Head of Music
Alahree was excellent. Very understanding and informative as well as happy to help and go the extra mile. Sabine similarly worked really hard to tailor the programme and itinerary to our needs. Overall: relaxing, enjoyable and fun.
Perfect. Food was excellent and the staff were incredibly helpful. The facilities on site were very good and the evening entertainment was thoroughly enjoyed by all. The location was great. We felt things were busy enough to keep pupils occupied at night but quiet enough for us to let them off on their own. This was the perfect balance.
Gemma was excellent. Her knowledge of the areas and her organising of the venues was great. She didn’t try and control the trip but was there as a safety net and for advice. This is the perfect tour manager.
Top notch. They were incredibly professional and friendly. The drivers built meaningful relationships with staff and pupils. They had a real professionalism behind the things they did. We would want to travel with them every time.
Head of Performing Arts
“Right from the start (Club Europe) staff were professional giving clear deadline dates. Overall, a fabulous week which the students from will never forget.”
“Fabulous. It was safe for the students and I had no concerns. The hotel was also very accommodating to our timings.”
“An incredible week of cultural and musical experience which will stay with staff and pupils for a long time to come. It was just fantastic at every point, from arranging it to actually doing it. I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend [Club Europe] to other schools and have no intention of using other providers.”
“[On a concert in a square] I would go as far to say that this was one of the best concerts we’ve ever done. The audience were so supportive and the conga line that emerged during one of our songs is a memory that will last for a long time! “
“The hotel was ideal – clean, friendly, spacious and with an excellent restaurant – perfect for a school trip. Its proximity to both the beach and the town made it perfect for allowing students some independent time to explore.”
“Brilliant. I felt Bev and Paul went above and beyond what was expected of them and they really felt like part of our group by the end of the week.”
“Alberto was a very friendly and professional member of your team. He did a great job with the itinerary. Most importantly, he did a fantastic job setting up our four concerts, which were all well-advertised, well-attended and in appropriate venues where we flourished. Overall: an exciting, worthwhile and well-organised trip that our students will remember forever.”
“[On a concert in a square] This was a lovely town square with lots of people in situ having a drink and eating, so this provided the perfect relaxed audience for our pop repertoire. [On a concert in a hotel] It was great to be the official entertainment for the evening. The hotel residents stayed right through until the end and were very supportive and an excellent audience.”
“It was fabulous – the students loved the pool and beach to use in their downtime and the proximity of the pedestrianised centre of Malgrat was perfect. Sandra, our tour guide, was excellent and it made a big difference having her staying with us and leading the tour. “
“Absolutely amazing time had by all, great location, activities and concerts. Thanks to all for organising the trip. As a member of staff I felt as though I was on holiday rather than on a school trip.”
“Great accommodation - very suitable for our group. Really good, safe location.”
“Great, they were keen to do their job properly and were very friendly.”
“A fantastic week as always. Thank you for another fantastic experience.”
“Jordi was a very friendly man who clearly knew a great deal about Barcelona and the surrounding area. He was very welcoming and fitted in with my staff easily. I’m very grateful for all that he did. There were definitely times when I wouldn’t have coped without him and his Spanish!”
“Very friendly (but not overly so) at all times. Came and watched our concerts and were very enthusiastic towards the students.”
“A perfect location for our group, everyone at the hotel was helpful and welcoming, the concert venues were great and the students loved the excursions. The portal was also brilliant - so helpful to have everything organised and accessible in one place.”
“[on an open air concert] The setting was idyllic. It was our most memorable concert of the tour.”
“It was perfect and exceeded expectations. The accommodation was ideal for school groups. The girls loved their time there.”
“Friendly and professional.”
“Club Europe helped us put together a wonderful tour to a fantastic city combining art and music. Their agents in the UK and in Barcelona helped us to gain full value from the tremendous experience. The most important things on the tour were right and we thank Club Europe for this. The concert venues were appropriate and inspirational. The accommodation was appropriate for the most part. The choices of where to eat our main meals were excellent. The Tour Manager worked with us. The transfers were punctual and comfortable and the excursions lived up to (and surpassed) expectations.”
“[On a concert in a monastery] This was a fantastic setting. The choir sang acapella. The sound was beautiful.”
“Ali was lovely. Very supportive and helpful. It is very important to have a tour manager who can tune in to your needs and smooth the path that you wish to take.”
“The coach driver, Jose, was excellent too.”
Head of Music
“Excellent. Alahree is always helpful, understanding and utterly sensible. Really appreciated her advice as to where we should go in the first instance. She really understands our group. Thanks for a fabulous tour. We had an absolutely brilliant time. Our annual tour is the glue that holds our fabulous music department together.”
“[On a concert in a school] We were made very welcome and had captive audience. [On a concert in a bandstand] This concert was brilliant, helped by lovely weather and a very appreciative audience.”
“Brilliant! Just right. Great location right next to an empty sandy beach. Super helpful staff and great food.”
“I cannot fault their organisation and helpfulness, and skill in knowing when to intervene and when to leave us alone.”
“Excellent drivers and the best coach we’ve ever had.”
“I was most impressed with the promptness of response and flexibility when requesting changes, right up to the last minute. Great to be doing tours with this company again.”
“Fantastic for school groups. Very friendly and accommodating. Surpassed expectations. Have done several tours before with Club Europe and other companies and this was the best by far. Great for students to have some free time in a reasonably safe and secure environment.”
“Excellent throughout. The best I’ve worked with so far.”
Director of Music
“One of our students who has travelled frequently with us said it was the best trip she ever had.”
“[On an outdoor concert] It was a great success. There were very many favourable comments on our performance. A local dignitary also spoke to me and invited us to take part in the International Competition in October.”
“The hotel was in an ideal location being close to the beach with life guards and it had a swimming pool with a life guard present at all times. Perfect location to suit all aspects of our trip. We used the pool, lounge, bar, dining room, pool table and basement room for storing instruments.”
“My most treasured memory of our tour would have to be the extraordinary moment when the large audience in San Gaieta Church rose to their feet, as one, to sing ‘Rosa d’Abril’ with the choir. We had no idea that this Catalan hymn would elicit such an enthusiastic and emotional response. It was an extremely moving moment: international, intimate, yet also intensely local - we really felt part of the community. I will treasure the looks on the faces of the choir, as they acknowledged a rousing standing ovation, for a very long time.”
“Excellent: mid-way between Barcelona and Girona, in a safe and fairly low-key resort. Just what I wanted -next to the beach, close to shops, 10 minutes from the main coastal motorway, but on a quiet road - just about perfect. The staff were lovely. They took a genuine interest in the choir and where we were singing.”
Head of Music
“We had an excellent tour. Everything ran very smoothly and on time. Our rep was extremely helpful and flexible, including hiring a car to drive around the electric keyboard. We will definitely book with Club Europe again.”
Anthony Chew, Head of Music, Darwen Aldridge Community Academy, Lancashire.
Jane Werry, Head of Music, Hayes School, Kent.
James Williams, Llandovery College, Carmarthenshire.