaImage?eid=a2Y1T000001vxzj&amp;feoid=00N50000008QRzC&amp;refid=0EM1T000000zXWb" style="height: 355px; width: 500px;"></img></a><br><br><b>Day 9 - Final Day</b> <br><br>With time for a final drive in the morning, Terry and Dotty spotted a few more wildebeests and South African birds before departing the gorgeous <a href="https://www.classicjourneys.com/south-africa-tours/" target="_blank">Phinda Private Reserve</a> and heading towards home to tell tales of the many animals they spotted on safari, the wonders of Cape Town, the delicacies of the Winelands, and so much more.<br><br>If you&#39;re interested in a trip like Terry and Dotty&#39;s, take a look at our <a href="https://www.classicjourneys.com/south-africa-walking-tour/" target="_blank">South Africa Culture + Walking Tour</a> for the chance to experience a trip of a lifetime in South Africa.

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  • Cherry Blossom Festival

    Festivals Around The World You Should See Once in Your Life

    No matter where you travel around the world, people love to celebrate. Food, wine, beer, culture, art, holidays, religion, there truly is a festival for everything and reasons to celebrate life are far and plenty. We&#39;ve rounded up a list of some of the top festivals and celebrations around the globe that are on the top of our bucket lists! Experience some of these festivals on a Classic Journeys <a href="https://www.classicjourneys.com/dates/" target="_blank">scheduled departure</a>, or craft a <a href="https://www.classicjourneys.com/private/" target="_blank">private journey</a> to explore on your terms! <br><br><a href="https://www.classicjourneys.com/japan-cherry-blossoms-tour/" target="_blank"><img alt="User-added image" src="/servlet/rtaImage?eid=a2Y1T000001vy3b&amp;feoid=00N50000008QRzC&amp;refid=0EM1T000000zZI3" style="height: 355px; width: 500px;"></img></a><br><br><b>Cherry Blossom Festival - <a href="https://www.classicjourneys.com/japan-luxury-tours/" target="_blank">Japan</a></b><br><br>Japan is known around the world for its vibrant cherry blossom festivals that are held all over the country during the spring. Known as <i>Hanami</i> in Japanese, locals and tourists alike enjoy the ancient tradition of viewing the blooming of cherry blossoms and plum blossoms in parks and countrysides throughout the country. People flock to parks and drink and eat under the beautiful pink trees, making the viewing into a lively picnic under the trees. Sometimes, the blooms last no more than two weeks and have become a symbol of the impermanence of beauty and the appreciation of it. Cherry blossoms typically begin to bloom in Okinawa in January and reach their peak in March or April. Traditional Japanese performances, parades and tea ceremonies often accompany the spectacular blooms. Classic Journeys has a <a href="https://www.classicjourneys.com/japan-cherry-blossoms-tour/" target="_blank">special edition trip</a> to check out this stunning festival in the spring.<br><br><img alt="User-added image" src="/servlet/rtaImage?eid=a2Y1T000001vy3b&amp;feoid=00N50000008QRzC&amp;refid=0EM1T000000zYR8" style="height: 355px; width: 500px;"></img><br><br><b>Carnival - Rio de Janeiro, Brazil </b><br><br>Widely considered the &quot;greatest show on earth&quot;, Carnival in Brazil attracts millions of people each year. Historically, the festival is a religious celebration held between the Friday afternoon before Ash Wednesday and Ash Wednesday at noon, marking the beginning of Catholic Lent. Carnival in Brazil is celebrated through elaborate costumes, lively music, dazzling parties and samba dance performances throughout the week. Samba schools from around the world perform and compete for the grand prize in front of thousands of people. Although Carnival is celebrated in several locations, there is no better place to experience it than Rio de Janeiro. <br><br><a href="https://www.classicjourneys.com/thailand" target="_blank"><img alt="User-added image" src="/servlet/rtaImage?eid=a2Y1T000001vy3b&amp;feoid=00N50000008QRzC&amp;refid=0EM1T000000zYRc" style="height: 332px; width: 500px;"></img></a><br><br><b>Songkran - Thailand </b><br><br>The word &quot;Songkran&quot; is derived from the Sanskrit word for &quot;astrological passage&quot; meaning change and transformation. A fitting name, considering this event is the celebration of the traditional New Year on April 13th. In the mornings, local Buddhist temples will offer food to the monks and water is poured on statues of Buddha, the young, and the elderly as a symbol of purification and transformation. However, the water ritual escalated to what has become the world&#39;s biggest water fight. In <a href="https://www.classicjourneys.com/thailand" target="_blank">Chiang Mai</a> particularly, the celebration consists of closed off streets where thousands of people gather with water balloons, Super Soakers, and buckets of water and drench one another in a massive water fight. <br><br><a href="https://www.classicjourneys.com/ireland-tours/" target="_blank"><img alt="User-added image" src="/servlet/rtaImage?eid=a2Y1T000001vy3b&amp;feoid=00N50000008QRzC&amp;refid=0EM1T000000zYRS" style="height: 355px; width: 500px;"></img></a><br><br><b>St. Patrick&#39;s Day Festival - Dublin, Ireland </b><br><br>We all know the fun of St. Patrick&#39;s Day but have not experienced it to its full potential until visiting Dublin, <a href="https://www.classicjourneys.com/ireland-tours/" target="_blank">Ireland</a> for the holiday&#39;s festivities. The holiday was originally celebrated to honor the patron saint of Ireland, so celebrating in the land of origin is the honorable thing to do. Traditions include wearing green clothing and shamrocks, public parades, music and Irish step dancing. The celebration is topped off in a pub with a nip of Irish Whiskey or pint of <a href="https://www.classicjourneys.com/ireland-tours/" target="_blank">Guinness</a> on tap!