Experience Italy


DATES: July 17-27, 2024

PRICE: $6,799 (No Airfare)

PRICE: $8,239 (From ATL)

Join us for 'Italian Crescendo,' an enchanting musical journey led by David Hamilton, David Rhyne, and Stephen Taylor. Immerse yourself in the heart of Italy's musical and cultural treasures during this exceptional adventure. This remarkable exploration of Italy's rich musical heritage will be complemented by immersive cultural and delicious culinary experiences. Prepare for an insider's view into Italy's captivating world of music, with access to exclusive 'behind-the-scenes' moments.

Our program is a symphony of Italian culture, luxury accommodations, regional gastronomy, and so much more. Highlights include an intimate visit to the Museo dei Violini with a private recital, three (3) opera and symphonic performances, multiple wine tastings, and so much more.

This adventure promises unforgettable moments, often reserved for a select few. 'Italian Crescendo' is not just a trip; it's a masterpiece waiting to be experienced. Join us, and we guarantee that the melodies of Italy will linger in your heart for years to come!"

What's Included:

Comfort and Convenience

  • Travel Concierge
  • Exquisite, Well-Located Hotels
  • Motorcoach transportation


  • 5 Spectacular Dinners
    1. Includes Welcome and Farewell Dinners
  • Private Cooking class in Florence
  • Wine tastings in Valpolicella and Tuscany
  • Guided tours of Verona, Florence, and the Vatican
  • Guided tour of Borghese Gallery
  • Admissions to Vivaldi Church
  • Admissions to Accademia Gallery
  • Visit to Basilica di Santa Maria Gloriosa Dei Frari


  • 3 Opera/Symphony Performances
  • La Scala Opera House Museum
  • Private 'Stradivarius' Recital
  • Gregorian chants at Monte Oliveto

Dear Friends,

I am thrilled to extend a warm invitation to you for a remarkable cultural tour of Italy! Having previously organized international performance tours with Encore Tours, last year marked our first foray into the world of Encore Experiences. The experience exceeded our highest expectations, and I am delighted to announce another extraordinary journey!

Entitled "Italian Crescendo," this tour promises to be a tapestry of breathtaking beauty, delectable cuisine, authentic local encounters, and, of course, unforgettable musical highlights. Italy holds a special place in my heart, and I am eager to share the history, culture, music, and architectural wonders of these captivating destinations with you. To ensure an intimate and enriching experience, we have limited the tour to just 25 participants, allowing us to unlock numerous opportunities typically unavailable to larger tourist groups.

I invite you to extend this invitation to your family and friends who share a passion for exceptional music, captivating history, exquisite Italian gastronomy, and the splendor of Europe's most magnificent landmarks. My team and I are looking forward to the pleasure of your company on this grand adventure!

With warmest wishes,
David Hamilton

Experience Italy

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