Performing before a packed concert hall in historic international venues might seem like a dream, but at Encore Tours, we can make it a reality. Not only will we take you to inspiring destinations across the globe, we will also provide all of the behind-the-scenes support you need. Our vast international network allows us to guarantee audiences at all performances, provide 24-hour access assistance while you're traveling, and create fully customized itineraries based on each ensemble's unique needs. In short, we take care of the details so you can enjoy the trip of a lifetime!

Encore Tours is the performance division of ACIS Educational Tours, the quality leader in educational travel since 1978.

Director Benefits

Traveling on an International Concert Tour with Encore has countless benefits for group leaders, including:

  • Directors and Assistants Travel FREE
  • All international groups with at least 30 travelers receive Encore's Fabulous Fundraiser
  • Single accommodations are provided free of charge for Encore Directors
  • Enjoy peace of mind with coverage under Encore's Ultimate Plus Protection Plan
  • For directors who wish to stay on after their tour to explore, vacation, or simply relax, we'll book a later flight from any major gateway and waive your return fee.
  • Cash Rewards & Stipends
  • Referral Bonuses of up to $2,000
  • Graduate-Level professional development credits for Music Teachers
  • Guaranteed Land Rates
  • Access to Prelude -- Encore’s Free Professional Networking Weekend for Ensemble Directors

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Featured Festivals

We are proud to partner with renowned festivals and events around the world. Here are some of our premier featured events that your ensemble could attend as part of a fully customized performance tour.

Festival des Trois Chateaux

Festival des Trois Chateaux


Loire Valley, France

Set in the scenic Loire Valley, the Festival des Trois Chateaux is built upon the pillars of collaboration and creativity. Open to both choral ensembles and individual performers, this French festival offers incredible performance opportunities at Chateau de Blois, Chateau de Chambord, and Chateau de Cheverny. Enjoy a masterclass with a renowned conductor, and perform with Le Chœur de Paris and the Chorale du Conservatoire de Blois!

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Encore Musica Orbis Festival

Musica Orbis Choral Festival


Prague, Czech Republic

Based in Prague, the city of music and one of the most beautiful destinations in the world, Musica Orbis Choir Festival offers a wonderful musical experience to choirs of all ages. Choose from 16 competition categories or simply take part in the non-competitive festival program featuring unique performance opportunities in historic venues and churches located in the heart of the city.

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Sing Mit Festival

Sing Mit Festival

June - August

Vienna or Salzburg, Austria

The Imperial City of Music beckons you with its musically-rich history, stunning baroque architecture and bustling cosmopolitan squares. Visit the home of some of the world's greatest musical talents including Mozart, Beethoven and Haydn during the Sing Mit Festivals, 3-day festival choir events at St. Stephen's Cathedral in the heart of Vienna. Additional date and location offered in Salzburg, Austria!

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St. Patrick's Day Festival

St. Patrick's Day Festival in Dublin


Dublin, Ireland

It's never too early to plan a marching band trip to Ireland, as this festival fills up quickly! Travel with your marching band to the St. Patrick's Day Parade for an experience of a lifetime. Perform in the prestigious Limerick International Band Festival and explore the heart of Dublin and Belfast. Other marching and static performance opportunities are also available.

Learn More About the St. Patrick's Day Parade.

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Think of our itineraries as a launching pad for your imagination. We're obsessively flexible, giving you limitless choices for creating the perfect performance tour. Nothing is off the shelf and nothing is etched in stone except for our promise to deliver a once-in-a-lifetime musical adventure.

Whether you'd like to customize your experience a little or a lot, we'd love to help. We have access to venues across the globe, so take a look at some of our sample itineraries as you search for inspiration.

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Our strong relationships with arts, civic, and religious organizations around the world means that we can book the perfect venue for your ensemble's unique needs. From prestigious concert halls to stunning cathedrals to festivals and outdoor venues, Encore provides access to countless dynamic venues that your ensemble is guaranteed to love.

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