Multi-destination music tours to Europe

We have been organising music tours for international music groups since 1980. So we are brimming with ideas and suggestions for all kinds of ensembles from jazz bands to sacred choirs to countries across Europe and beyond.

Here is a sample of some of the multi-destination tours we offer – just click on the tabs below to see the details.

All our tours are individually created. Please get in touch with our friendly and expert music team who will be happy to put together a tour for your ensemble.

  • School Music Tours

UK and beyond

Why not do a tour of the UK? Visit the famous cities of Oxford and Cambridge or Edinburgh in Scotland, famous for its summer festival. The UK can be combined with Paris (France), Brussels (Belgium) and Amsterdam (Netherlands) for a northern European trip. Or, start in London and work your way through Europe into Germany, Austria and Italy.

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The UK’s capital city is awash with famous sights from Big Ben and the Houses of Parliament, to Buckingham Palace and The London Eye. Perform at the London Barbican or Southbank Centres. Listen to live music in Covent Garden.

Specialised visit ideas in London

  • Backstage tour of the Royal Opera House
  • Sit in on a rehearsal of one of the capital’s top orchestras
  • Attend a Bollywood dance lesson
  • Enjoy a workshop at the British Music Experience exhibition at the O2 bubble

Excursion Ideas in London

  • The Royal Residences, past and present – Buckingham Palace, Kensington Palace and the Tower of London
  • London from above – the London Eye, St. Paul’s Cathedral, Primrose Hill
  • Shop ‘til you drop – Oxford Street, Camden Market, Harrods department store
  • Artistic London – Tate Gallery, Tate Modern, National Gallery & Royal Academy of Arts

Concert venues in London

  • St Paul’s Cathedral – perform Mass in these historic surroundings
  • Bandstands in the Royal Parks of Hyde, Regents and Greenwich
  • Southbank Centre foyer
  • Ronnie Scott’s jazz club – lunchtime concert

Accommodation

Youth hostels, 2 and 3 star hotels both in and outside London with excellent facilities for groups.

London and UK

Paris and beyond

Combine a stay in Paris with a visit across the English Channel to London. Or turn east from Paris to the bilingual capital of Belgium, Brussels or the artistic city of Amsterdam, Netherlands. Elsewhere in France, visit the stunning Lake Geneva, where you will see towering snow-capped mountains all year round.

More on Paris

Paris offers many classic sights from the Eiffel Tower and the Champs Elysées as well as more modern ones, such as the Louvre’s glass pyramid and the Grande Arche at La Defense.

Specialised visit ideas in Paris

  • Backstage tour of the Paris Opera
  • Visit to the Cité de la Musique museum
  • Tour of the Buffet Crampon Musical Instruments museum
  • Visit the Debussy museum, birthplace of Claude Debussy

Excursion Ideas in Paris

  • The unmissables – Eiffel Tower, Arc de Triomphe, Notre Dame, Seine river cruise
  • Quaint Paris – Montmartre for the street artists, and the Latin Quarter, once frequented by Camus and Sartre
  • All out fun – Disneyland Paris
  • Alternative Paris – Montparnasse Tower rather than the Eiffel Tower

Concert venues in Paris

  • The parks and gardens of central Paris
  • Notre Dame cathedral for a recital or Mass performance
  • Disneyland Resort Paris with Disney Performing Arts

Accommodation

High quality youth centres both on the outskirts of Paris and in the city itself.

London and UK

Austria and beyond

Austria borders seven countries: we would particularly recommend you combine your stay in Austria with time in Italy, Czech Republic and Hungary to create a contrasting tour – or all of them if you have the time and budget!

More on Salzburg and Vienna

Salzburg best known as Mozart’s birthplace is also home to the Hohensalzburg fortress, the largest, most perfectly preserved fortress in Central Europe. Further East lies Vienna, home to Strauss, Mahler and Schubert , a beautiful city which positively oozes with musical history.

