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Africa & Middle East

 

Kurdistan

Paradise on Earth Tour

Oct '18
7 Days
1,095

Kurdistan a prospective new nation protected by the famous Peshmerga Armed Forces and one 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.

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Iran

Persian Empire to the Islamic Revolution

Oct '18
8 Days
1,095

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.

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Iran - April 2019

Persian Empire to the Islamic Revolution

Apr '19
8 Days
1,095

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.

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Kurdistan - April 2019

Paradise on Earth Tour

Apr '19
7 Days
1,095

Kurdistan a prospective new nation protected by the famous Peshmerga Armed Forces and one 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.

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Eastern Europe & Central Asia

 

Visit Chernobyl, Transnistria, Chisinau & Bucharest

Summer 2018

Jul '18
10 Days
840

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..

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Explore Russia

Moscow & Magadan Soviet Adventure

Aug '18
8 Days
2,395

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

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Kyrgyzstan

Independence Day and Nomad Games Tour

Aug '18
14 Days
1,700

In spite of the natural beauty and itinerant culture of Kyrgyzstan, we should also remember that it was a member of the Soviet Union just like other countries in Central Asia and there are still some explorable captivating relics.

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Turkmenistan

Independence Day Tour

Sep '18
7 Days
1,249

At Global Village Tours we are committed to taking you off the beaten track, and Turkmenistan is a little bit further than that! This is our third year traveling to incredible Turkmenistan – nestled between Iran, Afghanistan, Uzbekistan and on the shores of the Caspian Sea.

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Cuba & Columbia

 

Cuba & Vinales - November 2018

Unseen Revolutionary Tour

Nov '18
10 Days
1,197

The tour begins in Old Havana, one of the best-preserved colonial cities in all of the Americas. What you will see around you is a Cuban city that was once incredibly rich, as is still evident in its now faded art deco and internationally influenced design - none of which has lost its appeal. Many buildings are now being restored and a stroll around Havana when you arrive for the first day of your tour is a sensory overload.

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Colombia Tour - November 2018

Culture, Politics & Landscapes

Nov '18
9 Days
1,295

With the signing of the recent peace accord between the government of Colombia and The Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC) one of the world's most beautiful countries is seeing a surge in visitors. Our Columbia tour takes in some incredible landscapes including Tayrona National Park in the Sierra Nevada mountain range including some time spent with the Wiwa indigenous people and a night in an eco resort for some R&R after some amazing hiking and little known swimming spots. 

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Cuba & Vinales - April 2019

May Day Parade

Apr '19
10 Days
1,197

If there is one time of the year that can be the most interesting to visit Cuba, it would have to be for the May Day parade - the biggest and most colourful celebration of the year in Cuba. A fusion of Soviet-era politics and Latin American carnival that the whole country comes to a standstill for. There is an unbelievable party atmosphere on the streets and it's an incredible experience to hear Latin revolutionary music on the streets and the communist party elite presiding over the festivities and parade. 

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Colombia Tour - May 2019

Culture, Politics & Landscapes

May '19
9 Days
1,295

With the signing of the recent peace accord between the government of Colombia and The Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC) one of the world's most beautiful countries is seeing a surge in visitors. Our Columbia tour takes in some incredible landscapes including Tayrona National Park in the Sierra Nevada mountain range including some time spent with the Wiwa indigenous people and a night in an eco resort for some R&R after some amazing hiking and little known swimming spots. 

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Myanmar & Tibet

 

Myanmar

Horizons Tour

Dec '18
8 Days
795

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.

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Tibet Adventure July 2019

Namtso Lake & epic train to Xi'an or Beijing

Jul '19
7 Days
1,195

Join us for our Tibet Adventure in July 2019. Blending together all the key sights, sounds and smells of Lhasa and taking in some of the world’s most remarkable scenery with an added adventure to Namba Villages and Namtso Lake. 

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Papua New Guinea Travel

Mount Hagen Festival

Aug '19
7 Days
2,495

Witch doctors, fierce tribal warriors and head-hunters await you in one of the most remote places on earth. Join us in exploring Papua New Guinea and experience the breathtaking beauty and colour of the Mount Hagen Festival.

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North Korea

 

North Korea

Liberation Day Tour

Aug '18
6 Days
995

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.

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North Korea

Party Foundation Day Tour

Oct '18
7 Days
995

Visit North Korea for the anniversary celebrations for Party Foundation Day. The tour is one of the best opportunities to see one of the countries famed mass performances in Pyongyang.

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North Korea

Winter Tour

Nov '18
7 Days
995

In our final tour of North Korea for 2018, you will have the opportunity to experience North Korea at one of the best times of the year.

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North Korea - March 2019

St Patrick's Day Tour

Mar '19
3 Days
445

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!

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What Our Global Villagers Say

Dave Morrissey, Facebook

The Global Village Tours crew should be knighted, by Michael D. Higgins standing on a keg of Guinness (naturally), for their ability to open the world's most exclusive borders to the people of Ireland and the rest of the world. Going on the St Patrick's Day tour in North Korea was not a once in lifetime bullshit cliche. Cliche's exist for the timid, the confined. Global Village Tours kick cliches in the arse and send you on a journey that is utterly mad and wonderful. Amazing tours from amazing people. Cannot wait to select another course from their mouth watering menu of adventure!

Duncan Casey, Munster rugby player

Global Village Tours made my trip to DPRK completely hassle free, interesting and exciting from start to finish. It was affordable, enjoyable and memorable for all the right reasons. There were so many unusual people from all over the world that there was never a dull moment. I will definitely be traveling with Global Village again.

Frederieke Van, Humanitarian Aid Worker

GVT is what you would expect from an organized tour (i.e., professional, well organized, comfortable, and knowledgeable and reliable guides), but without the negative aspects that organized tours may have (e.g. stuffy, boring, rushed, repetitive, feeling like a cow in a cattle, and fellow travelers who prefer the comfortable options over the interesting and exciting options). Not only were the tour and the guides (the GVT and the local guides) great, the fellow travelers in the group were amazing as well - it seems like these trips attract an interesting and open-minded crowd of people!

Nicola Quinn - Senior Staff Nurse ICU London

I had a truly amazing and unique experience with GVT on their Chernobyl and Transnistria tour this year. GVT made this trip a special one for me. It was well organised, professional, informative and so much fun. Travelling with GVT is like travelling with friends. I was left with many incredible memories and new friends. I can't wait to travel with them again in October to Iran. A trip that I am beyond excited about.

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