By Contikivacations | November 6, 2012
During your travels, there may be once-in-a-lifetime opportunities that you come across that you can't pass up. This can be a really great way to enhance your travels, whether you're celebrating the 100 years of Machu Picchu or you happen to be traveling to Europe when your favorite YouTube stars are hosting a meet-up.
Check out a few upcoming anniversary events that you can start planning for in 2013! We'll be sure to round up more as the year comes to an end!
110th Anniversary of the Harley-Davidson Motorcycle
If you decide to hit up Rome during summer 2013, you might find yourself smack in the middle of Harley-Davidson Motorcycles' 110 anniversary, which is scheduled for June 13-16. You can see 1400 motorcycles get selected to be blessed by the pope, along with entertainment, food and drink. If you won't be in Italy around that time, there will be multi-city celebrations around the world, including Melbourne (Australia), Sao Paolo (Brazil), and even Auckland (New Zealand). When in Rome, do as the Romans do and ride a Harley!
Celebrate 50 Years of Lamborghini
Love Italian cars? It's the year of transportation as Lamborghini also gears up for its own 50 year celebration. There will be a 50th Anniversary Grand Tour that kicks off in Milan and travels through the coastline of Italy from May 7-11, where hundreds of vintage and modern-day Lamborghinis will drive over 1200km. Now that would definitely be a sight to see!
Star Wars Europe Celebration II!
Did everyone hear the recent news that The Walt Disney Company just acquired Lucasfilms Ltd. and announced that there will be more Star Wars films in the future? Why not join your fellow Star Wars fans in Europe at the largest fan gathering, held in Messe Essen, Germany (the nearest city is Dusseldorf) from July 26-28, 2013! May the force be with you!
U.S. History Buff? Check out Gettysburg's 150th Anniversary
The Battle of Gettysburg marked a significant turning point in the American Civil War. 150 years later, the site of this famous 3-day battle still holds remnants of its past and still echoes the words that President Abraham Lincoln spoke in
The Gettysburg Address. If you plan on doing a tour in the US next year, consider stopping by Gettysburg. Contiki does make a stop at this historical site on the Eastern Escapade tour.
We already know you're going to make every moment count, but why not add a bit of flair to that trip by going during one of these special events?
Let us know if you're planning on any special events for 2013!