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Top Ten Festivals 2015

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As if you needed an excuse to travel to the cultural hotspots in our part of the world…

Here are 10 amazing festivals to put on your wish list for this year… or next.


Riga Opera Festival, Riga, Latvia
June 5-18 2015
Gorgeous art Nouveau architecture, a growing slow food movement, and a world class opera festival.


Dubrovnik Festival, Dubrovnik, Croatia
July 10 – August 25 2015
With almost 150 performances, in 29 venues, many of them outside, the Dubrovnik Festival perfectly showcases the beauty of this incredible city.


Stars of the White Nights Festival, St. Petersburg, Russia
May 28 – July 31 2015

An eight week extravaganza of concerts, opera and ballet, crafted by the inimitable Valery Gergiev.

Due to the devaluation of the Russian Rouble, top seats start at a bargain $55.00!

Mariinsky Theater

Operosa, Balkan Festival in Montenegro, Serbia and Bulgaria

Bringing opera to Montenegro – if you stay at the Regent Porto Montenegro you may be lucky and be serenaded in the hotel lobby! For a week in September, dates to be confirmed.

Budapest Summer Festival, Budapest, Hungary
June 6 – August 31 2015

There are not many venues that you can arrive by boat! Ditch the car and take a luxury water taxi to Margaret Island, host to many outdoor performances part of the Budapest Summer Festival.   (2015 programme not yet announced)

Prague Spring, Prague, Czech Republic
May 12 – June 3 2015
No, it isn’t the name of a revolution – just the most famous music festival in Central Europe.

Municipal House

July 18 – August 30 2015
02 March sees the 50th Anniversary of the release of The Sound of Music! What better reason to visit Salzburg this summer?

Sharq Taronalari, Samarkand, Uzbekistan
July 18 – August 30 2015
The Bi Annual Sharq Taronalari (Melodies of the Orient) Festival takes place this year in in Samarkand in magical Registan Square.

Istanbul Tulip Festival, Istanbul, Turkey

Did you know that tulips originated in the Ottoman Empire? The annual April Tulip festival Lale Festivali is not to be missed. 14 million tulips are planted throughout the city. Simply stunning.

Jewish Cultural Festival, Krakow, Poland
June 26 – July 5 2015
In this, the 70th year commemorating the liberation of Auschwitz, combine your own visit to Poland to coincide with the 25th annual Jewish Festival in Krakow.



Begin planning your 2015 festival experience by contacting Exeter International at (813) 251-5355 / (800) 633-1008.


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