Events + Festivals Abroad for College Societies

Find your society below and see the places of interest, exciting events and festivals throughout the year in Europe and beyond!

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Pop us an email or fill in our form and we'll plan the perfect group trip around your society theme!

Your trip includes all bookings (flights, accommodations, transport) as well as museums, events or exhibitions of interest for your group, full itinerary, dinner reservations, receptions, pub crawls + more AND a Capture Guide to lead your group trip from start to finish!

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  • Animation, Anime, Comic Books & Manga

Places of interest for city breaks:

The Art Ludique Museum, Paris

The Cartoon Museum, London

Netherlands Stripmuseum, Groningen, Holland

Marc Sleen Museum, Brussels

Belgian Comic Strip Centre, Brussels


Many Animation Festivals also hold Independent Competitions- so if you have a film, why not submit it?!

Animasyros, August, Greece

Anibar Animation Festival, Kosovo, Mid August

Animaze, Montreal, End of August

Viborg Animation Festival, Copenhagen, End of September

September 2018

2D to Not 2D Animation Festival, Seattle, End of September

Anime: Klik, Amsterdam, Mid October

Scotland Loves Animation, Glasgow + Edinburgh, October

Reanimania, Armenia, End of October,

FLIP, Wolverhampton, November

Animex, England, February

Animac, Catalonia, End of February

Anifilm, Czech Republic, beginning of May

Anifest, California, May

AIAFF, Annecy, France, June

Animafest, Croatia, June

Animator, Poland, June

Hamburg Animation, Hamburg, June

Kecskemét, Hungary, June


  • Art, Art and Design, Draw

Places of interest for city breaks:

The Tate Modern, National Gallery, Portrait Gallery, British Museum - London

The Louvre, George Pompidou Centre - Paris

Rijksmuseum, Stedelijk - Amsterdam

Museo del Prado- Madrid

There are hundreds of galleries in every European city and beyond! Depending on your interests we can choose a selection of museums- just let us know what city!

If you have a group full or artists- we can design private art trips where your group will have the chance to sit down draw, paint and create with locals- alongside fun opportunities like painting and wine nights; sunset landscapes and more!


Frau Architekt Symposium and exhibition, end of February, Germany

Fontstand International Typography Conference, April, Croatia

Salone de Mobile, April, Italy

OFF Barcelona, May

By Design Conference, Bratislava, May

InnoTown, Norway, May

Berlin Culture Festival, May

Open Air Gallery, Berlin, June

With art and design festivals throughout the year in every city- if you have an idea, we'll find the right city and event for your group!


  • Architecture, Design

Places of interest for city breaks:

Cite de l'Architecture et du Patrimoine, Paris

Design Museum, London

The Vitra Design Museum, Weil am Rhein, Germany

The Bauhaus Archive Museum of Design, Berlin

Triennale di Milano, Milan

Whatever kind of architectural wonders your group is interested in, we can work with you to design walking tours and itineraries that encompass the magnificent design of any city in the world!


London Design Beinnale, September

Paris Design Week, September

Vienna Design Week, September

Dutch Design Week, October

World Architecture Festival, Amsterdam, November

Architect @ Work, London, January

Stockholm Design Week, February

Milan Design Week, Milan, April

Design Month, Graz, Austria, all of April

London Festival of Architecture, London, June

Birmingham Design Festival, Birmingham, June

Barcelona Design Week, Barcelona, June


  • Archaeology, Classical Studies, History

Places of interest for city breaks:

National Archaeological Museum, Athens

National Archaeological Museum, Madrid

Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology, Cambridge

Museum of London, London

If you want an amazing archaeology trip for your group that doesn't involve a dig, Rome and Athens are two of the best destinations to combine archaeology and fun!

In the capitals of Italy and Greece, we can design a Classical trip that incorporates any type of themed night events we know you'd love! Toga party in Rome, anyone?

For historical groups, every city in the world has a unique period of time which defines them as a nation. From ancient history to 1940s Berlin, medieval to renaissance times- we'll design the most accurate trip to combine history and group socializing!


  • Astronomy

Places of interest for city breaks:

Herschel Museum of Astronomy, Bath

Royal Observatory, Greenwich, London

Looking for a fun break and want to combine your interest in the stars? We'll design the perfect trip for your group that combines a fun group trip + an observatory visit in any city!


European Astrofest, February, London

Starmus, Switzerland, June


  • Baking

Places of interest for city breaks:

Paris- a trip through the patisseries of France!

Give your society a sweet treat this year!

Choose any destination in the world and we'll come up with some ideas for your group trip. There's no shortage of options across Europe to delve in to local desserts + sample extraordinary baking goods. We can arrange visits to local and famous bakeries, food samplings of national treats and baking classes in astounding locations abroad!


  • Books, Literary, Poetry, Drama

Places of interest for city breaks:

Paris- If you're interested in Hemingway, Fitzgerald, Ezra Pound, Gertrude Stein, James Joyce and more- we already have an in-depth itinerary designed to bring you through the heart of Paris' literary landscape where the world's greatest writers were inspired!

Edinburgh- for those who adore Harry Potter, this is the destination for you- we have designed walking tours to take you through the heart of J.K. Rowling's inspiration spots!

Wherever you're interested in visiting, we can design a trip that will take you through the heart of literary experiences and arrange tickets to readings, poetry slams, writer events, book fairs and more!


Hay Festival, Wales, May to June

Edinburgh International Book Festival, August

Berlin International Literature Festival, September

Cheltenham Literature Festival, October

Gothenburg Book Fair, Sweden, September


  • Comedy

Places of interest for city breaks:

London- if you're interested in a comedy trip, we'll take you through the heart of up and coming comedians in the British capital where your members can stand up and perform, too!

