Everyone knows London is one of the world's great cities but the United Kingdom offers so much more. The highlands of Scotland, colorful seaside villages of Wales and the rugged beauty of England's Lake District are all well worth a visit. Factor in such familiar cultural icons as the Royal Family, the Beatles and Harry Potter plus the fact that English is spoken here - well, sort of - and it's easy to see why this is such a popular destination for Americans.
Whether you want to spend a week in London or explore more of Great Britian our itineraries are designed to take you where you want to go.
Spend 6 glorious nights in London exploring everything this great world city has to offer. You'll see Buckingham Palace, St Paul's Cathedral, the Houses of Parliament, Big Ben and the Changing of the Guard and have three great performance opportunities. Excursions to Oxford and Statford-upon-Avon, Windsor Castle, Stonehenge and Bath complete this amazing English adventure.Full Itinerary
This itinerary takes you from Edinburgh to London. Your time in Scotland's capital takes you to Edinburgh Castle. Then, head south to England traveling along Hadrian's Wall on your way to York. Wander the ancient streets of this walled city before continuing to Shakespeare's home of Stratford-Upon-Avon. Spend your final three nights experiencing all of London.Full Itinerary
Journey United Kingdom from north to south on this epic 12-day adventure. See UK's greatest sites and perform in it's most renowned venues!Full Itinerary
London is obviously the highlight but don't forget cities such as Bath, York, Edinburgh and Cardiff which are full of heritage, music and highlights of their own.
The most visited city in the world, capital of England and a global leader in the arts, commerce, finance, and tourism. The list of things to see and do here is practically endless - Tower of London, St Paul's Cathedral, Westminster Abbey, Big Ben, Buckingham Palace, world-famous museums, West End theaters, the London Eye and more!
Also known as Lakeland, a popular holiday destination filled with picturesque landscapes and incredible views. By far UK's most popular national park, its craggy hilltops, mountains and shimmering lakes have long captured the imagination of visitors.
Rich in heritage and a backdrop for major historical events, this walled city is home to the magnificent York Minster, one of the most beautiful Gothic Cathedrals in the world. History is everywhere in this city that was a linchpin of both the Norman conquest and the English Civil War.
Originally established by the Romans as a spa resort with the Latin name, Aquae Sulis (the waters of Sulis), today home to the well-known Royal Crescent and historic Roman Baths.
Often considered one of the most picturesque cities in Europe and nicknamed Athens of the North, more than one million visitors per year make it their destination. From the steep steps and narrow lanes of the medieval Old Town to the wide boulevards of the Georgian New Town, this is a city perfect for exploring on foot. Stroll along the Royal Mile to see some of Edinburgh's oldest buildings and make sure to tour its famous Castle, perched atop the remains of an extinct volcano.
The largest city in Scotland, located along the River Clyde, and once a center of the Scottish Enlightenment. Glasgow has undergone a major transformation in recent decades which spruced up its neighborhoods and Victorian architecture and now has one of the best arts, music and culture scenes in the United Kingdom.
From the world-famous Royal Albert Hall in London to wonderful cathedrals, university halls and outdoor bandstands, the United Kingdom has a wealth of wonderful performance venues for your group.
Bath Abbey, an Anglican parish church and former monastery, was founded in the 7th century and is dedicated to St. Peter and St. Paul. The church is a UK Listed Building (historic landmark) and contains various war memorials and monuments in the form of plaques and stained glass. The abbey is often used for secular civic ceremonies, religious services, lectures, and concerts, and while it is home to its own choral groups, it has also been a popular venue for visiting choirs, as well.
The Parade Garden's Bandstand sits at the beautiful Victorian Garden's center. The gardens sit alongside the River Avon and contain some of the best floral bedding displays in Great Britain. Though the garden is a very popular picnicking spot, it also houses an outdoor café. In the summer months, concerts and children's entertainment programs are held in the bandstand. A beautiful spot to simultaneously bask in sunlight and perform for local and foreign onlookers!
Built around the 12th century, this Gothic style medieval church is believed to be sitting where Saint Mungo built his church. It is one of the very few that actually survived the reformation without much damage. The cathedral was once the seat of a bishop but it is now home to the Church of Scotland. The church has played part in the battles that took place in Glasgow in 1544 and 1560, and has also been home to the University of Glasgow where the university classes originated.
Considered to be one of the leading examples of early English architecture, Salisbury Cathedral is topped with the tallest church spire in the UK. Visitors can take the Tower Tour and view the hollow interior of the spire. The Cathedral also contains the world's oldest working clock (1385 A.D.) and also one of the four surviving copies of the Magna Carta. With so many treasures housed inside this gem of a church, it's no wonder Salisbury Cathedral is a prestigious venue where our groups love to perform.
Located in the Royal College of Music, this concert hall can accommodate large orchestras/choirs and features new lighting and sound equipment, perfect for capturing professional shots and recordings of your ensemble! Joint concerts are also possible with the college students for a nice international exchange.
On the River Thames lies the Gothic Southwark Cathedral, the mother church of the Anglican Diocese of Southwark. The venue is suitable for both choirs and orchestras wishing to perform a concert or within a church service. To perform in this venue, your ensemble must be approved in advance!
This large concert hall in Westminster holds over 5,000 seats and is used for professional ensembles. Every year the hall plays host to hundreds of concerts from jazz, to classical and contemporary. Be sure to stop in for a visit on your tour to London and maybe perform or attend a concert here!
Sometimes regarded at the mother church of Presbyterianism, this 900 year-old Cathedral (or the High Kirk) is a prominent feature of the Edinburgh skyline. Dedicated to St. Giles', the patron saint of Edinburgh, the cathedral is one of Scotland's most important and prominent historic buildings. Five services are held every Sunday as well as daily and special services.