<br><br><a href="https://www.classicjourneys.com/morocco-tours/" target="_blank"><img alt="User-added image" src="/servlet/rtaImage?eid=a2Y1T000001vy3b&amp;feoid=00N50000008QRzC&amp;refid=0EM1T000000zYRm" style="height: 355px; width: 500px;"></img></a><br><br><b>Féz Festival of World Sacred Music - Féz, Morocco </b><br><br>The festival of world sacred music has been around for twenty-five years now and is a celebration of the ancient Moroccan city&#39;s rich traditions in the arts. The UN has recognized the festival as one of the world&#39;s most significant events to house a dialogue between different cultures around the world. Musicians, poets, and artists from around the world perform and attend. <a href="https://www.classicjourneys.com/morocco-tours/" target="_blank">Fé</a><a href="https://www.classicjourneys.com/morocco-tours/" target="_blank">z, Morocco</a> acts as the perfect spot for hosting such an event, following its rich artistic history and influence—as it was a city where philosophers, religious heads, and academics have gone to study for thousands of years. <br><br><b><a href="https://www.classicjourneys.com/holi-festival-india-travel/" target="_blank"><img alt="User-added image" src="/servlet/rtaImage?eid=a2Y1T000001vy3b&amp;feoid=00N50000008QRzC&amp;refid=0EM1T000000zYHr" style="height: 355px; width: 500px;"></img></a><br><br>Holi Festival - <a href="https://www.classicjourneys.com/india-tours/" target="_blank">Indi</a><a href="http://www.classicjourneys.com/india-tours/" target="_blank">a</a>, <a href="https://www.classicjourneys.com/nepal-walking-tours/" target="_blank">Nepal</a> and Pakistan </b><br><br>The ancient Hindu festival is known as &quot;the festival of colors&quot; or &quot;the festival of love&quot; celebrates the end of winter and the victory of good over evil. The celebration is associated with various legends in the Hindu religion but ends in a colorful celebration regardless of the origin. Participants fill water balloons and water guns, drench each other and then cover one another rin colorful powders. Marching bands, food, dancing, and parties in the streets accompany the celebratory event that leaves people feeling childlike and giddy. Classic Journeys even has a <a href="https://www.classicjourneys.com/holi-festival-india-travel/" target="_blank">special edition tour to experience the Holi Festival</a> in India. <br><br><a href="https://www.classicjourneys.com/spain/" target="_blank"><img alt="User-added image" src="/servlet/rtaImage?eid=a2Y1T000001vy3b&amp;feoid=00N50000008QRzC&amp;refid=0EM1T000000zYRN" style="height: 385px; width: 500px;"></img></a><br><br><b>Semana Santa - Spain</b> <br><br>Semana Santa–the week between Palm Sunday and Easter–is celebrated around the world, but <a href="https://www.classicjourneys.com/spain/" target="_blank">Spain</a> dedicates a week of festivities to properly commemorate the event. The elaborate approach to this celebration centers on the parade-like processions of Catholic brotherhoods that date back hundreds of years. The thing that most attracts travelers around the world is the massive floats (<i>pasos</i>) depicting biblical scenes that are carried through the streets. The most famous Semana Santa celebration can be experienced in <a href="https://www.classicjourneys.com/southernspain/" target="_blank">Seville</a>, where marching bands and music accompany large floats through the night and into the early mornings with participants and spectators often seen crying at the spectacular sight. <br><br><a href="https://www.classicjourneys.com/spain/" target="_blank"><img alt="User-added image" src="/servlet/rtaImage?eid=a2Y1T000001vy3b&amp;feoid=00N50000008QRzC&amp;refid=0EM1T000000zYRr" style="height: 316px; width: 500px;"></img></a><br><br><b>La Tomatina - Valencia, Spain</b><br><br>La Tomatina may be the most unique festival on our list, consisting of a massive tomato food fight in the streets of Buñol in Valencia, <a href="https://www.classicjourneys.com/spain/" target="_blank">Spain</a>. Thousands of people gather from around the world to throw tomatoes in the streets. Around 11 am on the last Wednesday of August each year, trucks drop several hundred tons of tomatoes in the town square and water canons signal the beginning of a massive food fight. The reasoning behind the tomato throwing festival is not completely known, but participants remain passionate about the messy tradition.<br><br><a href="https://www.classicjourneys.com/europe/" target="_blank"><img alt="User-added image" src="/servlet/rtaImage?eid=a2Y1T000001vy3b&amp;feoid=00N50000008QRzC&amp;refid=0EM1T000000zYRX" style="height: 355px; width: 500px;"></img></a><br><br><b>Oktoberfest - Munich, Germany </b><br><br>Oktoberfest in Munich is the world&#39;s largest beer celebration and draws in visitors from around the world. The grounds are filled with beer tents serving Bavarian beer and playing traditional music, as well as a massive festival ground with carnival rides and food stands galore. Most people come dressed in traditional Bavarian clothing like dirndls and lederhosen to complete the traditional celebration.<br><br><br>Check out one of these many festivals and <a href="https://www.classicjourneys.com/dates/none/none/none/none/" target="_blank">take a look at our tour dates to see if any of our Classic Journeys tours line up with these events!</a> If they don&#39;t, we&#39;re happy to help you craft a private journey that allows you to attend one of these legendary celebrations. 

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