GLOBAL VILLAGE TOURS

 

GLOBAL VILLAGE INTERNATIONAL 2017/2018 GROUP TOURS

Our regular group tours to our unique destinations are designed for travellers who like to travel as part of a group but don’t like the idea of a ‘traditional’ group tour. If you are thinking large groups of people being marched on and off buses to see crowded tourist attractions – then you’re thinking wrong. For our destinations like Iran, Cuba and Chernobyl we run 2-3 group tours each year. Our group tours are budget friendly as you can bypass single supplements.

We spend up to a year planning each of our group tours carefully so that the emphasis is always on enjoyment, adventure and the opportunity to get under the skin of a country while travelling around with and meeting a bunch of interesting people We have had young travellers, university lecturers to professional sports stars, musicians, photographers and just about everyone in between travel with us.

On each group tour, we want you to have the most authentic experience possible. All tours are led by our expert guides. Group tours average at around 10 people, capped at a maximum of 25. For some tours such as our Silk Road, Eurasia Adventure or Somaliland and Eritrea Tour you can do a section of the itinerary and join at a designated point on the route. We have detailed this on any relevant itineraries.

All that’s left is for us to take you to countries like North Korea, Cuba, Myanmar or Papua New Guinea for the time of your life at a reasonable price! Take a look at our upcoming group tours for 2017/2018 below.

WHAT TO EXPECT FROM A GLOBAL VILLAGE GROUP TOUR

  • Budget-friendly with excellent prices on unique destinations
  • Professional local and western guides on each tour
  • Hand-picked authentic accommodation and restaurants
  • Off the beaten tourist map sights and experiences
  • Adventurous group tours of cultural, social, historical and political interest
  • For longer tours, join us for just part of an itinerary
  • Small to medium sized groups with plenty of time to relax

2017

MYANMAR TOUR

€795

GLOBAL VILLAGE TOURS – MYANMAR HORIZONS (CHRISTMAS 2017)

7

DAYS

Starting in Yangon, prepare to be blown away by this exotic and vibrant capital city – a melting pot of Burmese, Indian, British and Chinese ethnicity, culture & architecture. The buildings here are astounding and you will feel like you have been transported to the colonial era.

visit chernobyl

€2995

EURASIA DISCOVERY TOUR – 18 COUNTRIES, 5 WEEKS (OCTOBER 2017)

5

WEEKS

Welcome to your most epic adventure of the year, our Global Village Eurasia Tour. This is our longest tour of the year, however if you would like to join for parts of the itinerary only, we have published additional pricing in the table below. This is one of the most incredible trips you could take in your lifetime.

€795

GLOBAL VILLAGE TOURS – REVOLUTIONARY UNSEEN (DECEMBER 2017)

8

DAYS

Our trip starts in Old Havana, one of the best-preserved colonial cities in the Americas. Walk its historic streets, where you can try a traditional slow-cooked rice dish, and sample a famous Cuban Espresso with the locals. Next, we visit the Bay of Pigs, the mausoleum of “Che”, where we not only see his final resting place but the legendary train that he derailed.

€790

GLOBAL VILLAGE – CHERNOBYL, TRANSNISTRIA, CHISINAU & BUCHAREST TOUR (NOVEMBER 2017)

8

DAYS

Our Chernobyl and Transnistria tour kicks-off in Kiev, the proud capital of Ukraine – survivor of the Mongolian invasion and destruction of WWII. On the first night you will have the opportunity to get to know your fellow travelers and experience the heat of a Ukrainian night out at the unique ‘Hospital Bar’.

€995

North Korea – New Years Eve Tour December 28th – January 4th 2017

5

DAYS

New Years Eve North Korea Tour – December 28th – January 4th 2017   What better way to round off the Christmas period and ring in the New Year than jetting in to the DPRK to join in the festivities here. This tour is a great opportunity to check out some of the most impressive tourist …

2018

Africa & Middle East

IRAN SKIING HOLIDAY

€995 

GLOBAL VILLAGE TOURS – IRAN SKIING ADVENTURE (January 2018)

7

DAYS

Combine sport with culture and join us in Iran’s outstanding Dizin Ski Resort for a trip to remember. This is the largest ski resort in Western Asia, located in the heart of the Alborz Mountain Range, 75km from Tehran.

Kurdistan tour

€1045

ERBIL UNESCO & PESHMERGA KURDISTAN TOUR (October 2018)

7

DAYS

Kurdistan a prospective new nation protected by the famous Peshmerga Armed Forces and on that is at the forefront of the fight against ISIS. Despite its significance and proximity to probably the most important war currently raging, Kurdistan offers not only safety but beautiful scenery, famed in Middle Eastern literature as a paradise on earth.