Specialised visit ideas in Salzburg and Vienna

  • ‘Conduct’ the Vienna Philharmonic  at the Haus der Musik
  • Attend a concert of Mozart’s music in traditional costume or try out the traditional Alphorn at a folk evening
  • Hear the exquisite Vienna Boys’ Choir at the Imperial Chapel
  • Take a tour by foot and coach to see the most famous landmarks from the film ‘The Sound of Music’

Excursion Ideas

  • Living in the past – take a tour around Mozart’s birthplace in Salzburg and his residence in Vienna
  • Getting back to nature – Werfen ice caves, lakes of Zell and Wolfgang & mountain walks
  • Going underground – take a trip into the Salt Mines of Berchtesgaden or Hallein
  • Something spectacular - see the beautiful dancing Lippizaner horses at Vienna’s Spanish Riding School

Concert venues

  • The beautiful Mirabel Gardens in Salzburg
  • Spa halls in the countryside
  • Lakeside pavilions
  • The cathedrals of both Salzburg and Vienna

Accommodation

Picturesque youth centres in pretty villages in Salzburgerland, up to one hour’s drive from the city. 2 and 3 star hotels in Vienna’s outskirts.

London and UK

Italy and beyond

Try Venice (Veneto) and Florence (Tuscany), or perhaps Lake Garda (Trentino) and Rome (Lazio). Or why not combine northern Italy with time in Austria with your base either in Salzburg or Vienna. We can organise tours right across the country, from Lake Garda in the north to Rome in the south.

More on Italy

Italy is a gem of a country, blessed with a gorgeous climate, dreamy landscapes, amazing cuisine and a long and rich musical history. Many groups’ first choice of a base in Italy is Venice, which sits on a myriad of canals on the Venetian lagoon – like nowhere else on earth.

Specialised visit ideas in Venice

  • Get creative - make Carnival masks in Venice or try your hand at glass blowing on the ‘glass’ island of Murano
  • Viva la opera! - take a tour around the opulent Gran Fenice opera house, or simply take a gondola ride and listen to your gondolier sing famous opera tunes
  • Celebrate Venice’s art, from Renaissance in the Academia to modern in the Peggy Guggenheim collection, and everything in between

Excursion Ideas

  • Romantic Italy -  nearby Verona is home to Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet, where you can visit the balcony,  and in the evening take in the Opera at the famous Arena
  • Three islands in one – Torcello, Murano and Burano can all be visited by boat and have their own unique personality and style
  • Take it easy – the seaside resort of Lido di Jesolo is just 45 minutes’ boat ride away and for a lively activity, why not visit Aqualandia water park
  • Taste the cuisine – enjoy a pizza making course at a traditional farm in the Veneto hills

Concert venues

  • St Mark’s Basilica, Venice, for a Mass performance
  • Churches, including Vivaldi’s church, in Venice
  • Lively town squares in seaside resorts
  • Festivals, including the prestigious Veneto Jazz Festival

Accommodation

3 star hotels in central Venice, or 2/3 star family run hotels elsewhere in Italy.

London and UK

Eastern Europe and beyond

Both destinations can be undertaken in one tour. Budapest, Hungary’s magnificent capital is an incredible city in which to stay in combination with a tour to both Prague and Krakow.

More on Krakow and Prague

After years of repression Eastern Europe has opened their wings and flourished. Our school performance tour groups are made unbelievably welcome. We focus on two jewels: Krakow in the south of Poland; and Prague, the Czech Republic’s capital. Both are compact cities ideal for sightseeing by foot, crammed full of history and culture.

Specialised visit ideas in Krakow and Prague

  • Enjoy a performance workshop with students from the conservatoire
  • Take a fascinating tour around the ‘new town’ of Nowa Huta, Krakow, finishing at the impressive cultural centre for a concert
  • Enjoy a folk evening with traditional music, dancing and delicious food
  • Take in a show at the puppet theatre in Prague or the new opera house in Krakow

Excursion Ideas

  • Descend 150m underground into the salt mine of Wieliczka
  • Take to the country – explore the mountains to the south of Krakow or the picturesque spa towns near Prague
  • Fright time – both cities offer fantastic ghost tours – all tailored depending on your group’s age range
  • Castles galore – walk up to the magnificent castle complexes in both cities or travel by coach to the one of many wonderful castles nearby for a taste of the medieval!

