Hannah was fantastic from the very start and was in regular contact throughout the whole organisation of the tour. Alberto was also great and he was patient as I had a number of questions throughout the planning of the tour. The tour had the wow factor and as it was my first time leading a group abroad I was so pleased we went with Club Europe as they are professional and put my at ease from day 1.
[On a concert in a villa] Yes. It was a beautiful venue for our first concert and the buildings and gardens were amazing.
Fantastic location with stunning views.
Elena’s contribution was outstanding and I would highly recommended her. She was very friendly and communicated with the students very well.
Head of Music
“Venice is a fabulous city steeped in musical history and a music tour to this destination is definitely a good choice. Great weather and very good venues with large audiences made this a successful tour.”
“[On a concert at a villa] The audience was very appreciative and clearly really enjoyed it. Nice that the audience was so close to the performers, the students then really felt their enthusiasm and also saw them taking photos and filming it which made them feel special. It was also special to be introduced to the mayor of Dolo who did an opening speech before the performance commenced.”
“Lido is a good resort for students to stay in as it seems very safe and students can easily go off themselves in small groups during the daytime and evening. Venice is a great city to visit. The location is excellent. The family-run hotel had a welcoming feel and they kept the bar/pizzeria open at our request when we returned late after concerts. “
“The coach was excellent. It was the newest of the coaches in their fleet (the 2013 plate). It had 55 seats, loads of luggage space and lots of leg room. Excellent entertainment system, easy to view the numerous screens for the DVD player. “
“Our Tour to Venice was just brilliant. Fantastic hotel, fabulous food, amazing excursions and, of course, memorable musical experiences.”
“[On a villa concert] Brilliant accoustic. Fabulous venue.”
“Excellent hotel and fabulous food. Great location.”
“Ducchio’s contribution to the success of the tour was fantastic. He always went the extra mile to ensure that everything ran smoothly.”
“I felt I received a very personal experience throughout. Alberto was very attentive, and his attention to detail (concert venues in particular) was excellent. The two of us worked together to produce a fantastic programme for the students. It was an unforgettable experience made that much more enjoyable due to the professional, friendly staff that work so closely with you to ensure your tour is personalised to your needs and requirements.”
“[On a courtyard concert] We were made to feel very welcome throughout the course of the evening. The venue were organised to receive us. We had our own dressing room that had been allocated to us and food and refreshments were provided. The facilities were fantastic, they provided a PA system accompanied by technicians to take care of sound. The performance platform was well lit and the acoustic was fantastic for choirs and vocal groups. [On a villa concert] The concert at the Villa was a huge success. It was a beautiful, ornate room that provided a fantastic setting for our second concert. The room we performed in was long and narrow and having an audience size of between 50-100 suited it perfectly. “
“Alessandra was attentive, organised, friendly and extremely helpful in all situations.”
“Perfect! An amazing experience for everyone. The timings were absolutely perfect and the excursions to Burano, Murano and to the opera in Verona were magical.”
Director of Music
“We got back late last night after the most magnificent choir tour. There were so many memorable experiences that I don’t know quite where to begin, but singing in St Mark’s on Sunday was one of the most exciting, inspiring and fulfilling musical experiences of my life - and the choir truly rose to the occasion. Club Europe’s arrangements were absolutely superb and Bernie worked her fingers to the bone for the entire time we were there. I finally met Massimo and he was at our concerts in Padua and Verona. We have some wonderful photographs of the choir in all the venues.”
Anthony Chew, Head of Music, Darwen Aldridge Community Academy, Lancashire.
Jane Werry, Head of Music, Hayes School, Kent.
James Williams, Llandovery College, Carmarthenshire.