Kurdistan tour

€1045

ERBIL UNESCO & PESHMERGA KURDISTAN TOUR (April 2018)

7

DAYS

Kurdistan a prospective new nation protected by the famous Peshmerga Armed Forces and on that is at the forefront of the fight against ISIS. Despite its significance and proximity to probably the most important war currently raging, Kurdistan offers not only safety but beautiful scenery, famed in Middle Eastern literature as a paradise on earth.

Iran tour

€1095

WONDERS OF IRAN TOUR (October 2018)

8

DAYS

Our Iran tour will allow you to dispel all preconceptions from international headlines, as you immerse yourself in this fascinating culture, from smoking shisha with the locals to visiting a traditional Iranian gym.

Iran Tour

€1095

WONDERS OF IRAN TOUR (April 2018)

8

DAYS

Our Iran tour will allow you to dispel all preconceptions from international headlines, as you immerse yourself in this fascinating culture, from smoking shisha with the locals to visiting a traditional Iranian gym.

AFRICA TOUR

€3395

SOMALILAND, ERITREA & SOCATRA AFRICA TOUR (May 2018)

22

DAYS

Somaliland is one of the world’s most unique travel destinations. Contrary to popular opinion, it is safe to travel here. Citizens of the country and the areas which we will visit are astoundingly hospitable, friendly and of course fascinated by foreign visitors to their country.

Russia, Eastern Europe & Central Asia

€795

BELARUS: EDGE OF EUROPE TOUR (November 2nd – 9th 2018)

7

DAYS

Belarus often described as the last holdout of the Cold War and Europe’s ‘only Soviet State’ is populated by a resilient people, and Minsk, in particular, has an extremely vibrant and interesting nightlife. That being said, in many ways Belarus does retain a lot of the charm

€2995

EURASIA DISCOVERY TOUR – 18 COUNTRIES, 5 WEEKS (OCTOBER 2018)

5

WEEKS

Welcome to your most epic adventure of the year, our Global Village Eurasia Tour. This is our longest tour of the year, however if you would like to join for parts of the itinerary only, we have published additional pricing in the table below. This is one of the most incredible trips you could take in your lifetime.

explore russia

€695

EXPLORE RUSSIA: IRKUTSK & LAKE BAIKAL (Oct 28th – Nov 2nd 2018)

6

DAYS

Experience the beauty of Russia’s Far East. Discover the unique art, history and culture of Irkutsk, Siberia’s second city. Gaze in awe at the breathtaking sight of Lake Baikal in early winter. Join us on the adventure of a lifetime.

Soviet History Tour

€2395

EXPLORE RUSSIA: SOVIET HISTORY TOUR (Summer 2018)

8

DAYS

Your Soviet Adventure begins in Moscow where we board the night flight to Magadan. There we are taken to the city via the infamous ‘Road of Bones’, and its various monuments. We’ll traverse the city, learning about the Soviet Gulag history in a myriad of museums before diving into history by journeying into the depths of the Dniprovsky Mine

visit chernobyl

€790

VISIT CHERNOBYL, TRANSNISTRIA, CHISINAU & BUCHAREST TOUR (Summer 2018)

8

DAYS

Welcome to the Soviet adventure of a lifetime. Our Chernobyl Tour kicks-off in Kiev, the proud capital of Ukraine and will finish in Bucharest in Romania. Before we spend the next 8 days travelling through Ukraine, Transnistria, Moldova and Romania, on the first night..

Visit Chernobyl

€790

VISIT CHERNOBYL, TRANSNISTRIA, CHISINAU & BUCHAREST (Easter 2018)

8

DAYS

Welcome to the Soviet adventure of a lifetime. Our Chernobyl Tour kicks-off in Kiev, the proud capital of Ukraine and will finish in Bucharest in Romania. Before we spend the next 8 days travelling through Ukraine, Transnistria, Moldova and Romania, on the first night..

$3195

SILK ROAD EXPERIENCE TOUR (August 2018)

24

DAYS

SILK ROAD EXPERIENCE TOUR (August 20th – September 12th 2018)   Ever wanted to travel to one of the least travelled parts of the world? Sick of the queues to see all the major attractions? Want to get bragging rights over your friends? Then join us for our Silk Road Summer Combo Tour through Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan, Kyrgyzstan …

Caucasus Tour

€1540

CAUCASUS TOUR – ARMENIA, NAGORNO-KARABAKH, ABKHAZIA & GEORGIA (Summer 2018)

13

DAYS

The tour kicks off in the town off in Yerevan, Armenia before taking us along the quintessential Caucasus scenic route to the town of Goris in the valley of the River Goris. We travel on to Nagorno-Karabakh in our fleet of very authentic fleet of Lada automobiles to our base at the Jazz Club hotel in the quirky capital, Stepanakert.

