Head of Music
As ever, a thoroughly enjoyable trip, well organised and professional, and excellent value for money. Thank you for giving the kids such good memories!
Beautiful location with lovely views and a traditional Black Forest spot.
Georg was the most involved and professional tour manager I have worked with or been on a trip with (either as staff or student and this is my 10th tour with CE!). He went beyond what I typically expect or see – everything was ready, he dealt with all venues (concerts, accommodation, excursions), used his local knowledge in all areas to help establish meeting places and staff contact points, was happy to provide local knowledge when recommending food when out, and dealt with the fire activity. Incredibly thorough, prepared, organised, and helpful.
Exemplary. They were informative with regards to all aspects of the travel. They were good with the students, up for a laugh, and joined in. They were professional throughout and got on well with all members of the party. Would definitely be happy using the company again, especially the two drivers.
A thoroughly enjoyable tour made really superb by our excellent tour manager and drivers.
Very suitable accommodation, appropriate for students and good food.
Georg went above and beyond to ensure the success of our tour. His knowledge of the venues and activities was excellent and we were in extremely good hands throughout.
Excellent, very comfortable and safe at all times despite some tricky roads to negotiate and poor weather conditions. Dave and Steve were very friendly, had a great rapport with staff and students and were flexible and accommodating. I couldn’t speak too highly of the coach company and drivers - they were really superb.
Head of Music
Alahree was excellent. Efficient, quick responses, helpful, forthcoming, supportive. Overall our tour was excellent, exciting, ambitious and galvanising.
[On a concert in a shopping centre] Amazing! Amphitheatre-style steps hosted the choir with a spiral staircase at the side for the semi-chorus which was awesome. Boys could hear and really performed as a result with astounding consequences. Students were totally buzzing after this concert!
It measured up to my expectations and was suitable for school groups. The hotel was good, clean and with friendly staff. We will certainly book again knowing the upgrade is imminent.
Supportive and effective.
Andy and Brian who were with us for the whole week were fantastic.
Head of Music
Jonathan was helpful at all times – he was very patient with us even when our own organisation was lacking. Brilliant service from Club Europe. Again, Sabine was always helpful. The excursions and activities that were organised were spot on, as were the venues. Again, brilliant service. This trip has been a joy for all involved, and the process has noticeably improved the quality of the music that the choir, ensembles and soloists are producing.
The resort worked fine for us. It provided the activities and experiences that we wanted.
Verena was superb – the kids loved and respected her. Wonderful and seamless liaison with locals at venues. Introduced items when I asked translating for me. Took photos. Managed kids, Helped with set up and dismantling. One of the team. She operated exactly as I would have wanted her to and played a huge part in making the tour a success.
Bev and Alistair were wonderful and supportive throughout. They were great with the kids and very much part of the team. Brilliant!
Head of Performing Arts
Hannah and Sabine were very efficient, emails always responded to promptly and requests always dealt with positively. I was most impressed with the availability of all the staff at Club Europe and speed of response. A fantastic experience for our musicians
[On an outdoor concert] Excellent space and acoustics – the bowl shape made the choir particularly strong. All went very well, the organiser who met us there was very helpful.
Good – it was well located in relation to all of our venues and it felt secure and safe.
Georg was excellent – professional throughout. He was knowledgeable on the venues and provided positive feedback.
Head of Music
“Great relationship with Alahree and Sabine. In one word: Magic. We love the road trip…”
“Wonderful location with great food and sport facilities. We used all of them all the time…volleyball, football, basketball pitches, ping-pong tables, performing/storage room, dining room and terrace. Staff were fantastic. Food was absolutely fantastic! Fresh, homely, plentiful and varied.”
“What can I say, the man is one in the million. You are so lucky to have him on your books. Georg is efficient, confident, hard working, sociable, great with people(amazing social skills), problem solver of higher class, great under pressure and a delight to talk to and be with… and his voice… he made us all cry when he sang Mendelssohn’s ‘Elijah’. Georg was the best tour manager I’ve ever met and one of the loveliest people too.”
“It was a pleasure to deal with both Alahree and Sabine and the information received from Tim just before we departed with all contacts on was very reassuring. Overall, a very good company to go with and a super tour manager. Thanks for arranging this terrific tour which was enjoyed by all of us.”
“The Black Forrest was a beautiful area which we all liked. The hotel was lovely and everyone was impressed. The bedrooms were a good size and the decor of the hotel in general very nice. The food was also good. Lahr proved to be a good place to stay made even better the first evening when there was a festival which all of us who went thoroughly enjoyed”
“Raffaella was a joy to have with us. She mixed in with us and helped us in many instances. Everyone liked her. She was an excellent Tour Manager. She took responsibility for everything and was proactive in all she did.”
“Overall a busy and successful tour with three excellent concert venues in a beautiful part of Germany.”
“Victoria was a real asset to the tour. She really made sure everything ran smoothly for us, communicated well with the drivers and staff and was always professional in her duties.”
Head of Music
“I was most impressed with the general organisation and quantity of information that we received. I felt totally supported throughout the whole process. I think Club Europe is an excellent organisation. I felt very confident that everything would go like clockwork, and it did. This was a fantastic, fun tour that we could relax and enjoy, safe in the knowledge that it had been superbly organised by Club Europe.”
“[On a concert in a hall] The acoustic was really superb for an outside venue, it was fantastic. The concert was a great success, a German lady came up at the end and asked if we could come again next year.”
“The Black Forest was truly delightful, everyone was really pleased and there were some good areas for our concerts, plus other places of interest for us to visit. The accommodation was really excellent. I cannot praise it enough. Very clean, quiet, well organised, good food. I would recommend it to anyone. We could not believe this was a youth hostel. A really impressive building.”
“Fran was superb, she involved herself fully in the tour and got on really well with everyone. Happy and friendly and really helpful.”
“Chris was clearly very good at his job. He was really friendly and involved in our tour. He came to the concerts and the last night party and helped carry our heavy keyboard. A real gentleman.”
Head of Performing Arts
“Extremely memorable. Dane was excellent, brilliant, very helpful and confidence building.”
“[On a pavillion concert] Beautiful location, overlooking lake Titisee. Accoustic was lovely.”
“The students really enjoyed the swimming, bowling and the castle. We had a GREAT time at the Aqua-lud.”
“Excellent, lovely to have indoor and outdoor spaces available for groups to hang out and chill. Very convenient for the lido next door!”
“I was impressed by the efficiency of the pre tour prep, the venues were brilliant and clearly someone had a very clear idea about what would work for our group. The costs were clear and I was able to totally plan for our trips and get organised before we went.”
“[On an outdoor concert] A Lovely venue. The concert was a great success and the history of the building, and the spa town, was very interesting. The performance space was great and worked well for us. [On an indoor concert] I think possibly the best venue we have ever played in! Just fabulous. This was our biggest audience and they clapped along and were very appreciative. A great space for a bigger group. I loved this venue as it gave the school the chance to shine and be well received.”
“Simon had the experience to understand what we needed and together we were able to look at the itinerary and make the changes necessary. I could talk to him about any concerns and he spent time with us as a group seeing how we operate and the logistical problems we face as a large group.”
Head of Music
“The concert tour, as always, was professionally organised by Club Europe leading to yet another very successful tour. Students were planning the next one on the coach home!”
Anthony Chew, Head of Music, Darwen Aldridge Community Academy, Lancashire.
Jane Werry, Head of Music, Hayes School, Kent.
James Williams, Llandovery College, Carmarthenshire.