Concert venues

  • Mass performance at St Vitus cathedral in Prague and St Mary’s basilica in Krakow
  • Cultural centres and concert halls
  • Lively summer festivals
  • Prestigious centrally-located churches

Accommodation

3 star hotels a short distance from the centre of the city.

London and UK

Beyond Europe - Hong Kong and New York

Have you ever considered a music tour to New York? From Central Park, Times Square, Broadway, Greenwich village, The United Nations, Wall Street, Ground Zero and The Statue of Liberty, the city seems to offer an endless supply of incredible things to see and do.

More on Hong Kong

A kaleidoscope of colour and culture, Hong Kong has so much to offer our groups, from the jaw-dropping sight of state of the art skyscrapers to the ancient and traditional Chinese traditional crafts and cuisine.

Specialised visit ideas in Hong Kong

  • Catch the latest show from Broadway, or enjoy Chinese traditional theatre, or ‘Xiqu’ for a real taste of China
  • Visit a school to meet the students and try your hand at learning a few words of Chinese
  • Take part in a master class at one of the city’s many music  academies
  • Attend an Open Rehearsal of the Hong Kong Philharmonic Orchestra

Excursion Ideas

  • The biggest and the best – the world’s largest permanent sound and light show is best viewed from the boat in the harbour, at 8pm every night of the year
  • One stop shop – on a visit to Lantau Island you can take in the Giant Buddha, Po Monastery as well as Hong Kong Disneyland
  • Retail therapy – make time to visit the numerous high-end shopping centres as well as the buzzing traditional markets selling anything and everything
  • Time to unwind – enjoy a day of fun at Ocean Park, or a relaxing boat trip out to Repulse Bay

Concert venues

  • Cathedrals of St John and St Paul
  • Avenue of the Stars
  • Piazza of Hong Kong Cultural Centre
  • Bandstand in Victoria Park

Accommodation

3 and 4 star hotels, centrally located for the city’s attractions. We also recommend the fantastic YMCA for excellent value.

London and UK

Why not do a tour of the UK? Visit the famous cities of Oxford and Cambridge or Edinburgh in Scotland, famous for its summer festival. The UK can be combined with Paris (France), Brussels (Belgium) and Amsterdam (Netherlands) for a northern European trip. Or, start in London and work your way through Europe into Germany, Austria and Italy.

More on London

The UK’s capital city is awash with famous sights from Big Ben and the Houses of Parliament, to Buckingham Palace and The London Eye. Perform at the London Barbican or Southbank Centres. Listen to live music in Covent Garden.

Specialised visit ideas in London

  • Backstage tour of the Royal Opera House
  • Sit in on a rehearsal of one of the capital’s top orchestras
  • Attend a Bollywood dance lesson
  • Enjoy a workshop at the British Music Experience exhibition at the O2 bubble

Excursion Ideas in London

  • The Royal Residences, past and present – Buckingham Palace, Kensington Palace and the Tower of London
  • London from above – the London Eye, St. Paul’s Cathedral, Primrose Hill
  • Shop ‘til you drop – Oxford Street, Camden Market, Harrods department store
  • Artistic London – Tate Gallery, Tate Modern, National Gallery & Royal Academy of Arts

Concert venues in London

  • St Paul’s Cathedral – perform Mass in these historic surroundings
  • Bandstands in the Royal Parks of Hyde, Regents and Greenwich
  • Southbank Centre foyer
  • Ronnie Scott’s jazz club – lunchtime concert

Accommodation

Youth hostels, 2 and 3 star hotels both in and outside London with excellent facilities for groups.

London and UK

Combine a stay in Paris with a visit across the English Channel to London. Or turn east from Paris to the bilingual capital of Belgium, Brussels or the artistic city of Amsterdam, Netherlands. Elsewhere in France, visit the stunning Lake Geneva, where you will see towering snow-capped mountains all year round.

