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Africa & Middle East

 

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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Ethiopia Tour - May 2019

Fascinating culture and people

May '19
10 Days
1,295

Tour highlights include a trip to the Danakil Depression, home to one of the worlds most extreme climates. We get to spend time in the Omo Valley hanging out with the Hamar, Mursi, Karo, Dassench and Ari tribes. We get to explore the modern capital city of Addis, home to the African Union. And finally we’ll take a trip to the small town of Lalibela, home to one of the one of the most spectacular and sacred sights anywhere in the world – the famous churches of Lalibela.

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Somaliland & Eritrea - May 2019

Horn of Africa Tour

May '19
15 Days
2,497

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.

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Eastern Europe & Central Asia

 

Eurasia Discovery Tour

18 Countries, 5 Weeks

Oct '18
41 Days
2,995

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.

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Belarus

Edge of Europe Tour

Nov '18
8 Days
795

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

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Visit Chernobyl, Transnistria, Chisinau & Bucharest

April 2019

Apr '19
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.

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Caucasus Tour

Armenia, Nagorno-Karabakh, Abkhazia & Georgia

Apr '19
13 Days
1,540

Join us for our Global Village Caucasus Adventure including a tour of two unrecognised independent states namely Nagorno-Karabakh, a frozen conflict zone nestled within South West Azerbaijan and also Abkhazia. These are one of four de facto unrecognised independent nations in post-Soviet Europe. We will also be travelling in Armenia and Georgia where we visit the beautiful city of Tbilisi.

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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

 

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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Pyongyang Marathon Tour

Apr '19
8 Days
1,195

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.

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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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