$1295 

INDEPENDENCE DAY TURKMENISTAN TOUR (October 2018)

8

DAYS

At Global Village Tours we are committed to taking you places that are less travelled to or are just opening up to visitors. We are delighted to announce our second trip to Turkmenistan – nestled between Iran, Afghanistan, Uzbekistan and on the shores of the Caspian Sea.

Cuba & Tibet

Everest Base Camp Trip

€595

EVEREST BASE CAMP TRIP (SUMMER 2018 WITH OPTIONAL ADD-ON TIBET TOUR)

5

DAYS

EVEREST BASE CAMP TRIP (JULY 28TH – AUGUST 1ST 2018)   After 5 days on our Tibet Tour you’ll have seen enough monasteries to last a little while, so why not top it off with a sight of the world’s highest mountain as part of our Everest Base Camp Trip. We encourage our Global Villagers …

travel to tibet

€945

TRAVEL TO TIBET TOUR + OPTIONAL EVEREST BASE CAMP EXTENSION (SUMMER 2018)

6

DAYS

TRAVEL TO TIBET TOUR (JULY 15TH – JULY 20TH 2018)   Make 2018 the year you finally Travel to Tibet and join us for your sensational Tibet Tour. Blending all the key sights, sounds and smells of Lhasa – taking in some of the world’s most remarkable scenery and with an adventure to Namba Villages …

TRAVEL THROUGH CUBA

€1099

TRAVEL THROUGH CUBA – REVOLUTIONARY UNSEEN TOUR (NOVEMBER 2018)

11

DAYS

Our trip starts in Old Havana, one of the best-preserved colonial cities in the Americas. Walk its historic streets, where you can try a traditional slow-cooked rice dish, and sample a famous Cuban Espresso with the locals. Next, we visit the Bay of Pigs, the mausoleum of “Che”, where we not only see his final resting place but the legendary train that he derailed.

Travel through Cuba

€1099

TRAVEL THROUGH CUBA – MAY DAY PARADE 2018

11

DAYS

Our trip starts in Old Havana, one of the best preserved colonial cities in the Americas. Walk its historic streets, where you can try a traditional slow cooked rice dish, and sample a famous Cuban Espresso with the locals. Next we visit the Bay of Pigs, the mausoleum of “Che”, where we not only see his final resting place, but the legendary train that he derailed.

 

Myanmar, Nepal & Papua New Guinea

North Korea

travel to north korea

€995

TRAVEL TO NORTH KOREA – LIBERATION DAY TOUR (AUGUST 2018)

5

DAYS

Join us in North Korea for the momentous celebration of Liberation day! This important national holiday celebrates the end of the Japanese occupation of Korea. Highlights of this tour include the official celebrations, with plenty of singing and dancing alongside the locals aswell as an amazing fireworks display and Mass Dance.

Pyongyang Marathon

€1195

PYONGYANG MARATHON TOUR (APRIL 2018)

6

DAYS

Tell your grand kids you ran the Pyongyang Marathon in the Peoples Democratic of North Korea! This incredible event is only the fifth year that foreign tourists and amateurs are welcomed to compete or spectate from the grandstands of Kim Il Sung stadium.

North Korea St Patrick's Day

€995

NORTH KOREA ST PATRICK’S DAY TOUR MARCH 2018

6

DAYS

Join us in North Korea for St. Patrick’s Day for a truly unique cultural exchange between Ireland and the DPRK. Experience a trip removed from politics & news media. Over the course of a week, we will show you around Pyongyang & Kaesong with focus on relaxation & enjoyment. The tour includes a trip to a Film Studio on St.Patrick’s Day as well as visiting many of DPRK’s most famous micro breweries. Food, music & beers!

North Korea Marathon

€1595

NORTH KOREA MARATHON, PYONGYANG & KIM IL SUNG BIRTHDAY TOUR APRIL 2018

11

DAYS

Our North Korea Marathon Tours are among our most popular, and surely one of the most unique ways to see the Peoples Democratic of North Korea! This incredible event is only the fifth year that foreign tourists and amateurs are welcomed to compete or spectate from the grandstands of Kim Il Sung Stadium.