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Enjoy live musical performances in some of the world's most spectacular venues. Whether it's Royal Albert Hall in London, Smetana Hall in Prague, Musikverein in Vienna, or one of many other breathtaking venues, there's nothing quite like experiencing some of the world's preeminent ensembles performing in an unforgettable venue.
At Encore, have always been committed to supporting music education at home and abroad. By tapping into our vast global network, we can connect your group with one of many world renowned musical directors or composers for an engaging and informative workshop. These workshops can help build ensemble unity, enhance musicianship, and strengthen friendships.
Encore's Tour Managers are well-educated, energetic, and multilingual to ensure you have the best possible experience on your trip. They are responsible for educational road commentary as well as all operational needs and requirements. Their passion for travel and meticulous attention to detail will ensure that all of your excursions go exactly as planned.
Take a peek behind the red curtain and find out why Encore means more. Experience once-in-a-lifetime opportunities that are typically off-limits to the public. Sample highlights include access to closed rehearsals, invitations to private receptions, guided backstage tours at iconic locations, and so much more!
"This trip was a trip of a lifetime...on so many levels. The venues were world-class, the accommodations, meals and transportation were excellent and our tour director was just wonderful. We loved her. This trip was just beyond anything I had anticipated. A trip we will never forget!"
"Quite simply there is no greater touring joy than being with Encore. Encore is not just a better company they give you a better life. The tours with Encore cannot even compare with others in professionalism, friendliness, education, performance and life experience. If I could work for this company I would! They are a close family and it brings out the best for the touring families! There is no issue too complicated hard strange or even eye rollingly absurd that they won't try to get accomplished for their clients. I honestly cannot see myself touring with any other company again. I have found my tour home in Encore."
"Our Encore Tour Manager, Ian Graham, and Gerrie, the bus driver from Holland were the best! I will never forget this experience. My heart is overjoyed! Thanks for the experience of a lifetime. I look forward to my next trip with Encore Tours."
Immerse yourself in Spanish music as you experience traditional music, classical music, and everything in between! Visit historic venues, take in a wide array of stunning of architectural styles, and experience the natural beauty of this incredible country.Full Itinerary
From Milan to Verona, you'll visit the famous La Scala, the Donizetti Museum, witness a string-making artisans workshop, participate in an opera workshop and see an opera at the Arena di Verona (pending schedule)!Full Itinerary
This classic itinerary featuring Salzburg, Vienna and Prague is perfect for any music history fanatic. Walk the footsteps of Mozart, Haydn And Dvořák in three of Europe's most picturesque cities. Explore Mozart's House, tour the Esterházy Palace and more!Full Itinerary
Walk the footsteps of Wagner on this Bavarian tour to Nuremberg and Bayreuth. Visit the Festspielhaus, designed by Wagner himself, his home Wahnfried House and the graves of him and his wife, Cosima. You'll even visit the Franz-List Museum as well!Full Itinerary
From classical composers like Henry Purcell to prolific playwrights like William Shakespeare to celebrated rockers like the Beatles, discover the British legends of art and music as part of this fabulous 9-day music appreciation trip.Full Itinerary
Experience once-in-a-lifetime musical highlights with this 9-day music appreciation tour through Austria, the Czech Republic and Germany. See Mozart's birthplace, visit the town of Mondsee (featured in the wedding scene in The Sound of Music), and enjoy two spectacular live performances.Full Itinerary
Attend NYC's hottest Broadway shows, attend Q&A's and participate in a Broadway in the Classroom Clinic with a Broadway cast member!Full Itinerary
England invites you to visit Shakespeare and Anne Hathaway's home at Stratford-upon-Avon, participate in a workshop at the Globe and see shows in London's West End.Full Itinerary
Between 1181 and 1600, a Romanesque cathedral was standing in the place of the present one; its foundations can be seen in the crypt of the church. Salzburg is not called the 'Rome of the north' in vain. The Cathedral was hit by American bombs during World War II. It took ten years of hard work to restore the considerable damage. The last part of the restoration was the reconstruction of the 4 organs. This historical venue is a must-perform!
Charged as being "the greatest of all churches of Christendom," St. Peter's Basilica, in Vatican City, is nearly 400 years old and possesses a wealth of history, culture, and art. Adorned with works of famous Italian Renaissance artists such as Michelangelo, St. Peter's is a popular site not only for Christians, but for historians and tourists alike. Not only have Encore groups had the opportunity to explore such a remarkable sight, but some have also performed for the Pope himself!
Located in the heart of Paris, Notre Dame is one of the most magnificent churches in the world. It has starred in numerous books and films across the ages—most notably Victor Hugo's tale of the Hunchback, Quasimodo, who lived in the bell towers. Speaking of bells, Notre Dame has five, the largest being the great bourdon bell, Emmanuel, which weighs just over 13 tons. No doubt one of the most sought after venues in the world, we are proud to have Notre Dame on our venues list!
St. Thomas has been a place of worship for historical figures such as Martin Luther, Mozart, Mendelssohn, and of course, Bach. In fact, Bach was choirmaster at this church for 27 years. Today, this church acts as his final resting place. Although the works he created during his time in Leipzig commanded little attention in his lifetime, they are an important part of his journey to greatness. Dive into the world of Bach and have the chance to perform in a place he once considered home.
Famed for being Ireland's most romantic Castle, Kylemore Abbey is the perfect setting for choirs. The adjoining Gothic Church, constructed in 1874, is home of many musical performances, poetry readings and cross-community celebrations throughout the year. The church was built in the style of a miniature cathedral as a memorial to the owners beloved late wife, Mary.
In the heart of Vienna stands St. Stephen's Cathedral with its towers dominating the Austrian skyline. St. Stephen's was constructed in 1137 above the ruins of two earlier churches. Unmistakable with its colored tile roof, it has become one of Vienna's most recognized landmarks. As host to hundreds of performances year-round, this venue is a great option for your performance tour.