Whether your group is interested in seeing famous comedians preform live or having a go themselves, we can arrange meet up groups with other local comedians, and design trips that will really hit the funny bone!


Fringe Festival, Edinburgh, August

Leicester Comedy Festival, February


  • Dance

If you're group wants to compete this year or next- whether its in Europe, New York or L.A.- we can organize your group booking in its entirety. From bookings, to bus transfers, practice areas to group dinners- leave your dance group trip up to us!


Hip Hop goes Theatre, Austria, September

Breakin Convention, London, May

Garden Festival, Croatia, July

Seinäjoki Tango Festival, Finland, July

ImPulsTanz Vienna International Dance Festival, Vienna, August

Notorious IBE, Holland, August


  • Disney

You can't have a Disney society and not dream of the most magical place on earth: this year, make it a reality for your group!

Capture Travel works with Disney providers to get you group access to the park, arranges everything from flights to accommodation, transfers and more! Splurge out and stay in the parks many themed hotels or save money and stay within walking distance in cheaper hotels and hostels.

If you're dreaming of Disneyalnd Paris, we can design trips that also give your group some time in the capital for a night or two. If you want to go further abroad, Florida or Anaheim, we can also make this a possibility!


  • Drama

Places of interest for city breaks:

Group trips don't have to be a drama. We'll make sure they're not.

London is a prime destination to enjoy drama, musicals and more in the West End; explore the history of theatre at Shakespeare's Globe and other opportunities to see the beginnings of stage theatre and arrange backstage tours!

If your group dreams about the magical lights of stage productions, New York is the perfect destination. A trip to the Big Apple might have seemed too impossible before, but with cheap flights direct from Ireland, Capture Travel can make this a possibility!


  • Film

Places of interest for city breaks:

Visit London with options like the Harry Potter Experience, the London Film Museum, the BFI + more- we'll take your cinephiles through the heart of production in Europe.

Whatever type of filmographers you have in your society we can design trips to production houses, festivals + events across the world: see the list of festivals below. We'll plan your trip from start to finish, and get you good value on convention, festival tickets for your film society!



See full list of animation film festivals above

British Urban Film Festival, London, September

Cambridge Film Festival, Cambridge, September

Reykjavik Film Festival, Iceland, September

San Sebastian International Festival, Spain, September

Bergen International Film Festival, Norway, October

London Film Festival, October

CinEast, Luxembourg, October

Camerimage, Poland, November

Berlinale, Berlin, February

International Film Festival, Rotterdam, February or March

Brussels International Fantastic Film Festival, March

CPH: PIX, Copenhagen, April

Cannes Film Festival, France, May

Edinburgh International Film Festival, June

Queer Lisboa, Lisbon, June

  • Fashion

Places of interest for city breaks:

Fashion, McQueen Exhibition at V & A Museum, Fashion and Textile Museum, high-end shopping- London

Boutiques, flagships- Paris

There are fashion weeks throughout the year in capitals Paris, Milan, London and New York. Although tickets to events are often hard to come by, especially for groups, there are an abundance of low-key events held in the city to celebrate fashion and the artistry behind it!


  • Food

Places of interest for city breaks:

Europe is a heaven for food enthusiasts!

We’ll guide your members to some of the best food attractions in European cities: from cheap food markets to high end restaurants. Our guides know everything about local food to the best places to get your money’s worth, to the must-eats in all our destinations! So come with us and sample the delicacies of Parisian gourmet in the French capital or experience the best of Dutch cooking in Amsterdam!


  • Harry Potter


You can’t run a Harry Potter society and not think about visiting London or Edinburgh, the two homes of Harry Potter. Capture Travel arranges two trips for Harry Potter fiends.

London. In the magical city, we’ll get your group tickets to the Harry Potter Experience (a must-see), arrange walking tours around the inspiration for Diagon Alley via the Millennium Bridge; Platform 9 and ¾ in King’s Cross, as well as London Zoo and more!

If your group is more interested in the Hogwarts inspiration for Harry Potter- a trip to Edinburgh will prove to be just as eventful. There, we’ll take you on walking tours past the Elephant House, a shrine to J.K. Rowling- the many spots that inspired Harry Potter landmarks like Greyfriar’s Kirkyard where you can see Tom Riddle’s grave, as well as Edinburgh Castle + more!


  • LGBTQ+

Celebrate your pride in one of the many festivals in Europe on throughout the year. We know that Dublin Pride is not to be missed, but other countries do it bigger! There are pride weeks on every month of the year around the world, alongside LGBT film festivals, Gay Ski Weeks during the winter, Gay Games, Pink Christmas + more! Just choose your dates, country or trip idea and we'll find somewhere that's hosting a fabulous event that your group will love!


  • Music

As John Denver says, music brings people together and in every city in the world there is a unique and promising music scene stretching across various genres.

From crazy music festivals in the UK and beyond, to jazz sessions in underground clubs, symphony orchestras performance in grand halls to improv rap battles in alternative bars. Whatever genre your society enjoys, a trip to Europe can only amplify it.


  • Theology

From Christian Union groups to chapel societies; Judaism to Islam, Hinduism to Buddhism. A group trip to Europe can really be a spiritual, historical and interesting journey. Whether it’s a pilgrimage walk, an exploration of religious landmarks, a mystical retreat or a tour to allow your group to bond, Capture Travel can organize the perfect group trip!


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