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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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Russia, Eastern Europe & Central Asia

 

Caucasus Tour

Armenia, Nagorno-Karabakh, Abkhazia & Georgia

May '18
14 Days
1,540

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.

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Visit Chernobyl, Transnistria, Chisinau & Bucharest

Summer 2018

Jul '18
10 Days
790

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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Silk Road Experience Tour

Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan, Kyrgyzstan and Uyghur China!

Aug '18
24 Days
3,195

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…

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Cuba & Tibet

 

Travel to Tibet Tour

with Everest Base Camp Trek add-on

Jul '18
6 Days
945

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 …

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Everest Base Camp Trek

Optional add-on to Tibet tour

Jul '18
5 Days
995

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 …

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Cuba

Unseen Revolutionary Tour

Nov '18
10 Days
1,117

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.

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Myanmar & Papua New Guinea

 

Papua New Guinea Travel

Mount Hagen Festival

Aug '18
6 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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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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North Korea

 

North Korea

Liberation Day Tour

Aug '18
8 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 (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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