Music and Theatre Appreciation Trips

Whether you’re a seasoned performer or you’re setting out on your first performance tour, Encore Tours is your trusted travel companion. Explore this page for detailed information about trip registration, packing essentials, and other valuable travel tips. Our staff is dedicated to ensuring your performance tour is a transformative adventure, and we’re here to guide you every step of the way. Get ready to elevate your travel experience and discover why Encore means more.

Elevated Experiences

With Encore Experiences, we will take you behind the scenes to provide context to the music you love by offering exclusive access to musicians, venues, famous ensembles, instrument makers and so much more.

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Your Music Appreciation Tour Experience

Incredible Venues and Performances

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.

Workshops Led by Famed Directors

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.

World-Class Tour Managers

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.

Exclusive Behind-the-Scenes Access

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!

Music Appreciation and Education

Celebrating la musica de España

10 Days / 3 Madrid / 2 Seville / 3 Granada

Mozart, Haydn And Dvořák

10 Days / 2 Munich / 2 Salzburg / 2 Vienna / 2 Prague

Wagner in Bavaria

8 Days / 2 Nuremberg / 2 Bayreuth / 2 Munich

British Icons and Legends

9 Days / 2 Stratford-Upon-Avon / 2 Chester / 3 London

Mozart and the Sound of Music

9 Days / 2 Salzburg / 3 Prague / 2 Berlin

Salzburg Cathedral


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!

St. Peter’s Basilica


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!

St. Thomas Church


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.

Kylemore Abbey


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.

St. Stephen’s Cathedral


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 a host to hundreds of performances year-round, this venue is a great option for your performance tour.