More on Paris

Paris offers many classic sights from the Eiffel Tower and the Champs Elysées as well as more modern ones, such as the Louvre’s glass pyramid and the Grande Arche at La Defense.

Specialised visit ideas in Paris

  • Backstage tour of the Paris Opera
  • Visit to the Cité de la Musique museum
  • Tour of the Buffet Crampon Musical Instruments museum
  • Visit the Debussy museum, birthplace of Claude Debussy

Excursion Ideas in Paris

  • The unmissables – Eiffel Tower, Arc de Triomphe, Notre Dame, Seine river cruise
  • Quaint Paris – Montmartre for the street artists, and the Latin Quarter, once frequented by Camus and Sartre
  • All out fun – Disneyland Paris
  • Alternative Paris – Montparnasse Tower rather than the Eiffel Tower

Concert venues in Paris

  • The parks and gardens of central Paris
  • Notre Dame cathedral for a recital or Mass performance
  • Disneyland Resort Paris with Disney Performing Arts (LOGO HERE)
  • Private schools for joint performances

Accommodation

High quality youth centres both on the outskirts of Paris and in the city itself.

London and UK

Austria borders seven countries: we would particularly recommend you combine your stay in Austria with time in Italy, Czech Republic and Hungary to create a contrasting tour – or all of them if you have the time and budget!

More on Salzburg and Vienna

Salzburg best known as Mozart’s birthplace is also home to the Hohensalzburg fortress, the largest, most perfectly preserved fortress in Central Europe. Further East lies Vienna, home to Strauss, Mahler and Schubert , a beautiful city which positively oozes with musical history.

Specialised visit ideas in Salzburg and Vienna

  • ‘Conduct’ the Vienna Philharmonic  at the Haus der Musik
  • Attend a concert of Mozart’s music in traditional costume or try out the traditional Alphorn at a folk evening
  • Hear the exquisite Vienna Boys’ Choir at the Imperial Chapel
  • Take a tour by foot and coach to see the most famous landmarks from the film ‘The Sound of Music’

Excursion Ideas

  • Living in the past – take a tour around Mozart’s birthplace in Salzburg and his residence in Vienna
  • Getting back to nature – Werfen ice caves, lakes of Zell and Wolfgang & mountain walks
  • Going underground – take a trip into the Salt Mines of Berchtesgaden or Hallein
  • Something spectacular - see the beautiful dancing Lippizaner horses at Vienna’s Spanish Riding School

Concert venues

  • The beautiful Mirabel Gardens in Salzburg
  • Spa halls in the countryside
  • Lakeside pavilions
  • The cathedrals of both Salzburg and Vienna

Accommodation

Picturesque youth centres in pretty villages in Salzburgerland, up to one hour’s drive from the city. 2 and 3 star hotels in Vienna’s outskirts.

London and UK

Try Venice (Veneto) and Florence (Tuscany), or perhaps Lake Garda (Trentino) and Rome (Lazio). Or why not combine northern Italy with time in Austria with your base either in Salzburg or Vienna. We can organise tours right across the country, from Lake Garda in the north to Rome in the south.

More on Italy

Italy is a gem of a country, blessed with a gorgeous climate, dreamy landscapes, amazing cuisine and a long and rich musical history. Many groups’ first choice of a base in Italy is Venice, which sits on a myriad of canals on the Venetian lagoon – like nowhere else on earth.

