July 19, 2018     Encore Tours

[QUIZ] Which Country Should You Travel to With Your Ensemble?


You’ve decided that you want to travel abroad with your ensemble, but how do you decide where to go? Don’t worry—we’re here to help!

Take our quiz to find out which is the ideal destination for your next band, choir, or orchestra tour!

Find out which international performance destination fits you and your musical ensemble best!

Costa Rica

No shoes, no shirt, no problem, except maybe during performances. The democratic and prosperous nation of Costa Rica is your prime destination if you live for warm weather and the feeling of sand between your toes. You’ll love meeting the many creatures of its lush rainforests, trekking through its endless greenery, and witnessing ancient volcanoes firsthand. The amphitheater of the capital’s famous ecological park, INBIOParque, offers one of the most unique venues for your ensemble to perform in. Best of all, this country is one of the most affordable international performance tour destinations!


Your desire for adventure and discovery will lead you to Iceland—an underrated gem of a country with many pleasant surprises in store! Iceland boasts geological activity that is truly one-of-a-kind, and its countless hot springs are sure to satisfy your desire for luxury. The unique culture of Icelanders—known for their strong family ties, their bond with nature, their fascination with music and the art of storytelling—means your ensemble is sure to find an enthusiastic audience here for a performance of a lifetime.


Filled with impressive centuries-old castles, Ireland has a vast medieval heritage which makes it a top destination when you really want a blast from the past. Experience a traditional music session in a local pub, explore a Norman castle, visit the Titanic museum, or just soak in the breathtaking landscapes of this ancient, rugged land. The Emerald Isle also boasts a multitude of ensembles to perform joint concerts with. Create lasting relationships with local musicians and ties to the beautiful country of Ireland on your next performance tour!


You are a sunny, happy person who belongs in a sunny, happy place! Italy is just the destination for you. With its diverse natural beauty, wealth of artistic treasures, passionate people, and delicious food, it’s hard not to fall in love with this country. Whether you want to explore museums or enjoy some fresh pizza, Italy is sure to brighten your day. Its countless piazzas, cathedrals, and basilicas mean your ensemble is sure to find the venue of their dreams here. Your audience will be exclaiming ‘Mamma Mia!’ in no time!

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