Specialised visit ideas in Venice

  • Get creative - make Carnival masks in Venice or try your hand at glass blowing on the ‘glass’ island of Murano
  • Viva la opera! - take a tour around the opulent Gran Fenice opera house, or simply take a gondola ride and listen to your gondolier sing famous opera tunes
  • Celebrate Venice’s art, from Renaissance in the Academia to modern in the Peggy Guggenheim collection, and everything in between
  • Enjoy meeting students from one of the local schools to learn about their school day and musical life

Excursion Ideas

  • Romantic Italy -  nearby Verona is home to Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet, where you can visit the balcony,  and in the evening take in the Opera at the famous Arena
  • Three islands in one – Torcello, Murano and Burano can all be visited by boat and have their own unique personality and style
  • Take it easy – the seaside resort of Lido di Jesolo is just 45 minutes’ boat ride away and for a lively activity, why not visit Aqualandia water park
  • Taste the cuisine – enjoy a pizza making course at a traditional farm in the Veneto hills

Concert venues

  • St Mark’s Basilica, Venice, for a Mass performance
  • Churches, including Vivaldi’s church, in Venice
  • Lively town squares in seaside resorts
  • Festivals, including the prestigious Veneto Jazz Festival

Accommodation

3 star hotels in central Venice, or 2/3 star family run hotels elsewhere in Italy.

London and UK

Both destinations can be undertaken in one tour. Budapest, Hungary’s magnificent capital is an incredible city in which to stay in combination with a tour to both Prague and Krakow.

More on Krakow and Prague

After years of repression Eastern Europe has opened their wings and flourished. Our school performance tour groups are made unbelievably welcome. We focus on two jewels: Krakow in the south of Poland; and Prague, the Czech Republic’s capital. Both are compact cities ideal for sightseeing by foot, crammed full of history and culture.

Specialised visit ideas in Krakow and Prague

  • Enjoy a performance workshop with students from the conservatoire
  • Take a fascinating tour around the ‘new town’ of Nowa Huta, Krakow, finishing at the impressive cultural centre for a concert
  • Enjoy a folk evening with traditional music, dancing and delicious food
  • Take in a show at the puppet theatre in Prague or the new opera house in Krakow

Excursion Ideas

  • Descend 150m underground into the salt mine of Wieliczka
  • Take to the country – explore the mountains to the south of Krakow or the picturesque spa towns near Prague
  • Fright time – both cities offer fantastic ghost tours – all tailored depending on your group’s age range
  • Castles galore – walk up to the magnificent castle complexes in both cities or travel by coach to the one of many wonderful castles nearby for a taste of the medieval!

Concert venues

  • Mass performance at St Vitus cathedral in Prague and St Mary’s basilica in Krakow
  • Cultural centres and concert halls
  • Lively summer festivals
  • Prestigious centrally-located churches

Accommodation

3 star hotels a short distance from the centre of the city.

London and UK

Have you ever considered a music tour to New York? From Central Park, Times Square, Broadway, Greenwich village, The United Nations, Wall Street, Ground Zero and The Statue of Liberty, the city seems to offer an endless supply of incredible things to see and do.

More on Hong Kong

A kaleidoscope of colour and culture, Hong Kong has so much to offer our groups, from the jaw-dropping sight of state of the art skyscrapers to the ancient and traditional Chinese traditional crafts and cuisine.

Specialised visit ideas in Hong Kong

  • Catch the latest show from Broadway, or enjoy Chinese traditional theatre, or ‘Xiqu’ for a real taste of China
  • Visit a school to meet the students and try your hand at learning a few words of Chinese
  • Take part in a master class at one of the city’s many music  academies
  • Attend an Open Rehearsal of the Hong Kong Philharmonic Orchestra

Excursion Ideas

  • The biggest and the best – the world’s largest permanent sound and light show is best viewed from the boat in the harbour, at 8pm every night of the year
  • One stop shop – on a visit to Lantau Island you can take in the Giant Buddha, Po Monastery as well as Hong Kong Disneyland
  • Retail therapy – make time to visit the numerous high-end shopping centres as well as the buzzing traditional markets selling anything and everything
  • Time to unwind – enjoy a day of fun at Ocean Park, or a relaxing boat trip out to Repulse Bay

Concert venues

  • Cathedrals of St John and St Paul
  • Avenue of the Stars
  • Piazza of Hong Kong Cultural Centre
  • Bandstand in Victoria Park

Accommodation

3 and 4 star hotels, centrally located for the city’s attractions. We also recommend the fantastic YMCA for excellent value.

London and UK
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